Early August

Posted by Steve Simmons on July 31, 2021


TC Motoring Guild at GoF West

Despite a smaller turnout than usual due to the ongoing pandemic, TCMG made a good showing at GoF West in Oregon last month.  Six TCs departed, with one suffering mechanical issues at the halfway point of its journey.  Look for photos and stories in the upcoming newsletter. Congratulations to all those who won awards at the event!  Winners are listed below.

Car Display – TC Class
1st Place: Jim & Jan Sullivan
2nd Place: Charley Williams

Funkhana – TC and earlier
1st Place: David & Joyce Edgar
2nd Place: Doug & Carol Pelton
3rd Place: David Edgar & Gorden Bundy

Driving Rallye
3rd Place: David & Joyce Edgar

Hard Luck Award: Cliff Lemieux (severe oil leak)

Sacajawea Award: Joyce Edgar

(All Funkhana winners were driving the Edgar TC, as the others did not have a TC with them!)


TCMG Expands In-Person Activities

Since returning to in-person driving events in March, we have adapted to offer fun and safe activities for our members.  Scenic drives and picnics have become a common activity, which is reminiscent of the early days of the club.  Our faces may have aged a little over the years but the cars still look as young as ever!

On June 22, the first in-person meeting since the pandemic started was held at the Henkels home.  2020 was the first time this annual picnic was canceled since the first one over 25 years ago, but fortunately we were able to hold it again this year.  Further adapting to current events, we experimented with a live web broadcast of the meeting which went well.  Members who we not able, or not comfortable attending in person were able to talk to those at the picnic and see the TCs on display.



Our next monthly meeting will be held via Zoom on August 24.  Our program for the evening is “Abingdon’s Last Days”.  TCMG member John Bowyer of Spring, TX. made a couple of trips to the Abingdon MG factory and has a large number of photos that were once the factory’s property, as well as memorabilia relating to the factory’s final years. Don’t miss this fascinating presentation, as you won’t see many of these items anywhere else!

The meeting starts at 6:00 PM (Pacific).  Members may join 15 minutes early.

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.

July recap: 21 members participated in our July meeting.  5 TCs were driven a simulated 10-mile journey by Loe, Lemieux, Simmons, Hunsberger and Zucca.

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



It’s back! On August 14! Once again a TC outing you will relish. The almost annual Einhorn Frankfurter Festival. Big Vienna natural casing (to get the snap) hot dogs made in Chicago by Chicagoans and flown 1,700 miles west to get into the hands and mouths of people who own little cars. Topped with mustard, Kelly green relish, onions and celery salt. Please do not ask for Ketchup.

This is a definite RSVP event because of seating and dogs. You won’t want to be standing and be holding an empty bun. All RSVPs must be given by August 6. RSVP to Larry Einhorn (see directory for email address).

A driving tour will precede the main event. Details on the tour are forthcoming.  Contact Richard Loe for more information.

July Recap: 14 members took part in our July event at GoF West.  Several TCs made the journey to Mount Hood, Oregon.  Those who drove the journey were Loe, Thelander and Lemieux (broke down en route) with others arriving on trailers.

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



The August 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!



May 13: Added new content on the Technical Resources page.

May 11: Added new page for Richard & Judy Fritz.

April 27: Added new page for Daniel Harrison.

April 22: Added new page for Doug & Laura Schirripa.

April 21: Added new content on the Technical Resources page.

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”

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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