As you probably knew, we, MOGSouth, participated as a Club in the Amelia Island Concours Cars and Coffee event on Saturday. After a few years we understood the rules and were able to bend them to our advantage and create a MOGSouth annual event. This evolved into a MOGSouth noggin, somewhere in Fernandina Beach, on Friday evening, followed by a Morgan group of 15 – 20 cars, all parked together, at the Cars and Coffee event, on Saturday Morning.
The Hagerty purchase of the Amelia Concours ended our activities as they limited Morgan participation at the Cars and Coffee to only 5 cars. The crews of only 5 cars were insufficient to justify the Friday Evening noggin, nor really a group of Morgans on Saturday. So, we cancelled our participation and haven’t been back since.
Well, this year there is a new event hosted by our publishing friends at Classic Motorcars, the Classic Motorsports Kickoff presented by Sunoco. It is similar, but better, to the prior Cars and Coffee event but is on Friday afternoon 1 March, 1 PM until 5 PM. (The Friday afternoon timing eliminates the ‘crack of dawn’ rendezvous and should reduce the end of event traffic.) This is perfect allowing us to resume our annual noggin Friday evening, at the Surf Restaurant, South Fletcher Ave, Fernandina Beach, at 6PM. (Noggin will start at 6PM and go until ??)
We have expressed our willingness to participate in this new event, and they have agreed, without any limitations!! The new event will be held just north of the Ritz Carlton hotel on A1A, Main Beach Park.
All Morgans who register will be accepted. (FYI, there is a registration fee of 45$ per car.) There are no fees for spectators. They have also created a special Editor’s Choice Award for their favorite Morgan, and promised us that if we arrive together, we will have a designated Morgan parking area. So, the Saturday Amelia Cars and Caffeine event has been eliminated from the MOGSouth Schedule, and we have inserted the Classic Motorsports Kickoff on Friday afternoon.
The Friday noggin will be at the Surf Restaurant at 3199 S Fletcher Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, following the Kickoff. (6 PM – 9PM) So that being said, mark your calendars for the Classic Motorsports Kickoff presented by Sunoco, and register for the event at the following link. https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2024-classic-motorsports-amelia-island-kickoff-main-beach-park-168974
Some details about this event are provided below, however more details will be forthcoming but if you have questions feel free to contact me at Series1@cfl.rr.com
WHEN: Friday, March 1, 2024 1pm-5pm
WHERE: Main Beach Park, Amelia Island, FL
ENTRY FEE: FREE for spectators Show Vehicle Registration Fee: $45
CAPACITY: Limited to 150 pre-registered cars.
About this event
We’re kicking off the Amelia weekend in style with the Classic Motorsports Amelia Island Kickoff presented by Sunoco! Our plan is to fill the green space of Main Beach Park, just a few miles north of the Ritz-Carlton, with awesome cars and great people. Along the way, we’ll send some of the classic car world’s biggest celebrities through the field awarding prizes to their favorite cars.
Spectator entry is free — just walk right in, with no registration required.
Vehicle entry price is $45, and all cars must pre-register online. No registrations will be accepted at the show gate.
All entries must be accepted by our selection committee. To submit your vehicle for acceptance, register for the event. All new registrations will automatically be waitlisted until evaluated and approved or rejected by the committee. Your card will not be charged unless your vehicle is accepted. Upload a photo and details of your car during registration to improve your chances of being selected.
Does this mean we won’t accept common cars? Not at all–we’ve actually made this change in order to increase the diversity of the cars at our show, as we want to showcase the broadest range of vehicles possible.
What cars are we looking for? We’re looking for classic sports and luxury cars, muscle cars, newer exotics, classic 4x4s, and similar vehicles.
Entrants must arrive between 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. for entry into the Amelia Kickoff. Vehicles will not be permitted to enter/exit the show between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.