Category Archives: Past Events

A list of recent past events.

Santa Clarita – Lake Hughes

We met at the Burger King at Exit 167 off Interstate 5 It was an impressive sight to enter the parking lot and see all of those MGs, an Alfa Romero and a Lotus. All told, there were thirteen cars departing for this 65 mile journey. Jim pulled out his speaker and microphone and gave driving instructions for the first leg.

We pulled out of the parking lot heading for “The Old Road,” we all managed to make it through all of the traffic lights without stopping. Bystanders waved at the group as we passed. The route allowed us to travel north without driving on Interstate 5.

We had the one lane road to ourselves after we drove under the 5 highway. There was a line of shiny little cars taking the gentle curves and on a slight upward grade. The hillside is orange and dry looking. The day was pleasant and warm. The curves in the road on this segment of the run were deceiving. Just when you thought the curve would straighten out, it didn’t. The challenge was to focus on the road and take little looks at the hillside. Meanwhile, the view was magnificent.

The 2nd Leg – Break into fast and slow drivers

We stopped at a large pull out, stretched our legs and enjoyed looking at Lake Hughes. Jim instructed that fast drivers to go first and the second group would be the slower drivers. Amazingly, only Bill stepped up to leave the area first. Zelda was the last to leave as the clean-up car. The cars were spaced out enough to allow a driver to feel like the only one on the road. The clean-up car caught up with the pack pushing in the stragglers. We all arrived at the Rock Inn safely. The multiple 15 MPH curves were a lot of fun to negotiate.

3rd Leg – Half way – Rock Inn

On the third leg of the run, Jim said “we will have lunch at the Backwoods Inn. They are expecting us. Use your maps and follow the directions. If you miss a turn, turn around and go back. There is no alternate to the roads we will be traveling.”

4nd Leg of the Trip

On this leg, turning a corner resulted in a beautiful view of Lake Elizabeth. The view is just beautiful, the way the sky bounced off the lake’s surface, but the lake level was low.

This leg of the trip had different types of turns in the canyons. We went right, right, left, right, left right. It was a thrill to travel. When the left turn was made, our leader stopped to be sure everyone made the turn and off we went. The only thing to think about was what to have for lunch.

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Those participating in the drive.

JIM HEATON (friend Al) Host Don & Becky Thompson Sally & Tom Voytko Adam & Steve Lombard Joe & Greg Siam Tanny & Jane O’Haley Zelda Davis Bill Willen Terri Erlich Abby Wanamaker Tom & Denise Talkington Carl Palczewski Grant & Ann Hill Jay Cohen Steve Gartner (Lunch only)

 

Rubel Castle Tour with VMG

EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO THE 25TH Saturday, February 25th Rubel Castle Tour with VMG Barbara Inskeep of the VMG Club has planned a tour of Rebel Castle in Glendora for Saturday, Feb. 25. We have never done this event before so it’s something completely different! Rubel Castle 844 NH. Live Oak Ave. Glendora, CA… Continue Reading

Beach, South Bay and West Los Angeles Enthusiasts Breakfast Meet & Greet 

Beach, South Bay and West Los Angeles Enthusiasts Breakfast Meet & Greet  Date:     Saturday, August 12, 2017 Time:     9:30 A.M. Place:    4 Brothers Burger Grill 2723 Manhattan Beach Boulevard Redondo Beach RSVP:    Zelda at 74.5.mgb@gmail.com Bill at bwillen1@yahoo.com   Continue Reading

San Fernando Valley Meet and Greet 

Sunday, September 17th: San Fernando Valley Meet and Greet  Meet at 8:30 & Eat at 9:00   VIP’s Café at 18345 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356 VIP’s is around the corner from Greystoke, just a bit South on Ventura Blvd. It is the ground floor of a small office building They confirmed that it’s okay… Continue Reading

August 13: San Fernando Valley Meet and Greet

Sunday, August 13: San Fernando Valley Meet and Greet This is a family activity so kids are welcome too. Greystoke Grill, located at 18395 Ventura Boulevard, Tarzana, CA 91356 Restaurant is located toward the back of the Tarzana Square shopping center, the complex with Coco’s in front. Menu: http://www.menupix.com/menudirectory/menu.php?id=200431 Please RSVP to Adam at:     adam.lombard@earthlink.net Adam… Continue Reading

Orange County Enthusiasts Dinner Meet & Greet

Orange County Enthusiasts Dinner Meet & Greet Date:     Sunday, August 13, 2017 Time:     6:00 PM Filling Station 201 North Glassell Orange RSVP:  Matt at mhDabney@gmail.com Continue Reading

ANNUAL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MG CLUB BOOTS & BONNETS CAR SHOW September 10, 2016

ANNUAL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MG CLUB BOOTS & BONNETS CAR SHOW September 10, 2016 Where:  Fullerton Airport, 4011 West Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92833 There will be vintage airplanes for us to view. Helicopter rides may be available during the show time. There is an onsite restaurant for breakfast and lunch. Jackie Brion and Bill Willen,… Continue Reading

Clovis British Car Roundup

Clovis British Car Roundup Saturday & Sunday, September 23 – 24, 2017 If you are planning on going, book your hotel reservation today. http://valleybritish.org/clovis-british-car-roundup/ This is a very fun event. Our club coordinator is Steve Gartner (sgartner@aol.com). He can give you further information about the event, where to stay, and so forth! You are invited… Continue Reading

San Diego British Car Day October 8, 2017

Sunday morning brings a great display of British cars and exploring vibrant Old Town Clovis. The autumn “Clovis Antique and Collectibles Fair” will be just north of our car show. Explore the antique shops and get lunch at an Old Town restaurant. Check out the “Birds of Prey” display by Fresno Wildlife Rescue. “Entrants Choice”… Continue Reading