Late September

Posted by Steve Simmons on September 13, 2015


TCMG Loses a cherished member

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of an icon in the TC Motoring Guild, Tony Henkels.  Besides being a talented machinist, he was a true gentleman and great friend to so many of us over the years that he was in the club.  Tony was always ready to help his friends with their cars and offered expert advice at every chance. His wife Cindy writes the following:

It is with a very heavy heart that I tell you my beloved Tony passed away last night. Family and a few close friends were here with him. He was such a wonderful loving man and I am truly blessed to have been part of his life. We all will miss him so much!

It was very peaceful as we all said our goodbyes to him. I told him we had such a wonderful life together in sickness and in health until death do us part, and said it was okay for him to go, I didn’t want him to suffer anymore. A minute or two later he took his last breath.

He fought bladder cancer and scans showed he was good, no cancer anywhere, that was just 6 months ago. A lot of time the cancer will return and when it does it is with a vengeance, that is what happened. Just a couple weeks ago we found that it had returned and spread everywhere so we chose to have Hospice come.

When we make arrangements I will let you know.  Hope everything is good and well in your lives, enjoy every minute!  Love & Hugs, Cindy

Henkels Service Information Announced

Those coming to the Funeral Mass are encouraged to bring their Classic or Collectible car.

Sunday Sept 27th, 7:00 pm
St Andrew’s church
311 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena 91103
Funeral Mass
Friday Oct 2nd, 1:00 pm
St Rita’s church
318 N Baldwin Ave, Sierra Madre 91024
Parking lot and street parking.
Cemetery & Reception to follow in Sierra Madre.
Conclave is coming!

Less than a month until the 59th Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave on October 9-11 in Cambria! Check the Calendar Page for details. Don’t miss this annual tradition!

New Regalia Items

Check out our Regalia Page for new regalia items! We have recently 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!



GRABOur next monthly meeting on November 24 will start with a brief video presentation by Jim Crandall, showing highlights from the 1992 Great Rally Around Britain in which several TCMG members transported their TCs to England for an extended driving tour. Following the video will be a “show and tell” by former GRABers of their favorite rally photos and other memorabilia. Stan Belland has agreed to lead with his recollections of “How GRAB was born,” followed by anecdotes from other participants ranging from planning and preparation to surviving breakdowns and British weather.

Any TCMG members who may be toying with the wild idea of another “extreme” TC tour should hear these tales of woe as well as the fond recollections. But all members should enjoy the variety of experiences shared by those who were brave enough (read crazy enough) to commit to months of planning and weeks of extended touring in an MGTC.


bluebird-inn-cambriaDon’t miss our premiere event of the year, the Annual Conclave with the Abingdon Rough Riders!  This year’s event will be held October 9-11 in Cambria, at the charming Bluebird Inn on Main Street.  Well over 50 members are signed up, and we expect over 20 TCs to be present in the lineup!  For the latest information on hotels, activities, etc, please click here.

To see photos from previous years and learn about this event’s 59-year history, visit the Conclave Pages.

September event recap: 15 members and guests and two TCs attended our September event at the Gene Autry Museum. TCs were driven by Loe and Simmons.

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


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 member!


September 1: New page added for George Hope.

August 29: New entries to the Clarence Weiss Artwork gallery.

July 18: New page added for Michael Graziano.

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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