What is NAMGAR?
North American MGA Register
The Register was established in 1975, with the sole objective of promoting the restoration, preservation, and enjoyment of the MGA, Magnette and their Variants.
As of October 2013, over 8,1500 cars have been registered, with a membership of approximately 2,000. The Register currently shows 3,472 MGA's, 206 Magnettes, and 16 Variants. (Variants are cars built using the MGA engine or chassis, such as the Elva Courier). In addition, there are a number of specific interest groups affiliated with NAMGAR - MGA Coupe, MGA 1600 Deluxe, Z Magnette Group (ZMG), Elva Courier, MGA 1800, MGA Twin Cam, and MG Vintage Racers.
While NAMGAR was created to specifically serve the North American MGA enthusiast, we now boast a world wide membership with over 15 countries represented. NAMGAR is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, Registrar and Marketing & Communications Director. These 5 people are assisted by many other volunteers in order to bring you our magazine, website, and annual events.
NAMGAR Mission Statement
The North American MGA Register shall promote the preservation and enjoyment of the MGA sports car and its variants; encourage fellowship among MGA owners; aid members' efforts to restore and preserve these cars by publishing and exchanging maintenance and restoration information.
NAMGAR's award winning, bi-monthly publication, MGA!, provides member submitted articles about ownership experiences as well as information on events and activities, technical assistance, classified ads, and material of interest to MGA enthusiasts. It is the life-line of the organization.
Each year NAMGAR holds its annual Get Together (GT) which draws an average of 200 to 300 people, and as many as 175 MGAs and MGA Variants. The site of this event moves around the continent in order to provide everyone an opportunity to participate. In addition, NAMGAR supports various regional gatherings organized and hosted by NAMGAR chapters.
About NAMGAR Events
At present there are over 53 recognized chapters throughout North America, and Norway. It is the chapters who host the National GT and regional gatherings.
About Regional Chapters
Membership in NAMGAR
The North American MGA Register invites anyone with an interest in MGAs, Magnettes, and Variants to join. Ownership of an MG is not a requirement for membership.