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.

18 Sep

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

Fellow Mog South members, just another reminder that Morgans are the spotlight group for 37th British Car Club of Charleston’s, British Car Days to be held on October 28th and 29th. John Scott and Irene Breland are looking forward to a fun filled weekend with lots of Morgans running around the Charleston area.

If not already registered for a room, click Morgan Car Club Booking Link or call 843-884-6000 to book your reservation at Hotel Indigo, a modern boutique hotel in Mt. Pleasant at the foot of the Ravenel Bridge. The room block, at the rate of $179 dollars per night plus tax, is under Morgan Car Club and is being held until September 28, 2022. This hotel, www.hotelindigo.com , features the charm of the Lowcountry and luxe amenities right over the bridge from historic Charleston. There are a limited number of rooms so don’t wait too long to make you reservation! Meet for after show cocktails at hotel bar followed by a poolside dinner on Saturday October 29th. Please let John at scott5254@comcast.net know if you are attending the dinner by Sept. 15th
British Car Days info at:

Register for British Car Days at:

This year there are several options for Friday beginning with a Lowcountry drive through the islands to the Charleston Tea company farm and visitor center. Tours are available for the processing plant and the farm or just visit the gift shop for a souvenir or a box of tea! This drive ties in with the authentic English tea and tour back at McLeod Plantation. See link below for more info on times and cost. https://www.britishcarclubcharleston.com/BritishCarDay2022/BCDregSuccess.html

The Friday show reception is from 5:PM to 9 PM at the Mcleod shelter. Cash bar and light fare with fellow show registrants included with British Car Days show registration fee. The car show will be held on Saturday starting at 9:00 AM.

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 .

27 Jan

CANCELLED – Cars and Caffeine at Amelia, 4 – 6 March 2022

The annual Noggin MOGSouth Noggin, previously scheduled for Friday 4 March 2022 (this would have been our 9th year), has been cancelled.  With the sale of the Amelia Island Concours to Hagerty the Amelia Island Cars and Coffee event on Saturday 5 March 2022 has been in some way changed and it would appear that Morgans are no longer of interest. 

As of this point in time, I have heard of no Morgans being accepted, myself included.  (And I know this is not due to the late submission of the application!)  I checked their web site daily and submitted my application as soon as I saw it was posted.

Given that our Noggin was directly tied to participation in the Cars and Caffeine event, it makes no sense to have an organized MOGSouth event. A Noggin without participants doesn’t make any sense at all.  I know many of you will have to cancel hotel bookings, dining reservations, etc., but it can’t be helped.   My apologies. 

The Saturday morning convoy, from the Surf to the show, is also cancelled.

14 Jan

2022 Amelia Island Cars and Caffeine – Application is Out. Apply Now!!

The application for the Cars and Caffeine event, 5 March 2022, at Amelia Island has now been posted to the Amelia Island Concours Web Site.

Go to this link Cars and Caffeine Application (Link no longer active) to fill out the application. It appears that the application is an ‘online application’, and they will contact you later to collect the $50 fee. I would recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible so that you are not denied attendance.

13 Jan

2022 MOGSouth Noggin (4 Mar 2022) and Cars and Coffee at Amelia Island (5 Mar 2022)

The Amelia Island Concours is now owned by Hagerty.   While a few things have changed, most things have remained the same.   ‘The Amelia’ as they now call it will continue to have the Cars and Coffee event on the Saturday (Mar 5, 2022) prior to the Concours, however it is now called ‘Cars & Caffeine’. 

MOGSouth will continue to have the Friday evening Noggin on (Mar 4, 2022) at the Surf Restaurant along A1A, 3199 S. Fletcher Avenue, Fernandina Beach, FL.

As of 13 January, ‘The Amelia’ has yet to announce the requirements for attendance at the ‘Cars & Caffeine’ event on Saturday 6 March, nor have they posted the requisite application form or process. We continue to monitor their web site daily and will broadcast an email to the MOGSouth membership as soon as they do post the information. We are assuming it will operate just how it has before. However, things may change so be flexible. So, bottom line, put the dates on the calendar, and when we get the word, we will let you know!

Also, there will be no designated hotel in Jacksonville this year, nor any designated convoy of Morgans coming from Jacksonville to Amelia Island on Saturday morning. Some folks are staying on Amelia Island, as there are a number of new hotels there, while others are continuing to stay in Jacksonville. The A Loft Hotel used by MOGSouth for the 2021 Fall Meet was well received and some folks are going back there.  

We will convene the MOGSouth Noggin around 5 PM, on Friday (Mar 4, 2022) evening, at the Surf Restaurant.  We used this location last year and there were no complaints.  Food was fine, beer was cold, there was plenty of space (both indoors and outdoors) and plenty of parking!   Tics all the boxes!!

There is sufficient covered space on their patio if the weather doesn’t cooperate (but just in case, I might bring a jacket or wind breaker!)  Also, I don’t know what the regional virus requirements will be, so do bring a mask.  And, please don’t come if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms.

The Saturday ‘Cars and Caffeine’ event (Mar 5, 2022) will be held as usual on the golf course near the Ritz, the day before the Sunday Concours. 

If it is like last year, you must have applied, paid a registration fee and received back an acceptance ‘ticket’ in the mail.  (They have limited space so folks that wait to apply will likely be turned away.)  Bring this ticket on Saturday.  (In the past, the acceptance ‘ticket’ has been a letter of acceptance with a windshield sticker.  I am not sure what this year’s acceptance ‘ticket’ will be.)  Whatever it may be, without it, they are not likely to let you into the show with your car, so bring it.   

And if there is any uncertainty as to whether you will go or not, don’t wait, just apply anyway and get your acceptance ‘ticket.’   There are always folks that applied too late or for some other reason did not get an acceptance ‘ticket’ and would like one.   Let us know and we will try to play match maker with your acceptance ‘ticket.’ 

As is the norm, all the Morgans will rendezvous on Saturday morning (Mar 5, 2022) at 0730 (yes, I know this is early but . . . ), at the front of the Surf Restaurant.  (Going in together assures we are parked together.)   There is parking in the lot out front of the Surf Restaurant where we will convene.  (Note: We will only stay a few minutes and then head off to the Cars and Coffee location.)  This will give us sufficient time to drive to the Cars and Coffee event and get parked together in the designated Morgan area. 

If you miss our little convoy (we will leave the Surf NLT 0800 Saturday morning) you may not be parked with the rest of the Morgans.