Kimber Festival 2016


April 8-10, 2016

America On Wheels Museum -- Allentown, PA


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, with the literature swap meet, the Saturday festival presentations by M.G. researchers, luncheon, and the Saturday night dinner with speaker.

Friday the 8th of April enjoy the museum in the afternoon followed by a meet and greet. Dinner on your own followed by a natter in the hotel bar.
Saturday, starting at 9:30 there will be a series of speakers. Lunch and dinner will be at the museum with a speaker at each meal. We will also feature a book show and tell where attendees can show a book that is special to them and explain why.

Registration for the event will be $75.00 and includes museum admission, the Kimber Festival day, and both lunch and dinner on Saturday.

America on Wheels Museum is our host for this year's Kimber Festival. The office in the museum is the only remaining part of the old building which use to be a meat packing plant called A&B meats (founded in 1887). In total he building is 43,000 square feet. The museum offers over 23,000 square feet of Exhibit space divided into three main galleries and several smaller Exhibits. It also offers food and educational experinces for all.

Motel Information:
Ramada Inn, 1500 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, PA, under 2 miles to the America on Wheels museum where the Kimber Festival will be held. Call the hotel at 1-610-439-1037 to make your reservation. The special room rate of $71.99 can be booked by asking for the Old M.G. rate. The hotel requests that reservations be made by March 8th to receive this special rate.

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 8    
  1:00-4:00 Registration at the motel
Enjoy the museum’s exhibits
Saturday, April 9    
  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 10
Speaker   Topic
Robin Barker    “MGA Sales Literature and the Nuffield Press Limited”
Richard Miller   “The British Automotive Invasion of North America from the MG TC to the MGB.”
John Nikas, Special Projects Coordinator
Moss Motors
  “The British Sports Car Companion – British sports car ownership in the 21st Century”
Geoff Wheatley   M.G. history -- “The End of an Era”
Tom Wilson   “Tanks and TCs: M.G. in the 1940s”
Mike Leckstein   25th Anniversary of “The Circuit of Britain 1990: From Plan to Reality”
Ken Beck   "Wheel Wisdom"

We will also be repeating the Show and Tell where each attendee will be invited to share a book that has been important to him or her in their M.G. enjoyment. Don’t forget the literature swap meet!

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