Early May

Posted by Steve Simmons on April 23, 2022


Stan Belland Passes

It is with a sad heart that we report the passing of Stan Belland. Stan was a significant contributor to the TC Motoring Guild. He was brought into the club by the other two Cambria Geezers, Bob McKarney and Clarence Weiss in the late 1970’s. The other two pre-deceased him, but Stan claimed that the twenty years the three of them ran around Cambria in their TC’s were some of the richest and most enjoyable years of his life.

Stan took some teasing about the time it took to get his TC operational, but he dove into the TCMG spirit with a vengeance. He was the club president for 4 years, vice-president for 7 years and handled programs for 5. He was a significant part of the Classic Chassis newsletter production for 8 years and was the recipient of our most coveted Frank Mason Award six times. He leaves his wife Esther, three children, five grandchildren and one great grand. He will be missed.

New Monthly Bonus Events Announced

In addition to our regular driving events, each month this year will have a bonus “do it yourself” tour. These tours will be in the spirit of our main events, keeping with the theme of each month’s activity. Bonus tours will be announced in the first half of each month, so be sure to keep an eye on the club calendar for updates!

Each bonus tour will also count for one point toward the Sargent Award, but will not be required activities to win an Iron Bottom Award. We hope you participate!



Join us on May 24 for our monthly meeting.  We will once again feature the collection of TCMG member John Bowyer, this time with the focus on his Rolls Royce automobiles, most notably his coachbuilt Silver Wraith with body by Rippon Brothers of Huddersfield, England. Hear the fascinating story of how this car came to be in John’s collection and learn of its long history as well as the others he owns.

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.

April recap: 28 members attended our April meeting, held online. Six TCs were driven at least 10 miles by S. Simmons, Edgar, Loe, Hunsberger, Lemieux and Taylor. Special thanks to Doug Pelton for a very interesting look behind the scenes of his business, From The Frame Up.

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



Monthly Driving Events

On Saturday, May 28th, we will be heading north to the beautiful Heritage Valley for a day of gorgeous scenery, great driving roads and interesting destinations. We begin with a 30-mile scenic drive along smaller farm and country roads to our first stop, a real honey farm.  Here you can sample various honey products fresh from the farm and see how they are made. Products are all available for purchase in the farm store.

Our second stop is at the largest rose farm and nursery in the area for a tour of their spectacular walking gardens.  Then, a picnic lunch among the flowers.  Pack a picnic chair just in case we run out of seating.  This will be an afternoon in the country you won’t want to miss!

Watch for a flyer in the mail, as well as info in the upcoming newsletter.

April Recap: 10 members with 5 TCs and one modern participated in our April event. TCs were driven by Simmons, Edgar, Loe, Hunsberger and Zucca.

Monthly Bonus Events

In keeping with the theme of our upcoming May driving event, the bonus event this month will feature Bees. Your task is to photograph your TC with something relating to bees. We’re looking for creativity more than literally finding bees. The bigger stretch of the imagination of how your photo relates to “bees”, the better! Note the quotes around the word. Think outside of the box here. Your photo doesn’t have to have anything to do with insects.

Also remember to drive at least five miles during your photo shoot to receive one point toward the Sargent Award!

Have fun, and submit your photos to Joyce Edgar by May 21st to have your photo included in the slide show at our meeting on the 24th.

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



The May Classic Chassis is online and ready for viewing!


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



Welcome to our newest members!



May 14: Numerous photos added to Member Pages.

May 14: Added new car info for Alan and Victoria Campbell.

April 25: Added new page for Joe McCammon & Joani Walsh.

February 14: New page added for Scott & Cristina St. Clair.

February 12: New page added for Walt & Bev Prowell.

February 7: New page added for Richard & Nancy Gehweiler.

January 15: New page added for the 1958 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

December 8: Added new page for 2021 Sargent Award Results.

December 7: Updated pages for Mason Award, Iron Bottom Award and Breakdown Award.

October 19: Added new content on the Technical Resources page.

October 8: Added new page for George & Lorna Murphy.

October 8: Added new page for the 2021 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

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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