Well, we came, we took part and we had a great time! From what I have heard from many of those in attendance at this year’s MCCDC annual gathering, this year’s event at the Mimslyn Inn in Luray, VA was very successful. We are gathering comments from as many as possible to improve on the details of the weekend and how each event and the overall experience can be improved.
Many thanks go out to our Event Chairpersons: Concours: Bill Blodgett, Gymkana: Reny Willoughby…and family! Rally: Bates McLain, Autocross: Greg and Mary Hastings. Also many, many thanks to attendees who came forward to volunteer and help make each event a success. And a very special thanks to Ed Zielinski for contributing his time and effort to create the Mog 49 Poster and all the Mog 49 art work. Needless to say, thanks to all of the Officers and Executive Committee members who also contributed much effort and many hours to MOG 49: President: Marlene Riehle, Vice President: Dean Worcester, Secretary: Tom Kennedy, Treasurer: Path MacAuley, Registrar/membership Secretary: Lisa Shriver, Liason Officer: Bill Blodgett, and Recent Past President: Lee DeBrish.
And a very, VERY special thanks to Linda and Larry Eckler ….owners of Morgans of New England and the all of their kids and crew…Linda and Larry contributed both personally and financially to help make MOG 49 a special event. They were also kind enough to field questions at a Saturday evening Q and A at the Manor House Noggin regarding Morgan importation and many other questions regarding all things Morgan.
If you came this year, bring a friend or two along next year to experience a very special gathering. MOG 50 is officially planned for Friday-Sunday, July 3-5, 2020 at the Mimslyn Inn, Luray, VA…More information regarding booking rooms, etc., will be coming forth soon in the Rough Rider and on our website www.morgandc.com. We are planning some small and big changes for MOG 50 in hopes it will the best ever!
The following are the Results from the events at MOG 49, Luray, VA:
BEST IN SHOW: Warren Muse/ 1965 4/4
4/4: First Place: Warren Muse/ 1965 4/4
Second Place: Carl and BettyHC Clouser/ 1967 4/4
Plus 4: First Place: Fred Dantonio/ 1965 +4
Plus 4 4 Seater: First Place:Peter and Ann Dattels/ 1967 +4 4 Seater
Plus 4 DHC:First Place: Sheldon Hofferman and Gail Shepkin/ 1964 +4 DHC
Early +8 (Carburetored): First Place: Richard Fohl/ 1970 +8
Post 1983 3 Wheeler/Fuel Injected: First Place: Eric and Marjorie Scott/2012 3 Wheeler
Second Place: Bruce and Shelly Menkowitz/1998 4/4
Third Place: Lee DeBrish and Marlene Riehle/ 2005 Roadster
First Place: Duncan and Lee Charlton/+8
Second Place: Peter Ballard? 4/4
Third Place: Greg and Mary Hastings/ +4 4 Seater
First Place: John DeTrana and Geri Oliveri/+8
Second Place: Eric and Marjorie Scott/ 2012 3W
Third Place: Barrie Abrams and Lenny Mandel/ +8
“MORGANS OF NEW ENGLAND” AUTOCROSS:
FTD: Duncan Charlton/ +8/ 1:26.005
Plus 8: First Place: Barrie Abrams/ 1:28.867 (including 4 sec penalty for 2 cones)
Second Place: Katie Eckler/ 1:32.900
Third Place: Matt Schrum/ 1:32.940
Early Plus 4: First Place: Bill Willoughby/ 1:28.142
Late 4/4: First Place: Bruce Menkowitz/ 1:39.477
Plus 4 4 Seater: First Place Lenny Mandel/ 1:38.195
Rich Fohl, MOG 49 Chairman