29 May

Updates for the The 2023 GatorMOG Fall Noggin (20 – 22 Oct, Lakeland, FL)

Note: We are calling this a GatorMOG event, but really anyone in MOGSouth is more than welcome!

Registration and hotel reservations are now available on line.

Background Info – Morgan has been selected as the Special Display Marque for the 2023 Lake Mirror Classic Concours d’Elegance.  https://lakemirrorcarshow.com/about-the-lake-mirror-car-show/

Saturday (21 Oct) is the day of the Concours, the day of the Futurliner and the day for the GatorMOG Morgan Car Display. 

Meet Hotel:  The meet hotel is the Hyatt Place Lakeland Center, 525 West Orange Street, Lakeland, Florida, United States, 33815 (Telephone: 863-413-1122)  Hotels in Lakeland FL | Hyatt Place Lakeland Center.  We are using one of the Lake Mirror Classic Hotels as our meet hotel.  A discounted room rate of $169 plus tax has already been negotiated so be sure to use the link below to your reservations.  This rate includes breakfast, parking, Studio Suites, and Wi Fi. 

Reservations: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/florida/hyatt-place-lakeland-center/tpazl?corp_id=g-lm23 Once on the website, update the check in date (20 Oct) and the check out date (21 or 22 Oct) then click BOOK NOW, then select your room type, and complete the reservation.

Alternatively, you can call (1-877-231-2387) to make your reservations but be sure to ask for the Lake Mirror Classic 2023 rate for October 2023.

Registration for the Show and the Show Placard: You must register for this show and registration is all online.  Use the Lake Mirror Classic Concours d’Elegance website https://lakemirrorclassic.com/ to register.  The Lake Mirror Concours d’Elegance will print a special placard for each car to be placed in front of the cars where they will be displayed and the collection of the data (no more than 450 Characters) for this placard will be gathered during the registration process.  Also, you will be asked for up to 5 photographs of your car.  The Lake Mirror Classic folks with publish an online catalog of cars in the show.  

The iconic Futurliner will be on display 21 Oct, 2023.  Same day as the Morgan display!! 

The 2023 GatorMOG Fall Noggin schedule:

Friday 20 October 2023

Friday evening Noggin – The Friday event Noggin will be at the lobby bar in the meet hotel’ lobby starting at 4:30PM. This is early enough for folks to check in, say Hi! and then go off to do whatever, perhaps see the cars at the Hot Rod Rendezvous (5:30PM-9PM) , etc.  FYI, The Hot Rendezvous will be within walking distance of the hotel. The Noggin will end whenever everyone goes away. 

Friday dinner is on your own.  There are a number of good restaurants downtown Lakeland.  Ask the Hotel Front Desk for recommendations if desired. 

Saturday 21 October 2023

Saturday Breakfast:  Hotel

Saturday is the day for the GatorMOG Morgan Car Display alongside of the Lake Mirror Concours d’Elegance.  Times for departure from the hotel and for arrival to the show field will be communicated once we know the specifics.  (Less than a mile from the hotel.)  Make sure you have a fire extinguisher for your Morgan, it’s a show requirement.

Saturday Lunch:  The Lake Mirror Classic Concours will provide Lunch to the Morgan Display Participants.  

Saturday Dinner:  GatorMOG will have a group dinner at Frescoes Southern Kitchen and Bar, 132 South Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801 at 6:30PM (Note Time Change – 30 minutes earlier than previously communicated) on Saturday evening.   The Restaurant is 0.5 miles from the Hyatt hotel.  Leave your car at the hotel or take your chances with parking downtown.

Sunday 22 October 2023

Sunday Breakfast:  Hotel

Sunday is reserved for those wishing to participate in the Lake Mirror Classic Road Rally (see below) or depart for home.

This entire weekend is likely to be a car lovers paradise!  So be sure to bring your camera.

On Friday evening 20 October 2023 there is a Hot Rod Rendezvous (5:30PM-9PM) – a show for all Hot Rods – Trucks or Cars or whatever! 

Saturday 21 October 2023 (10AM-3PM) is the Concours d’Elegance (select cars by invitation only) and the Open Car Show (any and all cars are allowed!). 

As in the past, during the Concours d’Elegance, the Lake itself will host classic mahogany boats and Amphicars, etc.  Worth seeing!!   

Sunday 22 October 2023 there is a Road Rally.  I don’t have much information on theRally as yet so watch the Lake Mirror Classic web site (and this web site) for updates.

If you have questions call or email Mark.  See you in Lakeland FL in October!! 



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