April 13 -15, 2018
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Hammondsport, New York
The Kimber Festival brings together enthusiasts who have a keen interest 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 and more. You do not need to be a NEMGTR member to present or attend. All MG enthusiasts are welcome!
The venue for this year's event is The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, NY. The Curtiss Museum features a wide variety of exhibits. You'll find aircraft, motorcycles and automobiles, along with exhibits that show the history and legacy of Glenn H. Curtiss, the history of Hammondsport, wine making in the Finger Lakes, women in aviation, and Mercury Aircraft Inc.
Our headquarters hotel is The Days Inn, Bath, NY. It is a short drive from Bath to Hammondsport and the Curtiss Museum – about ten minutes north of the hotel.
The registration desk for the Kimber Festival will open at 1:00 p.m. Friday at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. You will be able to take a relaxed tour of the facility and grounds during the afternoon. Dinner will be on your own and our Kimber Festival “Hospitality Room” will be open at the event hotel at the Days Inn. The Hospitality Room will be open from 6:30 pm on for a social gathering and flea market of items you may want to sell or trade. The Ontario Chapter of the NEMGTR is sponsoring part of the Friday evening refreshments.
Saturday morning we will be back at the museum for coffee and the start of the presentations. Lunch and dinner are included in the registration fee.
Presentations will include:
||The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum by Makenzie Witter|
|>||Across the USA in an MG in 1936 by Richard Miller|
|>||Team Racing with “Ts” (Early Exploits of the M.G. Car Club T-Register Racing Team in Enduro events in England) by Peter Ross|
|>||Morris and the Aero Market by Geoff Wheatley|
|>||MG’s EX176 Engine – From Race Car to Land Speed Record Holder by Tom Lange|
|and several other presenters who have not yet decided on their titles.|
Presentations will be held in the museum theatre and Saturday meals will be within the museum facilities.
We have chosen the Day’s Inn, 330 West Morris Street, Bath, New York, 14810 (607-776-7644) as our place to stay. Rooms have been set aside for us under the "New England MG T Register Kimber Festival" group code for Friday and Saturday nights. The room costs is $69.99 a night. Rooms have two double beds. We also have the meeting room at the Days Inn reserved for both Friday night and Saturday after the museum events for our social activities. Attendees need to make their own room reservations directly with the hotel. Cutoff for our special rate is March 12, 2018.
Kimber Festival registration will be $75 per person and includes all entry fees, presentations and meals on Saturday. The museum costs are also covered for the weekend. A cash bar will be available Friday and Saturday nights and possibly during the day on Saturday.
The sign up form is below. If you are not comfortable using our secure, online form click here to download a PDF of the sign up form. Print and send the completed form to Gord Whatley, 32 Brock St., Acton, Ontario, Canada L7J 1N2 with a check made out to NEMGTR (US $). Registrations should be in to the organizers by March 12, 2018. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES (preliminary)
|Friday, April 13|
|1:00-4:00||Registration open at the museum. Tour the museum on your own|
|Dinner on your own|
Social gathering and flea market at hotel
|9:00 -??||Party On!|
|Saturday, April 14|
|1:15 - 5:00||Presentations|
|5:00 - 7:00||Dinner|
|7:00 - ??||Social gathering and flea market at hotel|
|Sunday, April 15
KIMBER FESTIVAL 2018 REGISTRATION FORM
Past Kimber Festivals