Late May

Posted by Steve Simmons on May 17, 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.

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.



NOTE REMOTE LOCATION! Our next monthly meeting on May 24 will be held at the shop of TCMG members Hema and Janakie Ratnayake. Their shop and collection will be open for us to view and includes numerous British cars of all types. In his collection are three TCs previously owned by TCMG members, one of them by founding member Earl Sargent. Doors open at 7:30 PM.

Many thanks to our Simon Boadle for a fascinating talk about his travels around the world in an MGB GT at our April meeting!

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



cherries On Sunday May 29, take part in a fun day of driving along country roads and picking your own cherries right from the trees in the orchards of scenic Leona Valley. You will find new ways to enjoy fresh cherries once you get home, assuming you haven’t eaten your entire haul already!

cherry-pickingOur driving tour will take us on a scenic 40-mile route along back roads through the Santa Clarita Valley and over the Sierra Pelona Mountains to Leona Valley.

This is a great event for young and old alike. Lunch will follow the event at a nearby restaurant. Look for a flyer in the mail, or contact event coordinator Steve Simmons for further details.

April Event Recap: Last month’s 3-day event to Santa Barbara and Wine Country was enjoyed by 18 members with four TCs present, driven by Simmons, Loe, Einhorn and Wright. See the June newsletter for full details and photos!

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.



Please welcome our newest member!



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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