By Tom Dooley
It was strictly top down weather for the Great Pumpkin Rallye on October 26th. After sign-in and drivers meeting at Bleyl Middle school parking lot, one Morris, one Allard and seven MGs were sent off at 2-1/2 minute intervals for the 2+ hours of sports car adventure. Their mission took them through the pristine neighborhoods of Norchester, Cypress Forest, Lakewood Crossing and Lakewood Forest.
A Very Focused Driver's Meeting
Drivers & Navigators Heading To Their Trusty MG's
These gallant MG enthusiasts spent the duration going forwards and occasionally backwards, looking for the answers to the great pumpkin questions. Along the way they learned of such fascinating oddities as a one legged horse, a tree growing out of a chimney, a house with crosshairs on it, the location of Peanut Island, what a clerestory is and what kind of windows it has, as well as a street named after a type of Toyota (or perhaps that’s the other way around).
The Big Send Off
Their journey brought this group of navigational and observational experts to Mo’s Irish Pub at Vintage Park for relaxation, camaraderie and a little low impact elbow exercise. All in all, the consensus seemed to be that it was a very good way to spend a Saturday afternoon with your best girl and your best car.
The Houston MG Car Club Has The Best Girls In Town
In the fine tradition of British motoring, there can’t be a challenge without a reward and therefore our best of the best were: 1st place Bob and Kim Chalker, 2nd place Scott and Trish Hardy, and 3rd place Paul and Karen Brownell.
I wish to sincerely thank everyone who attended for making this event as much fun to put on as it was to participate in.
Enjoying A Pint and Celebrating The Victors at Mo's Irish Pub in Vintage Park
** The Club thanks Tom & Jeanette Dooley for planning this outstanding event. We are always looking for members who are willing to help plan an event. If you are interested send a quick email to HoustonMGCarClub@gmail.com letting us know. Remember the HMGCC is completely led and operated by volunteers, the more help we have the better the experience for everyone.