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  • 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)

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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.

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