Here we are at the beginning of another new year. Our wish is that this is a
fabulous year for you and for Vintage MG. And we kicked it off with a really
great impromptu event. The tour and visit to the Lyon Air Muse-um was a
rousing success. But we hope that we can return to Bob Spellmire’s house for
Trees and Trains soon.
The next event is the Super Bowl party at our house. We look forward to
seeing all who can attend. On the 10th of March the perennial favorite, the
London to Brighton Run, takes place. We are fortunate to be able to drive
our cars year round so don’t miss this one.
We have heard from our North Carolina members Derwood and Beverly
Schrotberger who attended an east coast car event in their boat equipped TD.
Check out the picture on page 19. Derwood is quite the engineer. We look
forward to seeing the Schrotbergers at the GoF in September at Lake Tahoe.
Speaking of which we have included the registration form for your
convenience. Plan now to at-tend. It is always a fun event.
As always we thank our contributors. Rick Pullen recounts the Lyon Museum
event and there are pictures from Ken Thomas, Su-zanne Elmassian, David
Moore Carl Haglund
and Fran Thelander. Marie Thomas chronicled the Silly Hat competition at
the January meeting.
On our annual trip to South Coast Plaza to see the Christmas
decorations, we came across this “toy” MG C-type” displayed in the
window of a party shop. The photos below do not give a good impression
of the size, but it was five or six feet long. And we could have walked
away with it for the mere price of $2500 (close to the price of a new
full size one in 1930s).
As mentioned in the second paragraph, we can enjoy our T-cars pretty
much all year round. A week a or so ago, on a weekday whim, we took the
TC out for breakfast at one of our favorite little restaurants, Kay
May’s Lakeside Café in Huntington Beach. It is close to us, so we
wandered a bit further before coming home.
Meanwhile I have been keeping busy cleaning up the pieces that comprise
the front suspension of the TF. It’s slow and dirty, but is just one
more step towards getting it back on the road forty years.