NAMGBR’s MG 2017 was held in San Diego CA – 25-28 June 2017

This is the annual convention of the North American MGB Register NAMGBR which was hosted with the support of the San Diego MG Club from Sunday June 25, 2017 to Wednesday June 28, 2017.

As part of the annual convention, NAMGBR presents some specific awards. The results of the 2017 NAMGBR awards are as follows:

John Thornley Award – Jennifer Orum – West Vancouver, BC
Don Hayter Originality Award – Most Original Car – Bryson Pennoyer – 1980 MGB, Russet Brown
Pride of Ownership – A Clearly Loved Car – Andy Hardie – 1972 Midget, Red
Spirit of Abingdon – Best NAMGBR Car on the Field – John Pekala – 1967 MGB, Red

Results from the car show and other events are provided below.

MGB MK I 1962 to 1965 – Pull Handle
1st Don & Jennifer Taylor
2nd Sky & Ruth Hoffman
3rd Kenneth & Joan Shelby

MGB MK I 1965 to 1967

1st Steve & Diane Kirby
2nd John Pekala & Andy Kurtz
3rd Curtiss & Anne Allen

MGB MK II 1968 to 1969 – Chrome Grill
1st Denny & Ruth Hale

MGB MK II 1970 to 1972 – Recessed Grill
1st Ken & Sheri Mandell
2nd John & Mervi Warlimont
3rd Mary Dauteuil

MGB MK II 1973 to 1974 – Honeycomb Grill
1st Larry & Gayle Norton
2nd Pat Garity

MGB MK III 1974 1/2 to 1976
1st Karla & John Rogers
2nd Zelda Davis

MGB MK IV 1977 to 1978 – Early
1st Carole Looft
2nd Dick & Beth Lunney

MGB MK IV 1979 to 1980 – Late
1st Elvin Davis & Janet Anderson-Davis
2nd Bryson Pennoyer
3rd Russ & Lia Penty

MGB LE 1979 to 1980
1st Kathy Goodman

MGB GT 1965 to 1971 – Chrome Bumper
1st Ken & Ginny Martin
2nd Chris & Donna Butler
3rd Steve Lofaro & Susan Winston

MGB GT 1972 to 1974 – Chrome Bumper
1st Rick & Monica Mills

MGB GT 1974 1/2 – Rubber Bumper
1st Brando & Paula Fox

MGB GT 1973 to 1976 – Factory V8
1st Terry & Carole Looft

MGB Modified V8, V6, Etc.
1st Mike & Susan Cook
2nd Remy & Jensen Cano
3rd Ralph & Fay Ratta
4th Steve Gartner

Midget/Sprite 1961 to 1974 – Chrome Bumper
1st Andy Hardie & Donna Messier

Midget 1975 to 1979 – Rubber Bumper
No entries on the field

MGB 1100/1300 – All Years
1st Dee & Wayne Johnson

MGC Roadster– All Years
1st Jim Danielson & Rose Hitz

MGC GT – All Years
1st Dave & Mary Dobbins

Modern MG / Post Abingdon
1st Azim Bhatia & Helen Munroe

MGT & Prewar – All Years
1st Dee & Wayne Johnson
2nd Bob & Donna Hanselman

MGA – All Years
1st Dar & Mary Planeaux
2nd Scott & Mary Davidson

Other MG – All Years
1st Buckey McChesney (Magnette ZB)

Other British – All other British Marques
1st Steve & Mary Beth Dupus (Morris Minor LCV)

Funkhana
1st John & Beth Pekala
2nd Sky & Ruth Hoffman
3rd William Doyle & Andy Kurtz

Rocker Cover Racing – Adult
1st – Robert Milner
2nd Steven Pennoyer

Rocker Cover Racing – Kids
1st – Carla Pekala

Photography Contest
1st Ruth Hoffman
2nd Bob Hanselman
3rd William Doyle

Craft Contest
1st Paula Fox – Framed Quilt
2nd T.J. Moran – MG Lamp
3rd Dave McCann – Machine Part

Model Contest
Sky Hoffman

Kids Model Contest
Clara Pekala

Kids Choice Award – Andy Lincoln

Best Daily Driver – John Legge

Longest Distance (NAMGBR – Miles Driven) Fred & Susie Ulery – 4,650 Miles – Martinsville, IN

Longest Distance in An MG – Dave McCann – 4,150 Miles – Ohio

Longest Distance Driven – Lady – Carole Looft – 3,005 Miles – Ohio

Oldest Driver – Dar Planeux (79 Years)

Youngest Driver – Caitlin Mathes (18 Years)

Hard Luck # 1 – Dan Finnigan – Brakes Failed, Rear-Ended Chevy Cruze

Hard Luck # 2 – Andy Hardy – Blown Head Gasket, Changed Under Tree – 30 Hour Delay