Late July

Posted by Steve Simmons on July 12, 2021


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.



This is a five day event that is not to be missed! MGs of all types gather at GoF West each year to celebrate the marque. Events include car show, funkhana, navigational rallye, arts and crafts competition, auction, banquet, and more. The event is scheduled to be held July 26 through 30 in Welches, Oregon. There will be a club caravan to and from this event.  For caravan information, contact Pete Thelander.

All attendees must register.  For event and registration information see the GoF West web site.

June Recap: Nine members took part in our June event at the Autry Museum, Two TCs were driven by Loe and Hunsberger.

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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