Late April

Posted by Steve Simmons on April 22, 2016


TCMG Loses Two Cherished Members

With deepest regret, we have been informed of the passing of long-time TCMG member Betty Gaw. Betty, with Marilyn Maxwell at her side (on left of photo), have been members of our group for several decades, making appearances at numerous conclaves and GoF West events. Her beautifully restored TC is still making showings at club events, having first passed through the hands of Lloyd & Carolyn Hendrickson and now cared for by Garret & Ambre Hanes. There is no service planned but there will be a gathering of friends at her home in Atascadero on April 23. If you need further information, contact a club officer.

It is also our sad duty to report the passing of TCMG member Charlotte Wilmer. Charlotte and Bob have been members for a very long time and were active for many years with the club. Charlotte is also known for playing the part of the trophy girl in our 1972 production of “The Great Race”, which can be viewed on our Video Vault page. A group email was recently sent with information on where to send cards. If you need this information, contact a club officer.

RSVP Now For Wine Country Getaway!

Our Wine Country Getaway event on April 27-29 is rapidly approaching.  Note this will be a mid-week event which will allow for much lower hotel costs in the Santa Barbara area. If you plan to attend, make your hotel reservations immediately and contact our event coordinator, Steve Simmons, so we know you will be there!  See the Calendar Page for more information.

2016 Holiday Party Date Announced!

The 2016 TC Motoring Guild Holiday Party will be held on December 11 at Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City. Check the Calendar Page for the latest updates.

2016 Conclave Dates Announced

The 60th annual TCMG / ARR Conclave will be held October 6-9, 2016 in San Luis Obispo. Check the Calendar Page for the latest updates.

New Regalia Item

Just added: A new jigsaw puzzle featuring technical drawings of TC parts. This is the same puzzle enjoyed at our 2016 Puzzle Night competition where the various teams found that this puzzle is harder than it looks! Can you beat the winning team’s time? Buy one and find out! See the Regalia Page for more info.



boadle-mgbgtOur next monthly meeting on April 26, will feature a special guest, Simon Boadle from Australia, who along with his wife Maddie has driven an MGB GT across entire continents in the name of adventure. Simon will give a presentation on his travels, detailing the rewards and challenges of taking on such a feat. The photo shown here is near the border between Ecuador and Peru. This is one meeting you won’t want to miss!

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



Wine Country WeekendOur event for April is the annual Wine Country Getaway! Meet at the Simmons home for a light brunch before embarking on a memorable trip to Santa Barbara. Our journey will take us along a relaxing 80-mile scenic route to Santa Barbara on Wednesday. Thursday will include a scenic drive over the Santa Ynez Mountains and into wine country for the afternoon, stopping for lunch and other special activities. Wine Country WeekendWe finish the night with a group dinner at a local restaurant, and return home on Friday morning. Visit the Calendar Page for more information.

NOTE: This is an RSVP event! Please contact Steve Simmons if you plan to attend.

March Event Recap: Our trip to the Malamut Vintage Car Museum was enjoyed by 36 members and guests. Six TCs were in attendance driven by Ellis, Hanes, Simmons, Mathison, Loe and Edgar. A seventh TC driven by Thelander had a problem en route and returned home.

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



The May 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.



Please welcome our newest members!



March 25: New page added for Roger Morse & Lynn Arnold.

March 25: New page added for Charley Williams.

March 15: New TC added for Hema & Janakie Ratnayake.

February 18: New page added for James Ogden.

December 14: New page added for 2015 Sargent Award Results.

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.

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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