Late February

Posted by Steve Simmons on February 14, 2021


TCMG Mourns The Loss Of Toni Appell

Mel & Toni AppellWith a deep sense of loss, we are saddened to report the passing of Toni Appell, a long time member and caring friend to all who were fortunate enough to meet her.  Mel and Toni spent many years touring in their TC and frequenting club meetings, always with a smile and a good story to tell.  They joined TCMG in 1990 and soon became stalwarts of the club.  Her positive and caring personality was infectious, and she will be dearly missed.

Services will be held on Sunday, February 7.  Due to Covid restrictions, the service will be broadcast on Zoom for general attendance.  See the group email list for details.

First TCMG Online Tech Session Held

A tech session on carburetor issues was held in January on the Zoom application, and is available for viewing by TCMG members.  Check the group email list for instructions on how to view, or contact Steve Simmons.


Our general meeting on February 23 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.

The evening’s program will be a presentation by TCMG member Steve Simmons, on how Hollywood has changed to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.  Steve works as a freelance camera operator on several popular television productions as well as documentaries, music productions, live events and more.  Learn how the studios and production companies are adapting to keep their employees safe and avoid costly shutdowns during this challenging time.

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

January recap: 24 Members attended our January meeting.  Six TCs were driven a simulated trip to the meeting of 10 miles or more.  Those who drove were Edgar, Hunsberger, Lemieux, Loe, Simmons and Thelander.

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



Our next event to be held in March or April is in the planning stages and will be announced shortly.

February Recap: 16 members took part in our Lame Duk Kup event, which was held online due to Covid concerns.  Five TCs made a simulated journey of at least 10 miles, and were driven by Edgar, Hunsberger, Loe, Simmons and Thelander.  Congratulations to John Bowyer for winning the Lame Duk Contest!

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



The March 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!



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.

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.

March 6: New page added for the 1968 Times Grand Prix.

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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