April 8-10, 2016

America on Wheels Museum

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.

A unique museum that celebrates all things auto. There are many rotating exhibits. Check out their website at:

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
Dick & Ann Knudson will be in the museum lobby and will be able to direct speakers to our function room so they can try out any computer connections. Enjoy the museum
  7:00-9:00 At the hotel (GPS setting 1443 Alta Drive, Whitehall, PA  18052) a Meet and Greet will be sponsored by the local M.G. club in the Ramada’s dining room right next to their bar. Hot snacks will be available, and the literature swap meet will be held.  There will also be a showing of M.G.s outside.Dinner on your own (suggestions in your packet)
  9:00 -?? Natter at the hotel bar
Saturday, April 9    All events are at the America on Wheels Museum (5 North Front Street, Allentown, PA)
  9:00 Greetings
  9:30-10:30 Richard Miller   The British Automotive Invasion of North America from the MGTC to the MGB
  10:15-10:45 Coffee available but no break
  10:30-11:15 Mike Leckstein  The Circuit of Britain
  11:15-12:15 Geoff Wheatley  The End of an Era
  12:15-1:15 Lunch plus Book 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.
  1:15-2:15 Ken Beck  Secrets to Perfect Wheels & Tires
  2:15-3:15 John Nikas  British Sports Cars
  3:15-4:15 Robin Barker  MGA Sales Literature and the Nuffield Press Code Revealed
Dinner, Speaker  Tom Wilson  Tanks and TCs: M.G. in the 1940s
Sunday, April 10

 We will hold a raffle of selected desirable items we hope you will support. Of course we need some said items . . . so, it you have some M.G. goodie you would like to contribute for the raffle, bring it along to the museum for the drawing.

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