Thursday: In the morning, a Funkhana is organized wherein participants drive their cars through a series of light-
Friday: The end of the event is celebrated with a Farewell Breakfast and display of the class-
A GoF West provides a wonderful annual opportunity for MG owners to drive with fellow MG owners to a location typically chosen for its scenery, local attractions or historic interest. Here they will spend a few days meeting new people who share their love of MGs, renewing old friendships, seeing new cars and generally having a great time "In the Bond of The Marque". If you have an MG and would like to join in the fun, please make a GoF West something you do soon! Newcomers are always welcomed and you won't feel like a newcomer for long!
Wednesday: In the morning, there is a competitive Rally (observation, clue solving or photo rally -
So what exactly goes on at a GoF West? First, know that for the last thirty years or so these events have taken place over the course of a week. Prior to that, they were "long weekend" events, but for people driving long distances this usually meant two weeks off work as they had to leave on a Tuesday or Wednesday and they would not get home till the middle of the next week. Starting the activities on a Monday meant people could drive over one weekend, enjoy GoF West during the week, then drive home the following weekend. So, here's a typical schedule....
Monday: Registration during the day, followed by an early evening Orientation gathering where participants are introduced to the people who are running the show and told the "what, when and where" for the week. In the afternoon or evening, there is often a "First-
Tuesday: Registration continues, then in the morning there is the main Car Show. No judging takes place, but every participant receives ballots to complete so the awards are given to the cars considered by the majority to be the nicest. The cars are divided by class into Pre-
Typical GoF West Schedule