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GOF CENTRAL 2023

June 20 - 23 I South Bend, Indiana

GOF CENTRAL 2023

June 20 - 23 I South Bend, Indiana

MGreetings:                                                                                                   6/7/2023

Congratulations to Jeff Fields!  Jeff is the winner of the Car Detailing pre-event raffle!
 

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We will continue to accept registrations for GOF, but due to notification deadlines we can no longer accept Banquet, BBQ, Museum/Chocolate Factory Tours or Raffle Ticket requests.    There are still a few T Register Dinners available through the Regalia Store

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As of May 28th the GOF reserved block of rooms at the Embassy Suites, South Bend is sold out.  See Accomodations Page for more information!
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The GOF Committee is please to announce we have added yet one more event to the list for GOF Central 2023.

                       The GOF Chairman's T Register Dinner

For those not attending the Tuesday evening Triple M Register's Bibulous Gallimaufry of eating, imbibing, and revelry, you are invited to join us on the Embassy Suites rooftop patio for an easy dinner and hobnob get-together.


Hosted by Greg Peterson, our event chairman, everyone is invited!

 

Dinner will be simple but tasty - salads, pizza, dessert, and a cash bar.

 

Space limits us to 55 people.  Cost is $27 per person. Time: 6:15 PM
 

The patio (called The Podium by Embassy Suites) is on the top floor
overlooking Notre Dame campus.  The view is superb, the people attending will be even better.


You'll need to pre-register, and it's easy to do at the GOF Regalia Store.
 


GOF 2023 Central Committee
 

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You're Invited

GOF CENTRAL 2023

June 20 - 23 I South Bend, Indiana

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 Chairpersongpeterson@sprynet.com (317) 251 2160

GOF Central 2023 Committee

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SCHEDULE

 SCHEDULE

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Accomodations

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, free WiFi, and drinks at our complimentary evening reception.

We have reserved a block of rooms. Be sure to book your room early.  Staying at the host hotel has it's advantages!  Once you register we will send you an email containing the GOF Central 2023 event code to receive the $156 per night room rate we have negotiated.

MGreetings:

As of May 28th the GOF reserved block of rooms at the Embassy Suites is sold out.  That's 120 rooms!  

There still may be rooms available, but not at the reduced rate.  The phone number at the Embassy is 574-400-2600.  

An alternative hotel may be the Fairfield Inn and Suites (adjacent to the Embassy, across the parking lot); phone number is (574) 234-5510

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2023 ART WORK

GOF Central Regalia

Commemorating the Gathering of the Faithful 
 

Indiana has a reputation for providing unique high quality regalia to commerrate GOF Central, and this year is no different.  Choose from denim work shirts or quality cotton tees, mugs for your favorite drink, the always popular hats or one of our event posters!    

 

Order your GOF Central regalia for pickup at in GOF today!
 

  • Only order Regalia after you have registered for GOF Central. 

  • Regalia must be pre-ordered - there will not be onsite sales at the event.

  • Order by May 15 to assure availability.

  • Pick up at registration check-in.

  • Regalia is not refundable.  If you are registered for the event and cannot pick up at the event, we will mail to you after the event (additional cost will apply).
     

If you mailed your registration form and paid by check and wish to order Regalia, please contact Mike at 260-417-3003 or 1932Mtype@gmail.com

The Regalia Store is now closed for pre-orders.  

No need to fret!  There will be mugs, posters, T-shirts, and some hats available to purchase at GOF, while supplies last.  

We expect them to sell out quickly, so buy when you arrive.

-MJ 5/17/2023

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REGISTER

GOF CENTRAL REGISTRATION

Here are the steps to Register Online:

  1. Click the "Online Registration" Button below and select the activities to participate in (Car Show BBQ, Banquet, Pre-Event Raffle, Tours, etc.).

  2. Enter you details (Name, Address, Car Information, etc.).

  3. Make the payment.

  4. Once you've completed registration and payment for GOF 2023, you will receive a confirmation email that includes your registration details.  Shortly afterwards, (within 1-2 days) you will receive a second email from us that will include a link to the hotel reservation site that includes the GOF Event Code.   Be sure to register promptly, we expect our block of rooms to fill up quickly! 

  5. Order your regalia (shirts and special stuff) at the GOF Central Store on this website (early in 2023). These purchases are made separately from registration. GOF doesn't doesn't plan to have extra at the event, so you will need to pre-order everything you want.

  6. If you have any questions please contact us via email at  1932mtype@gmail.com

Here are the steps for Mail-in Registration:

  1. Click the "Mail-in Registration" Button below to display the .pdf registration form.

  2. Print the form, fill it out and send it to the included address with your check. We will send you an e-mail confirmation with the hotel GOF Event Code once we have processed your registration.


 

Registants

Look Who Has Registered So Far!
Be Sure to Join Us!

Registration Number
Name
State
Model
139
John Deikis and Nigel Johnsfolly
MI
1953 TD
138
John Golanty
IL
1955 ZA
137
Larry Pittman
MI
1952 TD
136
Bruce and Willie Mann
MI
1952 TD
135
Thomas Webb II and Sophie Mei Webb
IL
1957 Morris Minor
134
Roger and Beverley Melton
MI
1935 PA
133
Rick Peet
MI
1949 TC
132
Chris Cooper
MN
1979 MGB
131
David Lawely
ON
130
Nick and Mary Ann Kenkel
IN
1952 TD
129
Chris and Debbie Blume
IN
1946 TC
128
Craig and Nancy Seabrook
OH
1946 TC
127
Buck Malick
WI
1980 MGB
126
Allen Galloway
IN
1969 MGB
125
Scott Jones
IN
1974 MGB-GT
124
Lilli and Gene Parker
TN
1951 TD
123
John Hirst and Irene Robinson
OH
1955 TF 1500
122
Ed and Julie Polonus
IL
1957 ZB Magnette
121
Gordon Whatley
ON
120
Lee and Shirley Johnson
OH
1949 YT & 1957 Wolseley 15/50
119
Bill Harte
VA
1933 Austin 7
118
Ed Palmer
MN
1973 MGB
117
Michael and Susan Boggs
OH
1979 MGB
116
Casey Callis
KY
115
Richard Drewyer
FL
1970 MGB-GT
114
Elena Gillespie and Steve Bender
IN
1980 MGB
113
Joel and Nan Stager
IN
1946 TC
112
Don and Nancy Ross
IL
1952 TD
111
John Moline and Lou Hoekstra
MI
1953 TD
110
Tom Metcalf
OH
1948 TC
109
Karen Caldwell and Beth Mulcahy
MN
108
Steve Hully & Jack Kurkowski
IN
1969 MGC-GT
107
Brent Reifsnyder
OH
1958 MGA
106
Lars and Roxane Lynge
UT
1948 TC
105
John and Laura Gough
IN
1961 MGA 1600 Roadster
104
Gerald C. Risner
IL
1954 TF
103
Ken Hamel
NH
1970 MGB
102
Ronald and Lin Gao-Videkovich
WI
1966 Sunmeam Minx
101
Jerry and Fran Moore
OH
1952 TD
100
Dick Hall and Gale Stawiery
OH
1955 TF 1500
99
Gary and Cindy Blanton
IN
1953 TD 2
98
Ken Waeber and Tiina Reponen
OH
1964 MGB
97
Dick Sprafke
RI
96
Dave and Carolee Snyder
IN
95
Ray Costa
IL
1952 TD
94
Bob and Donna Hanselman
IL
1938 VA Tickford Drophead
93
Gary and Gwen Krukoski
MN
1933 J2
92
Douglas Kniff
MI
1949 TC
91
Baird and Rose Cook
WI
1951 TD
89
Ken and Jolie Fredette
IL
1955 TF 1500
88
Bob Costello
IL
87
Bill Hirsch and Kimberly Grutter
MI
1949 TC
86
Dave Anderson
MI
1960 MGA 1600
85
Jerry Cihak
IL
1951 TD
84
Peter and Diane Weber
MN
1951 TD
83
Mike and Dianne Marini
WI
1953 MG TD
82
Jeff & Linda Fields, Pete & Ellie Vance
OH
1949 TC EXU, 1960 MGA
81
Ric and Nancy Maitzen
IL
1951 TD
80
Tom Ford
IN
1974 MGB
79
Cindy, Bryson and Steven Pennoyer
MN
78
Joe Schreibies
IN
1949 TC EXU
77
Dean and Kerry Hickenlooper
IL
1959 MGA
75
Art Lewis
MI
1949 TC
74
Carl and Jeanette Strohm
IN
1959 MGA
73
Tom Baumgardner and Sophia Morton
OH
1950 YT
72
Bob & Sue Miller
OH
1973 MGB
71
Lee Jacobson
MI
1938 SA Tickford Drophead
70
Steve and Sally Styers
IL
69
Bob Lee
IL
1953 TD
68
Bill and Sarah Richey
KY
1933 L1 Magna
67
Joel and Sandra Barnett
AL
66
Gene & Becky Cooper
MN
1950 TD (RHD)
65
Duane & Jane McCart
IL
1953 TD
64
Tim and Judy Scheerhorn
MI
1948 TC
63
Phil and Carole Hall
ON
1930 M-Type
62
Roger and Shirley Goebbert
IL
2019 Mini Cooper
61
Joe and Cathy Gunderson
CO
1958 MG EX186
60
Ken and Kathy Nelson
MI
1954 Riley RME
59
Bill and Joyce Appelgate
IA
1948 TC
58
Doug and Carol Pelton
AZ
57
Tim and Nancy Crain
MN
1975 MGB
56
Steve and Sandi Nau
KY
1948 TC
55
Andy, Susanne, Drew & Heather Steinbock
KY
54
Daniel and Sharon Craig
MO
1960 MGA Roadster
53
Jason and Brenda Klemm
IL
1926 Bullnose Morris
52
John, Ted & Phil Hoham, Bob Haller
IN
51
David and Janet Jackman
OH
1934 PA
50
Kathy Kubick
IN
1953 TD
49
Stan and Hilary Stokes
FL
1960 MGA
48
Jim Purdin
WI
47
Harry and John Mueller
MI
1963 MGB
46
Mike & Brenda Jansen Melinda & Dane Pippenger
IN
1932 M-Type, 1946 TC
45
Dave and Kim Smittle
OH
44
Reinout and Henneke Vogt
GA
1931 M-Type
43
John and Kathryn Wantz
IN
1953 TD
42
Lou and Tina Louchios
IL
1935 PA Airline Coupe
41
Andy and Johnnie Shirley
IN
1951 TD
40
Tucker Madawick
IN
1962 MGA Deluxe
39
Robert Carr
FL
1933 MG J2
38
Greg and Sue Peterson
IN
1954 TF
36
Jack and Leslie Richards
MO
35
Jeff and Sharon Powell
IL
1948 TC
34
Mary Cay Cobb
IL
1974 MGB
33
George Spelman
IN
1962 MGA MKII
32
Maggi Wyant and Fred Butler
IN
1946 TC
31
John Libbert
OH
1960 MGA
30
Richard Porter
IN
29
Phil and Karna Anderson
MN
1934 PA
28
Kurt and Kathy Rupenthal
IN
1956 MGA 1500
27
Rich and Kathy Witmer
IN
1970 MGB
26
Bill and Greg Bollendonk
CO
1935 K3/KN
25
John and Mary Gervasi
MI
TD MKII
24
Dan Asbury
NY
1962 MGA MKII
23
Dan Bosso
GA
1969 MGB-GT
22
Reed and Jan Tarwater
SC
1936 PB
21
Steven and Diane Mazurek
IL
1959 MGA
20
Tim and Jamie Schafer
IL
1979 Midget
19
Doug Clark
IL
1954 TF
18
James and Alice Hester
AL
1930 M-Type
16
Ray and Susan Hansen
IL
1979 MGB
15
Philip and Sandy Wydra
IL
1973 MGB
14
Jack Kahler
CO
1930 MG 12/12 Brookland Racer
13
Alan Magnuson
CO
12
Sharon Kelsey and Elena Biesser
MN
11
Bob and Chris Vitrikas
VA
1955 TF 1500
10
Bill and Kathy Laham
IN
1952 TD
9
Tom and Lisa Koehler
IN
1952 TD
8
Diana Gonzales and Tom Hunkele
IL
2020 Mini Cooper
7
Jim and Pat Bryan
MI
1953 TD
6
Dennis and Crystal Klemm
WI
1931 D-Type, 1934 PA
5
Tony, Janet and Lian Shoviak
OH
1969 MGC-GT, 1966 MGB
4
Lonnie and Mike Stevens
MI
1933 J2 Midget
3
Ken and Melody Klemmer
MI
1930 MG 8/33 Midget
2
Tom, Emily and Erin Wilson
IN
1945 TC
1
Lew and Darlene Palmer, and Abby Caldwell
MN
1935 NA or 1934 PA
Conact

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, feel free to contact us!  

Thanks for submitting!

GOF Central Hosts

Your Hosts for the 2023 GOF!

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