Early June

Posted by Steve Simmons on May 27, 2020


June Meeting Is Now Online

Our June meeting has been moved online in order to comply with COVID-19 social distancing regulations.  See below for details.

June Event Announced

A new event has been announced for June, which will allow us to safely get out and enjoy our TCs during the current pandemic.  See below for details!

Gene Roth Remembered

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Gene Roth, a 37-year TCMG member and avid M.G. enthusiast.  He passed away on April 20 with his daughter by his side.  Most of our members either knew Gene personally or by way of email.  He was a wealth of information and gladly shared his knowledge with anyone who asked.  With only one arm, he restored his supercharged TC to show winning condition.  And win it did, perhaps more often than any other and most often after driving several hundred miles through the desert to get to a car show.  His kindness and enthusiasm was infectious to say the least.

Gene and his wife Deana were very active members in the club, and could be spotted each year at our annual Conclaves, GoF West and other M.G.-related events around the Western states.  In his TC, Gene could out-drive most people on a windy mountain road despite having only one arm to both steer and shift with.  His life was an interesting one, part of which can be read on pages 6-7 of the September 2018 TCMG newsletter.  More stories about Gene will be found in the next issue this Summer.

“In ‘82 Mike Goodman invited me to join the TC Motoring Guild . That was one of the best things that ever happened to me . We have met and made some of our best friends through our association with the TC Motoring Guild .” – Gene Roth

Upcoming Activity Cancellations

Because the safety of our members is our primary concern, several of our planned upcoming activities have been cancelled due to concerns over the COVID-19 virus.

  • Our annual picnic at the Henkels home on June 23 has been cancelled.  The meeting will now be held online.
  • The organizers of GoF West has announced that due to Covid-19 concerns, the event will be cancelled for this year.  Therefore our planned trip to Oregon this Summer to attend has also been cancelled.  The event will take place in the same location in 2021.

Other upcoming activities may also be postponed or cancelled depending on what happens with the Covid-19 virus situation we’re experiencing.  Check this website for the latest updates and status of other upcoming TCMG activities.

Conclave Dates and Location Announced

The 64th Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave will be held October 3-5 (Saturday through Monday), in San Luis Obispo.  It will be hosted this year by ARR.  More information is forthcoming.



NOTE: The Henkels Picnic originally scheduled on this date has been cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns.

Our June meeting will be held online using the Zoom application.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM.  You can participate using any computer or device with the free Zoom software installed.  If you require assistance installing Zoom, contact Steve Simmons or David Edgar.  Our program for the evening will include members showing and talking about their scavenger hunt photos from our June event.

February recap: 16 members and guests attended our February Meeting.  Three TCs were present, driven by Lemieux, Simmons and Loe.

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



The official TCMG event for June is a British themed scavenger hunt in your neighborhood. Be creative and have fun. Driving your TC find three British places or things. For example a pub/restaurant, a British auto repair shop, a British car, or British themed street sign and take a photo including your car.

If such places are not readily available in your area, drive your TC to a scenic spot and set up your own scenario. Use your imagination and stage three photos with your car that say British to you. It could include Mike Sherrell’s book, a cup of tea, or the Union Jack. Surprise us.

You need to complete this adventure and submit your three photos to David Edgar, newsletter editor, by June 14th.

The intent is to exercise your TC, stay close to home, have fun thinking British, and reminisce about past TCMG events. If you complete these tasks driving your TC you will earn two Earl Sargent points.

May Recap: 11 TCs participated in our May “Do It Yourself Tour” event.  Those who brought out their TCs were: Appell, Chalmers, Edgar, Larson, Lemieux, Loe, Rocca, Simmons, Spiegel, Thelander and Zucca.

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



The June Classic Chassis is online and ready for viewing!


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



Welcome to our newest members!



June 5: Added new content on the Technical Resources page.

April 23: Added new page for Michael Whalen.

March 31: Added new page for Ralph & Donna Littlefield.

March 9: New info added to the 1966 Conclave Page.

February 25: Added new page for Rob Zucca.

February 25: Added new page for Pete & Lisa Gannon.

December 14: New TC info added for John & Georgia Bowyer.

November 12: New page added for Mike & Sherri Simmons.

November 3: New page added for Beau & Annie Sicotte.

October 19: New info and photos added to the 1959 TCMG / ARR Conclave page.

October 16: New page added for the 2019 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

September 17: Updated the Technical Resources page.

September 9: New page added for Julian Carter.

September 5: New page added for William Kennard.

September 4: New page added for Edward Kansriddle.

July 19: Updated the Video Vault page.

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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