54th Annual Southern Gathering of the Faithful
The first GOF-South was in 1967, only a couple of years after the first NEMGTR GOF, and we have continued to celebrate families and MGs ever since. Please mark your calendar and your vacation schedule for the 54th annual GOF-South April 17-19, 2020 at the historic Mission Inn Resort and Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. Register and book your room now while the special GOF rate is still available. Information at www.gofsouth.org
April weather in Florida is the best of the entire year. GOF-South is centrally located to all regions of Florida, and about three hours’ drive from the FL-GA state line. For Northeast visitors, the Amtrak Auto Train station is only 35 miles from the resort,
Activities start Friday morning with a SafetyFast inspection and help with repairs if needed. A casual "meander-rallye" on two-lane Florida back roads starts at noon to a quaint Florida village for lunch and shopping and on to America's Seaplane City. Unwind in the resort's spa or play a round of golf. Optional self-guided drives and activities are available all weekend. The Friday seminar is on Collector Car Insurance. First Timer's car show starts late afternoon followed by the Meet & Greet reception. We aim headlights after dark.
Saturday is non-stop. A hundred well-loved MGs from concours quality to long overdue for restoration take to the show field in the morning along with over 200 MG enthusiasts. Join the walk-around tech session. Haggle at the autojumble. A British Tea and fashion show brings out our refined character. The spirited "Rallye de Montagne" on shady winding roads to the highest point on the Florida peninsula departs right after the show. Kick back with recipes, contests, and socializing in the hospitality room. Mid-afternoon seminars are on wire wheels and MG electrics. The gala awards banquet lasts into the night.
Sunday morning GOF attendees gather to reminisce and to help owners tweak their engines before departing, or you can enjoy a Champaign brunch. A quiet nature trail is an optional stop after you depart. Drivers may have an opportunity to participate in autocross.
GOF-South weekend is total MG immersion that you won't soon forget.