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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Picnic Report

bardEven without the outdoors, the grass and the sun, the impromptu Saturday picnic event was a great fun time with MG friends. In driving to the Dawson neighborhood, Gordon was hoping for insurance points in the Drivers Award competition. Mike and Stephanie Woodward also drove their MGB while John Youens, David and Linda Renner could not find the MG keys. The lawn darts were ready but never used. Hot wassail, wine and assorted picnic yummies added to the glow.

Always remember, Drive Your MG.

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MG Picnic

On Saturday, November 15 there will be an MG Picnic in our neighborhood park. It is small but very private since we are a gated ‘hood. There is room enough for lawn darts, a little soccer or frisbee toss, etc. Bring your lunch and your MG. We are “Near Northwest” off West Little York between Bingle and Hollister just north of 290. 10 am to 2 pm. Arrive when you want.

Who will join us? I’ll provide more details to those interested.

Dwight and Candy

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Drivers Award 2014 Final

Click on these links for final results in 2014 and the road ahead:

MG Driver Award 2014

New Sheriff in town

The Club thanks David Renner for developing this award in 2011 and being the tally master since then.  Well done Dave!

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Queen Sighting in Houston

Jim Early’s  MGA was acquired for photos at the request of Her Majesty.  This occurred at the recent Daughters of the British Empire event in Houston.

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Drivers Award Standings ~ 2014

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As we approach year’s end, the competitive standings have tightened.  Sometimes a single event can change the picture.

 

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