Autumn Color Drive – Good Things Come to Those Who Wait
After postponing the Autumn Color Drive two consecutive Saturdays, that PERFECT day rolled around October 21 as over 2 dozen people gathered at Sawmill Inn to motor in 17 cars over the twisty roads surrounding Holy Hill. And it seems that the Fall foliage was at it’s color peak to lend a beautiful backdrop to the parade. Club members were notified using day-before messages with Go/No Go decisions, and this worked very well. Thanks go to Ken Rizzo for the timely e-mails. We had a complete post-war T-section (TC, TD, TF), modern Midgets, MGA, and dominating the line up, 10 MGBs. We were as colorful as the trees. The whimsical “Ghost Display” along the route had a NASCAR theme this year…see the photo section. The drive took 1 1/2 hours before the group arrived back at the Sawmill Inn, most staying for lunch. Interestingly, a couple from California stopped by during the start to introduce themselves, take a group picture, and see us off. They are members of the San Diego MG Club. The only known unfortunate incident happened on the ride home; Bob Balderson’s MGA was struck in the rear at a stoplight by a larger vehicle. Apparently, the driver was taking a picture of the MGA through the windshield of his own vehicle, but not paying attention to his driving. Bob is OK, but damage to the car will require bodywork. This drive was the best attended event of 2017. Thanks to all who waited for the weather to cooperate and came out for the finale. You sure looked good!
- Dave Jefferson—MG TC (lead car)
- Bob & Alice Wirth—MG TF
- John Westimayer & Kathy Parker—MG TD
- Dave & Anne Hanson—MGB
- Tom Hahn—MGB
- Dennis Flancher—MGB
- Al Luening—MBG
- Pete Probst—MGB
- Mike Schonfelder—MG Midget
- Wayne Radaj & Steve Stadler—MGB
- Patty Stoller—Triumph Spitfire (original owner & finish)
- Jim & Margaret Maslowski—MGB
- Cliff Muehlenberg—MGB (over 6,000 miles for the season)
- Bob & Amy Gehweiler—MGB
- Jerry & Bobbie Brown—MGB
- Ron & Lauren Willman—MG Midget
- Bob Balderson—MGA
- Dave & Anne Hanson—MGB
- Don & Carol Schuh—MGB
- Charlie & Anita Wojciechowski—MGB
- Fred & Meg Fleischmann (Racine)—MGB-GT
- Dave Jefferson—MGA
- Bob & Deb Jozwowski (Wautoma)—MGA
- Tom & Shirley Smith—Triumph TR6
- Rich Bogen & Dawn Farris—MGB
- Gene & Judy Davis—Lotus Elan
- Victor & Joy Soderstrom—Mercedes
- Dave & Nancy Spearing (meeting up only for lunch
B. One club displayed all MG 2-seat sports car types from the start up of post-WWII production (1945) thru the end of production at Abingdon (1980).
Pictures of the 2017 Lost Soul Rally Day taken by Dave Jefferson and Bernie Evans. These are unedited random pictures taken at the show. Place your cursor on the first picture/slide and click. The picture will enlarge. You can then move forward and backward through the pictures by clicking on arrows located just below the bottom corners of the picture.
2017 British Car Field Day
Final Score: British Car Field Day 100 vs Weather Forecasters 0
MG3 members gathered by the dozens in Sussex on Father’s Day, June 18 to celebrate a glorious day in the sun, with temps in the low to mid 70*s. Many described the day as perfect.
The 2 minutes of rain that fell did so AFTER the show during the club picnic. By then, we were sheltered at the pavilion. Ron Willman, treasurer, provided a variety of fresh sub sandwiches for all, a generous donation from Cousins Subs. Much thanks to him for arranging the treat. Participants also brought soda, water, chips, salsa, salads, cookies and pastries to share. What a great way to relax with “old timers” and brand new members as well.
Without crunching actual numbers, it appeared that MGs ruled the field, with the most of any name marque, especially MGBs, plus a strong showing of Midgets. Another good show was the half dozen in the MG T series section. Interestingly, a TC owned by none other than Joe Kramer, one of MG3’s 1972 founding members, took it’s place on the show line. After asking “Is there still an MG Club?”, Joe took & promised to fill out a club application to rejoin.
Great showing: 10 MG3 members garnered 12 awards, not all with MGs. The following won awards:
John Cline 1st Place MGA & 2nd Place TR3 Bob & Alice Wirth 1st Place MG TC & Peoples Choice Dave Jefferson 2nd Place MG TC / Paul Hundt 2nd Place MGB-GT Peter Probst 2nd Place MGB Wayne Radaj 3rd Place MGB Tom Pecus 2nd Place MGB Chrome Bumper Bart & Kristen Finnel 3rd Place MGB Chrome Bumper Ron Willman 1st Place MG Midget Ridge Howard 1st Place Triumph GT6
Volunteers are where it’s at! Thanks to those MG3 members who gave of their time and efforts to bring off this event: Bernie Evans, Tom Hahn, Ron Willman, Fred Anderson, Fred Fleischmann, Wayne Radaj.
Pictures of the 2017 British Car Field Day taken by Ken Rizzo. These are unedited random pictures taken at the show. Place your cursor on the first picture/slide and click. The picture will enlarge. You can then move forward and backward through the pictures by clicking on arrows located just below the bottom corners of the picture.