Late May

Posted by Steve Simmons on May 20, 2015


SAVE BOTH DATES! Our meeting on May 26 and our event one week later on June 6 are linked as two parts of a special presentation on the history of the mount Wilson Observatory. If you plan to attend one then plan to attend both! You’ll be glad you did. See below for details.

Special thanks to David Spiegel for hosting the April meeting at his home, and for showing us the remarkable restoration of his MG SA Saloon!

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!


mt-wilson-truckAt our next monthly meeting on May 26, our special guest is Mike Simmons, president of Astronomers Without Borders and founder of the Mount Wilson Observatory Association. Mike has given talks to numerous scientific organizations around the world, and this May will be giving our club a presentation on the rich history of the Mount Wilson Observatory which spans well over a century. His talk will include a slideshow of historic images, showing turn of the century vehicles and machines, how an observatory came to a 5700-foot mountaintop in 1904, and the many famous faces like Einstein and Hubble who made important scientific discoveries while working at Mount Wilson.

This is a fascinating presentation and is an excellent primer for our June 6th tour to the observatory itself. Whether or not you will attend the tour, you won’t want to miss this program!



Come experience a special VIP tour of the historic Mount Wilson Observatory! Our group will be treated to a guided tour of the facility and it’s historically important instruments, most over 100 years old and still making discoveries. We will see parts of the grounds that are not visited by the general public including the inner workings of a 5-story tall telescope built in a World War I shipyard.

Please RSVP for this event by May 26 and note there is a fee of $12 per person for the tour. If you plan to attend, contact our events coordinator Steve Simmons for detailed information.

May Recap: 24 people along with four TCs, an MGC and classic Mustang attended our second annual Wine Country Weekend. See the upcoming newsletter for full coverage of the event!

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


The June 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!

  • Kregg Hunsberger


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.

October 11: New page added for the 1970 Conclave.

October 11: New color photos added to the 1959 Conclave page.

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”.

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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