Trinity Episcopal Church “SPRING” Car Show

Oct. 3 is the new date for a very fun SPRING car show up the Woodlands.  Catch it if you can.  You’ll probably run into the Sykes and the Dawsons with their MGs.

Rescheduled car show

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Dr. Christopher Spradley, Partner of Will Lowery, died from fall today

With great sadness, we are passing along the news of Chris’ death.  He and Will were the most accommodating innkeepers imaginable.  They seemed to have infinite patience with the MG group as we attended the Spring GoF in Salado each year.  Please keep Will in your thoughts and prayers in the coming days.

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European Classics

Here’s some cars we spotted in Europe in May and June 2015.

A meeting of the equivalent of Houston MG Club – Trabant Club in Dresden, Germany.

And our only MG sighting on this trip. A well used MGF in Prague, Czech Republic. Very rarely seen in the US. Introduced in the mid 1990’s it achieved some popularity in Europe but competed against the Miata and BMW Z-3 which had better build quality. Nonetheless, a modified model went 217 mph at Bonneville in 1997.

And last…a real T-34 Russian Tank at the Army Museum in Prague. Scourge of the Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front in WWII. Including variants over 80,000 produced. Still seen in active service in very 3rd world countries or in reserve elsewhere.

Your faithful correspondent,

Bob Crow

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July Picnic at Bear Creek

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A flag-waving breeze flowed through the pavilion to make it a comfortable summer event.  35 or so Club members and family attended the “worried” event at sometimes-flooded Bear Creek Park on July 11.  It was anything but flooded and hardy MG people enjoyed the park scene and the usual British camaraderie with a Texas flair.  Hamburgers and hotdogs were served after the humongous  wood bbq stove finally got to temperature.  Oak logs burn hot but take some time to produce the embers we needed.

A gimmick rally in the Park entertained a number of the 10 MG drivers.  A prize will be awarded at the August meeting to the First Place driver  after the “subjective” scoring is completed.

A few written responses from the rally competition:

What is longest name observed (at the War Memorials)?

Analvara Expareza Guturrez     23 letters

List animals you see:  goat, goat, goat, goat, goat, goat, goat, donkey, goat, goat, goat, goat, horse, horse, emu, prairie hens, covey, emu, emu, horse, ducks.

It was interesting that the Woodwards did not get past the animals on the tour because their Grandson was enthralled with the “wolves with horns”!!

Number of people who pointed at you or waved:     30      (I wonder if some were WAVED AT first, Darrell!

Thanks everyone for making it a fun summer outing.

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Picnic Saturday!

The count is now at 31 attendees  but it is not too late to join us.  Please RSVP by 6 pm today.   d3dawson@gmail.com

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Saturday Picnic is ON!

Our picnic on Saturday, July 11 is on; the Bear Creek Park is dry and our Pavilion is ready for us. Plan to arrive between 9 and 10 am.  At 10:30 on Wednesday it was very comfortable under the roof with a cooling breeze.

bcparkIf you have not already, please RSVP to d3dawson@gmail.com

 

Park map here.

 

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1934 Speed and Beauty

Dave Renner spotted this in Hemmings.  Nice article on the link below.

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2015/07/08/speed-beauty-and-style-the-eystons-dancing-daughters-mg-pa-le-mans-racer/?refer=news

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Did You Notice?

Bob Crow did.  The Auto Section of the Sunday Houston Chronicle on July 5 featured profiles of 2 MGs.  MGB-GT and 1954 MG TF.

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MG International

We all know that MG is a prominent international marque in the classic car world.  Our HMGCC website also has some international prominence.  In 2014, enthusiasts from all of these countries visited our site.

 

 

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70’s Picnic for MGs

summer_picnic_outdoors_clip_art_13987 Saturday, July 11 is the day.  Plan your arrival between 9 am and 10 am to take in all that is offered at Bear Creek Park in west Houston between Highway 6 and Eldridge and just off Clay Rd.  (map)

Drive around the circle to Pavilion 7 with parking areas nearby.

About 11:30 am we’ll start cooking the hamburgers and hot dogs.  You only have to bring what you want to drink.

There will be MG games within the Park.  And you are welcome to bring your toys; footballs, frisbees, etc.  There are lots of grassy areas around the pavilion.    There are a dozen tables under the roof and the 70’s tunes will be a playin’.  Kids and Grandkids are welcome.  Dogs are ok, too, on a leash.  We can play until 3 pm or as long as we can last.

The Pavilion has a wood BBQ, electricity, sinks and nearby restrooms.

If you have not RSVP’d on Facebook, please send me an email with how macan-stock-photo_csp5771367ny of you will attend.   d3dawson@gmail.com

Be sure to check back on this website on Friday, July 10 for any late updates.badgeforweb

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