20 Jul

More Updates – 2018 MOGSouth Holiday Party (20 Jul 2018)

The 2018 Holiday Party will be held at the St Simons Island King & Prince Resort, on Sat 1 Dec 2018. 

It looks like this event will be a good one!  Responses so far have been amazing and we haven’t even had our Fall Meet this year! 

Most folks have indicated that they will arrive on Friday, 30 November.

There is a Trolley Tour scheduled for Saturday morning that gives you great views and lots of historic insight into St Simons Island.

The Trolley Tour is $20 per person.  This Tour has received numerous accolades, year after year.

Mark Braunstein has the list of who has already signed up to go on the Tour, and we have already filled one Trolley.  A second Trolley Tour has being arranged.  Space on the Trolley is limited so don’t miss out.

Send Mark an email (series1@cfl.rr.com) as soon as possible, if you want to go on the Tour.  If we fill a second Trolley, it will be the last.   Also, let Mark know if you are staying in the King and Prince Hotel and will be attending the Holiday Banquet.

We will collect the money as we get on the Trolley Bus.  Please bring cash or personal check to pay.  We cannot take credit cards.

13 Jul

Updates – 2018 MOGSouth Holiday Party – Now on St Simons Island GA – 1 Dec 2018

The 2018 MOGSouth Holiday Party details have finally come together.

The 2018 Holiday Party will be held at the St Simons Island King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort, on Saturday 1 Dec 2018. 

[Note:  We were trying to have the Holiday Party on Jekyll Island but there seems to be no availability.  A large insurance corporation is having their annual conference there and has the entire island booked.   As it turns out,  St Simons is actually better!  More to see and do!   Mark]

Although the Holiday Banquet is on Saturday evening, 1 December,  for even more fun, it is recommended you arrive on Friday 30 November.  There is a trolley tour scheduled for Saturday morning that gives you great views and lots of historic insight into St Simons Island.  This is not something you will want to miss.  The Trolley Tour is $20 per person.   FYI, this Trolley Bus has received numerous accolades, year after year.  We will collect the money as we get on the Trolley Bus.  Please bring cash or personal check to pay.  We cannot take credit cards.

Be advised, the trolley may not be able to handle our entire group in one trip, so if interested, you have to send an email to Mark Braunstein so he can put you on the trolley list.  First come, first served.   If you want to go with friends, make sure you let us know.

We have commited to fill at least one trolley bus which is scheduled to go out at 10:00 AM (hotel’s front door) and should we fill a second trolley bus, the second group will go out at 12:00 PM.  Who knows, things could change but this is the plan.  We will let you know if something changes.

The trolley isn’t the only thing to do on St Simons Island.   Among other things, there are museums, a lighthouse and the lovely Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation.  Go to the St Simons Island Website to see all there is to do.

The weather in St Simons Island, during our visit, should be superb.  The temperature is moderate (High/Low °F) – 70°/ 53° and, on average, it’s the period of the lowest rain fall all year.  Anything can happen, but it’s well worth the risk.  Bring your Morgan!

Holiday Party Hotel Details: The full name of the hotel is The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort. It ls located at 201 Arnold Rd., St Simons Island, GA 31522, 800-342-0212, www.kingand prince.com

Call to make reservations.   We have negotiated a group rate at the hotel so be sure to mention Morgan Car Club and/or MOGSOUTH when making your reservations.   You will have to call and reserve and pay for your rooms individually.   These room rates are as follows.

Standard Rooms at $139, Partial Ocean View at $154 and Ocean Front Rooms at $169, plus taxes and fees.   It is recommended that you use whatever discounts, AARP, Military, etc., you have.    The view of the ocean is superb!!

If you are coming to St Simons for the Holiday Party please send an email to Mark Braunstein so he can keep a total for the hotel.  The Hotel needs to know how many folks are coming so that they can order sufficient food.  That, and MOGSouth will have to pay for meals that aren’t eaten so please let Mark Braunstein know if you are coming or must cancel. 

The Holiday Banquet will be a buffet dinner, and will include a choice of Chef’s Garden Salad, a Holiday Waldorf Salad, Roasted Turkey, or Sunset Farms Queen of Dixie Smoked Ham.  The banquet is $41 per person plus tax.  Again, we will collect money at the door to the Banquet.  Please bring cash or personal check to pay.  We cannot take credit cards.

  • Side dishes include Buttery Whipped Potatoes, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Brussel Spouts in Pecan butter, and Green Bean Casserole.
  • Dinner Roles and Desserts (Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie, and Red Velvet Cake) will be offered as well.  Of course there will be Coffee and Tea available.
  • A Cash Bar will also be available prior to and during the Holiday Banquet.

In keeping with tradition there will be a MOGSouth Hospitality Room open at appropriate times during the weekend.  Tentatively it will be in the Wesley Cottage, but do check with the Hotel’s front desk when you check in to verify.

[Be advised that MOGSouth is subsidizing this event.  (In case you wondered where your dues went!) There may be cheaper budget hotels down the street that look appealing, however, if we don’t reach our targeted attendance at this hotel, we will have additional fees to pay and everyone else’s costs will go up.  Please don’t do it!   Mark]

Looking forward to seeing everyone!!!   Chuck and Karen Bernath

11 Jul

Updates – 2018 MOGSouth Fall Meet, Augusta GA, 14-16 Sep.

The MOGSouth Fall Meet will be in Augusta, GA Sep 14 – 16

The Meet Host Hotel is The Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way, Augusta GA 30904  (Tel. 706-737-8888)

The Partridge Inn is an historic southern style and quaint hotel, but now in the hands of Hilton and is efficient, clean and well-managed.  It has a roof-top bar that overlooks the city and balcony rooms that overlook the beautiful pool and lounging area.

We have negotiated superb Group rates for the rooms. This rate includes breakfast for either a single person or a couple in the room.

Standard Rooms are $139.00 per night, Suites are $149.00 and rooms with Balconies at $159.00.

Guests need to call the Partridge Inn directly (706-737-8888) for their reservations using the MOGSouth group name

These rooms will be held for MOGSouth until August 15 . . . so please make your reservations now to be guaranteed these great rates!

The Partridge Inn has also reserved secured, covered parking at no extra charge for our Morgans.

The Hospitality Room will be in the Partrirdge Inn’s  ‘Cigar Bar’ (not to worry it will be non smoking!) on the first floor.  It will be open to MOGSouth only, on both Friday and Saturday, 14/15 Sep from 2:30 PM until 10 PM.

In addition to the Partridge Inn’s own restaurant, there are a number of restaurants nearby.

  • Raes Coastal Café, 3208W. Wimbledon Dr. Augusta GA 30909 – 706-738-1313 (4 Miles)
  • Finch and Fifth, 379 Highland Ave., Augusta GA – 706-364-5300 (2 Miles)
  • Ephesus Restaurant, Mediterranean / Turkish, 3102 Washington Rd., Augusta GA  – 762-994-0180 (5 miles)
  • Whiskey Bar Kitchen, Japanese / Burgers, 1048 Broad St., Augusta GA 30901 – 706-814-6159 (3 miles)

We will have a group dinner at 6:30PM on Saturday evening at  Cucina 503, 502 Fury’s Ferry Road Suite 503, Augusta GA 30309 – 762-994-0142 (7.5 miles)

The Partridge Inn Shuttle is also available at no charge for those not wanting to drive out in the evening.  (You must go to the front desk and reserve a spot on the shuttle.)

If you are curious, go to the Hotel’s  website  at www.curiocollection3.hilton.com/en/hotels/georgia/the-partridge-inn-augusta and check out the photos of the Partridge Inn.

Come and luxuriate for a great weekend get together in Augusta!!!

Dorothy and Glenn Moore

07 Jul

2018 GatorMOG Fall Noggin

The GatorMOG Fall Noggin (Saturday, 27 October 2018) is scheduled in conjunction with this year’s Safety Harbour (near Tampa) all British Car show, the “32nd Annual All British Field Meet and Autojumble”.

Morgan is the featured marque and we want to be sure that Morgans are well represented at this show so register now!

The Saturday, 27 October, schedule is as follows: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Placement of Cars, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Voting, and the awards will be presented at 2:30 PM.  Make sure you review the map so you know how to get into the show area.

The show is a Saturday show, however there is a ‘Meet and Greet’ on Friday evening, 26 October,  5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, with complimentary snacks and cash bar.  The ‘Meet and Greet’ will be held at [Location still TBD] in Safety Harbour.

You Must Register for this Meet.  Registration is now open.  Click here for the registration form.  It can be completed online but must be printed, signed and mailed.  You must register before 1 October or the price will go up.  Also, I think you will want this T-shirt, so don’t wait too long and miss out.

The event flyer includes the schedule, map and the list of associated hotels, should you need one.   Be sure to mention the car show when you discuss lodging with the hotels.  As I understand it, there are group rates.

Please let me know when you register. I want to be sure we know who is coming.  Just send me an email – series1@cfl.rr.com.

Cheers,
Mark

01 Jul

2018 MOGSouth Fall Meet – Augusta Georgia

The MOGSouth Fall Meet has just been confirmed by the Hosts Glenn and Dorothy Moore.  The Meet with be held in Augusta GA, the weekend of 14 – 16 September.  

The Host Hotel will be the Partridge Inn (a Curio Collection Hotel by Hilton) and looks to be superb!  You really should ‘Google’ the hotel and you will soon see why this location is so special.

All the arrangements with the hotel and for the rest of the weekend are still being worked.   Glenn and Dorothy are working the details, etc., so a specific group rate will be arranged and will be announced, as soon as it is available.

In the meantime, you will want to pencil in the dates, and we will plan on seeing you there!

23 Dec

2018 MOGSouth Holiday Party at Jekyll Island

I know it’s early but you will want to mark your calendars now for next year’s Holiday Party.

Chuck and Karen Bernath have graciously volunteered to be our hosts for the 2018 MOGSouth Holiday Party on 1 December 2018.

They have a chosen a great location for the event, Jekyll Island, GA.   

Watch this space as more details of the event will evolve and be posted here.

Cheers,
Mark

20 Dec

MOGSouth Noggin and Cars & Coffee at Amelia – March 9 & 10, 2018

Just as we did this past March, MOGSouth will have a Noggin (no host bar) at 5PM Friday (March 9, 2018) at Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 South Fletcher Ave., Amelia Island – Fernandina Beach, FL (Same location as last year!)

Nothing formal, just show up if you can.  We will be there, somewhere.

This is the Friday (Mar 9) of the Amelia Island Concours weekend.  Saturday (Mar 10) is the Amelia Island Cars and Coffee Event, on the golf course where the big show is held.   And of course, Sunday (Mar 11) is the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

This past year, we had a great showing of Morgans at the Cars and Coffee event.

The application for the Saturday 10 March Cars and Coffee event  – Cars and Coffee Application 2018   You must be accepted or you cannot show your car.   

Lots of MOGSouth members and other enthusiasts come to Amelia Island / Fernandina Beach Florida for the festivities such as the Cars and Coffee at Amelia on Saturday and Concours on Sunday.  Given this, it makes sense for us all together and raise a toast to something, perhaps car related.

Rooms are tough to get (and tend to be pricey) on Amelia Island, over the weekend because of the Concours so plan early.

Lots of folks stay in North Jacksonville, where hotel rooms are plentiful, and the road to Amelia Island, SR-105 (turns into A1A), is only 30-45 minutes, and is absolutely gorgeous.

Please send me a email at series1@cfl.rr.com so I know you are coming and we have sufficient seating at the Noggin.

See you there!!

Mark