Car Show Preview

Hear it LIVE on October 25 at the All British Motor Expo.

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On a day like today, an MG must be driven.

We had to think a bit but found an urgent need that could only be handled in the 73 B.

To create a proper marinade for the beef tonight, we have to have the right soy sauce….Tamari.  The Kroger on West Rd. and 8 filled the need.  The ride was perfect and we wondered why we didn’t see other  M.G.s.

What creative reason did you find to exercise your British auto today?


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Poker Rally


Sponsored by The Houston MG Car Club


The Abingdon Poker Rally was held on Saturday, August 9, 2014, beginning at The Stag’s Head Pub. Coffee and donuts were enjoyed prior to issuance of the first of five playing cards. Twenty-four European cars with fifty participants braved the heat and 50 mile course to return to Stag’s Head for food, drinks and fun. Stops included Speed and Sport Chrome Shop, Reserve Supply and DriverSource.

Nancy and John Youens held the best poker hand and were awarded a $50 gift certificate from Reserve Supply. Pat and Mike Vecellio were second and received a $50 gift certificate from Speed and Sport. The third place winner also received a gift from Speed and Sport.

An impromptu car show was held in the parking lot, where judges agreed that the Triumph TR3A of Ziad Saliby represented the “Best Spirit of the Event”. The sleek Triumph in competition trim sported racing numbers, a roll-over bar and Brooklands screens. The fascia board was decorated with dash plaques from prior events. Ziad was awarded the Abingdon Poker Rally trophy, a 1957 trophy previously given in period to a racer from Kansas City, for his speed exploits in a 1955 Ford Thunderbird racer.

After viewing The Racers, a 1955 feature film starring Kirk Douglas and Cesar Romero, the final “Hard Luck” award was given to Nancy Youens for changing a flat on Gordon and Angie Bard’s MGB! With sweat and a smile, Nancy joyfully accepted!

Participants represented five different clubs in the Houston area. Despite the searing heat, a good time was had by all. Comments heard by Rallymaster Cragg Eubanks indicated that future joint club events should be well attended.

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Space Center Event ~ Sept. 20


Hope you have all had a great Labour Day weekend!!  Time to start your engines and take-off for an out of this world adventure to Space Center Houston on the 20th of September.

 Flight directions are simple, so exit NASA RT 1 off I-45 South just South of Clear Lake City.  We will meet at the driveway entrance to the Space Center, which is just after the end of the NASA 1 By-pass, on the left.  Look for the BGT V8.  Touchdown time is Noon!!!

 The newest addition is the replica of the shuttle mounted on the 747 transport plane.  It is really neat.  Plan on spending as long as you want. There is a café or bring your lunch and enjoy the picnic area.  I will be checking at our meeting or please call Ray at 713.927.6236 and let me know if I should get you a ticket(s).  With 15 tickets, group tickets are $10.95 each, a 50% discount.

 Plan on coming out and reliving the 60s when some of our cars were new and we all had no worries, except which Astronaut was going into Space next.  PS, there is a Starbucks on NASA RT 1 just down the road from the entrance, for pre-fueling.





Ray Holtzapple

Mobile 713.927.6236

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Houston British Motor Expo

In our 25th year of coordinating this important show of British automobiles, we have a new location, and new host,  in southwest Houston.  To save a few bucks, you will want to register by October 1.  A printable form appears below.







British.Expo 2014

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Early M.G.

Enjoy taking a look at this early MG that shows up in the Hemmings website.

Provided by Dave Renner

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All British Poker

Cragg Eubanks and Stephanie Norris coordinated a great  driving event that brought together many British Car enthusiasts.  They drove their Triumph, Austin Healey, and M.G. treasure.  (and Fiat!)  It was hot; there were lots of miles, and we stopped at 3 unique places of serious interest to car nuts.  Back at where it all began, we shared  a super meal.  Oh, and we played poker…read about it in the next Roars.


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New Members

We welcome new members Jim and Carolyn Early with their beautiful 1962 MGA MkII.  Early MGA

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August ROARS Here

What a Team we have in our Club!  Former Editor Larry Rook jumped in to insure our August newsletter.

2014 August Roars

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FINAL Poker Rally Reminder



Sponsored by The Houston MG Car Club


The Abingdon Poker Rally will be run this 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. The MG, Austin Healey, Triumph and Morgan clubs have been invited.

Donuts from River Oaks Donuts and Starbucks coffee will be served promptly at 10:00, and we will leave shortly thereafter. There will be three stops before returning to Stag’s Head for lunch, drinks, awards, darts and racing movies!

We will rope off parking spaces at Stag’s Head for an impromptu car show, so shine up the wheels!



For questions, contact the Rallymaster:

Cragg Eubanks – or (281) 467-1874

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