2013 Club Calendar
January 22: General Meeting
Enjoy another of Gene Olson’s creative games, which are sure to delight everyone and offer the women ample opportunities to cheat their way to victory. Will the men manage to out-cheat them this year? Be there to find out!
February 9: Lame Duk Kup
Meet on Saturday, Febuary 9 at Wildlife Reserve in Sepulveda Basin, 6350 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys. Meet: 9:30am – Start: 10:00am. Duk flying, Duk racing, Duk concours, and of course a good meal. Get your FREE ducks at the January meeting, or at the event. Lunch after event at Robin Hood British Pub, 13640 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91401. Contact Gene Olson for more info at 805-522-8052 or use the Contact Page to send an email.
February 26: General Meeting
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!
March 2: TREASURES OF THE WALT DISNEY ARCHIVES at the Reagan Library
Enjoy a light breakfast, followed by a 45-minute drive along mostly side roads to the Reagan Presidential Library in Moorpark. At 12,000 square feet, this is the largest exhibition ever curated by the Walt Disney Archives and the largest temporary exhibit ever housed at the Reagan Library. The exhibition features more than 500 artifacts from nearly nine decades of Disney history – over 50% of which have never been seen by the public – including models, props, costumes, set pieces and artwork from throughout Disney history. Other exhibits available including a tour of Air Force One. Click Here for more information.
RSVP PLEASE to Steve Simmons (see member directory for phone, or use the Contact Page). Special parking available for those driving TCs! Lunch will follow the event at a nearby restaurant.
- 8AM for breakfast at Corner Bakery in “The Commons”, 4776 Commons Way, Calabasas, 91302
- Depart Calabasas at 9AM
- Arrive at Reagan Presidential Library at 10AM – 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, 93065
- Enter the exhibit at 10:30AM
- Buy your lunch at the library cafe or bring a picnic along
You may pre-purchase tickets or take your chances at the door. Click Here to order online, or call (805) 577-4008 to pre-purchase by phone.
March 26: General Meeting
“The Great Race: A TCMG Production”
Our feature presentation is a movie made by TCMG members in the late 1960′s called “The Great Race”.
Movie description: In the hills around Malibu Canyon’s Tapia Park, a small group of TC owners gathered for an informal club race. But with a nice trophy and a few side bets on the line, things get a bit nasty. Cars are sabotaged and course markers are switched resulting in numerous breakdowns and wrong turns along the way. Fortunately, the hero survives the mayhem and saves the day for all. The Cast: The Wimers, Wilmers, Goodmans, Goldsteins, Douglasses, Binfords, Ashenfelters, and Bill Fulton. Who is the villain? Who is the hero? Will we recognize the young cast? Be there to find out!
APRIL 13: Burbank Historical Society Museum
Join us in Burbank for a trip to down history lane with your fellow TC’ers. Learn about the rich early history of the region, and of the important roles it has played in both the aerospace and film industries. Enjoy their collection of vintage automobiles ranging from a 1904 Franklin and other brass era vehicles to a room containing 50’s hot rod memorabilia and engines. Also on the site is a circa 1887 Victorian house. There is something for everyone!
Meet for brunch at 11:30 AM at “Granville”, located at 121 N. San Fernando Bl, Burbank, between Olive and Orange Grove. Phone: (818) 848-4726. Or meet at 1:00 PM at the museum.
Directions to Granville: From I-5, exit Olive Ave and head East. Turn left on San Fernando. The restaurant is on your left. To reach the museum (from I-5 or from Granville), head West on Olive. Continue past Victory Blvd, turn right on Lomita St., then left on Clark Ave. Park in the “Burbank Little Theater / Creative Arts Center” lot on your left.
For more information, contact Steve Simmons (see member directory for phone, or use the Contact Page).
APRIL 14: (Unofficial Event) Queen’s English British Car Show
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy one of the better British car shows in the area. Non-judged, and includes an auto jumble. Located at Woodley Park in Van Nuys. See www.queens-english.org for more information.
APRIL 23: General Meeting
“Racing by Sail”
TCMG member Phil Toth will be speaking on sailboat racing and his business manufacturing custom racing sails. Can sailboats travel faster than a TC? Will adding a sail to your car improve fuel economy? Be there to find out!
May 25: Santa Susana Mountains Historical Tour
Enjoy a multi-part driving tour of the scenic Santa Susana Mountains and learn about the early pioneering history of the region. See sights including:
- Santa Susana Train Depot and Museum, built in 1903. Fully restored as a museum of not only train-related material, from small artifacts to rail cycles, but also with the rich history of film-making in the area. Countless westerns were made here back in the old days. Also see a HUGE, working model train room plus videos on train history.
- Pioneer Church. Built in 1903 and expanded in the 1920′s, this picturesque church has been in continual use for most of its years.
- Minnie Hill Palmer House and gardens. Built in 1911, this is the last remaining homestead cottage in the San Fernando Valley. Small museum on site near the cottage.
- Views of the original 1800′s stagecoach road through the Santa Susana pass.
- Santa Fe train tunnels (built 1900-1904, still in use) traveling underneath the mountains.
- …and other historic sights along the route!
Overall driving distance is minimal, and entirely on side roads. Details on meeting time and place will be announced when they are finalized. Lunch will follow the event.
More details to come.
Watch this space!
May 28: General Meeting
“Drive Your Other Car”
NOTE 7PM START TIME! Bring an interesting vehicle that your fellow club members haven’t seen. Or just bring your TC if you prefer. There will be a parking lot show before the official meeting, followed by snacks and chat about the iron parked outside. Previous years have seen some great cars show up, so don’t miss out! An unofficial dinner will precede the event. Watch this space for details.
JUNE 14-16: San Diego Double Day
TCMG president Gorden Bundy will host a weekend getaway in Fallbrook, CA. The event starts on Friday with a tour of a wooden runabout restoration facility, followed by a group dinner. For Saturday’s main event we will attend the semi-annual Vista Antique Tractor Museum “threshing bee”. There will be lots of activity with a parade including the big steam traction engines. Saturday night will be spent at a banquet dinner in a local restaurant. Sunday morning is scheduled for a TC line up and good-byes after breakfast. More information will be posted as it becomes available. You can also contact Gorden Bundy (host) or Steve Simmons (events chair) by using the Contact Page.
JUNE 25: General Meeting / Annual Henkels Picnic
(Note Remote Location)
Meet at Henkels’ home at 7:00 PM and bring a picnic dinner. Additional information will be printed in upcoming newsletters.
JULY 23 : General Meeting
AUGUST 18: Disney Exhibit / Travel Town (date and details not yet confirmed)
Member Larry Einhorn is hosting an event everyone will love – old machines and food! Take a drive to Travel Town to see “Walt Disney Express”. The exhibit is housed in Walt Disney’s original workshop barn and includes photography, animation sketches, cells and some of Walt Disney’s personal train-related artifacts. Also tour the many amazing antique trains in the park before departing on a tour to our host’s home for a Chicago hot dog lunch right from his genuine New York hot dog cart. This is an event the whole family will enjoy!
Date subject to change so watch this space for updates. More details will be posted as they become available.
AUGUST 27: General Meeting
SEPTEMBER: TCMG / ARR Conclave
Late September. Date and details will be posted as they become available.
SEPTEMBER 24: General Meeting
Movie Night at the Simon Auto Museum. Date subject to change. Watch this space for additional details.
OCTOBER 22: General Meeting
“Halloween Meeting & Potluck Dinner”
- Halloween games (details soon!)
- Lasagna Dinner and Pot Luck
- Nominations for 2014 Board
NOTE 7PM START!!! Lasagna is provided by club. Please see flyer (will arrive by mail) for RSVP and side dish info.
OCTOBER 28 – November 1: GoF West 2013
Taking place in Carefree, Arizona. See: http://www.gofwest.com for details.
November 26: General Meeting
DECEMBER: 8: Annual Meeting / TCMG Holiday Party
Our 2013 holiday party will be held on Sunday, December 8 at Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City. Doors open at 6:30 PM. For those who bought raffle tickets at our monthly meetings this year, you will be automatically entered in a drawing for a $100 prize! The more tickets you bought, the better your chances of winning. You must be present to win.