Early July

Posted by Steve Simmons on June 25, 2024


TC Motoring Guild Turns 70 Years Old!

Although the group was loosely assembled back in 1952, TCMG was officially formed on June 19, 1954 in the offices of Road & Track magazine. This June we celebrated 70 years of honoring the MG TC! Our annual Summer Picnic Meeting doubled as a birthday party commemorating our seventh decade as a one make, one model club. A large number of historical artifacts from our archives were on display in a special exhibit put together by Steve Simmons and Rob Zucca. See the upcoming August newsletter for photos of this meeting.

TC Provenance List Being Updated and Modernized by TCMG

The well known TC Provenance List was created by TC owner Bob Stein well over a decade ago.  Steve Simmons has assisted with data submissions and updates for the past few years but the list has grown too large to manage by hand.  TC Motoring Guild has jumped in to help update, modernize and maintain the list.  Two of our members, Mike Simmons and Steve Simmons are currently working to convert years of hand typed notes into a sorted and organized database of TC car numbers, owner names, locations and historical data.  The project will take a tremendous amount of man hours but the end result will be a fully modern and searchable database, hosted on the TCMG website.  You can see the old hand-typed Provenance List HERE until the new version is completed.



Our next monthly meeting will be held July 23rd on Zoom. The evening’s program will feature our members’ favorite TC photos. Members are encouraged to send in their favorite photo for inclusion in a slide show, and be prepared to explain the story behind it. Have one from a big tour? A race weekend? Working on the TC with the grand kids? We want to hear about it! Send photos to Joyce Edgar and she will present them as you tell the tale. To ensure we have time for everyone, each member will get time to tell about ONE story or situation. Please limit the total number of your photos to save time.

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.

June recap: 31 members attended our June Summer Picnic Meeting and TCMG 70th Birthday Celebration. 7 TCs were in attendance driven by Buckeridge, Edgar, Lemieux, M Simmons, S Simmons and Zucca. Thanks to Linda and Steve Simmons for hosting the party and TCMG history exhibit!

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



Monthly Events

Our next driving event is in the planning stages and will be announced shortly.

Details including meeting time and location are forthcoming.

May recap: 12 members with 5 TCs participated in our May event. Those with TCs were Bickley, Lemieux, S Simmons, Thelander and Zucca.

Monthly DIY Tours

The Summer DIY event is on! With apologies to those North of the border (and especially to those in England), the theme of this event is Independence Day. In celebration of this holiday, your task is to photograph your TC in an all-American or other good old-fashioned patriotic type setting. The more over the top, the better!

NOTE: This tour does not require you to drive your car!  Just submit your photo(s) to Joyce Edgar by July 14th to receive a point toward the Sargent Award.

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 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.



Welcome to our newest members!



May 3: Added new page for Bryan & Lynne Kemper.

April 28: Added new page for Rory & Cee Jay Kinney.

April 28: Added new page for Peter Finocchiaro.

January 27: Added new page for Greg & Ursula Hoeft.

January 27: Updated the Sargent Award rules.

January 19: Added new page for Dean & DonnaRae Caccavo.

January 19: Added new page for Duane Schmidt.

January 19: Added new page for Terry & Karin Rogers.

October 3: Added new page for the 2023 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

September 24: New page added for Patty McLish & Medric Godbout

September 1: New page added for Pat Garity.

July 27: Added new page for Robert & Diane Berry.

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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