MG Abingdon Weekend í06 Report
October 6-8, 2006 The RETURN TO ABINGDON-'06 is now history. It was a really great week-end. We had 18 cars registered. Sixteen were MGs. We had one car from the Madison Club in Wisconsin. We were joined by members from Rockford and Abingdon.
The car show was held on the Legionís lawn as usual. This year Bill had planned on classing the cars by license plate numbers, but that didnít work out as most of the cars would have been in the same class. His second choice was random placement. Results of the car show follow.
Results of the Car Show:
Class A - Rick Hammer - Blue B
Class B - Jim Simpson - White B
Class C - Norm Cramer - Red B
Class D - Curt Bork - Citron B
Class E - Terry Allen - Red TD
ALPHA - Ed Eddleston - Yellow 1100 Princess
Many thanks to Bill Mennell for running the car show.
We then moved on to the gymkhana and five cars participated in the event. Itís not often that you get to close Main Street in a town for some spirited competitive driving. Our cheering section included other weekend participants plus residents of Abingdon. This quite an event for the town and they go all out to support us.
Results of the Famous Abingdon Gymkhana:
Ladies Class: Deb Mennell - 37.760;
Sherry - 44.511
Open Class: Wilbur Mennell - 33.142;
Kurt Bork - 35.877;
Dino Perez - 36.374;
John Schroeder - 41.013;
Exhibition Class: Barney Gaylord - 31.914
Thanks to Barney and Wilbur for running the gymkhana this year.
Many thanks to Rick and Jan Wesley and Tom and Judy Josefek for their help with the hospitality room. Tom was also the official photographer for the week-end and we will post his photos on the web site.
Saturday dinner was at the Soangetaha country club again and the food was delicious. There were 32 people at the dinner. Some of us went back for seconds and there was plenty of food left. I donít think anyone left hungry.
On Sunday some of us drove parts of the color tour as we headed home.
We stopped in Knoxville for their craft show and to celebrate their 175th anniversary. We then went to the Walnut Grove Farm for some additional craft shopping before driving out to the restored Wolf Covered Bridge. We had an absolutely perfect weekend, temperatures were in the 70ís and it was sunny. We enjoyed good food, good refreshments, and great company. All in all, it was a perfect MG weekend.