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2023 Keels & Wheels Honors a 100 years of MGs

May 15, 2023 9:49 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

The 2023 edition of the Keels & Wheels Concours D'Elegance honored the 100th anniversary of the MG Car company and our LBC's and the Houston MG Car Club was well represented.  There were 17 MG's entered in the show including Carl Shelby's No. 13 and the Arnolt MG.  

Alex Chaykowski took Best in Class Gold Trophy with his 1954 MG TF.  Also receiving best in class honors were Rich Colwell's 1959 MGA Twin Cam and Dwight Dawson's 1973 MGB.  Leland Drum's 1957 MGA received a Silver Trophy.  

HMGCC award winners Rich Colwell, Dwight Dawson and Lee Drum, missing from the photo is Alex Chaykowski

Two very special MG's were on display, Carroll Shelby's first race car, a 1949 MG TC and an Arnolt MG.  

Carroll's grandson, Aaron Shelby was on the show grounds sharing his knowledge and experiences with attendees.  He took special interest in club member Paul Brownell's 1952 Allard J2.  


Other Houston MG Car Club members who displayed there vehicles were Ken Evesson (two MGA's), John Bowyer (1946 MG TC), Charles Sill (1948 MG TC), Curtis Burton (1952 MG TD) and James Mc Whinnie (1960 MGA).  

While at the Keels and wheels event we held our May monthly meeting with nearly 40 people in attendence.  Roger Sykes, who is a long time volunteer for K&W's shared the story of the event and answered our many questions.  Not only has Roger been a volunteer since the inception of K&W's he lived at the  Lakewood Yacht Club for 26 years.  His stories were fascinating.  We also had two perspective new members join us.

Keels & Wheels is a one of the countries premiere Concours D'Ellegence and is held each year on the grounds of the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, TX.   It is a one of a kind event as it combines the best of a world class car and boat show in setting that is unmatched.  

Here are more photos from the day.  Enjoy!

Club member Dwight Dawson receiving his Best in Class trophy

I couldn't resist this one, I learned to ski on these Cypress Garden Trainers

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