19 Jan

St. Petersburg Yacht Club (SPYC) Motor Classic – Feb 5, 2023 (Info Update 2 (19 Jan 2023))

There are significant changes to times and locations so read carefully!

Changes to the Saturday 4 February Reception:

  • It is now earlier 4:30 – 6:00pm
  • The Reception, hosted by Mike Palfreyman and Lois Slavin, will now be at the ShoreCrest Condominiums, 1200 North Shore Drive NE, Community Room, 6th Floor, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
  • Parking is available on a first-come, first served basis in the lot across the street.  On-street parking is available on 13th Ave NE and on Beach Dr. NE.
  • Use intercom for Slavin/Palfreyman for access.

Other Updates From the Organizers:

As of today we have 21 Morgans Listed, I am sure it will be a great show. Here is a few updates to help your arrival. I understand there are events that are planned by the Morgan Owner Club representatives, but in regard to St Petersburg Yacht Club and the Show you have all been granted VIP access on the day, which allows you to the upper deck level overlooking the park and waterfront. There you can relax and have coffee, use the private bathrooms and the Tiki Bar will be open enabling you to purchase drinks (credit cards accepted). 

  • Parking: I have arranged with the Club (SPYC) to provide parking in our multi-story garage. For most of the time there will be a valet on hand to direct you, it is possible that some days not all cars will be parked in one location. We would most likely issue some form of parking permit, but I think they will know who your are. The garage doors are locked at night and we have 24hr security.

  • The Valet entrance is located at 11 Central Ave, St Petersburg, 33701 But it is unlikely some of the entrants will use valet. So to self park the garage entrance is on Beach Drive SE and Corner of First Ave NE (cordinates 27.77207° N, 82.63317° W)
  • Those who are bringing trailers: On the Day of Show,(Sunday) trailers and tow vehicles can be parked for a small fee at the Al Lang Stadium parking lot immediately south of the Club, entrance off 1st Ave SE.
  • Those arriving earlier or with larger vehicles: City’s Port Director has confirmed  participants would be allowed to utilize the secured parking lot at the Port.  250 8th Ave SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. There will likely be some nominal charge for the parking, but I do think this would be preferred to an unattended lot elsewhere in the area.  They can coordinate their arrival/departure plan with Joan McGowan by calling (727) 639-5762.  She is aware of the request and will be expecting their call. CALL NOW
  • Day of Show Timing: Load-in of vehicles begins at 7:30 am. Cars will proceed from the garage south to Central Ave, turning left, then left onto Bayshore Dr NE, this road is closed Southbound, so you will be directed up this road to the vehicle reception ramp and sign-in, there you will be escorted to the designated parking position. These details should be on you final documents.
11 Dec

St. Petersburg Yacht Club (SPYC) Motor Classic – Feb 5, 2023 (Info Update 1)

Morgans are the featured Marque

Please send an email to lois.slavin2015@gmail.com to confirm attendance.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, February 3rd, 2023

  • 4:00pm: Check in to The Hollander, The Avalon, or your hotel of choice
  • 6:00pm: Drinks and dinner at The Hollander

Saturday, February 4th 2023

Sunday, February 5th, 2023

  • Breakfast on your own
  • SPYC Classic Car Show
  • 8:00am – 10:30am: Arrival and staging
  • 2:00pm – 3:30pm Awards Ceremony

Hotel Reservations

Special discounts have been arranged the nights of Feb. 3, 4, and 5 for GatorMOG and MOGSouth members. Please visit the following websites to learn more about the hotels, then call the phone # indicated.

You MUST CALL and identify yourself as a Morgan Car Club – GatorMOG or MOGSouth Member. The reservationist will then provide you with a quote that includes the Group discount.

 Car Show Registration

As the featured Marque, the Show organizers need us to register as soon as possible.  Do it now!  They must understand how big our group will be as it affects other things at the show. 

Registration is easy, go to the link https://registernow.regfox.com/2023-st-petersburg-motor-classic-spmc

Note:  Normally the show is restricted to vehicles that are 1980 or older.  Morgans are exempt from this restriction.  Morgans must preregister – Day of Show Entries are not Guaranteed to be Located with the other Morgans. This year Morgans of all ages are the Featured Marque Group 000, please enter in that category.

21 Nov

4TH Call for MOGSouth Holiday Party / Porsche Experience Center Tour / 2023 Dues

Good day MOG South Members – below please find information on the 2022 Holiday Party and additional information about Porsche. Changes in the hospitality industry and lack of volunteers to assist with planning have necessitated a significant increase in cost and I do apologize for that. Not attending the Holiday Party? Please send your $25 dues to me. Please direct all questions concerning the party to me.

2022 MOG South Holiday Party

Date: December 3, 2022

Time 6:00 pm

Location: Luciano’s Restaurant

6555 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097

770-255-1727

Dinner will include Family style Fried Calamari for the table, choice of Tomato Basil Bisque or Caesar salad to start, entree choices of Gnocchi, Salmon, or Chicken Parmesan, and dessert choice of Tiramisu or NY Style Cheesecake. The cost of dinner also includes tea, coffee, white or red wine, and/or beer. This is an excellent restaurant that my family has been dining at for years. We will have a separate room for our festivities. There will not, however, be space for a silent auction. 

Menu Selections and payment must be received by November 25, 2022. No late submissions can be accepted.

Cost: $50 per person

Payment can be sent to me at the following address. Including your $25 membership dues for 2023 is appreciated.

Stacey Schepens, 2426 Monta Vista Way, Hoschton, GA 30548

Accompanying weekend activities (you do not have to attend the holiday party to join in):

Friday December 2: Noggin’ at Stacey’s House 4:30-6:30 pm – wine, beer, light refreshments, friendships renewed. No cost.

Saturday December 3: Guided tour of Porsche North American Headquarters/Porsche Experience Center at 11:00 am. Approximately 1 hour guided tour of the super cool place where I spend my Saturdays having the time of my life. Cost $10 per person. RSVP by November 25, 2022. PCNA is right next to Atlanta’s airport and easily accessed off highway 75 at 1 Porsche Drive, Atlanta, GA 30354

Additional Info – there is a good cafe (Carrera Cafe) to grab a light bite inside the facility. It’s fun to watch demo laps at 12:30 and you can also watch planes land/take off from Hartsfield. The original Chik-fil-A is around the corner. Note – traffic can be terrible so plan your leave time from PEC accordingly. 

Host Hotel (THANK YOU Judy Heck!!!)

Best Western Plus Duluth/Sugarloaf – 2370 Stephen’s Center Drive, Duluth, GA  30096

Reservations – Direct Line 678-957-0500 – Request MOGSOUTH rate of $99.00 (+ taxes & fees)The confirmation is DL000147136G, below is a link to use for booking rooms under MOG South.

https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.11234.html?groupId=I76KI5S8

Distance from Luciano’s Restaurant, 6555 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth:  1.9 miles/6 mins

Check-in:  3:00 PM – Check-out: 11:00 AM

Dates:  Friday, Dec 2nd – Sunday, Dec 4th

Amenities include a full breakfast, microwave, refrigerator, sofa bed, internet, etc.

Room Choices: 

King or 2 Queen Beds or King handicap accessible

The restaurant is about 25 minutes south of my house and it is about 35 minutes north of PCNA (traffic depending). Luciano’s and my house are easily accessed off highway 85.

Please send your checks and menu choices to me as soon as possible. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Stacey

    14 Nov

    2022 MOGSouth Holiday Party (Duluth, GA) Dec 3rd 2022 – Updates (14 Nov 22)

    Good day MOG South Members – below please find information on the 2022 Holiday Party and additional information about Porsche. Changes in the hospitality industry and lack of volunteers to assist with planning have necessitated a significant increase in cost and I do apologize for that. Not attending the Holiday Party? Please send your $25 dues to me. Please direct all questions concerning the party to me.

    2022 MOG South Holiday Party

    Date: December 3, 2022, Time 6:00 pm,

    Location: Luciano’s Restaurant, 6555 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097

    770-255-1727

    Dinner will include Family style Fried Calamari for the table, choice of Tomato Basil Bisque or Caesar salad to start, entree choices of Gnocchi, Salmon, or Chicken Parmesan, and dessert choice of Tiramisu or NY Style Cheesecake. The cost of dinner also includes tea, coffee, white or red wine, and/or beer. This is an excellent restaurant that my family has been dining at for years. We will have a separate room for our festivities. There will not, however, be space for a silent auction. 

    Menu Selections and payment must be received by November 25, 2022. No late submissions can be accepted.

    Cost: $50 per person

    Payment can be sent to me at the following address. Including your $25 membership dues for 2023 is appreciated.

    Stacey Schepens, 2426 Monta Vista Way, Hoschton, GA 30548

    Accompanying weekend activities (you do not have to attend the holiday party to join in):

    Friday December 2: Noggin’ at Stacey’s House 4:30-6:30 pm – wine, beer, light refreshments, friendships renewed. No cost.

    Saturday December 3: Guided tour of Porsche North American Headquarters/Porsche Experience Center at 11:00 am. Approximately 1 hour guided tour of the super cool place where I spend my Saturdays having the time of my life. Cost $10 per person. RSVP by November 25, 2022. PCNA is right next to Atlanta’s airport and easily accessed off highway 75 at 1 Porsche Drive, Atlanta, GA 30354. 

    Additional Info – there is a good cafe (Carrera Cafe) to grab a light bite inside the facility. It’s fun to watch demo laps at 12:30 and you can also watch planes land/take off from Hartsfield. The original Chik-fil-A is around the corner. Note – traffic can be terrible so plan your leave time from PEC accordingly. 

    Host Hotel (THANK YOU Judy Heck!!!)

    Best Western Plus Duluth/Sugarloaf

    2370 Stephen’s Center Drive

    Duluth, GA  30096

    Reservations – Direct Line 678-957-0500 – Request MOGSOUTH rate of $99.00 (+ taxes & fees)The confirmation is DL000147136G, below is a link to use for booking rooms under MOG South.

    https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.11234.html?groupId=I76KI5S8

    Distance from Luciano’s Restaurant, 6555 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth:  1.9 miles/6 mins

    Check-in:  3:00 PM

    Check-out 11:00 AM

    Dates:  Friday, Dec 2nd – Sunday, Dec 4th

    Amenities include a full breakfast, microwave, refrigerator, sofa bed, internet, etc.

    Room Choices:  King 

                               2 Queen Beds

                               King handicap accessible

    The restaurant is about 25 minutes south of my house and it is about 35 minutes north of PCNA (traffic depending). Luciano’s and my house are easily accessed off highway 85.

    Please send your checks and menu choices to me as soon as possible. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
    Stacey

    08 Nov

    2022 GatorMOG Fall Noggin – Daytona Beach, FL – 4-6 Nov 2022

    GatorMOG is the Morgan car owners club of Florida.  It is really a just a ‘US State specific’ subset of the greater MOGSouth. 

    The Florida Morgan owners do like to get out and fly the Morgan car flag every now and again, with or without the parent club, MOGSouth.  The 60th Anniversary of the Morgan Class win at the 1962 running of Le Mans seemed like a good opportunity to get out and show the cars in Florida. 

    Daytona, FL has held endurance car racing since the early 1960s and now with the Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) 24 Hours of Daytona Classic, held annually, it just seemed right to commemorate the 1962 Morgan Class win at Le Mans at this year’s 24 Hours of Daytona Classic. 

    The Morgan Owners of Florida worked with HSR to have a Morgan only car corral at the Daytona International Speedway and take a few parade laps of the famous track.  We had 17 Morgans.  We affixed a commemorative Racing Roundel #29 to our Morgans and adorned the Car Corral with photos and memorabilia of the 1962 Morgan Class win. 

    Photo Courtesy Rick Frazee

    06 Nov

    2022 MOG South Holiday Party (3 Dec 2022) – Still More Updates

    Good day MOG South Members – below please find information on the 2022 Holiday Party. Changes in the hospitality industry and lack of volunteers to assist with planning have necessitated a significant increase in cost and I do apologize for that. Not attending the Holiday Party? Please send your $25 dues to me. Please direct all questions concerning the party to me.

    2022 MOG South Holiday Party

    Date: December 3, 2022

    Time 6:00 pm

    Location: Luciano’s Restaurant

    6555 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097, 770-255-1727

    Dinner will include Family style Fried Calamari for the table, choice of Tomato Basil Bisque or Caesar salad to start, entree choices of Gnocchi, Salmon, or Chicken Parmesan, and dessert choice of Tiramisu or NY Style Cheesecake. The cost of dinner also includes tea, coffee, white or red wine, and/or beer. This is an excellent restaurant that my family has been dining at for years. We will have a separate room for our festivities. There will not, however, be space for a silent auction. 

    Menu Selections and payment must be received by November 25, 2022. No late submissions can be accepted.

    Cost: $50 per person

    Payment can be sent to me at the following address. Including your $25 membership dues for 2023 is appreciated.

    Stacey Schepens, 2426 Monta Vista Way, Hoschton, GA 30548

    Accompanying weekend activities (you do not have to attend the holiday party to join in):

    Friday December 2: Noggin’ at Stacey’s House 4:30-6:30 pm – wine, beer, light refreshments, friendships renewed. No cost.

    Saturday December 3: Guided tour of Porsche North American Headquarters/Porsche Experience Center at 11:00 am. Approximately 1 hour guided tour of the super cool place where I spend my Saturdays having the time of my life. Cost $10 per person. RSVP by November 25, 2022. PCNA is right next to Atlanta’s airport and easily accessed off highway 75 at 1 Porsche Drive, Atlanta, GA 30354. 

    Host Hotel (THANK YOU Judy Heck!!!)

    Best Western Plus Duluth/Sugarloaf, 2370 Stephen’s Center Drive, Duluth, GA  30096

    Reservations – Direct Line 678-957-0500 – Request MOGSOUTH rate of $99.00 (+ taxes & fees)The confirmation is DL000147136G, below is a link to use for booking rooms under MOG South.

    https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.11234.html?groupId=I76KI5S8

    Distance from Luciano’s Restaurant, 6555 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth:  1.9 miles/6 mins

    Check-in:  3:00 PM

    Check-out 11:00 AM

    Dates:  Friday, Dec 2nd – Sunday, Dec 4th

    Amenities include a full breakfast, microwave, refrigerator, sofa bed, internet, etc.

    Room Choices:  King 

                               2 Queen Beds

                               King handicap accessible

    The restaurant is about 25 minutes south of my house and it is about 35 minutes north of PCNA (traffic depending). Luciano’s and my house are easily accessed off highway 85.

    Please send your checks and menu choices to me as soon as possible. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
    Stacey

    01 Nov

    2022 MOG South Holiday Party (Duluth, GA – 3 Dec) – More Updates

    Good day MOG South Members – below please find information on the 2022 Holiday Party. Changes in the hospitality industry and lack of volunteers to assist with planning have necessitated a significant increase in cost and I do apologize for that. Not attending the Holiday Party? Please send your $25 dues to me. Please direct all questions concerning the party to me.

    2022 MOG South Holiday Party

    Date: December 3, 2022

    Time 6:00 pm

    Location: Luciano’s Restaurant, 6555 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097, 770-255-1727

    Dinner will include Family style Fried Calamari for the table, choice of Tomato Basil Bisque or Caesar salad to start, entree choices of Gnocchi, Salmon, or Chicken Parmesan, and dessert choice of Tiramisu or NY Style Cheesecake. The cost of dinner also includes tea, coffee, white or red wine, and/or beer. This is an excellent restaurant that my family has been dining at for years. We will have a separate room for our festivities. There will not, however, be space for a silent auction. 

    Menu Selections and payment must be received by November 25, 2022. No late submissions can be accepted.

    Cost: $50 per person

    Payment can be sent to me at the following address. Including your $25 membership dues for 2023 is appreciated.

    Stacey Schepens, 2426 Monta Vista Way, Hoschton, GA 30548

    Accompanying weekend activities (you do not have to attend the holiday party to join in):

    Friday December 2: Noggin’ at Stacey’s House 4:30-6:30 pm – wine, beer, light refreshments, friendships renewed. No cost.

    Saturday December 3: Guided tour of Porsche North American Headquarters/Porsche Experience Center at 11:00 am. Approximately 1 hour guided tour of the super cool place where I spend my Saturdays having the time of my life. Cost $10 per person. RSVP by November 25, 2022. PCNA is right next to Atlanta’s airport and easily accessed off highway 75 at 1 Porsche Drive, Atlanta, GA 30354. 

    Host Hotel (THANK YOU Judy Heck!!!)

    Best Western Plus Duluth/Sugarloaf

    2370 Stephen’s Center Drive

    Duluth, GA  30096

    Reservations – Direct Line 678-957-0500 – Request MOGSOUTH rate of $99.00 (+ taxes & fees)The confirmation is DL000147136G, below is a link to use for booking rooms under MOG South.

    https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.11234.html?groupId=I76KI5S8

    Distance from Luciano’s Restaurant, 6555 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth:  1.9 miles/6 mins

    Check-in:  3:00 PM

    Check-out 11:00 AM

    Dates:  Friday, Dec 2nd – Sunday, Dec 4th

    Amenities include a full breakfast, microwave, refrigerator, sofa bed, internet, etc.

    Room Choices:  King 

                               2 Queen Beds

                               King handicap accessible

    The restaurant is about 25 minutes south of my house and it is about 35 minutes north of PCNA (traffic depending). Luciano’s and my house are easily accessed off highway 85.

    Please send your checks and menu choices to me as soon as possible. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    Stacey

    30 Oct

    MOGSouth 2022 Holiday Party – Updates

    Good day MOG South Members – below please find information on the 2022 Holiday Party. Changes in the hospitality industry and lack of volunteers to assist with planning have necessitated a significant increase in cost and I do apologize for that.

    Not attending the Holiday Party? Please send your $25 dues to me. Please direct all questions concerning the party to me.

    2022 MOG South Holiday Party

    Date: December 3, 2022

    Time 6:00 pm

    Location: Luciano’s Restaurant

    6555 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097

    770-255-1727

    Dinner will include Family style Fried Calamari for the table, choice of Tomato Basil Bisque or Caesar salad to start, entree choices of Gnocchi, Salmon, or Chicken Parmesan, and dessert choice of Tiramisu or NY Style Cheesecake. The cost of dinner also includes tea, coffee, white or red wine, and/or beer. This is an excellent restaurant that my family has been dining at for years. We will have a separate room for our festivities. There will not, however, be space for a silent auction. 

    Menu Selections and payment must be received by November 25, 2022. No late submissions can be accepted.

    Cost: $50 per person

    Payment can be sent to me at the following address. Including your $25 membership dues for 2023 is appreciated.

    Stacey Schepens, 2426 Monta Vista Way, Hoschton, GA 30548

    Accompanying weekend activities (you do not have to attend the holiday party to join in):

    Friday December 2: Noggin’ at Stacey’s House (address above) 4:30-6:30 pm – wine, beer, light refreshments, friendships renewed. No cost.

    Saturday December 3 (POTENTIAL – not confirmed): Guided tour of Porsche North American Headquarters/Porsche Experience Center at 11:00 am. Approximately 1 hour guided tour of the super cool place where I spend my Saturdays having the time of my life. Cost $10 per person. RSVP not necessary – just show up. PCNA is right next to Atlanta’s airport and easily accessed off highway 75. 

    Host Hotel – not confirmed at this time however there are several hotels within 1-2 miles of the restaurant. The restaurant is about 25 minutes south of my house and it is about 35 minutes north of PCNA (traffic depending). Luciano’s and my house are easily accessed off highway 85.

    Please send your checks and menu choices to me as soon as possible. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    04 Sep

    Save the Date ** 3 – 5 February 2023 – GatorMOG / MOGSouth Noggin – St Petersburg, FL

    St. Petersburg Yacht Club (SPYC) Vintage Motor ClassicSunday, February 5, 2023.

    MORGANS ARE THE FEATURED MARQUE

    Registration information and fees: https://registernow.regfox.com/2023-st-petersburg-motor-classic-spmc

    NOTE: Free t-shirt to first 100 registrants!

    Please confirm attendance/registration, via email to livi_02446@yahoo.com and include the year, make, model and color of the car(s) you have registered.

    Tentative Schedule (exact times TBD)

    Friday, February 3rd, 2023

    • 4pm onward: Check in to The Hollander, The Avalon, or your hotel of choice
    • 6:00pm: Drinks and dinner at The Hollander

    Saturday, February 4th 2023

    • 6:00pm – 8:00pm: Reception at the St. Petersburg home of Mike Palfreyman and Lois Slavin

    Sunday, February 5th, 2023

    • Breakfast on your own
    • SPYC Classic Car Show
    • 8:00am – 10:30am: Arrival and staging
    • 3:00pm – 3:30pm Awards

    Hotel Reservations

    Special discounts have been arranged the nights of Feb. 3, 4, and 5 for GatorMOG and MOGSouth members. Please visit the following websites to learn more about the hotels, then call the phone # indicated. 

    You MUST CALL and identify yourself as a Morgan Car Club – GatorMOG or MOGSouth Member. The reservationist will provide you with a quote that includes the Group discount.

    The Avalon Hotel, (727) 317-5508

    The Hollander Hotel, (pet-friendly) 727-873-7900

    More details on how to enter your Morgan in the show, fees etc., will be coming soon but as this is high season in St Pete you will want to make your hotel reservations so call soon – or better yet, call now!