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GOF CENTRAL 2023

June 20 - 23 I South Bend, Indiana

GOF CENTRAL 2023

June 20 - 23 I South Bend, Indiana

"MG - The Marque of Friendship"

You're Invited

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Celebrating 100 Years of the MG Sports Cars

 

Welcome to GOF Central 2023!

The Olde Octagons of Indiana and Hoosier MGs are proud to host GOF Central 2023, the premier MG event of 2023 in the Midwest where we will be celebrating the Centenary of MG sports cars.

This is the 42nd  Gathering of the Faithful (GOF) in the Midwest.  GOFs started as an annual gathering bringing together owners and enthusiasts of MG T-series cars (T-series were made 1936-1954).  Started in the 1960s by the New England MG T Register, GOFs have for many years been held annually regionally (northeast, Midwest, south, and west).  The event is an opportunity for fellowship, camaraderie, and sharing of MG experiences and technical know-how. 

While a GOF has traditionally been an event for T-series MG owners, MGs of all years and model groups are welcomed.  In 2023 this GOF Central will be the national meet for the North American MMM Register, featuring MGs built in the 1929-1936 era.  Known as the MMMs (for Midget, Magna, and Magnette) these are the MGs that blazed the successful competition trail for MG.  There will also be a large number of later model MGs – MGAs, MGBs, Midgets, and others.  All MGs and enthusiasts – regardless of model year – are invited.

 

GOF Central 2023 will be in South Bend Indiana, conveniently located for all in the Midwest.  Headquarters is the new Embassy Suites, adjacent to Notre Dame University.  It is easy to get to, and provides the perfect environment for all our activities.

A full list of events and activities is planned – MG History, Technical Sessions with good information, entertainment, drives, and special car shows.

We encourage you to join us for the 42    GOF Central.  It’s sure to be a memorable event, and a wonderful birthday party for MG.

Hope to see you all there!

Greg Peterson,  GOF 2023 Chairperson,  gpeterson@sprynet.com

GOF Central 2023 Committee

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GOF ACTIVITIES

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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

  • Monday 6/19/23

    • Arrive in South Bend​

    • Car Wash

    • Managers Reception
       

  • Tuesday 6/20/23​

    • Hospitality​

    • Registration

    • Car Wash

    • Self Tours

    • Managers Reception
       

  • Wednesday 6/21/2023​

    • Hospitality​

    • Tech Sessions

    • Rally

    • First Timers Show

    • Hoosier BBQ

    • Mangers Reception

    • Auction

    • Movie

  • Thursday 6/22/23​

    • Hospitality​

    • Car Wash

    • Car Show

    • Funkhana

    • Studebaker Museum

    • Valve Cover Races

    • Managers Reception

    • Banquet
       

  • Friday 6/23/23

    • Hospitality

    • Goodbyes

 

Embassy Suites - South Bend, Indiana

Relax in view of Notre Dame Stadium

Just a five-minute walk from the University of Notre Dame's football stadium. It's two miles to downtown South Bend attractions like the Studebaker Museum and the Oliver Mansion. Enjoy our indoor pool, free cooked-to-order breakfast, and drinks at our complimentary Evening Special.

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Start planning your trip.....

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GOF Central Posters

Commemorating the Gathering of the Faithful 
 

There were many memories from GOF 2015.... The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the downpour at the 1st Timers Hoosier BBQ, and the fabulous Indiana Countryside Tours!  One of the lasting memories is the 2015 Poster.  To continue the tradition we have commissioned artist Mike Shisler to create a painting commemorating the 100 Years of MG as well as GOF 2023.

Here is your chance to have one for yourself, or the GOF 2015 poster, or both. 

 

Shipped right to your home! 

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GOF and HOTEL REGISTRATION

Coming This Fall........

Want to be the first to register?  Send us your contact information and we will notify you when registration opens!

 
 

Let us keep you informed.......

We are working hard to make this GOF a great experience for everyone who wants to attend.   If you would like to reach out with questions or suggestions, or would would like notifications about GOF (when registration opens, hotel booking information, completed schedule information) feel free to contact us!  

Thanks for submitting!

 

Your Hosts for the 2023 GOF!

Olde Octagons of Indiana
MG-T and Vintage

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Hoosier MGAs
'55-'62 MGA and Magnettes

Hoosier MGB Club Unlimited
MGB, MGC and Midget