On November 16-18, 2018 the Florida Suncoast MG Car Club will host MG Jamboree 21 at the beautiful Safety Harbor Resort and Spa overlooking Tampa Bay. The Safety Harbor Resort and Spa is a one-of-a-kind destination rich in history and hailed for exquisite hospitality…offering 175 spacious, well-appointed guestrooms and suites, stunning Swarovski crystal chandelier-lit ballrooms embellished with rich fabrics, a cozy lobby lounge along with casual and fine dining. Tucked away in the quaint town of Safety Harbor, Florida, the “Spa” has remained a highly revered refuge for rest and relaxation for nearly 100 years.
Central to the resort’s storied past and today’s international popularity is the acclaimed spa built on the ancient natural mineral springs that run beneath the resort. In 1539, Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto reached the shores of this very site and discovered the natural mineral springs, believing he had found the legendary “Fountain of Youth.” American Indians visited the springs and inhabited what is now the Safety Harbor area almost 2,000 years ago.
NOW, in November, 2018, British cars and drivers will arrive for a weekend of relaxation and fun at MG Jamboree 21.
At this MG Jamboree there will be two car shows open to all British cars…one on Friday at the Spa and another on Saturday as part of the Dunedin Celtic Music and Craft Beer Festival. Also on Friday evening guests can stroll the Main Street in Safety Harbor for the Street Fair and Music Festival. Guided and self-guided tours will be featured as well as tech sessions appealing to all. Ending each day will be meals prepared by the Spa’s expert chefs. For those people anxious to venture farther afield, within one hour driving time is the Greek fishing village and sponge docks of Tarpon Springs and in the opposite direction is Treasure Island which is hosting the International Sand Sculpturing Competition of 2018. Or, you can stay at the Spa and be pampered by their attentive staff and pools offering the healing mineral waters.
This event has been held every other year in the Tampa Bay area since 1982 and offers a unique perspective on the area and the British car hobby. It is a wonderful activity for Northerners to do before putting their cars in cold storage and a great way for Southerners to start the cool weather driving ahead. The coordinator of this event for many years is Gail Lenhard, Florida Suncoast MG Car Club Secretary. She can be reached at 727-452-1752 or Gail@glennsmg.com.Brits at the Spa - Florida Suncoast