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  • August 17, 2019 4:27 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    By Dwight Dawson

    Saturday morning was again a perfect time to stop by a new member garage to welcome fellow LBC people.  David (Nugget) McNett and Monica Harrison rolled out their (3rd generation ownership) 1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite in solid original condition.  It runs well but, like all our cars, it needs a little attention.  Nugget and Monica are both serious race aficionados and contenders and have the hardware to prove it. Don’t be fooled when you see just their seasoned Bugeye at a future event or meeting.  Rich Colwell, Ray Holtzapple and Dwight Dawson enjoyed Nugget and Monica’s hospitality at their home inside the Loop and hope you too can meet them soon.  

    Would love to have you all join us on these visits.

    (Dwight promises to have photos in the future)

  • August 09, 2019 8:45 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    We are pleased to announce that John Twist will be attending the 2019 Fall TMGR Gathering of the Faithful offering one of his famous rolling tech sessions on Saturday afternoon following the car show. John will join us, in Katy, for most of the event, joining us on the drives, walking the car show and attending the social events.  There will be plenty of opportunity to meet John and discuss the ins and outs of MG’s.

    The rolling tech session will be held on the Katy square, the location of the car show, from noon to 3:00pm.  During onsite registration, anyone interested in having John work on their car will be able to sign up for a random drawing.  The names of the 10 lucky registrants will be drawn onsite at the car show.   You must be present, with your car, at the time your name is drawn, otherwise we will move on to the next name.

    If you have never participated, or if you have, in one of John’s rolling tech sessions, it is a great experience.  Not only does John address issues with the cars, he takes the time to show and explain exactly what he is doing.  He is a patient teacher and enjoys answering questions and discussing the cars.  We are also working with John for him to make a slide presentation while he is with us.

    If you have not already registered for the GoF, we encourage you to do so soon.  You don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from one of the world’s leading MG experts.  Early Bird registration closes September 30th.

  • August 09, 2019 12:43 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    Although the organizers are being very tight lipped about the changes to the schedule and who the special guest might be, they have said that this will bring a very unique twist to the event, making it one no one is going to want to miss.  They also said to expect an announcement later today or early tomorrow morning.

  • August 09, 2019 12:23 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    By Dave Renner, photos by Dwight Dawson

    A baker’s dozen of HMGCC members and friends rolled into the air conditioned Del Mar Lanes at 3020 Mangum Rd on Saturday, July 27, 2019 to knock down some tenpins out of the summer sun. The high rollers split up between two lanes with random teams of six bowlers assembling per lane and the fun commenced. By chance, the more skilled bowlers in the group gravitated to one lane, while the rest hammered the hardwood on the other.

    The skilled team included Mike and Stephanie Woodward, Alex and Linda Laverock and Scott and Trish Hardy. Many strikes and spares were recorded on their scoreboard. On the other lane, Gordon Bard, Dwight and Candy Dawson and Dave and Linda Renner were joined by the Renners’ son Colin and “ringer” 2½ year old grandson Philip. While the skill level wasn’t as high, the spirits certainly were as Philip tried bowling for the very first time. Even gutter balls were cause for pure delight followed by total joy once the bumpers were raised and he knocked down some pins. Two hours passed with lots of laughter and more than a few groans. Several members of Team Philip would have loved to have the bumpers to improve their games.

    Once the last ball was rolled, the hungry and thirsty crew drove to the nearby Live Oak Grill for lunch and drinks. Tall tales were told and scores were inflated as the camaraderie was shared. Out in the parking lot under the tall oak trees, Gordon Bard’s 1973 MGB, the Dawsons’ 1973 MGB and the Hardys’ 1980 MGB gave other guests fair warning that the HMGCC was inside.

  • August 08, 2019 7:59 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    A breaking story from the planning of the 2019 TMGR GoF in Katy, TX.  The news staff from The ROARS are pursuing a story that there will be a very special guest at the TMGR Gathering of the Faithful in Katy, TX.  It is expected that the story will be confirmed over the weekend.  Check The ROARS regularly for updates.

  • August 05, 2019 6:44 AM | Mike Woodward (Administrator)

    Over thirty HMGCC members and guests attended our monthly meeting at Lyndon's BBQ and we almost exceeded the seating capacity of our assigned meeting room. 

    Members were provided with informative talks from Paul Kwan of the Lotus club and Nick Roccaforte of the Austin MG club both of whom extended invitations for us to join in some of their respective club activities. 

    Dwight reported that our numbers continue to grow with 127 paid up members at this time. In a similar manner our bank account continues to grow with a current balance of around $12,000.00 although, as Glen pointed out, approximately $4,000.00 of this is assigned for the ABCD and GOF.

    See y'all next month in Katy.

    Safety fast!


    The pictures below are courtesy of Roberto Fernandez :

  • August 01, 2019 8:50 PM | Mike Woodward (Administrator)

    As always many thanks to Greg for keeping track of the award standings.

    Safety fast!


  • July 25, 2019 12:37 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    The 2019 TMGR Fall GoF is getting closer and closer and the planning continues to go well.  We are now at the point where it is time to assure we have a line up of volunteers to help during the days of the event.  The following is a list of positions.  If you would like to help out you can either sign up at the August and September monthly meeting or send an email to houstonmgcarclub@gmail.com with the activity for which you want to volunteer and your phone number.  

    If you would like to help out in more than one are please feel free to do so, but be consonant that your commitments don’t overlap from a timing standpoint.

    Registration – 5 Volunteers

    Kim Chalker has agreed to lead the registration effort with the assistance of Bob and Dwight & Candi Dawson.  We have a good team, but we could always use more help during the event.  Registration will be open Thursday, 4 to 6pm; Friday 8 to 11am and 2 to 4pm; and Saturday, 7 to 8:30am.  If you can help during one or all of these times, please volunteer.

    Auction Items – 2 Volunteers

    The GoF always gets a wealth of items donated for the auction held during the banquet.  Those items are on display at the registration site and then are moved to the banquet hall on Saturday afternoon.  We need two volunteers to help move these items, total trip is approximately 3 miles.  The commitment for this is 1 to 2 hours late Saturday afternoon.

    Friday Morning Drive – 3 Volunteers

    We need a volunteer to lead the Saturday morning drive and one or two people to assist.  The person would be responsible for meeting the other participants in the parking lot and leading them out of Katy and on the drive following a preplanned route.  Since the route is already planned, this is a fun way to volunteer and the commitment is only for Friday morning, although it is recommended that the lead person drive the route at least once prior to the event to familiarize themselves.

    Hemi Hideout drive – 3 Volunteers

    We need a volunteer to lead the Saturday afternoon drive and one or two people to assist.  The person would be responsible for meeting the other participants in the parking lot and leading them out of Katy and on the drive following a preplanned route.  Since the route is already planned, this is a fun way to volunteer and the commitment is only for Friday afternoon, although it is recommended that the lead person drive the route at least once prior to the event to familiarize themselves.

    Saturday Morning Car Line up – 3 Volunteers

    We need someone to lead the lining up of the cars in the Holiday Inn parking lot for the drive to the car show.  Based on the instructions of the car show planner, you will line the cars up, by model, in the order that they are to enter the car show area downtown Katy.  Once lined up, you will lead them, following a map which will be provided, to the location for photos and then on to the car show.  There will be volunteers in the photo area and in the car show area to assist with direction.  The commitment is for an hour or so on Saturday morning.

    Car Show Staging – 4 Volunteers

    We need three to four people to assist with the staging of the cars on the street downtown Katy for the car show.  Barry Glass, from the TMGR will lead this activity but he needs a few people to help him.  The volunteers will need to be available from approximately 7 to 10am on Saturday morning.

    Car Photos – 2 Volunteers

    We will be taking photos of the participants in their cars in front of the MKT Caboose.  Barry Glass, from the TMGR, will be taking the photos, as he does for most GoF’s and his wife will be assisting him, but he could use one or two more volunteers to assure everything run smoothly.  You will need to be available Saturday morning from approximately 8:30 to 9:45am.

    Saturday Lunch – 3 Volunteers

    Fran Carpenter is the lead for the lunch and is making all the arrangements, but she needs two or three volunteers to help the day of the show to set up, distribute and clean up.

    Car Show Clean Up – 4 Volunteers

    In the past we have had issues with leaving litter behind at the show.  We have made a commitment to the City of Katy to assure we leave the area of the car show as good, if not cleaner, than we found it.  We need someone to lead this effort and two or three people to help.  We will be purchasing garbage cans and liners to place in the area of the show.  We need volunteers to make sure those cans are emptied when they are full and then to police the area during the event.  This commitment is for Saturday from 10:00am until the show ends Saturday afternoon. 

    Banquet Set Up and Clean Up – 5 or More Volunteers

    Ron Redding is coordinating the banquet and he needs at least four people the day of the banquet to assist in setting up, decorating and cleaning up afterwards.

    Please volunteer by signing up during the monthly meeting or sending an email to HoustonMGCarClub@gmail.com



  • July 23, 2019 12:57 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    Club member Dwight Dawson recently shared with us this write up from the Club's 1994 tour to Big Bend National Park.

    Rumor has it there is a plan in the works for a return to Big Bend in 2020.

    We love hearing great stories and seeing photos from the club's history.  As the Houston MG Car Club approaches it's 50th anniversary, please share your stories.  Email them to Houstonmgcarclub@gmail.com and we will post them in The Roars.

  • July 15, 2019 8:05 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    Say what?? Does that involve a doctor? 

    These brief visits to the driveway/garage of newer members are designed to welcome them, admire their cars, field their questions, and encourage their club participation.  

    A few House Calls have already been scheduled and members will soon receive an email with the details. If you are able to give a couple of hours on a Saturday morning, please plan to participate and help others really understand what the Houston MG Car Club is all about. MG is the Marque of Friendship, and helping and encouraging new members get their cars on the road and enjoying our events will be the happy result. 

    HMGCC members exist in all parts of our huge Houston metropolis. When you see an address in your area, you will know what to do. House Call emails are coming soon as our Club continues to grow.  

    Membership Chairman, Dwight Dawson, is coordinating this and will appreciate your assist.  

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