August 9 Driving Event

EVENT 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. The MG, Austin Healey, Triumph and Morgan clubs have been invited.

Plan on enjoying a hearty meal and libations at The Stag’s Head around 12:30 pm. They serve 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 on Broadway (they are one of the premier chrome shops in the USA, and have many celebrity customers including Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage)

 

  • Third Stop – Reserve Supply Company on Washington Ave. (clothing and gear for “gearheads”)

 

  • Fourth Stop – Foyt and Co. Machine Shop off Long Point (Joe Foyt Sr. is a cousin of A.J. Foyt. They have been in the specialty machining business since 1954)

 

  • Fifth Stop – 12:30 pm – Stag’s Head Pub (awards, drinks, food)

 

For questions, contact the Rallymaster:

Cragg Eubanks – eubanks@barrierresources.com or (281) 467-1874

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Pit Products

A new link has been provided on the USEFUL LINKS page.

Pit Products is  a manufacturer of light weight aluminum trailer cabinets and trailer storage accessories, which are designed for the garages and trailers of automotive enthusiasts to help keep their work spaces organized. All  products are hand made in Jackson, Michigan, USA.

For a $10 discount on your order, just use the code    houstonmgcc

 

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Fall Gathering of the Faithful (GOF)

miniolaThursday, October 9 through Sunday, October 12, 2014- Texas MG Register Annual Fall Gathering of the Faithful in Mineola, Texas.
 
You’ll not only see great MGs, drive curving roads, be  in a car show, enjoy an awards banquet and an auction, but also enjoy live music by upcoming artists, tour wineries, visit a restored train depot and 2 flight museums and if desired ride in a vintage Stearman bi-plane.
 
For specific details and times and the host hotel go to www.tmgr.org.
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HMGCC Grill Badge

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Have you ever wondered where that beautiful Club badge came from?  The earliest versions probably go back to the formation of the Club in 1971.  The current badge was the product of several current members.  A few are pictured here.  Greg Ulrich, on right, was a driving force in obtaining this most recent upgrade.

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The Last Open Road

elkhart elkhart2Every 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.

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Pine Wood Gran Prix 2014 Success

pbrace1 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.

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Pinewood Gran Prix tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.

Okay, so this is the second final reminder. :-)
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Poker Rally ~ August 9

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 – eubanks@barrierresources.com or (281) 467-1874

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A Little Roadside Help Here?

pullhandlemgbThe only correct help provided by viewers, from one astute Member:    Get her a wire wheel to fit that hub.

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Poker Rally August 9

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.  poker

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