Early June

Posted by Steve Simmons on May 30, 2018


2018 Conclave Dates Announced

Our annual conclave with Abingdon Rough Riders will take place October 12-14 at Narrow Gauge Inn in Fish Camp, near Yosemite. Our host hotel is now full but there are still rooms available at our overflow location at “Best Western Yosemite Gateway Inn” in Oakhurst.  Make your reservations now!  Contact Allan Chalmers for further information.



The much anticipated Summer Picnic Meeting at the Henkels home returns for its 20th consecutive year on June 26! Bring a picnic dinner and dine under the stars at this annual favorite. Dessert will be provided by our hostess. Those driving TCs or equally interesting classics (tall order) get preferred parking in the driveway. Note the earlier start time of 7:00 PM. Watch for a flyer in the mail with further information, or contact Cindy Henkels.

May Recap: 19 members were present for our May meeting.  Two TCs driven by Loe and Simmons were parked outside.

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



On Saturday, June 16, enjoy a country drive to the beautiful Santa Clara River Valley!  Our June event take us along scenic roads through canyons and farmlands to Santa Paula, the “Citrus Capitol of the World”.

Our destination is the California Oil Museum, housed in a restored 1800’s Victorian-era building which was the headquarters offices of the Union Oil Company.  Lunch will follow at a nearby restaurant in historic downtown Santa Paula.  Suggested donation is $4 per person for the tour.

Points of interest include:

  • A private guided tour of the original Union Oil Company headquarters, preserved as it was in the 1890’s, plus a re-created 1930’s apartment.
  • One of the largest vintage gas pump displays in California.
  • Exhibits detailing the history of the oil industry in our state.
  • A working turn-of-the-century cable tool rig.
  • Special exhibit: “When Dams Fail: Lessons Learned from St. Francis and Other Notable Incidents”.  This exhibit tells the 90-year-old story of one of the worst engineering disasters in American history, and second worst loss of life in California’s history.
  • Special exhibit: A gallery showcasing the 16 victims of the tragedy from Santa Paula.

Watch for a flyer in the mail for more information.

May Recap: 18 members and guests and four TCs took part in our Julian Double Day.  TCs were driven by Loe, Simmons, Edgar and Thelander, with a fifth guest TC making an appearance.  See the upcoming newsletter for more details.

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



The June Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing!


To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.



Please welcome our newest members!



May 10: New content added to the History Pages.

May 10: New page added for the 1966 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

April 25: Added new page for Tony & Eniko Santarelli.

April 25: Added new page for Charlie Ockwell.

April 12: Added new page for Steve & Meredith Kupferman.

March 7: Updated page for Richard and Sandra Loe with new TC information.

January 18: Added new page for Arthur Lloyd.

January 16: Added new content to the Historical Documents page.

January 1: Added new page for Michael & Jody Jones.

December 16: Added new page for John & Georgia Bowyer.

December 16: Added new page for Bob Jr. & Kelly Wilmer.

December 9: Updated the Video Vault page.

October 17: Added new page for the 2017 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

August 27: Updated the Video Vault page.

August 20: Added new page for Douglas Smith.

June 27: New content added to 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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