2019 Club Calendar
Information listed in the club calendar is subject to change without notice. Scheduled events, dates of those events, and meeting programs may be moved or swapped as needed to avoid conflicts or to accommodate our presenters. The calendar is updated regularly so please check often!
Note: “Unofficial Events” are those in which participation does not award points toward the Sargent “Use it or Lose it” trophy. They are listed solely for their interest to TCMG members.
To view photos and information on past TCMG events an meetings, see the archives page.
January 22: General Meeting
The crowd favorite returns with your award-winning (through cheating) host, Gene Olson! Teams will compete for fabulous prizes (or not) by participating in another of Gene’s devious TC-related games.
February 10: Lame Duk Kup
NOTE: Due to the rain forecast and the closure of the golf course during rain, we will be meeting for lunch only! See latest club email for details.
Start off the new year with a thrilling, no holds barred TC Motoring Guild miniature golf competition! The winner takes home our coveted Lame Duk Kup Trophy, to be treasured for one whole year. Lunch and awards will follow at a nearby Pub.
Meet on Sunday, January 41 (aka February 10)
at Castle Park in Sherman Oaks at 9:00 AM, located near the 101 & 405 freeways. Our competition begins shortly after we arrive. Price per person is $3.00 for one 18-hole round.
For more information see the January / February newsletter or contact Steve Simmons.
February 26: General Meeting
“The Loe Collection Part II”
Richard Loe will be giving a presentation on his varied collection of cars which includes four TCs! You won’t want to miss this glimpse into the Loe’s lifelong passion with classic cars.
March 31: Joe Douglass Wildflower Tour
The wildflower tour returns for 2019! Recent storms have brought wildflowers back to California in abundance. Many types of wildflowers including poppies are blooming in the mountains and deserts north of Los Angeles. On Sunday, March 31, our adventure will take us on a 1-hour drive along scenic roads to the California Poppy Reserves in Lancaster.
Bring a picnic lunch and dine among the flowers! We will lunch after our tour at a nearby nature park. Picnic tables are available as first come, first served.
See the flyer (in the mail) for details on meeting time and location. NOTE: This event will be canceled in the event of rain.
March 26: General Meeting
“Get To Know TCMG”
The evening’s program will be a sequel to a program from eight years ago, where you will learn all kinds of fascinating things about your fellow TCMG’ers. Facts like “The hospital bill for my birth was partially paid with potatoes”. Also “I drove a TC through the Berlin Corridor in 1996” and “My father went to high school with Charles Lindberg.” Don’t miss this entertaining evening of TCMG member history!
April 7: Queen’s English British Car Show (unofficial event)
Annual British Car Show at Woodley Park. See the event web site for more information at www.queens-english.org.
April 23: General Meeting
“Pete Thelander on Car Restoration”
At our April meeting, TCMG member Pete Thelander wil be giving a talk about car restoration. See the upcoming newsletter for more information.
May 3: Stagecoach Inn Tour and Picnic
Join us on Friday, May 3 for a tour, picnic and Linda’s baked goodies!
From our meeting point in Westlake Village, we embark on a 15-mile scenic driving tour to the Stagecoach Inn Museum in Newbury Park. Built in 1876, the museum was originally a hotel and is now a historical landmark. Here we will enjoy a 90-minute guided tour of the museum, a schoolhouse built in 1888, and the blacksmith shop. Also see a pioneer home, a Mexican adobe and a Chumash dwelling, all representing different historical eras of the Conejo Valley.
After the tour it’s a short drive to the Simmons residence for a picnic lunch. Bring your picnic basket (or grab lunch to go) and dine in the garden! Desserts and beverages will be provided by Linda Simmons. For those interested, we will be performing basic TC maintenance tasks in the garage after the picnic. Watch for a flyer in the mail with details on meeting time and location.
NOTE: If you plan to attend this event (tour and/or picnic) please RSVP to Steve Simmons.
May: Driving Event
May 28: General Meeting
“Touring New Zealand in a Vintage M.G.”
TCMG member David Speigel will be giving a talk about his journeys around New Zealand in Vintage M.G.s.
June (early): William Hart Mansion Tour
Enjoy a guided tour of silent film star William Hart’s retirement home, now nearly 100 years old and kept as a museum. The 22-room Spanish Colonial Revival style Mansion sits atop a hill in Santa Clarita and displays Hart’s collection of Western artwork, Native American artifacts, mementos from early Hollywood, and personal furnishings and effects. Also on the property is an historic 1910 Ranch House that exhibits Hart’s tack and saddle collection, personal furnishings, and additional Hollywood mementos. There is even a herd of bison on the property! Details on this event are forthcoming.
June 25: General Meeting
“Annual Henkels Picnic”
The much anticipated Summer Picnic Meeting at the Henkels home returns on June 25! Bring a picnic dinner and dine under the stars at this annual favorite. Dessert will be provided by our hostess. Those driving TCs or equally interesting classics (tall order) get preferred parking in the driveway. Note the earlier start time of 7:00 PM. Watch for a flyer in the mail with further information, or contact Cindy Henkels.
July: Driving Event
July 23: General Meeting
“TC 6373 Restoration”
Our presenter for the evening is TCMG member Cliff Lemieux, who will be giving us a presentation on the restoration of his long-owned TC.
Learn the trials and pitfalls of restoration, and why Cliff says you should never take your car apart!
August 11 (Date Tentative): Commemorative Air Force Museum
A scenic drive will take us to the town of Camarillo where we visit the Commemorative Air Force Museum. A docent will guide us through the museum, which houses many aircraft from the WWII era as well as artifacts and displays. See aircraft from all corners of the globe including Mustang, Spitfire and Zero! Also others including Hellcat and Bearcat, and larger aircraft like B-25 and C-46. Lunch will follow at a nearby restaurant, located along the runway of the airport.
August 12-16: GoF West (unofficial Event)
GoF West 2019 will be held in Prescott, Arizona. There are a few TCMG members planning to attend this all-MG event and may be interested in caravanning. See www.gofwest.org for details on registration and planned activities.
August 27: General Meeting
September: Driving Event
September 24: General Meeting
October (Dates TBD): 63rd Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave
The 63nd Annual Conclave of the TC Motoring Guild and Abingdon Rough Riders will be held sometime in late September or early October. Details will be announced as they become available.
To see photos from previous years and learn about this event’s 60+ year history, visit the Conclave Pages.
October 22: General Meeting
Our annual Halloween Party will be held at 8:00 PM on Tuesday, October 22 at our usual spot in Studio City. Try your hand at our Halloween-themed games and win fabulous prizes! Also partake in nominations for the 2020 TCMG Board.
There will be an informal dinner beforehand at location to be determined.
November: Driving Event
November 26: General Meeting
December (Date TBD): Annual Meeting and Holiday Party
Our much anticipated holiday party and annual meeting will be held in December (Date to be determined) at Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City! Doors open at 6PM. In addition to great company and lots of food, you will also 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 2020 TC Motoring Guild Executive Council.
- Live Auction
- Toy Drive to benefit Foster Children’s Resource Center
For further information including dinner options and toy drive, contact the programs chair.