Since 1972, there has been a GoF West (Gathering of the Faithful, West Coast edition) held west of the Rockies. Our club has hosted a couple of them (N. LakeTahoe, at the Cal-Neva in 1993, and Rohnert Park in 2015) and assisted at several others. This annual event was originally formed as a weekend gathering to bring owners of pre-war and T-type MGs together to celebrate the marque with a car show, a rally and other activities. In 1993, the format changed to a Monday - Friday event to allow participants to drive on weekends, thus not having to take two weeks off work to attend the event. In 2015, the event was expanded to encourage owners of MGs built after 1954 to participate fully. (Previously, they could attend but not be eligible for all the awards.) In the years up to the early Nineties, MGs in attendance typically numbered over 200, with participants and venues from California to Colorado to Canada. In 2015, we had 165 cars registered for our event at Rohnert Park.
In 2018, GoF West will be based at the Hardrock Hotel & Casino at South Lake Tahoe from September 10th thru 14th, hosted by the Reno British Car Club who have put together an event-filled week. Full details can be found at www.GoFwest.org/gof-west-2018. All members of the SVMGCC are encouraged to participate to enjoy an excellent week of MG-related activities and scenic drives. Registration forms can be found on the GoF West website and the Registration fee per couple is $55 until June 30th, $60 after that. We will have a group driving to the event, including T-types, MGAs and MGBs. Please consider making this one of your 2018 vacations; you'll have a great time, meeting new people and having fun with your MG!