Late June

Posted by Steve Simmons on June 23, 2016


TCMG Loses Three of its Cherished Members

We have recently learned of the passing of Jan McLish. Jan and Don have been active TCMG members for over 40 years, and regulars at both meetings and driving events over that time. Jan has been in our thoughts lately due to some health issues, and on May 4th she was rushed to the hospital where she eventually passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Don and family during this difficult time. Funeral services will be held on May 13 at Glen Haven Memorial Park, 13017 North Lopez Canyon Road, Sylmar at 1:00pm. A reception will follow at Angeles Golf Course Club House at .

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.

We Are Now Accepting Online Payments!

TC Motoring Guild has taken another step into the modern age by offering convenient online payment of membership dues and other items. New members can use our handy Online Application, and existing members can jump straight to the Membership Renewal Page where dues can be renewed through PayPal. Instant payment with no pens or stamps required!

Meeting Program Changes

Please note that our August and September meeting programs have swapped places due to presenter conflicts.  Movie Night at the Simon Museum is now in August, and Visconsi Automotive Art will be in September.

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. Click here 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.



Our next monthly meeting will be held on July 26th.  The program is “MGs Through The Ages”, presented by our own MG expert Pete Thelander.  We will learn the details of the various models produced by The M.G. Car Company from its conception onward. You would be hard pressed to find a more knowledgeable person on this subject, so join us for this opportunity to learn something new about the cars we love!

Our deepest gratitude goes to Cindy Henkels for hosting our Summer picnic this June for the 17th year in a row.  47 members and guests were in attendance with three TCs driven by Loe, Spiegel and Ratnayake.

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



gof-west-2016-logoThe Forty-Third annual GoF West will be held at the Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, Oregon, from June 27 through July 1. Traditionally a pre-1956 MG event, GoF West now welcomes all year model MGs. For more information on this long-running event, visit Contact Pete Thelander for caravan information.

Note: David Edgar, chairman of GoF West is seeking volunteers to help with various tasks at the event. If you would like to volunteer, let David know.

May Event Recap: 19 members and guests with five TCs took part in this year’s Cherry Picking Tour in May. In addition to enjoying beautiful weather and great driving roads, we hauled away over 20 pounds in delicious cherries! See the June newsletter for full details and photos.

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



The July Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view!

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

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