MG2016/GT41 - Start Planning Now to Attend

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Mark your calendars and plan your vacation NOW as MG enthusiasts will be descending upon Louisville, KY from June 13-17, 2016 for the fifth gathering of all MG enthusiasts sponsored by the North American Council of MG Registers.

Plan on arriving in Louisville on Monday, June 13th as we know you will not want to miss our “gala opening” at world famous Churchill Downs that evening. Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as well as a tour of the museum and grounds. Visit the Churchill Downs website. Reserve your seats on the MG2016 Registration Form. We encourage you to visit one of the local restaurants for your evening meal either before or after your visit to Churchill Downs.

Tuesday, June 14: We will offer tech sessions (John Twist will be offering his “Rolling Tech Session” on one of these days), a motor coach tour to the Corvette museum (and possibly factory) in Bowling Green, a motor coach tour of the “Bourbon Trail”. For more information on the above, we ask that you visit the Corvette Museum and Bourbon Trail websites. Reserve your seats on the Registration Form.

Corvette Museum

There will also be self-guided driving tours on some great roads in Southern Indiana and Kentucky. You will be back at the hotel complex by late afternoon with plenty of time to get prepared for “Register Night.” Each of the four participating MG Registers will be hosting buffet dinners at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Reserve your seats on the Registration Form. Stick around after the Registers have completed their activities because we have contracted with a fantastic band, “Captain Rat and the Blind Rivits,” who will perform from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza. They are a very entertaining band with a tremendous stage presence who play music from the 50s through the 80s. Check out their website to get a preview of what you will be treated to that evening after “Register Night!”

Wednesday, June 15: There will be more tech sessions, along with driving tours, and repeat motor coach tours to the Corvette Museum and Bourbon Trail available. Feel free to visit downtown Louisville to see the Louisville Slugger Factory or the Muhammed Ali Museum. Your evening meal is “on your own” and there are a lot of enticing restaurants available in the area. Wednesday evening we will hold our live and silent auctions where you will find items and services available to the highest bidder. Who knows what bargain(s) you might take home?! And of course, there will be lie swapping and tire kicking every night out in the parking lots!

Thursday, June 16: Thursday is car show day! We have rented “Waterfront Park” in downtown Louisville for the car display. With its 85 acres, there will be PLENTY of room for our MGs to be on display. We will have food trucks on site in addition to “Joes’ Crab Shack” and other restaurants within walking distance of the show field. A motor coach to a local shopping mall will be available for those of you who appreciate the retail side of vacations such as this. A riverboat may be available for cruises as well should members of your party wish to go on a couple-hour cruise that day.

We will wrap things up on the show field mid-afternoon in order for you to get back to the hotel complex to prepare for our awards banquet that evening at the Crowne Plaza. As we did for MG2011 in Reno, each Register will announce their winners other than First Place during Register-specific gatherings before the buffet meal. After the meal we will have a brief presentation prior to announcing each Register's First Place winners and any special awards that are to be given out. This will keep the awards banquet more manageable and allow you to get back out to the parking tell more lies and kick more tires!

Friday, June 17: Friday is "getaway day," time to pack up, say your good-byes and head home...or linger a few days longer enjoying the great city of Louisville and the surrounding area on your own.

We know that you will enjoy your stay in Louisville. Your registration fee will cover one car and is for the entire event. There will be no “day of” or “single day” registration offered. You may register additional cars if needed at a reduced price. All meals, tours, regalia, et cetera are a la carte on the registration form. You must be registered for MG2016 to attend tech sessions and participate in tours, etc. It is NOT necessary for your spouse or children to register individually for the event as there will be spaces on your Registration Form for this.

If you are a member of NAMMMR, NEMGTR, NAMGAR, or NAMGBR you will enjoy a discount on the registration fee. Please indicate this when you register. You will be able to choose your hotel and make your reservation through the MG2016 website after you have registered for the event. Please do not call the hotel(s) directly as they will not be able to book your room.

The MG2016/GT41 website is expected to be live in early December. Information on the host hotels will also be available when the website is live. Registration for the event, tickets to the events, and hotel reservations will be made online at the event website - you will need to register for the event prior to making hotel reservations.

Help us “maintain the breed” by coming to MG2016 in Louisville!

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Reader Comments (1)

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Mark L. La Pierre (South Bend, IN)
on December 4, 2015 6:43pm
Please notify me as soon as the Web sight is live so we can register and sign up for hotel rooms. Thanks, Mark

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Last updated on December 16, 2015.