MG90 Celebration Movie Matinee
Saturday, June 21 at 12 Noon
The Houston MG Car Club is happy to announce that we will join in the worldwide 90th anniversary celebration of the founding of the MG Car Company with an event on Saturday, June 21, 2014. MG lovers around the world will host events during the weekend of June 21-22.
HMGCC is hosting a big screen showing of a short film and two feature length movies about MG created by Houston cinematographer Gary Watson. Watson is a long time lover of MGs and a former president of the Houston club.
The movie matinee event will start with an interview film featuring Peter Thornley, son of the late John Thornley, the well known managing director of MG from the 1950s through the mid-1970s. Following the Thornley short, the history of MG will come to life on the big screen with the showing of the documentary films, Inside the Octagon 1 & 2.
The matinee will start at 12:00 noon in the theater at the Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, where Watson’s business is located. Display MG parking will be in front of the studios on Spring Street with overflow parking behind the building off of Sabine Street.
Good Samaritan Barbecue Taxi
If you thought you saw a blaze MGB leave the Christie’s parking lot after the March meeting heading down Greenridge Dr. with a barbeque pit strapped on the luggage rack, your eyes weren’t deceiving you. Good Samaritan Gordon Bard put his trusty B to noble service hauling the pit and its owner from Westheimer to West Park. The lady was inexplicably ROLLING her cooker down the street heading south when Gordon offered to give it and her a ride. Angie waited patiently at Christie’s until the White Knight returned to take her home. Well done Gordon and Angie. Sorry no pictures captured the moment. Let your imagination roll on this one. (Gordon, is that chicken grease on your Boot lid?)
Come one come all! The Fajita Party is free because of it being combined with the President’s Social. This makes it the best value in southeast Magnolia!
Calling all Cars…Calling all MG’s
We have received an invitation to join with friends of Gordon and Fran Smith at the 22nd Annual Brits on the Bay event. The show is in Pensacola, FL on April 25th and 26th. Roger and Janet Bailey 1957 MGA 1500 – (you may have met them at the 2013 HMGCC Inaugural Past Presidents Parade and Picnic) have extended the invitation. More information: http://www.pbca1.com/show.htm
This event is the same weekend as ‘Spring Thing’ but has an allure all its own.
Our Preliminary Plan:
|Wednesday, April 23
||East on route to be determined…not I-10
||Drive some more and arrive in Pensacola.
||Brits on the Bay events
||Brits on the Bay Show and events
|Monday, April 28
||Arrive in Houston
MG Drivers and Trailers are both welcome.
Please let us know now if you may be interested in joining us.
Gordon Smith 832.477.4393 email@example.com
Dwight Dawson 832.366.7971 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Valentines Day Sunday gimmick car rallye was a wonderful outing for MG enthusisasts. It was a challenging and well designed event which was not without its frustrations. Vivid memories are made of such days.
The MG Car Club in the UK provided this information to us, via Gary Watson. Plans for HMGCC participation are in the works. You can share ideas NOW with David Renner or John Youens.
This was sent to me by the Fredericksburg VMCCA. Reported to be the biggest car show in the country. It’s composed of mostly American cars, but at 0:30 there is a nice shot of a Y-Type MG Saloon rolling in. There is also a nice Triumph TR4, but the funniest one is a pink Metropolitan with the passenger wearing a paper bag over his head.
This is the report on the actual first gathering of our club.
Listed here are our Charter Members and MG’s represented at that session in 1971. Frank Glass, Dean Kring and Joe Lopez remain on our Roster now, 43 years later.
2014 Feb Roars
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