2011 MG Fall Festival, Sonoma, California

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The nation’s premier Wine Country, the Sonoma and Napa Valleys just north of San Francisco, offers a fantastic blend of scenery, climate, quiet winding roads, hills and valleys, coastline, redwood forests, and historic sites. NAMGAR and the MG Owners Club are excited to offer you the next great MG adventure, set for the first weekend in October.

Arriving in the late afternoon or evening of Thursday, September 30, you’ll meet other MG owners in the Hospitality Suite and in the reserved parking area at the Sheraton Sonoma County Hotel in Petaluma. This rambling hotel overlooks the Petaluma River and Open Space Preserve, and will serve as our base of operations for the weekend.

Friday begins with a popular-vote car show held on the hotel grounds. A car wash facility is available at the hotel, but after your drive to Petaluma, bugs can be a badge of honor. A technical session is scheduled for Friday afternoon, or you can take some time off for a dip in the hotel pool, sightseeing, or whatever strikes your fancy. Friday night we take a scenic drive through vineyards and redwood forests to the town of Occidental for a wonderful dinner at the historic Union Hotel, located in hills just above the Russian River. A logging and farming community in the 1840’s, Occidental began as a lumbering town but transformed to an artist colony and tourist destination over time. The Union Hotel has remained in the same family for five generations, offering hearty Northern Italian meals with the traditional red and white checkered tablecloths and wine bottle candlesticks. The back bar was originally brought “around the Horn” and remains, along with other antiques and a historical archive of local photographs.

Saturday begins with a tour to Infineon Raceway at Sears Point, along some of Sonoma county’s best backcountry roads, and with a stop in Yountville for coffee and pastries. The Classic Sports Racing Group (CSRG) is racing this weekend, and we have arranged for track time for you in an MG parade during the lunch break. The return tour from Infineon to the Sheraton includes a wine-tasting stop. Saturday night is the Awards Banquet at the hotel, followed by more hospitality in – where else? – the Hospitality Suite.

Sunday morning we gather for breakfast and farewells. The award winning cars will be on display at the hotel’s porte cochere that morning for photographs. For those who wish to linger, many self-guided activities still remain.

Click here to download the event registration form.

The San Francisco Bay Area MG Owners Club invites you to the MG Fall Festival – don’t miss it!

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