Early July

Posted by Steve Simmons on June 24, 2015


Conclave dates and location announced! (note changes)

The 59th Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave will be held October 9-11 in Cambria. Check the Calendar Page for details.  Don’t miss this annual tradition!

TC Motoring Guild Storms GoF West!

Congratulations to all the TC Motoring Guild award winners at GoF West 2015 in Rohnert Park this month!  In all, 27 members with 11 TCs (plus one TD) were in attendance along with several registered as “in spirit”. Club members took several awards in the various competitions, including a sweep of all three places in the TC class of the car display. Full results are listed below.

Car Display
1st Place, TC class – Rick & Judy Storms
2nd Place, TC class – Bill & Suzanne Young
3rd Place, TC class – Steve & Linda Simmons
Honorable Mention, TC Class – Pete & Fran Thelander

2nd Place (Driver) – Howard Shempp

1st Place (T-Series Class) – David & Joyce Edgar

Carless Funkhana
Best Man – Pete Thelander
Best Lady – Linda Simmons

Arts & Crafts
Best General Interest Photograph – Terry Schuller
Best MG Model Display – Bill Young
Best Crafts – Brian Sonnor

New Regalia Items

Check out our Regalia Page for new regalia items! We have just added two jigsaw puzzles to our regalia offerings. These are the same puzzles featured in our annual Puzzle Night competitions! They feature the lineups from our 2013 and 2014 TCMG / ARR Conclaves. Quantities are limited, so buy yours before they are all gone!


potteryOur next monthly meeting on July 28 will feature a special presentation by TCMG member Sandra Loe on making custom pottery. Examples will be on hand to examine, and Sandra will describe the process, tools and materials used in her creations.

The Henkel’s Picnic meeting in June was enjoyed by 39 members and guests, with five TCs driven by Buckeridge, Loe, Ratnayake, Simmons and Spiegel.  Also present in a classic was Dave Reid in his XK-150, and of course our hosts showing their all original  XK-120 and 1928 Lincoln.


uss-iowaContinue your patriotic celebration beyond Independence Day with a tour of the historic battleship USS Iowa! Now docked in San Pedro, the Iowa is open to visitors. We will experience a guided tour of the ship and learn of its dramatic and important history in protecting our nation.

Lunch will follow the event at a nearby restaurant. Cost for USS Iowa tour tickets, as well as parking fees and locations can be found by clicking here. Online purchases get a $2 discount per ticket.

Meet at the entrance to the ship at 10:00 AM.  Lunch after the tour will be at Nikos, 399 West 6th Street, San Pedro.  Click here for the restaurant menu.  Nikos is half a mile from the ship so you can leave your car where it is, or park in the lot across from the restaurant.

Early June Recap: 32 members and guests along with six TCs took part in our VIP tour of Mount Wilson Observatory. See the July newsletter for full coverage of the event!

Late June Recap: 27 members and 3 guests along with 11 TCs (plus one TD) took part in GoF West at Rohnert Park. Several other members were registered as “in spirit” but not present.  See the August newsletter for full coverage of the event!

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.


The July 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!


July 1: New TC added for Hema & Janakie Ratnayake.

June 27: New content and info added to The History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge.

February 25: New info added to the Sargent Award page.

February 8: New photos added for Malcolm & Joyce Buckeridge.

January 24: New page added for member Kregg Hunsberger.

January 24: New photos added for Jim & Jan Sullivan.

January 10: New page added for the Iron Bottom Award.

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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