NAMGAR News

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Photo for Passing of an MG Legend - Dick KnudsonPassing of an MG Legend - Dick Knudson

A legend in the MG world, the Reverend, Dr. Richard (Dick) L. Knudson, passed away on September 1st. He leaves behind a legacy of caring, fostering, honoring, challenging…  Read more


Photo for Renkenberger Spirit Award Winner: Adam LombardRenkenberger Spirit Award Winner: Adam Lombard

The Southern California MG Club recently nominated Adam Lombard as a recipient of NAMGAR's Renkenberger Spirit Award. Adam became a member of the Southern California MG Club in…  Read more


Photo for Art Zeisk Recognized by the Texas MG RegisterArt Zeisk Recognized by the Texas MG Register

The Texas MG Register presented the Renkenberger Spirit Award to Art Ziesk at their annual Spring Meeting on May 13, 2017. Art has been associated with cars and…  Read more


Photo for Jennifer Orum Recognized by Canadian Classic MG ClubJennifer Orum Recognized by Canadian Classic MG Club

The Canadian Classic MG Club in Vancouver, BC, presented Jennifer Orum with the NAMGAR Spirit Award in June 2017. This is a NAMGAR Chapter Club Award in recognition…  Read more


Photo for Are You Getting eNews!?Are You Getting eNews!?

NAMGAR members get the “award winning” MGA! magazine six times in a year. The issues are January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October, and November/December. In between these issues, the…  Read more


Photo for Hagerty Announces Insurance Discounts for NAMGAR MembersHagerty Announces Insurance Discounts for NAMGAR Members

This is a fantastic membership benefit for North American MGA Register (NAMGAR) members and could easily offset, or more than offset, the cost of your NAMGAR membership, depending…  Read more


Photo for Renkenberger Spirit Award Presented to Dave QuinnRenkenberger Spirit Award Presented to Dave Quinn

The Michigan Chapter have nominated Dave Quinn for the Renkenberger Spirit Award. Dave has been a NAMGAR member for over 35 years. He became a Michigan Chapter member…  Read more


Photo for Butch and Judy Smith Receive Renkenberger Spirit AwardButch and Judy Smith Receive Renkenberger Spirit Award

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter has chosen to recognize Butch and Judy Smith for their contributions to our club and NAMGAR by selecting them as our Renkenberger Spirit Award recipients…  Read more


Photo for Holody Awarded MG Collier CupHolody Awarded MG Collier Cup

MGA racer and NAMGAR member Jim Holody, from London, Ontario, was awarded the prestigious “MG Collier Cup” at this year’s Collier Cup MG race, part of SVRA’s “U.S.…  Read more


Photo for The Ottawa MG Club Honours Trish AdamsThe Ottawa MG Club Honours Trish Adams

Trish Adams is not one of the longest term members of the Ottawa MG Club, having joined in 2008. However, in the time that she has been with…  Read more


Photo for Congratulations to the 2015 Mac Spears Award WinnerCongratulations to the 2015 Mac Spears Award Winner

NAMGAR is proud to announce that Bruce Nichols is the 2015 Mac Spears Award winner. Bruce’s efforts spearheaded the creation of the very first NAMGAR Chapter; his vision…  Read more


Photo for Wayne and Dee Johnson Honored with Renkenberger Spirit AwardWayne and Dee Johnson Honored with Renkenberger Spirit Award

This year marks the 50th year of involvement for Wayne and Dee Johnson with the San Diego MG Club, a NAMGAR chapter. They have been extremely active for…  Read more


Photo for MGA Register (UK) Book OfferMGA Register (UK) Book Offer

To mark the 60th anniversary of the MGA, the MGA Register of the MG Car Club UK has commissioned a second edition of "Call it MGA", first published…  Read more


Photo for NAMGAR Mourns the Loss of Billie SpearsNAMGAR Mourns the Loss of Billie Spears

Ruth Renkenberger and John and Linda Wright provide some memories of Billie Spears following her recent passing. Billie was the wife of Mac Spears, a NAMGAR founding member.  Read more


Photo for Mid-Atlantic MGA Chapter Captures GT-39 Recognition AwardMid-Atlantic MGA Chapter Captures GT-39 Recognition Award

Members of NAMGAR's Mid-Atlantic Chapter gathered on the steps outside the Banquet Hall at the Courtyard Marriott, Ottawa, shortly after winning the Chapter Recognition Award at GT-39. Originally…  Read more


Photo for Your Opinion Counts! NAMGAR To Conduct Member SurveyYour Opinion Counts! NAMGAR To Conduct Member Survey

NAMGAR is working on a survey to determine what members like and don’t like about the organization. Planned for a release in late October, the survey is about…  Read more


Photo for New to NAMGAR: MarketPlace Photo AdsNew to NAMGAR: MarketPlace Photo Ads

NEW! NAMGAR members can now place personal ads with a photo of their car in the MarketPlace section of MGA! and on the website. Magazine photo ads will…  Read more


Photo for MGA! Back Issues Available on The StoreMGA! Back Issues Available on The Store

Back issues of MGA! magazine now available through the website Store.  Read more


Photo for Ohio State BuckAyes Nominate Jeff Fields for Renkenberger Spirit AwardOhio State BuckAyes Nominate Jeff Fields for Renkenberger Spirit Award

We would like nominate Jeff Fields for the Renkenberger Spirit Award. Jeff has been the glue that holds the MG Community together in Northern Ohio and throughout the…  Read more


Photo for MG Car Club Northwest Centre Recognizes Lee Orphan with Renkenberger Spirit AwardMG Car Club Northwest Centre Recognizes Lee Orphan with Renkenberger Spirit Award

Lee Orphan is MG! If the spirit of MG were to be present in human form, it would be Lee Orphan. Lee is a teacher, putting in all…  Read more


Photo for Announcing the Recipient of the 2013 Mac Spears AwardAnnouncing the Recipient of the 2013 Mac Spears Award

The Mac Spears Founder's Award was inaugurated in 1994 to recognize persons who have made, or continue to make, a significant contribution to the MG community, especially as…  Read more


Photo for WANTED: A Drive Down Memory LaneWANTED: A Drive Down Memory Lane

NAMGAR's role in life is to make people, who drive or ride in MGAs or Magnettes, happy......... Stuart Lutz has asked NAMGAR to help in his quest to…  Read more


Photo for GT Posters UpdatedGT Posters Updated

If you have gone to a NAMGAR GT, you've probably seen the "Where We Have Been" and "Where Are You From?" posters. There have been a couple versions…  Read more


Photo for NAMGAR Announces Tech Sessions IINAMGAR Announces Tech Sessions II

The second volume of the compilation of Tech Articles from MGA! magazine by Mike Ash will be available at GT-38 in Asheville, NC, June 10th - 14th. Tech…  Read more


Photo for 2013 South Western Ontario Hoser Ehs Renkenberger Spirit Award Announced2013 South Western Ontario Hoser Ehs Renkenberger Spirit Award Announced

The South Western Ontario Hosers Ehs would like to nominate Mike Hosier and Nancy Payne as the 2013 Hosers Ehs Renkenberger Spirit Award recipients. Mike and Nancy are…  Read more


Photo for The Victoria MG Club Recognizes Neil Fawdry with the Renkenberger Spirit AwardThe Victoria MG Club Recognizes Neil Fawdry with the Renkenberger Spirit Award

The Victoria MG Club (NAMGAR's newest Chapter) is pleased to announce that Neil Fawdry has been awarded the Renkenberger Spirit Award. Neil joined the Club in August 1986…  Read more


Photo for NAMGAR Welcomes a New Advertising ManagerNAMGAR Welcomes a New Advertising Manager

NAMGAR is very pleased to announce the appointment of a new Advertising Manager, Randy Grossman.  Read more


Photo for NAMGAR Loses a Great FriendNAMGAR Loses a Great Friend

NAMGAR Member, Jonathan Stein, provides an insight into the life of long-time member, Don Haynam, who passed away on March 28, 2013 at the age of 76.  Read more


Photo for GT38 Car Show 1500 & 1600 Classes to be Sub-DividedGT38 Car Show 1500 & 1600 Classes to be Sub-Divided

The 1500 and 1600 roadster classes have been growing over past years to more than 40 cars in each.  The NAMGAR Executive has, therefore, decided to split both…  Read more


Photo for Central Virginia British Car Club Nominates Carol Woodson for Renkenberger Spirit AwardCentral Virginia British Car Club Nominates Carol Woodson for Renkenberger Spirit Award

Very few people who are British Car enthusiasts can say that they have seen almost every British Car produced at some point in their life. While even fewer…  Read more


Photo for Warning - Storm Sandy Salvaged MGAs Being SoldWarning - Storm Sandy Salvaged MGAs Being Sold

NAMGAR member, Bob Arndt, warns of Storm Sandy damaged MGAs being sold and re-sold.  Read more


Photo for Mid-Atlantic Chapter Recognizes Bill Marshall with the Renkenberger Spirit AwardMid-Atlantic Chapter Recognizes Bill Marshall with the Renkenberger Spirit Award

The Renkenberger Spirit Award was created by NAMGAR so local Chapters could recognize those members whose service to their Chapter embodies the spirit of NAMGAR co-founding members, Len…  Read more


Photo for NAMGAR Co-Founder, Len Renkenberger, Passes OnNAMGAR Co-Founder, Len Renkenberger, Passes On

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Len Renkenberger, Co-Founder of NAMGAR.  Read more


Photo for 2012 Mac Spears Award2012 Mac Spears Award

The Mac Spears Award is named for the North American MGA Register’s founder and first Chairman. The award was established in 1994 to recognize people who make a…  Read more


Photo for The Abingdon Award - The People Behind GT-37The Abingdon Award - The People Behind GT-37

Each year the Abingdon Trophy is awarded to recognize the organizers of the annual GT. The Trophy for 2012 was presented to the hosting chapter for GT-37 (Southwestern…  Read more


Photo for The Skomps Receive the Renkenberger Spirit AwardThe Skomps Receive the Renkenberger Spirit Award

The Renkenberger Spirit Award was created by NAMGAR so local Chapters could recognize those members whose service to the Chapter embodies the spirit of NAMGAR in promoting the use and enjoyment of the MGA at the local club level.  Read more


Photo for NAMGAR ALERT!NAMGAR ALERT!

There appears to be some confusion regarding the Membership and Car Registration Form that was recently mailed to members. Several people have contacted the Registrar concerned about their…  Read more


Photo for Redefined “Altered A” ClassRedefined “Altered A” Class

NAMGAR announces changes to the GT Show Class “Altered A”. At a meeting earlier this year, the Board decided to simplify the definition of “Altered A”  Read more


Photo for 2011 Mac Spears Award Winner2011 Mac Spears Award Winner

The Mac Spears Award is named for the North American MGA Register’s founder and first Chairman. The award was established in 1994 to recognize people who make a…  Read more


Photo for NAMGAR at Solomons IslandNAMGAR at Solomons Island

The Mid Atlantic Chapter was pleased to host the east coast Fall Regional GT, NAMGAR at Solomons Island, from September 28 to October 2, 2011 in Solomons Island,…  Read more


Photo for Calling all MGA 1600 MkII and MkII Deluxe OwnersCalling all MGA 1600 MkII and MkII Deluxe Owners

These models are to be featured at GT-37 in Dayton, Ohio (July 9-13) as it is 50 years since the last MGA rolled off the production line.  Read more


Photo for Registration Opens for GT-37 and Key West Regional EventRegistration Opens for GT-37 and Key West Regional Event

Registration is now open for two of NAMGAR's premier events. GT-37 will be held in Dayton, Ohio from July 9 - 13 and promises to be an event-filled…  Read more


Photo for 27th SVRA Collier Cup Race & Bucher/Decker Trophy27th SVRA Collier Cup Race & Bucher/Decker Trophy

Much will be written about racers who struggled to find their way to Watkins Glen for this year’s SVRA US Vintage Grand Prix with the Southern Tier Expressway…  Read more


Photo for GT-37 is Coming to Dayton!GT-37 is Coming to Dayton!

Mark your calendars for July 9-13, 2012 and program Dayton, Ohio, into your GPS for GT-37. An abundance of activities is planned by the host chapter, the Southwestern…  Read more


Photo for Rallye to Reno Grill BadgeRallye to Reno Grill Badge

Many of you have shown an interest in obtaining a quality Rallye To Reno grille badge to proudly display on your MG. In response, we have developed a…  Read more


Photo for Reno British Car Club Honors James Phelps with Renkenberger AwardReno British Car Club Honors James Phelps with Renkenberger Award

Reported by Gene deRuelle. Jim served eight years as President of the Reno British Car Club. During his tenure he put forth untold hours coordinating activities, setting up…  Read more


Photo for MG2011 - Some Facts and NAMGAR Class ResultsMG2011 - Some Facts and NAMGAR Class Results

The All-MG Event in Reno, Nevada, organized by the MG Council of Registers, with local coordination by the Reno British Car Club, attracted 612 cars to the car…  Read more


Photo for The Ottawa MG Club Honours Len FortinThe Ottawa MG Club Honours Len Fortin

Last year, the Ottawa MG Club celebrated its 20th anniversary. Through most of that time Len Fortin has been an active member of the club, going back to…  Read more


Photo for Latest Rallye to Reno UpdateLatest Rallye to Reno Update

We now have over 100 cars registered for the Rallye to Reno, with more coming in every day! If you haven't registered yet, please do so, as the…  Read more


Photo for Billy Thompson of White Post Restorations PassesBilly Thompson of White Post Restorations Passes

"I'm sorry to report Billy Thompson, founder of White Post Restorations passed away in his home. His business set new standards in restoration when it opened, and his resleeving business has become known worldwide. I will miss Billy", said Bruce Woodson, NAMGAR Chairman.  Read more


Photo for Rallye to Reno UpdateRallye to Reno Update

Hello Rallye to Reno enthusiasts! I appreciate everyone's interest, enthusiasm, and patience regarding the planning of this Rallye. What started out a discussion between Dave and myself of "How…  Read more


Photo for NAMGAR Members Planning North American-Wide Trip in their MGANAMGAR Members Planning North American-Wide Trip in their MGA

In June 2011, Steve and Sheila Kaufman from the Canadian Classic MG Club will start the road trip of their dreams. Traveling in their 1961 MGA Roadster, they…  Read more


Photo for MG Vintage Racers Celebrate 30th Anniversary in 2011MG Vintage Racers Celebrate 30th Anniversary in 2011

In 1981 vintage racing was just beginning to grow in North America as a few MG vintage racing enthusiasts banded together to establish the MG Vintage Racers’ Newsletter.…  Read more


Photo for Another Review on the Installation of the MOSS Master CylinderAnother Review on the Installation of the MOSS Master Cylinder

I had the opportunity recently to evaluate one the new Moss Motors branded MGA 1600 master cylinders, specifically their part #180-751. The vehicle that this M/C was going…  Read more


Photo for Mac Spears Award Winner 2010Mac Spears Award Winner 2010

In 1994 NAMGAR decided it would recognize people who make a significant contribution to the MG community, especially as it pertains to MGAs. An award was created in…  Read more


Photo for NAMGAR Drive Your MGA and Magnette DayNAMGAR Drive Your MGA and Magnette Day

Saturday, May 7th, 2011 For the past few years, NAMGAR has designated the first Saturday in May as the day to get the car cover off, charge up…  Read more


Photo for Original MGA by Clausager NOW AVAILABLEOriginal MGA by Clausager NOW AVAILABLE

Order Now! Original MGA by Anders Ditlev Clausager is being reprinted, and can now be pre-ordered from Amazon.com. Price is guaranteed at US$32.97. This book has been going for…  Read more


Photo for New NAMGAR Membership FeesNew NAMGAR Membership Fees

As we all know, costs have increased over recent years. This includes the cost of printing and mailing MGA! magazine. The recent flood of letters to the Editor…  Read more


Photo for An Amazing CoincidenceAn Amazing Coincidence

This article, submitted by Dave and Lois Gribler from Ohio, is an amazing coincidence. Anyone who attended GT-36 (2011) in Reno, Nevada, and particpated in the NAMGAR barbeque…  Read more


Photo for A New 5-Speed Gearbox for MGA Coming SoonA New 5-Speed Gearbox for MGA Coming Soon

Vitesse Global Ltd, of Hinckley in Leicestershire, England, have told namgar.com that they are working on a 5-speed kit for the MGA. This will use the latest MAZDA…  Read more


Photo for Sebring Reunion (March 14-17, 2012)Sebring Reunion (March 14-17, 2012)

The Australians are coming and they will be touring the US from March 25th through April 11th.  Read more