MG Breakfast, Feb. 21

In the Southwest of our region, Keith Ryder has arranged an MG Breakfast at the Another Time Soda Fountain & Café, at 800 3rd St., Rosenberg. It will be on Saturday, Feb. 21. 

Join us in Rosenberg (right by Rosenberg Railroad Museum), 9 am to 10:30 am, followed by a tour of the Jane Long-Smith Cottage (500 Houston Street, Richmond). The house/museum tour will be $4. Minimum 15 people, max 30. Sign up at the February meeting, or  use this response poll.

Drive your MG!

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January Tech Session

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Our first Event of the New Year featured Ray Holtzapple with a stimulating and comprehensive tech session on the ins and outs of MG body restoration.   Over 30 members attended and we welcome their comments and reactions to it all here.  Please use   this feedback tool to fill in the details of the excellent day.

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Using PayPal to Pay Club Dues

If it is more convenient for you, use your PayPal account to pay your annual Club dues of $30.  Just send it to d3dawson@gmail.com.  In PayPal, select Pay or Send Money and then,  Send money to friends or family.

To be included in the 2015 Membership booklet. your dues should be in by Feb. 1.  To mail a check, send to:  Nancy Youens, 38303 Wildwood Point, Magnolia, TX 77354.

Dwight Dawson, Webmaster

HMGCC

 

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Tech Session ~ Jan. 17

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It is time for the Annual Tech Session on January 17th starting about 9 AM!!
This year we will be back to my shop at 1924 Paul Quinn and I am in the
process of the restoration of several MGs so it is a perfect time to see how
the different years are put together.  This year’s focus will be on body
repair … so tips on what you want to know a body shop should be
doing in the painting process.  A discussion will be held on wood
replacement and sheet metal panel removal and replacement.  The pictures on
the 75 Jubilee shows how bad it can get before you size up the task and get
after it.

We will head over to Miller’s Hamburgers for lunch.  Remember it is a new
year for points accumulation for the Driver’s Award so bring your MG!!!!!

I am planning to have some good garage sale items available so bring your
wish list.

Warmest regards,

Ray Holtzapple CIPS, PE
Mobile:            713.927.6236
Phone / Fax:  713.528.0380
Email: ray@BHNProperties.com

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Start the New Year Right…

Join us for our January 7 meeting at Christies Seafood Restaurant on Westheimer.  You do not need to be a member to attend.  Socialize a bit at 6 or 6:30 pm.  Eat, drink… and light meeting starts at 7 pm.

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HMGCC Blog ~ 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper prepared a 2014 annual report for our blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Just in case…Planning

Dave Renner is thinking ahead in the event his MGB GT Restoration hits another snag.

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Bernard to South America

Fishing at Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Fishing at Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Back to his old ways at the winery.

Back to his old ways at the winery.

Roping sheep on Estancia in Uruguay

Roping sheep on Estancia in Uruguay

Pulling a hay wagon in Uruguay

Pulling a hay wagon in Uruguay

Dottie with two Gauchos on Estancia in Uruguay

Dottie with two Gauchos on Estancia in Uruguay

At Montevideo, Uruguay

At Montevideo, Uruguay

Driving on the beach at Ipanema

Driving on the beach at Ipanema

Beach attire at Ipanema

Beach attire at Ipanema

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MG90 in 2014

Dear fellow MG enthusiasts

The MG90 year is now drawing to a close and the final MG90 event of the year which was the Rob Roy Hillclimb held by MGCC Victoria in Australia has been held and pictures of the event posted to the MG90 Facebook Page.
It does seem a long time since pictures of the first MG90 event of the year – MGCC Toronto’s show at the Canadian International Autoshow back in February – were put on the MG90 Page.
It would be invidious to pick out any highlights – I was constantly overwhelmed by the enthusiasm shown in all these events for all things MG, and not least by yourselves, my correspondents who have been so generous in sending me photos, videos and links to all these events. Can I thank you all for your contributions to the MG90 Facebook Page. Without them, the Page would have been nothing.
I will be leaving the MG90 Page as it is for reference back for any who need it. So it remains for me to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and trust that 2015 brings as many enjoyable MG events as did 2014.
And I’ll leave you with a photo of the car which probably started it all – Old Number One taken at Silverstone in the UK this summer.
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Club Christmas Party a Past Blast

The nostalgic theme for our Dec. 6 event was MG over the years… in sync with our MG 90 celebration. Many members dressed for the era of their MGs. Gordon Smith MC’d the evening in many important MG characters from Cecil Kimber on forward. After a “vintage” beverage or two, we were served our tasty choice of seafood, beef or chicken with all the trimmings. Table decorations featured octagonal silhouettes of MG models, topping cans of nut/candy treats. A Silent Auction provided many bits of MG memorabilia and useful automotive items. The 2014 Ralph Diebert Award went to Charter Member Frank Glass for his 1937 MG VA Tickford Drophead Coupe.

Winners of other awards included Gordon and Angie Bard, Driver’s Award; David Renner, Presidents Award: Gordon Bard, Broken Crankshaft Award.
Attendees walked away with lots of door prizes.  The best prize, for everyone, was a really fun time with MG friends.

 

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