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  • July 01, 2019 7:36 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    By Dwight Dawson

    Our June 29 driving event provided new reasons to visit the Richmond area…and to participate in Club events.    

    To get started, our gathering at the Hickory Barn BBQ ensured a hearty Texas lunch. Then, driving just a short distance in town, we discovered the Dry Creek Social Club for beverages and social repartee in the ice house and on its comfortable patio. These events are always a great place to get to know newer members. Once again, Alex Laverock was there with his 1980 MGB LE. Dana Woodruff, a member for just a few weeks, braved the heat in her modest British auto, a smart-looking 2008 Bentley Continental GT Speed. (Haste. Rapidity. Precipitousness. With another 48 horsepower extracted from the twin-turbo W-12 to make 600 net, and another 74 pound-feet of torque making 553 net, and a 60-mph time of four seconds flat, they should have called it the Continental GT Whupass. Car and Driver Apr 1, 2008)

    Our organization has always been an “open-marque” car club, and Dana’s car will be a very welcome addition to our All British Car Day in September. Peter and Maria Ferrer trekked in one of their Jaguars; the Jaguar will be the Featured Marque at the September show. Who knows… anyone can “move up” to an MG once they have owned other British marques.  

    The skies were threatening that Saturday and the radar maps were quite colorful. But we drove 80 miles total and our MGB did not see a single drop of rain. The Texas climate truly enables year-round excursions. Thanks, Jim Early, for arranging a very fine event. As the photos illustrate, there were 14 attendees and 6 MGs.  

  • June 24, 2019 8:22 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)


    We are pleased to announce that the 30th Annual All British Car Day will be held Saturday, September 21st at the Wild Stallion Vineyards in the Woodlands.  Registration will be opening soon.  For more details go to the event's page.  

  • June 18, 2019 10:03 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    Registration for the 2019 Katy GoF is now open, click the image below to be taken to the event page to register and book your hotel rooms.

  • June 12, 2019 6:55 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

  • June 08, 2019 9:22 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    Wayne Hardy drove his 1958 MG ZB as the pace car for the Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing held at MSR Houston the weekend of May 4 & 5th.

    Above is a photo of a member Wayne Hardy's 1958 MG ZB Magnette doing a different kind of outing..serving as the official pace car at a vintage sports car races south of Houston at Houston Motorsports Ranch, early in May.  Wayne says "this is our 1958 MG ZB Magnette sedan, winner of a trophy or 2 of it's own in various HABMVE and HMGCC evnts over the years. It's still running great, gets driven almost every weekend up here in the Piney Woods, and also participates in an annual Antique Auto Club of America (AACA) Tour Texas event, which is a 3 days driving and visiting interesting places, followed by a shiny car show judged according to Antique Auto Club standards where originality counts for a a lot."  Wayne and his family have been Houston MG Car Club members since 1988.

  • June 02, 2019 11:43 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    There were no Mini's present but the July meeting was a smashing success with Italian flare.  We gathered at the Grotto, an Italian Bistro in the Woodlands, with more than 35 people in attendance.  We even had a Ferrari Mondial in the parking lot owned by new member Ed Hesling and his wife Judi.


    Sneed Adams provided an update on Keels & Wheels and John Bowyer shared with us the happenings and member benefits of the Rolls Royce Owners Club. 

    Sneed Adams

    John highlighted how valuable the technical bulletins and knowledge sharing is to keeping his cars running well.  If you are not a member of the MG National organizations we highly encourage you to join.  They also have a wealth of information about our cars with lots and lots of great advice.  You can get more information on joining on our resource page.

    John Bowyer

    We were also joined by new members Scott and Trish Hardy who just moved from Calgary.  They have a 1972 Teal Blue MGB that is back in Canada waiting for them to bring it to Houston.  I suspect the weather will be a bit of a shock to its system.

    With the addition of the Helsing's and the Hardy's our membership now stands at 120 families.

    Other reports included an update on the Katy GoF, financial report and news on other club events and happenings.  We were pleased to learn that Ron was able to secure the City of Katy's support for the GoF as an official event of the Katy Convention and Tourism Bureau.  

    We even had a few club members brave the heat and join us in their cars.

  • May 31, 2019 9:57 AM | Mike Woodward (Administrator)

    Here is the latest standings in the driver's award. Many thanks as always to Greg for compiling the report.

  • May 30, 2019 9:57 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    A beautiful photo from club member Ken Evesson who was in Kemah, TX...

    Do you have a great photo of your car?  Send it to HoustonMGCarClub@gmail.com and we will post it in The ROARS.  Let's celebrate these beautiful vehicles.

  • May 27, 2019 8:58 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    On Saturday the Houston MG Car Club held a safety inspection thanks to the generosity of Ron Redding.  Although only six cars made it out to 5R Restorations, the day was a success for those who were there.  Ron, with assistance of Mike Woodward completed a thorough stationary review of the cars checking, lights, brakes, horn, windshield wipers, suspension components and steering and a variety of other safety related items. 

    Ron showing Robert Fernandez a needed repair

    I think we were all a bit surprised what was found.  All the cars at the session are well maintained and driven frequently by their owners who are knowledgeable and capable of doing the needed maintenance work.  That said, we found brake lights that were not working, broken suspension strap, dry-rotted bushings and missing or damaged parts of various kinds.  Kind of makes you wonder what may be found on other cars in the club.

    A broken rebound strap

    MIke Woodward inspecting Dwight Dawson's MG

    After completing the inspections we headed down to Fulshear to Dozier's BBQ to swap stories and a bit of all-in-fun ribbing of one another over what we found wrong with our cars.

    Don Lantz MGA at Dozier's

    Our cars all lined up outside, while we were inside enjoying delicious food and great friendships!

    The maintenance of our cars is critical to assuring that we can safely drive them. Having a qualified expert inspect the car is an important part of regular maintenance.  For those of you who were unable to make it this time, please do not miss the next one.  It is one of the great benefits of being a member of the Houston MG Car Club. 

    Remember always be Safety Fast!

    Ron completing an inspection form while Dwight, Mike and Don look on, hoping their own cars will fair a little better

    Bob Chalker and Mike discussion the broken turn signal switch on Bob's 72 MGB

    One of the project cars in Ron's shop

    Roberto and Norma Fernandez enjoying the beautiful weather while waiting for Roberto's car to be inspected

    A unique innovation for keeping oil off the pavement on Mike Woodward's MGB

    A great big THANK YOU to Ron Redding for hosting the safety inspections at his shop - 5R Restoration

  • May 13, 2019 4:01 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    With several club members putting the final touches on their plans for the Spring GoF in Salado next weekend, we thought it would be a good time to share with you the tentative plans for the Fall GoF being hosted by our club in Katy, October 17 -20th.  Mark your calendars today!

      We are excited about the line up of events including:

    • A Welcome reception at No Label Brewery
    • A country drive in the areas surrounding the City of Katy
    • Lunch at Mo's Irish Pub
    • A tour of the Hemi Hideout 
    • Social hour at the MKT Distillery
    • Car photos in front of the MKT caboose
    • The car show being held in conjunction with Katy Market Day
    • The banquet at a Old Katy favorite, Midway BBQ

    Registration for the event will open soon, in the meantime don't hesitate to make your hotel reservations at the Holiday Inn, Katy Mills Mall.  Room rate is $85.00 for a double or king bed.  Reservations can be made by calling 281-712-2363.  The room block is in the name of Texas MG Register.

    For those of you who have volunteered to help with the event, stay tuned, we will be ramping up the planning in early summer.

Contact Us:  HoustonMGCarClub@gmail.com

Houston MG Car Club

PO Box 40711

Houston, TX   77240. 

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