Link to the Gazette Newsletters

Fun Fact: A gazette, originally, a newssheet containing an abstract of current events, the forerunner of the modern newspaper. The word derives via French from the Italian gazzetta, a name given to informal news or gossip sheets first published in Venice in the mid-16th century. You are probably familiar with the word gazette from its use in the names of a number of newspapers, but the original Gazettes were a series of bulletins published in England in the 17th and early 18th centuries. These official journals contained notices of government appointments and promotions, as well as items like bankruptcies, property transfers, and engagements. In British English, gazette can also refer to the kind of announcement that one might find in such a publication. It can also be used as a verb meaning "to announce or publish in a gazette." The related word gazetteer, which we now use for a dictionary of place names, once meant "journalist" or "publicist."

GoF West Advisory Council Meeting Minutes (click to select and access)

GoF West Steering Committee Meeting Minutes (click to select and access)

GoF West By-laws

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GoF West Red Book

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The Red Book was created as a guide to putting on a GoF West Event.

On May 10th, 2023, Mark Greene of Cars Yeah interviewed Pete Thelander who is one of the GoF West originators. Pete & Fran Thelander still have the 1954 MG TF Pete had prior to their wedding 66 years ago. That MG will not make it to GoF WEST 2023 this year, but they will drive their 1948 MG TC and their son & grandson will bring the 1934 MG NE. Check out the Cars Yeah website. Listen to this great MG resource talk about the cars we love on the podcast at

Pete Thelander Interview on Cars Yeah

Pete & Fran Thelander

Larry Long who is a retired GoF West Steering Committee Chairperson and long-time SC member is highlighted in an article posted at Moss’ Moss Motoring on-line newsletter. The Article is “Taking the Lead: Larry Long, Paradise British Car Club” by David Stuursma. Click here to read the whole story and see pictures.