Late November

Posted by Steve Simmons on November 16, 2022


David McCanne Passes

We have just learned that TCMG member David McCanne passed on September 30.  A private service was held in October.  He and Lucy joined the group in 1993 and were active members until recently, still driving the TC that David bought in 1959.

The McCannes and their TC were regularly seen at TCMG activities including meetings, driving events and our annual Conclave with the Abingdon Rough Riders, as well as various GoF West events.  He also had a love of trains, which he shared with us in the form of his amazing models at a meeting years ago.  Our thoughts are with Lucy and the rest of their family.

Dues Are Due

Remember to send in your 2023 membership dues! If you’re attending the holiday party, you can send your dues and meal payments together.  Meal payments must be made by November 20, and dues are due by the holiday party on December 4th.  If you need instructions, see the Membership Renewal page.



The 2022 TCMG Holiday Party will take place on Sunday, December 4. This year’s party will be a BBQ-style luncheon held at the home of Steve & Linda Simmons. Join us and enjoy the following entertainment and activities:

  • Awards ceremonies for our three prestigious trophies:
    • Earl Sargent Memorial “Use it or lose it” Trophy
    • Frank Mason Award
    • Breakdown Award
  • Announcement of the 2023 TC Motoring Guild Executive Council.
  • Our annual tradition, auctioning of “The Brick”. This is a piece of the original Abingdon factory where our TCs were built. The wining bid takes the brick home for one year.
  • Raffle where you can win fabulous prizes! Advance tickets sales available for Zoom attendees. In-person attendees may purchase in advance or at the party.  Those who drive a TC to the meeting will get one free raffle ticket with their ticket purchase.
  • Touring the Simmons’ collection of vintage cars.
  • 50/50 drawing where you can win a pile of money! Bring cash to purchase 50/50 tickets.
  • Special screening of a fully restored, high definition film showing the very first TCMG / ARR Conclave from 1957.
  • Fundraiser and Toy Drive to benefit Foster Children’s Resource Center.  The center provides emergency clothing and necessities to foster children referred by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). It gives each child new school clothing, a jacket, pajamas, socks, underwear, personal care items, a backpack, school supplies, a book, and a toy. Each child is given personal attention and treated with dignity and respect, helping them to feel special.  Bring a new, unwrapped toy or contact Joyce Edgar to make a cash donation. Toys needed most this year are for ages 4-8.

Parts of this meeting will be simulcast on Zoom.

November recap: 15 members and one guest attended our November meeting on Zoom. 6 TCs made a simulated journey to the meeting by driving 10 miles or more.  TCs were driven by Edgar, Hunsberger, Lemieux, S Simmons, M Simmons and Taylor.  Thanks to Curt Sorensen for his presentation on LED D-Lamp conversions.

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



Monthly Events

The 49th Annual VMG Parts Exchange will be held on Sunday, November 20 at 8530 Stanton Ave., Buena Park, CA 90622.  The event runs from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. General Admission is $5.00.  Vendor parking $30 plus $10 for each additional space.  TCMG members in attendance please meet at 10:00 AM near the entrance to take a group photo with your best swap meet find!

Note this swap meet is not a TCMG event.  For more info on the swap meet, click here.

October Recap: 28 members (TCMG & ARR) with 10 TCs, 1 TA and a smattering of other classics including a PA took part in the 66th annual TCMG / ARR Conclave.  Further details will be posted soon.

Monthly DIY Bonus Events

Our last DIY tour for the year will start in late November.  Stay tuned…

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



The December 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!



September 26: Added new page for Michael & Wanda Hughes.

July 4: Added new page for Caroline & Jakob Cassini.

July 1: Added new content on the Technical Resources page.

June 1: New page added for Robert & Susan Doudrick.

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.

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.

All content contained on this site is copyrighted unless otherwise noted.
No material contained herein may be copied or reproduced without express written permission from the site owner.
© 2022 TC Motoring Guild