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  • July 10, 2022 6:37 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    Since I bought my MGB I have struggled with the driver side mirror.   There is not enough adjustment to find the right line of sight.   To see what is coming behind me I have always had to tuck my chin into my left shoulder and drop my head.  Not only was this uncomfortable, it really was a bit dangerous.  That is until today.  

    A few months back Dwight Dawson shared with me that he had purchased a few bits from Modern Touring, a website that specializes in 3D printing unique parts for our cars to solve those minor annoyances.  One of their products is a wedge that goes between the drivers side mirror (I assume it will work on the passenger side as well) and the body of the car providing a better angle for the mirror.  

      

    The installation took less than 20 minutes and most of that time is getting the mirror adjusted properly and the lock nut tightened.  It is a simple matter of turning your mirror to a vertical position and removing two screws.  Place the wedge between the mirror and the gasket and screw it back in place.  The product was a perfect fit.  The only caution is that the screws provided by Modern Touring were the wrong thread pattern for my car.  But, the bolts that were originally on my car were long enough that I could reuse them.  

    Took it for a test drive and for the first time I am able to comfortably look out my driver side review mirror. 

    Oh yea, I still need to break my "tuck and drop" habit when I look out my review m

    You can find the contact information to Modern Touring and many other suppliers of products and services that have been recommended by club members on the Resources Page of our website.


    ** We are always looking for people to contribute content to The ROARS.  If you have a tech tip or even a story about motoring in your MG please feel free to send it to us at HoustonMGCarClub@gmail.com.  And don't worry about how well it is written.  We have editors that can help clean it up.  Photos and photo essays are also greatly appreciated.  


  • June 29, 2022 12:54 PM | Mike Woodward (Administrator)

    Thanks to Greg and Tony for keeping up with theses awards :


  • June 25, 2022 9:04 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    Club members Greg Fleischer and Ray Holtzapple attended the 2022 NAMGAR GT-47 in Colorado Springs. Greg provided us a few pictures from the event. 

    There were approximately 100 MGA's, Twin Cams, Extra's, Coups and Magnettes at the event. 


    Infamous Cheyenne Mountain (NORAD HQ) in background.


    There were a few very unique vehicles as well


    Ray Holtzapple center stage with his Magnette



    The MGB's were well represented including many from the Texas MG Register.

    Thank you Greg and Ray for representing the Houston MG Car Club at GT-47

    It was announced that next year's event will be in Memphis, Tennessee so all HMGCC MGA'ers, and those who just love an MG, should truly think about attending. 



  • June 19, 2022 12:38 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    The forecast of scorching heat didn't keep both new and longtime members from attending the Quarterly Breakfast on June 18th.  We had a great turn out as our members got an early start to driving their cars to the Midtown Bar & Grill.

    The highlight was Ray Holtzapple' s new Magnette. 


       

    The service was excellent as we were met at the door with cold water and hot coffee.  The food was wonderful and, as always, the conversation was full of laughter, great stories and sharing of technical knowledge.   


  • May 21, 2022 5:18 PM | Mike Woodward (Administrator)

    The Battle Of The Brit's Golf Tornament took place on Saturday May 21at Jersey meadow Golf club and ended in a draw with the winning team from HMGCC and TTR both turning in a score of 68.

    As a result it was agreed to split the $300.00 reaised for charity 50/50 between the Russ Seto Memorial Fund and The Make A Wish Foundation. Special recognition to Steve Session who won closest to the pin and Dakota Phillips who won the longest drive.


    Safety fast!


    Mike.

  • May 06, 2022 4:12 PM | Mike Woodward (Administrator)

    As always thanks to Tony and Greg for all their hard work :


  • May 04, 2022 3:18 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    Contributed by Glenn and Fran Carpenter


  • May 01, 2022 8:30 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

    Roger Sykes won Best in MG class at the 2022 Keels & Wheels 26th Anniversary Concours d’Elegance. Roger Congratulations from all of your Houston MG Car Club friends.  Your car really is stellar!



  • April 15, 2022 3:38 PM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)
    Bimini tops are appearing on many of the club’s MGBs and we have had inquiries from other members on where you can get one.  They are manufactured by Ed Kirkland in Tallahassee, Fl.  His contact information can be found on the Club’s Resource Page.  I received a Bimini top for Christmas this year and I must say they are a great alternative to baking in the sun when the top is down or feeling claustrophobic and missing out on the wind in your hair when the top is up.  Both Kim and I have found that it adds to our driving enjoyment. 



  • March 31, 2022 3:49 PM | Mike Woodward (Administrator)

    Below are the current award standings. Thanks to Greg and Tony, as always, for all their great work :



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