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