Houston

MG Car Club

It's all about the MG's - The British Sports Car America Loved First

Log in

The Roars

  • 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.

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

    Cover image

    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.

Contact Us:  HoustonMGCarClub@gmail.com


Houston MG Car Club

PO Box 40711

Houston, TX   77240. 


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software