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  • January 26, 2020 8:44 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    Effective February 1st the club will be moving to a new online payment system for the website.  We currently use PayPal but the cost to support this system have continued to increase.  Our website host, Wild Apricot, has their own payment system, provided through AffiniPay, which offers many, if not all of the features and conveniences of PayPal and will save the club administration fees.  AffiniPay is fully PCI compliant and has a Better Business Bureau A+ rating. 

  • January 16, 2020 7:08 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    During the January Houston MG Car Club meeting Scott Hardy shared an informative and entertaining presentation of his and Trish’s adventurous trek in their 1972 MGB from Calgary, Canada to their new home in Houston. If you missed it, you missed a good one. Not to worry, though, as you can see his presentation slides here. Plus, this was only part one of a two-part presentation. Scott will continue his tale at the April monthly meeting.

  • January 10, 2020 10:10 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    Year's ago Dwight Dawson had a blog about life with their MGB.  Following is an excerpt from that blog.

    Welcome to my blog about our longstanding and unshakable love affair with a car.  Well, its not just any car, but a 1973 MGB Tourer.  It is pictured here with a hardtop that I hauled around for 25 years before selling it to an MG colleague in Austin, TX.  As a resident of Houston, I found that the heat and humidity rendered the hardtop rarely used.  Plus, I needed the space.  When I bought the top we lived in Billings, Montana.  There, it got some use as I drove the car year round.

    Do you have a story about life with your MG?  If so, we would love to have you share it with us.  Simply send it to houstonMGCarClub@gmail.com.  

  • January 04, 2020 5:09 AM | Mike Woodward (Administrator)

    As always, many thanks to Greg for preparing the below report. 

  • January 01, 2020 4:44 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    By Mike Woodward, photos by Scott Hardy

    This year’s Christmas party was once again held on December 14th at Falcon Point Country Club in Katy. Mike Woodward presided over the event and handed out the annual awards.

    The 2019 Driver Award went to Gordon and Angie Bard, for the most round-trip miles driven in an MG to club sponsored events. Additionally, plaques were given to previous years’ winners of the Driver Award who did not receive them at the time, including:

    2011 John and Nancy Youens

    2012 Ray & Mary Dee Holtzapple

    2014 Gordon & Angie Bard

    2015 Bob & Kim Chalker

    2016 Roger & Kaye Sykes

    2017 Mike & Stephanie Woodward

    2018 Dwight & Candy Dawson

    The twelve members who received the 500 Mile Club Award for their extensive driving of 500 miles or more this year were Bob Chalker, Nick Roccaforte, John Blum, Alex Laverock, Scott Hardy, Walter Bernard, Ron Redding, Bob Schroeder, Ken Evesson, Mike Woodward, Dwight Dawson and Gordon Bard. Well done, drivers!

    The Alan Rayne Memorial Award, AKA the “Broken Crankshaft Award,” was presented by Dwight Dawson to Gordon Bard. After receiving both this year’s Driver Award and 500 Mile Club Award, Gordon appropriately pointed that “You gotta drive it to break it!”

    The Ralph Diebert Award went to Jim Early for the All-British Car Show’s most popular MG marque vehicle, his 1962 MGA MK II.


    In recognition of their respective outstanding leadership and service to the club, Ron Redding was awarded the Board of Director’s Award by Mike Gentry; and Dwight Dawson received the President’s Award.

    Finally, the first ever Back Seat Driver’s Award was presented to much-deserving Candy Dawson for her extraordinary behind-the-scenes work throughout the year.

    In addition to the awards celebration and wonderful buffet lunch, the customary silent auction and food donation took place, along with a unique and fun gift exchange. Most important of all, our members enjoyed both the spirit of Christmas and the lasting MG friendships within the club.

  • December 24, 2019 11:04 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    The Houston MG Car Club wishes all of our members and friends a very Merry Christmas and a joyous and prosperous New Year.  Thank you for making 2019 one of the club's most successful years.

  • December 10, 2019 10:24 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    The following article was published in the 25th Anniversary edition of The ROARS.  Joe Lopez, was the 4th member of the Houston MG Car Club and continues to be a member to this day.

  • December 01, 2019 6:22 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    By Mike Woodward

    On November 29, 2019 Gordon and Angie Bard, Roger Sykes, Ken Evesson, Mike and Stephanie Woodward and their granddaughter Avi met at Willowbrook Mall to start this year’s Black Friday drive. Amongst them were three MGs (LBC) and one Jaguar (BBC!!). Unfortunately, Fred Whitla and his MGB were stricken by the “Prince of Darkness” on the way to the mall, providing us with our first qualifier for next year’s Broken Crankshaft award!

    A picturesque one-hour drive through the countryside led us to the Cozy Grape restaurant in Montgomery. Joined there by Ed Rosenquist and Avi’s mom Fionna Phillips, we all enjoyed a wonderful lunch and, of course, great MG friendship. Towards the end of lunch Fred and Lisa appeared, courtesy of a local tow truck, and so at last the group was together, reminiscing about the wonderful “Prince of Darkness.”

  • November 22, 2019 3:33 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    …. and Houston MG Car Club members excelled at the Fall GOF.   The following HMGCC members and their cars took home awards:                                                                                                    

    First, club members swept the MGA Roadster Class with

    • Don & Dottie Lantz’s 1961 MGA taking 1st
    • Jim Early’s 1962 MGA MK II taking 2nd
    • Robert Schroeder’s 1957 MGA taking 3rd.

    In the other classes

    • Ron Redding’s 1958 Magnette – 1st Place Variant Class
    • Mike Woodward’s 1980 MGB LE – 2nd Place MGB Rubber Bumper Class
    • Roger Sykes’ 1974 MGB GT – 1st Place MGB GT Class
    • Terry Myers’ 1971 MGB – 1st Place MGB Chrome Bumper Class
    • Greg Fleischer’s 1971 MGB – 4th Place MGB Chrome Bumper Class
    • Dale & Debbie Schiller’s 1972 MGB – 5th Place MGB Chrome Bumper Class
    • Glen & Fran Carpenter’s 1954 MG TF – 1st Place MG TF Class
    • Arnel Brown’s 1953 MG TD – 2nd Place MG TD Class
    • Jim Chase’s 1948 MG TC – 1st Place MG TA/TB/TC Class.

    Sitting proudly in the Octagon of Honor were

    • Ron Redding’s 1952 MG TD
    • Greg & Dottie Ulrich’s 1953 MG TD
    • Alex Chaykoski’s 1954 MG TD.

    Congratulations to all award winners!

  • November 14, 2019 11:06 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    By Dwight Dawson

    Our monthly membership meetings are held in various parts of the Houston Metroplex. It means that active members sometimes have to drive a considerable distance. The November meeting, at Lyndon’s BBQ off 290, had 26 attendees. Among them were:

    Jim Chase, 50 miles 

    Bob Chalker, 52 miles in his MGA 

    Ron Redding, 65 miles

    Jim Early, 66 miles

    Ken Evessen, 75 miles in his MGA 

    10 Members drove their MG or other LBC 

     Well done Driver Members! 

Contact Us:  HoustonMGCarClub@gmail.com

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Houston, TX   77240. 

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