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  • May 13, 2019 3:30 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

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    When new Members join the club they are provided up to two name tags per family, with magnetic clasp at no additional cost.  Use of the tags makes it easier for all of us to know each other and socialize. (If magnets are an issue, they can be ordered with just a safety pin.)

    If you would like an additional name tag or have lost yours a new one can be ordered through the website's store.  Additional tags or replacing lost tags are $20.00.  Once you place your order send your preferred name to be put on the tag to the Membership Chairman, HoustonMGCarClub@gmail.com

    If you did not receive name tags as a new member and would like to get one, AND WEAR THEM, also send an email to the membership chair at the HoustonMGCarClub@gmail.com.  Additional tags or replacing lost tags are $20.00.  

  • May 08, 2019 11:40 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    Door prize winners from our May monthly meeting

    New Members Peter & Maria Ferrer


    Terry & Linda Myers love their new HMGCC coffee mug


    Club Treasurer Fran Carpenter drawing the next winner


    Don  & Dottie Lantz checking out their prize

    A great time was had by all !!!


    New Members Peter and Maria Ferrer



  • May 05, 2019 9:40 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    By Bob Chalker

    This Saturday’s weather was incredible, was it not? Maybe the best driving day of the year. So, reminiscence of our high school years, we played hooky from the Club’s monthly meeting and put the car to use doing what it was designed to do – a country drive. But this time it was a drive with a purpose.  We went over to Moravia Texas to attend the Songwriter Serenade.


    The Texas Songwriter Serenade is an annual competition, held the first Saturday in May, with singer songwriters from across the country competing for the top prize. It is held in Parish Hall, a very Texas style dance hall. The judges are all renown songwriters in their own right and the performers were outstanding. They weren’t just local talent, but were 15 of our country’s best, selected from over 170 entries. This year’s contestants were from Colorado, Ohio, Nashville, New York, Georgia, Boston, Utah, California as well as Texas.


    The music was simply the songwriter and his or her guitar. No background musicians, no fancy electronics, just a person standing on the stage putting their talent on display in the rawest form. The lyrics covered topics ranging from love found to love lost, fast cars and old trucks, small towns and big cities, our country’s history to concerns of what the future holds and the Lord’s forgiveness and our salvation.


    It was an afternoon of pure entertainment and the ticket price was just $15.00. They had food and beer for sale at the venue and the people couldn’t have been more friendly. Moravia is a short hour and 15 minute drive from Katy via I-10. If you want a little more enjoyable drive you can get there on country roads in under 2 hours. I see next May’s Club meeting possibly being a field trip.


    To learn more about the Texas Songwriter Serenade click here.

  • May 01, 2019 11:56 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    95 years ago today Morris Garage trademarked the octagon logo.  Here is a look at the logo’s over the years.


  • April 24, 2019 9:20 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    By Bob Chalker

    Today on my MSN news-feed the following photo of Prince William and Princess Kate popped up.  Could their chariot be an MGB?  Nope, it is an Aston Martin.

    Click on the photo to be taken to the full story.

    (Warning it is a story about their romance, not about MG cars)

  • April 13, 2019 10:42 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    Did you know that May 4th was Drive Your MGA Day.  The NAMGAR has declared that this is the day that all of us who own MGA’s should have them out on the road.  It just so happens that the Houston MG Car Club meeting is the same day at Lyndon’s BBQ, starting at 11:00am.  

    Looking forward to seeing all Houston local MGA owners there with your cars!



  • April 07, 2019 9:50 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    Looking back almost 40 years, here is a page out of The ROARS from the 1980’s.  Some dilema’s aren never resolved....


  • April 03, 2019 6:42 AM | Mike Woodward (Administrator)

    Thanks as always to Greg Fleischer for keeping up with the latest standings.


  • March 31, 2019 2:02 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    By Fred Whitla

    On Saturday March 23rd, MG Club members Ed Rosenquist, Tim and Pat Weeks, Fred and Lisa Whitla and a few family members enjoyed a day out at the Museum of the American G.I. As part of the Museum’s annual Living History Weekend, Saturday’s event was a tribute to World War II. We first met up at the Magnolia Diner for a great breakfast and lively discussion about our cars and military history. We then headed over to the museum about 45 minutes up Highway 6 to College Station, with one MG making the drive.


    At the event there was much to see, including many operating vehicles such as Willys Jeeps, various military transport vehicles, tanks and motorcycles. There were many men and women in uniform as well as camp setups showing life as a soldier in WWII.


    Demonstrations were given throughout the day, and rides on a tank or a Huey UH-1 helicopter were offered. The day’s climax was a re-enactment of a WWII battle with all the vehicles participating. All in all, it was a great outing and highly recommended if you get the chance to go.


  • March 25, 2019 7:08 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    By Dwight Dawson, Photos by Greg Fleischer

    A road-trip to a part of Texas many of us had never experienced… it was a March event that exceeded expectations. The official start was breakfast at the Roadhouse in Tomball.

    Mike Woodward “borrowed” some routes and ideas from the Texas Triumph Register and refined a plan for our travels over a Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It was about 500 miles total driving and moved us through some very rural territory. Our noon meal was “in the woods” at a place that provided very tasty nourishment. Every entree was $10 but we would have paid that much or more for their scrumptious apple dumplings. Larry Bruce Gardens is near Kennard and a dining establishment really worth the trip.


    By late afternoon, we arrived in Nacogdoches for a final stop at Toyland. In reality, it is a small warehouse full of toys from the ’50s and ’60s. Owner Randy Legler says, “I buy old toys and pedal cars.” As the photos attest, Randy has thousands of old toys that bring back childhood memories for most of us. It must be one of the largest collections of its type in the U.S. 

    Nacogdoches claims to be the “first town in Texas.” (There is evidence of Indians living there about 10,000 years ago.) The city of 33,000, home of Stephan F. Austin State University, has done a great job in preserving the past and providing a very comfortable small-town getaway with lots of history. As the sun set, we walked to a fine restaurant for a well-arranged group dinner. The bar back at the hotel provided beverages for easy sleep. 


    After breakfast on Saturday we traveled 65 miles back to Palestine in search of the Texas State Railroad. As we pulled into the parking lot we heard, “All Aboard!” With minutes to spare we found our assigned passenger “luxury car” for travel to Rusk, Texas, an hour and a half to our east. It was a comfortable Piney Woods journey, with lots of distractions on a mostly sunny day. In Rusk we enjoyed a pleasant picnic lunch by the lake as the ’50s era locomotive prepared for the return trip to Palestine. The road trip back to our hotel included many rolling, twisty country roads.


    On a previous driving event, Gordon and Angie Bard tangled with a deer. We all observed that it rearranged the front of the 1972 blue MGB a bit. As you could almost predict on this trip, another deer was dancing at the side of the road as it timed its crossing over. After Gordon came to an abrupt STOP, the deer bolted across the narrow roadway. “Hit me once, shame on you. Hit me twice, shame on me.” We watched it happen from behind but could not get a camera up in time for a picture. We are glad that no British metal or deer hide was damaged this time. 

    Back in the oldest town in Texas, we enjoyed a little time at a local brewery, a block from the hotel, along with other St. Patrick’s Day patrons. Then it was another short walk to a restaurant for fine Italian cuisine.

    With a leisurely start in the morning and a 10am rollout, we traveled west to our lunch spot, Jerry’s Cafe in Onalaska.  There, Shy Quiet Gordon, reconnected not with a deer, but a dear, that he got know while securing vintage motorcycle parts some years ago. Ahhh… small-town Texas. 

    Stuffed again, we all headed back to the Big City using a variety of routes dictated by exact final destinations. Once again we observed that overnight Club events are not only fun but most effective in promoting closer friendships among participants. We welcomed brand new members Peter and Maria Ferrer who were compelled to drive along in their late model Jaguar. Others who will recall the enjoyment of this LBC trip for years ahead are: Gordon and Angie Bard, Walter and Leona Bernard, John and Cindy Blum, Dwight and Candy Dawson, Greg Fleischer, Bob and Kathy Schroeder, and Mike and Stephanie Woodward. 

    As participants who had no choice but to drive “a lesser car,” we can encourage that you tag along on these trips without an MG if you must. It will be well worth some embarrassment and minor harassment.  

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