15 Jan

2019 MOGSouth Spring Meet (May) – Let’s Try it Again!

We certainly didn’t want all the great work that Glenn and Dorothy Moore did for the 2018 Fall Meet to go to waste, so we have recycled it for the 2019 Spring Meet.  (You will remember that we unfortunately had to cancel the 2018 Fall Meet due to Hurricane Florence.)

The meet will be in Augusta GA, just as before, and the Meet Hotel will be the Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way, Augusta GA 30904.  (Tel. 706-737-8888)

The 2019 Spring Meet will be Friday (17 May) through Sunday (19 May).

FIRST THINGS FIRST, MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS! 

The Hotel is ready for us.  They are holding rooms for MOGSouth until APRIL 16TH . . . so please make your reservations now to be guaranteed the great rates!  Guests need to call the Partridge Inn directly (706-737-8888) for their reservations and use the ‘MOGSouth’ group name.

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.

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.

NOW A FEW MORE THINGS – Dorothy Needs to Know the following information for the Hotel, the Restaurant, the Hospitality Suite, etc.  

Please send her an email to moore_dorothy@bellsouth.net or call 678-513-2931, (c) 404-678-4236.

NAME:______________________________________________________

__(Check Mark for Yes) Staying at The Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way, Augusta GA 30904 – 706-737-8888

__(Check Mark for Yes) No hotel needed, NOT staying at the Partridge INN, but attending the Fall Meet

__(Check Mark for Yes) Bringing a Morgan

(If Yes) Year ________Model__________Color____________

__ Number of People for Dinner Saturday evening at The Cucina 503

DETAILED 2019 SPRING MEET ITINERARY

(Note: Things always seem to change, so stay flexible as we work through the details.) 

Friday

Hotel Arrival – The Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way, Augusta GA 30904

  • Registration/Check-In 3:00 PM
  • Parking – Lower Level of Parking Garage

Hospitality Room – The Cigar Bar – First Floor of Hotel (opens at 3:00 pm) No smoking allowed!!!

Dinner Options – (FYI, if not driving, book the Hotel shuttle)

  • Partridge Inn Bar and Grille with live local Jazz (second floor)
  • Raes Coastal Café (Mark Braunstein recommends)
  • Finch and Fifth Charcuterie
  • Ephesus Restaurant (Mediterranean)
  • Whiskey Bar Kitchen (Japanese and Burgers)

Evening Activities in Augusta                     

  • Hotel’s Cigar Bar (Hospitality Room) open until 10 PM
  • Hotel’s Roof Top Lounge open until 10 PM

Saturday

Breakfast – 6-10 AM, included with your Partridge Inn Room

9:15 AM – ‘Group Photo’ on stairs at Inn Front Patio

9:30 AM – Depart for Washington, GA

  • Travel over the bridge at Clark Hill Lake
  • Travel through Lincolnton, GA
  • Rest Stop in Lincolnton (if needed)

11:15 AM Lunch Options

  • The Hot Box Food Truck 20R West Robert Toombs Ave open 11-9 Washington, GA..alfresco dining deck  706-678-4269 please park your Morgans together for photos, Restrooms available
  • The Square Café 22 W Square 706-678-5908 open 11-3
  • The Jockey Club 10 W  Public Square 706-678-1672 open 10-2
  • Cade’s Home Cooking 9 E Square 706-678-5586

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Jones Auto Museum (TBD)

12:00 PM until whenever – if not going to Auto Museum

  • Stay and see Historic Washington’s museums or just drive and/or walk the town
  • History Was Made Here! Three Beautifully restored house museums and library along with the Revolutionary Battlefield at Kettle Creek share the tales of this small city with a big history, one filled with legendary feats, prominent families, and innovative discoveries.
    • Though Washington is proud of their history, their present has just as much to offer. Historic downtown Washington is filled with businesses offering a variety of unique shopping, delicious food, and convenient service options.
    • Washington was briefly the State Capital of GA and is the place where the Confederacy voted to dissolve itself.
    • Highlights – The Washington Historical Museum open 10 – 5 PM, The Robert Toombs House open 10-5 PM, The Callaway Plantation open 10-5 PM, The Fitzpatrick Hotel
    • Washington Plantation B & B, Campbell – Jordan House, Bolton – Green Plantation and the Water Street Homes

Afternoon in Augusta

  • Canal Boat Tours
  • The RiverWalk along the Savannah River
  • The Augusta Commons
  • Broad Street Park
  • SouthStar Trolley Tours

Evening Activities

  • Hotel’s Cigar Bar (Hospitality Room) open at 3:00 PM
  • 6:30 PM – Dinner at Cucina 503 (TBD), 502 Fury’s Ferry Road Suite 503, 762-994-0142, private dining room, full menu, separate checks, if not driving please book the shuttle in advance
    • 18 minutes from the Inn; 7.43 miles

Evening Activities in Augusta (after dinner)

  • Hotel’s Cigar Bar (Hospitality Room) open until 10:00 PM
  • Hotel’s Roof Top Lounge open until 10:00 PM

Sunday

  • Breakfast from 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM included with room
  • Spring Meet adjourned, check out time is 11:00 AM
  • Stay and see Augusta’s Broad Street downtown and maybe ride the Canal Boats or walk the Riverwalk

Looking forward to seeing you all at The Partridge Inn!!

15 Jan

2019 Cars & Coffee at Amelia Island (8 & 9 March) – 2nd Update – as of 15 Jan 2019

As many of you know, the Amelia Island, GA Concours d’Elegance weekend is traditionally a big weekend for MOGSouth. For many of us, the start to the new Morgan year. This year will be similar to the previous few years. We have our MOGSouth Noggin on Friday (8 March) evening and we will again participate in the Saturday (9 March) Cars and Coffee.

The formal Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for Sunday 10 March but has in the past be moved up to Saturday if the weather is challenging.

The MOGSouth Noggin will again be on Friday (8 March), starting at 5PM until going until whenever, at the Salt Life Food Shack, 39 N Fletcher Ave Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Note: this is a different restaurant from last year. Still good food and beer, but better parking. (It is good to change the scenery every now and again.)

Last year we had more than 50 folks from the Morgan community! So you will want to be there.

Then Saturday morning (9 March), those of us with Morgans, will all gather at 0730 at the Surf Restaurant’s front parking lot, along A1A (3199 S. Fletcher Avenue, Amelia Island, FL.) Note: Be advised the Surf Restaurant parking lot will possibly be active, as the Surf is no longer under renovation, so be careful.

From experience we know that if we don’t arrive together, we will be parked where ever they have a space, and most likely not together.

We will only wait at the Surf Restaurant for 10 minutes or less, so don’t be late!

As mentioned in the previous mailings about the 2019 ‘Cars & Coffee at Amelia Island’, you have to register for this event to bring your Morgan and you have to be accepted.  I know many of you have already registered your Morgan and received your acceptance. You need not register if you don’t want to bring your car and simply want to spectate.

This year we will have something special to look forward to. The Morgan Motor Company (MMC) will have a number of their senior staff, with 3 – 5 new Morgan cars on display at the MotorXpo area (the first hole of the Golf Club of Amelia Island.) It is believed that a good number of the Morgan Dealers will also be there as well. You don’t want to miss this!

I don’t doubt the folks from the Factory will want to miss our display of Morgans either. So come decked out in your best and fly the Morgan flag proudly!

For those coming from out of town, there are a number of Lodging options. You can stay on Amelia Island, if you can get a room (they go very fast) and you are willing to pay the price (they are very expensive.) Alternatively there is a Hampton Inn, Jacksonville East, Regency Square that is just south of the Jacksonville -395 bridge over the St Johns River and just a short (30-45 min) drive along FL-105 to Amelia Island. Many of us will be staying there. FYI, This is a different hotel than was used last year. We think this is a bit closer. There will be a convoy of Morgans leaving the Hampton early (06:30 or so) on Saturday morning to get to the Surf Restaurant by 07:30.

Plan on a great Morgan weekend and we hope to see you there!!

Cheers, Mark

01 Oct

2019 MOGSouth Spring Meet

Save the Dates!! 17 – 19 May 2019

In this age of recycling, we will reuse all the great planning Glenn and Dorothy Moore put into the 2018 Fall Meet (that’s the one we unfortunately had to cancel due to Hurricane Florence) and try to use it for the upcoming Spring Meet.     As we had planned for the cancelled Fall Meet, we are going to historic Augusta Georgia.

Negotiations are underway with the designated meet hotel, the Partridge Inn in Augusta, for comparable room rates, etc.  As soon as these are confirmed we will let you know the details so that you can make your reservations.   Stand by!

There will be other things we need to know but for now, just pencil in the dates on your calendar.

18 Sep

2019 Cars & Coffee at Amelia Island – Update – Acceptance Emails Are Being Received

As mentioned in the first emailing about the 2019 Cars & Coffee at Amelia Island, you have to register for this event and you have to be accepted.  (They have limited space and regulate the number of cars they get.)

FYI, I registered (via email on 9/5/18) and received my acceptance via email today (9/18/2018) coming from Jennifer Grosse.     So they aren’t overly slow in communicating.

Background Information   

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is a week long event, held annually at Amelia Island, GA.  The main weekend of the event is 8 – 10 March.    As there are many MOGSouth members that attend, MOGSouth has a Noggin’ on Friday night, and participates in the Cars and Coffee Event on Saturday.   Then many go to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on Sunday.

The 2019 Cars & Coffee at Amelia Island is on Saturday, 9 March 2019, the day before the big Amelia Island concours d’elegance.   It starts early Saturday morning and goes into the afternoon.   The part of the golf course used for the Cars and Coffee is the some of the same area used for the Concours on Sunday, so they have to get the cars off the field early enough to set up for Sunday.

MOGSouth Participation Information   

MOGSouth will provide you with three pieces of information as soon as they are available.

(1) Noggin Location:  MOGSouth with have a Noggin’ somewhere in the vicinity, on Friday, 8 March 2019, starting around 5PM.  The location for the Friday evening Noggin will be communicated as soon as it known.   In the past we have had nearly 50 folks attend, so this is an event not to be missed.

(2) Rendezvous Location: MOGSouth will identify a rendezvous point in area, near the cars and coffee location, where all the Morgans can meet up and go into the cars and coffee together.  If we don’t go in together, we will not be parked together.  Exact timing has varied over the last few years.

(3) Hotel Information:   There will be a hotel identified vicinity of the Jacksonville Airport for those coming from out of town.  This hotel is not mandatory and there are hotels on Amelia Island or in Fernandina Beach, however they are costly and book up very quickly.  If you want to try one of them, make reservations now.

Registration Information   

If you haven’t already registered, it is best to do it quickly.  Last year several of our Morgan friends were turned away as they didn’t register in time.   If the timing is still up in the air, register anyway.  You can always cancel later.   Click here for the registration form.   Cars_and_Coffee_Application_2019

Note: New for this year they are charging a fee.  If you don’t wish to pay this fee, you will not get accepted.  You can pay via credit card and email this information with the completed registration form to carsandcoffee@ameliaconcours.org.  Alternatively, you can post the form in the US Mail.  The mailing address is on the form.

Finally, don’t forget to send me an email so I know you are coming.   I want to be sure we have sufficient room at the Noggin.

Cheers,
Mark

05 Sep

2019 Cars & Coffee at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – March 9th 2019

IT’S ON AGAIN!!  BUT YOU HAVE TO REGISTER AND GET ACCEPTED TO PARTICIPATE.

MOGSouth will continue to participate in the Cars and Coffee at Amelia Island, the Saturday (9 March) before the big Concours d’Elegance on Sunday (yes, I know they have rescheduled the Sunday Concours to Saturday in the past when rain has threatened.  All we can do is stay the course.)

Like we have in the past, we will have a MOGSouth Noggin at some watering hole in Fernandina Beach or the vicinity on Friday evening (8 March) before the Cars and Coffee.   Details will be published when fully defined.   Note: You can participate in the Friday Noggin and not participate in the Cars and Coffee event.  Just send an email to Mark at Series1@cfl.rr.com to let him know what you are doing.

Register Now, even if you don’t go, you won’t have to sweat being accepted.  Do it now and don’t miss out.  Click here for the registration form.  Cars_and_Coffee_Application_2019

Note: New for this year they are charging a fee.  If you don’t wish to pay this fee, you will not get accepted.  You can pay via credit card and email this information with the completed registration form to carsandcoffee@ameliaconcours.org.

If you wish to use the postal system, instead of email, mail your registration form to Cars and Coffee at the Concours, 3016 Mercury Road S, Jacksonville, FL 32207

See you there!  Cheers, Mark