Every once in a while, you may enjoy a book that uniquely captures a fantasy. It may be a story that properly pegs you as you once were, or more likely, as you would like to have been. Recognition of yourself in the story is all it takes to keep the pages turning. Many publishers rejected this manuscript and erroneously felt there was no market for “car fiction.”
If you have not already read this book, The Last Open Road by Burt Levy, do yourself a favor. The connections for LBC racers, wannabe racers and sports car fanatics, are numerous. Its all about a young guy, not yet 20, who learns about foreign sports cars (and much more) in the early 50′s. He gets to work and play at places like Elkhart Lake, Watkins Glen, and the SOWEGA Races in Georgia. The frequent references to MG, Allard, Jaguar, Porche, Ferrari, and other lesser known cars, makes this a most entertaining easy read for people like us. The book was first published in 1994 and has done quite well over the years as we Baby Boomers have refurbished or finally obtained that special sports car of our dreams. You can order this cult classic from Amazon or get it quick as I did for the Kindle for 99 cents.
Ron Snider again handled many of the official duties at the Club’s 2014 version of the Pine Wood Gran Prix. Details on the results will appear in the Roars. Fun was had by all among the full-size Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, etc. at the Alara Garage.
Okay, so this is the second final reminder. :-)
ABINGDON POKER RALLY
Sponsored by The Houston MG Car Club
The Abingdon Poker Rally will be run on Saturday, August 9, 2014, beginning at 10:00 am at The Stag’s Head Pub, 2128 Portsmouth Street (in Shepherd Plaza, corner of Richmond and Shepherd).
This is an OPEN MARQUE poker rally for all vintage British and European cars. Each participant will draw a playing card at each of five stops, beginning and ending at The Stag’s Head. The best three hands will be awarded prizes. The most interesting car (as determined by an impartial group of judges) will receive the vintage 2014 Abingdon Poker Rally Trophy.
Plan on enjoying a hearty meal and libations in The Oak Room around 12:30 pm. Stag’s Head serves over 50 draft beers as well as English and Southwest breakfast on Saturdays until 3:00 pm. Darts will be available, and the 1955 film, The Racers, (starring Kirk Douglas) will be playing.
- First Stop – 10:00 am Stag’s Head Pub (donuts and coffee served)
- Second Stop – Speed and Sport Chrome Shop
- Third Stop – Reserve Supply Company
- Fourth Stop – Foyt and Co. Machine Shop
- Fifth Stop – 12:30 pm – Stag’s Head Pub (awards, drinks, food)
LET’S HAVE A GREAT TURNOUT!
For questions, contact the Rallymaster:
Cragg Eubanks – email@example.com or (281) 467-1874
The only correct help provided by viewers, from one astute Member: Get her a wire wheel to fit that hub.
A Poker Rally will begin at Stags Head on Portsmith and Shephard on Saturday morning, August 9. More details to come soon from organizers Cragg and Stephanie.
New members Alex & Katherine Chaykowski, provided this photo of their pride and joy, a 1954 MG TF.
Take a look at the Member MGs tab and see if your MG is shown. If not, or if it is not the one you want to show, send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Houston MG Car Club Friends,
It was a wonderful surprise to receive the gorgeous bouquet at the hospital. The pink and purple flowers along with the eye-popping yellow lilies really brightened the room and lifted my spirits.
I’m recuperating at home now, and Cragg is an exceptional doctor, nurse, and candy-striper all rolled into one.
Thank you again for the heart-warming flowers!
From Dave Renner…
It went in like it was planned. No drama and no trauma – no pinched fingers or scratched paint. Wheeew…
From New Member, Jim Early:
To view the new MGB scheduled for introduction in 2014 type “MGB 2014” in your search bar and you can view photos.
Title: MGB Reborn in 2014!