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American MGB Association Meet 2017 and SABCC Festival in Fairhope, Alabama

story by Bruce Magers, photos by Frank Ochal

The American MGB Association (AMGBA) held its 40th annual meet in Fairhope, Alabama on October 14, 2017. The event was held in conjunction with the “South Alabama British Car Festival” which has been going for the past 27 years.

The event began with a

Friday night reception dinner that was an opportunity to get together with old friends or meet new ones. The Car Show on Saturday offered music, door prizes, and food. Fairhope is on Mobile Bay and offers scenic drives and beaches near the Gulf Coast.. Thanks to Brian Daly and Michael King 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 website (www.mgclub.org) or in future issues of the Octagon for details. The MGB, MGB-GT and Midget Meet 2017 winners were as follows:

CLASS G – MG Midget 1961-1979
1. Steven Whitlow, ’76 Damask red, Jackson, MS
2. Fletcher Thompson, ’73 yellow, Jackson, MS

CLASS I – MGB Mk 1, 1962-1967 Chrome Bumper
1. Charlie & Mary McCrary, ’64 tartan red, Thomaston, GA
2. William Richard Bishop, ’66 white, Fairhope, AL
3. Paula Quinn, ’67 green, Daphne, AL

CLASS J – MGB Mk 2, 1968-1974 Chrome Bumper
1. Jonathan Leslie, ’71 teal blue, St. Louis, MO
2. Ken McIlaney, ’72 green , Mobile, AL
3. Clay Johnston, ’72 harvest gold, Mount Olive, MS

CLASS K – MGB Mk 3, 1974 1/2 -1976 Rubber Bumper
1. Keith Vezina, ’76 damask red, Kenner, LA

CLASS L – MGB Mk 4, 1977-1980 Rubber Bumper
1. Stuart Waddington, ‘7 damask red, Daphne, AL
2. Gene Johnston, ;73 white, Ridgeland, MS
3. Charles Durning, ’74 yellow, Magee, MS

CLASS LL – MGB GT, MGC GT and MGC Roadsters
1. Stewart Reisinger, ’66 British racing green B-GT, Daphne, AL
2. Gene Johnston, ’73 white B-GT, Ridgeland, MS
3. Charles Durning, ’74 yellow B-GT, Magee, MS

   
1st place B-GT – ’66 B-GT Stewart Reisinger from Daphne, Alabama 1st Place Midget – ’76 Midget of Steve Whitlow from Jackson, Mississippi
   
1st Place MGB Mk 4 – ’77 B of Stuart Waddington from Daphne, Alabama 1st Place MGB Mk 3 – ’76 B of Keith Vezina  from Kenner, Louisiana
   
1st Place MGB Mk 2 – ’71B of Jonathan Leslie
from St. Louis, Missouri
1st Place MGB Mk 1 – ’64 B of Charlie & Mary McCrary
from Thomaston, Georgia
   
AMGBA Officers at Meet 2017 in Alabama: Bruce Magers, Margie Springer and Frank Ochal Brian Daly Giving Out an Award at Meet 2017 in Alabama