Pub Wandering, Sept. 17

image003It will soon be September and we all hope the skies are going to be bright since the weather is usually perfect to enjoy your MG.

Bring your classic British Sports Car – MG – for a tour of Rice Village and a taste of Ireland.

We will ‘meet up again’ at 11:00 AM Saturday September 17th at Gorgeous Gael, 5555 Morningside Dr. and sample some classic Irish pub offerings.  After lunch of Fish and Chips, Bangers or for the less hardy, a Burger, you could stay for a football game that should start around 1 PM.

Parking for MGs will be available in front of the Pub, with more parking in the garage, just a short walk away. We will be leaving the Pub about 1 and for those ready for a short wandering – we will stop by at the British Isles gift shop and Savory Spice, a really neat place to visit!!

Please RSVP to Ray at rholtzapple@earthlink.net or Gordon at smith.gordon.d@gmail.com by the 15th.  Or you can RSVP using the meetup.com listing.  

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August 20 Events

Whether or not you are attending the Wings ‘n Wheels event at the old Hobby Airport Terminal, you can join us for breakfast at 9 am.  It is at: Skeeter’s Mesquite Grill, 16535 Lexington Boulevard, Sugar Land.  Please RSVP using the meet up.com site or by email to Gordon Smith.

After breakfast we will caravan to Hobby for an 11 am arrival.  All the details are on the website….scroll down and go to “Older Posts.”  Now we are told that the new address is: 1940 Air Terminal Museum  8325 Traveler Rd.  

 

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Len Carr Memorial

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Our long-time Club member and Friend,  Len Carr has left us.  Len and Joan have been members of the HMGCC since August 1986.  They last nurtured and enjoyed this 1960 MGA.  When Len and Joan first met over 57 years ago, there was an MG waiting outside.

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Leonard W. Carr

October 3, 1932 – August 12, 2016

Leonard Carr died peacefully on August 12, 2016 Houston at 83 years old with his loving wife of 56 years, Joan, by his side.  Len leaves his wife, and their three children and seven grandchildren: Cathy and Trey Campbell and sons Jackson and Dillon from Utah; Carol (Murphy) Kiburz and children Sarah and P.J. from Dallas; and Christopher and Shannon Carr and children Will, Clara and Christian, also from Dallas.   Len’s sister-in-law, Cecelia Carr, her son William G. Carr, Jr., and two daughters Cecelia St. Clair and Patricia Rodrigues, with families, also survive him.

Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. at Dettling Funeral Home, 14094 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 on Tuesday, August 16, 2016.   The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Activity Center of St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 625 Nottingham Oaks Trail, Houston, TX  77079 at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.  A reception will follow on the church campus.  Following the reception, Len will be buried at Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr., Houston, TX  77038. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite charity.  His full obituary can be found on http://www.DettlingFuneral.com.

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MG 2016 Shirt

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Join NAMGBR?

As an affiliate Chapter of NAMGBR, we fully endorse your joining this national organization.   The MG Driver publication alone makes it a great deal for MG owners.

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More on Fall GOF

Cream Crackers
The Texas MG Register’s Fall Gathering of the Faithful will be in San Marcos, TX, October 6th-9th, 2016.

Registration starts on Thursday afternoon. There will be dinners on Thursday and Friday preceded by scenic drives. The lunch on Friday will also have a scenic drive be followed by a visit to the Old Kingsbury Aerodrome and Texas Mead Works.
On Saturday morning all the vehicles entered in the car show will drive to Dick’s Classic Garage where after the show lunch will be served. In the afternoon, there will be a rallye for those interested. The Saturday dinner, awards show and auction will also be at Dick’s Classic Garage.
An additional activity will be the opportunity to ride in an AT-6 aircraft at the Commemorative Air Force Centex Wing at the San Marcos Airport.if at least 5 people register for $295 for approximately a half hour flight.
The theme of this Fall GoF is Cream Crackers, the name of the M.G. Works Team when the factory fielded a team in trails competition.
For Fall GoF registration, hotel data and other information about this event go to www.tmgr.org.
Frank Kopec
TMGR PR Coordinator
682-553-3912
 
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Fall GOF

MG Gathering of the Faithful (GOF) events don’t get much closer than this…San Marcos!   Sign up as soon as you can for a great time.  Stay tuned for more information and Caravan details.  

Dates are Oct. 6-9, Thursday – Sunday

Hotels:

Wingate by Windham, San Marcos, Phone  512-754-6621, the group rate is $ 109.00 per night, cutoff for the group rate is August 23, 2016

Comfort Suites, San Marcos, Phone   512-392-1006., the group rate is $ 109.00 for Thursday night, $ 129.00 for Friday and Saturday, cutoff date is September 6, 2016

IMPORTANT: When calling for reservations please call the hotel directly in order to receive the group rate. The rate is not processed through national reservations centers. To receive the rate mention that the group name is “Texas MG Register.”

General schedule of events:

Thursday:

afternoon – check in starts

Evening – restaurant dinner

Friday:

Registration through the day

Late morning-early afternoon – drive and lunch at restaurant

Afternoon – drive to point of interest – at this time the plan is the Old Kingsbury Aerodrome in Kingsbury, about 20 miles from San Marcos. There will be an alternative activity or free time for those who aren’t interested in the Aerodrome visit.

Evening – restaurant dinner

Saturday:

Early to mid-morning – registration

Mid-morning – mid-afternoon – gather cars for show, drive to show venue, show with lunch at the show venue

Mid to late afternoon – scenic drive and en-route activities

Evening – awards dinner

Sunday:

Departure

 

 

 

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MG2016 Photos

The Memphis British Car Club probably has the best photo album of the recent MG2016 meet in Louisville.  www.memphisbritishcars.org/

Bob Crow
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Private Showing

Ron Redding is planning to attend this TMGR event on July 27.  Coordinate with him if you would like to go.  Call him by Friday, July 22…281-346-2417
Hi TMGR friends!  Chuck Friedman, TMGR member and contributor to BACKROADS (July, 2015 – “The Accidental MG Owner”) has arranged for the TMGR family to have a private tour of the Sam Pack auto collection.  WOW! Barry Glass and Russell got to meet Sam Pack a few years ago in advance of his auction – they’ll tell you that this is HUGE!  Click to view some pictures of Mr. Pack’s cars.
DATE = Wednesday, July 27th.
TIME = 10:00 a.m. (SHARP!  Heather will be there around 9:45 a.m. if you want to gather in the parking lot.)
RSVPs mandatory – preferably by Friday, July 22nd, but I’ll work with you if you can’t confirm until the week of the event.  Email Heather or ring Heather and Russell at home (972-291-4543).  Additionally, Heather’s cell is 214-244-2026.
The TMGR thanks Chuck and Ety for arranging this event — happy motoring to all during the summer months!  Heather and Russell
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Old Iron Works

It was another hot Saturday event, in every respect.  Events Coordinator Mike Woodward put this “once again” event together and attracted about 40 participants.  With an early start for some, at The Eats for breakfast, the 50 miles to and from Houston was a little uncomfortable in the open MG.  But the Old Iron Works was delightful with its many very distracting Classic autos to enjoy in their various states of Pebble Beach quality restoration.  The 1931 Stutz  “Durham” was likely the rarest we saw.  The Blaze convertible in the photos above is one of only two known to exist today.

Our lunch at the Cozy Grape was super as well, with a fanned and misted private Porch.

 

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