2020 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 nor require participation to earn an Iron Bottom award. 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 28: 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. Test your knowledge about M.G. history and other subjects.
February 8: Lame Duk Kup
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 Saturday, January 39 (aka February 8) at Castle Park in Sherman Oaks at 9:00 AM, located on the west side of Sepulveda Blvd just north of the intersection of 101 and 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 Richard Loe.
February 25: General Meeting
Program: “History of the Automobile”
The program for the evening will consist of a documentary on the evolution of the automobile. See how technologies spanning 9,000 years led to what we have today, from dog sleds to the invention of the wheel, from the Model T to self driving vehicles. It’s a fascinating look at how man and machine have shaped the world together, and how it all came to be.
March 4: Lanterman House Tour
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN RSVP EVENT! Send RSVP to Richard Loe.
We will meet at and tour the Lanterman House in La Canada Flintridge on Wednesday, March 4th. This craftsman home was designed by Arthur Haley in 1915 for Dr. Roy Lanterman and his wife Emily. The property stayed in the Lanterman family until the two bachelor sons, who had continued to live in the house, died in the 1980s. At that point the home was given to the City of La Canada Flintridge. Therefore, the original amenities, furniture and decor remain. Dr. Lanterman was interested in the latest technology and the home has many period examples that reflect this, for instance this is the first residence west of the Mississippi built of reinforced concrete. One Lanterman son was a State Assemblyman and the other was an inventor who designed custom components for high performance vehicles. Fee for the tour is $3 for seniors or students and $5 for adults.
After the tour we will caravan to the historic Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain in South Pasadena for lunch. A woman entrepreneur had the building constructed and started the business in 1915. The menu is diverse with extravagant fountain desserts. See the March newsletter for further details, or contact events chair Richard Loe.
March 24: General Meeting ***CANCELLED***
Program: “Hobby Night”
Bring your favorite non-TC hobby items for a show and tell. Learn more about your fellow TCMG’ers through their own hobbies. This one is always a crowd pleaser!
NOTE: Because the safety of our members is our primary concern, the upcoming meeting scheduled for March 24 has been cancelled due to concerns over the COVID-19 virus as well as uncertainty about the availability of our venue in these circumstances. Check back for the latest updates about this and other upcoming activities.
April 5: Queen’s English Car Show ***CANCELLED***
NOTE: The organizers of this show have postponed until September. Therefore this TCMG event is cancelled.
There will be a gathering of TCMG members and cars at this year’s Queen’s English Car Show and Auto Jumble in Woodley Park, Van Nuys. This is a great opportunity to meet other English car enthusiasts and sell our club to TC owners that are not familiar with our group. We will get together for lunch in the M.G. area at noon. Either bring a lunch or get something at one of the food truck vendors that are typically on site. Free admission for walk-ins, and for those bringing their TC, there is a discounted entry fee if you pre-register by March 15. For more registration information, CLICK HERE.
April 28: General Meeting ***CANCELLED***
Program: “Early MG Assembly by Malcolm Buckeridge”
NOTE: The April meeting has been cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns.
TCMG member Malcolm Buckeridge will be narrating an early silent film put out by the M.G. Car Company, showing the factory assembling pre-war cars. Learn what they were doing and why as Malcolm explains each scene.
May 1-3: Fallbrook Double Day ***CANCELLED***
NOTE: As above, this event has also been cancelled. Check back for the latest updates about this and other upcoming activities.
Fallbrook is known as “the friendly village” offering a country lifestyle a short distance from San Diego. It is situated immediately east of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Camp Pendleton and once was a stagecoach stop for the stage that ran from Temecula to San Diego Fallbrook is a center for the arts. In the 1940s and 1950s it was the home of film director Frank Capra, who raised olives on his Red Mountain Ranch. He served on the Board of the local water district and produced a short subject film about a water rights controversy with the federal government titled “The Fallbrook Story.” Among those that have had homes in Fallbrook are: Martin Milner, Howard Keel, and Tom Selleck. We will kick off our weekend in the Fallbrook/Temecula area with lunch in Bonsall at Gorden and June’s “Rancho del Lago”. Mid afternoon we will caravan to Fallbrook for the night. On Saturday we will explore the De Luz Road and stop for lunch in Temecula at a British themed café. The afternoon will be “free time” to explore Old Town Temecula, antique shops or many wineries. Back in Fallbrook for dinner we will gather at one of Gorden’s favorite restaurants for dinner and entertainment by a saxophone player. Sunday morning we will finish up our activities with a group photo before heading home. Please make reservations by April 15 at Rodeway Inn – 760/728-6174 or 760/728-6161– Rooms rates are $99/night + taxes. The Inn has set aside 12 rooms for us which are reserved under the name Richard Loe. After making a reservation, please contact Gorden or Richard so meal reservations can be made accordingly.
May 26: General Meeting ***CANCELLED***
NOTE: The April meeting has been cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns.
Program: “Good Eats”
Did you know that our own Larry Einhorn was once a TV host? Watch an episode of his show “Good Eats” and hear commentary from Larry about what it took to film a show where the host got to eat his way to stardom!
May 1-17: Do It Yourself Tour
Due to our current restrictions and in an effort to ease back into TCMG activities, this month (May) we will have a “Drive Your TC” event. You simply drive your TC a minimum of 10 miles and take a photo of it at a local landmark (could be your trip to the PO or market). Then submit that photo by May 17th to David Edgar for the next newsletter. The advantage to this unusual event is that any member anywhere can participate while following social distancing practices.
Since this is an official TCMG event, Sargent points will be awarded if you drive your TC. There is no rule about where those events have to be, or how they are to be run. So this is an opportunity for you to be creative, exercise your TC, and earn Sargent points no matter where you live.
For those that would like to participate, but cannot get out in your TC, send a photo showing us what you are up to.
May 30: Autry Museum ***CANCELLED***
NOTE: Due to the temporary closure of the museum, this event has been cancelled.
On May 30 TCMG will tour the special exhibit, Dress Codes, at the Autry Museum. We will gather at 10:45 in the museum’s parking lot. There will be a discounted admission fee for our group: $8 for seniors, $12 Adults and $5 for children. We will either have lunch at the Autry or a local restaurant.
June 23: General Meeting ***CANCELLED***
“Annual Henkels Picnic”
NOTE: The April meeting has been cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns.
The much anticipated Summer Picnic Meeting at the Henkels home returns on June 23! 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.
June 29-July 3: GoF West 2020 ***CANCELLED***
NOTE: Gof West 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns. The event will take place as planned next year at the same location.
GoF West 2020 will be held June 29 through July 3 in Welches, Oregon. There will be a club caravan to and from this event. For event information see the GoF West web site.
July 19: Central Coast British Car Show (not a TCMG event) ***CANCELLED***
NOTE: The organizers of this show have cancelled due to Covid-19-related restrictions on large gatherings this Summer. The show will be back a the same time next year.
Spend a day surrounded by classic lines at one of the best British car shows in Southern California. Run by the Central Coast British Car Club, the show is set in the cool ocean breeze at Channel Islands Park in Oxnard. What better way is there to spend a Summer day? The show also includes raffle drawings and trophies are awarded for all classes of cars. Food for purchase will be available on-site as well. The show runs from 9AM – 2:30PM.
July 28: General Meeting
Program: “Your Other Car”
NOTE EARLY START TIME of 7:00 PM. Our July meeting invites members to bring their interesting non-TC classics and other vehicles of interest. Get a chance to see what other automotive interests your fellow TC enthusiasts have, and bring your own to share. Classics are encouraged but modern vehicles of interest are also welcome. Members are also encouraged to invite a friend or family member to bring their pre-1980 classic car and join us in the parking lot outside our meeting room for show and tell. And for those whose interests lay solely with TCs, please bring them! Also note that for this event only, Sargent Award points will be awarded to anyone who brings a qualifying automobile, even if it isn’t a TC.
For those coming without an interesting car (or for those who want to bring more than one car) there will be a special car show for your toy car or model. Have a scale model of your dream car? Put it in the lineup for all to admire!
August (Tentative): Driving Tour and Chicago Hot Dog Party
Don’t miss this crowd favorite! TCMG members Kay and Larry Einhorn will be hosting one of their world-famous Chicago-themed hot dog parties at their home in Encino. A short driving tour will precede the party.
This is an RSVP event! Please RSVP to the Einhorns if you plan to attend. See flyer (in the mail) for RSVP information as well as meeting time and location.
August 25: General Meeting
September 22: General Meeting
Program: “Supplying Classic Cars for Film and Photography”
TCMG member Steve Simmons will be giving a presentation on supplying classic cars to TV, film and photo shoots. Learn how to make your car a star, what to expect on set, and why you should usually say no when the phone rings. Steve will have behind the scenes photos showing how the various aspects work, including lighting and driving shots, plus actual footage from projects his cars have been on.
September: Driving Event
October 3-5: 64th Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave
The 64th Annual Conclave of the TC Motoring Guild and Abingdon Rough Riders will be held October 3-5, possibly in Cambria. More information including dates and caravan details will be posted as they become available.
To see photos from previous years and learn about this event’s 60+ year history, visit the Conclave Pages.
October 27: General Meeting
NOTE REMOTE LOCATION! Our annual Halloween Party will be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 22 at member Dave Simon’s private car museum. Enjoy a pizza party in the museum! Pizza will be provided by the club. Entertainment will also be on hand. Win fabulous prizes! Also partake in nominations for the 2021 TCMG Board.
November: Driving Event
November 17: General Meeting
NOTE DATE CHANGE! This meeting will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month instead of the usual 4th Tuesday due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
December (early): Annual Meeting and Holiday Party
Our much anticipated holiday party and annual meeting will be held in early December. 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 2021 TC Motoring Guild Executive Council.
- Live Auction
- 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. Cash donations are also gladly accepted.
Further information will be supplied as it becomes available. We are currently looking for a party coordinator, as well as suggestions on a new location for this year’s party. Contact programs chair Joyce Edgar to volunteer or suggest a location.