Please note, this is a revised announcement.
The newsletter version is no longer correct.
Because our finish location couldn’t accommodate us like they did last year, there are a few changes to the 2022 Cecil Kimber Birthday Rally. The date stays the same, May 1, but the start and finish locations are different. We are actually quite happy the way it worked out. First, we’ll now finish at our favorite brewery in Avondale Estates; The Lost Druid. And second, the necessary route changes actually cut out a couple of the less nicer roads and construction zones. And to make it all work, we moved the starting location about 10 miles further East.
Cecil Kimber Birthday Rally
Cecil Kimber was the first general manager of the MG Car Company. He led the transformation from a Morris garage, first to The Morris Garages Ltd., and later to the M.G. Car Company. Cecil Kimber, who sadly died in a train accident on February 4, 1945, on London’s King Cross Railway Station, was born on April 12, 1888, and to celebrate this we invite you to the Second Cecil Kimber Birthday Rally on Sunday, May 1*.
The details are:
We’ll meet at the QuickTrip on 5065 Stone Mountain Hwy (a.k.a. Hwy 78), Stone Mountain, GA.
From the perimeter, I-285 East, take Hwy 78 towards Snellville and Athens. It is a divided highway for about 9 miles. The QT is on North-East corner of the intersection of Hwy 78 and Parker/Davis, at the second set of traffic lights on Hwy 78.
Drivers Meeting and hand-out of the no-getting-lost GPS style driving instructions.
Rally Start, the route is about 2.5 hours, 45 miles long, with (a) manned checkpoint(s) (restrooms on site) and several self-service questions along the route.
Finish at The Lost Druid Brewery, 2866 Washington St, Avondale Estates, GA. Weather permitting, we’ll be outside, at picnic tables, for lunch (kitchen on site) and to sample their excellent beers. And… we’ll have a Cecil Kimber birthday cake for dessert.
Please let us know if you’re planning to participate by:
- Click on the ‘Yes’ button at the top of this email.
- Call or email Reinout Vogt
- Click the ‘Register’ button on the Cecil Kimber Birthday Rally page on the calendar on the PMGR website https://peachtreemg.com
For questions, please contact Reinout Vogt at 847.342.9804 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*April 10, the Sunday closest to Cecil Kimber birthday is the Peachtree MG Registry’s monthly meeting. The following week is Easter Sunday and the Sunday after that we are at the Gathering of the Faithful (GOF) in Howey in the Hills Florida. So, May the 1st it is… The Second Cecil Kimber Birthday Rally.
Cecil Kimber competing in Old Number One in the 1925 Land's End Trial