The MG Car Club of Toronto and the North American MGB Register are excited to invite you to Peterborough, gateway to the scenic Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario next June 19-23 for MG2022. Peterborough is located roughly half way between Toronto and Ottawa and the area boasts some fantastic MG driving roads in Central Ontario’s idyllic cottage country.  Peterborough is a vibrant small city that is home to some excellent local attractions. We are thrilled to be heading back to Peterborough after hosting the very first annual convention of the North American MGB Register there back in 1992. 

 

The organizing committee of MG2022 has been hard at work over the last few months preparing a robust schedule of programs and events that MG enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy.

 

Highlights of our program will include the car show held at Nichols Oval Park, the same location as the car show was held back in 1992. Nichols Oval Park provides us with a fantastic setting for a car show, offers plenty of shade and is only a 5-10 minute drive from the host hotels. We can’t think of a better location to be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the MGB. 

 

Our tech session lineup is already shaping up to be one not to miss. Alan Vinegar has lined up some fantastic presenters that should provide a diverse range of interesting topics for the MG enthusiast. We are also planning to have the legendary John Twist in attendance to carry out his always popular rolling tech session. 

 

We will have several self guided and organized tours available. We are planning some driving events including a local rallye and funkhana. We have recently been in discussions with Hagerty in regards to offering a “Shift School” geared towards the next generation of MG enthusiasts. Elaine Kerys and her team have been hard at work contacting local businesses and places of interest. Our Navigators program is shaping up to be fantastic and one of the best ones I have ever seen at an MG event.

 

Plans have yet to be finalized but at this point we have recently re-affirmed the commitment of our special guest speaker for the awards banquet and we can’t wait to reveal who that person is once we have finalized the arrangements. 

Finally, we understand COVID has been a tough time for a lot of people. We will be doing our best to monitor the constantly evolving situation. Rest assured that we will be doing everything we can to provide all attendees with the safest and most enjoyable experience possible at MG2022. 

 

We look forward to providing you with an update later this year, closer to when registration opens. Until then, Safety Fast!

 

Jeremy Holdsworth

MG2022 Vice Chair

 

While you’re waiting, here’s a little ditty hosted on SoundCloud which we hope will help whet your interest: MG2022 Thirty Years on When the Fun First Begun