American MGB Association Meet 2011

34th Annual Meet 2011

Dayton, Ohio
FOR ALL MGs

August 6, 2011

in conjunction with British Car Day 2011

of the MG Car Club SW Ohio Centre

Car show and more!

Contact:

the American MGB Association at 773-878-5055

or AMGBA, P. O. Box 11401, Chicago, IL 60611; FAX: (773) 769-3240

email: meet@mgclub.org

www.mgclub.org or www.amgba.com or www.americanmgbassociation.com

if you are planning to attend contact the above to
be placed on a mailing list for any last minute details.

or in Dayton, Oho: Skip Peterson at 937-293-2819 or DaytonBDCmail@gmail.com

registration information at www.mgcars.org.uk/mgccswoc .

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. For membership info call 773-878-5055 or write to:

AMGBA, P. O. Box 11401, Chicago, IL 60611 U.S.A.

Membership is $35 per year or $45 per year outside the U.S.A.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: The American MGB Association at 773-878-5055, meet@mgclub.org or www.mgclub.org

The American MGB Association’s 34th Annual Meet – AMGBA MEET 2011 – for the MGB, MGB-GT & Midget – Dayton, Ohio – August 6, 2011.

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.

And for 2011 we will be in Ohio for the first time at Dayton in conjunction with the 27th Annual British Car Day at Eastwood Metropark.

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 773-878-5055, email us at meet@mgclub.org or explore our web site at www.mgclub.org .

 

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MG Cars Roll Off Longbridge Production Line

from BBC News
MG6

The MG6 has been designed in Britain

The first new MG for 16 years will roll off the production line in Longbridge later.

The MG6 is the first large scale production at the Birmingham plant since the demise of Rover in 2005 with the loss of 6,000 jobs.

A five-seater model will be available to buy from May and is expected to sell for between £15,495 and £18,995.

MG is owned by the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation, which is the largest car maker in China.

The MG6 has been designed in the UK but the parts are made in China ready for assembly in Longbridge.

‘Dark days’

Local MP Richard Burden said: “Today is a real milestone for Longbridge and for the automotive industry in the West Midlands.

“Longbridge has been through dark days. Nothing will bring back the days when thousands were employed on Longbridge production lines.

“But the greatest tribute we can pay to the heritage that made the name Longbridge synonymous with motor manufacturing throughout the 20th century is to build a future in the 21st century.

“Today is about that future. Longbridge is a huge site and we need to make sure that the redevelopment which is taking place beyond the MG factory itself adds real value to the potential which this area has.”

MG Rover went into administration in April 2005 with the loss of 6,000 jobs.

Three months later the company’s assets, including the equipment at the Longbridge factory, were sold to Chinese car maker Nanjing.