While down in Naples, Florida, my husband Jim Springer and I went to an Antique car show on March 3rd.
There, I saw a pretty ’63 Midget owned by the Smiths (didn’t get to talk to them) and an immaculate ’77 B owned by John DeMado.
I spoke with him and he says he trucks it down every year from Connecticut and drives it all around Marco Island where he lives half the year. He had it painted the real British Racing Green. I introduced myself and asked to take a picture, which is shown here.
The 27th Annual San Diego British Car Day took place at the Bonsall Farms on October 1, 2006. The featured marque was the DeLorean which had 16 cars at the show. There were, of course, hundreds of MGs of all types. The best of show was a Rolls Royce Phantom IV limo that had beautiful picnic side boards attached to the front wings.
Lyle and Claire Abel took 1st place in the rubber bumper MGB roadster category again this year. The picnics were all enjoyed, the food and souvenir vendors did a great business.
The American MGB Association held its 28th annual Meet on September 30, 2006 at Rocks State Park just north of Baltimore, Maryland.
The event was held in conjunction with the 27th annual MGs on the Rocks. Cars started arriving very early despite threatening skies and a light drizzle. By later that morning the entire park area was filled. MGs represented the majority of the show cars but other marques such as Triumph, Jaguar and Riley also were in appearance.
The site of the event was scenic in a hilly, wooded area. Despite the continuous rain, participants enjoyed the food and the numerous vendors that were present The show included a special area for cars that had won in previous shows and cars the were for sale. A deejay provided lively music which added to the festivities.
There were rows and rows of MGs from early Bs through Limited Editions including Midgets. President Frank Ochal, Secretary Margie Springer and myself handled the AMGBA awards presentation.
It was great to meet many of our long time members in the mid-Atlantic area. I also had a chance to talk with Tom Bridges whom I first met in 1979 at the Ithaca AMGBA Meet.
Frank Ochal, Margie Springer and myself were kept busy all day signing up new members and providing other member services at the AMGBA table.
The AMGBA wishes to thank Richard Liddick and the MGs of Baltimore for hosting the event. Winners of the American MGB Association popular vote were as follows:
RUBBER BUMPER MGBs
1. ’75, red – Harry & Fay Walmer
2. ’79, black – Fritz & Adele Warner
3. ’77, yellow – K. Speakman
CHROME BUMPER MGBs
1. ’72, red – Jeff & Bert Shank
2. ’62, red – Brooks Amiot
3. ’72, dark blue – Dale Giatfelter
MGB – GTs
1. ’71, green – Lem Burnett
2. ’71, yellow – Bob Courtot
3. ’67, yellow – Elizabeth Edelen
1. ’79, red – Karl Kaminski
2. ’72, green – Lisa Aleen
3. ’74, orange – Krist Liebel
For information on next year’s event or on the American MGB Association, please contact the AMGBA , P. O. Box 11401, Chicago, IL 60611; phone: (773) 878-5055; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; web site: www.mgclub.org.
29th Annual AMGBA MEET 2006 at Rocks State Park, Maryland for all MGs on September 30, 2006, in conjunction with the 27th Annual MGs on the Rocks sponsored by the MGs of Baltimore Contact: the American MGB Association at 773-878-5055 or AMGBA, P. O. Box 11401, Chicago, IL 60611; FAX: (773) 769-3240, email: email@example.com , www.mgclub.org or in Maryland, Mike Lutz at 410-592-8610, www.mgsofbaltimore.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are planning to attend contact the above to be placed on a mailing list for any last minute details. The American MGB Association (AMGBA) was established in 1975 and has provided continuous services to owners of MGBs, MGB-GTs and Midgets throughout North America since then. National conventions have been held annually since 1978 from New York to California and Texas to Canada. Membership in the AMGBA is not required to attend the convention but it is encouraged.