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MG Kimber Festival
April 8, 2016 - April 10, 2016
You are invited to attend the Kimber Festival 2016! It brings together enthusiasts who are keenly interested in M.G. history. Organized as an “academic conference” by the New England MG ‘T’ Register, the program consists of presentations concerning all M.G.s – with a variety of MG related topics. You do not need to be member of the “T” Register to attend. All enthusiasts are welcome!
Friday enjoy the museum in the afternoon, with dinner on your own. Then there will be a “meet and greet” informal social at the host Ramada hotel for the evening for everyone – including a “literature flea market” from 7PM to 9PM. Buy, sell, swap your stuff (no vendors please). Local enthusiasts are also encouraged to attend this Friday even social at no charge – even if they are not coming to Saturday’s seminar, and are encouraged to come in their vintage cars if possible.
Saturday, starting at 9:30AM there will be a series of speakers for the day at the museum. A lunch and dinner buffet will be included at the museum with a speaker at each. A book “show and tell” is also included where attendees can briefly show a MG related book of theirs that “has been special to them” about MGs, – and briefly explain why.
Registration for the event will be $75.00, which includes museum admission Friday andSaturday, the Friday evening social at the hotel, and the Kimber Festival activities on Saturdaywith both lunch and dinner. Register online and save a stamp! Registration forms are on the T Register’s web site: nemgtr.org (Kimber Festival). This is a “National Event”, and folks will be coming from all over. 75-100 attendees are expected.
America on Wheels Museum in Allentown, Pa. is the selected location for this year’s Kimber Festival. In total the building is 43,000 square feet. The museum offers over 23,000 square feet of Exhibit space divided into three main galleries and several smaller Exhibits. Exhibits include all modes of “transportation on wheels” – not just cars. It also offers educational experiences, plus a gift shop. And it is located in the Lehigh Valley, which offers many other vacation opportunities while you are here (www.discoverlehighvalley.com)
The selected host motel is the Ramada Inn at 1500 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, Pa.- around 2 miles from the America on Wheels. Call the hotel at 1-610-439-1037 to make your reservation. Our festival special room rate of $71.99 can be booked by asking for the Old M.G. rate. The hotel requests that reservations be made by March 8th to receive this special rate. The Fridayevening “social meet & greet” (Noggin ‘n Natter) will be held here for attendees, plus the local MG and British car club members.
Schedule of Activities
|Friday, April 8|
|1:00-4:00||Registration at the motel|
||Enjoy the museum’s exhibits|
|Saturday, April 9|
|9:15-12:00||Morning presentations at the museum|
|1:30-4:30||Afternoon presentations at the museum|
||Dinner with speaker at the museum|
|Sunday, April 10
|Robin Barker||“MGA Sales Literature and the Nuffield Press Limited”|
|Richard Miller||“The British Automotive Invasion of North America from the MG TC to the MGB.”|
|John Nikas, Special Projects Coordinator
|“The British Sports Car Companion – British sports car ownership in the 21st Century”|
|Geoff Wheatley||M.G. history — “The End of an Era”|
|Tom Wilson||“Tanks and TCs: M.G. in the 1940s”|
|Mike Leckstein||25th Anniversary of “The Circuit of Britain 1990: From Plan to Reality”|
|Ken Beck||“Wheel Wisdom”|