BEST "RALLYE ROADS" IN THE STATE
The winding tree-covered two-lane backroads, beauty, and history of Lake County are made for open-top MG rallyes! Don’t miss the group rallyes plus self-guided tours
Please print the Rallye Routes and Instructions for the Rallyes you Registered to Drive before you come GOF-South LIV.
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MOUNT DORA MEANDER
Or self-guided anytime
A casual tour of the back roads of Lake County, with the major destinationbeing the historic and quaint town of Mount Dora and a stop in Tavares, America’s Seaplane City.
The Meander is a group drive on Friday with time for lunch, and shopping, but you can enjoy it at any time, as a solo drive or with a couple of MG friends.
The drive to town is 26 minutes. Allow extra time for dining and attractions
Located on a high spot overlooking Lake Dora, Mount Dora has become a restaurant destination for Central Florida. High-quality, reasonably priced restaurants are punctuated through the downtown area. It is an enjoyable town to stroll. Shop in dozens of antique shops and boutiques. Art is alive at the Mount Dora History Museum, the Modernism Museum of Mount Dora, and the Mount Dora Center for the Arts.
The rallye continues around Lake Dora past historic and architecturally interesting homes, into the town of Tavares, America’s Seaplane City, then returns to the Mission Inn.
Options for fitting the Mt. Dora Meander into your GOF schedule: Thursday – If you plan on arriving early, you can check-in at the Mission Inn, then enjoy the Mount Dora Meander, selecting one of the outstanding restaurants for dinner. Friday – for a casual afternoon. Sunday - for brunch before returning home after GOF.
RUN IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MT. DORA MEANDER
Nothing More British than Tweed
Nothing is more fun than celebrating your MG in period dress.
Nothing is more enjoyable than an authentic British meal with your MG mates.
Join the Tweed Drive to Mt. Dora and lunch at The Windsor Rose Tea Room to be a part of the merriment – Friday, 12:30 pm. Requirements:
1. Dress in Tweed or Period Dress
2.Bring your sense of humor and your love of life
3.Be prepared to celebrate MGs and British heritage
While a new activity to GOF South, one that may become an annual event, Tweed Drives are not new. They happen around the world, London and St. Petersburg, Florida are two of the cities that hold Tweed Drives every year. Check out their events by Clicking on the Video Icons:
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THE WORLDS SHORTEST RALLYE
Every drive in our MGs is exciting, even a short one. The World’s Shortest Rallye is an entertaining short route on MG-type back roads with hills and curves to the locally famous Yalaha German Bakery for a German breakfast, a sandwich, or beer and a “bretzel.” This self-guided tour can be taken at any time before, during, or after the GOF.
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RALLYE de MONTAGNE
Saturday 12:30 PM 1:00 PM
Depart when you want - Shotgun Start
The challenging fifty-mile “Rallye de Montagne” is a soaring climb to the top of the highest mountain on the Florida peninsula and the most prominent spot in the entire State.
Test the handling and performance of your MG on the two-lane back roads of Lake County which have elevation changes and curves that resemble the roads in Western North Carolina. Enjoy the sights of Old Florida farmland, groves, wildlife, and lakes. Accept the personal mission for you and your co-driver to navigate the route with accuracy.
The rallye runs after the Car Show on Saturday in a shotgun start with the first rallye team departing at 1:00. The final leg is a spirited jaunt to arrive back at the at the Mission Inn for afternoon seminars, events, and the Gala Awards Banquet.
Due to the amazingly high popularity of the Rallye de Montagne, two routes have been developed to reduce the number of cars on the road at one time. Both routes will ascend to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain, but by different routes and arriving at different times. One route passes J. B. Boondocks Restaurant, a former fish camp, for lunch if you didn’t have a chance for lunch before starting. The other route passes by the Yalaha German Bakery. Choose a route, print the instructions, enjoy the challenge, the roads, and the scenery on the Rallye de Montagne!
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Yalaha German Bakery Route
Self Guided - Any Time
Lake County is home to a wide variety of agricultural businesses, including U-Pick blueberries. Four blueberry farms are located close to the Mission Inn, providing opportunities for a fun activity that has delicious benefits. This self-guided drive is perfect for the drive home on Sunday.
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