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Cars for sale / 1976 MGB roadster
« Last post by amgba on February 18, 2018, 12:57:06 PM »
Extremely nice 1976 MGB Roadster, by original owner. Completely stock, 4 speed w/overdrive, 26+K miles, no rust, always garaged, no scratches, dents, or tears. Everything that came with the car is there and is in good condition. Runs good. Ready for warm weather driving. Professionally appraised. $12,500. Email: maverick115@bellsouth.net. Phone: 270-554-1935. KY

See more MGs and related items for sale at the American MGB Association website at www.mgclub.org/mgclass.htm
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Upcoming Show Announcements / June 2, 2018 - 33rd Annual British Bash, Louisville, KY
« Last post by amgba on February 17, 2018, 10:37:53 AM »
June 2, 2018 - 33rd Annual British Bash 2018, Louisville, KY. www.BritishBash.com.
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May 5, 2018 - 20th Anniversary BMCCF British Car Show, Battleship Park, Wilmington, NC. www.bmccf.org .
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June 3, 2018 - 31st Annual British By The Sea, Waterford, CT. mgtd52@comcast.net, www.ctmgclub.com .
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Other items for sale / High Quality Parts for Your Restoration
« Last post by amgba on February 04, 2018, 12:25:09 AM »
High Quality Parts for Your Restoration. MGB Windshields - New Chrome frame or Polished frame - or excellent condition Original frame. All with glass and misc. parts. MG Midget Windshield with new glass and parts. MGB Rear Bumper - early '74 - New Chrome with full length brace. Roger at 763-420-8159 or rljlolson@embarqmail.com . MN
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Upcoming Show Announcements / May 19, 2018 - Triangle British Car Show, Raleigh, NC
« Last post by amgba on January 30, 2018, 11:40:42 AM »
Triangle British Car Show, Raleigh, NC. Dennis at dltpilot@hotmail.com or 919-610-7166 or www.ncmgcarclub.org/22nd-annual-triangle-british-classic.

The North Carolina MG Car Club's Triangle British Classic Car show is being held at North Hills, where there is something for everyone. This is a wonderful opportunity to see more than 125 cars representing over 60 years of British motoring history. There will be the car show, regalia for sale, raffle pprizes, a 50/50 drawing, and a Hot Wheels race for the children. Your first car registration is $30 with each additonal car being $15. Early registration includes a dash plaque and a show t-shirt. Early registration must be postmarked by Aril 14. Registration forms can be found on the website. The show starts at 8:30am and runs until 3:00pm. Contact Dennis Taylor at dltpilot@hotmail.com or 919-610-7166.
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Other items for sale / MGB Front Suspension Parts
« Last post by amgba on January 20, 2018, 12:02:33 AM »
After rebuilding the front suspension on a 1971 MGB, I have many used parts available including sway bar & mounts, shocks, swivel assemblies, springs, brake calipers, rotors & master cylinder, clutch master cylinder (needs to be rebuilt) and lower wishbone arms. email: jwheelert1947@yahoo.com and make offer.
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News and Announcements / Meet the New Members!
« Last post by amgba on January 10, 2018, 12:52:29 PM »
This topic highlights some of the new members that have joined the club the since the last issue of the Octagon and is the same list that appears in the latest Octagon club magazine. Welcome to the Club!

Linda Caton, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Linda has a '74 orange MGB roadster.

R. Lee Flowers, Gulfport, Mississippi
He has a '74 damask red Midget.

Elaine Hess, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Elaine has a '71 glacier white B roadster.

Christopher Hughes, Newark, Delaware
Chris has a black '80 B V8 conversion.

Timothy Fairfield, Allentown, Pennsylvania

Gary & Kathy Cronin, Spring Hill, Florida
They had a '79 blue B roadster.

Liz Haines, Hockessin, Delaware
Liz has a '77 yellow B.

Richard  J Williamson, Fort Washington, PA

Jim Fancher, Syracuse, New York

William Mellana, Kenwood, California

Ken Edrmann, Springville, Utah
Ken has a '66 red Midget.

John Davis, Fairfax, Virginia
John has a '71 British racing green B roadster.

Frank Stultz, Ocala, Florida
Frank has a '78 russet brown B.

James Nab, Monument, Colorado
James has a '75 Damask red B roadster.

Randy Haselhuhn, St. Clair Shores, MI

John C. Mein, Cupertino, California

Elizabeth Peggs, Jupiter, Florida
The membership is a gift for her husband.

Jim Mcewen, Charlotte, North Carolina
Jim has a '73 pepper white MGB Mk III roadster.

James A. Clayman, Freeport, Maine

Brian Williams, Pemaquid, Maine
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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
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Reports of Past Events/Shows / 31st Annual Chicagoland British Car Festival
« Last post by amgba on January 10, 2018, 12:34:03 PM »
Story by Bruce Magers, Photos by Frank Ochal

The 31st annual Chicagoland British Car Festival was held on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Harper Community College in Palatine, Illinois just outside of Chicago. The show is organized by a consortium of British Car Clubs in the Chicago area. It has become the premier event for those interested in British cars.

Each year the show features hundreds of automobiles ranging from those in Concours condition to just normal everyday drivers. This year was no exception as approximately 600 cars were gathered on the field representing virtually every marque produced in England. Door prizes and popular vote awards were presented to the lucky winners.

The weather was perfect - sunny and mild which obviously helped boost attendance. In addition to the vast array of stunning vehicles there was also a display of British motorcycles for those who "like their fun on two wheels". British food was provided by food stands. Numerous vendors were also in attendance offering everything for the British car fan.

The American MGB Association (AMGBA) was on the field welcoming old members and signing up several new participants. If you have not had the opportunity to attend this popular event be sure to mark your calendar for the 32nd annual event which will be held on September 9, 2018 at Harper Community College in Palatine, Illinois. For further information go to www.britishcarunion.com or www.mgclub.org.
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