2024 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.


December 20, 2023 – January 15, 2024: DIY Driving Tour

Slip on a warm coat and head out for the TCMG Winter DIY Tour! Our first tour for 2024 tasks you with finding “Holiday Lights” to photograph your TC with. Which holiday the lights are for doesn’t matter, so long as you can explain yourself if you’ve stretched the rules.

Drive at least 5 miles during your tour to receive one point toward this year’s (2024) Sargent Award. Photo submissions are due by January 15th and should be sent to Joyce Edgar for inclusion in our January Meeting on the 23rd.

Have another TCMG member in your area? Team up and get a group photo! Most important as always is, have fun!

 

January 23: General Meeting (ONLINE)

Program: “Project Updates”

To start off the new year, our meeting presentation will include various members’ projects both new and old. Attendees are encouraged to share info and photos of their TC or other interesting / related projects with the group. Photos can be shared directly on that night, or sent ahead of time to Mike Simmons who will display them for you as you talk.

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.

 

February 11: Lame Duck Kup

NOTE DATE CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER

Start off the new year with a thrilling, no holds barred TC Motoring Guild miniature golf competition! The winner takes home our coveted Lame Duck Kup Trophy, to be treasured for one whole year. Lunch and awards will follow at a nearby Pub.

Meet on Sunday, January 42 (aka February 11) at Castle Park in Sherman Oaks at 9:30 AM, located near the 101 & 405 freeways. Our competition begins at 10:00 AM. Price per person is $8.00 Seniors and Kids (4 and under free), or $12.00 non-Seniors, for one 18-hole round.

 

February 27: General Meeting

Program: “Member Memorabilia”

The evening’s program will involve our members sharing their three favorite MG related items. Choose up to three things that aren’t bolted to your car. It could be the first MG key chain you ever got, a perfect condition period shop manual, a first edition “The Red Car”, the cross flow head you bought, installed, then realized it was porous and removed it, the T shirt from your first GOF, a copy of the speeding ticket you got in your TC (an exceedingly rare item), MG models, literature, etc. Items don’t have to be MG-centric, but should be related, like Lucas, SU, etc.

If you have photos to show and aren’t familiar with screen sharing on Zoom, send your photos to Joyce Edgar by February 26th and she will display them for you at the meeting.

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.

 

March 17: Gene’s Log Cabin and Other Adventures

THIS IS AN RSVP EVENT!  Join us on March 17 for a driving tour ending at TCMG member Gene Olson’s home in Bradbury, where we will enjoy an outdoor picnic and a tour of his newly built log cabin. Relax in the shade of 35 oak trees and enjoy views of the San Gabriel Valley. There is a hiking trail adjacent. Bring your lunch with you! The host will provide coffee, tea, and desserts.

The picnic and cabin tour will run from Noon – 3:00 PM. Details on the driving tour are forthcoming. The photo above is from our last event here in 2021.

Please RSVP so our hosts know how much seating, food and beverages are needed. RSVP info will be sent out in our group email soon, or contact Gene Olson directly.

 

March 26: General Meeting

Program: “Pete Thelander TF Restoration and Modification”

The evening’s program will feature a slide presentation by Pete Thelander on the recent restoration and modification of his MG TF that he has owned for 68 years. Pete will explain not only the restoration process, but also show the significant modifications to the drive train that required quite a bit of ingenuity to accomplish. The accompanying photo is just a hint of what has been done to make “the ultimate TF driver”.

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.

 

April : Joe Douglass Memorial Wildflower Tour CANCELED

Due to a lack of blooms this year, the Wildflower Tour has been canceled.

The Wildflower Tour returns for 2024! Recent storms have delayed growth but we are watching the bloom forecast closely and will set a date as soon as we can. Best guess is mid-April.

Our adventure will take us on a 1-hour drive along scenic roads to the California Poppy Reserves in Lancaster. After touring the sprawling fields of flowers, we will picnic at a nearby location.

 
April 23: General Meeting

Program: “GoF West Primer”

This month’s meeting will be held on Zoom. See the newsletter for the link. The evening’s program will be an introduction to GoF West, an all-MG event held in the Western US each year.

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.

 

April 27: Captive Flower Tour

As a substitute for the canceled Wildflower Tour, we will be holding a Captive Flower Tour in its place. Join us on Saturday, April 27 for a Springtime driving tour and visit to Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge. The botanical garden sits on 150 acres of cultivated and wild land nestled into a natural bowl by surrounding mountains. There are many paths and trails to explore, verdant woodlands, lush gardens, and colorful native flowers. Members are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to make entrance easier when we arrive (see below).

During our driving tour to the Gardens, we will be visiting a very special place in TCMG history that the group hasn’t seen in nearly 70 years!  Bring your TC for the chance to be in a group photo commemorating our visit.

The driving tour will begin from the same location as our March tour at 300 Harvey Dr, Glendale, CA 91206 (parking lot next door to In-N-Out Burger). Meet at 8:30 AM for tire kicking, and roll out at 9:00 AM for a 30-minute driving tour through Glendale and La Crescenta to the gardens.

DESCANSO GARDENS TICKET INFO: Tickets to the gardens are $15 adults / $11 Seniors / $5 Children.  To purchase, CLICK HERE. Be sure to select April 27 and an entry time of 10:00 AM or earlier. Lunch will follow the event.

 

April 28: Queen’s English British Car Show (Not a TCMG Event)

One of the better British car shows in Southern California, Queen’s English attracts hundreds of British cars and features an autojumble.  See www.queens-english.org for more details.

 

May 5-25: DIY Driving Tour

Keeping with the theme of this month’s driving tour, your task is to photograph your TC with anything that relates to Hollywood, Vintage, or Trailer. Drive at least 10 miles during your photo shoot to receive a point toward the Sargent Award. Photos must be submitted to Joyce Edgar by May 25th to receive credit and be included in our May meeting’s slide show.

 

May 26: Palos Verdes Tour and Vintage Trailer Restoration

Join us for our next driving event on Sunday, May 26 in the Palos Verdes area. Participants will enjoy a driving tour around the peninsula, ending in San Pedro at Hollywood Vintage Trailer where extremely high end trailer restorations are performed. Focusing mostly on vintage Airstreams and art deco styling, this shop turns out some incredible camping, business and leisure trailers that are sold to clients including some of Hollywood’s top stars. The staff will show us some of their current projects and describe the process of restoration.

Details including meeting time and location are forthcoming.

 

May 28: General Meeting

Program: “Project Updates”

Our meeting for May will feature a program highlighting various members’ projects both new and old. Attendees are encouraged to share info and photos of their TC or other interesting / related projects with the group. Photos can be shared directly on that night, or sent ahead of time to Joyce Edgar who will display them for you as you talk.

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 8-30: DIY Driving Tour

This month’s tour theme will commemorate 70 years of TCMG. To participate, take your TC on a drive of 10 miles or more and photograph it with something that represents one of the following:

1. 70
2. June 19 (the day the club was formed)
3. 1954 (the year the club was formed)
4. Birthday

Those who complete at least 10 miles during their photo shoot and submit a qualifying photo by June 30th will receive a point toward this year’s Sargent Award. NOTE: Because it’s too easy, we have to set one rule: We will not accept photos from the club’s 70th birthday party on June 22nd! Submit your photos to Joyce Edgar by June 30.

 

June 22: TCMG 70th Birthday Celebration and Annual Summer Picnic

The annual Summer Picnic and TCMG 70th Birthday Celebration will take place on June 22 at the Simmons Residence. A special display of historical items from the earliest days of our 70-year history will be on display, some that haven’t been seen in decades. Bring a picnic lunch or dinner and enjoy the company of fellow TC aficionados!

Entertainment will include:

    • Bring a picnic dinner and dine in the garden with your fellow enthusiasts (dessert and coffee will be served by the hosts)
    • See a display of historical items from the earliest days of TCMG’s 70-year history
    • Tour the garage and collection of cars
    • Win mystery prizes in our mystery contests (TCs only!)

Those driving TCs or other interesting classics will get VIP parking in the gravel area by the entrance.

This will be an RSVP event.  RSVP information was sent out by mail to local members, and by email to the group. If you need more info, please contact Steve Simmons.

 

July: Driving Event

Details TBA

 

July 23: General Meeting

Program: “TBA”

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.

 

August (Date TBA): Garret Hanes Restoration Shop and TC Unveiling

NOTE: This is an RSVP event!

Our July tour takes us to the restoration shop of Garret Hanes where Kregg Hunsberger’s ground-up restored TC will be unveiled.  This is the TC Kregg’s father built into a V8 racer back in 1950, and today it stands as one of the few surviving “hot rod TCs” of that era. Garret’s personal TC can be seen in his shop in the accompanying photo.

The restoration facility caters to high end exotics, focusing on original Cobras and other similar classics. Old world skills are practiced including metal shaping and custom aluminum work. Garret will give participants a tour of his facility and the cars being stored, maintained and rebuilt there. Lunch will be held on site in the shop’s lounge area.

Please note that due to the uncertainly of restoration timelines, this event may be rescheduled to another month.

 

August 27: General Meeting

Program: “TBA”

 

September: Driving Tour

Details TBA

 

September 24: General Meeting

Program: “TBA”

 

October (Date TBA): 68th Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave

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Don’t miss our premiere event of the year, the 68th Annual Conclave with the Abingdon Rough Riders!

This year’s event will be hosted by ARR. 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 14-18: GoF West

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 October 14-18 in Folsom, California.

All attendees must register.

For event and registration information see the GoF West web site.

 

October 22: General Meeting

Program: “TBA”

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.

 

November: 51st Annual Vintage MG Club of So Cal Parts Exchange (NOT A TCMG EVENT)

Details TBA

 

November 19: General Meeting

Program: “TBA”

NOTE DATE CHANGE due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

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.

 

December (Date TBD): Annual Meeting and Holiday Party

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The 2024 TCMG Holiday Party will take place in December (date TBA). The date and location of this year’s party will be announced once they are confirmed. 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
    • Iron Bottom Awards
  • Announcement of the 2025 TC Motoring Guild Executive Council.
  • Live auction of select items including our annual tradition, auctioning of “The Brick”. This is a piece of the original Abingdon factory where our TCs were built. The wining bid takes the brick home for one year.
  • Raffles where you can win fabulous prizes! Those who drive a TC to the meeting and purchase raffle tickets will get one free additional raffle ticket with their purchase, as well as a point toward the Sargent Award simply for attending in a TC.
  • Slide show of 2024 TCMG tours.
  • Toy Drive and Fundraiser to benefit Foster Children’s Resource Center. Bring a new, unwrapped toy or contact Joyce Edgar to make a cash donation.

Parts of this meeting may be simulcast on Zoom if possible.  See our group email for further details, including times and location info.

 


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