2018 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 23: General Meeting

“Wheel of Misfortune”

The crowd favorite returns with your award-winning (through cheating) host, Gene Olson!  Teams will compete for fabulous prizes (or not) by spinning the wheel and answering trivia questions.  Look for the TC in the parking lot with one wheel missing and you’ll know you’re in the right place!


February 10: Lame Duk Kup

castleparkStart 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 the nearby Robin Hood British Pub.

Meet on Saturday, 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 27: General Meeting

“Cruising with Mel”

Our next meeting will be held on February 27 in Studio City. The evening’s guest speaker will be TCMG member Mel Appell, who along with his wife Toni will be giving a special multimedia presentation about their power cruising adventures across the ocean.

You won’t want to miss these thrilling highlights…

  • See exiting destinations including Alaska and the Gallapegos Islands!
  • Watch Mel squeeze himself into areas of the boat smaller than his waistline!
  • Learn what it takes to endure these adventures, and why it’s a bad idea to leave unprepared!


March 11: Andres Pico Adobe Tour

On Sunday, March 11 we visit Andres Pico Adobe, named for Pio Pico (Pico Blvd) built in 1834 and one of the oldest adobe structures in Los Angeles. For those who come hungry, we start our day with lunch at a nearby restaurant before caravanning to the Adobe. Once there, we’ll enjoy a private guided tour of the various structures on the grounds.

In addition to the adobe, we will see an original 1904 redwood structure from Isaac Lankershim’s (Lankershim Blvd) ranch, which used to cover half of the San Fernando Valley. Some of the original furnishings from the Lankershim Ranch offices are displayed, including an ornately-carved desk and a scale used to weigh the output from the Lankershim gold mine in California.

We will also explore a 1914 Southern Pacific Railroad flagman’s shanty which was used at the intersection of Maclay Street and the tracks in San Fernando until 1948. Today it showcases railroad memorabilia.

Meet at 11:30 AM for lunch at Bear Pit BBQ in Mission Hills, in business since the 1940’s.  The restaurant opens at 11:30 and is located at 10825 Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills, CA 91345. We depart for the Adobe, which is located just down the street, at 12:45 for our 1PM tour.


March 27: General Meeting

“T-Series Fuel Systems by Mike Goodman”

Our meeting on March 27 will include a video by TCMG member and MG guru Mike Goodman on T-Series fuel systems.  The video dates from 1986, produced by David Coleman and filmed by Doug Wimer, and covers all aspects of the fuel systems found in TCs including fuel tank fuel pump and carburetors.  Design and maintenance as well as various safety aspects will be discussed.


April (Date TBD): Driving Event

Details TBA.


April 22: 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 24: General Meeting

“Re-purposing T-Shirts”

TCMG member Sandra Loe will give a presentation on her hobby of modifying and re-purposing T-Shirts.  She gave this presentation at a recent GoF West event and it was received with great enthusiasm.  Now we will get to enjoy this interesting program for ourselves!


May 30 – June 1: Julian Double Day

Take a trip to the quaint mountain town of Julian, California, located in the beautiful Cuyamaca mountains of Northeastern San Diego County. Founded during the gold rush of the 1870’s, Julian has retained much of its old west charm and will be our home for two nights of TCs and camaraderie. See where gold was discovered, sample Julian’s famous apple pie, shop stores housed in historic buildings dating back to the 1870’s, hike and picnic amid oaks and pines, sample Julian’s famous apple pie, or ride down Main Street in a horse-drawn carriage. And did we mention the apple pie? 

We arrive on Wednesday afternoon and settle in for an “on your own” evening of dinner and shopping. Thursday’s activities will include a scenic drive to Borrego Springs for lunch, and a group dinner in Julian. Friday will feature a TC lineup and group photo before departing for home.  Don’t miss this special event, so book your room today!  (and have some pie)

Hotel reservations must be made by April 15.  For hotel reservation info, schedule of activities, etc, see the April newsletter or the flyer which will be showing up in your mailbox when we get closer to the event. For further information, contact Gorden Bundy, June Wennekamp, Richard Loe, or Sandra Loe


May 22: General Meeting

“All Things New”

After the hugely successful premiere of this program last year, we have decided to bring it back around for another go in 2018.  Members are encouraged to bring stories, items for show and tell or anything “new”.  This can include projects on your TC or other items of interest but they do not have to be car-related.  Vacation stories, birthdays or your fancy new hat would also suffice!  See what your fellow club members are up to with their TCs, and lives in general.  This is a great chance to learn something new and catch up with old friends!

Our participants so far include:

  • Curt Sorensen on his TC restoration
  • Steve Simmons on “various gizmos of historical interest”

Sign up by contacting Curt Sorensen to let him know you would like to participate!  Watch for a flyer in the mail with further details.  Contact Steve Simmons or Curt Sorensen with any questions or special needs.


June (Date TBD): Driving Event

Details TBA.


June 26: General Meeting

“Henkels Picnic”

The much anticipated Summer Picnic Meeting at the Henkels home returns on June 26!  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 (Date TBD): Driving Event

Details TBA.


July (Date TBA): Channel Islands British Car Show (unofficial event)

One of the better British car shows in Southern California.  All makes welcome.  3600 Harbor Blvd in Oxnard.  Show runs 9AM – 3PM.


July 24: General Meeting

Program TBD.


August (Date TBD): Driving Event

Details TBA.

August 28: General Meeting

“Celebrity Cars”simon-museum

NOTE REMOTE LOCATION! Our September meeting will be held at the Simon Auto Museum in Gardena. TCMG Members Dave & Ron Simon will be giving us a presentation on their classic car rental business, telling the stories behind many of their cars and productions they have worked on.


September 10-14: GoF West

GoF West 2018 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

For event info, visit the GoF West website.

Caravan Information will be announced when it becomes available.


September 25: General Meeting

Program TBD.


October 12-14: 62nd Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave

2013-lineup200The 62nd Annual Conclave of the TC Motoring Guild and Abingdon Rough Riders will be held October 12-14 in Fish Camp near Yosemite.  Check back for more information!

To see photos from previous years and learn about this event’s 60+ year history, visit the Conclave Pages.


October 23: General Meeting

“Halloween Meeting & Pizza Party”halloween-party

Our annual Halloween Party will be held at 8:00 PM on Tuesday, October 23 at our usual spot in Studio City. There will be entertainment (details TBA) and refreshments. Also partake in nominations for the 2018 TCMG Board.

There will be an informal dinner beforehand at  location to be determined.


November 12: Driving Event

Details TBA.


November 27: General Meeting

Details TBD.


December (Date TBD): Annual Meeting and Holiday Party


Our much anticipated holiday party and annual meeting! 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 2019 TC Motoring Guild Executive Council.

More activities will be announced as information becomes available. Check back soon!


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