2023 GatorMOG Fall Noggin
The 2023 GatorMOG Fall Noggin will be held 20 – 22 October in Lakeland, Florida
Make sure you have these days marked off on your calendar! And, if you do find you have conflicts start deconflicting them now!! Note: We are calling this a GatorMOG event, but really anyone in MOGSouth is more than welcome!
Registration and hotel reservations will be available starting 15 May.
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, click BOOK NOW, then select your check in and check out dates, 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. However, do make your reservations very soon to get the discounted room rate. Don’t procrastinate!! This show weekend is quite popular so rooms will go very fast and rooms in other hotels will likely be more expensive. You don’t want to end up sleeping on the curb or in your car!! (Well, I guess it is doable, as I have slept in my Morgan on several occasions, but it is not recommended!!)
Trailer Parking: The Robert Palmer Funding Center. Adjacent to the Hyatt.
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.
(Per the Lake Mirror Classic Concours d’Elegance organizers) Experience the 70th anniversary of this famous Motorama display with the Futurliner on Saturday, October 21 at the Lake Mirror Classic Concours d’Elegance around the beautiful setting of the Lake Mirror Promenade in Lakeland, FL. There is an important historic element of this General Motors “Parade of Progress.” Interestingly, the first General Motors Parade of Progress hit the road on Feb. 11, 1936, opening in Lakeland, Florida – yes in Lakeland!
The iconic Futurliner from the GM Parade of Progress will be the centerpiece of a major display at the Lake Mirror Classic Concours & Car Show – October 20-22, 2023. The iconic Futurliner from the GM Parade of Progress will be the centerpiece of a major display at the Lake Mirror Classic Concours & Car Show – October 20-22, 2023.
This is one of only two Futurliners restored to their original glory. Experts from the National Auto and Truck Museum in Auburn, Indiana will host tours of the vehicle, answer questions and allow guests inside the Futurliner as well as allow photos and help take pictures for people as they experience this once in a lifetime opportunity!
The Futurliner will serve as the centerpiece of a very special display recreating the 1953 GM Motorama. Featuring these very-limited production vehicles: 1953 Cadillac Eldorado, 1953 Buick Skylark, 1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta, plus 1953 Chevrolet Corvette.
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) , et. 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 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.
The weekend is likely to be a car lovers paradise! So be sure to bring your camera. Also, as is the norm the Lake Mirror Classic Concours d’Elegance includes a number of unique car activities. We have tried to deconflict the Morgan events with these Lake Mirror Classic activities so folks can take advantage of whatever tickles their fancy!! There will be no costs for spectating at any of the Lake Mirror Classic Concours d’Elegance events. That being said, if you can’t get your car on the field, join us anyway and see the displays!!
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, Lake Mirror itself will be flush with classic gleaming 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 for updates.
You will want to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible in order to get the discounted room rate. Don’t procrastinate!! This show weekend is quite popular so rooms will go very fast! You don’t want to end up sleeping on the curb or in your car!! (Well, I guess it is doable, as I have slept in my Morgan on several occasions, but it is not recommended!!)
If you have question call or email Mark. See you in Lakeland FL in October!!