Late June

club-news

TCMG Loses Long-Time Member

We were deeply saddened to learn that long-time TCMG member Bob McKarney passed away on May 2.  His good friend Stan Belland broke the news to us and had this to say:

“Today, May 2, 2017 I lost my dearest friend – Bob McKarney.  He died peacefully this morning after a long, always cheerful battle with emphysema. I will miss him grievously and I’m sure all of you who knew him will too.  He brought me into the club, but other than that, he served the TCMG greatly for many years. He was as quirky, eccentric and fun as the cars we drive, but more comfortable and dependable. I don’t know yet what Nancy has planned, but St. Peter just put on the Willie Nelson music.

Conclave Dates Announced

The 61st Annual Conclave of the TC Motoring Guild and Abingdon Rough Riders will be held Saturday through Monday, October 7-9, 2017 in Morro Bay.  Our host hotel is the recently renovated Inn at Morro Bay.  See the Calendar Page for further details.

New Regalia Items and Clearance Sales

New for May 2017: TCMG Embroidered Ball Caps!  Available in two styles – Modern or Vintage.

Clearance Sale: Certain TCMG T-Shirts are currently being offered at discounted prices.

See the Regalia Page for details on these items.

 

meetings

The much anticipated Summer Picnic Meeting at the Henkels home returns on June 27!  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.

May Recap: 20 members were present for our May meeting, with two TCs driven by Loe and Simmons.  Our thanks to Sandra Loe for a fascinating presentation!

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

events

Where the heck is Somis?!?  Find out on June 25 by joining us on a Somis Safari!  Visit the Nut House!  Journey back to the early 1900’s!  Have a Berry Good Time!

Our June tour will take us to the small farming town of Somis for a variety of activities.  Our first stop is a small farm store, family owned and run for 58 years!  Here you will find all kinds of nuts and nut-related foods in a charming old wood building.

Next we cruise by a hardware store opened in 1912 and now on its third generation in the same family.  In fact it’s the oldest continuously operating hardware store, owned by the same family, in the county.  It was rebuilt in 1926 after a fire, and parts of the store and inventory haven’t changed much since then!

Our last stop on the tour is at a roadside fruit stand where you can not only buy all kinds of farm fresh fruits and berries, but you can pick your own by grabbing a basket and walking the berry trail!  This is a great event for young and old alike so bring the kids!  And don’t forget to bring your TC to fully enjoy the old back roads we will take to get there.

Watch for a flyer in the mail (or see the July newsletter) for details on meeting time and location.

May Recap: 18 members and guests attended our Big Bear Weekend in May.  Three TCs were present driven by Simmons, Loe and Einhorn (display only).  Special thanks to Malcolm Buckeridge for spearheading the event and hosting us at his home on Friday evening!

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

newsletter

The July Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

 

web-site

No news to report at this time.

 

web-site

April 27: Updated page for Richard and Sandra Loe with new TC information.

March 28: New page added to the History Page about our trip to big bear in 1959.

February 25: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

January 19: New content added to the Links Page.

January 19: New content added to the Links Page.

December 17: New items added to the Regalia Page.

December 12: New page added for 2016 Sargent Award Results.

November 27: New article added to “Period Pieces” on the History Page.

November 27: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

October 30: New page added for 1968 TCMG / ARR Conclave

October 29: New page added entitled TCMG Regalia History

October 23: New items added to the Regalia Page.

October 15: Added new page for Steve & Tootie Poteet.

October 12: Added new page for 2016 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

September 20: New items added to the Regalia Page.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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Early June

club-news

TCMG Loses Long-Time Member

We were deeply saddened to learn that long-time TCMG member Bob McKarney passed away on May 2.  His good friend Stan Belland broke the news to us and had this to say:

“Today, May 2, 2017 I lost my dearest friend – Bob McKarney.  He died peacefully this morning after a long, always cheerful battle with emphysema. I will miss him grievously and I’m sure all of you who knew him will too.  He brought me into the club, but other than that, he served the TCMG greatly for many years. He was as quirky, eccentric and fun as the cars we drive, but more comfortable and dependable. I don’t know yet what Nancy has planned, but St. Peter just put on the Willie Nelson music.”

After 59 years, New Meeting Location Announced

TC Motoring Guild has held its monthly meetings in the same room for the past 59 years.  Sadly, the building has been sold and our last meeting at this location was held on March 28.  An exhausting search was conducted for a new location that is centrally located to the majority of our active members and caters to our needs.  The chosen location is in Studio City.  Information about this new location can be found by clicking the “About TCMG” tab at the top of the screen and selecting “Monthly Meetings”.  Be sure to attend the next meeting at our new home, and bring a TC if you can!

Tech Session June 17

A tech session will be held on Saturday, June 17 at Steve and Linda Simmons’ garage.  The topic of this session will be “TC King Pin Replacement”.  We will go through the process of replacing king pins and bushings, reaming, shimming and everything else involved to complete the process.  Those planning to attend should contact Steve by either email or phone, for details on meeting time, etc.

New Regalia Items and Clearance Sales

New for May 2017: TCMG Embroidered Ball Caps!  Available in two styles – Modern or Vintage.

Clearance Sale: Certain TCMG T-Shirts are currently being offered at discounted prices.

See the Regalia Page for details on these items

Member Video

TCMG member Charlie Williams of Redding, California made this wonderful video of his local area.  We hope this virtual tour with Charlie and TC6126 will inspire you to fire up your own TC and take a similar day trip!

Charlie writes: “I read with envy in each TC Motoring Guild issue about the neat rides those of you in Southern Ca enjoy together and it got me thinking.  Perhaps there is a way I could share one of my drives with all of you.  So, last Sunday I attached some of my video equipment to the car and set off on one of my jaunts.  Hope you enjoy the ride.”

Hint: After playing, click the full screen icon at the bottom right of the video for better viewing.

Poppy Tour Video

TCMG member Jim Crandall just sent this video he created of our recent tour to the California Poppy fields in Lancaster.  Although Jim didn’t have his TC with him on this event, he was able to capture the fun through his video camera, and included some still shots as well as a brief shot from the cockpit of the Simmons TC on a dirt track through the desert.

Hint: After playing, click the full screen icon at the bottom right of the video for better viewing.

 

meetings

The much anticipated Summer Picnic Meeting at the Henkels home returns on June 27!  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.

May Recap: 20 members were present for our May meeting, with two TCs driven by Loe and Simmons.  Our thanks to Sandra Loe for a fascinating presentation!

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

events

Where the heck is Somis?!?  Find out on June 25 by joining us on a Somis Safari!  Visit the Nut House!  Journey back to the early 1900’s!  Have a Berry Good Time!

Our June tour will take us to the small farming town of Somis for a variety of activities.  Our first stop is a small farm store, family owned and run for 58 years!  Here you will find all kinds of nuts and nut-related foods in a charming old wood building.

Next we cruise by a hardware store opened in 1912 and now on its third generation in the same family.  In fact it’s the oldest continuously operating hardware store, owned by the same family, in the county.  It was rebuilt in 1926 after a fire, and parts of the store and inventory haven’t changed much since then!

Our last stop on the tour is at a roadside fruit stand where you can not only buy all kinds of farm fresh fruits and berries, but you can pick your own by grabbing a basket and walking the berry trail!  This is a great event for young and old alike so bring the kids!  And don’t forget to bring your TC to fully enjoy the old back roads we will take to get there.

Watch for a flyer in the mail (or see the July newsletter) for details on meeting time and location.

May Recap: 18 members and guests attended our Big Bear Weekend in May.  Three TCs were present driven by Simmons, Loe and Einhorn (display only).  Special thanks to Malcolm Buckeridge for spearheading the event and hosting us at his home on Friday evening!

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

newsletter

The June Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

 

web-site

No news to report at this time.

 

web-site

April 27: Updated page for Richard and Sandra Loe with new TC information.

March 28: New page added to the History Page about our trip to big bear in 1959.

February 25: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

January 19: New content added to the Links Page.

January 19: New content added to the Links Page.

December 17: New items added to the Regalia Page.

December 12: New page added for 2016 Sargent Award Results.

November 27: New article added to “Period Pieces” on the History Page.

November 27: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

October 30: New page added for 1968 TCMG / ARR Conclave

October 29: New page added entitled TCMG Regalia History

October 23: New items added to the Regalia Page.

October 15: Added new page for Steve & Tootie Poteet.

October 12: Added new page for 2016 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

September 20: New items added to the Regalia Page.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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Late May

club-news

TCMG Loses Long-Time Member

We were deeply saddened to learn that long-time TCMG member Bob McKarney passed away on May 2.  His good friend Stan Belland broke the news to us and had this to say:

“Today, May 2, 2017 I lost my dearest friend – Bob McKarney.  He died peacefully this morning after a long, always cheerful battle with emphysema. I will miss him grievously and I’m sure all of you who knew him will too.  He brought me into the club, but other than that, he served the TCMG greatly for many years. He was as quirky, eccentric and fun as the cars we drive, but more comfortable and dependable. I don’t know yet what Nancy has planned, but St. Peter just put on the Willie Nelson music.”

After 59 years, New Meeting Location Announced

TC Motoring Guild has held its monthly meetings in the same room for the past 59 years.  Sadly, the building has been sold and our last meeting at this location was held on March 28.  An exhausting search was conducted for a new location that is centrally located to the majority of our active members and caters to our needs.  The chosen location is in Studio City.  Information about this new location can be found by clicking the “About TCMG” tab at the top of the screen and selecting “Monthly Meetings”.  Be sure to attend the next meeting at our new home, and bring a TC if you can!

Big Bear Weekend Event Announced for May

58 Years after our last weekend outing to Big Bear, TC Motoring Guild returns to this beautiful lake for a fun-filled 3-day adventure!  Book your room early for best availability.  See the Calendar Page for more details.

New Regalia Items and Clearance Sales

New for May 2017: TCMG Embroidered Ball Caps!  Available in two styles – Modern or Vintage.

Clearance Sale: Certain TCMG T-Shirts are currently being offered at discounted prices.

See the Regalia Page for details on these items

Member Video

TCMG member Charlie Williams of Redding, California made this wonderful video of his local area.  We hope this virtual tour with Charlie and TC6126 will inspire you to fire up your own TC and take a similar day trip!

Charlie writes: “I read with envy in each TC Motoring Guild issue about the neat rides those of you in Southern Ca enjoy together and it got me thinking.  Perhaps there is a way I could share one of my drives with all of you.  So, last Sunday I attached some of my video equipment to the car and set off on one of my jaunts.  Hope you enjoy the ride.”

Hint: After playing, click the full screen icon at the bottom right of the video for better viewing.

Poppy Tour Video

TCMG member Jim Crandall just sent this video he created of our recent tour to the California Poppy fields in Lancaster.  Although Jim didn’t have his TC with him on this event, he was able to capture the fun through his video camera, and included some still shots as well as a brief shot from the cockpit of the Simmons TC on a dirt track through the desert.

Hint: After playing, click the full screen icon at the bottom right of the video for better viewing.

 

meetings

Our next monthly meeting will be held on May 23rd at our new location in Studio City.  Our evening program will be a special presentation by TCMG member Sandra Loe on a form of artistry you may not have seen before!

“Gourds – the who, what, where, why, when, how, and how much in 30 minutes or less.  I will fill you in on the history, types, uses, and techniques for decorating gourds.  Don’t miss learning everything you need to know about this plant that has been around since prehistoric time.  If you are a doodler then you have the creative ability for this craft and there may be a new hobby in your future.”

April Recap: 25 members and guests were present for our first meeting at our new home in Studio City.  Four TCs were present driven by Loe, Simmons, Hanes and Einhorn, plus an MGA driven by Linda Simmons.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

events

58 Years after our last weekend outing to Big Bear, TC Motoring Guild returns to this beautiful lake for a fun-filled 3-day adventure!  This May, join us for a special weekend event at Big Bear Lake.  For the adventurous, a tour is being planned through the San Gabriel Mountains to reach Big Bear, with a lunch stop in Wrightwood.  Friday night is an “on your own” dinner as you explore Big Bear Village’s shops and restaurants.  Afternoon activities are being planned for Saturday including a driving tour of the area.  Saturday night will feature a group dinner, and after a lineup photo on Sunday morning we depart for home.  Additional details about the various activities for the weekend will be announced as soon as they are available.  Don’t miss this event!

To reserve your room at our host hotel, The Lodge at Big Bear Lake, you can go through their web site or you may call directly.  Rooms are available at a special discounted rate of only $129 per night for one King or two Queen beds with fireplace or balcony.  Once you register, please notify our events coordinator Steve Simmons by phone or email so we can put you on the list for caravan details, as well as plan our group dinners.

To register by phone, call (909) 866-3121.  Tell them you are with TC Motoring Guild to receive the discounted rate.

To reserve online, CLICK HERE (nla) and select your dates (Check in May 26 / Check out May 28).

To read about the last time the club vacationed at Big Bear Lake, click here!

April Recap: 25 members and guests attended the Wildflower Tour.  Four TCs were present, driven by Simmons, Loe, Hanes and Ellis.  Be sure to watch Jim Crandall’s video of the event!

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

newsletter

The June Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

 

web-site

No news to report at this time.

 

web-site

April 27: Updated page for Richard and Sandra Loe with new TC information.

March 28: New page added to the History Page about our trip to big bear in 1959.

February 25: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

January 19: New content added to the Links Page.

January 19: New content added to the Links Page.

December 17: New items added to the Regalia Page.

December 12: New page added for 2016 Sargent Award Results.

November 27: New article added to “Period Pieces” on the History Page.

November 27: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

October 30: New page added for 1968 TCMG / ARR Conclave

October 29: New page added entitled TCMG Regalia History

October 23: New items added to the Regalia Page.

October 15: Added new page for Steve & Tootie Poteet.

October 12: Added new page for 2016 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

September 20: New items added to the Regalia Page.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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Early May

club-news

TCMG Loses Long-Time Member

We were deeply saddened to learn that long-time TCMG member Bob McKarney passed away on May 2.  His good friend Stan Belland broke the news to us and had this to say:

“Today, May 2, 2017 I lost my dearest friend – Bob McKarney.  He died peacefully this morning after a long, always cheerful battle with emphysema. I will miss him grievously and I’m sure all of you who knew him will too.  He brought me into the club, but other than that, he served the TCMG greatly for many years. He was as quirky, eccentric and fun as the cars we drive, but more comfortable and dependable. I don’t know yet what Nancy has planned, but St. Peter just put on the Willie Nelson music.”

After 59 years, New Meeting Location Announced

TC Motoring Guild has held its monthly meetings in the same room for the past 59 years.  Sadly, the building has been sold and our last meeting at this location was held on March 28.  An exhausting search was conducted for a new location that is centrally located to the majority of our active members and caters to our needs.  The chosen location is in Studio City.  Information about this new location can be found by clicking the “About TCMG” tab at the top of the screen and selecting “Monthly Meetings”.  Be sure to attend the next meeting at our new home, and bring a TC if you can!

Big Bear Weekend Event Announced for May

58 Years after our last weekend outing to Big Bear, TC Motoring Guild returns to this beautiful lake for a fun-filled 3-day adventure!  Book your room early for best availability.  See the Calendar Page for more details.

New Regalia Items and Clearance Sales

New for May 2017: TCMG Embroidered Ball Caps!  Available in two styles – Modern or Vintage.

Clearance Sale: Certain TCMG T-Shirts are currently being offered at discounted prices.

See the Regalia Page for details on these items

Member Video

TCMG member Charlie Williams of Redding, California made this wonderful video of his local area.  We hope this virtual tour with Charlie and TC6126 will inspire you to fire up your own TC and take a similar day trip!

Charlie writes: “I read with envy in each TC Motoring Guild issue about the neat rides those of you in Southern Ca enjoy together and it got me thinking.  Perhaps there is a way I could share one of my drives with all of you.  So, last Sunday I attached some of my video equipment to the car and set off on one of my jaunts.  Hope you enjoy the ride.”

Hint: After playing, click the full screen icon at the bottom right of the video for better viewing.

Poppy Tour Video

TCMG member Jim Crandall just sent this video he created of our recent tour to the California Poppy fields in Lancaster.  Although Jim didn’t have his TC with him on this event, he was able to capture the fun through his video camera, and included some still shots as well as a brief shot from the cockpit of the Simmons TC on a dirt track through the desert.

Hint: After playing, click the full screen icon at the bottom right of the video for better viewing.

 

meetings

Our next monthly meeting will be held on May 23rd at our new location in Studio City.  Our evening program will be a special presentation by TCMG member Sandra Loe on a form of artistry you may not have seen before!

“Gourds – the who, what, where, why, when, how, and how much in 30 minutes or less.  I will fill you in on the history, types, uses, and techniques for decorating gourds.  Don’t miss learning everything you need to know about this plant that has been around since prehistoric time.  If you are a doodler then you have the creative ability for this craft and there may be a new hobby in your future.”

April Recap: 25 members and guests were present for our first meeting at our new home in Studio City.  Four TCs were present driven by Loe, Simmons, Hanes and Einhorn, plus an MGA driven by Linda Simmons.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

events

58 Years after our last weekend outing to Big Bear, TC Motoring Guild returns to this beautiful lake for a fun-filled 3-day adventure!  This May, join us for a special weekend event at Big Bear Lake.  For the adventurous, a tour is being planned through the San Gabriel Mountains to reach Big Bear, with a lunch stop in Wrightwood.  Friday night is an “on your own” dinner as you explore Big Bear Village’s shops and restaurants.  Afternoon activities are being planned for Saturday including a driving tour of the area.  Saturday night will feature a group dinner, and after a lineup photo on Sunday morning we depart for home.  Additional details about the various activities for the weekend will be announced as soon as they are available.  Don’t miss this event!

To reserve your room at our host hotel, The Lodge at Big Bear Lake, you can go through their web site or you may call directly.  Rooms are available at a special discounted rate of only $129 per night for one King or two Queen beds with fireplace or balcony.  Once you register, please notify our events coordinator Steve Simmons by phone or email so we can put you on the list for caravan details, as well as plan our group dinners.

To register by phone, call (909) 866-3121.  Tell them you are with TC Motoring Guild to receive the discounted rate.

To reserve online, CLICK HERE (nla) and select your dates (Check in May 26 / Check out May 28).

To read about the last time the club vacationed at Big Bear Lake, click here!

April Recap: 25 members and guests attended the Wildflower Tour.  Four TCs were present, driven by Simmons, Loe, Hanes and Ellis.  Be sure to watch Jim Crandall’s video of the event!

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

newsletter

The May Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

 

web-site

No news to report at this time.

 

web-site

April 27: Updated page for Richard and Sandra Loe with new TC information.

March 28: New page added to the History Page about our trip to big bear in 1959.

February 25: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

January 19: New content added to the Links Page.

January 19: New content added to the Links Page.

December 17: New items added to the Regalia Page.

December 12: New page added for 2016 Sargent Award Results.

November 27: New article added to “Period Pieces” on the History Page.

November 27: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

October 30: New page added for 1968 TCMG / ARR Conclave

October 29: New page added entitled TCMG Regalia History

October 23: New items added to the Regalia Page.

October 15: Added new page for Steve & Tootie Poteet.

October 12: Added new page for 2016 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

September 20: New items added to the Regalia Page.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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Late April

club-news

After 59 years, New Meeting Location Announced

TC Motoring Guild has held its monthly meetings in the same room for the past 59 years.  Sadly, the building has been sold and our last meeting at this location was held on March 28.  An exhausting search was conducted for a new location that is centrally located to the majority of our active members and caters to our needs.  The chosen location is in Studio City.  Information about this new location can be found by clicking the “About TCMG” tab at the top of the screen and selecting “Monthly Meetings”.  Be sure to attend our first meeting at our new home, and bring a TC if you can!

Big Bear Weekend Event Announced for May

58 Years after our last weekend outing to Big Bear, TC Motoring Guild returns to this beautiful lake for a fun-filled 3-day adventure!  Book your room early for best availability.  See the Calendar Page for more details.

Regalia Clearance

Certain TCMG T-Shirts are currently being offered at discounted prices.  See the Regalia Page for details.

Member Video

TCMG member Charlie Williams of Redding, California made this wonderful video of his local area.  We hope this virtual tour with Charlie and TC6126 will inspire you to fire up your own TC and take a similar day trip!

Charlie writes: “I read with envy in each TC Motoring Guild issue about the neat rides those of you in Southern Ca enjoy together and it got me thinking.  Perhaps there is a way I could share one of my drives with all of you.  So, last Sunday I attached some of my video equipment to the car and set off on one of my jaunts.  Hope you enjoy the ride.”

Hint: After playing, click the full screen icon at the bottom right of the video for better viewing.

Poppy Tour Video

TCMG member Jim Crandall just sent this video he created of our recent tour to the California Poppy fields in Lancaster.  Although Jim didn’t have his TC with him on this event, he was able to capture the fun through his video camera, and included some still shots as well as a brief shot from the cockpit of the Simmons TC on a dirt track through the desert.

Hint: After playing, click the full screen icon at the bottom right of the video for better viewing.

 

meetings

April 25th is a big night for TC Motoring Guild!  We have several items planned for the night including:

NEW MEETING LOCATION:  On this very special night, TC Motoring Guild members will gather at our new home for the first time in 59 years!  Please be a part of this special night and if possible bring your TC!  Our new hosts are excited to have us so lets give them a real show of classic iron.  For directions and information on our new meeting room, click here.

PREVIEW MIKE SHERRELL’S NEW BOOK:  Steve Simmons will be bringing an advance copy of the long-anticipated sequel to “TC’s Forever!” (the bible of TC ownership) entitled “TC’s Forever More!”.  This book, set for official release in May, is an essential piece of literature for the true TC enthusiast.  This is your chance to view the book early and see why you need to order one!

ALL THINGS NEW: For our main program, 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!

Watch for a flyer in the mail with further details.  Contact Steve Simmons or Curt Sorensen with any questions or special needs.

March Recap: The last meeting in the Montrose location was held on March 28.  A large group turned out to say goodbye to our home of 59 years, including two TCs driven by Simmons and Loe.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

events

58 Years after our last weekend outing to Big Bear, TC Motoring Guild returns to this beautiful lake for a fun-filled 3-day adventure!  This May, join us for a special weekend event at Big Bear Lake.  For the adventurous, a tour is being planned through the San Gabriel Mountains to reach Big Bear, with a lunch stop in Wrightwood.  Friday night is an “on your own” dinner as you explore Big Bear Village’s shops and restaurants.  Afternoon activities are being planned for Saturday including a driving tour of the area.  Saturday night will feature a group dinner, and after a lineup photo on Sunday morning we depart for home.  Additional details about the various activities for the weekend will be announced as soon as they are available.  Don’t miss this event!

To reserve your room at our host hotel, The Lodge at Big Bear Lake, you can go through their web site or you may call directly.  Rooms are available at a special discounted rate of only $129 per night for one King or two Queen beds with fireplace or balcony.  Once you register, please notify our events coordinator Steve Simmons by phone or email so we can put you on the list for caravan details, as well as plan our group dinners.

To register by phone, call (909) 866-3121.  Tell them you are with TC Motoring Guild to receive the discounted rate.

To reserve online, CLICK HERE (nla) and select your dates (Check in May 26 / Check out May 28).

To read about the last time the club vacationed at Big Bear Lake, click here!

April Recap: 25 members and guests attended the Wildflower Tour.  Four TCs were present, driven by Simmons, Loe, Hanes and Ellis.  Be sure to watch Jim Crandall’s video of the event!

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

newsletter

The May Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

 

web-site

Welcome to Moose Stovall of Clifton, Texas!

Welcome back to Gene Olson!

 

web-site

March 28: New page added to the History Page about our trip to big bear in 1959.

February 25: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

January 19: New content added to the Links Page.

January 19: New content added to the Links Page.

December 17: New items added to the Regalia Page.

December 12: New page added for 2016 Sargent Award Results.

November 27: New article added to “Period Pieces” on the History Page.

November 27: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

October 30: New page added for 1968 TCMG / ARR Conclave

October 29: New page added entitled TCMG Regalia History

October 23: New items added to the Regalia Page.

October 15: Added new page for Steve & Tootie Poteet.

October 12: Added new page for 2016 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

September 20: New items added to the Regalia Page.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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Early April

club-news

After 59 years, New Meeting Location Announced

TC Motoring Guild has held its monthly meetings in the same room for the past 59 years.  Sadly, the building has been sold and our last meeting at this location was held on March 28.  An exhausting search was conducted for a new location that is centrally located to the majority of our active members and caters to our needs.  The chosen location is in Studio City.  Information about this new location can be found by clicking the “About TCMG” tab at the top of the screen and selecting “Monthly Meetings”.  Be sure to attend our first meeting at our new home, and bring a TC if you can!

Big Bear Weekend Event Announced for May

58 Years after our last weekend outing to Big Bear, TC Motoring Guild returns to this beautiful lake for a fun-filled 3-day adventure!  Book your room early for best availability.  See the Calendar Page for more details.

Regalia Clearance

Certain TCMG T-Shirts are currently being offered at discounted prices.  See the Regalia Page for details.

Member Video

TCMG member Charlie Williams of Redding, California made this wonderful video of his local area.  We hope this virtual tour with Charlie and TC6126 will inspire you to fire up your own TC and take a similar day trip!

Charlie writes: “I read with envy in each TC Motoring Guild issue about the neat rides those of you in Southern Ca enjoy together and it got me thinking.  Perhaps there is a way I could share one of my drives with all of you.  So, last Sunday I attached some of my video equipment to the car and set off on one of my jaunts.  Hope you enjoy the ride.”

Hint: After playing, click the full screen icon at the bottom right of the video for better viewing.

Poppy Tour Video

TCMG member Jim Crandall just sent this video he created of our recent tour to the California Poppy fields in Lancaster.  Although Jim didn’t have his TC with him on this event, he was able to capture the fun through his video camera, and included some still shots as well as a brief shot from the cockpit of the Simmons TC on a dirt track through the desert.

Hint: After playing, click the full screen icon at the bottom right of the video for better viewing.

 

meetings

April 25th is a big night for TC Motoring Guild!  We have several items planned for the night including:

NEW MEETING LOCATION:  On this very special night, TC Motoring Guild members will gather at our new home for the first time in 59 years!  Please be a part of this special night and if possible bring your TC!  Our new hosts are excited to have us so lets give them a real show of classic iron.  For directions and information on our new meeting room, click here.

PREVIEW MIKE SHERRELL’S NEW BOOK:  Steve Simmons will be bringing an advance copy of the long-anticipated sequel to “TC’s Forever!” (the bible of TC ownership) entitled “TC’s Forever More!”.  This book, set for official release in May, is an essential piece of literature for the true TC enthusiast.  This is your chance to view the book early and see why you need to order one!

ALL THINGS NEW: For our main program, 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!

Watch for a flyer in the mail with further details.  Contact Steve Simmons or Curt Sorensen with any questions or special needs.

March Recap: The last meeting in the Montrose location was held on March 28.  A large group turned out to say goodbye to our home of 59 years, including two TCs driven by Simmons and Loe.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

events

58 Years after our last weekend outing to Big Bear, TC Motoring Guild returns to this beautiful lake for a fun-filled 3-day adventure!  This May, join us for a special weekend event at Big Bear Lake.  For the adventurous, a tour is being planned through the San Gabriel Mountains to reach Big Bear, with a lunch stop in Wrightwood.  Friday night is an “on your own” dinner as you explore Big Bear Village’s shops and restaurants.  Afternoon activities are being planned for Saturday including a driving tour of the area.  Saturday night will feature a group dinner, and after a lineup photo on Sunday morning we depart for home.  Additional details about the various activities for the weekend will be announced as soon as they are available.  Don’t miss this event!

To reserve your room at our host hotel, The Lodge at Big Bear Lake, you can go through their web site or you may call directly.  Rooms are available at a special discounted rate of only $129 per night for one King or two Queen beds with fireplace or balcony.  Once you register, please notify our events coordinator Steve Simmons by phone or email so we can put you on the list for caravan details, as well as plan our group dinners.

To register by phone, call (909) 866-3121.  Tell them you are with TC Motoring Guild to receive the discounted rate.

To reserve online, CLICK HERE (nla) and select your dates (Check in May 26 / Check out May 28).

To read about the last time the club vacationed at Big Bear Lake, click here!

April Recap: 25 members and guests attended the Wildflower Tour.  Four TCs were present, driven by Simmons, Loe, Hanes and Ellis.  Be sure to watch Jim Crandall’s video of the event!

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

newsletter

The April Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

 

web-site

Welcome to Moose Stovall of Clifton, Texas!

Welcome back to Gene Olson!

 

web-site

March 28: New page added to the History Page about our trip to big bear in 1959.

February 25: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

January 19: New content added to the Links Page.

January 19: New content added to the Links Page.

December 17: New items added to the Regalia Page.

December 12: New page added for 2016 Sargent Award Results.

November 27: New article added to “Period Pieces” on the History Page.

November 27: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

October 30: New page added for 1968 TCMG / ARR Conclave

October 29: New page added entitled TCMG Regalia History

October 23: New items added to the Regalia Page.

October 15: Added new page for Steve & Tootie Poteet.

October 12: Added new page for 2016 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

September 20: New items added to the Regalia Page.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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Late March

club-news

After 59 years, New Meeting Location To Be Announced

TC Motoring Guild has held its monthly meetings in the same room for the past 59 years.  Sadly, the building is being sold and our last meeting at this location will be held on March 28.  A new location is being sought and will be announced as soon as it is confirmed.  Be sure to attend the March meeting to witness the end of this incredible run, spanning seven decades! (1958-2017)

Big Bear Weekend Event Announced for May

58 Years after our last weekend outing to Big Bear, TC Motoring Guild returns to this beautiful lake for a fun-filled 3-day adventure!  Book your room early for best availability.  See the Calendar Page for more details.

New Regalia Items!

By popular demand, we now have in stock long-sleeve “Modern Style” shirts!  See the Regalia Page for more information.

Regalia Clearance Sale!

Certain TCMG T-Shirts are currently being offered at discounted prices.  See the Regalia Page for details.

TCMG Now Accepting Online Payments

TC Motoring Guild has taken another step into the modern age by offering convenient online payment of membership dues and other items. New members can use our handy Online Application, and existing members can jump straight to the Membership Renewal Page where dues can be renewed through PayPal. Instant payment with no pens or stamps required!

 

meetings

 

Four Banks, One Club, 59 Years.  This will be the topic of our next monthly meeting on March 28.  After 59 years, this will be our last meeting in this room.  Come celebrate the end of our nearly 6-decade run meeting at this location!  Hear stories about the time we’ve spent here, see photos of the olden days, and learn about our new meeting location that will host the April meeting.  Don’t miss this very special and historic night!

February Recap: Our M.G. Films night was a crowd hit!  A single TC braved the chilly weather, driven by Richard Loe.  Thanks to Linda Simmons for a wonderful spread of tasty treats.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

events

 

After a few dry years, the flowers are once again blooming with gusto in the California Deserts!  This of course means that our traditional Joe Douglass Wildflower Tour returns for 2017! On April 1st, Enjoy a scenic drive to the Antelope Valley for a drive through the famous California Poppy Reserve. Blooms of all types, not just poppies, make this an annual favorite.  See the April newsletter for meeting time and location, or watch for a flyer in the mail.

March Recap: 16 members and guests attended the Lame Duk Kup event.  Three TCs were present, driven by Loe, Hanes and Simmons.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

newsletter

The April Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

 

web-site

Welcome to Moose Stovall of Clifton, Texas!

Welcome back to Gene Olson!

 

web-site

March 28: New page added to the History Page about our trip to big bear in 1959.

February 25: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

January 19: New content added to the Links Page.

January 19: New content added to the Links Page.

December 17: New items added to the Regalia Page.

December 12: New page added for 2016 Sargent Award Results.

November 27: New article added to “Period Pieces” on the History Page.

November 27: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

October 30: New page added for 1968 TCMG / ARR Conclave

October 29: New page added entitled TCMG Regalia History

October 23: New items added to the Regalia Page.

October 15: Added new page for Steve & Tootie Poteet.

October 12: Added new page for 2016 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

September 20: New items added to the Regalia Page.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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Early March

club-news

After 59 years, New Meeting Location To Be Announced

TC Motoring Guild has held its monthly meetings in the same room for the past 59 years.  Sadly, the building is being sold and our last meeting at this location will be held on March 28.  A new location is being sought and will be announced as soon as it is confirmed.  Be sure to attend the March meeting to witness the end of this incredible run, spanning seven decades! (1958-2017)

Big Bear Weekend Event Announced for May

58 Years after our last weekend outing to Big Bear, TC Motoring Guild returns to this beautiful lake for a fun-filled 3-day adventure!  Book your room early for best availability.  See the Calendar Page for more details.

New Regalia Items!

By popular demand, we now have in stock long-sleeve “Modern Style” shirts!  See the Regalia Page for more information.

Regalia Clearance Sale!

Certain TCMG T-Shirts are currently being offered at discounted prices.  See the Regalia Page for details.

TCMG Now Accepting Online Payments

TC Motoring Guild has taken another step into the modern age by offering convenient online payment of membership dues and other items. New members can use our handy Online Application, and existing members can jump straight to the Membership Renewal Page where dues can be renewed through PayPal. Instant payment with no pens or stamps required!

 

meetings

 

Our next monthly meeting will be held on March 28.  The night’s program is still being worked on but note that after 59 years, this will be our last meeting in this room!  Come celebrate the end of our nearly 6-decade run meeting at this location!

February Recap: Our M.G. Films night was a crowd hit!  A single TC braved the chilly weather, driven by Richard Loe.  Thanks to Linda Simmons for a wonderful spread of tasty treats.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

events

 

On Sunday, March 12, enjoy a tour of Leonis Adobe, a 165-year-old historic ranch estate located in Calabasas.  A scenic drive will precede the tour, ending at Leonis Adobe.  The tour cost is $6 per person.  Lunch will follow the tour at a nearby restaurant.

Watch for a flyer in the mail with further details on meeting time and location, or see the March newsletter.

February Recap: 28 members and guests attended the Lame Duk Kup event.  Three TCs were present, two driven in the rally by Loe and Appell and one displayed by Spindler, plus a spattering of other classics (MGB GT, Renault, Alfa Romeo).  Many thanks to the Spindler team for putting on a wonderful lunch and opening their shop and home to the club!

 

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

newsletter

The March Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

 

web-site

Welcome to Moose Stovall of Clifton, Texas!

Welcome back to Gene Olson!

 

web-site

February 25: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

January 19: New content added to the Links Page.

January 19: New content added to the Links Page.

December 17: New items added to the Regalia Page.

December 12: New page added for 2016 Sargent Award Results.

November 27: New article added to “Period Pieces” on the History Page.

November 27: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

October 30: New page added for 1968 TCMG / ARR Conclave

October 29: New page added entitled TCMG Regalia History

October 23: New items added to the Regalia Page.

October 15: Added new page for Steve & Tootie Poteet.

October 12: Added new page for 2016 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

September 20: New items added to the Regalia Page.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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Late February

club-news

Big Bear Weekend Event Announced in May

58 Years after our last weekend outing to Big Bear, TC Motoring Guild returns to this beautiful lake for a fun-filled 3-day adventure!  Book your room early for best availability.  See the Calendar Page for more details.

Regalia Clearance Sale!

Certain TCMG T-Shirts are currently being offered at discounted prices.  See the Regalia Page for details.

New Regalia Items!

We are pleased to announce several new TC Motoring Guild regalia items for the Fall season.  Be one of the first to get them!  Once supplies run out there will be a wait for the next batch, so don’t miss your chance!  New items include:

  • T-shirts based on vintage TCMG artwork and logos
  • Lightweight hoodie sweatshirts
  • Heavyweight hoodie sweatshirts
  • T-Shirts with all new TCMG artwork

Also coming soon, long-sleeve “Modern Style” shirts!  We currently also have a limited number of Vintage-Style long sleeve shirts available.  Photos and other details on these items are posted on the Regalia Page.

TCMG Now Accepting Online Payments!

TC Motoring Guild has taken another step into the modern age by offering convenient online payment of membership dues and other items. New members can use our handy Online Application, and existing members can jump straight to the Membership Renewal Page where dues can be renewed through PayPal. Instant payment with no pens or stamps required!

 

meetings

At our monthly meeting on February 28, enjoy four short film presentations produced by The M.G. Car Company.  We begin with rare footage from the pre-war assembly line showing 1930’s cars being assembled and delivered to customers.  There are many scenes of cars being moved around the factory and parts being assembled and tested.

Next we will see a short about the all-new MG TD, showing a rigorous journey across Europe.  Our third film features MGs racing in the 1950 Alpine Rally, and our final presentation shows the preparation and journey of EX135 to Bonneville Salt Flats for a record-breaking speed run.  Total running time is approximately one hour.

January Recap: For the first time in several years, the men’s team beat the women at our Game Night, featuring the Wheel of Misfortune and trivia questions.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

events

 

On Sunday, March 12, enjoy a tour of Leonis Adobe, a 165-year-old historic ranch estate located in Calabasas.  A scenic drive will precede the tour, ending at Leonis Adobe.  The tour cost is $6 per person.  Lunch will follow the tour at a nearby restaurant.

Watch for a flyer in the mail with further details on meeting time and location, or see the March newsletter.

February Recap: 28 members and guests attended the Lame Duk Kup event.  Three TCs were present, two driven in the rally by Loe and Appell and one displayed by Spindler, plus a spattering of other classics (MGB GT, Renault, Alfa Romeo).  Many thanks to the Spindler team for putting on a wonderful lunch and opening their shop and home to the club!

 

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

newsletter

The March Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

 

web-site

Welcome to Moose Stovall of Clifton, Texas!

Welcome back to Gene Olson!

 

web-site

February 25: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

January 19: New content added to the Links Page.

January 19: New content added to the Links Page.

December 17: New items added to the Regalia Page.

December 12: New page added for 2016 Sargent Award Results.

November 27: New article added to “Period Pieces” on the History Page.

November 27: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

October 30: New page added for 1968 TCMG / ARR Conclave

October 29: New page added entitled TCMG Regalia History

October 23: New items added to the Regalia Page.

October 15: Added new page for Steve & Tootie Poteet.

October 12: Added new page for 2016 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

September 20: New items added to the Regalia Page.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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Early February

club-news

New Regalia Items!

We are pleased to announce several new TC Motoring Guild regalia items for the Fall season.  Be one of the first to get them!  Once supplies run out there will be a wait for the next batch, so don’t miss your chance!  New items include:

  • T-shirts based on vintage TCMG artwork and logos
  • Lightweight hoodie sweatshirts
  • Heavyweight hoodie sweatshirts
  • T-Shirts with all new TCMG artwork

Also coming soon, long-sleeve “Modern Style” shirts!  We currently also have a limited number of Vintage-Style long sleeve shirts available.  Photos and other details on these items are posted on the Regalia Page.

TCMG Now Accepting Online Payments!

TC Motoring Guild has taken another step into the modern age by offering convenient online payment of membership dues and other items. New members can use our handy Online Application, and existing members can jump straight to the Membership Renewal Page where dues can be renewed through PayPal. Instant payment with no pens or stamps required!

 

meetings

 

Our next monthly meeting will be held on February 28 in Montrose.  Details on the evening program are forthcoming.

January Recap: For the first time in several years, the men’s team beat the women at our Game Night, featuring the Wheel of Misfortune and trivia questions.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

events

Join us on February 11 for the 2017 Lame Duk Rallye! Start the day at TCMG member Ron Spindler’s business, where he has a collection of vintage automobiles on display. From there we depart on a short driving tour / clue rally. Test your powers of perception as you journey across the San Fernando Valley while seeking answers to nefarious easy questions provided by your rally master. Answer wisely and win the coveted Lame Duk Trophy! Please bring a pencil or pen so you can write down your answers as you travel the rallye route.

Our destination is the Spindler home in the Hollywood Hills, where there is yet another vintage car collection to drool over.  We finish the day with a gourmet Lasagna Lunch by world-famous (or at least TCMG famous) chef Diane Spindler!

Please note this is an RSVP event (so Diane knows how much food to prepare).  Watch for a flyer in the mail with details on starting time, location and RSVP information.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

newsletter

The January / February Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view on screen, or click here for a printable booklet version.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

 

web-site

Welcome back to Gene Olson!

 

web-site

January 19: New content added to the Links Page.

December 17: New items added to the Regalia Page.

December 12: New page added for 2016 Sargent Award Results.

November 27: New article added to “Period Pieces” on the History Page.

November 27: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

October 30: New page added for 1968 TCMG / ARR Conclave

October 29: New page added entitled TCMG Regalia History

October 23: New items added to the Regalia Page.

October 15: Added new page for Steve & Tootie Poteet.

October 12: Added new page for 2016 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

September 20: New items added to the Regalia Page.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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Late January

club-news

2017 TCMG Council Announced

Please welcome the newly elected 2017 TC Motoring Guild Executive Council! Your new Executive Officers are Richard Loe, Ron Simon, Sandra Loe, Steve Simmons, Joyce Edgar, David Edgar, and Curt Sorensen. Additional club chairs are currently operating as they did throughout 2016, and may change in January.  Thank you to everyone who gives their time to keep our club running smoothly!

Executive Council

President – Richard Loe
Vice President – Ron Simon
Secretary – Sandra Loe
Treasurer/Membership – Joyce Edgar
Director – Steve Simmons
Director – David Edgar
Ex Officio – Curt Sorensen

Club Chairs (subject to change)

Events – Steve Simmons
Programs – TBA
Editor – David Edgar
Co-Editor – Jim Crandall
Regalia – Linda Simmons
Sunshine – Bobbie Simon
Historian – Don McLish
Webmaster – Steve Simmons
Hospitality – Bobbie Simon & Jan Sorensen

   

Our congratulations also go out to the winners of the various TCMG awards for 2016:

  • Frank Mason Award – Joyce & David Edgar
  • Earl Sargent memorial Trophy – Richard & Sandra Loe
  • Iron Bottom –  Richard & Sandra Loe
  • Breakdown Award – Pete & Fran Thelander

To learn more about these awards, including the various ways the breakdown award has been won, see the History Section of the web site.

Iron Bottom Awarded for 2016

Richard and Sandra Loe have just achieved a third consecutive year of perfect attendance, and are now 3-time Iron Bottom awards recipients. That means they have not missed a single TCMG event or meeting WITH THEIR TC in three years! Congratulations to the Loes for this amazing and unprecedented feat!

New Regalia Items!

We are pleased to announce several new TC Motoring Guild regalia items for the Fall season.  Be one of the first to get them!  Once supplies run out there will be a wait for the next batch, so don’t miss your chance!  New items include:

  • T-shirts based on vintage TCMG artwork and logos
  • Lightweight hoodie sweatshirts
  • Heavyweight hoodie sweatshirts
  • T-Shirts with all new TCMG artwork

We also have a limited number of Vintage-Style long sleeve shirts available.  Photos and other details on these items are posted on the Regalia Page.

TCMG Now Accepting Online Payments!

TC Motoring Guild has taken another step into the modern age by offering convenient online payment of membership dues and other items. New members can use our handy Online Application, and existing members can jump straight to the Membership Renewal Page where dues can be renewed through PayPal. Instant payment with no pens or stamps required!

 

meetings

At our next monthly meeting on January 24, 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 relating to the MG TC and TC Motoring Guild.  Look for the TC in the parking lot with one wheel missing and you’ll know you’re in the right place!

December Recap: 47 members and guests attended our Annual Holiday Party at Sportsman’s Lodge.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

events

Join us on February 11 for the 2017 Lame Duk Rallye! Start the day at TCMG member Ron Spindler’s business, where he has a collection of vintage automobiles on display. From there we depart on a short driving tour / clue rally. Test your powers of perception as you journey across the San Fernando Valley while seeking answers to nefarious easy questions provided by your rally master. Answer wisely and win the coveted Lame Duk Trophy! Please bring a pencil or pen so you can write down your answers as you travel the rallye route.

Our destination is the Spindler home in the Hollywood Hills, where there is yet another vintage car collection to drool over.  We finish the day with a gourmet Lasagna Lunch by world-famous (or at least TCMG famous) chef Diane Spindler!

Please note this is an RSVP event (so Diane knows how much food to prepare).  Watch for a flyer in the mail with details on starting time, location and RSVP information.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

newsletter

The January / February Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view on screen, or click here for a printable booklet version.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

 

web-site

Welcome back to Gene Olson!

 

web-site

January 19: New content added to the Links Page.

December 17: New items added to the Regalia Page.

December 12: New page added for 2016 Sargent Award Results.

November 27: New article added to “Period Pieces” on the History Page.

November 27: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

October 30: New page added for 1968 TCMG / ARR Conclave

October 29: New page added entitled TCMG Regalia History

October 23: New items added to the Regalia Page.

October 15: Added new page for Steve & Tootie Poteet.

October 12: Added new page for 2016 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

September 20: New items added to the Regalia Page.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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Early January

club-news

2017 TCMG Council Announced

Please welcome the newly elected 2017 TC Motoring Guild Executive Council! Your new Executive Officers are Richard Loe, Ron Simon, Sandra Loe, Steve Simmons, Joyce Edgar, David Edgar, and Curt Sorensen. Additional club chairs are currently operating as they did throughout 2016, and may change in January.  Thank you to everyone who gives their time to keep our club running smoothly!

Executive Council

President – Richard Loe
Vice President – Ron Simon
Secretary – Sandra Loe
Treasurer/Membership – Joyce Edgar
Director – Steve Simmons
Director – David Edgar
Ex Officio – Curt Sorensen

Club Chairs (subject to change)

Events – Steve Simmons
Programs – TBA
Editor – David Edgar
Co-Editor – Jim Crandall
Regalia – Linda Simmons
Sunshine – Bobbie Simon
Historian – Don McLish
Webmaster – Steve Simmons
Hospitality – Bobbie Simon & Jan Sorensen

   

Our congratulations also go out to the winners of the various TCMG awards for 2016:

  • Frank Mason Award – Joyce & David Edgar
  • Earl Sargent memorial Trophy – Richard & Sandra Loe
  • Iron Bottom –  Richard & Sandra Loe
  • Breakdown Award – Pete & Fran Thelander

To learn more about these awards, including the various ways the breakdown award has been won, see the History Section of the web site.

Iron Bottom Awarded for 2016

Richard and Sandra Loe have just achieved a third consecutive year of perfect attendance, and are now 3-time Iron Bottom awards recipients. That means they have not missed a single TCMG event or meeting WITH THEIR TC in three years! Congratulations to the Loes for this amazing and unprecedented feat!

New Regalia Items!

We are pleased to announce several new TC Motoring Guild regalia items for the Fall season.  Be one of the first to get them!  Once supplies run out there will be a wait for the next batch, so don’t miss your chance!  New items include:

  • T-shirts based on vintage TCMG artwork and logos
  • Lightweight hoodie sweatshirts
  • Heavyweight hoodie sweatshirts
  • T-Shirts with all new TCMG artwork

We also have a limited number of Vintage-Style long sleeve shirts available.  Photos and other details on these items are posted on the Regalia Page.

TCMG Now Accepting Online Payments!

TC Motoring Guild has taken another step into the modern age by offering convenient online payment of membership dues and other items. New members can use our handy Online Application, and existing members can jump straight to the Membership Renewal Page where dues can be renewed through PayPal. Instant payment with no pens or stamps required!

 

meetings

At our next monthly meeting on January 24, 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 relating to the MG TC and TC Motoring Guild.  Look for the TC in the parking lot with one wheel missing and you’ll know you’re in the right place!

December Recap: 47 members and guests attended our Annual Holiday Party at Sportsman’s Lodge.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

events

Join us on February 11 for the 2017 Lame Duk Rallye! Start the day at TCMG member Ron Spindler’s business, where he has a collection of vintage automobiles on display. From there we depart on a short driving tour / clue rally. Test your powers of perception as you journey across the San Fernando Valley while seeking answers to nefarious easy questions provided by your rally master. Answer wisely and win the coveted Lame Duk Trophy! Please bring a pencil or pen so you can write down your answers as you travel the rallye route.

Our destination is the Spindler home in the Hollywood Hills, where there is yet another vintage car collection to drool over.  We finish the day with a gourmet Lasagna Lunch by world-famous (or at least TCMG famous) chef Diane Spindler!

Please note this is an RSVP event (so Diane knows how much food to prepare).  Watch for a flyer in the mail with details on starting time, location and RSVP information.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

newsletter

The January / February Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view on screen, or click here for a printable booklet version.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

 

web-site

Welcome back to Gene Olson!

 

web-site

December 17: New items added to the Regalia Page.

December 12: New page added for 2016 Sargent Award Results.

November 27: New article added to “Period Pieces” on the History Page.

November 27: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

October 30: New page added for 1968 TCMG / ARR Conclave

October 29: New page added entitled TCMG Regalia History

October 23: New items added to the Regalia Page.

October 15: Added new page for Steve & Tootie Poteet.

October 12: Added new page for 2016 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

September 20: New items added to the Regalia Page.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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Late December

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2017 TCMG Council Announced

Please welcome the newly elected 2017 TC Motoring Guild Executive Council! Your new Executive Officers are Richard Loe, Ron Simon, Sandra Loe, Steve Simmons, Joyce Edgar, David Edgar, and Curt Sorensen. Additional club chairs are currently operating as they did throughout 2016, and may change in January.  Thank you to everyone who gives their time to keep our club running smoothly!

Executive Council

President – Richard Loe
Vice President – Ron Simon
Secretary – Sandra Loe
Treasurer/Membership – Joyce Edgar
Director – Steve Simmons
Director – David Edgar
Ex Officio – Curt Sorensen

Club Chairs (subject to change)

Events – Steve Simmons
Programs – TBA
Editor – David Edgar
Co-Editor – Jim Crandall
Regalia – Linda Simmons
Sunshine – Bobbie Simon
Historian – Don McLish
Webmaster – Steve Simmons
Hospitality – Bobbie Simon & Jan Sorensen

   

Our congratulations also go out to the winners of the various TCMG awards for 2016:

  • Frank Mason Award – Joyce & David Edgar
  • Earl Sargent memorial Trophy – Richard & Sandra Loe
  • Iron Bottom –  Richard & Sandra Loe
  • Breakdown Award – Pete & Fran Thelander

To learn more about these awards, including the various ways the breakdown award has been won, see the History Section of the web site.

Iron Bottom Awarded for 2016

Richard and Sandra Loe have just achieved a third consecutive year of perfect attendance, and are now 3-time Iron Bottom awards recipients. That means they have not missed a single TCMG event or meeting WITH THEIR TC in three years! Congratulations to the Loes for this amazing and unprecedented feat!

New Regalia Items!

We are pleased to announce several new TC Motoring Guild regalia items for the Fall season.  Be one of the first to get them!  Once supplies run out there will be a wait for the next batch, so don’t miss your chance!  New items include:

  • T-shirts based on vintage TCMG artwork and logos
  • Lightweight hoodie sweatshirts
  • Heavyweight hoodie sweatshirts
  • T-Shirts with all new TCMG artwork

We also have a limited number of Vintage-Style long sleeve shirts available.  Photos and other details on these items are posted on the Regalia Page.

TCMG Now Accepting Online Payments!

TC Motoring Guild has taken another step into the modern age by offering convenient online payment of membership dues and other items. New members can use our handy Online Application, and existing members can jump straight to the Membership Renewal Page where dues can be renewed through PayPal. Instant payment with no pens or stamps required!

 

meetings

Our next monthly meeting will be held on January 24.  Stay tuned for program information.

December Recap: 47 members and guests attended our Annual Holiday Party at Sportsman’s Lodge.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

events

Our monthly driving events concluded for the year with a trip to Valley Relics Museum.  17 Members and guests with four TCs took part, starting at an original 1940’s diner.  A short scenic driving tour brought us to the main event, and afterward a visit to an old-fashioned soda fountain for treats.  See you in February for the Lame Duk Kup!

Our next event is the Lame Duk Cup in early 2017. Stay tuned for more info!

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

newsletter

The December Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view on screen, or click here for a printable booklet version.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

 

web-site

No current news to report!

 

web-site

December 17: New items added to the Regalia Page.

December 12: New page added for 2016 Sargent Award Results.

November 27: New article added to “Period Pieces” on the History Page.

November 27: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

October 30: New page added for 1968 TCMG / ARR Conclave

October 29: New page added entitled TCMG Regalia History

October 23: New items added to the Regalia Page.

October 15: Added new page for Steve & Tootie Poteet.

October 12: Added new page for 2016 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

September 20: New items added to the Regalia Page.

September 18: New biography posted for Charley Williams.

August 2: New page added for Gus Ramos.

July 1: New page added for Leo & Christine Rocca.

March 25: New page added for Roger Morse & Lynn Arnold.

March 25: New page added for Charley Williams.

March 15: New TC added for Hema & Janakie Ratnayake.

February 18: New page added for James Ogden.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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Early December

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2016 TCMG Holiday Party

The 2016 TCMG Holiday Party will be held December 11 in Studio City.  Meal reservations are now being taken.  Click here for party, meal and payment information.  Don’t miss the fun, reserve your meal today!

TCMG Loses A Beloved Member

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Deana Roth. Deana with her husband Gene have always been a common sight driving their gorgeous TC to events all over the Western USA including our annual Conclaves and GoF West.

There are no services planned, but cards or letters may be sent to their home address as listed in the club directory.

Ilene Wimer Passes

Ilene Wimer  passed peacefully on October 2 in Cedar City, Utah.  She and her husband Doug, who passed in 2009, were very active with TCMG, and remained members for nearly 50 years.

Doug was president multiple times, Frank Mason Award winner four times, and quite the event planner for TCMG.  He was also involved in organizing one of the GRAB tours.  Ilene was very supportive and was actively involved in all of this.

New Regalia Items!

We are pleased to announce several new TC Motoring Guild regalia items for the Fall season.  Be one of the first to get them!  Once supplies run out there will be a wait for the next batch, so don’t miss your chance!  New items include:

  • T-shirts based on vintage TCMG artwork and logos
  • Lightweight hoodie sweatshirts
  • Heavyweight hoodie sweatshirts
  • T-Shirts with all new TCMG artwork

Photos and other details on these items are posted on the Regalia Page.

TCMG Now Accepting Online Payments!

TC Motoring Guild has taken another step into the modern age by offering convenient online payment of membership dues and other items. New members can use our handy Online Application, and existing members can jump straight to the Membership Renewal Page where dues can be renewed through PayPal. Instant payment with no pens or stamps required!

 

meetings

tc-holidayDecember 11 is our much anticipated holiday party and annual meeting! This year’s event will be held at Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City, at 6:00 PM. In addition to great company and lots of food, you will also enjoy the following entertainment and activities:

  • A live auction consisting of MG-related and other items of interest. Item donations for the auction are greatly appreciated and funds raised are used to help run our club!
  • Free ticket upon arrival for a chance to win one of three cash door prizes!  Or think of it as free auction items if you prefer!
  • Awards ceremonies for our three prestigious trophies – Earl Sargent Memorial “Use it or lose it” Trophy, Frank Mason Award, Breakdown Award.
  • Announcement of the 2017 TC Motoring Guild Executive Council.
  • Bring a new, unwrapped toy for our toy drive!

This year, toys will go to the YWCA San Gabriel Valley WINGS Shelter for families seeking refuge from domestic violence and new directions toward sustainable living. This year it would be nice to focus our giving on older children and teens. Some suggestions  to guide your choosing are board games such as Monopoly, Scrabble; jigsaw puzzles of nature, picturesque or historical places (of interest to adults and older children); DVDs of family-type movies; etc. Please choose gifts that do not require batteries and are non-violent in nature. Please bring toy donations UNWRAPPED.

Click here for additional party information, including meal choices and payment options.

November Recap: Special thanks to Garret Hanes for a very fascinating presentation on his restoration business at our November meeting!  30 members and guests were enthralled by stories and photos of his history in high-end classic sports car restoration.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

events

Our monthly driving events concluded for the year with a trip to Valley Relics Museum.  17 Members and guests with four TCs took part, starting at an original 1940’s diner.  A short scenic driving tour brought us to the main event, and afterward a visit to an old-fashioned soda fountain for treats.  See you in February for the Lame Duk Kup!

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

newsletter

The December Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view on screen, or click here for a printable booklet version.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

 

web-site

Please welcome our newest members!

 

web-site

November 27: New article added to “Period Pieces” on the History Page.

November 27: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

October 30: New page added for 1968 TCMG / ARR Conclave

October 29: New page added entitled TCMG Regalia History

October 23: New items added to the Regalia Page.

October 15: Added new page for Steve & Tootie Poteet.

October 12: Added new page for 2016 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

September 20: New items added to the Regalia Page.

September 18: New biography posted for Charley Williams.

August 2: New page added for Gus Ramos.

July 1: New page added for Leo & Christine Rocca.

March 25: New page added for Roger Morse & Lynn Arnold.

March 25: New page added for Charley Williams.

March 15: New TC added for Hema & Janakie Ratnayake.

February 18: New page added for James Ogden.

December 14: New page added for 2015 Sargent Award Results.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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Late November

club-news

TCMG Loses A Beloved Member

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Deana Roth. Deana with her husband Gene have always been a common sight driving their gorgeous TC to events all over the Western USA including our annual Conclaves and GoF West.

There are no services planned, but cards or letters may be sent to their home address as listed in the club directory.

Ilene Wimer Passes

Ilene Wimer  passed peacefully on October 2 in Cedar City, Utah.  She and her husband Doug, who passed in 2009, were very active with TCMG, and remained members for nearly 50 years.

Doug was president multiple times, Frank Mason Award winner four times, and quite the event planner for TCMG.  He was also involved in organizing one of the GRAB tours.  Ilene was very supportive and was actively involved in all of this.

New Regalia Items!

We are pleased to announce several new TC Motoring Guild regalia items for the Fall season.  Be one of the first to get them!  Once supplies run out there will be a wait for the next batch, so don’t miss your chance!  New items include:

  • T-shirts based on vintage TCMG artwork and logos
  • Lightweight hoodie sweatshirts
  • Heavyweight hoodie sweatshirts
  • T-Shirts with all new TCMG artwork

Photos and other details on these items are posted on the Regalia Page.

2016 TCMG Holiday Party

The 2016 TCMG Holiday Party will be held December 11 in Studio City.  Meal reservations are now being taken.  Click here for party, meal and payment information.  Don’t miss the fun, reserve your meal today!

TCMG Now Accepting Online Payments!

TC Motoring Guild has taken another step into the modern age by offering convenient online payment of membership dues and other items. New members can use our handy Online Application, and existing members can jump straight to the Membership Renewal Page where dues can be renewed through PayPal. Instant payment with no pens or stamps required!

 

meetings

tc-holidayDecember 11 is our much anticipated holiday party and annual meeting! This year’s event will be held at Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City, at 6:00 PM. In addition to great company and lots of food, you will also enjoy the following entertainment and activities:

  • A live auction consisting of MG-related and other items of interest. Item donations for the auction are greatly appreciated and funds raised are used to help run our club!
  • Free ticket upon arrival for a chance to win one of three cash door prizes!  Or think of it as free auction items if you prefer!
  • Awards ceremonies for our three prestigious trophies – Earl Sargent Memorial “Use it or lose it” Trophy, Frank Mason Award, Breakdown Award.
  • Announcement of the 2017 TC Motoring Guild Executive Council.
  • Bring a new, unwrapped toy for our toy drive!

This year, toys will go to the YWCA San Gabriel Valley WINGS Shelter for families seeking refuge from domestic violence and new directions toward sustainable living. This year it would be nice to focus our giving on older children and teens. Some suggestions  to guide your choosing are board games such as Monopoly, Scrabble; jigsaw puzzles of nature, picturesque or historical places (of interest to adults and older children); DVDs of family-type movies; etc. Please choose gifts that do not require batteries and are non-violent in nature. Please bring toy donations UNWRAPPED.

Click here for additional party information, including meal choices and payment options.

November Recap: Special thanks to Garret Hanes for a very fascinating presentation on his restoration business at our November meeting!  30 members and guests were enthralled by stories and photos of his history in high-end classic sports car restoration.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

events

Our monthly driving events concluded for the year with a trip to Valley Relics Museum.  17 Members and guests with four TCs took part, starting at an original 1940’s diner.  A short scenic driving tour brought us to the main event, and afterward a visit to an old-fashioned soda fountain for treats.  See you in February for the Lame Duk Kup!

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

newsletter

The December Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view on screen, or click here for a printable booklet version.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

 

web-site

Please welcome our newest members!

 

web-site

November 27: New article added to “Period Pieces” on the History Page.

November 27: New content added to History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge

October 30: New page added for 1968 TCMG / ARR Conclave

October 29: New page added entitled TCMG Regalia History

October 23: New items added to the Regalia Page.

October 15: Added new page for Steve & Tootie Poteet.

October 12: Added new page for 2016 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

September 20: New items added to the Regalia Page.

September 18: New biography posted for Charley Williams.

August 2: New page added for Gus Ramos.

July 1: New page added for Leo & Christine Rocca.

March 25: New page added for Roger Morse & Lynn Arnold.

March 25: New page added for Charley Williams.

March 15: New TC added for Hema & Janakie Ratnayake.

February 18: New page added for James Ogden.

December 14: New page added for 2015 Sargent Award Results.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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Early November

club-news

TCMG Loses A Beloved Member

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Deana Roth. Deana with her husband Gene have always been a common sight driving their gorgeous TC to events all over the Western USA including our annual Conclaves and GoF West.

There are no services planned, but cards or letters may be sent to their home address as listed in the club directory.

Ilene Wimer Passes

Ilene Wimer  passed peacefully on October 2 in Cedar City, Utah.  She and her husband Doug, who passed in 2009, were very active with TCMG, and remained members for nearly 50 years.

Doug was president multiple times, Frank Mason Award winner four times, and quite the event planner for TCMG.  He was also involved in organizing one of the GRAB tours.  Ilene was very supportive and was actively involved in all of this.

New Regalia Items!

We are pleased to announce several new TC Motoring Guild regalia items for the Fall season.  Be one of the first to get them!  Once supplies run out there will be a wait for the next batch, so don’t miss your chance!  New items include:

  • T-shirts based on vintage TCMG artwork and logos
  • Lightweight hoodie sweatshirts (now available for pre-order)
  • Heavyweight hoodie sweatshirts (now available for pre-order)
  • T-Shirts with all new TCMG artwork to be (hopefully) debuted at our October Meeting

Photos and other details on these items are posted on the Regalia Page.

2016 TCMG Holiday Party

The 2016 TCMG Holiday Party will be held December 11 in Studio City.  Meal reservations are now being taken.  Click here for party, meal and payment information.  Don’t miss the fun, reserve your meal today!

TCMG Now Accepting Online Payments!

TC Motoring Guild has taken another step into the modern age by offering convenient online payment of membership dues and other items. New members can use our handy Online Application, and existing members can jump straight to the Membership Renewal Page where dues can be renewed through PayPal. Instant payment with no pens or stamps required!

 

meetings

hanes-programOur next monthly meeting will be held on November 22.  TCMG member Garret Hanes has recently moved his restoration shop to a new location where they work on Cobras (real ones!) and other exotic classics. See how the shop was built, the type of work they do and other interesting factoids at this very special presentation!

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

events

valley-relicsOn Saturday, November 12, take a trip down memory lane with a visit to Valley Relics Museum in Chatsworth! The museum chronicles the history of the San Fernando Valley from the 1800’s through present day, focusing primarily on the urbanization and pop culture of the 1950’s through 80’s. The collection includes photographs, neon signs, cars, bicycles, old documents and more.

Our day begins appropriately with breakfast at Bobby’s Coffee Shop, a local icon in business since 1949. Then a short driving tour to the museum followed by a visit to an old-time soda fountain for treats!

Meet at 9:00 AM at Bobby’s Coffee Shop, 22821 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, 91364. We will depart for the museum at 10:00.

October Event Recap: The 60th Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave in San Luis Obispo was enjoyed by 50 members and guests with 13 TCs and some other classics including a J2.  Join us next year for our return to the mountains!  Photos and a more detailed recap will be posted to the Conclave Pages soon, and will also appear in the next newsletter.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

newsletter

The November Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view on screen, or click here for a printable booklet version.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

 

web-site

Please welcome our newest members!

 

web-site

October 30: New page added for 1968 TCMG / ARR Conclave

October 29: New page added entitled TCMG Regalia History

October 23: New items added to the Regalia Page.

October 15: Added new page for Steve & Tootie Poteet.

October 12: Added new page for 2016 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

September 20: New items added to the Regalia Page.

September 18: New biography posted for Charley Williams.

August 2: New page added for Gus Ramos.

July 1: New page added for Leo & Christine Rocca.

March 25: New page added for Roger Morse & Lynn Arnold.

March 25: New page added for Charley Williams.

March 15: New TC added for Hema & Janakie Ratnayake.

February 18: New page added for James Ogden.

December 14: New page added for 2015 Sargent Award Results.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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Late October

club-news

TCMG Loses A Beloved Member

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Deana Roth. Deana with her husband Gene have always been a common sight driving their gorgeous TC to events all over the Western USA including our annual Conclaves and GoF West.

There are no services planned, but cards or letters may be sent to their home address as listed in the club directory.

Ilene Wimer Passes

Ilene Wimer  passed peacefully on October 2 in Cedar City, Utah.  She and her husband Doug, who passed in 2009, were very active with TCMG, and remained members for nearly 50 years.

Doug was president multiple times, Frank Mason Award winner four times, and quite the event planner for TCMG.  He was also involved in organizing one of the GRAB tours.  Ilene was very supportive and was actively involved in all of this.

New Regalia Items!

We are pleased to announce several new TC Motoring Guild regalia items for the Fall season.  Be one of the first to get them!  Once supplies run out there will be a wait for the next batch, so don’t miss your chance!  New items include:

  • T-shirts based on vintage TCMG artwork and logos
  • Lightweight hoodie sweatshirts (now available for pre-order)
  • Heavyweight hoodie sweatshirts (now available for pre-order)
  • T-Shirts with all new TCMG artwork to be (hopefully) debuted at our October Meeting

Photos and other details on these items are posted on the Regalia Page.

2016 TCMG Holiday Party

The 2016 TCMG Holiday Party will be held December 11 in Studio City.  Meal reservations are now being taken.  Click here for party, meal and payment information.  Don’t miss the fun, reserve your meal today!

TCMG Now Accepting Online Payments!

TC Motoring Guild has taken another step into the modern age by offering convenient online payment of membership dues and other items. New members can use our handy Online Application, and existing members can jump straight to the Membership Renewal Page where dues can be renewed through PayPal. Instant payment with no pens or stamps required!

 

meetings

hanes-programOur next monthly meeting will be held on November 22.  TCMG member Garret Hanes has recently moved his restoration shop to a new location where they work on Cobras (real ones!) and other exotic classics. See how the shop was built, the type of work they do and other interesting factoids at this very special presentation!

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

events

valley-relicsOn Saturday, November 12, take a trip down memory lane with a visit to Valley Relics Museum in Chatsworth! The museum chronicles the history of the San Fernando Valley from the 1800’s through present day, focusing primarily on the urbanization and pop culture of the 1950’s through 80’s. The collection includes photographs, neon signs, cars, bicycles, old documents and more.

Our day begins appropriately with breakfast at Bobby’s Coffee Shop, a local icon in business since 1949. Then a short driving tour to the museum followed by a visit to an old-time soda fountain for treats!

Meet at 9:00 AM at Bobby’s Coffee Shop, 22821 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, 91364. We will depart for the museum at 10:00.

October Event Recap: The 60th Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave in San Luis Obispo was enjoyed by 50 members and guests with 13 TCs and some other classics including a J2.  Join us next year for our return to the mountains!  Photos and a more detailed recap will be posted to the Conclave Pages soon, and will also appear in the next newsletter.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

newsletter

The November Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view on screen, or click here for a printable booklet version.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

 

web-site

Please welcome our newest members!

 

web-site

October 30: New page added for 1968 TCMG / ARR Conclave

October 29: New page added entitled TCMG Regalia History

October 23: New items added to the Regalia Page.

October 15: Added new page for Steve & Tootie Poteet.

October 12: Added new page for 2016 TCMG / ARR Conclave.

September 20: New items added to the Regalia Page.

September 18: New biography posted for Charley Williams.

August 2: New page added for Gus Ramos.

July 1: New page added for Leo & Christine Rocca.

March 25: New page added for Roger Morse & Lynn Arnold.

March 25: New page added for Charley Williams.

March 15: New TC added for Hema & Janakie Ratnayake.

February 18: New page added for James Ogden.

December 14: New page added for 2015 Sargent Award Results.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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Early October

club-news

TCMG Loses A Beloved Member

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Deana Roth.  Deana with her husband Gene have always been a common sight driving their gorgeous TC to events all over the Western USA including our annual Conclaves and GoF West.

There are no services planned, but cards or letters may be sent to their home address as listed in the club directory.

New Regalia Item!

We are pleased to announce a new line of TC Motoring Guild shirts that are now available for purchase! Photos and other details on these shirts are posted on the Regalia Page. Be sure to be one of the first to get these special shirts, based on a vintage TCMG design. Once supplies run out there will be a wait for the next batch, so don’t miss your chance!

Conclave is here!

Our 60th Annual Conclave with the Abingdon Rough Riders is happening this week!  See everyone there.  See the Calendar Page for more information.

TCMG Now Accepting Online Payments!

TC Motoring Guild has taken another step into the modern age by offering convenient online payment of membership dues and other items. New members can use our handy Online Application, and existing members can jump straight to the Membership Renewal Page where dues can be renewed through PayPal. Instant payment with no pens or stamps required!

 

meetings

halloween-party

Don’t miss our annual Halloween Party on October 25th! There will be entertainment, prizes and good food a-plenty. Also partake in nominations for the 2017 TCMG Board.

NOTE 7:00 PM START! Main dish is provided by the club. Watch upcoming newsletters for RSVP and side dish info.

Special thanks to John Visconsi for his fascinating presentation on his automotive artwork at our September meeting!

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

events

2013-lineup200Don’t miss our premiere event of the year, the Annual Conclave with the Abingdon Rough Riders! This year’s event is a special a 3-night celebration (October 6-9), marking the 60th consecutive year we will meet with our friends from the north. Special activities are being planned by ARR, the hosts of this year’s event. The location will be The Apple Farm in San Luis Obispo, next door to the site of our first conclave in 1957. Click here for more information! To see photos from previous years and learn about this event’s 60-year history, visit the Conclave Pages.

August Event Recap: Our August tour of the Will Rogers Estate brought out two TCs plus some modern machines for a beautiful day spent touring the house, grounds and stables. TCs were driven by Loe and Simmons.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

newsletter

The October Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view on screen, or click here for a printable booklet version.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

 

web-site

Please welcome our newest members!

  • Steve Poteet of Clemson, South Carolina
  • Gus Ramos of Los Angeles, California

 

web-site

September 20: New items added to the Regalia Page.

September 18: New biography posted for Charley Williams.

August 2: New page added for Gus Ramos.

July 1: New page added for Leo & Christine Rocca.

March 25: New page added for Roger Morse & Lynn Arnold.

March 25: New page added for Charley Williams.

March 15: New TC added for Hema & Janakie Ratnayake.

February 18: New page added for James Ogden.

December 14: New page added for 2015 Sargent Award Results.

September 1: New page added for George Hope.

August 29: New entries to the Clarence Weiss Artwork gallery.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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Late September

club-news

New Regalia Item!

We are pleased to announce a new line of TC Motoring Guild shirts that will be available for purchase at our next monthly meeting on September 27 in Montrose! Photos and other details on these shirts are posted on the Regalia Page. Be sure to attend the meeting and be one of the first to get these special shirts, based on a vintage TCMG design. Once supplies run out there will be a wait for the next batch, so don’t miss your chance!

Conclave is coming!

Our 60th Annual Conclave with the Abingdon Rough Riders is less than a month away.  If you haven’t booked a room yet, do so ASAP!  See the Calendar Page for more information.

TCMG Now Accepting Online Payments!

TC Motoring Guild has taken another step into the modern age by offering convenient online payment of membership dues and other items. New members can use our handy Online Application, and existing members can jump straight to the Membership Renewal Page where dues can be renewed through PayPal. Instant payment with no pens or stamps required!

 

meetings

visconsi-artOn September 27, TCMG member John Visconsi will be giving a fascinating presentation on his automotive sculptures. John spends countless hours fabricating each piece by hand using 3/8″ tubing to create unique and beautiful artistic creations to represent various auto makes and models. See the techniques and skills involved to create an automotive art piece like no other at this most interesting presentation.

Special thanks to Ron and Dave Simon for opening up their museum to the club for our August meeting!

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

events

2013-lineup200Don’t miss our premiere event of the year, the Annual Conclave with the Abingdon Rough Riders! This year’s event is a special a 3-night celebration (October 6-9), marking the 60th consecutive year we will meet with our friends from the north. Special activities are being planned by ARR, the hosts of this year’s event. The location will be The Apple Farm in San Luis Obispo, next door to the site of our first conclave in 1957. Click here for more information! To see photos from previous years and learn about this event’s 60-year history, visit the Conclave Pages.

August Event Recap: Our August tour of the Will Rogers Estate brought out two TCs plus some modern machines for a beautiful day spent touring the house, grounds and stables. TCs were driven by Loe and Simmons.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

newsletter

The October Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view on screen, or click here for a printable booklet version.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

 

web-site

Please welcome our newest members!

  • Steve Poteet of Clemson, South Carolina
  • Gus Ramos of Los Angeles, California

 

web-site

September 20: New items added to the Regalia Page.

September 18: New biography posted for Charley Williams.

August 2: New page added for Gus Ramos.

July 1: New page added for Leo & Christine Rocca.

March 25: New page added for Roger Morse & Lynn Arnold.

March 25: New page added for Charley Williams.

March 15: New TC added for Hema & Janakie Ratnayake.

February 18: New page added for James Ogden.

December 14: New page added for 2015 Sargent Award Results.

September 1: New page added for George Hope.

August 29: New entries to the Clarence Weiss Artwork gallery.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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Early September

club-news

New Regalia Item!

We are pleased to announce a new line of TC Motoring Guild shirts that will be available for purchase at our next monthly meeting on September 27 in Montrose!  Photos and other details on these shirts will be posted on the Regalia Page soon.  Be sure to attend the meeting and be one of the first to get these special shirts, based on a vintage TCMG design.  Once supplies run out there will be a wait for the next batch, so don’t miss your chance!

TCMG Now Accepting Online Payments!

TC Motoring Guild has taken another step into the modern age by offering convenient online payment of membership dues and other items. New members can use our handy Online Application, and existing members can jump straight to the Membership Renewal Page where dues can be renewed through PayPal. Instant payment with no pens or stamps required!

 

meetings

visconsi-artOn September 27, TCMG member John Visconsi will be giving a fascinating presentation on his automotive sculptures. John spends countless hours fabricating each piece by hand using 3/8″ tubing to create unique and beautiful artistic creations to represent various auto makes and models. See the techniques and skills involved to create an automotive art piece like no other at this most interesting presentation.

Special thanks to Ron and Dave Simon for opening up their museum to the club for our August meeting!

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

events

2013-lineup200Don’t miss our premiere event of the year, the Annual Conclave with the Abingdon Rough Riders! This year’s event is a special a 3-night celebration (October 6-9), marking the 60th consecutive year we will meet with our friends from the north. Special activities are being planned by ARR, the hosts of this year’s event. The location will be The Apple Farm in San Luis Obispo, next door to the site of our first conclave in 1957. Click here for more information!  To see photos from previous years and learn about this event’s 60-year history, visit the Conclave Pages.

August Event Recap: Our August tour of the Will Rogers Estate brought out two TCs plus some modern machines for a beautiful day spent touring the house, grounds and stables. TCs were driven by Loe and Simmons.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

newsletter

The September Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view on screen, or click here for a printable booklet version.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

 

web-site

Please welcome our newest members!

 

web-site

August 2: New page added for Gus Ramos.

July 1: New page added for Leo & Christine Rocca.

March 25: New page added for Roger Morse & Lynn Arnold.

March 25: New page added for Charley Williams.

March 15: New TC added for Hema & Janakie Ratnayake.

February 18: New page added for James Ogden.

December 14: New page added for 2015 Sargent Award Results.

September 1: New page added for George Hope.

August 29: New entries to the Clarence Weiss Artwork gallery.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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Late August

club-news

TCMG Now Accepting Online Payments!

TC Motoring Guild has taken another step into the modern age by offering convenient online payment of membership dues and other items. New members can use our handy Online Application, and existing members can jump straight to the Membership Renewal Page where dues can be renewed through PayPal. Instant payment with no pens or stamps required!

Meeting Program Changes

Please note that our August and September meeting programs have swapped places due to presenter conflicts. Movie Night at the Simon Museum is now in August, and Visconsi Automotive Art will be in September.

meetings

simon-museumNOTE REMOTE LOCATION! Our next monthly meeting on August 23 will be held at the Simon Auto Museum in Gardena. Meeting begins at 7:00 PM. Sit among the amazing cars and automobilia of TCMG members Ron and Dave Simon’s auto museum while enjoying our annual movie night! Popcorn and refreshments will be provided. Watch for a flyer in the mail with details on our feature presentation.

Thanks to Pete Thelander for a fascinating and educational program on the history of various M.G. automobiles at our July meeting.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

events

Our next event is still being organized and will be announced very soon.  Stay tuned!

August Event Recap: Our August tour of the Will Rogers Estate brought out two TCs plus some modern machines for a beautiful day spent touring the house, grounds and stables.  TCs were driven by Loe and Simmons.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

newsletter

The September Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view on screen, or click here for a printable booklet version.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

web-site

Please welcome our newest members!

web-site

August 2: New page added for Gus Ramos.

July 1: New page added for Leo & Christine Rocca.

March 25: New page added for Roger Morse & Lynn Arnold.

March 25: New page added for Charley Williams.

March 15: New TC added for Hema & Janakie Ratnayake.

February 18: New page added for James Ogden.

December 14: New page added for 2015 Sargent Award Results.

September 1: New page added for George Hope.

August 29: New entries to the Clarence Weiss Artwork gallery.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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Early August

club-news

Congratulations to GoF West Award Winners

Several TCMG members won awards at our June event, GoF West. Congratulations to all!

First Place, Car Display, TC Class: Mike Bailey
Second Place, Car Display, TC Class: Roy Jones
First Place, Funkhaha, TC & Earlier: David Reid & Terry Schuller
Second Place, Funkhaha, TC & Earlier: David Edgar & June Wennekamp
High Poker Hand, Rallye: Ernie Page with co-pilot Bill Livingston
First Place, Models, Best Diorama: Larry Long
Second Place, Photos, General Interest: Joyce Edgar (Tie)
Second Place, Photos, Humor / Action: Larry Long
1000 Mile Club Members: Roy Jones, Richard & Sandra Loe, Ernie Page, Elizabeth Page (MG TF), Pete & Fran Thelander
Sacajawea Award: Elizabeth Page (MG TF)

TCMG Now Accepting Online Payments!

TC Motoring Guild has taken another step into the modern age by offering convenient online payment of membership dues and other items. New members can use our handy Online Application, and existing members can jump straight to the Membership Renewal Page where dues can be renewed through PayPal. Instant payment with no pens or stamps required!

Meeting Program Changes

Please note that our August and September meeting programs have swapped places due to presenter conflicts. Movie Night at the Simon Museum is now in August, and Visconsi Automotive Art will be in September.

meetings

simon-museumNOTE REMOTE LOCATION! Our next monthly meeting on August 23 will be held at the Simon Auto Museum in Gardena. Meeting begins at 7:00 PM. Sit among the amazing cars and automobilia of TCMG members Ron and Dave Simon’s auto museum while enjoying our annual movie night! Popcorn and refreshments will be provided. Watch for a flyer in the mail with details on our feature presentation.

Thanks to Pete Thelander for a fascinating and educational program on the history of various M.G. automobiles at our July meeting.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

events

will-rogersOn Saturday, August 13 we will gather at historic Will Rogers State Park for a guided tour of the Will Rogers home, barn and grounds. Tours are on a first come, first served basis so plan to arrive early to ensure you get a ticket! We plan to meet in front of the house at 9:30 AM, and the first tour starts at 10:00 AM. The tour is free, and parking is $11 for seniors, $12 for the Simmons.  Watch for a flyer in the mail with full details.

July Event Recap: The “unintentionally triennial” hot dog party at the Einhorn residence was a huge success as usual. 38 members and guests with five TCs took part, beginning at the Crandall home in Malibu for a nice brunch. After a 90-minute tour of Mulholland Highway the group was treated to gourmet Chicago hot dogs, side dishes and dessert by the Einhorns. Huge applause and thanks to those who made the event happen – the Einhorns for the main event, Crandalls for our lovely brunch start, and Simmons who planned and led our driving tour.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

newsletter

The August Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view on screen, or click here for a printable booklet version.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

web-site

Please welcome our newest members!

web-site

August 2: New page added for Gus Ramos.

July 1: New page added for Leo & Christine Rocca.

March 25: New page added for Roger Morse & Lynn Arnold.

March 25: New page added for Charley Williams.

March 15: New TC added for Hema & Janakie Ratnayake.

February 18: New page added for James Ogden.

December 14: New page added for 2015 Sargent Award Results.

September 1: New page added for George Hope.

August 29: New entries to the Clarence Weiss Artwork gallery.

July 18: New page added for Michael Graziano.

July 1: New TC added for Hema & Janakie Ratnayake.

June 27: New content and info added to The History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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Late July

club-news

Congratulations to GoF West Award Winners

Several TCMG members won awards at our June event, GoF West. Congratulations to all!

First Place, Car Display, TC Class: Mike Bailey
Second Place, Car Display, TC Class: Roy Jones
First Place, Funkhaha, TC & Earlier: David Reid & Terry Schuller
Second Place, Funkhaha, TC & Earlier: David Edgar & June Wennekamp
High Poker Hand, Rallye: Ernie Page with co-pilot Bill Livingston
First Place, Models, Best Diorama: Larry Long
Second Place, Photos, General Interest: Joyce Edgar (Tie)
Second Place, Photos, Humor / Action: Larry Long
1000 Mile Club Members: Roy Jones, Richard & Sandra Loe, Ernie Page, Elizabeth Page (MG TF), Pete & Fran Thelander
Sacajawea Award: Elizabeth Page (MG TF)

TCMG Now Accepting Online Payments!

TC Motoring Guild has taken another step into the modern age by offering convenient online payment of membership dues and other items. New members can use our handy Online Application, and existing members can jump straight to the Membership Renewal Page where dues can be renewed through PayPal. Instant payment with no pens or stamps required!

Meeting Program Changes

Please note that our August and September meeting programs have swapped places due to presenter conflicts. Movie Night at the Simon Museum is now in August, and Visconsi Automotive Art will be in September.

meetings

thelander-presentationOur next monthly meeting will be held on July 26th. The program is “MGs Through The Ages”, presented by our own MG expert Pete Thelander. We will learn the details of the various models produced by The M.G. Car Company from its conception onward. You would be hard pressed to find a more knowledgeable person on this subject, so join us for this opportunity to learn something new about the cars we love!

Our deepest gratitude goes to Cindy Henkels for hosting our Summer picnic this June for the 17th year in a row. 47 members and guests were in attendance with three TCs driven by Loe, Spiegel and Ratnayake.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

events

will-rogersOn Saturday, August 13 we will gather at historic Will Rogers State Park for a guided tour of the Will Rogers home, barn and grounds.  Tours are on a first come, first served basis so plan to arrive early to ensure you get a ticket!  We plan to meet in front of the house at 9:30 AM, and the first tour starts at 10:00 AM.  The tour is free, and parking is $11 for seniors, $12 for the Simmons.  Information on lunch is forthcoming.

July Event Recap: The “unintentionally triennial” hot dog party at the Einhorn residence was a huge success as usual.  38 members and guests with five TCs took part, beginning at the Crandall home in Malibu for a nice brunch.  After a 90-minute tour of Mulholland Highway the group was treated to gourmet Chicago hot dogs, side dishes and dessert by the Einhorns.  Huge applause and thanks to those who made the event happen – the Einhorns for the main event, Crandalls for our lovely brunch start, and Simmons who planned and led our driving tour.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

newsletter

The August Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view on screen, or click here for a printable booklet version.

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

web-site

Please welcome our newest members!

web-site

March 25: New page added for Roger Morse & Lynn Arnold.

March 25: New page added for Charley Williams.

March 15: New TC added for Hema & Janakie Ratnayake.

February 18: New page added for James Ogden.

December 14: New page added for 2015 Sargent Award Results.

September 1: New page added for George Hope.

August 29: New entries to the Clarence Weiss Artwork gallery.

July 18: New page added for Michael Graziano.

July 1: New TC added for Hema & Janakie Ratnayake.

June 27: New content and info added to The History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve Simmons.

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Early July

club-news

Congratulations to GoF West Award Winners

Several TCMG members won awards at last month’s event, GoF West.  Congratulations to all!

First Place, Car Display, TC Class: Mike Bailey
Second Place, Car Display, TC Class: Roy Jones
First Place, Funkhaha, TC & Earlier: David Reid & Terry Schuller
Second Place, Funkhaha, TC & Earlier: David Edgar & June Wennekamp
High Poker Hand, Rallye: Ernie Page with co-pilot Bill Livingston
First Place, Models, Best Diorama: Larry Long
Second Place, Photos, General Interest: Joyce Edgar (Tie)
Second Place, Photos, Humor / Action: Larry Long
1000 Mile Club Members: Roy Jones, Richard & Sandra Loe, Ernie Page, Elizabeth Page (MG TF), Pete & Fran Thelander
Sacajawea Award: Elizabeth Page (MG TF)

TCMG Now Accepting Online Payments!

TC Motoring Guild has taken another step into the modern age by offering convenient online payment of membership dues and other items. New members can use our handy Online Application, and existing members can jump straight to the Membership Renewal Page where dues can be renewed through PayPal. Instant payment with no pens or stamps required!

Meeting Program Changes

Please note that our August and September meeting programs have swapped places due to presenter conflicts.  Movie Night at the Simon Museum is now in August, and Visconsi Automotive Art will be in September.

2016 Holiday Party Date Announced

The 2016 TC Motoring Guild Holiday Party will be held on December 11 at Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City. Check the Calendar Page for the latest updates.

2016 Conclave Dates Announced

The 60th annual TCMG / ARR Conclave will be held October 6-9, 2016 in San Luis Obispo. Click here for the latest updates.

New Regalia Item

Just added: A new jigsaw puzzle featuring technical drawings of TC parts. This is the same puzzle enjoyed at our 2016 Puzzle Night competition where the various teams found that this puzzle is harder than it looks! Can you beat the winning team’s time? Buy one and find out! See the Regalia Page for more info.

meetings

Our next monthly meeting will be held on July 26th.  The program is “MGs Through The Ages”, presented by our own MG expert Pete Thelander.  We will learn the details of the various models produced by The M.G. Car Company from its conception onward. You would be hard pressed to find a more knowledgeable person on this subject, so join us for this opportunity to learn something new about the cars we love!

Our deepest gratitude goes to Cindy Henkels for hosting our Summer picnic this June for the 17th year in a row.  47 members and guests were in attendance with three TCs driven by Loe, Spiegel and Ratnayake.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

events

Don’t miss this crowd favorite! Hot Dog PartyOn Sunday, July 10, TCMG members Kay and Larry Einhorn will be hosting one of their world-famous Chicago-themed hot dog parties at their home in Encino. The day will start with breakfast snacks at the Crandall home in Malibu, followed by a 90-minute scenic driving tour to reach the site of the hot dogs.

Please RSVP for this event so Larry can plan how much seating and how many hot dogs will be required! Watch for a flyer in the mail with RSVP information.

June Event Recap: 18 members with 7 TCs took part in GoF West 2016 in Redmond, Oregon.  Numerous awards were achieved (noted above) including seven 1000-mile club patches, given for driving an MG over 1,000 miles each way to the event!  Driving TCs were Thelander, Page, Loe and Jones.  Edgars drove their TC part way and Bailey brought theirs via trailer.  Also notable was Elizabeth Page who drove an MG TF the whole way with her sister Renee as co-pilot.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

newsletter

The July Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view!

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

web-site

Please welcome our newest members!

web-site

March 25: New page added for Roger Morse & Lynn Arnold.

March 25: New page added for Charley Williams.

March 15: New TC added for Hema & Janakie Ratnayake.

February 18: New page added for James Ogden.

December 14: New page added for 2015 Sargent Award Results.

September 1: New page added for George Hope.

August 29: New entries to the Clarence Weiss Artwork gallery.

July 18: New page added for Michael Graziano.

July 1: New TC added for Hema & Janakie Ratnayake.

June 27: New content and info added to The History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve

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Late June

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TCMG Loses Three of its Cherished Members

We have recently learned of the passing of Jan McLish. Jan and Don have been active TCMG members for over 40 years, and regulars at both meetings and driving events over that time. Jan has been in our thoughts lately due to some health issues, and on May 4th she was rushed to the hospital where she eventually passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Don and family during this difficult time. Funeral services will be held on May 13 at Glen Haven Memorial Park, 13017 North Lopez Canyon Road, Sylmar at 1:00pm. A reception will follow at Angeles Golf Course Club House at .

With deepest regret, we have been informed of the passing of long-time TCMG member Betty Gaw. Betty, with Marilyn Maxwell at her side (on left of photo), have been members of our group for several decades, making appearances at numerous conclaves and GoF West events. Her beautifully restored TC is still making showings at club events, having first passed through the hands of Lloyd & Carolyn Hendrickson and now cared for by Garret & Ambre Hanes. There is no service planned but there will be a gathering of friends at her home in Atascadero on April 23. If you need further information, contact a club officer.

It is also our sad duty to report the passing of TCMG member Charlotte Wilmer. Charlotte and Bob have been members for a very long time and were active for many years with the club. Charlotte is also known for playing the part of the trophy girl in our 1972 production of “The Great Race”, which can be viewed on our Video Vault page. A group email was recently sent with information on where to send cards. If you need this information, contact a club officer.

We Are Now Accepting Online Payments!

TC Motoring Guild has taken another step into the modern age by offering convenient online payment of membership dues and other items. New members can use our handy Online Application, and existing members can jump straight to the Membership Renewal Page where dues can be renewed through PayPal. Instant payment with no pens or stamps required!

Meeting Program Changes

Please note that our August and September meeting programs have swapped places due to presenter conflicts.  Movie Night at the Simon Museum is now in August, and Visconsi Automotive Art will be in September.

2016 Holiday Party Date Announced

The 2016 TC Motoring Guild Holiday Party will be held on December 11 at Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City. Check the Calendar Page for the latest updates.

2016 Conclave Dates Announced

The 60th annual TCMG / ARR Conclave will be held October 6-9, 2016 in San Luis Obispo. Click here for the latest updates.

New Regalia Item

Just added: A new jigsaw puzzle featuring technical drawings of TC parts. This is the same puzzle enjoyed at our 2016 Puzzle Night competition where the various teams found that this puzzle is harder than it looks! Can you beat the winning team’s time? Buy one and find out! See the Regalia Page for more info.

 

meetings

Our next monthly meeting will be held on July 26th.  The program is “MGs Through The Ages”, presented by our own MG expert Pete Thelander.  We will learn the details of the various models produced by The M.G. Car Company from its conception onward. You would be hard pressed to find a more knowledgeable person on this subject, so join us for this opportunity to learn something new about the cars we love!

Our deepest gratitude goes to Cindy Henkels for hosting our Summer picnic this June for the 17th year in a row.  47 members and guests were in attendance with three TCs driven by Loe, Spiegel and Ratnayake.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

events

gof-west-2016-logoThe Forty-Third annual GoF West will be held at the Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, Oregon, from June 27 through July 1. Traditionally a pre-1956 MG event, GoF West now welcomes all year model MGs. For more information on this long-running event, visit www.gofwest.org. Contact Pete Thelander for caravan information.

Note: David Edgar, chairman of GoF West is seeking volunteers to help with various tasks at the event. If you would like to volunteer, let David know.

May Event Recap: 19 members and guests with five TCs took part in this year’s Cherry Picking Tour in May. In addition to enjoying beautiful weather and great driving roads, we hauled away over 20 pounds in delicious cherries! See the June newsletter for full details and photos.

For more meeting and event information, visit the Calendar Page.

 

newsletter

The July Midget Chassis is online and ready for viewing. Click here to view!

To view past newsletters, including one from way back in April 1958, visit the Newsletter Page.

 

web-site

Please welcome our newest members!

 

web-site

March 25: New page added for Roger Morse & Lynn Arnold.

March 25: New page added for Charley Williams.

March 15: New TC added for Hema & Janakie Ratnayake.

February 18: New page added for James Ogden.

December 14: New page added for 2015 Sargent Award Results.

September 1: New page added for George Hope.

August 29: New entries to the Clarence Weiss Artwork gallery.

July 18: New page added for Michael Graziano.

July 1: New TC added for Hema & Janakie Ratnayake.

June 27: New content and info added to The History of the TC Motoring Guild Badge.

As always we are seeking photos for the Members Gallery showing you and your TC. We also welcome member biographies so your fellow TCMG’ers can learn a bit about you, your history with your TC or anything else you care to write about. Historic photos and stories are also being sought to expand our TCMG History section on the site. Please send what you have to Steve

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