2021 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 26: General Meeting (ONLINE)
“LED Dash Lighting”
Our January meeting will be held online using the Zoom application. The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM Pacific Time. (You can log on starting at 5:45 PM). You can participate using any computer or device with the free Zoom software installed. If you require assistance installing Zoom, contact Steve Simmons or David Edgar.
The evening’s program will be a presentation by TCMG member Charley Williams, who will show how to convert your TC’s dash lighting to LED. He has recently performed this operation on his own TC and will be showing photos of the process. Q&A will follow the presentation.
February 13: Lame Duk Kup
NOTE DATE CHANGE!
Start off the new year with a thrilling, no holds barred TC Motoring Guild Scavenger Hunt competition from the comfort of your own home! Our expectation is that most items can be found in the house of a MG enthusiast. The winner will have their name added to our coveted Lame Duk Kup trophy with a “duck” memento sent to them to enjoy until it is practical to deliver the DUK trophy.
Meet on Saturday, January 44 (aka February 13) at 6:00 PM, for a ZOOM event. Mike Simmons, ZOOM master, will extend an invitation providing the link for the meeting at the beginning of February. Our competition begins shortly after log in. Price per person is very affordable ($0) for one fun evening. Bring your beverage of choice and wear comfortable shoes.
To earn Earl Sargent points, drive your TC at least 10 miles on February 6th (the original event date) or February 13th (the new event date).
For more information see the January/February newsletter or contact Richard Loe.
February 23: General Meeting (ONLINE)
“Hollywood versus Pandemic”
Our February meeting will be held online using the Zoom application. The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM Pacific Time. (You can log on starting at 5:45 PM). You can participate using any computer or device with the free Zoom software installed. If you require assistance installing Zoom, contact Steve Simmons or David Edgar.
The evening’s program will be a presentation by TCMG member Steve Simmons, on how Hollywood has changed to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. Steve works as a freelance camera operator on several popular television productions as well as documentaries, music productions, live events and more. Learn how the studios and production companies are adapting to keep their employees safe and avoid costly shutdowns during this challenging time.
March 20: Joe Douglass Wildflower Tour
NOTE: This event is tentative and may change. Stay tuned for updates.
The wildflower tour returns for 2021! On Saturday, March 20 our adventure will take us on a scenic tour to the California Poppy Reserves in Lancaster. The blooms look to be sparse this year, but we will still enjoy the driving tour and a picnic lunch at a nearby nature park.
Gather at 9:30 AM at the Castaic McDonald’s at the Lake Hughes off ramp from the 5 Freeway. Our destination will be the Arthur B. Ripley Woodland State Park where we will have a picnic lunch. Participants should bring their lunch and portable chairs to facilitate social distancing during lunch.
March 23: General Meeting (ONLINE)
Program: “TC Model Contest”
Our program for March will be a model TC contest. Make one of the Moss Motors paper models and have it ready to display at the meeting, or send Joyce photos of it at least two days prior to the meeting. The model is available for download (print it at home) by clicking here. (Link NLA)
April 25: Picnic Under The Oaks
THIS IS AN RSVP EVENT! Our next event, “Picnic Under The Oaks”, will take place on April 25. It will be hosted by TCMG member Gene Olson at his home in Bradbury, where we will enjoy an outdoor socially distancing picnic under the oaks. Relax in the shade of 35 oak trees and enjoy the views of the San Gabriel Valley. There is a hiking trail adjacent. Bring your lunch, the host will provide coffee, tea, and dessert.
The picnic will run from 1-4 PM. Pre picnic driving tour is 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM starting in Glendale. Call or email Richard Loe to RSVP and get the tour starting location.
NOTE: The car show event originally scheduled for April has been canceled due to Covid concerns.
April 27: General Meeting
Program: “Bi-Centennial Rally 1976”
Our program for the evening will be a video presentation supplied by TCMG member Pete Thelander showing the “Bi-centennial Rally” of 1976. This was a competitive rally to the various colonial capitals, with the rally winner receiving a brand new MGB. Pete and Fran along with Al Moss competed that year. Hear about Pete’s cross-country trip in an MGA Coupe to get there, and what it was like to compete alongside the great Sir Moss.
May (Date TBD): Autry Museum Tour (TENTATIVE)
A tour of the Autry Museum is being tentatively planned for May, followed by lunch at the Tam O’Shanter Inn.
This event may be canceled depending on the current Covid-19 situation.
Stay tuned for details.
May 25: General Meeting
Program: “Introduction to GoF West”
Joyce and David Edgar will be presenting a slide show with accompanying information on GoF West, an annual all-M.G. event the club has participated in several times. The talk will include the history of GoF and what kind of activities are held during the 5-day event. GoF West has been made a TCMG event this year so if you plan to participate then you will want to attend this meeting. Shown also will be some bonus photos from 2020 events that have not been seen before.
June (Date TBD): Angeles Crest Drive
The June event will be a scenic drive along Angeles Crest and Angeles Forest Highways, with a picnic linch at Monte Cristo Campground.
This event is still in the planning stages. Check back for further details.
June 22: General Meeting
Program: “Annual Henkels Picnic”
NOTE: This event may be canceled or postponed depending on the Covid-19 situation.
The much anticipated Summer Picnic Meeting at the Henkels home returns on June 22! 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 26-30: GoF West 2021
This is a five day event that is not to be missed! MGs of all types gather at GoF West each year to celebrate the marque. Events include car show, funkhana, navigational rallye, arts and crafts competition, auction, banquet, and more. The event is scheduled to be held July 26 through 30 in Welches, Oregon. There will be a club caravan to and from this event. More information is forthcoming.
NOTE: This event may be canceled or postponed depending on the status of the Covid-19 pandemic. Event planners are keeping us apprised of the situation.
For event information see the GoF West web site.
July 27: General Meeting
This meeting falls in the scheduled dates of GoF West. The meeting may be held at the event itself. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
August (Date TBD): Driving Tour and Chicago Hot Dog Party
Tentatively planned for August is the world-famous Einhorn Chicago Hot Dog Party.
A driving tour will precede the main event.
More details will be announced as they become available.
August 24: General Meeting
Program: “Abingdon’s Final Days”
The August program will be a show and tell by TCMG member John Bowyer of Spring, TX. John made a couple of trips to the Abingdon MG factory and has a large number of photos that were once the factory’s property, as well as memorabilia relating to the factory’s final years. Don’t miss this fascinating presentation, as you won’t see many of these items anywhere else!
September 28: General Meeting
Program: “Eclipse Chasing”
We are blessed with having an eclipse chasing astronomer in our midst and Mike Simmons has offered to give us an astronomy based travelogue program at the September meeting. He has had the opportunity of traveling to different countries and seeing how a common interest in astronomy brings people together. We all observe the same sky and are on the same planet. Mike has been an amateur astronomer and eclipse chaser for more than 40 years. He has worked at observatories and created worldwide programs to elucidate the wonders of the Universe. His passion for total solar eclipses has taken him to the Middle East, a mountain in the Andes, and other interesting locations. He has led eclipse tours, and he started his own astronomy-related tour company in early 2020 just in time to be temporarily put out of business by the pandemic. Mike will explain the extraordinary experience of a total solar eclipse, how it’s so much more than a few minutes of darkness, why you should travel into the Moon’s shadow yourself, and why there are people who spend their lives following that shadow.
September/October: 65th Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave
The 65th Annual Conclave of the TC Motoring Guild and Abingdon Rough Riders will be held this Fall. Details are forthcoming.
TCMG will be hosting this year’s event. Contact event organizer Richard Loe for more information.
To see photos from previous years and learn about this event’s 60+ year history, visit the Conclave Pages.
October 26: General Meeting
Volunteers are being sought to put on a Halloween-themed activity. Contact Joyce Edgar if you have any ideas.
November: Driving Event
November 23: General Meeting
Program: “Eight Cylinders in a Coffin”
Kregg Hunsberger has a very unique TC, which was handed down to him from his father, an early hot rodder. Major changes to the TC include a flathead V8-60 installed in 1950 along with many other modifications done in that time period. Kregg will details these changes and give us a glimpse into a time capsule from an era when cars like TCs were viewed differently than they are today.
December (Date TBA): Annual Meeting and Holiday Party
Our final meeting for the year is the Annual Meeting and Holiday Party in December.
Join us and 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.
Fundraiser and 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. Contact Joyce Edgar for donation information.