Early May

Posted by Steve Simmons on April 27, 2020


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

May Event Announced

Since the current virus situation prevents us from holding a traditional driving event, a do-it-yourself event has been announced for May.  See below for details.

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.

  • The Double Day event in early May has been cancelled.
  • Our general meeting on May 26 may be cancelled, depending on Covid-19 developments.  Check back for more information.
  • The Autry Museum is currently closed for an indefinite amount of time.  Therefore our planned tour of the museum on May 30 is cancelled.

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.

GoF West Cancelled

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 Oregon this Summer to attend has also been cancelled.  The event will take place in the same location in 2021.

Conclave Dates Announced

The 64th Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave will be held October 3-5 (Saturday through Monday), and will be hosted this year by ARR. The location is not yet announced.



NOTE: Due to Covid-19 concerns, the May meeting is tentative and may be cancelled.  Please check back for the latest updates.

Did you know that our own Larry Einhorn was once a TV host?  At our meeting on May 26, watch an episode of his show “Good Eats” and hear commentary from Larry about what it took to film a show where the host got to eat his way to stardom!

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.



Due to our current restrictions and in an effort to ease back into TCMG activities, this month (May) we will have a “Drive Your TC” event.  You simply drive your TC a minimum of 10 miles and take a photo of it at a local landmark (could be your trip to the PO or market).  Then submit that photo by May 17th to David Edgar for the next newsletter. The advantage to this unusual event is that any member anywhere can participate while following social distancing practices.

Since this is an official TCMG event, Sargent points will be awarded if you drive your TC. There is no rule about where those events have to be, or how they are to be run. So this is an opportunity for you to be creative, exercise your TC, and earn Sargent points no matter where you live.

For those that would like to participate, but cannot get out in your TC, send a photo showing us what you are up to.

March Recap: 17 members and guests took part in our March event to Lanterman House.  Three TCs were present, driven by Lemieux, Simmons and Loe.

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



The May Classic Chassis is online and ready for viewing!


To download a “print at home” booklet version, CLICK HERE.

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



Welcome to our newest members!



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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