Scheduled Events


Please note. that as we are launching this site early, not all the events have been finalized and are still subject to some updates/additions. As we get closer to the event, we’ll be able to make these more final but obviously things like the car show and the banquet will not change.

The calendar has the Agenda view is the default format but there is also a poster-board view option. You can even filter the events by category, if you’d like to create your own custom view.

You can “subscribe” using the button at the bottom of the calendar to import the calendar details into your own calendar application (Outlook, Apple, Google or other iCal format calendar etc.). You can also print the schedule from the Agenda (default) view by using the small print icon on the top of the calendar (to the right of center).

Jun
18
Mon
2018
MG2018 Registration & Silent Auction @ Salon E & F Hotel Event/Meeting Rooms
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration

Registration for the event will be open.

If you are pre-registered (recommended) this is where you can pick up your registration packet and information along with your event badges/access passes. You will also be able to collect pre-ordered regalia items.

If you have not pre-registed for the event, you can sign up on site and make regalia purchases from the limited supply of regalia that will be available for purchase at the event. We strongly recommended pre-ordering regalia items to ensure the item you want will be available.

Silent Auction

Items and bidding for the silent auction will take place in the registration area.

Arts & Crafts, Models and Photos

These will also be in the registration area so be sure to visit to view and vote on these items/competition.

Hotel Meeting Rooms Layout/Map

See below for a overview map of the hotel meeting rooms and ballroom area.

Hotel Floorplan Meeting Rooms

MG2018 Welcome and First Timers Reception @ Salon C Hotel Event/Meeting Rooms
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Details

Please join us for the MG2018 Welcome Reception featuring our “First Time” guests. Cash bar service.

Hotel Meeting Rooms Layout/Map

See below for a overview map of the hotel meeting rooms and ballroom area.

Hotel Floorplan Meeting Rooms

Jun
19
Tue
2018
Yoga @ Salon C Hotel Event/Meeting Rooms
Jun 19 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Details

Stretching, meditation and easy yoga moves. Mats and water provided. Space limited to 25 Participants

Hotel Meeting Rooms Layout/Map

See below for a overview map of the hotel meeting rooms and ballroom area.

Hotel Floorplan Meeting Rooms

John Twist Rolling Tech Session @ Side Portico - Host Hotel
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

John is legendary for his rolling tech sessions at numerous national MG events throughout the country over the years. John “sets up camp” in the hotel’s car park and an endless line of owner cars ensues with John fixing, tweaking and adjusting which is something to behold.

John Twist has been in the MG trade for over 45 years. He worked at an MG dealership in the US; he worked in England at the largest MG dealer in the world, the original University Motors; and he has operated his own University Motors since 1975. John’s University Motors has worked on MGs from nearly all the states, including Alaska and Hawaii. They perform bench, line, and restoration services.

John is an MG author, writing technical articles since 1979. His articles have been published in all the national club magazines as well as Abingdon Classics, Classic MG Magazine, MG Magazine, MG Enthusiast Magazine and Moss Motoring. He is the former tech chairman of the American MGB Association and now tech coordinator for the North American MGB Register (NAMGBR).

John is an MG organizer. He is the founding chairman of the NAMGBR; a co-founder of the local West Michigan “Old Speckled Hen” MG Car Club; and co-founder of the British Motor Trade Association. John is an event manager. The University Motors MG summer parties were some of the largest MG events in the world outside of England. Three of those events boasted over 550 MGs on the field. He was the chairman of the first all-Register MG meet, MG International-Indy 96 which drew 1200 MGs.

John is a seasoned MG tutor. Since 1983, he has held 30 technical seminars at his shop plus numerous off-site seminars. Over 2000 MG enthusiasts have attended his sessions. His rolling technical sessions are a recurring hit at MG and British car shows throughout the country. He now has nearly 300 YouTube videos on line, with nearly 5,000,000 views.

John is a mechanic. He began working on his own MG in 1968 and still works in the shop today. John is the father of four children, grandfather of three. He is a Vietnam vet. John runs a red 1962 MGA 1600 Mark II Deluxe and a Harvest Gold 1973 MGB-GT. He calls Marshall, Michigan, his hometown but he has lived in Grand Rapids since 1973. He collects coins, is an avid genealogist, and writes historical articles, on occasion, for his hometown newspaper.

MG2018 Registration & Silent Auction @ Salon E & F Hotel Event/Meeting Rooms
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration

Registration for the event will be open.

If you are pre-registered (recommended) this is where you can pick up your registration packet and information along with your event badges/access passes. You will also be able to collect pre-ordered regalia items.

If you have not pre-registed for the event, you can sign up on site and make regalia purchases from the limited supply of regalia that will be available for purchase at the event. We strongly recommended pre-ordering regalia items to ensure the item you want will be available.

Silent Auction

Items and bidding for the silent auction will take place in the registration area.

Arts & Crafts, Models and Photos

These will also be in the registration area so be sure to visit to view and vote on these items/competition.

Hotel Meeting Rooms Layout/Map

See below for a overview map of the hotel meeting rooms and ballroom area.

Hotel Floorplan Meeting Rooms

MGC Poly Bushing and Front Suspension Rebuild – TBA @ Salon A Hotel Event/Meeting Rooms
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Details

Learn how to to disassemble, refurbish and rebuild your MGC front suspension. Install poly bushings and reset trim height.

Hotel Meeting Rooms Layout/Map

See below for a overview map of the hotel meeting rooms and ballroom area.

Hotel Floorplan Meeting Rooms

TSD Rallye School – Eric Salminen & Dennis Blevins @ Salon B Hotel Event/Meeting Rooms
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Details

For anyone running the Time Speed Distance Rallye on Wednesday, we encourage you to join us for our Rallye School. The topics to be covered include – Time, Speed, and Distance Rallies, Various presentations of Route Instructions, Odometer calibration checks including running a live odometer check leg, Maintaining an average speed, Monte Carlo Rallies, Clocks, Instruments, and their use, How to win a Monte Carlo, Self-scoring and Improving your skills. We may even run an actual mini rally complete with checkpoints and hold a debriefing session afterwards.

Hotel Meeting Rooms Layout/Map

See below for a overview map of the hotel meeting rooms and ballroom area.

Hotel Floorplan Meeting Rooms

Crocheting @ Salon C Hotel Event/Meeting Rooms
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Details

Learn to make a pot holder. Two instructors will be on hand to help beginners. They will also help you brush up on advanced skills. Space limited to 25 Participants

Hotel Meeting Rooms Layout/Map

See below for a overview map of the hotel meeting rooms and ballroom area.

Hotel Floorplan Meeting Rooms

DOT 5 – Conversion/Hydraulic Cylinder Rebuilding – Chris Horant @ Salon A Hotel Event/Meeting Rooms
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Details

What is DOT 3. What is DOT 5. Why don’t they play well together, and uses for each. Cylinder reconditioning methods and procedures and bleeding techniques. DOT 5 conversion do’s and do not’s for a successful system overhaul.

Hotel Meeting Rooms Layout/Map

See below for a overview map of the hotel meeting rooms and ballroom area.

Hotel Floorplan Meeting Rooms

Jewelry Making @ Salon C Hotel Event/Meeting Rooms
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Details

Join instructor Kathryn Zaleski as she teaches you how to make a beautiful bracelet.
Fee of $30.00 per person (Space limited to 15 Participants)

See below for an example of what you will be making. Click on the image for a larger close up view.
JewelryExample

Hotel Meeting Rooms Layout/Map

See below for a overview map of the hotel meeting rooms and ballroom area.

Hotel Floorplan Meeting Rooms

Rocker Cover Races @ TBC
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This year’s Rocker Cover Races will be held on Wednesday, June 19. If you need to build a racer, all the rules are below.

The Course

  • The course shall consist of a launch incline eight feet long, followed by a level run of twenty feet.
  • The launch incline shall be divided into two lanes, each 18-24 inches wide. The incline shall be two feet high at the rearmost part and level with the course at the front edge.
  • The front edge shall be mitered so as to provide a smooth transition from the incline to the run out area.
  • The official “Starting Line” shall be two feet from the rear edge of the incline. A mechanized starting gate may be provided.
  • The run out section of the course shall consist of two lanes, each three feet wide. The lanes shall be clearly marked.
  • The finish line shall be marked twenty feet from the front edge of the launch incline.

The Cars

  • The cars shall have no power source. All motive force is provided by gravity.
  • Cars shall be based on an actual rocker cover from a British automobile engine.
  • Wheelbase shall be no more that twenty-four inches.
  • The car’s wheelbase must fit within the starting gate and the ramp’s rear-edge
  • The cars body may “hang-over” the front starting gate or rear-edge of the ramp, but the wheels must fit within the starting area of the track
  • Wheel track shall be no more that fourteen inches.
  • Cars must have four wheels, each no more than six inches in diameter and all wheels must be in contact with the ground.
  • A car may not “jettison” any type of object onto the ramp on its descent.

The Races

  • As practical, Awards will presented in a Junior Class (16 and under) and an Adult Class
  • Cars will be run in heats of two cars each.
  • One alignment run down the course will be allowed prior to each heat.
  • The cars are to be launched with their front wheels on the starting gate. The first car to have its front wheels cross the finish line is the winner of that race. If neither car makes it to the finish line, the car going the furthest in its lane wins.
  • If the wheels of a car should cross over the lane marker, the car shall be disqualified. The competing car immediately becomes the winner for that race.
  • The car that wins two out of three races in that heat will be declared the winner and will advance to the next round until all are eliminated except one car.
Parking Lot Party @ Outdoor Terrace & Adjacent Parking Lot
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Come out to have a drink and kick some tires while listening to the sounds of the British Invasion. Music provided by Jammin with Jefferson. A cash bar will be available.

Jun
20
Wed
2018
Yoga @ Salon C Hotel Event/Meeting Rooms
Jun 20 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Details

Stretching, meditation and easy yoga moves. Mats and water provided. Space limited to 25 Participants

Hotel Meeting Rooms Layout/Map

See below for a overview map of the hotel meeting rooms and ballroom area.

Hotel Floorplan Meeting Rooms

MG2018 Registration & Silent Auction @ Salon E & F Hotel Event/Meeting Rooms
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration

Registration for the event will be open.

If you are pre-registered (recommended) this is where you can pick up your registration packet and information along with your event badges/access passes. You will also be able to collect pre-ordered regalia items.

If you have not pre-registed for the event, you can sign up on site and make regalia purchases from the limited supply of regalia that will be available for purchase at the event. We strongly recommended pre-ordering regalia items to ensure the item you want will be available.

Silent Auction

Items and bidding for the silent auction will take place in the registration area.

Arts & Crafts, Models and Photos

These will also be in the registration area so be sure to visit to view and vote on these items/competition.

Hotel Meeting Rooms Layout/Map

See below for a overview map of the hotel meeting rooms and ballroom area.

Hotel Floorplan Meeting Rooms

Paint Restoration and Detailing Tips – Steve Williams @ Side Portico
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

MG’s of Baltimore’s own master of sparkle, Steve Williams, will show you how to take that old, dull, weather-beaten paint and make it shine like new. Steve is a three time best-of-show winner and shine and detail are his passion. The session will include a demonstration of wet sanding and buffing designed to eliminate the fear of putting sandpaper on paint. It will also cover the basic products and tools you need (and don’t need) to get your LBC looking great and ready to go to a show.

SU Carburetors Set Up & Tuning – Randy Kegg @ Salon B Hotel Event/Meeting Rooms
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Details

Learn how to tune and set up SU carburetors. Adjustment of linkage, synchronization of multiple carburetors, mixture adjustment, examining carburetors for wear and potential overhaul, variations among different models of carburetors, tips and techniques.

Hotel Meeting Rooms Layout/Map

See below for a overview map of the hotel meeting rooms and ballroom area.

Hotel Floorplan Meeting Rooms

TSD Rallye @ Meet at Movie Theatre Parking Lot
Jun 20 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

This will be a straight-forward Time-Speed-Distance Monte Carlo style rally of approximately 60 competitive miles. No unpaved sections. Timing will be scored to one-one hundredth of a minute (.01). All vehicles welcome. The rallye will run through the back roads of Adams County PA.

A drivers meeting will be held at 9:30 am with the first car off at 10:01 am. The cost will be $40 per car (This includes a $10 cash refundable deposit for the car rallye number) Space is limited to 50 Cars.

1863 Fashionable Tea @ Salon C Hotel Event/Meeting Rooms
Jun 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Details

Join us for a 1863 Fashionable Tea to include Italian Wedding Soup, Salad, Finger Sandwiches and a Selection of Mini Desserts. Coffee, Fine Tea & Iced Tea will be provided. We will have reeanactors present with costumes that you can try on for photo ops that will allow you to get a real feel for the time. Space limited to 50 Participants.

Hotel Meeting Rooms Layout/Map

See below for a overview map of the hotel meeting rooms and ballroom area.

Hotel Floorplan Meeting Rooms

Funkhana @ Rear of the Theatre Parking Lot
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This low-speed event will be a test of your driving skill – with usually some comic relief. Each car participating will need both a driver and a navigator. While there is no additional charge for the Funkhana, we need you to register to manage numbers and have details of who will be participating – maximum 50 cars.

If you are not familiar with a Funkhana, see more info about them here: http://www.funkhana.com/

Post Abingdon Talking Tour – John Stevenson @ Side Portico
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

John Stevenson is member of the MGCC Toronto and the Montréal MG Car Club. He bought his first MG at the age of fourteen. It was a 1967 MGB Roadster that he and his dad restored by the time he was 17 years old. Ever since John has been collecting and restoring MGs from a 1952 MG TD to a 2005 MG SV. John’s interest in Modern MGs started in 1993 when he saw a brand new MG RV8 at the Scottish Motor show in Glasgow, Scotland. In 2013 John imported his first RV8 from Japan. Along with various MGFs and RV8’s he owns a 1985 MG Montego Turbo, 1985 MG Metro Turbo and a 2001 MG ZT Saloon. As one of the founding members of the Canadian Modern MG Rover Car Club, John has a keen interest in all MGs built before and especially after 1980

Why Did They Do That? – Kelvin Dodd @ Salon B Hotel Event/Meeting Rooms
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Details

Kelvin Dodd, who needs no introduction, will present a revealing and fascinating discussion entitled “Why Did They Do That?” Ever wonder why your MG requires a wide variety of wrenches? Did you wonder why you can’t get exact replacements for your mid ‘70s switches? For answers to these questions and more, come join this session for an irreverent look at the market and manufacturing forces that affected our cars.

Hotel Meeting Rooms Layout/Map

See below for a overview map of the hotel meeting rooms and ballroom area.

Hotel Floorplan Meeting Rooms

Jewelry Making @ Salon C Hotel Event/Meeting Rooms
Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Details

Join instructor Kathryn Zaleski as she teaches you how to make a beautiful bracelet.
Fee of $30.00 per person (Space limited to 15 Participants).

See below for an example of what you will be making. Click on the image for a larger close up view.
JewelryExample

Hotel Meeting Rooms Layout/Map

See below for a overview map of the hotel meeting rooms and ballroom area.

Hotel Floorplan Meeting Rooms

Silent Auction Pick Up @ Salon E & F Hotel Event/Meeting Rooms
Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Details

The silent auction bidding will end promptly at 2:00 pm. From 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm you will be able to come in to see if you won, pay for your items and pick them up. We ask that you please pick them up by 4:00 pm so that we can clear out the room.

Hotel Meeting Rooms Layout/Map

See below for a overview map of the hotel meeting rooms and ballroom area.

Hotel Floorplan Meeting Rooms

Parking Lot Party @ Outdoor Terrace & Adjacent Parking Lot
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Come out to have a drink and kick some tires while listening to the sounds of the British Invasion. Music provided by Jammin with Jefferson. A cash bar will be available.

Jun
21
Thu
2018
Car Show @ Host Hotel Field
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The MG2018 Car Show will be held on the hotel grounds.Cars will be grouped on the show field by NAMGBR Class. Voting will end at 1:30 pm. Boxes will be located at the NAMGBR table. Food trucks will be set up for those who do not want to leave the show field or you can visit the Appalachian Brewing Company. They will have a Rootbeer Float fundraiser with proceeds to benefit a local charity.

Pre-Banquet Cocktails & Mix & Mingle @ Host Hotel
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Details

Join us for the MG2018 Pre-Banquet Cocktail Hour which immediately precedes the Closing Banquet. This will start at 6:00pm in the Prefunction Area outside Salon D-F and the Outdoor Terrace. Cash bars will be set up.

Hotel Meeting Rooms Layout/Map

See below for a overview map of the hotel meeting rooms and ballroom area.

Hotel Floorplan Meeting Rooms

MG 2018 Awards Closing Banquet @ Hotel Banquet Room
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Details

Join us for the MG2018 Closing Banquet and Awards presentation in Salon D-F starting at 7:00pm. Cash Bars will open at 6:00pm in the prefunction area and remain open throughout the banquet. The evening’s meal will be buffet style and consist of Greek Salad with Fresh Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Bell Peppers, Bermuda Onions, Feta Cheese, Served with Aegean Dressing; Classic Caesar Salad with Shaved Parmesan and Garlic Croutons; Seared Chicken Breast with Sauce Puttanesca.; Sliced Roasted Beef Roast with Green Peppercorn Sauce; Sautéed Fresh Filet of Codfish with Lemon Caper Sauce, Grilled Zucchini, and Pan Seared Pierogi; Chef’s Selection of Starch; Chef’s Selection of Seasonal Fresh Vegetables; Assorted Rolls and Butter; Assortment of Desserts and coffee, tea and water.

Hotel Meeting Rooms Layout/Map

See below for a overview map of the hotel meeting rooms and ballroom area.

Hotel Floorplan Meeting Rooms