American MGB Association Meet 2011

 

Story by Bruce Magers, photos by Frank Ochal and Bruce of Dayton British Car Show Staff

The American MGB Association (AMGBA), a nationally recognized organization headquartered in Chicago for MGB’s, MGB-GT’s and Midgets held it’s 34th annual meet on August 6th, 2011 at Dayton, Ohio. The gathering was in conjunction with the All British Car Show that has been held in Dayton, Ohio for the past 27 years.

The popular show over 300 cars representing numerous British manufacturers. The largest contingency were MG’s followed closely by Triumphs and Sunbeams.

Participants enjoyed the low key popular vote contest which has proved successful for several years. The various class winners drove their cars up to the reviewing stand to accept their awards. All of the MG winners received trophies from the AMGBA as well as the event organizers. Food and drinks throughout the day for the crowd estimated at 500.

The AMGBA officers were busy all day enrolling new members and processing regalia sales. Many vendors were also in attendance selling a wide variety of British auto-related items to the enthusiastic crowd.

The AMGBA wishes to thank Skip Peterson and his fellow members of the MG Car Club Southwest Ohio Centre for hosting such as well organized event. Information on next year’s show can be obtained by going to their website at www.mgcars.org.uk/mgccswoc . The show winners are as follows:

AMGBA Meet 2011 Award Winners (AE- Award of Excellence)

MG B Roadster ’63-’67

1. William Hunter ‘63 MGB

AE. Dave Estell

MG B Roadster ’68-’74

1. Steve Howard ‘68 MGB

AE. Ron Parks

AE. Stephen Ramsey

AE. Dwight Patrick

AE. Jim Walker

AE. Skip Peterson

AE. Tom Crouse

MG B ’75-’80

1. Larry Youngblood ‘79 MGB

AE. William Bitner

AE. Gary Wagner

AE. Cheryl Ross

AE. Jeff Hoering

MG B-GT

1. Ben Grabow ‘74 MGB

MG Midget

1. George Chase ‘70 MG Midget

AE. Tim Shaw

AE. Bruce Duncan

AE. Ken Light

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: meet@mgclub.org ; website: www.mgclub.org .

1st place '63-'67 B roadster  - '63 of William Hunter

1st place '68-'74 B roadster - '68 B of Steve Howard

1st place ’63-’67 B roadster
– ’63 of William Hunter

1st place ’68-’74 B roadster
– ’68 B of Steve Howard

1st place '75-'80 B roadster - '79 of Larry Youngblood

1st place B-GT - '74 of Ben Grabow

1st place ’75-’80 B roadster
– ’79 of Larry Youngblood

1st place B-GT
– ’74 of Ben Grabow

1st place modified - '80 B V8 of Eddie Cole

1st place Midget - '70 of George Chase

1st place modified
– ’80 B V8 of Eddie Cole

1st place Midget
– ’70 of George Chase

Skip Peterson - Dayton British Car Day Chairman

AMGBA Tent at Meet 2011

Skip Peterson
– Dayton British Car Day Chairman

AMGBA Tent at Meet 2011

 

’65 B of Jonathan Knowles

'65 B of Jonathan Knowles The September 2011 issue’s Queen B is the ’65 B of member Jonathan Knowles Here is the story:

The photo was taken at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field California with historic Hangar One in the background.

The airplane in the photo is a P3 turboprop anti-submarine aircraft which belongs to the United States Navy.

The 1965 MGB is completely restored with the original California black on gold license plates.