April 10-12, 2015

Northeast Classic Car Museum Norwich, New York


The Kimber Festival brings together enthusiasts who are keenly interested in M.G. history. Organized as an academic conference, the program consists of presentations about all M.G.s with topics that may include design and production, technical discussions, competitors, and competitions. You do not need to be a NEMGTR member to present or attend. All MG enthusiasts are welcome!
Registration fee includes Friday evening and all day Saturday admission to the classic car museum, a wine and cheese reception on Friday evening, with the literature swap meet, the Saturday festival presentations by M.G. researchers, luncheon, and the Saturday night dinner with speaker.

The Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich, New York, is the venue for the Kimber Festival. This is a collection of more than 160 beautiful cars and is always in flux, so attendees are going to be treated to an amazing and very large assortment of desirable automobiles. Our program allows for ample time to view all of them. 
The museum is located at 24 Rexford St. (NYS Route 23) Norwich, NY 13815 and their website url is:

Motel Information:
The host motel is the Super 8, 6067 State Highway 12, Norwich, NY 13815. Their special rate is $54.00 per night. Telephone your reservation to 607-336-8880 and ask for the old M.G. special rate. A limited number of rooms are available so do reserve early. Note that most internet specials require non-refundable payment in advance.

Registration Information

The Registration fee is $75.00 per person and includes Saturday lunch and dinner. Register online and save a stamp! Click here for the registration form
If you wish to sign up by snail mail, click here to download a PDF of the Registration form

Schedule of Activities

Friday, April 10    
  1:00-4:00 Registration at the motel
Enjoy the museum’s 175 magnificent cars, literature swap,
and wine and cheese reception
Saturday, April 11    
  9:15-12:00 Morning presentations at the museum
  12:10-1:15 Luncheon
  1:30-4:30 Afternoon presentations at the museum
Dinner with speaker at the museum
Sunday, April 12

Our Speakers

Speaker                 Topic
Fortunato DiRenno Fortunato DiRenno is in the process of restoring an M.G. TC that was used as a Police Car in England. The differences between a normal road car and one used for police patrol are sure to interest everyone.
Richard Miller Richard Miller’s presentation is entitled “Nuffield Place: Modest Home of Britain's Richest Man William Morris Lord Nuffield." Without Lord Nuffield, there may never have been an M.G.
Dick Knudson “Now It’s 90!” putting into perspective his take on when M.G. should be celebrating its birth.
Gord Whatley and Dave Lawley Gord Whatley and Dave Lawley are putting together a presentation about rare M.G. books and paper that is bound to be fascinating. Following their talk, attendees will be invited to show and tell a favorite M.G. book or brochure. This attendee participation should be extremely enlightening.
Geoff Wheatley Geoff Wheatley, who grew up close the Abingdon, is continually researching M.G. history and this year offers, “The Way Back for M.G.-1939.”
This is a partial list of speakers, check back to see any additions

Past Kimber Festivals

  • KF2
  • KF3
  • KF4
  • KF5
  • KF6
  • KF14
  • KF8
  • IMG 1591
  • IMG 1595
  • IMG 1597
  • IMG 1598
  • IMG 1611
  • IMG 1612
  • IMG 1615
  • IMG 1627
  • Peter Ross - M.G.s in the USA in the 1930s
  • Roger Morse - Perfecting a dual circuit braking system
  • Hal Kramer - Inside the T Series M.G. electric System
  • Dick Knudson - Our Master of Ceremonies and past Chairman of NEMGTR
  • Geoff Wheatley - Brooklands, the track where M.G. scored many racing victories
  • Chris Nowlan - The Morris Motors 11.9 hp M.G. Supersports: A Process of Authentication
  • Good Food, Good Friends & lots of car talk!
  • Owls Head Transportation Museum
  • Owls Head
  • Owls Head
  • Owls Head
  • Dick Knudson
  • Rudy Krueger
  • Owls Head Representative
  • Dick Little