NEW ENGLAND MG ‘T’ REGISTER, LTD.
GOF Mk 107 Riverhead, NY
October 14 - 18, 2020
For the first time the New England MG T Register will be holding a GOF on eastern Long Island and visiting the north and south forks of the area. The event will be based in Riverhead where the two forks split to form Peconic Bay. As part of the event we will be visiting the wine country of the north fork, once one of the potato growing capitals of the US, now home to over 40 working wineries and vineyards.
We will also visit Greenport and Sag Harbor, once the whaling capitals of the world and now two picturesque seaside villages with interesting shops and restaurants. We will cross from the north to the south fork via Shelter Island, a lovely island reachable only by ferries on the north and south ends.
We will then drive through the area known far and wide as The Hamptons, and during this part have the opportunity to drive the original street race course in Bridgehampton where MG T’s acquitted themselves quite proudly as well as visit what remains of the once world famous Bridgehampton Road Racing Course and pass by the remains of Henry Austin Clark’s Long Island Auto Museum.
And for the golfers among you we will drive through Shinnecock Hills Gold Club and past The National Golf Links, two of the highest rated and most famous golf courses in the world.
Long Island is also one of the cradles of aviation. Charles Lindberg began his historic flight across the Atlantic Ocean from here and the Apollo Lunar Landing Module was built here. One of the nation’s oldest lighthouses sits at Montauk Point and was commissioned by George Washington. Teddy Roosevelt’s home, Sagamore Hill, in Oyster Bay is also a must see for history buffs when visiting. And finally, for those who like to shop our hotel sits across the street from one of the largest Outlet Malls in the eastern United States. So, lots to see, lots to enjoy, and we look forward to hosting you on Long Island this October.
Hotel Registration Information
Marriott Residence Inn Long Island East End
2012 Old Country Road, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-905-5811 or 888-236-2427
Exit 72 of the Long Island Expressway / I-495
Our host hotel is located in Riverhead, New York, making it easy to access destinations such as Tanger Outlets Riverhead, the city of Hampton and Bedell Cellars. Catch a show at Suffolk Theater, or take in East Coast views from Montauk Point Lighthouse. End your day in the room suites complete with plush beds and stylish décor.
To create a setting that feels like home, our accommodations feature full-size kitchens, free high-speed Wi-Fi and large TVs. After a good night's sleep, enjoy our complimentary breakfast buffet boasting a selection of your favorites. The hotel feature a fitness center with a variety of cardio equipment and free weights so you can maintain your exercise routine. Enjoy a swim in our indoor pool and whirlpool with atmospheric lighting. In warmer months, cool off at our outdoor pool with scenic vistas.
The hotel offers two pricings for rooms
Studio's are $ 209.00/night
or Studio Suite's $219.00/night
plus 11.6% tax. You will need to indicate which type of room you want at time of registration. Parking is included with each room.
To reserve call 631-905-5811 or 888-236-2427 and mention "The New England MG T Register" to get our room rate. If you prefer to use online reservations use the following link https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/isprh-residence-inn-long-island-east-end/?scid=45f93f1b-bd77-45c9-8dab-83b6a417f6fe
Hotel room group rate cut-off is August 19, 2020. You need to make your reservations by then to get the group rate. Reservations after that date are at the posted hotel rate,
Schedule of Activities
We are still putting together the final schedule. Updates will be posted as we get them
|Wednesday, October 14 , 2020|
|1:00 - 4:30||Registration Open
Model and memorabilia display
|5:00 - 6:00||Great Unwashed Car Show||Hotel Parking Lot|
|Evening||Dinner on your own.||Restaurant listings will be available|
|8:00 to ?||Socializing||Lobby/Bar|
|Thursday, October 15, 2020|
Model and Memorabilia display; Photo Display
|11:00 - 5:00||North Fork Wine Tour||Tour on your own (with help from local -- we hope)|
|10:00 - 4:00||Sightseeing on your own||Check your packets for suggestions|
|6:00||Buffet||Room TBD We will be discussing Friday activities|
|7:00 til ?||Socializing||Lobby/Bar|
|Friday, October 16, 2020|
|10:00 - 12:00||Registration (may be open later in the day also)|
|10:00 - 4:00||Rallye||Be at front of hotel for drivers meeting at 9:45|
|1:00 - 5:00||Sightseeing/Touring on your own||Long Island area|
|5:00 - 6:00||First Timers’ Car Show||Parking Lot|
|6:00||Dinner on your own||Check your packets for suggestions|
|Saturday, October 17, 2020|
|10:00 - 12:00||Car Show
Photo Display, Model and Memorabilia Display
|12:00 - 5:00||Enjoy the area, tour Long Island, play with the cars :-)||Check your packet for suggestions|
|6:00||Cocktails (cash bar)|
|9:30 til ?||Socializing for those who are up to it!|
|Sunday, October 18, 2020|
|9:30||Winners Circle Photos||TBD|
|Bon Voyage 'til June 2021 and GOF Mk 108 / MG2021 International|
Want to register online? Click here for the Online Registration
GOF Registration cut-off is September 25,2020.
Things to Do / Places to Go
(This is not a complete list, just some suggestions. There will be more in your packet)
The Big Duck
WHERE: Flanders, New York
American roadside attractions are notoriously kitschy, but New York’s Big Duck is the “quackiest” of them all. Hatched in 1931, the 20-foot-tall bird has a white ferro-cement body and eyes made from Ford Model T taillights. Three locals designed it to encourage drivers to make a pit stop and wander inside to buy eggs and duck products. Today, the Big Duck is a beloved local landmark that contains a gift shop. On special occasions, the caretakers dress up the bird in ridiculous outfits. It wears a necklace of Christmas lights in December and an Uncle Sam hat and sash for the Fourth of July.
Railroad Museum of Long Island
Full-steam ahead to the Railroad Museum for the train enthusiast in your family.
1797 Old Country Road
Rev up for some roaring family fun at this outdoor raceway. Check out some of the country's oldest stock car tracks, with a 1¼-mile, high-banked oval course that is home to NASCAR racing, demolition derbies, pro trucks, and more.
Long Island Aquarium
431 East Main Street
Head over to Main Street's main attraction—Long Island's only aquarium.
The All Star
96 Main Road
This ultra-modern and sleek-looking alley will bowl you over with fun.
Hallockville Museum Farm
6038 Sound Avenue
This sizeable property, for decades a working farm, is now an agricultural museum and outdoor classroom.
Martha Clara Vineyards
6025 Sound Avenue
Owned by the Entenmann family, famous for its baked goods, Martha Clara is perhaps the most family-friendly vineyard on Long Island.
Special thanks to the MG Long Island Center club for their generous support of GOF Mk 107
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 September 25 to Annie Wincze, 456 Cherry Brook Rd., Canton, CT 06019