What is NAMGAR?

North American MGA Register

The Register was established in 1975, with the sole objective of promoting the restoration, preservation, and enjoyment of the MGA, Magnette and their Variants.

As of October 2016, 8,525 cars have been registered, with a membership of approximately 2,000. The Register currently shows 8,180 MGA's, 229 Magnettes, 19 Variants, and 97 unknown/undeclared models. (Variants are cars built using the MGA engine or chassis, such as the Elva Courier). In addition, there are a number of specific interest groups affiliated with NAMGAR - MGA Coupe, MGA 1600 Deluxe, Z Magnette Group (ZMG), Elva Courier, MGA 1800, MGA Twin Cam, and MG Vintage Racers.

While NAMGAR was created to specifically serve the North American MGA enthusiast, we now boast a world wide membership with over 12 countries represented. NAMGAR is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, Registrar, and Marketing & Communications Director. These 5 people are assisted by many other volunteers in order to bring you our magazine, website, and annual events.

NAMGAR Mission Statement

The North American MGA Register shall promote the preservation and enjoyment of the MGA sports car and its variants; encourage fellowship among MGA owners; aid members' efforts to restore and preserve these cars by publishing and exchanging maintenance and restoration information.

Valuable Publication

NAMGAR's award winning, bi-monthly publication, MGA!, provides member submitted articles about ownership experiences as well as information on events and activities, technical assistance, classified ads, and material of interest to MGA enthusiasts. It is the life-line of the organization.

Members will also receive a bi-monthly enewsletter, eNews!, which is distributed to members six times a year in the months between the issue of the magazine.

Featured MGA! Articles


Each year NAMGAR holds its annual Get Together (GT) which draws an average of 200 to 300 people, and as many as 175 MGAs and MGA Variants. The site of this event moves around the continent in order to provide everyone an opportunity to participate. In addition, NAMGAR supports various regional gatherings organized and hosted by NAMGAR chapters.
About NAMGAR Events

Local Chapters

At present there are over 57 recognized chapters throughout North America, and Norway. It is the chapters who host the National GT and regional gatherings.
About Regional Chapters

Membership in NAMGAR

The North American MGA Register invites anyone with an interest in MGAs, Magnettes, and Variants to join.  Ownership of an MG is not a requirement for membership.
About Membership

Last updated on October 26, 2016.