14 Aug

Details – 2022 GatorMOG Fall Noggin – Daytona

A Special Commemoration of the 1962 Morgan ‘1st in Class’ Victory at Le Mans

Concept – GatorMOG Fall Noggin – Long weekend.  Friday November 4th – Saturday November 5th.  Home on Sunday (or ??). This event is being held in conjunction with the HSR 24 Hours of Daytona Classic.  We have negotiated with HSR and will have a Morgan specific Car Corral in the infield, Laps of the Speedway, etc. We have done this before, a few years back, however it was freezing cold. Hopefully we will have warmer weather this time!!

Hotel – Hampton Inn, Daytona Beach-Speedway-Airport, 1715 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114, 1-386-257-4030. If you choose to call, be sure to reference the ‘Morgan’ group.

Direct Hotel Reservation Link for Morgan Group Rooms

In search of ambiance, we attempted to get a hotel right on the water, but alas there is a big event happening in Daytona the same weekend as ours.

So we opted for Plan B, a hotel near the race track and all the new restaurants, shopping, etc. We have a limited block of rooms at the hotel. Use the group ‘Morgan’ to get the discounted rate. The block will only be valid until 6 October 2022, so make your reservations now (You can always cancel should you need to!))

Tickets – You Must Buy Tickets for this Event. If you are only going to participate in the MOGSouth / GatorMOG Car Corral on Saturday 5 November, buy the single day ticket / ‘Saturday Access Only’. If you will visit the track on Saturday and again on Sunday 6 November (or Friday 4 November!), you need the two-day ticket.

Tickets are required for both you and your navigator. If attending alone, you will only need one ticket!!

Tickets are purchased by completing the form found at the following link.

GatorMOG Daytona Noggin Ticket Request Form

You can print it, then fill it out and sign it. Then scan it and send the scanned form via email to lyn@hsrrace.com. Else, if you cannot scan it, perhaps you can take a picture of the signed form with your phone and email the picture?

Finally, if all else fails, mail the hard copy to Rick Goolsby, 1212 Edna Dr., Port Orange, Fl 32129

These tickets are specifically for Car Clubs with Car Corrals. They include infield parking. Also, there will be parade laps of the track around midday, assuming there is sufficient time available, and the track is available. (Note: In 2018 we were limited to a single lap as the track was not available for more.) Parade laps are normally $50 each and infield parking on a regular ticket is $15, so it is a pretty good deal!!

Lining up for Parade Laps at Daytona – 2018

Schedule of Events – Friday Nov 4th, Saturday Nov 5th, Sunday Nov 6th 2022

Friday Nov 4th

  • Drive to Daytona Beach, Check in to Hampton Inn (or other!)
  • Friday Night Morgan Group Dinner – Houligan’s Daytona Speedway – 1725 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (Adjacent to the Hampton Inn (you can walk!) 1-386-265-4102

Saturday Nov 5th

  • Saturday Breakfast – At Hotel
  • Depart for Car Corral – Front Entrance of Hotel – 0845
  • At Car Corral – 0900 – Track Events
  • Saturday Night Dinner – On your Own! Lots of Choices in the general area of the hotel.

Sunday Nov 6th

  • Sunday Breakfast – At Hotel
  • Return to Track
  • Drive Home

15 Jun

2022 GatorMOG Fall Noggin at Daytona International Speedway – A Final Commemoration of the 1962 Morgan Le Mans Class Win – 4-6 Nov

Daytona Overnight

Like the George Waltman Weekend in 2019, only warmer!  

Concept – GatorMOG Fall Noggin – Long weekend.  November 4 – 5.  In conjunction with the HSR 24 Hrs of Daytona Classic.  

Morgan specific Car Corral in the infield, Laps of the Speedway, etc.

Hotel – TBD

  • Friday Night Dinner –  TBD
  • Saturday Breakfast – Hotel –
    • At Track in Car Corral by 0830/0900.  Enjoy track events on Saturday.
    • Leave Car Corral o/a 1500.
  • Saturday Night Dinner ––TBD
  • Saturday Breakfast – Hotel  –
  • Sunday Morning Drive Home. 

Actions – We are working to have a 10 Room Hotel Block.  Reservations for TBD.   Watch this space for details.

24 Apr

British Car Club of Charleston event on October 29th in Charleston SC

MogSouth members, John Scott and Irene Breland have an upcoming British Car Club of Charleston
event on October 29th in Charleston, SC that features Morgans as the Spotlight marque. The 37th annual
British Car Day show is held in a beautiful park setting at Palmetto Islands County Park in Mt. Pleasant,
SC. Several MogSouth and BCCC members are already planning on displaying their cars. Sponsors
include Christopher John LTD, the Florida Morgan dealer, who may have a surprise or two on display!
This large gathering of British iron is a perfect place to showcase our beloved Morgans.

BCCC will host a Friday reception at McLeod Plantation on James Island, SC. The reception area is
available for use all day and tickets for the house tour can be purchase through the BCCC website when
you register for the show. An authentic British Tea is also in the works. All details will be posted at
www.britishcarclubcharleston.com .

Room blocks under the name Morgan Car Club have been made at Hotel Indigo in Mt. Pleasant, SC. The
rate is $179 per night for Friday and Saturday. Call 843-884-6000 for reservations or contact John Scott
for more information at scott5254@comcast.net .

Hotel Indigo’s bar, which also opens out to the poolside area, is an ideal spot for after show cocktails. A
poolside dinner is planned for early evening. Downtown Charleston is a short hop from the hotel over
the Ravenel Bridge. Sunday options for touring Charleston are too numerous to list.

We encourage interested members to book one of the blocked rooms early since fall is a busy tourist
time in the Charleston area. Registration for the show will be open soon at
www.britishcarclubcharleston.com or contact John at scott5254@comcast.net or Irene at
irenebreland@comcast.net .

17 Mar

Itinerary for the MOGSouth Fall Meet ~ Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 2022

With special thanks to the Merlin Auto Group

of Atlanta for their part in sponsoring our Fall Meet this year, your planning committee is pleased to
present the following itinerary. You will notice that there is a change in how the various meals have
been planned….basically more catered affairs so you’re not off on your own. This is due to the shortage
of restaurant staff, post Covid-19 and the desire to have more time together in private venues where we
can socialize and enjoy each other’s company more comfortably.

Thurs – 9/29: For the “Early Birds” taking advantage of the optional, additional day we suggest that you check out Cartersville’s website www.visitcartersvillega.org for information about the many nearby tourist attractions including it’s award winning Smithsonian Institute affiliated Booth Museum and Tellius Museum. Let us know your ETA so we can meet you at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel where we will have local maps and brochures along with suggestions for your visit. Light refreshments will be available at the home of Gary & Judy Heck (11 miles from the hotel) beginning at 3:30. At 5:00 we will caravan to the Home Town Steak & Que in Euharlee ( 12 miles) for dinner on your own. There will be an opportunity for Morgan photos in front of the nearby historic Euharlee Covered Bridge after dinner and a stop at the close by ice cream shop and bakery for those who can’t resist.

Friday – 9/30: This is a day for exploring tourist attractions in our area that interest you. We will be available with suggestions, maps and brochures, plus the Cartersville Tourist Bureau is right next door to the Marriott.

The Booth Museum (Contemporary Western art, Civil War art, Cowboy & Native American artifacts, etc.) plus the 120,000 sq ft

Tellius Science Museum (Planetarium shows, gems, minerals, fossils & Science-in-motion gallery) are both fascinating.

Barnesley Gardens (15 miles from the hotel) is a luxury resort on 3,300 acres that features the ruins of an 1840s Manor House, centuries old gardens, horseback riding, champion golf course plus the Woodlands Grill and an outdoor Beer Garden for your enjoyment

Sat – 10/1: We have a lot to do today so the plan is we will line up at the Marriott at 8:30 to start the scenic 1 hour drive to Ellijay at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our first destination is the R&A Orchards for apple picking (or you may purchase them in their market along with fried apple pies, etc). Afterwards there will be time to explore the unique shops in the downtown area (5.4 miles from the orchard) before we meet at 12:30 at the River Park Shelter (1.7 miles from downtown) for a boxed lunch (of your choice) from the Back Porch Bistro. We will depart for Cartersville at approx. 1:15 so you will have enough time to freshen up before heading to the new, highly acclaimed Savoy Car Museum at 3:00 (2 miles from the hotel). At 6:00 we will all gather for a much needed Noggin’ at Gary’s shop (97 Wansley Drive) just 5 mins from the Marriott. At 7:00 we will have a bountiful 3 entree catered dinner at the shop surrounded by Gary & Judy’s collection of 19 classic cars. For your convenience and ease of
parking, Rosie will provide a shuttle for anyone desiring a ride between the hotel and the shop. Golden Oldies music will be provided by Jim McCartney for your listening pleasure and for Sock Hop dancing for those who are still “young at heart”…..PLUS you will be entertained by a wonderful video presentation full of great memories from past MOGSouth meets and events that Brian Miller is putting together and a Morgan media presentation that Steve Eckhoff of Merlin Motors will be showing. You don’t want to miss Saturday night!

‘ 50s Style Dress is encouraged…just for the fun of it!

Sun – 10/2: Check-out time is anytime before 11:00

Important Links:

Box Lunch Order Form
Registration for MOGSouth Fall Meet
Final Itinerary

The link to book using our group rate is: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1644268467465&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Co-Hosts for the Meet Are:
Judy Heck 404-24-0948
Gary Heck 770-595-8846
Rosie Miller 256-683-9294
Brian Miller 256-683-9417

Host Hotel: The Courtyard Marriott
5460 Georgia Highway 20
Cartersville, GA 30121

Gary’s Shop Address:
97 Wansley Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120

Gary & Judy’s Home Address:
224 Old Dallas Road SW
Cartersville, GA 30120

21 Feb

2022 MOGSouth Fall Meet, Carterville GA., 29 Sep – 2 Oct 2022

The details for the MOGSouth Fall Meet have been announced!! Our Hosts are the Hecks and the Millers. They are planning what promises to be a fabulous event with lots to do in and around Cartersville, GA where the Hecks will be showing off their fab new digs. Save the date(s) – there will be activities planned beginning Sep 29 through Oct 2.

You can attend for as many nights as you want.  More info to come but below is the link for the hotel for those of you that like to plan early. Book your group rate for MOGSouth

The hotel (Courtyard by Marriot in Cartersville, GA) group block includes Thurs, Sep 29 through Sun, 2 Oct 2022. The group rate is $129 USD to $159 USD per night, depending on your room choice. (Taxes and fees extra.) The group block will be released on Sep 2, 2022, so do make your reservations before this date.