Early February

Posted by Steve Simmons on January 25, 2023

club-news

TC Motoring Guild loses two members

Ed Pohle: Allan Chalmers has just informed us that Ed Pohle recently passed. He and Karen (who passed in 2019) were members for over 22 years and members of ARR for much longer. They lived in Squaw Valley for a number of years and then moved to Auburn just a few years ago. His TC was one of the best – he won first in class twice at Pebble Beach in 1966 and 1967. Ed and Karen will both be missed.

 

Mark Acosta: The Acostas are recent members but have made a big impression on our group. Mark’s outgoing and friendly attitude along with his enthusiasm for old cars made him a perfect fit within our band of TC lovers. His passing was sudden and too soon, but we are grateful to have known him for the time he was with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with Deb and the rest of Mark’s family. Services will be held on March 25th in Fresno, CA.

TC Motoring Guild loses its earliest member, Joe Douglass

It’s with a heavy heart that we bring you the news of Joe Douglass’ passing at the age of 103. Most of us knew Joe personally, or at least heard about him from others. He purchased his 1949 MG TC brand new from the showroom floor and it still sits in his garage, complete with its original albeit weathered Clipper Blue paint. Joe came to our group in 1959 and was a tremendous personality within TC Motoring Guild, having served as President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Director, plus Membership and Events Chairs. He led countless tours, most famously our annual wildflower tour in Antelope Valley. He loved TCs and freely shared his wisdom on their mechanical peculiarities with anyone who would listen.

Joe loved his vintage motorcycles as well, and in addition to the TC he also drove an MGB GT and a VW bug. His charm and wit were things of legend, and his kindness was infectious. He loved the outdoors, which is something that seems to go hand in hand with the MG TC. The world needs more Joe Douglass’, and we will miss him dearly.

2023 TCMG Council Announced

Please welcome the newly elected 2023 TC Motoring Guild Executive Council! Your new Executive Officers are Rob Zucca, Mike Simmons, Richard Loe, Joyce Edgar, Allan Chalmers, Pete Thelander and Steve Simmons.  Some additional club chairs are currently operating as they did throughout 2021, and may change in January.  Thank you to everyone who gives their time to keep our club running smoothly!

Executive Council

President – Rob Zucca
Vice President – Mike Simmons
Secretary – Richard Loe
Treasurer/Membership – Joyce Edgar
Director – Allan Chalmers
Director – Pete Thelander
Ex Officio –Steve Simmons

Club Chairs (subject to change)

Events – Steve Simmons
Programs – Curt Sorensen
Editor – David Edgar
Regalia – Linda Simmons
Asst. Regalia – Steve Simmons
Sunshine – Bobbie Simon & Jan Sorensen
Historian – (In Transition)
Webmaster – Steve Simmons

2022 Award Winners

Our congratulations also go out to the winners of the various TCMG awards for 2022:

  • Frank Mason Award – Steve Simmons
  • Earl Sargent memorial Trophy – Kregg Hunsberger
  • Breakdown Award – Cliff Lemieux

To learn more about these awards, including the various ways the breakdown award has been won, see the History Section of the web site.

Dues Are Due

Remember to send in your 2023 membership dues! If you need instructions, see the Membership Renewal page or contact our Membership Chair, Joyce Edgar.

 

meetings

Our next monthly meeting will be held on January 28 on Zoom.  Detail on the evening’s program are forthcoming.

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.

February recap: 20 members attended our January meeting on Zoom. Seven TCs were driven a simulated journey of at least ten miles by S. Simmons, Hunsberger, Edgar, Loe, Lemieux, M. Simmons and Zucca.  Thanks to the Rob Zucca for a fascinating presentation on building a life-sized Sherman Tank model!

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

 

events

Monthly Events

NOTE DATE CHANGE! Rescheduled due to forecasted rain, our next event will be the Lame Duk Kup on Saturday, February 11th.

Join us for the 2023 Lame Duk Kup!  Our day will start out with a scenic tour through the twisty canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains.  Our destination is the upper reaches of Malibu Canyon where the real challenges begin, including a TC mini-funkhana that will test both driver and navigator.  Those driving boring cars (non-TCs) may also compete.

The day will conclude with a picnic and awarding of the coveted (and historic) brass duck which the winner keeps for one year.

Bring a picnic lunch!  Also bring folding chairs, as seating at the picnic location is limited. Parking at our destination is free for anyone driving a TC.  For those driving boring cars, there is a $7 fee (park fee / honor system).  Flyers are in the mail with event details, and info has also been sent to the club email list.

November Recap: Several members and 2 TCs visited the VMG All-MG Parts Exchange in November.TCs were driven by Lemieux and Hunsberger.

Monthly DIY Bonus Events

The DIY Winter Tour ended on January 15th.  Be at our next meeting to see all the submissions!  The next DIY tour will be announced soon.

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

 

newsletter

The January / February Classic Chassis is online and ready for viewing!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS ISSUE

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

 

web-site

Welcome to our newest members!

 

web-site

January 13: Added new page for the 2022 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

January 12: Added new page for Jim Yergin.

January 5: Added new page for Bob & Leigh Ann Weber.

December 9: Added new page for Jim & Rachel Bickley.

December 5: Added new page for Tom Howes.

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.

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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