For many of us that have been around the Morgan community for a while know the role the Morgan Car Club of DC has played in the creation of many of the regional clubs, to include MOGSouth. For those that weren’t here in the beginning, many of the regional clubs were spawned out of the discussions and meanderings of folks that attended the MCCDC MOGs (Morgan Owners’ Gatherings) in days past.
The MCCDC MOGs were, at times, the only Morgan events going. Folks came from all over the eastern half of the US, and even from Canada, to play in Luray, Virginia over the fourth of July weekend. The MCCDC MOGs had a full slate of car related events for attendees to participate in. There was a formally judged Concours d’Elegance of Morgan cars, a mentally challenging Time-Speed-Distance Rally, a family friendly Gymkhana (Funkhana?) and a hotly contested Autocross.
Pulling off all these events over the weekend was far too much for the MCCDC members so the regional folks started to lend a hand. These efforts morphed into the Regional Clubs taking over one of the events completely. Planning it, setting it up and then running it for the weekend.
MCCDC is now about to celebrate their 50th MOG Meet Anniversary! MOG 50 is at hand!!
The powers that be, at MCCDC, have chosen to return to Luray Virginia (and the Mimslyn Hotel) over the 4th of July weekend for MOG 50. I personally applaud these decisions! This is a historical event and even though this is usually a really hot weekend in Virginia, this is the most fitting location and timing for this historical event. I plan to attend and if you also decide to attend, please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) so I will have an idea of the MOGSouth presence at MOG 50.
I would like to propose that MOGSouth take on the task of planning and running the Gymkhana (Funkhana) event for MOG 50. This would entail the development of a few Gymkhana appropriate activities, the collection of any requisite materials and an assemblage of folks to support running and scoring the event in Luray. (Although MOGSouth could probably run any of the events, we have an opportunity by volunteering early to get what we want, and I have my reasons to recommend that we take on the Gymkhana.) I will contact the MCCDC leadership about our offer and let you all know what they say.
MCCDC’s MOG 50 will be held in Luray Virginia at the Mimslyn Inn (401 W Main Str., Luray, VA 22835). Although no real information has been published by MCCDC as yet (in my mind, this is already 6 months late!) it is likely that the Morgan events will span Friday 3 July to Sunday 5 July.
If you plan to attend, please let me know, and be sure to book your rooms very soon. There is typically a MCCDC fee to attend and form to fill out to register but they haven’t got that form together yet. I will send it out as soon as I get it.
Arrival in Luray should happen on Thursday 2 July, with folks departing on Monday 6 July. (Book hotel rooms at the Mimslyn (866-375-3925 or 540-743-5105) if these numbers don’t work, let me know!) for Thurs night, Fri night, Sat night, and Sun night. There is a discount code – GR48 – that you will need to provide when you register for the hotel.) If anything changes, I will let you know.