Raymond Costa attending this year’s MG GOF West and has sent in the following report … If you are a fan of all things MG, Delevan Wisconsin was the place to be between June 27 and June 30 this year. Gatherings of the Faithful, or GOFs, are regional get-togethers for owners of MG cars. Originally conceived as gatherings for 1955 and older MG cars, more modern MGs are welcome if you can call a car that is no newer than thirty-eight years old “modern.” This year’s event was sponsored by the Vintage MG Car Club of Chicago. This GOF Central included the annual gathering of the North American MMM Register, an organization dedicated to preserving sporting MGs made before 1936, and many of these jewels arrived from as far away as Denver, Atlanta, and Alabama.
This meet is intended for all marques of British cars. This is not a car show. The goal is to provide a meeting place for buyers and sellers of used parts, new parts, accessory items, tools, memorabilia, and just about anything else of interest to the British car enthusiast. The 21st meet promises to be the best yet! It has become a regional event! The site is an indoor heated facility that is centrally located in the Chicago area. Last year over 800 buyers attended, and the vendor spaces were nearly sold out. This event has had strong support from all of the British car clubs in the Chicago area, and this year looks to be bigger than ever before.
More than 20 British car clubs, 500 automobiles and over 2,000 people are expected to join in the 30th annual Chicagoland British Car Festival, which is much more than just a car show. The Festival features, authentic British food, Irish dancers, music, technical learning sessions, car merchandise giveaways, classic car parts vendors and new car dealers showcasing the latest imports from Great Britain, including Jaguars and Bentleys. And for the first time, this year’s festival will include valve cover racing, a gravity-propelled competition using modified automobile engine valve covers on wheels. Admission for the general public is free, with donations encouraged for Shelter, Inc., which is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing community-based, emergency and longer-term housing for abused and neglected children. www.shelter-inc.org. The early registration fee is $20.00 before August 23, 2016, and $25.00 after the deadline and at […]