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  • August 05, 2019 6:44 AM | Mike Woodward (Administrator)

    Over thirty HMGCC members and guests attended our monthly meeting at Lyndon's BBQ and we almost exceeded the seating capacity of our assigned meeting room. 

    Members were provided with informative talks from Paul Kwan of the Lotus club and Nick Roccaforte of the Austin MG club both of whom extended invitations for us to join in some of their respective club activities. 

    Dwight reported that our numbers continue to grow with 127 paid up members at this time. In a similar manner our bank account continues to grow with a current balance of around $12,000.00 although, as Glen pointed out, approximately $4,000.00 of this is assigned for the ABCD and GOF.

    See y'all next month in Katy.

    Safety fast!

    Mike.

    The pictures below are courtesy of Roberto Fernandez :


  • August 01, 2019 8:50 PM | Mike Woodward (Administrator)

    As always many thanks to Greg for keeping track of the award standings.

    Safety fast!

    Mike.

  • July 25, 2019 12:37 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    The 2019 TMGR Fall GoF is getting closer and closer and the planning continues to go well.  We are now at the point where it is time to assure we have a line up of volunteers to help during the days of the event.  The following is a list of positions.  If you would like to help out you can either sign up at the August and September monthly meeting or send an email to houstonmgcarclub@gmail.com with the activity for which you want to volunteer and your phone number.  

    If you would like to help out in more than one are please feel free to do so, but be consonant that your commitments don’t overlap from a timing standpoint.

    Registration – 5 Volunteers

    Kim Chalker has agreed to lead the registration effort with the assistance of Bob and Dwight & Candi Dawson.  We have a good team, but we could always use more help during the event.  Registration will be open Thursday, 4 to 6pm; Friday 8 to 11am and 2 to 4pm; and Saturday, 7 to 8:30am.  If you can help during one or all of these times, please volunteer.

    Auction Items – 2 Volunteers

    The GoF always gets a wealth of items donated for the auction held during the banquet.  Those items are on display at the registration site and then are moved to the banquet hall on Saturday afternoon.  We need two volunteers to help move these items, total trip is approximately 3 miles.  The commitment for this is 1 to 2 hours late Saturday afternoon.

    Friday Morning Drive – 3 Volunteers

    We need a volunteer to lead the Saturday morning drive and one or two people to assist.  The person would be responsible for meeting the other participants in the parking lot and leading them out of Katy and on the drive following a preplanned route.  Since the route is already planned, this is a fun way to volunteer and the commitment is only for Friday morning, although it is recommended that the lead person drive the route at least once prior to the event to familiarize themselves.

    Hemi Hideout drive – 3 Volunteers

    We need a volunteer to lead the Saturday afternoon drive and one or two people to assist.  The person would be responsible for meeting the other participants in the parking lot and leading them out of Katy and on the drive following a preplanned route.  Since the route is already planned, this is a fun way to volunteer and the commitment is only for Friday afternoon, although it is recommended that the lead person drive the route at least once prior to the event to familiarize themselves.

    Saturday Morning Car Line up – 3 Volunteers

    We need someone to lead the lining up of the cars in the Holiday Inn parking lot for the drive to the car show.  Based on the instructions of the car show planner, you will line the cars up, by model, in the order that they are to enter the car show area downtown Katy.  Once lined up, you will lead them, following a map which will be provided, to the location for photos and then on to the car show.  There will be volunteers in the photo area and in the car show area to assist with direction.  The commitment is for an hour or so on Saturday morning.

    Car Show Staging – 4 Volunteers

    We need three to four people to assist with the staging of the cars on the street downtown Katy for the car show.  Barry Glass, from the TMGR will lead this activity but he needs a few people to help him.  The volunteers will need to be available from approximately 7 to 10am on Saturday morning.

    Car Photos – 2 Volunteers

    We will be taking photos of the participants in their cars in front of the MKT Caboose.  Barry Glass, from the TMGR, will be taking the photos, as he does for most GoF’s and his wife will be assisting him, but he could use one or two more volunteers to assure everything run smoothly.  You will need to be available Saturday morning from approximately 8:30 to 9:45am.

    Saturday Lunch – 3 Volunteers

    Fran Carpenter is the lead for the lunch and is making all the arrangements, but she needs two or three volunteers to help the day of the show to set up, distribute and clean up.

    Car Show Clean Up – 4 Volunteers

    In the past we have had issues with leaving litter behind at the show.  We have made a commitment to the City of Katy to assure we leave the area of the car show as good, if not cleaner, than we found it.  We need someone to lead this effort and two or three people to help.  We will be purchasing garbage cans and liners to place in the area of the show.  We need volunteers to make sure those cans are emptied when they are full and then to police the area during the event.  This commitment is for Saturday from 10:00am until the show ends Saturday afternoon. 

    Banquet Set Up and Clean Up – 5 or More Volunteers

    Ron Redding is coordinating the banquet and he needs at least four people the day of the banquet to assist in setting up, decorating and cleaning up afterwards.

    Please volunteer by signing up during the monthly meeting or sending an email to HoustonMGCarClub@gmail.com

    THANK YOU!

          

  • July 23, 2019 12:57 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    Club member Dwight Dawson recently shared with us this write up from the Club's 1994 tour to Big Bend National Park.

    Rumor has it there is a plan in the works for a return to Big Bend in 2020.

    We love hearing great stories and seeing photos from the club's history.  As the Houston MG Car Club approaches it's 50th anniversary, please share your stories.  Email them to Houstonmgcarclub@gmail.com and we will post them in The Roars.

  • July 15, 2019 8:05 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    Say what?? Does that involve a doctor? 

    These brief visits to the driveway/garage of newer members are designed to welcome them, admire their cars, field their questions, and encourage their club participation.  

    A few House Calls have already been scheduled and members will soon receive an email with the details. If you are able to give a couple of hours on a Saturday morning, please plan to participate and help others really understand what the Houston MG Car Club is all about. MG is the Marque of Friendship, and helping and encouraging new members get their cars on the road and enjoying our events will be the happy result. 

    HMGCC members exist in all parts of our huge Houston metropolis. When you see an address in your area, you will know what to do. House Call emails are coming soon as our Club continues to grow.  

    Membership Chairman, Dwight Dawson, is coordinating this and will appreciate your assist.  

  • July 15, 2019 7:58 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    The Houston MG Car Club, in its 48th year of activity, continues to attract great people who share our affinity for the beloved MG Sports Car.  While some members enjoy other British autos as well, we are a family of MG Friends.  

    Since Jan. 1  these are our new members:  

    ROBERT BAMFORD  1963 MIDGET

    ARNEL BROWN   1953 MGTD, 1967 MGB

    GUILLERMO CORPUS   

    JON CROCKER    1955 MORRIS MINOR

    DAVID AND BETTY DODD    1978 MGB

    TOM AND JEANETTE DOOLEY (Were also Earlier Members 1978-1990)

    ROBERTO AND NORMA FERNANDEZ   1966 MGB

    PETER AND MARIA FERRER   1963 COBRA REPLICA, 3 JAGUARS

    TOM FINNIS   Riley RMC

    DAVID AND ANA GARZA   1978 MGB

    SCOTT AND TRISH HARDY   1972 MGB

    ED AND JUDI HELSING   1967 MIDGET

    NEIL AND PAULA HUMPHREYS   1970 MGB

    ALEX AND LINDA LAVEROCK    1980 MGB

    JIM AND MICHAEL ANN LENTZ   1969 MGB GT

    DAN LIMBAUGH   1970 MGB

    DENNIS LUDA   

    SHANNON SASSER   1957 MGA

    TERRY AND YVONNE SIMONDS   1953 MGTD

    RICHARD AND JENNIE SMITH   1958 MGA

    SAMUEL STENGLER   1972 MGB

    JOHN WALTON   1977 MGB, 1974 MGB, 1947 MGTC

    JANE AND RUEL WILEY   1953 MGTD

    ALASTAIR AND SAMANTHA WINNER   MGA, ASTON MARTIN V12 VANTAGE S

    KIM AND JENNIFER WITTENBERG   1977 MGB, 1968 MGB GT

    DANA WOODRUFF   2008 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT SPEED, 2018 TESLA MODEL 3

    ROBERT AND ANTOINETTE WRIGHT   1971 MGB GT   


    WELCOME EVERYBODY!! 

    All members are reminded that they can modify their Membership details (cars, names, phone, address, etc.) on the website as follows: 

    1. log in at http://houstonmgcc.com 

    2. click on the “little blue man” icon on upper right of page

    3.  View Profile

    4.  Edit Profile


  • July 08, 2019 9:13 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    We are pleased to welcome Jane & Ruel Wiley and their 1953 MG TD to the club, our 125th member family.

  • July 08, 2019 3:20 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    The Club's July monthly meeting, held at Mo's Irish Pub in Katy, was a hot one.  Our weather returned to typical Houston July heat and humidity but this didn't stifle a great turn out.  We had over 50 club members and guests joining us for great fellowship, good food and a splash of cool refreshing ice tea or a wallop (look it up, wallop is a British term).

      


    We heard from Pete Sandy of the Austin Healey club and Steve Bauserman with the Morgan's on the Coast (the local Morgan Owners Group), who shared about their organization's activities and how they are keeping the spirit of the British car culture alive in the Houston area.  We were also pleased to have Nick Pappas from the Texas MG Register join us.  Nick was in town to help a friend work on his car.  We received updates on both the upcoming Gathering of the Faithful, October 17-19th, and the 30th Annual Houston All British Car Day, September 21st, where the featured marquee is the Jaguar.


    Mo's Irish Pub are fantastic hosts, taking great care of us with food that has a touch of the British Isles and was bloody good.  We also had the opportunity to speak with the Regional Manager and he could not have been more happy to have us in the house.  We will be returning to Mo's for the September club meeting.  Don't worry, we have already arranged to be inside on the lower level, well out of the heat and where we should have much better acoustics.  

    Stephanie Woodward is introducing the next generation to our LBC's


    Steve Bauserman looks ready for the Tour De France





  • July 05, 2019 11:42 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)


    The Fall GoF train is picking up speed and we all look forward to a great time in Katy, TX, Oct 17 to 19th.  The theme is built around Katy’s long history as a railroad stop on the Missouri-Kansas-Texas railway.  We will be enjoying the small-town atmosphere of local restaurants, old railroad sites, Antiques, beautiful country sides and an old-fashion town square.

    Our festivities will kick off on Thursday night with a margarita reception at Los Cucos’ Mexican Café.  The first margarita is complimentary.  On Friday we will start the morning early with a drive into the country-side touring through the area’s ranchland and rice farms, returning to the Katy for lunch at Mo’s Irish Pub (we had to sneak a little of the UK into the weekend ).  On Friday afternoon we will be headed out to visit the hemi-Hideout one of Texas’ best kept automotive secrets. 

    The HH is a 21,700 sq. Ft. ultimate man cave that is full of classic Dodge and Plymouth muscle cars, antique tractors, classic motorcycles, neon signs and other memorabilia, all restored to their original glory.  The facility is surrounded by beautiful landscaping with pecan and weeping willow trees.  The $10.00 donation will be given to a local charity and matched by the owner of the Hemi-Hideout.  This is one you won’t want to miss.

    Friday late afternoon/early evening we will be at the iconic No-Label Brewery a local craft brewery located in the historic Katy rice silos, situated along the tracks, where we will kick the tires and swap stories of our MG adventures.  No Label will have food trucks available for those who just want to relax and enjoy the fall evening.  There is plenty of space, but it wouldn’t hurt to bring a bag chair along as the tables can fill up quickly.  For those of you who would like to head out to a restaurant, there are plenty of options. 

    On Saturday morning we will be holding the car show downtown Katy around the newly renovated town square.  The show will be in conjunction with Katy Market Day, a monthly outdoor market with over 65 vendors, food trucks and live music.  The vendors will be offering jewelry, original artwork, handmade goods, home décor, furniture, clothing and so much more.  And if your passion is antiques (which it must be or why else own an old car), Katy is home to many fine antique shops.  Lunch will be from Jason’s Deli.   On Saturday morning, on our way to the show, you will have the opportunity to have your car photographed in front of the MKT Caboose. 

    Saturday night we will head to the Midway BBQ to celebrate the show’s award winners.  Starting as a small shack in the 1990’s, Midway has grown to be one of the 314 most popular BBQ restaurants in the Houston Area, truly a local favorite.  We will be hosting a social hour from 6 to 7 pm with dinner starting at 7pm, cash bar throughout the evening.

    Host Hotel

    Hotel space at the Holiday Inn is going fast, if you haven’t made your reservation please do so soon.  You can call the hotel at 281-712-2363.  The room block is under “Texas MG Register.”  You can also register online by clicking HERE.  Make sure when registering online to use Group Code TMG.  The rate is $85.00 per night for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

    If you haven’t yet, it is time to get onboard the MKT.  Register for the event HERE

                      


  • July 02, 2019 5:43 AM | Mike Woodward (Administrator)

    Here are the current standings for the Driver's Award. Thanks as always to Greg for preparing the report.

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