Chicagoland MG Club: Abingdon
Abingdon '04: The MG Weekend
Popular Vote Car Show
Wash it if you feel like it?

In years past there has been an astounding concours judging car show with shine and polish everywhere. Well, some folks aren't quite into that, or maybe their daily driver MG simply isn't concours. For the last few years the field of entrants has been showing up a little later at the show grounds, washing and polishing a little less, with a few of the cars (present party incuded) retaining their "Badge Of Honor" road dirt. (Well, maybe it depends on where the dirt came from). This year there will be a popular vote car show, with the entrants doing the voting. In addition to the traditional classes of MGs we may find a winning "Voters Choice", or "Diamond In The Rough" (or maybe "Most Likely To .... ???").

Those who take great pride in the preparation and originality of their automobile may like to check out the optional Abingdon Sterling class (with an extra fee) for the best of the best.

Car Show Lineup

Traditionally it takes at least three cars to make up a trophy class. For the purpose of awarding trophies the smaller classes may be combined into larger classes of at least three entries. This will be at the disgression of the event organizers (and subject to change).

RESULTS OF THE 2002 CAR SHOW JUDGING


THE MMM MGs  1929-1935  THE FEATURED MARQUE
  MMM - Four cylinder
1st    1930 M Type       Jack & Helen Heist
2nd    1931 M Type       Reinout   Henneke Vogt
3rd    1935 PB           Tom Metcalf
  MMM - Six cylinder
1st    4 Special         Bob “God Father” Rich
  MMM - 3 Race Prepared
1st    1930 M 12/12 Brooklands Racer ,  Jack Kahler
2nd    1934 N Type       Bob Sterling
3rd    1938 C Type       Bill & Becky Goulette
  PRE-WAR MGs   T-series  1925-1955
1st    1955 MG TF        Ed   Chris Curtis
2nd    1938 MG TA Tickford  Jim & Pam Welch
3rd    1953 MG TD        Rich   Marilyn Davies
  MGA  1956-1962
1st    1962 Deluxe	 Al Crist
2nd    1959 MGA          Eddie Hubbard
   MGB MARK I  1962-1967
1st    1962 MGB          Roger Meltin
2nd    1967 MGB          Montie & Jane Morris
  MGB MARK II  1968-1974
1st    1970 MGB          Roger & Shirley Gobbert
2nd    1972 MGB          Bill & Ferne Evans
3rd    1970 MGB          Bill & Sandy Hamaker
  MGB MARK III  1974.5-1976
1st    1975 MGB          Dave & Bentiman Ransum Jr.
  MGB MARK IV  1977-1980 incl. LTD ED
1st    1980 MGB          Earl & Jean Campbell
2nd    1977 MGB          Barb & Larry Henley
3rd    1980 MGB          John Swanson
  MGB/GT  1965-1974.5
1st    1973 MGB/GT       Jake & Ann Snyder
2nd    1968 MGB/GT       Terry & Virginia Allen
  MGC MGC/GT  1968-1969
1st    1969 MGC          Averil Merritt
  MG MIDGET  1961-1979
1st    1978 MG Midget    Tim Swanson
2nd    1966 MG Midget    Wayne Soderbeck
3rd    1976 MG Midget    Larry Daniels
  MGs MODIFIED AND V8  POST WAR
1st         MGB V8       John Hubbard
2nd    1978 MGB          James Madson
3rd    1978 MGB          Larry & JoAn Coleman
  MG SEDANS  POST WAR
1st    1949 MG YF        Curtis & Paulette Wyttenbach
  OTHER BRITISH  ANY YEAR
       2002 MINI COOPER  Janisse Selan
  BEST IN SHOW - PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD
       1930 M TYPE 12/12
       Brooklands Racer  Jack Kahler
  DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH - PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD
       1974 MGB/GT       Bob Bentzinger


RESULTS OF THE 2001 CAR SHOW JUDGING

The winners of the 2001 show were as follows:

Pre-War and T-series
1stRed TCMike Weisheit
MGA
1stGrey 1958Bill Pederson
2ndGreen 1960John Mangles
Chrome Bumper MGB
1stBronzeYellow 1971-72Roger Goebert
2ndBlue 1970Rick Hamaker
3rdGreenRon Neal
Rubber Bumper MGB
1stBRG 1980Brett Eighner
2ndBrown 1979Steven Rindt
3rdBlueMike Weisheit
MGB GT
1st1973Tom Crause
2ndYellow 1969Larry Henle
MGC   V8
1stBlack 1980Brian Ball
Midget
1stBlue 1978Tom Swanson
2ndGreenLarry Daniels
Best of Show
1stBRG 1980Brett Eighner
Best Blue Car
1stBlueMike Weisheit
The Sterling Award
 1958 MGABill Pederson
 1980 MGBBrett Eighner
 1954 MG TDCurt Bork


RESULTS OF THE 2000 CAR SHOW JUDGING

The Abingdon Summer Party 2000 car show had 122 entrants which were divided into 12 classes. The oldest car was a 1935 MG PB. The newest car was a 1980 MGB. All the cars were driven to the show, even though some were trailered into Galesburg. The number trailerd was under 10. The show was entirely MG with the exception of one lonely Triumph. There were 4 entrants for the STERLING award, 1935 PB, 1949 TD, 1954 TF, and a rubber bumper MIDGET. The results of the show judging and the sterling awards leave some other observations to be made.

1) Sunny August weekends bring out MGs.
2) Most MGs are driven, some for long distances (Ontario, Canada, was the farthest).
3) Most MGs are in good enough shape to show (not mine).
4) Triumph owners are a brave lot.


The winners of the 2000 show were as follows:
Pre-War
1st Place     John and Joyce Schmale
T Type
1st PlaceJohn and Jean Ver Hulst
2nd PlaceEdie Hubbard
3rd PlaceMike and Susie Weisheit
MGA
1st PlaceTerry and Judy Frisch
2nd PlaceCarl Young
3rd PlaceAl Crist
MGB Mark I 62-67
1st PlaceRalph and Dawn Stegal
2nd PlaceMike and Joan Schram
3rd PlaceLewis Dove
MGB Mark II 68-74
1st PlaceBob Houillon
2nd PlaceJim Orr
3rd PlaceRoger and Shirley Goebber
MGB Mark III 74.5-80
1st PlaceJohn Swanson
2nd PlaceClarence "Sam" Lay
3rd PlaceRay and Pauline Bonze
MGB GT
1st PlaceGreg Perigo
2nd PlaceLarry Henle
3rd PlaceBarry Jones
MGC
1st PlaceRuss Cassolari
2nd PlaceDane Lay
3rd PlaceRick and Jean Ingram
Midgets
1st PlaceDan Davies
2nd PlaceTim Swanson
3rd PlaceLarry Daniels
Sedans
1st PlaceKurt Wyttenbach
Modified
1st PlaceEd Fila
2nd PlaceMike Engleton
3rd PlaceWade Keene
Other (the Triumph)
1st PlacePaul Perschnich
People's Choice
1st PlaceJohn amd Joyce Schamle
STERLING
 John and Joyce Schamle
 John and Jean Ver Hulst

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