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Prez Sez | MG Classics of Jacksonville

February 2024

Fred Woller

President 2024

Hello All! The month of January has passed by in a flash and it’s almost Valentine’s Day ❤️! Before we know it, we will be getting ready to venture to this year’s GOF at Crystal River in April ! I myself am excited and look forward to seeing everyone and being a part of this fun annual event. 

 

Our January meeting was very well attended , we had 17 MG’s in attendance along with 29 members. As the warmer weather seems to be on its way to North East Jacksonville, temperatures in 60s and 70s have been enticing us all to get on the road to feel the warmth & the breeze on our shoulders …

A note to those of you who haven’t been on the road recently:

TIRES: Check for deterioration due to age  and correct air pressure in your tires. 

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Check your engine compartment for any leaks, either in oil, fuel, or antifreeze. A good time to take them out for test runs during this month before the driving season starts in the Spring.

As noted at the January meeting and Newsletter there are many Car Events that are happening this Spring that Club member's will hopefully attend:

First is the prestigious AMELIA ISLAND - CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE the first weekend in March (3/1>3/3)

 

There is also a New Car Show on March 1st presented by Classic Motorsports of Jacksonville; a One Day Event on Friday 1 pm to 5 pm at THE MAIN BEACH PARK Amelia Island. Limited to 150 cars - Vehicle Registration Fee is $45 and you must Pre-Register online at 'ameliakickoff.com' to participate.

The All British Car Show in Sanford Florida is held on Saturday April 6th. Please check our April Events Calendar for the link to register! The shows are in full force as the spring weather approaches.

 

We sponsored last year’s GOF (Gatherig of the Faithfull) in Gainesville and it was a blast to be a part of it. This was my first experience attending a GOF weekend and I'm looking forward to this next one to be hosted by 'The Classic MG Club of Orlando'. The event will run from April 18th. thru April 21st. at The Plantation on Crystal River. It’s important to remember to make your Hotel Reservations and also register your MG. The days are ticking by very quickly, so please get it done if you plan on participating.

As a reminder for any members that have not yet renewed their Annual club Membership for for 2024, The deadline has passed - but you can still register.  Please do so today to keep your entry in the Club Membership Roster current.

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A Quartet of Green MGBs at the Meeting

 <<<<   A Selection of the Seventeen MG's at the January Meeting

This morning was a chilly start when I drove to the Caffeine and Octane gathering at the Avenues Mall. It was a beautiful day and over 300 cars attended! So great to see so many car enthusiasts and familiar faces. I always enjoy this event as it’s a casual get together. The temperature rose to 75 and I was a happy camper on the drive home!

 

On a personal note, those of you who attended the January meeting might recall that I had a leak in my float bowl float that day. Considering the brass float had been in my car for over 50 years it just goes to show that you never know when something will go wrong .I was able to make it home without the car catching fire! Got a call about an hour later from Roger Hartman, who happened to have a spare 😁.The following Tuesday I picked it up and installed it into my MG. I am happy to say and report that the carburetors are no longer leaking and everything is fine and dry. Happy to have good friends!

I’m looking forward to seeing you all at our next monthly Meeting which will be on Saturday February 24th at Bannon Lakes. Time 10 am to 12 pm.

Safety Fast! 

Fred

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