Fifty-third Annual GOF-South

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We're Revving up our Engines to Prepare for the Fifty-third Annual GOF-South

There is No Such Thing as a Standard GOF and We Intend to Prove it by Announcing The Key Feature of GOF-South LIII featuring --  A Drive Around the Daytona Speedway Road Course in Your MG!

 

What is GOF-South?

Maybe there are a few folks who are wondering just what all the excitement is about. So, for the edification of the “still wondering,” here is a short explanation of a GOF-South.

The Gathering of the Faithful (GOF) was a term coined in the mid-1960s. The intention of a GOF was, and remains to this day, a gathering to bring together experienced and novice MG owners and enthusiasts to share Technical and Parts information.

The Car show is not so much a competition but an opportunity for MG owners to show off their Pride and Joy. No matter if your MG is a basket case, a work in progress, your daily driver, or a Trailer Queen it will be most welcome. The Information sharing feature is the reason for a GOF. The fun, the comradery, an excellent resort as a base of operations, makes it a fine long weekend.

A GOF-South is the premier annual MG event in Florida and has been continuously held for the past 52 years. Two Florida MG clubs are responsible for hosting the event with a different club hosting each year. What we, at MG Classics of Jacksonville, have in store for GOF-South 2019 may be seen by selecting the 'Preliminary Program' on the Top Menu. The 'Big Thing' is the opportunity for participants to drive their MG around the Road Course at the Daytona Speedway.

Check these links for up to date information : https://www.gofsouth.org/registration
https://www.gofsouth.org/about


(Preliminary -- check the event website for more information)
Thursday, April 11th 2019
02:00 pm - Early Check in at the Plaza
03.00 pm - Hospitality Room Open to Registrants & Family:
Room - Granada A.
03:00 pm - Registration Packages Available for Collection in the Colonnade Room.
03:30 pm - Guided Tour to "The North Turn" Restaurant. Make your own arrangements for dinner if you do not join us at "The North Turn".
10:00 pm Hospitality Room Closes
Friday, April 12th 2019​
08:00 am - Hospitality Room Open to Registrants & Family
09:00 - Registration Packages Available for Collection in the Colonnade Room until mid-Day
10:00 am - Seminar - Five Speed Gearbox Conversion
11:00 am - Seminar - Wire Wheels (What you need to Know)
Lunch - Please Make Your Own Arrangements for Lunch
1.30 pm - Technical Seminar with MG Experts
04:00 pm - Depart for the Speedway
05:00 pm - Laps on the Speedway Road Course
06:00 pm - Hospitality Room Closes
07:00 pm - First Timers Show
07:30 pm - Meet & Greet Buffet BBQ Dinner on the Terrace
08:30 pm - Hospitality Room re-Opens
10:00 pm - Hospitality Room Closes
Saturday, April 13, 2019​
08:00 am - Hospitality Room Open to Registrants & Family
09:00 am - Registration Packages Available for Collection in the Colonnade Room until mid-Day
09:00 am - 01:30 pm - Main Car Display - Walk Around Tech. Session
Lunch - Please Make Your Own Arrangements for Lunch
02:30 pm - Guided Driving Tour to "The Living Legends Car Museum"
02:30 pm - Guided Driving Tour to "The Ormond Loop"
Free Time After Car Show and Driving Tours
05:30 pm - Hospitality Room Closes
07:00 pm - Awards Banquet in The Ballroom
08:00 pm - Banquet Program
Hospitality Room Opens after Banquet Until ???
09:00 pm - Adjourn to the Hotel Bar!!!
Sunday, April 14, 2019​
08:00 am - Hospitality Room Open
09:00 am - Winners Circle/Photo Oportunity
10:00 am - Hospitality Room Closes
Bon Voyage - Safe Journey Home - Safety Fast
Please Note: This Preliminary Schedule is Subject to Change as the Program Develops

This is the primary event every year so please dust off the MG, or fuel up the family iron, and join us for a fun-filled weekend. That is what owning an MG is all about. Enjoying the fellowship, friendship, and hardship that is part and parcel owning one of these little British cars.

Safety Fast at the Track!