GOF Mk 103 Schedule


GOF Mk 103 Concord, NH
September 5 – 9, 2018


Welcome to Concord, NH and GOF Mk 103!

We barely scratched the surface of the exciting things to do in Concord, NH so we are heading back. This time we'll be visiting some historic homes, a real throwback drive-in and maybe a little mystery thrown in. September in New Hampshire is the best time of year to visit. Warm days, cool nights and lots of great restaurants, drives, some new restoration shops and a tech session or two will fill the week. Check out the schedule below for more information on this great GOF.

What we'll be doing . . .

Our weekend will start out with our Great Unwashed car show on Wednesday evening followed by dinner on your own. We have lots of great suggestions for where the locals go for great food. On Thursday we'll have tech sessions and a drive to a Hot Rod shop, the First Timers car show and then we'll head out to Arnie's Drive In for an MG cruise night and drive-in food. What better way to show off cars from the '40s and '50s!

Friday will start with a rally. This is a great area for this type of event and we have some seasoned rally masters working up the route. In the afternoon we'll be heading out to Canterbury Shaker Village for a guided tour. They also have some Concord Coaches to look at.
You'll be back in plenty of time to get ready for the Friday evening excitement our Crime and Pun-ishment A 1920s Murder Mystery Experience More about the Friday night event is below the schedule

Saturday we'll be having our car show, photo voting, models, memorabilia and mobilia display and flea market. The hotel will have its cafe open for service so you can grab a quick bite and be ready to head out on the tour to the Franklin Pierce Manse.

This GOF will feature the Concours d'Provenance. If you wish to participate in this event please contact David Sander to sign up.  Then we'll head in for the cash bar cocktails before dinner and awards. Some really interesting activities...something for everyone.

Hotel Registration Information

The Concord Courtyard by Marriott is the ideal location for a GOF vacation. Located off I-93, the hotel and conference center is minutes to the NH State Capitol, local colleges, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, The Capitol Center for the Arts and shopping in downtown Concord. Only a short drive to the Manchester/Boston Regional Airport, Canterbury Shaker Village and NH Motor Speedway. Take a scenic ride to the NH Lakes Region and the beautiful White Mountains of NH.

You must call the hotel directly to get the NEMGTR rates. Room Rate $129 plus tax. Cut off for rate is 8/15.  Use NEMC for the group code.
Courtyard by Marriott Concord
70 Constitution Avenue
Concord, NH 
(603) 225-0303
View the hotel's web site at: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mhtcn-courtyard-concord/

Getting to the GOF

The Courtyard Marriott is very easy to get to. Located right off Interstate 93.



Schedule of Activities --  We are still putting together the final schedule. Updates will be posted as we get them


Wednesday, September 5, 2018
1:00 - 5:00  Registration Open
 Model and memorabilia display
 Merrimack Room
4:00 - 5:00  Great Unwashed Car Show  
Evening  Dinner on your own. Restaurant listing will be available  
8:00 to ?  Socializing  Lobby/Bar
Thursday, September 6 2018  
9:30 - 10:30  Rob Medynski -- Distributors  Concord Room
11:00  Cruise to Eli English in Pittsfield  
1:00 - 5:00  Registration Open
 Model and memorabilia display
 Merrimack Room
2:00 - 4:00 RAE Motorsports visit
 Concord, NH  We will have directions at the registration table. NEW
4:00 - 5:00  First Timers’ Car Show  Parking Lot
 5:30  Cruise to Arnie’s Place.  They will section off a portion of their lot for MGs for a cruise night.
 7:00 til ?  Socializing  Lobby/Bar
Friday, September 7, 2018  
9:30   Rallye start  Front of Hotel
11:30 - 12:30  Lunch Concessions   Courtyard Cafe
12:45 - 3:30  Caravan to Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH for guided tour.  Space is limited. Don't forget to sign up!
1:00 - 5:00  Registration Open
 Model and memorabilia display
 Merrimack Room
6:00 - 11:00  Crime and Pun-ishment A 1920s Murder Mystery Experience  State Rooms
   Socializing for those who are up to it!  
Saturday, September 8, 2018  
9:30 to 12:00  Car Show   Hotel Parking Lot. We would like to encourage members who are showing their parents’ former car to display a little history of their car at the show.
   Photo Display, Model and Memorabilia display   Merrimack Room
11:30 - 12:30  Lunch Concessions   Courtyard Cafe
1:00 - 3:00  Caravan to the Franklin Pierce Manse  Space is limited. Don't forget to sign up!
4:00 - 5:00  Concours de’Provenance  Back parking lot
6:00  Cocktails (cash bar)  State Rooms
7:00  Awards Banquet  State Rooms
9:30 til ?  Socializing for those who are up to it!  
Sunday, September 9, 2018    
9:30  Winners Circle Photos  TBD
   Bon Voyage  

Event Details

Cruise to Eli English Restoration -- This is a full fabrication Hot Rod shop. Join us for a fun drive to a restoration shop that is a bit different than others we've visited.  Located in beautiful South Pittsfield, NH.  Traditional Speed and Custom specializes in period correct hot rods and customs, as well as high end, high tech show rods. All projects are built to very high standards with expert craftsmanship, attention to detail, visual aesthetics and drivability. 

Cruise-In at Arnie’s Place --  What's better than a cruise-in and drive-in food! We are heading to Arnie's Place on Thursday night for an evening of tire kicking and old-fashioned food.  Arnie's has the largest selection of award winning homemade ice cream! They also strive to make their mouthwatering Bar-B-Que, even more mouth watering everyday in their in-house smoker!

Canterbury Shaker Village, Inc. -- This is a beautiful drive to an exceptional place. The Shaker Village is an internationally-known non-profit museum founded in 1969 to preserve the heritage of the Canterbury Shakers. Designated as a National Historic Landmark for its architectural integrity and significance, the Village has 25 restored original Shaker buildings, 4 reconstructed Shaker buildings, and 694 acres of forests, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds under permanent conservation easement. There is a charge for this activity and space is limited.

Friday Night Buffet --  Crime and Pun-ishment A 1920s Murder Mystery Experience

mystery2Things take a turn for the gutter at Mafia Don Lou Zar’s juice joint when someone is put on ice! The crowd is chock full of potential suspects. Jealous, jilted lovers, a rival Mafioso, and a pair of undercover feds make an appearance at this speakeasy and not a single person is muttering a word! Help find out who’s on the level and who’s on the lam by trading clues with your guests, gathering information, and solving the crime before the murderer hotfoots it out of there!

Dress for this night of murderous mayhem includes flapper dresses, zoot suits, feather boas and headbands, pinstriped suits and fedoras. If you aren’t feeling that jive you can dress as a private detective to help solve the crime, just don’t frame the wrong guy!



Caravan to the Franklin Pierce Manse -- The Pierce Manse is the only home ever owned and lived in by President Franklin Pierce, a New Hampshire native and the 14th President of the United States.

Take a step back in time by touring President Pierce's historic home. Using hands-on objects, primary source documents, and visual clues in the historic house, visitors will learn about what life was like in the mid-19th century for Franklin Pierce, his wife Jane, and their two sons. http://www.piercemanse.org/ 

Concours de’Provenance

Honoring Dave Raymond #96

A Special Event for the Fall Gathering

Dave was extremely tenacious about tracking down every bit of information he could about his cars. His N Type single seater has one of the most complete, documented histories of any prewar MG.. He was proud not only of the actual history of the car but also the various paths his research took as he sought out people and references to document the provenance of his car.

The Register is once again organizing this event, so talk to or contact David Sander by clicking here: David Sander Chairman. For this event, only a maximum of five cars will be chosen to participate, so contact David early. The car must be present with the material displayed. Presenters should be prepared to talk for 5-10 minutes about their experience with the car.

Cars showing in this event must display as much provenance as possible.

The special display will feature up to 5 cars and provenance items such as Early registrations/log book, early photos, photos of restoration, prizes won including trophies, history, previous owners, trips and competitions, sales brochures, road tests, advertisements, owner's manuals, shop and parts manuals, guarantee certificate, anything that contributes to documenting the history of the vehicle.


Things to Do / Places to Go

Here are a few suggestions for things to do around Concord and good places to eat.

Restaurant Suggestions: In Concord:

Revival Kitchen
Siam Orchid
The Barley House

Area Attractions:
North East Motor Sports Museum, Loudon, NH http://www.nemsmuseum.com/
The Currier Museum, Manchester, NH http://currier.org/
McAuliffe - Shepard Discovery Center and planetarium, Concord, NH https://www.starhop.com/
Audubon Society of NH, Concord, NH http://www.nhaudubon.org/
Henniker Brewery Tours – Brewery tours are available on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m., and the tap room is open weekdays from noon to 6 p.m.

The Photo Contest Rules

All photos are to be 8”x10”; NO MATTING, NO FRAMES, NO CAPTIONS/COMMENTS
Name and Register # on back of photo • Limit of 3 entries per member.
Prefer photos submitted prior to August 15, 2018 Leesa Hudak, 149 Morrill Road, Canterbury, NH 03224

Want to register online?  Click here for the Online Registration page.