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AMGBA Meet 2016 and Shenandoah Valley British Car Festival

The American MGB Association (AMGBA) held its 39th annual meet in Waynesboro, Virginia this year from September 30 thru October 1, 2016. The event was held in conjunction with “The Shenandoah Valley British Car Festival” which has been going for the past 35 years.

The 2 day event began with a Friday night reception that had videos in the background and was an opportunity to get together with old friends or meet new ones. The Car Show on Saturday offered music, door prizes, and food. Waynesboro is the home of Fishburne Military Academy and is only minutes from the famous and scenic Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway. These are a joy to drive, and offered a beautiful view of the fall foliage. Thanks to Mike FitzGeorge and Mark Brown for their cooperation in organizing this event.

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

Next year’s 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 year’s MGB, MGB-GT and Midget winners are as follows:
CLASS K – MG Midgets/Austin-Healey Sprites

  1. Bill Krzastek, ’59 Austin- Healey Sprite, Waynesboro, VA
  2. Jorge Antezana, ’74 MG Midget, Corapeake, NC



  1. Craig Cummings, ’69 MGC-GT, Williamsburg, VA
  2. Gary Edwards, ’71 MGB-GT, Kernersville, VA



  1. Jimmy Harris, AC Greyhound, Middleburg, VA



  1. John & Cindy Hull,’66 MGB, Palmyra, VA
  2. Jim & Ellen Conley, ’69 MGB, Troy, VA
  3. Greg Hastings, ’71 MGB, Roanoke, VA



  1. Greg & Donna Jones, ’80 MGB LE, Eagle Rock, VA
  2. Peter Kareski, ’77 MGB, Front Royal, VA
  3. Kenny Grandle, ’80 MGB, Unionville, VA
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1st place Chrome Bumper MGB – the ’66 B of John & Candy Hull from Palmyra, Virginia 2nd place Chrome Bumper MGB – the ’69 B of Jim & Ellen Conley from Troy, Virginia
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2nd place Midget – the ’74 Midget of
Jorge Antezana from Corapeake, North Carolina
2nd place Rubber Bumper MGB – the ’77 B of
Peter Kareski from Front Royal, Virginia
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2nd place B-GT – the ’71 B-GT of
Gary Edwards from Kernersville, North Carolina
3rd place Rubber Bumper MGB – the ’80 MGB of
Kenny Grandle from Orange, Virginia
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1st place Rubber Bumper MGB – the ’80 MGB LE of
Greg & Donna Jones from Eagle Rock, Virginia
3rd place Chrome Bumper MGB – ’71 B of
Greg & Mary Hastings from Roanoke, Virginia

For Immediate Release: AMGBA Meet 2016

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

or www.mgclub.org

The American MGB Association’s 39th Annual Meet – AMGBA MEET 2016 – for the MGB, MGB-GT & Midget – Waynesboro, Virginia – September 30 thru October 1, 2016


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 which 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 tAmerican MGB Associationwo 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. In 2014, we were at New England’s largest British car show at the British Invasion in Stowe, Vermont. Meet 2016 was in South Carolina at the Grand Strand British Car Club’s Britfest.

For 2016, we will be in Virginia for the first time in Waynesboro at the Shenandoah Valley British Car


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,

5433 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60640, call 773-769-7084, email us at info@mgclub.org or explore our website at www.mgclub.org .