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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"

 
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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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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Monday 6/19/23

  • Arrive in South Bend​

  • Registration Open 3-8 PM

  • Hospitality Room Open 3-8 PM

  • Car Wash Open

  • Managers Reception 5-6:30 PM

 

Tuesday 6/20/23

  • Hospitality​

  • Registration Open 9 AM - 8 PM

  • Car Wash Open All Day

  • University of Notre Dame Tours

  • Afternoon Tech Sessions

  • Afternoon Driving Tours

  • 1st Timers Car Show/MG Reception 4-6 PM

  • Dinner on Your Own or with your Registry Group
     

​Wednesday 6/21/2023​

  • Hospitality​ Room Open 8-10 AM 2-5 PM

  • Car Wash Open All Day

  • Main Car Show/Hoosier BBQ 10 AM - 2 PM

  • Afternoon Tech Sessions

  • MG Reception and Live Music 4-6:30 PM

  • Evening Auction and Entertainment

Thursday 6/22/23​

  • Breakfast Council Planning Meeting

  • Hospitality Room Open 9-5​

  • Morning Tours

  • Morning Tech Sessions

  • Funkhana

  • Afternoon Tours

  • Afternoon Valve Cover Races

  • Afternoon Tech Sessions

  • MG 100th Birthday Party and Awards Banquet
     

Friday 6/23/23

  • Hospitality Room Open 9-11 AM

  • Morning Goodbyes

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GOF CENTRAL 2023

June 20 - 23 I South Bend, Indiana

 

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.

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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 CENTRAL REGISTRATION

Here are the steps to register:

  1. Click the "Register Now" 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. Hotel Reservation: Once you've completed registration and payment for GOF 2023, a link to the hotel reservation site and GOF Event Code will be sent to via email.  Use this link and code to receive the special Embassy Suites room rates for GOF Central 2023.  Do this sooner than later - rooms are expected to fill up fast! You can also call the hotel directly (574)-400-2600 to make reservations using the GOF Event Code.

  5. Order your regalia (shirts and special stuff) at the GOF Central Store on this website. 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


 

197 DAYS TO THE EVENT
 

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!

 

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