Early April

Posted by Steve Simmons on March 24, 2021

club-news

TC Model Contest Winners Announced!

Paper Model TCNine members entered paper MG TCs in our virtual car show at the March online meeting.  The paper models supplied by Moss Motors were painstakingly assembled with creative and impressive results.  Congratulations to all participants for jobs well done!

Winners have been announced in multiple categories.  Pictured here is Rob Zucca’s diorama awarded best in show.

Click here for a full list of winners and photo gallery of all entries.

Most Creative: Rob Zucca, TC crashed into tree.
Most Ambitious: Steve & Linda Simmons, massive 2-foot Long TC.
Best Finish: Deb & Mark Acosta, impressively shiny red paint.
Most Functional: Richard & Sandra Loe, racer with real axles.
Realism Award: David & Joyce Edgar, clear plastic windscreen and fully round wheels
Early Bird: Cliff Lemieux, 3-weeks spent building
Most Effort: Pete & Fran Thelander, each built separate models.
Paparazzi Award: Kregg Hunsberger, photographed model with matching real TC
Hard Luck: Dottie Smith, didn’t finish in time.

TC Motoring Guild Rides Again!

On Saturday, March 20, TC Motoring Guild held its first group event since the pandemic halted in-person activities one year prior.  15 members and guests with six TCs participated in the event, which was originally scheduled to visit the California Poppy Reserves.  Due to high winds, bitter cold and no poppies, a change was made the day before the event and the group instead headed west from our meeting point in Castaic.  Driving along scenic roads, our new destination was Heritage Valley where we viewed captive flowers instead of wild ones at a nursery with an astounding array of rose varieties.  A socially distanced picnic lunch topped off the day at a nearby park, in perfect weather.  It’s good to be back in the saddle!

 

 

meetings

Our general meeting on April 27 meeting will be held online using the Zoom application.  The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM Pacific Time. (You can log on starting at 5:45 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 be a video presentation supplied by TCMG member Pete Thelander showing the “Bi-Centennial Rally” of 1976.  This was a competitive rally to the various colonial capitals, with the rally winner receiving a brand new MGB.  Pete and Fran along with Al Moss competed that year.  Hear about Pete’s cross-country trip in an MGA Coupe to get there, and what it was like to compete alongside the great Sir Moss.

Note that anyone making a simulated journey to the meeting in a TC by driving a minimum of 10 miles on the day of the meeting will receive a point toward the Sargent Award.

March recap: 27 Members attended our March meeting.  6 TCs were driven a simulated trip to the meeting of 10 miles or more.  Those who drove were Edgar, Simmons, Lemieux, Hunsberger, Loe and Zucca.

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

 

events

THIS IS AN RSVP EVENT!  Our next event, “Picnic Under The Oaks”, will take place on April 25.  It will be hosted by TCMG member Gene Olson at his home in Bradbury, where we will enjoy an outdoor socially distancing picnic under the oaks. Relax in the shade of 35 oak trees and enjoy the views of the San Gabriel Valley. There is a hiking trail adjacent. Bring your lunch, the host will provide coffee, tea, and dessert.

The picnic will run from 1-4 PM. Pre picnic driving tour is 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM starting in Glendale. Call or email Richard Loe to RSVP and get the tour starting location.

NOTE: The car show event originally scheduled for April has been canceled due to Covid concerns.

March Recap: 15 members took part in our March tour to Heritage Valley, after a last minute change from the poppy reserves due to high winds, cold and no flowers in the desert.  Six TCs participated, driven by Loe, Lemieux, Ockwell, Simmons, Zucca and Hunsberger.  Thanks to the Loes for organizing our first in-person event since the pandemic hit one year ago!

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

 

newsletter

The March Classic Chassis is online and ready for viewing!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS ISSUE

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

 

web-site

Welcome to our newest members!

 

web-site

March 8: Added new page for Joel Taylor.

February 10: Added new page for Deb & Mark Acosta.

February 8: Added new content on the Technical Resources page.

January 13: New page added for James Woolf.

December 18: New page added for Fred & Karen Weisberger.

November 23: New page added for Terry & Georgia Young.

November 18: New page added for Joseph & Jeanne Nofil

October 29: Added new content on the Technical Resources page.

October 5: Added new page for the 2020 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

September 20: New page added for James & Christine Antis

September 8: New page added to the History Section: “Reflections on the Conclaves”

July 8: Added new content on the Technical Resources page.

June 17: Added new content on the Technical Resources page.

June 16: Added new content on the Technical Resources page.

June 5: Added new content on the Technical Resources 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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