It was five years ago on July 15, 1994 that we lost John Thornley.
The post war MG cars so many of us are wrapped up in - the MGA, the MGB,
especially the MGB GT, the modern Midget, and the MGC all owe their existance
to John's tenure as Managing Director of the MG Car Company from 1952 to his
retirement 30 years ago in 1969. He was the founding Secretary of the MG Car
Club and was still serving as the Car Club's President at his death. It was
appropriate in every way that he was known as "Mr. MG".
Please take the time to raise a glass of Guiness or its visual twin, a can of
Castrol 20/50 to John's memory - or better still, go out and find a nice
twisty road in your MG.
Downers Grove, Illinois USA