Register's Chairman, Keith Sanders, addressed the gathering, and extended his warm thanks -as we all did - to Rick, and presented him with a memento for the occasion. First, second, and third place awards were given to those with the winning cars following the voting from the morning's car show, in each class - tourer and GT. Rick and Keith then conducted an auction with bidding on donated (including by members in attendance) MG and car related items - and that resulted in several hundred dollars for the AMGCR coffers.
This year, the CMGC was also represented by Jack Feldman (who has attended at least a dozen of these boondoggles over the years), despite his C being with son Louis in Oregon - the state where next year's C Event will be held (and where no doubt Jack will be). Chris & Anne Shepard arrived in their GT Friday night, after realizing at the last minute their schedule would allow it - better late than never! MGCs from other states were there, with the farthest being from Connecticut.
Fortunately, the weather was not hot - between 75-85 degrees - and it did not rain. A couple of MG owners had issues with their cars, but Chris & Anne and I did not, and we had uneventful trips there and back.
Again, kudos goes to Rick and Keith for their leadership and their enthusiasm for the MGC. It was an action-packed C' Event in our MGs and in the company of each other. All in attendance enjoyed themselves, with acquaintances made and renewed. MGCs and their owners might be few in number, but as was shown at CBA XXXIII - nice things come in small packages.