Our video this week is a features the sights and sounds of MG2016, the all-MG national meet held in June, 2016. The Ohio River in Louisville made a great backdrop for the 700 plus MGs on the show field. Get a short taste of the happenings.
From the official “closing document” from Rick Ingram, Executive Director – North American Council of MG Registers:
There were 829 registrations for this gathering. “On The Field” were 715 vehicles comprised of 2.66% ”pre-war” cars, 13.15% T-series cars, 22.52% MGAs or variants, and 56.78% MGBs/Cs/Midgets/1100s-1300s/or “Post-Abingdon” MGs. Additionally, 4.9% registered as “Other British” or enthusiasts participating without their MG. About 700 folks enjoyed our “Churchill Downs Experience” on Monday evening, and another 325 folks had the same experience on Wednesday evening.
Two hundred twenty enthusiasts visited the Corvette factory and museum over Tuesday and Wednesday on event-sponsored tours. About the same number enjoyed the “Bourbon Trail”, traveling on event-sponsored motor-coaches. The “Register Night” banquets were well attended and almost 1000 folks packed the Crowne Ballroom to dance the night away afterwards to sounds and antics of “Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets”.
Special thanks to John Twist for his unending focus on cars in line for his “Rolling Tech Session” on both Tuesday andWednesday; to Denver and Denny Cornet for the 1947 MG-TC on display in the lobby of the Crowne Plaza during the week; to the Gundersons of Colorado for bringing EX186 and to Jeff Lane of the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, TN for bringing the MG Metro 6R4 for display on the show-field on Thursday. And we would be negligent if we did not acknowledge our event sponsors – Victoria British, Moss Motors, and Hagerty Insurance.
I attended in my Triumph Spitfire (one of the “Other British”) and had a great time. This was my first national meet, but it won’t be my last.