Late April

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TCMG Loses Two Cherished Members

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.

RSVP Now For Wine Country Getaway!

Our Wine Country Getaway event on April 27-29 is rapidly approaching.  Note this will be a mid-week event which will allow for much lower hotel costs in the Santa Barbara area. If you plan to attend, make your hotel reservations immediately and contact our event coordinator, Steve Simmons, so we know you will be there!  See the Calendar Page for more information.

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. Check the Calendar Page 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

boadle-mgbgtOur next monthly meeting on April 26, will feature a special guest, Simon Boadle from Australia, who along with his wife Maddie has driven an MGB GT across entire continents in the name of adventure. Simon will give a presentation on his travels, detailing the rewards and challenges of taking on such a feat. The photo shown here is near the border between Ecuador and Peru. This is one meeting you won’t want to miss!

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

 

events

Wine Country WeekendOur event for April is the annual Wine Country Getaway! Meet at the Simmons home for a light brunch before embarking on a memorable trip to Santa Barbara. Our journey will take us along a relaxing 80-mile scenic route to Santa Barbara on Wednesday. Thursday will include a scenic drive over the Santa Ynez Mountains and into wine country for the afternoon, stopping for lunch and other special activities. Wine Country WeekendWe finish the night with a group dinner at a local restaurant, and return home on Friday morning. Visit the Calendar Page for more information.

NOTE: This is an RSVP event! Please contact Steve Simmons if you plan to attend.

March Event Recap: Our trip to the Malamut Vintage Car Museum was enjoyed by 36 members and guests. Six TCs were in attendance driven by Ellis, Hanes, Simmons, Mathison, Loe and Edgar. A seventh TC driven by Thelander had a problem en route and returned home.

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 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 April

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TCMG a Cherished Member

It is 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.

New Dates for Wine Country Getaway!

Our Wine Country Getaway event has moved one week earlier to April 27-29. This will be a mid-week event which will allow for much lower hotel costs in the Santa Barbara area. If you plan to attend, make your hotel reservations as soon as possible! They are filling up quickly. See the Calendar Page for more information.

Wildflower Tour Canceled

The 2016 Joe Douglass Windflower Tour has been canceled due to a lack of blooms. Reports as of late March say there are virtually no poppies in the reserve this year. Keep you fingers crossed for next year’s bloom!

2016 Conclave Dates Announced

The 60th annual TCMG / ARR Conclave will be held October 6-9, 2016 in San Luis Obispo. Check the Calendar Page 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

boadle-mgbgtOur next monthly meeting on April 26, will feature a special guest, Simon Boadle from Australia, who along with his wife Maddie has driven an MGB GT across entire continents in the name of adventure. Simon will give a presentation on his travels, detailing the rewards and challenges of taking on such a feat. The photo shown here is near the border between Ecuador and Peru. This is one meeting you won’t want to miss!

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

 

events

Wine Country WeekendOur event for April is the annual Wine Country Getaway! Meet at the Simmons home for a light brunch before embarking on a memorable trip to Santa Barbara. Our journey will take us along a relaxing 80-mile scenic route to Santa Barbara on Wednesday. Thursday will include a scenic drive over the Santa Ynez Mountains and into wine country for the afternoon, stopping for lunch and other special activities. Wine Country WeekendWe finish the night with a group dinner at a local restaurant, and return home on Friday morning. Visit the Calendar Page for more information.

NOTE: This is an RSVP event! Please contact Steve Simmons if you plan to attend.

March Event Recap: Our trip to the Malamut Vintage Car Museum was enjoyed by 36 members and guests. Six TCs were in attendance driven by Ellis, Hanes, Simmons, Mathison, Loe and Edgar. A seventh TC driven by Thelander had a problem en route and returned home.

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 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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Late March

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New Dates for Wine Country Getaway!

Our Wine Country Getaway event has moved one week earlier to April 27-29.  This will be a mid-week event which will allow for much lower hotel costs in the Santa Barbara area.  If you plan to attend, make your hotel reservations as soon as possible!  They are filling up quickly.  See the Calendar Page for more information.

Wildflower Tour Canceled

The 2016 Joe Douglass Windflower Tour has been canceled due to a lack of blooms.  Reports as of late March say there are virtually no poppies in the reserve this year.  Keep you fingers crossed for next year’s bloom!

2016 Conclave Dates Announced

The 60th annual TCMG / ARR Conclave will be held October 6-9, 2016 in San Luis Obispo. Check the Calendar Page 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

boadle-mgbgtOur next monthly meeting on April 26, will feature a special guest, Simon Boadle from Australia, who along with his wife Maddie has driven an MGB GT across entire continents in the name of adventure.  Simon will give a presentation on his travels, detailing the rewards and challenges of taking on such a feat.  The photo shown here is near the border between Ecuador and Peru.  This is one meeting you won’t want to miss!

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

 

events

Wine Country WeekendOur event for April is the annual Wine Country Getaway!  Meet at the Simmons home for a light brunch before embarking on a memorable trip to Santa Barbara. Our journey will take us along a relaxing 80-mile scenic route to Santa Barbara on Wednesday. Thursday will include a scenic drive over the Santa Ynez Mountains and into wine country for the afternoon, stopping for lunch and other special activities. Wine Country WeekendWe finish the night with a group dinner at a local restaurant, and return home on Friday morning.  Visit the Calendar Page for more information.

NOTE: This is an RSVP event! Please contact Steve Simmons if you plan to attend.

March Event Recap: Our trip to the Malamut Vintage Car Museum was enjoyed by 36 members and guests.  Six TCs were in attendance driven by Ellis, Hanes, Simmons, Mathison, Loe and Edgar.  A seventh TC driven by Thelander had a problem en route and returned home.

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 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 March

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TCMG Member Bill Risser Passes

It is a sad duty to report the passing of TCMG member Bill Risser. He and his good friend and neighbor Charlie Duvall have been members since 2007. Bill owned his beautiful 1948 MG TC since 1972.

To read a full obituary, click here. A viewing will be held on Monday February 8th, from 4:00-6:00 P.M. at Cabot and Sons, located at 27 Chestnut St., Pasadena, CA 91103 and TCMG members are welcome to attend.

2016 Conclave Dates Announced

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

 

meetings

gordens-garageAt our next monthly meeting on March 22, TCMG member Gorden Bundy will give a presentation on the various projects he’s working on in his garage, including his TC, a recently acquired TF and his latest purchase, a custom enclosed trailer that was designed to carry a TD.  This will be an open discussion program where members (especially those with trailer experience) can give suggestions on various aspects of the work being performed.  There will also be a picture or two of other recent additions to his garage, a Ural motorcycle with side car and a BMW adventure bike.  This is sure to be a fun presentation!

Our program on the Pebble Beach Road Races at the February meeting was enjoyed by 24 members.  Two TCs graced the parking lot, driven by Loe and Simmons.

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

 

events

Malmut Museum

Join us on Saturday, March 19 for a trip to Mike Malmut’s Vintage Car Museum in Newbury Park. The museum is a private collection featuring an eclectic mix of vintage cars including a large number of micro cars and early air-cooled Porsches and VWs. There are also many American, British, French, German and Italian vehicles on display in addition to vintage gas pumps, televisions and radios, jukeboxes and more.

Malmut MuseumOur day starts in Malibu with breakfast and an incredible scenic drive through the Santa Monica Mountains and quiet country back roads, terminating at the museum. Lunch will follow the event at a nearby restaurant. This is an event not to be missed! Watch for a flyer in the mail with details on meeting time and location, as well as an ad in the March newsletter.

Lame Duk Kup Recap: Congratulations to Richard and Sandra Loe for winning the 2016 Lame Duk Kup Rallye! It was a fierce competition followed by the traditional attempts to cheat one’s way to victory during scoring. There were no losers however, as the roads were outstanding and the weather perfect.

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 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

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.

February 25: New info added to the Sargent Award page.

February 8: New photos added for Malcolm & Joyce Buckeridge.

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

TCMG Member Bill Risser Passes

It is a sad duty to report the passing of TCMG member Bill Risser.  He and his good friend and neighbor Charlie Duvall have been members since 2007.  Bill owned his beautiful 1948 MG TC since 1972.

To read a full obituary, click here.  A viewing will be held on Monday February 8th, from 4:00-6:00 P.M. at Cabot and Sons, located at 27 Chestnut St., Pasadena, CA 91103 and TCMG members are welcome to attend.

2016 Conclave Dates Announced

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

 

meetings

pebblebeach-adOur next monthly meeting is on February 23rd at the usual Montrose location.  The program is Movie Night, where members will be showing a one-hour presentation of early photos and stories from the Pebble Beach Road Races.  We will hear quips about the races from TCMG member Bob Koons, who races TCs and presently owns one of the cars that ran in the first race at Pebble Beach.  Listen to interviews from the men who were there, and see the likes of Al Moss, Carroll Shelby, Phil Hill and Stirling Moss racing through the trees. See TCs pushing the corners,  glimpses of the Flying Shingle plus many other fabulous race cars of the past in action.  A truly wonderful presentation you are sure to enjoy!

Thanks to Curt Sorensen for putting on this year’s Puzzle Night. It was a very challenging competition, with the 4-person team of Richard & Sandra Loe and Steve & Linda Simmons coming through victorious.

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

 

events

Malmut Museum

Join us on Saturday, March 19 for a trip to Mike Malmut’s Vintage Car Museum in Newbury Park. The museum is a private collection featuring an eclectic mix of vintage cars including a large number of micro cars and early air-cooled Porsches and VWs. There are also many American, British, French, German and Italian vehicles on display in addition to vintage gas pumps, televisions and radios, jukeboxes and more.Malmut Museum

Our day starts in Malibu with breakfast and an incredible scenic drive through the Santa Monica Mountains and quiet country back roads, terminating at the museum.  Lunch will follow the event at a nearby restaurant.  This is an event not to be missed!  Watch for a flyer in the mail with details on meeting time and location, as well as an ad in the March newsletter.

Lame Duk Kup Recap: Congratulations to Richard and Sandra Loe for winning the 2016 Lame Duk Kup Rallye!  It was a fierce competition followed by the traditional attempts to cheat one’s way to victory during scoring.  There were no losers however, as the roads were outstanding and the weather perfect.

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 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

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.

February 25: New info added to the Sargent Award page.

February 8: New photos added for Malcolm & Joyce Buckeridge.

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

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2016 TCMG Council Announced

Please welcome the newly elected 2016 TC Motoring Guild Executive Council! Your new Executive Officers are Curt Sorensen, Ron Simon, Sandra Loe, Steve Simmons, Joyce Edgar, David Edgar, and Gorden Bundy. Additional club chairs are Don McLish, Bobbie Simon and Jan Sorensen. Thank you to everyone who gives their time to keep our club running smoothly!

Executive Council

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

Club Chairs

Events – Steve Simmons
Programs – David Edgar
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 2015:

  • Frank Mason Award -Steve Simmons
  • 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 2015

Richard and Sandra Loe, one of two couples last year who won Iron Bottom awards, have just achieved a second consecutive perfect attendance. That means they will not have missed a single TCMG event or meeting WITH THEIR TC in two years! Congratulations to the Loes for this amazing feat!

 

meetings

Our next monthly meeting is on February 23rd.  Details on the program are forthcoming.

Thanks to Curt Sorensen for putting on this year’s Puzzle Night.  It was a very challenging competition, with the 4-person team of Richard & Sandra Loe and Steve & Linda Simmons coming through victorious.

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

 

events

lame-duk-rallyJoin us for the 2016 Lame Duk Rallye on January 37th (February 6)! Test your powers of perception as you journey along roads less traveled. See the charming and rural areas of Old Topanga Canyon, Fernwood and Monte Nido while seeking answers to nefarious easy questions provided by your rally master. Answer wisely and win the coveted Lame Duk Trophy!

Watch for a flyer in the mail for details on starting time, location and lunch plans.

Our driving events for 2015 concluded with the Halfway House Cafe Brunch. Sixteen members and six TCs took part in a great final outing for the year.

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

Please welcome our newest members!

 

web-site

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.

February 25: New info added to the Sargent Award page.

February 8: New photos added for Malcolm & Joyce Buckeridge.

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

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2016 TCMG Council Announced

Please welcome the newly elected 2016 TC Motoring Guild Executive Council! Your new Executive Officers are Curt Sorensen, Ron Simon, Sandra Loe, Steve Simmons, Joyce Edgar, David Edgar, and Gorden Bundy. Additional club chairs are Don McLish, Bobbie Simon and Jan Sorensen. Thank you to everyone who gives their time to keep our club running smoothly!

Executive Council

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

Club Chairs

Events – Steve Simmons
ProgramsVolunteers needed!!!
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 2015:

  • Frank Mason Award -Steve Simmons
  • 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 2015

Richard and Sandra Loe, one of two couples last year who won Iron Bottom awards, have just achieved a second consecutive perfect attendance. That means they will not have missed a single TCMG event or meeting WITH THEIR TC in two years! Congratulations to the Loes for this amazing feat!

 

meetings

jigsawFancy yourself a champion puzzle solver? Take part in our jigsaw puzzle challenge at the first meeting of 2016 on January 26! Teams will compete for the fastest time to solve a TCMG-related puzzle. Who will be crowned champion? Be there to find out!   Start the new year off with some M.G. fun, and use the chance to meet your new 2016 TCMG executive council!

Thanks to Fran Thelander for organizing our holiday party this year at Hotel Huntington Beach. Thanks also to Lucy McCanne for decorating the room. Over 40 members attended including long time member Doty Smith all the way from Massachusetts! Attendees enjoyed a live auction led by our own Art Ludwick, among other activities.

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

 

events

Join us for the 2016 Lame Duk Rallye on January 37th (February 6)! Test your powers of perception as you journey along roads less traveled. See the charming and rural areas of Old Topanga Canyon, Fernwood and Monte Nido while seeking answers to nefarious easy questions provided by your rally master. Answer wisely and win the coveted Lame Duk Trophy!

Watch for a flyer in the mail for details on starting time and location.

Our driving events for 2015 concluded with the Halfway House Cafe Brunch. Sixteen members and six TCs took part in a great final outing for the year.

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

Please welcome our newest members!

 

web-site

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.

February 25: New info added to the Sargent Award page.

February 8: New photos added for Malcolm & Joyce Buckeridge.

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

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2016 TCMG Council Announced

Please welcome the newly elected 2016 TC Motoring Guild Executive Council! Your new Executive Officers are Curt Sorensen, Ron Simon, Sandra Loe, Steve Simmons, Joyce Edgar, David Edgar, and Gorden Bundy. Additional club chairs are Don McLish, Bobbie Simon and Jan Sorensen. Thank you to everyone who gives their time to keep our club running smoothly!

Executive Council

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

Club Chairs

Events – Steve Simmons
ProgramsVolunteers needed!!!
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 2015:

  • Frank Mason Award -Steve Simmons
  • 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 2015

Richard and Sandra Loe, one of two couples last year who won Iron Bottom awards, have just achieved a second consecutive perfect attendance. That means they will not have missed a single TCMG event or meeting WITH THEIR TC in two years! Congratulations to the Loes for this amazing feat!

 

meetings

The first meeting of 2016 will be held on January 26th in Montrose. The program for the evening will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Thanks to Fran Thelander for organizing our holiday party this year at Hotel Huntington Beach. Thanks also to Lucy McCanne for decorating the room. Over 40 members attended including long time member Doty Smith all the way from Massachusetts! Attendees enjoyed a live auction led by our own Art Ludwick, among other activities.

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

 

events

Our driving events for 2015 concluded with the Halfway House Cafe Brunch. Sixteen members and six TCs took part in a great final outing for the year.

Our next event is the Lame Duk Cup in early February. 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

Please welcome our newest members!

 

web-site

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.

February 25: New info added to the Sargent Award page.

February 8: New photos added for Malcolm & Joyce Buckeridge.

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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2016 TCMG Council Announced

Please welcome the newly elected 2016 TC Motoring Guild Executive Council! Your new Executive Officers are Curt Sorensen, Ron Simon, Sandra Loe, Steve Simmons, Joyce Edgar, David Edgar, and Gorden Bundy. Additional club chairs are Don McLish, Bobbie Simon and Jan Sorensen. Thank you to everyone who gives their time to keep our club running smoothly!

Executive Council

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

Club Chairs

Events – Steve Simmons
ProgramsVolunteers needed!!!
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 2015:

  • Frank Mason Award -Steve Simmons
  • 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 2015

Richard and Sandra Loe, one of two couples last year who won Iron Bottom awards, have just achieved a second consecutive perfect attendance. That means they will not have missed a single TCMG event or meeting WITH THEIR TC in two years! Congratulations to the Loes for this amazing feat!

 

meetings

The first meeting of 2016 will be held on January 26th in Montrose.  The program for the evening will be announced soon.  Stay tuned!

Thanks to Fran Thelander for organizing our holiday party this year at Hotel Huntington Beach.  Thanks also to Lucy McCanne for decorating the room.  Over 40 members attended including long time member Doty Smith all the way from Massachusetts!  Attendees enjoyed a live auction led by our own Art Ludwick, among other activities.

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

 

events

Our driving events for the year concluded with the Halfway House Cafe Brunch. Sixteen members and six TCs took part in a great final outing for 2015.

Our next event is the Lame Duk Cup in early 2016. 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

Please welcome our newest members!

 

web-site

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.

February 25: New info added to the Sargent Award page.

February 8: New photos added for Malcolm & Joyce Buckeridge.

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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The 2015 TCMG Holiday Party is Coming!

Our annual holiday party is this Sunday!  Don’t miss this annual tradition!  See the Calendar Page for more information.

Record Run Being Attempted

Richard and Sandra Loe, one of two couples last year who won Iron Bottom awards, are going for a second consecutive perfect attendance.  That means they will not have missed a single TCMG event or meeting WITH THEIR TC in two years!  Will they make it?  Search the holiday party parking lot for their TC to find out before it’s announced!

 

meetings

The last meeting of the year is our much anticipated holiday party and annual meeting!  tc-holidayThe 2015 holiday party will be held on Sunday, December 13 at Hotel Huntington Beach.  A block of rooms are being held at the hotel for those traveling in from longer distances. (Booking deadline is now passed but rooms may still be available)  In addition to great company and lots of food, you will also enjoy the following entertainment and activities:

  • A live auction run by our own Art Ludwick.  If you haven’t seen Art in action, you’re in for a treat!  Item donations for the auction are greatly appreciated and funds raised are used to help run our club!
  • Each membership will receive one raffle ticket at the door, for a chance to win a $100 prize! You must be present at the time of drawing to win.
  • Awards ceremonies for our three prestigious trophies – Earl Sargent Memorial “Use it or lose it” Trophy, Frank Mason Award, Breakdown Award.  One of our memberships is also attempting a new club record – two consecutive years of perfect attendance to all TCMG meetings and events for an entire year!  Be there to see if they achieve this very difficult task and win the Iron Bottom Award!
  • Announcement of the 2016 TC Motoring Guild Executive Council.
  • Bring a new, unwrapped toy for our toy drive!  Esther Belland will take all toys donated to the Foster Children’s Resource Center, run by the Hilltoppers Auxilliary, a part of the Assistance League of Los Angeles.

If you plan to attend the holiday party, please send your meal choices along with a check to our treasurer as soon as possible.  The deadline is December 5 so don’t delay!  See the latest newsletter for meal and pricing information.

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

 

events

Our driving events for the year concluded with the Halfway House Cafe Brunch. Sixteen members and six TCs took part in a great final outing for 2015.

Our next event is the Lame Duk Cup in early 2016. 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

Please welcome our newest members!

 

web-site

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.

February 25: New info added to the Sargent Award page.

February 8: New photos added for Malcolm & Joyce Buckeridge.

January 24: New page added for member Kregg Hunsberger.

January 24: New photos added for Jim & Jan Sullivan.

January 10: New page added for the Iron Bottom Award.

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

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The 2015 TCMG Holiday Party is Coming!

Our annual holiday party is only weeks away, so mark your calendars for December 13 and send in your meal choices! See the Calendar Page for more information.

 

meetings

grab

Our next monthly meeting is November 24th. Our night will start with a brief video presentation by Jim Crandall, showing highlights from the 1992 Great Rally Around Britain in which several TCMG members transported their TCs to England for an extended driving tour. Following the video will be a “show and tell” by former GRABers of their favorite rally photos and other memorabilia. Stan Belland has agreed to lead with his recollections of “How GRAB was born,” followed by anecdotes from other participants ranging from planning and preparation to surviving breakdowns and British weather.

Any TCMG members who may be toying with the wild idea of another “extreme” TC tour should hear these tales of woe as well as the fond recollections. But all members should enjoy the variety of experiences shared by those who were brave enough (read crazy enough) to commit to months of planning and weeks of extended touring in an MGTC.

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

 

events

Our driving events for the year concluded with the Halfway House Cafe Brunch.  Sixteen members and six TCs took part in a great final outing for 2015.

Our next event is the Lame Duk Cup in early 2016.  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 membership news at this time.

 

web-site

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.

February 25: New info added to the Sargent Award page.

February 8: New photos added for Malcolm & Joyce Buckeridge.

January 24: New page added for member Kregg Hunsberger.

January 24: New photos added for Jim & Jan Sullivan.

January 10: New page added for the Iron Bottom Award.

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

The 2015 TCMG Holiday Party is Coming!

Our annual holiday party is only weeks away, so mark your calendars for December 13 and send in your meal choices! See the Calendar Page for more information.

TCMG Loses a cherished member

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of an icon in the TC Motoring Guild, Tony Henkels. Besides being a talented machinist, he was a true gentleman and great friend to so many of us over the years that he was in the club. Tony was always ready to help his friends with their cars and offered expert advice at every chance. His wife Cindy writes the following:

It is with a very heavy heart that I tell you my beloved Tony passed away last night. Family and a few close friends were here with him. He was such a wonderful loving man and I am truly blessed to have been part of his life. We all will miss him so much!

It was very peaceful as we all said our goodbyes to him. I told him we had such a wonderful life together in sickness and in health until death do us part, and said it was okay for him to go, I didn’t want him to suffer anymore. A minute or two later he took his last breath.

He fought bladder cancer and scans showed he was good, no cancer anywhere, that was just 6 months ago. A lot of time the cancer will return and when it does it is with a vengeance, that is what happened. Just a couple weeks ago we found that it had returned and spread everywhere so we chose to have Hospice come.

When we make arrangements I will let you know. Hope everything is good and well in your lives, enjoy every minute! Love & Hugs, Cindy

Great Turnout at Henkels Service!

The service for TCMG member Tony Henkles brought out 25 club members and five TCs, one of them Tony’s old TC looking as good as ever. Lots of other classics made showings as well, including Tony’s two very original cars, a 1928 Lincoln and a Jaguar XK-120.

 

meetings

grab

Our next monthly meeting is November 24th.  Our night will start with a brief video presentation by Jim Crandall, showing highlights from the 1992 Great Rally Around Britain in which several TCMG members transported their TCs to England for an extended driving tour. Following the video will be a “show and tell” by former GRABers of their favorite rally photos and other memorabilia. Stan Belland has agreed to lead with his recollections of “How GRAB was born,” followed by anecdotes from other participants ranging from planning and preparation to surviving breakdowns and British weather.

Any TCMG members who may be toying with the wild idea of another “extreme” TC tour should hear these tales of woe as well as the fond recollections. But all members should enjoy the variety of experiences shared by those who were brave enough (read crazy enough) to commit to months of planning and weeks of extended touring in an MGTC.

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

 

events

halfway-house-cafeOn Saturday, November 14, cruise through the rural areas of Northern Los Angeles County on this 70-mile tour, featuring a stop at The Halfway House for brunch.  This out-of-the-way eatery was established in 1931 and hasn’t changed much since.  Also enjoy some lesser used byways as we wind our way to where the food is.

Watch for a flyer in the mail with further information!

October event recap: The 59th Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave was well attended with 49 members and guests, and 14 TCs (one a TA) plus other classics.

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

TC Motoring Guild welcomes our newest member!

 

web-site

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.

February 25: New info added to the Sargent Award page.

February 8: New photos added for Malcolm & Joyce Buckeridge.

January 24: New page added for member Kregg Hunsberger.

January 24: New photos added for Jim & Jan Sullivan.

January 10: New page added for the Iron Bottom Award.

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

The 2015 TCMG Holiday Party is Coming!

Our annual holiday party is only weeks away, so mark your calendars for December 13 and send in your meal choices!  See the Calendar Page for more information.

TCMG Loses a cherished member

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of an icon in the TC Motoring Guild, Tony Henkels. Besides being a talented machinist, he was a true gentleman and great friend to so many of us over the years that he was in the club. Tony was always ready to help his friends with their cars and offered expert advice at every chance. His wife Cindy writes the following:

It is with a very heavy heart that I tell you my beloved Tony passed away last night. Family and a few close friends were here with him. He was such a wonderful loving man and I am truly blessed to have been part of his life. We all will miss him so much!

It was very peaceful as we all said our goodbyes to him. I told him we had such a wonderful life together in sickness and in health until death do us part, and said it was okay for him to go, I didn’t want him to suffer anymore. A minute or two later he took his last breath.

He fought bladder cancer and scans showed he was good, no cancer anywhere, that was just 6 months ago. A lot of time the cancer will return and when it does it is with a vengeance, that is what happened. Just a couple weeks ago we found that it had returned and spread everywhere so we chose to have Hospice come.

When we make arrangements I will let you know. Hope everything is good and well in your lives, enjoy every minute! Love & Hugs, Cindy

Great Turnout at Henkels Service!

The service for TCMG member Tony Henkles brought out 25 club members and five TCs, one of them Tony’s old TC looking as good as ever. Lots of other classics made showings as well, including Tony’s two very original cars, a 1928 Lincoln and a Jaguar XK-120.

meetings

halloween-party

Our next monthly meeting is October 27th. This is our annual Halloween Pizza Party Potluck! There will be entertainment, prizes and good food a-plenty. Also partake in nominations for the 2016 TCMG Board.

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

events

Our November event is still being ironed out.  Check back soon for date and details!

October event recap: The 59th Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave was well attended with 49 members and guests, and 14 TCs (one a TA) plus other classics.

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

TC Motoring Guild welcomes our newest member!

web-site

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.

February 25: New info added to the Sargent Award page.

February 8: New photos added for Malcolm & Joyce Buckeridge.

January 24: New page added for member Kregg Hunsberger.

January 24: New photos added for Jim & Jan Sullivan.

January 10: New page added for the Iron Bottom Award.

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

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Conclave is coming!

Less than one week until the 59th Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave on October 9-11 in Cambria! Check the Calendar Page for details. Don’t miss this annual tradition!

TCMG Loses a cherished member

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of an icon in the TC Motoring Guild, Tony Henkels. Besides being a talented machinist, he was a true gentleman and great friend to so many of us over the years that he was in the club. Tony was always ready to help his friends with their cars and offered expert advice at every chance. His wife Cindy writes the following:

It is with a very heavy heart that I tell you my beloved Tony passed away last night. Family and a few close friends were here with him. He was such a wonderful loving man and I am truly blessed to have been part of his life. We all will miss him so much!

It was very peaceful as we all said our goodbyes to him. I told him we had such a wonderful life together in sickness and in health until death do us part, and said it was okay for him to go, I didn’t want him to suffer anymore. A minute or two later he took his last breath.

He fought bladder cancer and scans showed he was good, no cancer anywhere, that was just 6 months ago. A lot of time the cancer will return and when it does it is with a vengeance, that is what happened. Just a couple weeks ago we found that it had returned and spread everywhere so we chose to have Hospice come.

When we make arrangements I will let you know. Hope everything is good and well in your lives, enjoy every minute! Love & Hugs, Cindy

Great Turnout at Henkels Service!

The service for TCMG member Tony Henkles brought out 25 club members and five TCs, one of them Tony’s old TC looking as good as ever.  Lots of other classics made showings as well, including Tony’s two very original cars, a 1928 Lincoln and a Jaguar XK-120.

 
 

meetings

halloween-party

Our next monthly meeting is October 27th.  This is our annual Halloween Pizza Party Potluck!  There will be entertainment, prizes and good food a-plenty.  Also partake in nominations for the 2016 TCMG Board.

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

 
 

events

bluebird-inn-cambriaDon’t miss our premiere event of the year, the Annual Conclave with the Abingdon Rough Riders! This year’s event will be held October 9-11 in Cambria, at the charming Bluebird Inn on Main Street. Well over 50 members are signed up, and we expect over 20 TCs to be present in the lineup! For the latest information on hotels, activities, etc, please click here.

To see photos from previous years and learn about this event’s 59-year history, visit the Conclave Pages.

September event recap: 15 members and guests and two TCs attended our September event at the Gene Autry Museum. 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

TC Motoring Guild welcomes our newest member!

 
 

web-site

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.

February 25: New info added to the Sargent Award page.

February 8: New photos added for Malcolm & Joyce Buckeridge.

January 24: New page added for member Kregg Hunsberger.

January 24: New photos added for Jim & Jan Sullivan.

January 10: New page added for the Iron Bottom Award.

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

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TCMG Loses a cherished member

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of an icon in the TC Motoring Guild, Tony Henkels.  Besides being a talented machinist, he was a true gentleman and great friend to so many of us over the years that he was in the club.  Tony was always ready to help his friends with their cars and offered expert advice at every chance. His wife Cindy writes the following:

It is with a very heavy heart that I tell you my beloved Tony passed away last night. Family and a few close friends were here with him. He was such a wonderful loving man and I am truly blessed to have been part of his life. We all will miss him so much!

It was very peaceful as we all said our goodbyes to him. I told him we had such a wonderful life together in sickness and in health until death do us part, and said it was okay for him to go, I didn’t want him to suffer anymore. A minute or two later he took his last breath.

He fought bladder cancer and scans showed he was good, no cancer anywhere, that was just 6 months ago. A lot of time the cancer will return and when it does it is with a vengeance, that is what happened. Just a couple weeks ago we found that it had returned and spread everywhere so we chose to have Hospice come.

When we make arrangements I will let you know.  Hope everything is good and well in your lives, enjoy every minute!  Love & Hugs, Cindy

Henkels Service Information Announced

Those coming to the Funeral Mass are encouraged to bring their Classic or Collectible car.

Rosary
Sunday Sept 27th, 7:00 pm
St Andrew’s church
311 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena 91103
Funeral Mass
Friday Oct 2nd, 1:00 pm
St Rita’s church
318 N Baldwin Ave, Sierra Madre 91024
Parking lot and street parking.
Cemetery & Reception to follow in Sierra Madre.
Conclave is coming!

Less than a month until the 59th Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave on October 9-11 in Cambria! Check the Calendar Page for details. Don’t miss this annual tradition!

New Regalia Items

Check out our Regalia Page for new regalia items! We have recently added two jigsaw puzzles to our regalia offerings. These are the same puzzles featured in our annual Puzzle Night competitions! They feature the lineups from our 2013 and 2014 TCMG / ARR Conclaves. Quantities are limited, so buy yours before they are all gone!


meetings

 

GRABOur next monthly meeting on November 24 will start with a brief video presentation by Jim Crandall, showing highlights from the 1992 Great Rally Around Britain in which several TCMG members transported their TCs to England for an extended driving tour. Following the video will be a “show and tell” by former GRABers of their favorite rally photos and other memorabilia. Stan Belland has agreed to lead with his recollections of “How GRAB was born,” followed by anecdotes from other participants ranging from planning and preparation to surviving breakdowns and British weather.

Any TCMG members who may be toying with the wild idea of another “extreme” TC tour should hear these tales of woe as well as the fond recollections. But all members should enjoy the variety of experiences shared by those who were brave enough (read crazy enough) to commit to months of planning and weeks of extended touring in an MGTC.


events

bluebird-inn-cambriaDon’t miss our premiere event of the year, the Annual Conclave with the Abingdon Rough Riders!  This year’s event will be held October 9-11 in Cambria, at the charming Bluebird Inn on Main Street.  Well over 50 members are signed up, and we expect over 20 TCs to be present in the lineup!  For the latest information on hotels, activities, etc, please click here.

To see photos from previous years and learn about this event’s 59-year history, visit the Conclave Pages.

September event recap: 15 members and guests and two TCs attended our September event at the Gene Autry Museum. 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

TC Motoring Guild welcomes our newest member!


web-site

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.

February 25: New info added to the Sargent Award page.

February 8: New photos added for Malcolm & Joyce Buckeridge.

January 24: New page added for member Kregg Hunsberger.

January 24: New photos added for Jim & Jan Sullivan.

January 10: New page added for the Iron Bottom Award.

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

Conclave is coming!

The 59th Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave will be held October 9-11 in Cambria. Check the Calendar Page for details. Don’t miss this annual tradition!

New Regalia Items

Check out our Regalia Page for new regalia items! We have recently added two jigsaw puzzles to our regalia offerings. These are the same puzzles featured in our annual Puzzle Night competitions! They feature the lineups from our 2013 and 2014 TCMG / ARR Conclaves. Quantities are limited, so buy yours before they are all gone!


meetings

route66videoNote location change!  Our annual movie night on September 22 has moved back to our regular Montrose location this year.  The presentation will be part one of a two-part program on Route 66, a road that has captured the imagination of generations, both home and abroad.  In this video, you will travel the “Mother Road” with noted author and highway historian Michael Wallis as he revisits the tourist spots and quaint motels, secret corners and little towns made famous by his popular book.

Thanks to David Reid and Terry Schuller for a fascinating look at the technology and methods of underwater photography!


events

Fremont-flagOur next event on September 12 takes us to the Gene Autry Museum for a special exhibit on the Civil War in the Western states.  “Empire and Liberty” is the first major museum exhibition to examine the American Civil War from the vantage point of Westward expansion.  Explore an array of more than 200 artifacts, including Texas slave sale documents, Andrés Pico’s war drum, the battle flag carried by soldiers of the California Hundred, a Buffalo Soldier’s revolver, and Cherokee General Stand Watie’s bowie knife. This exhibition shows how the Civil War was more than a clash between the North and South; it was part of a history of how America would expand.

After the exhibit we will enjoy lunch (of course!), and afterward for those interested there will be a showing of a Civil War movie starring Errol Flynn.  The film is free with your museum admission.  Look for a flyer in the mail with details on meeting time and location, etc.

August event recap: Five TCs and 18 members and guests took part in our tour of the Adolfo Camarillo House in August. TCs were driven by Loe, Buckeridge, Simmons, Einhorn and Crandall.

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

TC Motoring Guild welcomes our newest member!


web-site

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.

February 25: New info added to the Sargent Award page.

February 8: New photos added for Malcolm & Joyce Buckeridge.

January 24: New page added for member Kregg Hunsberger.

January 24: New photos added for Jim & Jan Sullivan.

January 10: New page added for the Iron Bottom Award.

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

Conclave dates and location announced! (note changes)

The 59th Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave will be held October 9-11 in Cambria. Check the Calendar Page for details. Don’t miss this annual tradition!

New Regalia Items

Check out our Regalia Page for new regalia items! We have recently added two jigsaw puzzles to our regalia offerings. These are the same puzzles featured in our annual Puzzle Night competitions! They feature the lineups from our 2013 and 2014 TCMG / ARR Conclaves. Quantities are limited, so buy yours before they are all gone!


meetings

Our next monthly meeting on August 25 will feature TCMG members David Reid and Terry Schuller with a followup presentation to their previous program, discussing their career in underwater photography and the equipment required to do this kind of work. Learn about their cameras and techniques, plus enjoy samples of their work at this most interesting presentation.

Many thanks to Sandra Loe for her presentation at our July meeting on the art of making custom pottery!


events

Our September event is being finalized at the moment and will be announced as soon as the details are worked out.

August event recap: Five TCs and 18 members and guests took part in our tour of the Adolfo Camarillo House in August.  TCs were driven by Loe, Buckeridge, Simmons, Einhorn and Crandall.

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

TC Motoring Guild welcomes our newest members!


web-site

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.

February 25: New info added to the Sargent Award page.

February 8: New photos added for Malcolm & Joyce Buckeridge.

January 24: New page added for member Kregg Hunsberger.

January 24: New photos added for Jim & Jan Sullivan.

January 10: New page added for the Iron Bottom Award.

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

Conclave dates and location announced! (note changes)

The 59th Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave will be held October 9-11 in Cambria. Check the Calendar Page for details. Don’t miss this annual tradition!

New Regalia Items

Check out our Regalia Page for new regalia items! We have recently added two jigsaw puzzles to our regalia offerings. These are the same puzzles featured in our annual Puzzle Night competitions! They feature the lineups from our 2013 and 2014 TCMG / ARR Conclaves. Quantities are limited, so buy yours before they are all gone!


meetings

Our next monthly meeting on August 25 will feature TCMG members David Reid and Terry Schuller with a followup presentation to their previous program, discussing their career in underwater photography and the equipment required to do this kind of work. Learn about their cameras and techniques, plus enjoy samples of their work at this most interesting presentation.

Many thanks to Sandra Loe for her presentation at our July meeting on the art of making custom pottery!


events

adolfo-camarillo-houseOn August 22, take a drive to the city of Camarillo for a tour of the historic Adolfo Camarillo House, built in 1892. This two-story Queen Anne Victorian style home is maintained as it was when new, and still includes the barns and stables built to house the famous Camarillo White Horses. Beat the Summer heat by joining us along the coast for this cool and historic event! Stay tuned for further details.

July event recap: Two TCs graced the parking lot at the USS Iowa, driven by Richard and Sandra Loe and Larry and Tracy Pate.

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


newsletter

The special Classic Chassis for August is online and ready for viewing. Click here to get it!

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


web-site

TC Motoring Guild welcomes our newest members!


web-site

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.

February 25: New info added to the Sargent Award page.

February 8: New photos added for Malcolm & Joyce Buckeridge.

January 24: New page added for member Kregg Hunsberger.

January 24: New photos added for Jim & Jan Sullivan.

January 10: New page added for the Iron Bottom Award.

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

Conclave dates and location announced! (note changes)

The 59th Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave will be held October 9-11 in Cambria. Check the Calendar Page for details. Don’t miss this annual tradition!

TC Motoring Guild Storms GoF West!

Congratulations to all the TC Motoring Guild award winners at GoF West 2015 in Rohnert Park last month! In all, 27 members with 11 TCs (plus one TD) were in attendance along with several registered as “in spirit”. Club members took several awards in the various competitions, including a sweep of all three places in the TC class of the car display. Full results are listed below.

Car Display
1st Place, TC class – Rick & Judy Storms
2nd Place, TC class – Bill & Suzanne Young
3rd Place, TC class – Steve & Linda Simmons
Honorable Mention, TC Class – Pete & Fran Thelander

Rallye
2nd Place (Driver) – Howard Shempp

Funkhana
1st Place (T-Series Class) – David & Joyce Edgar

Carless Funkhana
Best Man – Pete Thelander
Best Lady – Linda Simmons

Arts & Crafts
Best General Interest Photograph – Terry Schuller
Best MG Model Display – Bill Young
Best Crafts – Brian Sonnor

New Regalia Items

Check out our Regalia Page for new regalia items! We have just added two jigsaw puzzles to our regalia offerings. These are the same puzzles featured in our annual Puzzle Night competitions! They feature the lineups from our 2013 and 2014 TCMG / ARR Conclaves. Quantities are limited, so buy yours before they are all gone!


meetings

potteryOur next monthly meeting on July 28 will feature a special presentation by TCMG member Sandra Loe on making custom pottery. Examples will be on hand to examine, and Sandra will describe the process, tools and materials used in her creations.

The Henkel’s Picnic meeting in June was enjoyed by 39 members and guests, with five TCs driven by Buckeridge, Loe, Ratnayake, Simmons and Spiegel. Also present in a classic was Dave Reid in his XK-150, and of course our hosts showing their all original XK-120 and 1928 Lincoln.


events

adolfo-camarillo-houseOn August 22, take a drive to the city of Camarillo for a tour of the historic Adolfo Camarillo House, built in 1892.  This two-story Queen Anne Victorian style home is maintained as it was when new, and still includes the barns and stables built to house the famous Camarillo White Horses.  Beat the Summer heat by joining us along the coast for this cool and historic event!  Stay tuned for further details.

July event recap: Two TCs graced the parking lot at the USS Iowa, driven by Richard and Sandra Loe and Larry and Tracy Pate.

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


newsletter

The special Classic Chassis for August is online and ready for viewing. Click here to get it!

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


web-site

TC Motoring Guild welcomes our newest members!


web-site

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.

February 25: New info added to the Sargent Award page.

February 8: New photos added for Malcolm & Joyce Buckeridge.

January 24: New page added for member Kregg Hunsberger.

January 24: New photos added for Jim & Jan Sullivan.

January 10: New page added for the Iron Bottom Award.

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

Conclave dates and location announced! (note changes)

The 59th Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave will be held October 9-11 in Cambria. Check the Calendar Page for details.  Don’t miss this annual tradition!

TC Motoring Guild Storms GoF West!

Congratulations to all the TC Motoring Guild award winners at GoF West 2015 in Rohnert Park this month!  In all, 27 members with 11 TCs (plus one TD) were in attendance along with several registered as “in spirit”. Club members took several awards in the various competitions, including a sweep of all three places in the TC class of the car display. Full results are listed below.

Car Display
1st Place, TC class – Rick & Judy Storms
2nd Place, TC class – Bill & Suzanne Young
3rd Place, TC class – Steve & Linda Simmons
Honorable Mention, TC Class – Pete & Fran Thelander

Rallye
2nd Place (Driver) – Howard Shempp

Funkhana
1st Place (T-Series Class) – David & Joyce Edgar

Carless Funkhana
Best Man – Pete Thelander
Best Lady – Linda Simmons

Arts & Crafts
Best General Interest Photograph – Terry Schuller
Best MG Model Display – Bill Young
Best Crafts – Brian Sonnor

New Regalia Items

Check out our Regalia Page for new regalia items! We have just added two jigsaw puzzles to our regalia offerings. These are the same puzzles featured in our annual Puzzle Night competitions! They feature the lineups from our 2013 and 2014 TCMG / ARR Conclaves. Quantities are limited, so buy yours before they are all gone!


meetings

potteryOur next monthly meeting on July 28 will feature a special presentation by TCMG member Sandra Loe on making custom pottery. Examples will be on hand to examine, and Sandra will describe the process, tools and materials used in her creations.

The Henkel’s Picnic meeting in June was enjoyed by 39 members and guests, with five TCs driven by Buckeridge, Loe, Ratnayake, Simmons and Spiegel.  Also present in a classic was Dave Reid in his XK-150, and of course our hosts showing their all original  XK-120 and 1928 Lincoln.


events

uss-iowaContinue your patriotic celebration beyond Independence Day with a tour of the historic battleship USS Iowa! Now docked in San Pedro, the Iowa is open to visitors. We will experience a guided tour of the ship and learn of its dramatic and important history in protecting our nation.

Lunch will follow the event at a nearby restaurant. Cost for USS Iowa tour tickets, as well as parking fees and locations can be found by clicking here. Online purchases get a $2 discount per ticket.

Meet at the entrance to the ship at 10:00 AM.  Lunch after the tour will be at Nikos, 399 West 6th Street, San Pedro.  Click here for the restaurant menu.  Nikos is half a mile from the ship so you can leave your car where it is, or park in the lot across from the restaurant.

Early June Recap: 32 members and guests along with six TCs took part in our VIP tour of Mount Wilson Observatory. See the July newsletter for full coverage of the event!

Late June Recap: 27 members and 3 guests along with 11 TCs (plus one TD) took part in GoF West at Rohnert Park. Several other members were registered as “in spirit” but not present.  See the August newsletter for full coverage of the event!

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 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

TC Motoring Guild welcomes our newest members!


web-site

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.

February 25: New info added to the Sargent Award page.

February 8: New photos added for Malcolm & Joyce Buckeridge.

January 24: New page added for member Kregg Hunsberger.

January 24: New photos added for Jim & Jan Sullivan.

January 10: New page added for the Iron Bottom Award.

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 June

club-news

Conclave dates and location announced! (note changes)

The 59th Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave will be held this October in Cambria. Watch the Calendar Page for more details.

TC Motoring Guild Storms GoF West!

Congratulations to all the TC Motoring Guild award winners at GoF West 2015 in Rohnert Park this month!  In all, 27 members with 11 TCs (plus one TD) were in attendance along with several registered as “in spirit”. Club members took several awards in the various competitions, including a sweep of all three places in the TC class of the car display. Full results are listed below.

Car Display
1st Place, TC class – Rick & Judy Storms
2nd Place, TC class – Bill & Suzanne Young
3rd Place, TC class – Steve & Linda Simmons
Honorable Mention, TC Class – Pete & Fran Thelander

Rallye
2nd Place (Driver) – Howard Shempp

Funkhana
1st Place (T-Series Class) – David & Joyce Edgar

Carless Funkhana
Best Man – Pete Thelander
Best Lady – Linda Simmons

Arts & Crafts
Best General Interest Photograph – Terry Schuller
Best MG Model Display – Bill Young

New Regalia Items

Check out our Regalia Page for new regalia items! We have just added two jigsaw puzzles to our regalia offerings. These are the same puzzles featured in our annual Puzzle Night competitions! They feature the lineups from our 2013 and 2014 TCMG / ARR Conclaves. Quantities are limited, so buy yours before they are all gone!


meetings

Our next monthly meeting is the always enjoyable Henkels Picnic!  Join us on June 23 at the Henkels home and bring a picnic dinner.  Desserts are provided by our hosts.  For those returning from GoF West, bring your awards or other items of interest to share.  There will be lots of tire kicking and gawking at Tony’s many “big boy toys”, along with the usual good company.  Don’t miss out, be there!

Many thanks to our guest speaker at the May meeting, Mike Simmons, who gave an excellent talk about the location of our June tour, Mount Wilson Observatory.


events

uss-iowaContinue your patriotic celebration beyond Independence Day with a tour of the historic battleship USS Iowa! Now docked in San Pedro, the Iowa is open to visitors. We will experience a guided tour of the ship and learn of its dramatic and important history in protecting our nation.

Lunch will follow the event at a nearby restaurant. Cost for USS Iowa tour tickets, as well as parking fees and locations can be found by clicking here. Online purchases get a $2 discount per ticket.

More details will be announced soon, including meeting time and caravan routes for those wishing to drive together.

Early June Recap: 32 members and guests along with six TCs took part in our VIP tour of Mount Wilson Observatory. See the July newsletter for full coverage of the event!

Late June Recap: 27 members and 3 guests along with 11 TCs (plus one TD) took part in GoF West at Rohnert Park. Several other members were registered as “in spirit” but not present.  See the August newsletter for full coverage of the event!

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 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

TC Motoring Guild welcomes our newest member!


web-site

February 25: New info added to the Sargent Award page.

February 8: New photos added for Malcolm & Joyce Buckeridge.

January 24: New page added for member Kregg Hunsberger.

January 24: New photos added for Jim & Jan Sullivan.

January 10: New page added for the Iron Bottom Award.

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

The 59th Annual TCMG / ARR Conclave will be held this October in Cambria. Watch the Calendar Page for more details.

For those going for the Sargent Trophy, note that we have two official events this month – the much anticipated Mount Wilson Tour on June 6 and GoF West June 15-19 in Rohnert Park.

Check out our Regalia Page for new regalia items! We have just added two jigsaw puzzles to our regalia offerings. These are the same puzzles featured in our annual Puzzle Night competitions! They feature the lineups from our 2013 and 2014 TCMG / ARR Conclaves. Quantities are limited, so buy yours before they are all gone!


meetings

Our next monthly meeting is the always enjoyable Henkels Picnic!  Join us on June 23 at the Henkels home and bring a picnic dinner.  Desserts are provided by our hosts.  For those returning from GoF West, bring your awards or other items of interest to share.  There will be lots of tire kicking and gawking at Tony’s many “big boy toys”, along with the usual good company.  Don’t miss out, be there!

Many thanks to our guest speaker at the May meeting, Mike Simmons, who gave an excellent talk about the location of our June tour, Mount Wilson Observatory.


events

Our next event takes us to Rohnert Park for GoF West 2015.  If you have not yet registered, act now!  Contact Pete Thelander for caravan information to and from the event.

Early June Recap: 32 members and guests along with six TCs took part in our VIP tour of Mount Wilson Observatory. See the upcoming newsletter for full coverage 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 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

TC Motoring Guild welcomes our newest member!


web-site

February 25: New info added to the Sargent Award page.

February 8: New photos added for Malcolm & Joyce Buckeridge.

January 24: New page added for member Kregg Hunsberger.

January 24: New photos added for Jim & Jan Sullivan.

January 10: New page added for the Iron Bottom Award.

October 11: New page added for the 1970 Conclave.

October 11: New color photos added to the 1959 Conclave page.

September 25: New TC added to Richard and Sandra Loe’s page.

September 25: New page added for the 1965 Conclave.

September 25: New page added for member Roy Jones.

September 6: New photos added for members Mike and Julie Wilson.

September 3: New article added to the History Pages titled “The Breakdown That Never Happened“.

September 3: New section added to the History Page called “The Stories We Tell”.

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

SAVE BOTH DATES! Our meeting on May 26 and our event one week later on June 6 are linked as two parts of a special presentation on the history of the mount Wilson Observatory. If you plan to attend one then plan to attend both! You’ll be glad you did. See below for details.

Special thanks to David Spiegel for hosting the April meeting at his home, and for showing us the remarkable restoration of his MG SA Saloon!

Check out our Regalia Page for new regalia items! We have just added two jigsaw puzzles to our regalia offerings. These are the same puzzles featured in our annual Puzzle Night competitions! They feature the lineups from our 2013 and 2014 TCMG / ARR Conclaves. Quantities are limited, so buy yours before they are all gone!


meetings

mt-wilson-truckAt our next monthly meeting on May 26, our special guest is Mike Simmons, president of Astronomers Without Borders and founder of the Mount Wilson Observatory Association. Mike has given talks to numerous scientific organizations around the world, and this May will be giving our club a presentation on the rich history of the Mount Wilson Observatory which spans well over a century. His talk will include a slideshow of historic images, showing turn of the century vehicles and machines, how an observatory came to a 5700-foot mountaintop in 1904, and the many famous faces like Einstein and Hubble who made important scientific discoveries while working at Mount Wilson.

This is a fascinating presentation and is an excellent primer for our June 6th tour to the observatory itself. Whether or not you will attend the tour, you won’t want to miss this program!


events

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Come experience a special VIP tour of the historic Mount Wilson Observatory! Our group will be treated to a guided tour of the facility and it’s historically important instruments, most over 100 years old and still making discoveries. We will see parts of the grounds that are not visited by the general public including the inner workings of a 5-story tall telescope built in a World War I shipyard.

Please RSVP for this event by May 26 and note there is a fee of $12 per person for the tour. If you plan to attend, contact our events coordinator Steve Simmons for detailed information.

May Recap: 24 people along with four TCs, an MGC and classic Mustang attended our second annual Wine Country Weekend. See the upcoming newsletter for full coverage 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 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

TC Motoring Guild welcomes our newest members!

  • Kregg Hunsberger

web-site

February 25: New info added to the Sargent Award page.

February 8: New photos added for Malcolm & Joyce Buckeridge.

January 24: New page added for member Kregg Hunsberger.

January 24: New photos added for Jim & Jan Sullivan.

January 10: New page added for the Iron Bottom Award.

October 11: New page added for the 1970 Conclave.

October 11: New color photos added to the 1959 Conclave page.

September 25: New TC added to Richard and Sandra Loe’s page.

September 25: New page added for the 1965 Conclave.

September 25: New page added for member Roy Jones.

September 6: New photos added for members Mike and Julie Wilson.

September 3: New article added to the History Pages titled “The Breakdown That Never Happened“.

September 3: New section added to the History Page called “The Stories We Tell”.

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

SAVE BOTH DATES!  Our meeting on May 26 and our event one week later on June 6 are linked as two parts of a special presentation on the history of the mount Wilson Observatory.  If you plan to attend one then plan to attend both!  You’ll be glad you did.  See below for details.

Special thanks to David Spiegel for hosting the April meeting at his home, and for showing us the remarkable restoration of his MG SA Saloon!

Check out our Regalia Page for new regalia items! We have just added two jigsaw puzzles to our regalia offerings. These are the same puzzles featured in our annual Puzzle Night competitions! They feature the lineups from our 2013 and 2014 TCMG / ARR Conclaves. Quantities are limited, so buy yours before they are all gone!


meetings

mt-wilson-truckAt our next monthly meeting on May 26, our special guest is Mike Simmons, president of Astronomers Without Borders and founder of the Mount Wilson Observatory Association. Mike has given talks to numerous scientific organizations around the world, and this May will be giving our club a presentation on the rich history of the Mount Wilson Observatory which spans well over a century. His talk will include a slideshow of historic images, showing turn of the century vehicles and machines, how an observatory came to a 5700-foot mountaintop in 1904, and the many famous faces like Einstein and Hubble who made important scientific discoveries while working at Mount Wilson.

This is a fascinating presentation and is an excellent primer for our June 6th tour to the observatory itself. Whether or not you will attend the tour, you won’t want to miss this program!


events

mwo60

Come experience a special VIP tour of the historic Mount Wilson Observatory! Our group will be treated to a guided tour of the facility and it’s historically important instruments, most over 100 years old and still making discoveries. We will see parts of the grounds that are not visited by the general public including the inner workings of a 5-story tall telescope built in a World War I shipyard.

Please RSVP for this event by May 26 and note there is a fee of $12 per person for the tour. If you plan to attend, contact our events coordinator Steve Simmons for detailed information.

May Recap: 24 people along with four TCs, an MGC and classic Mustang attended our second annual Wine Country Weekend.  See the upcoming newsletter for full coverage 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 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

TC Motoring Guild welcomes our newest members!

  • Kregg Hunsberger

web-site

February 25: New info added to the Sargent Award page.

February 8: New photos added for Malcolm & Joyce Buckeridge.

January 24: New page added for member Kregg Hunsberger.

January 24: New photos added for Jim & Jan Sullivan.

January 10: New page added for the Iron Bottom Award.

October 11: New page added for the 1970 Conclave.

October 11: New color photos added to the 1959 Conclave page.

September 25: New TC added to Richard and Sandra Loe’s page.

September 25: New page added for the 1965 Conclave.

September 25: New page added for member Roy Jones.

September 6: New photos added for members Mike and Julie Wilson.

September 3: New article added to the History Pages titled “The Breakdown That Never Happened“.

September 3: New section added to the History Page called “The Stories We Tell”.

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

Only a few days left to sign up for our 2nd annual Wine Country Weekend in May. If you haven’t yet signed up, do it today! See the Calendar Page for more information.

Special thanks to David Spiegel for hosting the April meeting at his home, and for showing us the remarkable restoration of his MG SA Saloon!

Check out our Regalia Page for new regalia items! We have just added two jigsaw puzzles to our regalia offerings. These are the same puzzles featured in our annual Puzzle Night competitions! They feature the lineups from our 2013 and 2014 TCMG / ARR Conclaves. Quantities are limited, so buy yours before they are all gone!


meetings

 mt-wilson-truckAt our next monthly meeting on May 26, our special guest is Mike Simmons, president of Astronomers Without Borders and founder of the Mount Wilson Observatory Association.  Mike has given talks to numerous scientific organizations around the world, and this May will be giving our club a presentation on the rich history of the Mount Wilson Observatory which spans well over a century.  His talk will include a slideshow of historic images, showing turn of the century vehicles and machines, how an observatory came to a 5700-foot mountaintop in 1904, and the many famous faces like Einstein and Hubble who made important scientific discoveries while working at Mount Wilson.

This is a fascinating presentation and is an excellent primer for our June 6th tour to the observatory itself.  Whether or not you will attend the tour, you won’t want to miss this program!


events

 

534A0537Meet at the Simmons home on May 1 for a light brunch before embarking on a memorable weekend trip to Santa Barbara! Our journey will take us along a relaxing 80-mile scenic route to Santa Barbara on Friday.  Saturday will include several activities including a special tour of Moss Motors, and finishing the night with a group dinner at a local restaurant.  We return home on Sunday morning.

NOTE: This is an RSVP event! Please contact Steve Simmons if you plan to attend.

April Recap: Three TCs made a showing at the Queen’s English Car Show, driven by Richard and Sandra Loe, Mel and Toni Appell, and Malcolm and Joyce Buckeridge.

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 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

TC Motoring Guild welcomes our newest members!

  • Kregg Hunsberger

web-site

February 25: New info added to the Sargent Award page.

February 8: New photos added for Malcolm & Joyce Buckeridge.

January 24: New page added for member Kregg Hunsberger.

January 24: New photos added for Jim & Jan Sullivan.

January 10: New page added for the Iron Bottom Award.

October 11: New page added for the 1970 Conclave.

October 11: New color photos added to the 1959 Conclave page.

September 25: New TC added to Richard and Sandra Loe’s page.

September 25: New page added for the 1965 Conclave.

September 25: New page added for member Roy Jones.

September 6: New photos added for members Mike and Julie Wilson.

September 3: New article added to the History Pages titled “The Breakdown That Never Happened“.

September 3: New section added to the History Page called “The Stories We Tell”.

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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