GOF-South LIII Report: Page 2

Friday, April 12, Continued:

Following the three laps on the Road Course at the Speedway, it was a dash back to the Plaza to setup the First Timers' Show. 'The First Timers' Show is for MGs' that have never been shown at a GOF before. The First Timers' Show attracted 26 entries which is more than normal. Clearly we attracted a number of MG Owners to their first GOF. 

A Few of the Assembled First Timers

First Timer Show Award Winners

Congratulations To:

 

First Place: 1965 MGTF - Bill Dixon

Second Place: 1933 MGJ2 - Dan Lanier

Third Place: 1962 MGA Mk11 - Gary Whiting 

The First Timers' Show was followed by a Meet & Greet BBQ on the Plaza Terrace, overlooking the Ocean. By the time the gathering was assembled for the Meet & Greet the temperature had dropped and some of the diners elected to eat in the large room adjacent to the Terrace. 139 owners and their guests attended the Meet & Greet hosted by our Sponsor, MOSS Motors.

 

The hospitality room remained open until 10pm, following which a number of MG Owners and their Guests retired to the Hotel Bar. 

Saturday, April 13: Saturday was 'Show Day' with all the MGs' present cleaned and polished ready for those registered to cast their vote for their choice in each class. The Field comprised approximately 89 MGs' in the following models and classes:
MGA - 6: MGB(Chrome) - 17: MGB(Rubber) - 11: MGBGT - 6: MGC - 2: MGTD - 15: MGTF - 10: Modified - 1: MGV8 - 2
Variant/Sedan - 3: Vintage - 1: Premier - 7
Why approximately? We lost one or two to the usual British Classic Car disease, i.e. Would not start or broke down!
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The Main Show was a Grand Affair, it featured a bevy of beautiful MGs'. All the MGs' participating were captured on a magnificent series of digital photographs by our resident Photographer Extraordinaire, Gary Whiting. You may view Gary's photographs of the MGs' by clicking on the MGTF Image to the left. Better Still, complete reading the report and Select the 'View GOF Photographs and Videos' button at the end of this Article.

Main Show Award Winners

Congratulations To:

Premier
First Place
     1957 MGA     Jill Moore 
Second Place
1955 MGTF     John Mahone
Third Place
1950 MGY     Richard Germano
Vintage
First Place
1933 MGJ2     Dan Lanier
MGTC
First Place
1946 MGTC     Mark Tidwell
MGTD
First Place
1953 MGTD     Mark Buringrud
Second Place
1953 MGTD     Geoffrey Ashcroft
Third Place
1952 MGTD     Peter Rogers 
Honorable Mention  
1953 MGTD     Mike McCormick
Honorable Mention
1951 MGTD     Glen Brazil
MGTF
First Place
1955 MGTF     Bill Dixon
Second Place
1955 MGTF     Archie McAllister
Third Place
1955 MGTF     Ian Massey
Honorable Mention
1954 MGTF     Dan Duran
MGA
First Place
1962 MGA     Gary Whiting
Second Place
1960 MGA     Louis Giuliani
MGB(Chrome)
First Place
1970 MGB     Mark Stevens
Second Place
1974 MGB     John Helton
Third Place
1972 MGB     Richard Gross
Honorable Mention
1972 MGB     John Vann
Honorable Mention
1969 MGB     Gerry Cardamone
MGB(Rubber)
First Place
1978 MGB     Rick Smith
Second Place
1978 MGB     Pat Grassick
Third Place
1980 MGB     Steve Ratcliffe
Honorable Mention
1980 MGB     George Pardee
MG Midget
First Place
1979 MG Midget     Paul Stedman
MGC
First Place
1969 MGC     Dave Burrows
Modified
First Place
1979 Modified     Mike Silvernail
Photo Contest
Jim Hall
Longest Distance
Tom Scott
Hard Luck
Richard Drewyer

The Car Show was accompanied by a Walk-around Tech. Session conducted by Glenn Lenhard. Glen was followed by a dedicated group of camp followers that comprised both Old hands and Newbies. This was a most informative element of the Car Show. Glen and the Group walked the cars, spoke with owners, discussed issues, and advised solutions. Glen must be commended for spending several hours in the sun educating his camp followers. 

Saturday also featured two Guided Driving Tours. One to the Ormond Loop and the other to the Living Legends Museum.

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