From the Editors

This Corona story is getting old….no golf, no bridge, no MG events. But we are learning to cope. We have learned to get together on ZOOM. The kids are pretty up on this stuff. It has allowed us to see our grand-daughter’s performances without having to fly to Chicago. Fortunately, we also have capable members in VMG who have brought their skills to bare on the problem. David Moore took the lead on getting us started with a virtual Board Meeting and an open trial conversation last week. So now we are on board for a full General Meeting in July.

After we told Barbara Inskeep about a couple of solo trial events we did with the TC Motoring Guild, she has put together an event to get us “On the Road Again”. The particulars can be found in the flyer on page 8. We are looking forward to seeing you all again. The ladies have also set up an afternoon tea party in November. Flyer with details on page 9.

We want to thank our contributors this month. No better place to start than with our Chairman’s message “From the Driver’s Seat”. We wish to thank Ken Thomas for not only his final message, but also for his second tour of duty as our Chairman. We also wish him well with his latest round of chemotherapy. Thanks to Tom Graham who sent us a piece on why we are car people.

Rick Pullen’s “Looking Back” series is always a fun trip down Memory Lane. It sends me on a journey through old Octagon Topics in search of appropriate photos to fit in.

This month I ran into not a photo, but a story written by our daughter in 1983. Happily, MG activities at the Thelander house have calmed down substantially since that was written, but it has never reached a totally inert state.

Actually, in this COVID-19 induced slow down (see afore mentioned no golf, bridge & MG events) I have found time to accelerate the rate of progress on the TF restoration. The rolling chassis with body tub has been delivered to the painter. With that out of my hands, I have been dealing with chrome, media blasting, gas tank flushing and sealing and seats.

Looking forward to seeing you all on our first ZOOM meeting




Pete & Fran



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