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American MGB Association Meet 2014 – Stowe, Vermont

story by Bruce Magers, photos by Frank Ochal

The American MGB Association (AMGBA) held it’s 37th annual meet in Stowe, Vermont this year form September 19-21, 2014. The event was held in conjunction with the “British Invasion of Stowe” which has been going for the past 24 years. This show annually hosts 600 plus entries but his year there were over 700 cars on the field. It was truly a magnificent display of virtually every British marque produced over the years.

In addition to the wonderful display of vehicles there were some 20 vendors on hand to tempt the participants to purchase not only auto-related products, but also pure Vermont maple syrup to take home as a souvenir of the weekend.

The AMGBA officers were kept busy throughout the day with member inquires as well as signing up new members for the association.

Next years meet is still in the planning stage. Keep an eye on our web site (www.mgclub.org) or in future issues of the Octagon for details.

This years winners are as follows:

THE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE – MGs:

  1. Bob Baker, ’72 B roadster, Groton, CT
  2. Michel Foti, ’94 B Rover V8, Montreal, QB, Canada
  3. Louis Morrissette, ’77 B roadster, St. Charles, QB, Canada

PEOPLES CHOICE

MGB- EARLY RUBBER BUMPER

  1. Michael Oliva, ’66 B roadster, No. Weymouth, MA
  2. Ralph & Donna Littlefield, ‘ 63 B roadster, Kittery, ME
  3. Rich Wagner, ’63 B roadster, Pittsfield, MA

MGB-LATE CHROME BUMPER

  1. Rachel & Richard Sugalski, ’72 B roadster, Spencer, MA
  2. Loie Mechetti & Paul Andrews, ’74 B roadster, Phoenix, NY
  3. Perry Reed, ’73 B roadster, Leominster, MA

MGB-EARLY RUBBER BUMPER

  1. Linda Lamontagne, ’74 B roadster, Scarborough, MA
  2. Jack E. Balonis, ’75 B roadster, Groton, MA
  3. Roger Bissonnette, ’75 B roadster, Blackstone, MA

MGB-LATE RUBBER BUMPER & LE

  1. Barry S. Humphrey, ’79 B roadster, Hingham, MA
  2. Ray & Joanne Smith, ’80 B LE roadster, West Rutgers, VT
  3. Don & Donna Weldon, ’79 B roadster, Princeton, MA

MGB-GT & MGC-GT

  1. Lloyd & Cathy Besaw, ’70 B-GT, Norwood, NY
  2. Colon & Lorna Wheeler, ’74 B-GT, Hebron, CT
  3. Charles Robbins, ’72 B-GT, Ridgefield, CT

MG MIDGET- CHROME BUMPER

  1. David & Cheryl LeBlanc, ’71 Midget, Nottingham, MA
  2. Roger & Crystal Treadwell, ’72 Midget, Deering, NH

MG MIDGET-RUBBER BUMPER

  1. Connie & Craig TerBush, ’79 Midget, Schenevus, NY
  2. Stephen & Virginia Slowik, ’75 Midget, Huntington , NY
1ConcoursMGs-72BBobBakerGrotonCTConcours d’Elegance Winner –
’72 B Roadster of Bob Baker, Groton, CT
1BGT-78BGTLloyd-CathyBesawNorwoodNY1st place B-GT – ’78 of Lloyd & Cathy
Besawof Norwood, New York
1BLateRubber-79BBarryHumphreyHinghamMA1st place B (Late Rubber Bumper) –
’79 B of Barry Humphrey of Hingham, Massachusetts
1BLateChrome-72BRachel-RichardSugalskiSpencerMA1st place B (Late Chrome Bumper) –
’72 B of Rachel & Richard Sugalski of Spencer, Massachusetts
1MidgetRubber-70MidgetConnie-CraigTerBushSchenevusNY1st place Midget (Rubber Bumper) –
’70 of Connie & Craig TerBush of Schenevus, New York
1MidgetChrome-71MidgetDavid-CherylLeBlancNottinghamNH1st place Midget (Chrome Bumper) –
’71 of David &Cheryl LeBlanc of
Nottingham, New Hampshire
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Press Release – AMGBA Meet 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: The American MGB Association at 773-769-7084, info@mgclub.org or www.mgclub.org

The American MGB Association’s 37th Annual Meet – AMGBA MEET 2014 – for the MGB, MGB-GT & Midget – Stowe, Vermont – September 19-21, 2014.

MG sports car production as we know it was discontinued in 1980 with the closing of the famed Abingdon-On-Thames works in the United Kingdom. But these modern day classics are being preserved forever here in North America by members of the American MGB Association.

Headquartered in Chicago, the AMGBA serves enthusiastic MGB, MGB-GT, and MG Midget owners throughout the USA, Canada and throughout the world. Each year, the AMGBA holds its National Meet.

The 1978 initial gathering was held in Chicago. In 1979 and 1980 the AMGBA National Conventions were held in New York state, in Ithaca and Glens Falls. The organization’s success led to renting the world famous Indianapolis 500 Motor Speedway in 1981 for the AMGBA National Convention. In 1982, the AMGBA held its National Convention outside the USA in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. In the years 1983 and 1984, the AMGBA went west for the first time in Lake Tahoe, California and Boulder, Colorado. In 1985, the AMGBA held two conventions in Santa Barbara, California and Abingdon, Illinois. In 1986, we visited Texas during its 150 year anniversary in San Antonio, Texas and in 1987 we visited the Saratoga Springs area of beautiful upstate New York. In 1988, the convention site was Kansas City, Missouri. In 1989, we visited the Great Northwest part of our country in Springfield, Oregon.

In 1990 the convention was held in Atlanta, Georgia which was a first for that area of the country. In 1991 we returned to the site of our first convention in Chicago and in 1992, we returned to the West Coast to the beautiful San Francisco Bay area in Palo Alto, California. In 1993, we traveled to New England at Keene, New Hampshire near the site of the Westminster MG Museum. In 1994, we went for the first time to the San Diego, California area at the Del Mar race track. In 1995 we went to Memphis, Tennessee, home of the blues and Elvis Presley. In 1996 we joined with all of the major MG clubs in North America for MG Indy ’96 in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Indy 500 track. In 1997 we were on the West Coast in the San Francisco area at Palo Alto, California. In 1998, we were in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Lake Campus of Davidson College. In 1999, we went to Los Angeles, California.

In 2000, we went to Armagh, Pennsylvania and joined with the TRF Summer Party and in 2001 we were in Houston, Texas for the Houston MG Club’s All British Motor Vehicle Exposition. In 2002 we again went to the San Francisco, California area for the Palo Alto British Car Meet. For 2003 we visited Florida and the Space Coast in Titusville, Florida. In 2004, we visited picturesque Cape Cod in Massachusetts for the Cape Cod British Car Club’s British Legends Weekend. In 2005, we were in San Diego, California at Fairbrook Farms in Bonsall for San Diego British Car Day. We were in Maryland in 2006 at the MGs on the Rocks Show and in 2007 we went to Charlotte, North Carolina at the MGs on the Green Show. In 2008 we were in Armagh, Pennsylvania with The Roadster Factory Summer Party and for 2009 we planned for a show in the Central Valley of California.

In 2010 we went to Sussex, Wisconsin for the British Car Field Day. For 2011 we were in Ohio for the first time at Dayton in conjunction with the Annual British Car Day at Eastwood Metropark. We went to the Jersey Shore in 2012 with the Annual Brits on the Beach Show in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. In 2013 we visited Mississippi for the first time to the oldest city on the Mississippi River in conjunction with the English Motoring Club of Mississippi’s Brits on the Bluff Show in Natchez, Mississippi.

For 2014, we will be at New England’s largest British car show at The 24th British Invasion in Stowe, Vermont.

It promises to be a great time and a memorable experience for all that attend. For more information contact the above, write to the American MGB Association, P.O. Box 11401, Chicago, IL 60611, call 773-769-7084, email us at info@mgclub.org or explore our website at www.mgclub.org .