Late September

Posted by Steve Simmons on September 8, 2014


Conclave is coming!

The date for our annual conclave with the Abingdon Rough Riders has been set for October 3-5.
Click Here for the latest information.

Holiday Party Date Announced

The TC Motoring Holiday Party and Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, December 7. The latest details can be found on the Calendar Page.

Old TC Motoring Guild Film Discovered

TCMG Member Jim Crandall has just finished re-editing a 16mm film made by club members back in 1972. Now set to music and with added credits identifying the players, this is a wonderful look into the past of not only our club but Southern California’s car scene as well. The video was screened at our August meeting in San Diego during GoF West, but for those who missed it we present the video here. You can also watch it on You Tube.

TC Motoring Guild Storms GoF West!

TCMG had a strong showing of members at GoF West in August. 34 members were in attendance along with 4 registered but not present. Club members took several awards in the various competitions, including a sweep of all three medals in the Funkhana for TC and earlier cars. Full results are listed below.

Steve and Linda Simmons

  • High Point Trophy
  • 3rd Place in Car Display, TC Class
  • 2nd Place in Rallye, Pre-1956 Class
  • 1st Place in Funkhana, TC and earlier

Pete, Fran and Peggy Thelander

  • Honorable Mention in Car Display, TC Class
  • 2nd Place in Funkhana, TC and earlier (Pete driver, daughter Peggy Navigator)

Linda Simmons – Winner, Sacagawea Award

Ernie and Elizabeth Page – 1st Place in Car Display, TF Class

Richard and Sandra Loe – 3rd Place in Funkhana, TC and earlier

Sherman Kaplan – 3rd Place in Car Display, TF Class

David and Joyce Edgar – 1st Place in Carless Funkhana, Couples

George Kershaw – 1st Place in Arts and Crafts, Best Single Model

Gordon and Mini Glass – Recognition for best score in rallye for modern car

Elizabeth Page – Recognition for Best Foreign Effort in Arts and Crafts


Our next monthly meeting on October 28 is the annual Halloween Party and Lasagna Dinner.  The club will provide a lasagna dinner, with side dishes brought by members.  Details on activities and pot luck sign-ups will be available in the October newsletter.  Contact Linda Simmons for further details.

Our thanks go out to Ron and Dave Simon for hosting our September meeting at their automobile museum.  28 members were in attendance, with three TCs.

See the Calendar Page for more program and event info.


gunn-houseOur next event, running October 3-5, is the 58th Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave! Enjoy a weekend in Sonora with our friends from the north.  Stay at the historic Gunn House and experience quaint foothill towns on our Saturday rally.  Sights will include the mining towns of Columbia and Murphys, plus opportunities to visit numerous others.  This is the event of the year, so don’t miss it!

Our main caravan will be departing from Granada Hills on the morning of Thursday, October 2nd for an overnight trip.  More details will be sent by email to those attending.  If you have not yet signed up for the event, do so right away, and let Steve Simmons know if you will be joining the caravan!

Click here for the latest Conclave information including hotel reservations and planned activities.

Twenty TCMG members attended our Santa Paula Airport Tour in early September.  Six TCs were present, driven by Crandall, Douglass, Loe, Reid, Simmons and Spindler..

Our August events were well attended. 24 members and 2 guests were present at the good will car show in El Cajon showing 6 TCs, 2 TFs, 1 Lotus 7, a Fiat Abarth, a Miata and a modern Mini. At Gof West in San Diego, 33 members attended the event with 8 TCs and 2 TFs, and another 4 members registered but not present.

Please see the Calendar Page for additional information.


The October Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view on screen, or click here for a printable booklet version.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.


TC Motoring Guild welcomes our newest members!


September 25: New TC added to Richard and Sandra Loe’s page.

September 25: New page added for the 1965 Conclave.

September 25: New page added for member Roy Jones.

September 6: New photos added for members Mike and Julie Wilson.

September 3: New article added to the History Pages titled “The Breakdown That Never Happened“.

September 3: New section added to the History Page called “The Stories We Tell”.

August 31: New color photo added to the 1961 Conclave page.

August 14: New page added for the 1962 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

August 10: New photos and information added to the 1961 Conclave page.

August 10: New page added to the History Section about the first MG TC in California.

August 6: New photo added for members William and Janet Wood.

July 15: New video added to the Video Vault page.

June 26: New photo added to The Harvey Award page.

June 26: New information added detailing the origins of the Annual Conclave Award.

June 25: New information and photos added to The History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge page.

May 15: New photos and information added to the 1957 Conclave page.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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