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  • November 04, 2023 8:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We had a very special costume come to the Witches Brew after party.  Scott Hardy came as our very own favorite Brit!


  • October 31, 2023 3:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here are the results from the TTR-HMGCC Autocross. See the accompanying article below for more information on this great event!


    Autocross Results.pdf

  • October 31, 2023 3:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The biennial autocross competition between the Texas Triumph Register and the Houston MG Car Club took place on Saturday, October 28 at the usual venue, the Houston Police Academy training track. The day started overcast, warm, and muggy, but no rain came down to confound the competitors. Mike Woodward and Gord Bard assisted with the technical inspections, making sure all the vintage iron was ready to face the rigors of the demanding track.

    Seventeen Triumphs answered the call to defend the Tourist Trophy against 16 MGs. The TRs were represented by a TR3A, a TR3B, a pair of Spitfires, a Sports6 sedan, a gaggle of TR6s, a TR7, a pair of TR8s, and their ace in the hole, a race prepared TR3 trailered to the course (boo). The good guys came out with a 1934 MG PA, three MGAs, a pair of MGB GTs, and a bevy of Bs. A smattering of lesser marques also showed up to see if they could best the LBCs.


    The Triumph club, who organized the event and set up the course, did a fine job of speeding up the action. The course layout was shorter than in previous years, which created time for more runs around the course. Though short, the layout had more higher speed curves, making it a difficult layout to master. Participants drove around the course during a familiarization lap, and then selected one of four heats in which to run. All contestants were allotted four runs of the track instead of three as in prior events.


    The action started fast and furious in Heat One. Lee Drum, pushing his pretty 1957 MGA to the limit, had the fastest time of the day going (self-reported) until spinning out on the sharpest high-speed turn on the track. Attempting to recover, he generated some serious expensive sounding noises when he tried to move forward. He was eventually able to complete the course in reverse when he discovered the damage allowed him to back up slowly without mechanical interference. Back in the pits, the ace pit crew determined that a locked and seized brake drum had shattered the axle splines when he attempted to restart, guaranteeing both an extensive repair and a nomination for this year’s Broken Crankshaft award.


    Our own Mike Woodward deserves special mention for his covert attempt to wrest the Tourist Trophy from the Triumph club. Mike owns both an MG and a Triumph, so on this occasion, he elected to drive his Spitfire. In an especially sporting gesture, he comfortably cruised his TR around the track four times, setting a leisurely pace that gave the MGs some needed breathing room. Well played, Mike!


    And his efforts might have worked, too, had the Triumphists not had their own trick, a race prepared TR3 that set the four fastest times of the day. This enabled the Triumphs to eke out a narrow 0.931 sec victory. Mike graciously congratulated the TTR for retaining the trophy – this time. The fastest MG time was turned in by Peter Shaw, who guided his 1972 MGB to a 53.785 sec lap. See the accompanying article for a complete list of results.


    An exciting time was had by all and be sure to put this event on your calendar for next year. It’s the most fun you will have in your car all year!

    - Contributed by Scott Hardy

    Photos by Ed Eveson. Visit ManCaveArt on Facebook to see them all!



  • October 30, 2023 4:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The witch's minions where out and about this past Saturday night for the somewhat annual Witches Brew gimmick rallye.  Tom and Jeanette Dooley put together a down right spooky affair as we hunted haunted clues through the local neighborhood.  We all ended up at Mo's Irish Pub to tip back a pint and enjoy great company.

    First Place: Bob & Kim Chalker

    Second Place: David & Allison Fowler

    Third place: Mike Craven & Larissa Bezouchko

    Best Costume went to our very own pirate Sir David Fowler!

    Attendance was a bit light but those who made the event had a great time.  If you get the opportunity to do one of Tom & Jeanette's rallies in the future you don't want to miss it.  


      

     

  • October 06, 2023 10:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The MG Car Club of Southwestern Ohio shared with us their most recent newsletter - The Octagon News.  If you are interesteding in seeing what other car clubs are doing or just enjoy looking at beautiful MG's click HERE.

  • September 25, 2023 3:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BREAKING NEWS!  Following the October monthly meeting, club member Ray Holtzapple will be hosting a Parts Give-Away at his house.  The Holtzapples are moving their homestead and Ray needs to get rid of a large collection of MG Parts of every model and kind.  You can find this treasure trove at 2428 Brentwood Drive, Houston.  (Easy access off Shepard onto Brentwood).

  • September 18, 2023 8:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Flat Stanley has been seeing a bit of the world with the Nash's.  Byron and Libby have taken Stanley from the tropics to Alaska and from what I understand he has enjoyed the travels.  

    Flat Stanley and Libby in Anigua, Guatemala.  A splended time was had by all.


    First stop on their Alaskan cruise - Vancouver, Canada


    Whittier, Alaska the last stop on the cruise

    If your travels take you some where fun, Flat Stanley and his friends would love to join you.  You can pick one of them up at the Club's monthly meetings.  It is a great way to share your adventures with us all.

  • September 14, 2023 8:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    At the September monthly meeting club member Jim Goldmeyer shared with us photos that he used to win honorable mention in last year's Thornley Challenge.  The Thornley Challenge is a photo scavenger hunt hosted by the NAMGBR where participants are given a long list of locations, sites or scenes that they are to take a photo with their car, The NAMGBR's The Driver magazine and themselves in the frame along witht the assigned subject.   Jim did a great job, with a bit of humor, sharing with us how he successfully captured the photos.  He traveled across the southern U.S. visiting many unique sites and locations.  In some cases he had to have a detailed plan to get the photo.  In other cases, it was totally seredipitous, being in the right place at the right time.  And yes, he received special dispensation to drive his Mini Cooper.  I suspect this created a bit of consernation on the part of the NAMGBR team.

    We love hearing from club members.  If you have a story to share send us an email or catch Bob Chalker at one of our future events.  




  • September 05, 2023 6:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wow, what a trip the Hardy's had to the NAMGBR Convention in Calgary!


  • September 05, 2023 6:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


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