By Dave Renner
It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood and Mr. Rogers, oops, Dwight Dawson, arranged a wonderful pop up car gathering for Houston MG Car Club members to enjoy the sunshine. Dwight got permission for us to park our MGs (and one stray Triumph) on the lawn at the White Oak Conference Center in Inwood Forest for a couple of hours on Saturday morning, October 10th. It was fun to see our friends and their cars while socially distancing during the Time of Covid.
MGAs, MGBs and an MG Midget shared the grass with the Triumph Spitfire provided a text book for Henry, a young lad from the neighborhood, who walked over and spent an hour or more talking to us about our cars. Henry was very knowledgeable about cars in general and keen to learn more about little British sports cars, asking many insightful questions about our British treasures and listening endlessly to our long and winding answers. We suspect we have a future MG or Triumph owner just waiting to come of age in northwest Houston.
We also had the pleasure of meeting Scott and Jennie (apologies for any misspelling of names), who heard about the gathering and brought their lovely 1956 MGA out for the morning. After living in Houston for two years, they seem eager to join the club and come to other gatherings as our restrictions, hopefully, are soon lifted. We extend to them a belated welcome to Houston and a hearty invitation to join the Houston MG Car Club family.
Driving MGAs were Ken Evesson, Jennie and Scott, and Dave Renner. Driving MGBs were Dwight Dawson, Greg Fleischer, Gordon Bard, Bob Chalker, Michael Shouse, Joe Schrodi and Scott and Trish Hardy. Driving the MG Midget was Joel Anderson and driving the wayward Spitfire was Mike Woodward.
Don’t miss the opportunity if our very own Mr. Rogers/Dawson suggests another pop up car gathering sometime soon.