All Roads Lead to Reno for MG2011/GT-36

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Planning for “MG 2011 – A Western Experience” began shortly after we had closed the books on MG2006 (held in Gatlinburg, TN).

The members of the North American Council M.G. Registers began their search in 2007 for a location for MG 2011. We narrowed our search from twelve cities nationwide to two cities and then made site visits. As previously announced, Reno/Tahoe, Nevada was chosen as the location for the fourth all M.G. register event that has been held in North America since 1996. This event is sponsored by the five national M.G. registers (who make up the Council); we are being joined for this event by GoF West. Our host club is the Reno All British Car Club.

MG2011 will be a mid-week event (June 13-17) with activities beginning on Monday night and continuing through Thursday night. This gives you a weekend on each side of the gathering for your “excellent M.G. road trip”.

We have a block of over 800 rooms reserved at the “tri-properties” in downtown Reno. This hotel group is made up of the Silver Legacy, Circus-Circus, and the El Dorado. All three hotels are under one roof! Our rates for the event range from $69 to $79 plus tax per night during the event.

We encourage you to arrive in Reno by Monday afternoon, as we have an exciting evening planned at the National Automobile Museum (formerly known as the Harrah Collection). Tuesday will be packed with driving tours and tech sessions; that evening will be “Register Night” with each affiliated register offering something special for its membership. Wednesday will be another day of opportunities to discover the great driving roads of the Lake Tahoe area or stay at the tri-properties for tech sessions and more; that evening we will be having some special entertainment on property as well as our auctions. Thursday is show day! Our popular vote car display will be held at nearby Rancho San Rafael (located less than two miles from the tri-properties). We anticipate 800 to 1000 M.G.s to be in attendance, and it will be a safe bet to say that you will most likely see some rare M.G.s on the show field along with hundreds of great examples of the marque. That evening we will hold our awards banquet at the tri-properties. We’ll say our “good-byes” on Friday morning and head for home.

As we all know, there can be safety in numbers. As you plan your “excellent road trip adventure” to MG2011, you might want to consider joining up with the “Rallye To Reno” caravan. This group will start on the East Coast and follow US50 to Reno, picking up enthusiasts along the way. Information regarding this caravan can be found at:

Online registration for “MG2011 – A Western Experience” and hotel registrations will begin in late November 2010.

Start planning your road trip today. If you’ve experienced one of these meets in the past, you know what to expect; if this is your first all register meet, you are in for a treat! See you in Reno!

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Reader Comments (13)

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Peter and Anne Tilbury (Canadian Classic MG Club, Vancouver, BC)
on September 23, 2010 7:12pm
We are going to Reno, and we hope to take two cars - our '56 MGA roadster and our '58 MGA coupe eh! We look forward to seeing many MG's there, including many that have not made it to the 3 previous all-MG events.
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Wayne & Diana Johnson (San Diego, CA)
on October 2, 2010 12:16pm
We are going to Reno, and driving TWO Magnettes.
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David W. Holmes (Santa Barbara, CA)
on October 15, 2010 2:41pm
Not sure what route to take. Either up 101 and over or up 395. Both would be an adventure.
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Steve Kaufman (Ladner, BC Canada)
on October 19, 2010 7:43pm
We are going to Reno, as part of a planned trip of about 16000 miles, around the continent. Maybe some members would like to join us for part or all of the trip?
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Ralph D. Brown (Freeport, FL)
on November 24, 2010 11:03am
We will be driving our 1969 MG Midget to celabrate owning this car of 40 years.
Also to celabrate the 50th anniversity of the first production of the modern day Midget.
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James E Johanski (Pulaski, WI)
on December 1, 2010 3:04am
Would like to make hotel reservations and register, but I am having trouble finding the "links". Any help or advise out there is appreciated.
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Peter and Anne Tilbury (Surrey, BC)
on December 1, 2010 8:47am
The MG2011 web site is expected to be up and running early December. The event registration and hotel reservations will be made through the event web site. As soon as it is up, we will post a notice on this site. Thanks for looking.
Peter and Anne.
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David W. Holmes (Santa Barbara, CA)
on December 16, 2010 8:19pm
Made my reservations. I'm all in as they say. Looking forward to meeting some of you famous Namgar folks.
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Larry P. (San Carlos Ca)
on January 14, 2011 12:27pm
is my Austin Healey 100 bn2 welcome?
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Bruce Woodson (Richmond, VA)
on January 16, 2011 3:28pm
Hi Larry,

Owners of Austin-Healey and other "non-MG" British built vehicles are invited to attend MG2011. There will even be two classes for "Other British" at the car show, based on year of manufacture. If you are not a member of NAMGAR (or other North American MG Club), registration costs are slightly higher, making it a great time to join NAMGAR and save money!
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GIL DUPRE (Chattanooga, TN)
on January 22, 2011 4:53pm
I registered to go to Reno. Will meet up in Carlyle, Il. Don't know which car I will take but leaning toward the BGT.
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jim johnston (Downieville, CA 75 MILES west of Reno)
on March 1, 2011 6:22pm
I would like to drive east and meet the group in the town[s just prior to Reno. Do you know where you're going to be? I think I'll also follow the group to SF as well....


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Chuck Schmit (Santa Cruz Calif)
on June 8, 2011 11:28am
I would like to join those going to San Francisco What are the details on events in SF and how do I register and where is it?

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