NAMGBR Hosts John Thornley Challenge 2021

Are you a member of the North American MGB Register? If so, then you might be interested in the new John Thornley Challenge starting this June. Yes, like right now.

View from an MGB on A1A in Florida
View from an MGB on A1A in Florida

The challenge will be a fun MG scavenger hunt with at least 50 different challenges for members to take pictures of with their car in the photo. The challenge will end on October 6, 2021, at 9 pm. After that, the NAMBGR committee will look at all submitted pictures and points to announce First, Second, and Third place winners at the 2021 Annual Meeting.

The rules are pretty simple:

  1. You must be a member in good standing of the NAMGBR. Not a member? Join now! In addition to being able to join this challenge, you will get a subscription to the bi-monthly issue of The MG Driver and a host of other benefits.
  2. Your “proof pictures” must include a visible copy of a current issue of The MG Driver magazine.
  3. All challenges must be completed in an MG! Any make or model is acceptable.

According to club secretary Leeann Looft who is organizing the challenge, “I thought we could all use a little British Car fun after this last year.” And who can disagree with her?

NAMGBR - Thornley Challenge

The plan is to create a Facebook page where you can share your pictures and adventures.  If you are not on Facebook or choose not to participate that way, there will also be updates on the NAMGBR website. Pictures for the challenges will be able to be submitted on either of two websites or, alternatively, sent directly to Leeann via email, DVD, or flash drive.

MGB at Georgia Welcome Center - A State Border
MGB at Georgia Welcome Center

Again, the John Thornley Challenge is open to all members of the NAMGBR. Those interested in participating should send their name, membership number,  and what type of MG they will be using in an email to Leeann at [email protected].

Michael Carnell
Editor at Just British

Michael Carnell is the editor and founder of the Just British Online Motoring Magazine. As a lifelong British car enthusiast, he has owned or driven British cars of all ages from Austins and MGs to Jaguars and Triumphs. He currently owns a 1966 Vanden Plas Princess 1100 and a 1977 MGB. But there is always room for more - no matter what his wife says.