2023 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 5, 2022 – January 15, 2023: DIY Driving Tour

The DIY Winter Tour is on! Your task is to photograph your TC (with or without you in it) in a Holiday or Winter setting. Photos should include something related to Winter, or the Winter Holidays (Xmas, New Year’s, etc.) Get creative, and have fun!

Submit your photos to Joyce Edgar by January 15th to be included in the slide show at our next Zoom meeting. To receive one point toward the 2023 Sargent Award, be sure to drive your TC at least five miles during your photo shoot.

 

January 24: General Meeting (ONLINE)

Program: “How To Build A Tank”

Our next monthly meeting will be held on January 24 on Zoom.  Our presenter for the evening will be TCMG member Rob Zucca, who designs and builds exhibits for a presidential library.  Rob will be discussing his efforts to build a WWII Sherman tank from scratch, using materials you can buy at the hardware store.  Sound incredible?  It is!  Join us to see for yourself.

The meeting starts at 6:00 PM (Pacific). Members may join 15 minutes early.

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 Duk Kup

 

NOTE DATE CHANGE! Rescheduled due to forecasted rain, our next event will be the Lame Duk Kup on Saturday, February 11th.

Join us for the 2023 Lame Duk Kup!  Our day will start out with a scenic tour through the twisty canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains.  Our destination is the upper reaches of Malibu Canyon where the real challenges begin, including a TC mini-funkhana that will test both driver and navigator.  Those driving boring cars (non-TCs) may also compete.

The day will conclude with a picnic and awarding of the coveted (and historic) brass duck which the winner keeps for one year.

Bring a picnic lunch!  Also bring folding chairs, as seating at the picnic location is limited. Parking at our destination is free for anyone driving a TC.  For those driving boring cars, there is a $7 fee (park fee / honor system).  Flyers are in the mail with event details, and info has also been sent to the club email list.

 

February 28: General Meeting

Program: “Belfast TT in a 1934 MG NE”

Our February meeting will be held on Zoom. The evening’s program will be a presentation by Pete Thelander on his trip to the Befast TT with his 1934 MG NE.

The meeting starts at 6:00 PM (Pacific). Members may join 15 minutes early.

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 2-25: DIY Driving Tour

The earliest known M.G. advertisement was reportedly seen on March 2, 1923 – exactly 100 years ago this month. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the M.G. brand, our “Do It Yourself Tour” for the month of March will involve driving your TC on a journey to find or achieve something relating to 100. Take a photo with your TC showing what you found. Examples:

  • An object approximately 100 years old
  • The number 100 displayed somewhere
  • 100 of something (count carefully!)
  • A 100 mile drive (let’s see that trip meter say 100!)
  • Driving your TC 100 MPH (good luck with that)

To receive a point toward the 2023 Sargent Award, you must drive at least 10 miles during your journey to capture a photo. Submit your photo(s) to Joyce Edgar by March 25th.

 

March (Event moved):

The previously scheduled WIldflower Tour has been postponed to April due to a delayed bloom.

 

March 28: General Meeting

Our March meeting will be held on Zoom. The evening’s program will be a documentary film by TCMG member Charlie Williams on the construction of a ski lift in Northern California. Anyone interested in nuts and bolts should find the process fascinating!

The meeting starts at 6:00 PM (Pacific). Members may join 15 minutes early.

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 (Tentatively the 2nd): Joe Douglass Memorial Wildflower Tour

Note: This event is tentatively set for April 2nd, but may change as bloom predictions become more clear.

The wildflower tour returns for 2023! With the passing of our long time tour leader, this event is now the Joe Douglass Memorial Wildflower Tour.  We will visit some of Joe’s favorite spots in what is predicted to be a spectacular show of wildflowers in the Antelope Valley.

Following the tour as usual will be a picnic lunch at a nearby park. Stay tuned for further details.

 
April 23: 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.

 

April 25: General Meeting

Program: “Things I Wish The Previous Owner Hadn’t Done”

Join us on Zoom for an amusing night of stories and photos from members about botched repairs, undesirable modifications and other maladies pertaining to their TCs.

The meeting starts at 6:00 PM (Pacific). Members may join 15 minutes early.

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.

 

May (Date TBA): Driving Event

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May 23: General Meeting

Program: “Genealogical Research”

Cliff Lemieux will give a talk about his hobby of genealogical research and what it takes to get involved.

The meeting starts at 6:00 PM (Pacific). Members may join 15 minutes early.

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 (Date TBA): Driving Event

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June 27: General Meeting

Program: “Annual Summer Picnic”

The annual Summer Picnic will take place in late June. The exact date will be announced soon. In your stomach, save some room. The deserts will make you croon. We will dine under the moon, and the first to go home is a loon.

Actual details which will likely not rhyme, will be announced when they are confirmed with the picnic hosts.

 

July (Date TBA): Driving Event

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July 25: General Meeting

Program TBA

 

August (Date TBA): Driving Event

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August 22: General Meeting

Program TBA

 

September (Date TBA): 67th Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave

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Don’t miss our premiere event of the year, the 67th Annual Conclave with the Abingdon Rough Riders!

This year’s event is currently being planned.

Check back soon!

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

 

September 26: General Meeting

Program TBA

 

October 16-20: 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 16-20 in Carlsbad, California.

All attendees must register.

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

 

October 24: General Meeting

Our annual Halloween themed meeting.

Program TBA.

 

November (Date TBA): Driving Event

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November 28: General Meeting

Program TBA

 

December (Date TBA): Annual Meeting and Holiday Party

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The 2023 TCMG Holiday Party will take place in early 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 2024 TC Motoring Guild Executive Council.
  • 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.
  • Raffle where you can win fabulous prizes! Advance tickets sales available for Zoom attendees. In-person attendees may purchase in advance or at the party.  Those who drive a TC to the meeting will get one free raffle ticket with their ticket purchase.
  • 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.  Bring a new, unwrapped toy or contact Joyce Edgar to make a cash donation.

Parts of this meeting will be simulcast on Zoom.  Stay tuned for further details.

 


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