GoF West 2019, the premier MG event for the 2019 season, will be held in the heart of the largest stand of ponderosa pine forests in the nation, with the host hotel, rally, car display and other GoF functions held in beautiful Prescott, Arizona. While we have had GoF West functions in other parts of Arizona, this will be our first visit to this area. This event is open to all models of MGs.
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. This will be the 53rd annual gathering of MG enthusiasts in the South. 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 […]
Field display of Jaguars, MGs, other British cars and British motorcycles. Concours judging for jaguars if owners request, all other cars judged by “entrant’s choice”. August 17th – Friday night welcome reception August 18th – Field event with cars on the field during the day and awards banquet at night August 19th – Choice of brunch or drive to a racetrack event
Celebrating the MG T-series, all MGs (and other British cars) are welcome. There will be a first timers show, a main event car show by the lake, a barbecue, banquet, tech talks, auction, movie night, rally, tours of the area, valve cover racing and much much more. The event will also be the annual gathering of the North American Triple M register, for MG Midgets, Magnas, and Magnettes from before the second world war. All events except the tours and rallies will be held on the scenic ground of the Lake Lawn Resort, a family resort with a renowned spa.
Inviting you to the 52nd annual Southern Gathering of the Faithful celebrating “MGs and friends forever.” GOF-South Mk LII is four days of non-stop MG action for the entire family. Meet MG owners from around the world Seminars by famous MG experts Driving tour to MG shops Hands-on tech sessions Two MG car shows GOF can be the perfect trip for your family or your MG buddies: terrific Florida weather, world famous motorsports events all month long, and of course GOF-South. Use the calendar on the Motorsports page of the GOF website to plan your visit. On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gofsouth
Our video of this week this time comes by way of Ohio. Well, it comes from the MG Cars Channel actually. The video is a wrap-up of the recent MG Gathering of the Faithful (GOF) that took place last week in Akron. Although the weather turned rainy, it sounds like a good time was had none-the-less. You can see more details of the event at the GOF Central website. Make sure to check out all of the cars winning awards on the awards page. The 2018 GoF Central will be held at Lake Delavan, Wisconsin, beginning on June 27th. More info is available at the official site.
GOF Central XXXXL will be held in Akron, OH, July 11-15, 2017. This event is open to ALL MG’s and will be hosted by the Ohio Chapter of MGT Register. It will be a featured event for MMM’s and the 40th anniversary of the Ohio BuckAyes of NAMGAR. Enjoy the first class ambiance of our host hotel, the Hilton Fairlawn and its sister hotel, Double Tree Inn while you connect with other kindred MG spirits! Drive your MG back in time when you enter Hale Farm and Village for Thursday’s grand Car Show on the lawns under the spreading shade trees. This 200-year-old farm and village showcases the early history of Ohio’s “Western Reserve” area. Enjoy driving the peaceful and quiet roads through the forests and hills of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio’s only National Park. Have fun on the […]
The Forty-Third annual Gathering of the Faithful (GoF) West will be held at the Eagle Crest Resort, a full-service destination resort located on 1,700 acres next to the Deschutes River in a high desert setting, just 18 miles north of Bend, Oregon. This area of Oregon has been the home of many car events in the past, including many MG events. All owners of vintage MG’s or persons interested in the MG Marque are invited to register and attend. Trophies will be awarded in the Car Display, Rallye, Funkhanna and Long Distance driving in two categories: pre-1956 MG’s, and post 1955 MG’s. The resort features a wide variety of premium accommodations including the fully-renovated Lodge at Eagle Crest. The Resort boasts spectacular views of the Cascade mountain range and serves as the perfect hub to enjoy all of the recreational activities […]
The North American Council of M.G. Registers is pleased to announce that MG2016 will be held from June 13th-17th, in Louisville, Kentucky! Join the North American MMM Register, the New England MGT Register, the North American MGA Register, and the North American MGB Register for four fun-filled days of MG camaraderie. Louisville is home of the “Louisville Slugger” (the official baseball bat of major league baseball), Churchill Downs (where the “most exciting two minutes of sports” is held each May), and is the source of 1/3 of the world’s supply of bourbon. Louisville will have something to offer to everyone in attendance. Louisville is centrally located for the majority of the host registers’ members. The mid-week event will allow for travel to and from Louisville on weekends! Contracts have been secured with a group of seven hotel properties (essentially across […]
Our Video of the Week this week is not just a single video but an entire channel. The MG Cars Channel was created by of David Shelburne of Shelburn Films. In David’s words, “there are lots of individual MG videos out there, on YouTube and others. But it’s not easy to find the specific videos you are interested in. What I am trying to do is create one place where people can go and find a large variety of MG videos to choose from.” This is the place to find videos about all things MG. You can become familiar with the history of MG by learning about the various models produced through the years; start with “The First MG,” to learn that it was not the car we call “Old Number One.” Follow the link at the end of each video to find […]
MG Motor UK is pleased to announce it is the first volume manufacturer to confirm its attendance at the new London Motor Show. MG will be displaying its latest model range at the Battersea Park show in May 2016. Matthew Cheyne, Head of Sales and Marketing for MG, said: “We’re really excited to announce our attendance at the London Motor Show. It’s great to see a motor show return to the UK and we’re thrilled to be part of it. “We see it as a fantastic opportunity to showcase our latest range and interact with the public. We really hope that more manufacturers will follow and the show will be up there with the likes of Geneva and Paris as a platform for launching new and exciting brands and models.” Those attending the motor show will see MG’s latest range […]
Note – This show has been postponed to the 24th due to weather. On Behalf of the Entire Grand Strand British Car Club, We Welcome You to Our Third Annual Car Show at The Market Common! Dash Plaques will be given to all pre-registration entrants and will be available for some late and “day-of” registrations. Award Plaques or Trophies will be presented to winners in each Class with at least one entrant. Special Award for the entry with the “Best Picnic Presentation”. A portion of the 50/50 raffle tickets will be contributed to Canine Angels Service Dogs, a nonprofit group that rescues dogs from shelters and trains them to become service dogs. More information about the organization can be found at www.CanineAngelsServiceDogs.org. In addition to all of the beautiful British cars, only 2 blocks away is The Market Common which […]
Over the next few days, I will be posting some pictures and impressions from the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance that took place this past weekend in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Most of these pictures, such as the ones of the beautiful MGA that you see below, were taken by Leigh Gill of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This 1960 MGA Twin Cam Coupe is one of only 48 built in 1958 but not titled until 1960. It is owned by Bob and Lynn Wilson of Lisle, Illinois. Uncovered in garage in Wisconsin, where it had been carefully stored for 25 years, this beautiful car required only time, patience, love and a bit of touch-up paint to return it to its original charm. Due to its highly unmolested nature, this car serves as a great example for those seeking orginality. Stay tuned for more […]
News from MG Motors announces that the new MG6 enjoys a higher level of equipment than the model it replaces while offering customers a saving of almost £3,000 over the previous car. The new front includes new lamps, grille, lower vent, and LED daytime running lights. On higher level trims, the MG grille is highlighted in chrome. At the rear, the update has been even more dramatic, with a lower black aerodynamically styled bumper and shaped tailpipe. These changes all contribute to make the 2015 MG6 unmistakable on the road. The 2015 MG6 retains the look of a distinctive, fastback vehicle with the addition of standard 16” alloys across the range. The 6 has been rationalised with the 1.8 petrol and Magnette saloon making way in the new range. The 1.9 DTi-Tech diesel from the previous car remains, but with […]
Time for a little vintage racing. Yes, our video this weeks comes from the VARAC. The VARAC, the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada, is the main Vintage Racing Club in Eastern Canada. All VARAC members share a desire to preserve, restore and race historically significant cars in a form as close to the original specification as possible As for the video itself, it is a profile of MG. Who doesn’t love the MGs? (Don’t answer that. We don’t want to hear it.) Featured in this fantastic video by KarmaComa Studio are three uniquely different versions of the MG. Owned by VARAC members David & Evan Holmes, Dave Good and Gary Allen, these cars have been restored and carefully prepared to race the toughest circuits in North America. More info about racing with VARAC is available at www.varac.ca and about […]
The Classic MG Club of Orlando invites MG lovers everywhere to Gathering of the Faithful South XLIX from April 17-19, 2015 at the historic Mission Inn in “Old Florida” Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. Gear-heads of all brands are welcome to walk around and see over 100 MGs on display. “Gathering of the Faithful” (GoF) was coined in 1965 by the late Frank Churchill of the New England MG T Register as an event for MG owners to gather and meet other faithful MG owners. Now, GoFs are the premier MG events each year in four areas of the country: New England, Central, West, and South. The Classic MG Club is the host of this year’s GoF South. The club, founded in 1963, is one of the most active MG clubs in the U.S. The first GoF South was three years later in […]
After a brief absence, we return with a new Video of the Week. This week MGBs are on the mind and so our video will be one entitled “The Car’s the Star”. It is a documentary on the famous MG which was produced for basically two decades. For those who have been living under a rock and aren’t familiar with the MGB, the ‘B’ as it is known is a two-door sports car manufactured and marketed by MG Cars and its successors as a four-cylinder, soft-top roadster (1962-1980) — along with variants including the MGB GT three-door 2+2 coupé (1965-1974), the six-cylinder roadster and coupé MGC (1967-1969), and the eight-cylinder 2+2 coupé, the MGB GT V8 (1973-1976). Replacing the MGA in 1962, production of the MGB and its variants continued by the British Motor Corporation and its successors, British Motor […]
The American MGB Association’s 38th Annual Meet – AMGBA MEET 2015 – for the MGB, MGB-GT & Midget – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – October 3, 2015 MG sports car production as we know it was discontinued in 1980 with the closing of the famed Abingdon-On-Thames works in the United Kingdom. But these modern day classics are being preserved forever here in North America by members of the American MGB Association which serves enthusiastic MGB, MGB-GT, and MG Midget owners throughout the USA, Canada and throughout the world. Each year, the AMGBA holds its National Meet. The 1978 initial gathering was held in Chicago. In 1979 and 1980 the AMGBA National Conventions were held in New York state, in Ithaca and Glens Falls. The organization’s success led to renting the world famous Indianapolis 500 Motor Speedway in 1981 for the […]
The best New spy shot so far of the MG CS SUV, showing the side and the real all-naked for the first time. Sporty lines and a sleek profile, but tires look awfully small. Debut of the MG CS is expected for the Chengdu Auto Show in September. Price will start around 120.000 yuan and end around 160.000 yuan ($19.000 – 26.000). Production cars stays close to the MG CS Concept that debuted on the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. Engine chat: still a confusing picture here with many conflicting reports. Early on we heard the MG CS would be available with a 135hp 1.5 turbo and a 204hp 2.0 turbo, both mated to a 6-speed DCT. Recent reports in Chinese media revealed a much larger line of engines: 1.3, 1.4 turbo (developed with GM), 1.5, and the 1.5 turbo. The […]
Set to celebrate its 90th birthday annivarsary, The MG Car Company was founded in 1924 and got its name from Morris Garages, a dealer of Morris cars in Oxford which began producing its own customised versions to the designs of Cecil Kimber. The first cars, re-bodied Morris models, used coachwork from Carbodies of Coventry and were built in premises in Alfred Lane, Oxford. On May 1, 1924, the Octagon was registered as an MG trademark. The marque has come a long way since those early days, with the famous octagonal emblem recognised and celebrated around the globe. After several moves in Oxford, due to a growing demand for more cars to be produced, the MG moved to Abingdon and ever since the town has been the home of the MG. Arguably Britain’s favourite classic sports car reaches its 90th anniversary […]