Believe it or not, we've hit December already! Thanksgiving is over and the holidays are upon us. Don't forget the perfect gift for your MG... another year of fun and frolic with the Southeastern MGT Register! Just click the red Renew w/ Paypal button to the right to pay online. If you prefer snail mail, make out your check to SEMGTR for $25 and send it to our new treasurer:  Ginger Zingales, 3735 Hearthway Lane, Cumming, Georgia  30041.

Once we receive your renewal, we'll send you the 2015 Events Calendar. We want you to stay up to date with all of our fantastic club sponsored activities for the coming year.
 
 
Saturday, January 10, 2015
12:00 at BOB WAGNER MOTORSPORTS (The Old Atlanta Imported Auto Parts)
257 DeKalb Industrial Way Decatur, GA 30030

We have something for everyone! Take your pick of some BBQ and Tech Talk starting at noon - or - lunch out and a bit of shopping leaving at noon.


 
 
At the November Business Meeting and Natter ‘n Noggin at Andrea & Bill Dinzole’s Election Party with a duly constituted quorum of the members including emailed proxies, the following Officers were elected for 2015:

President - Beth Ehrie
Vice President - Jim Mercure
Secretary - Judy Rogers
Treasurer - Ginger Zingales
Editor - Don Harmer


The elections were followed by the 2015 Event Planning Session. If you have any ideas for an event, Tech Session or other activity you would like to see or volunteer to Host, please let us know.

 
 
Since this is my last article as president, I want to take this opportunity to thank the officers who served in 2014 and look forward to a great 2015 under the leadership of Beth and the new board.

You haven't heard the last of me. I think I'll write a few articles for the newsletter about the painfully S-L-O-W restoration I've been doing on our TD. I may call the article "The Procrastinator's Garage". Yes, we really do have a TD. We also have a1958 Magnette that I've been off and on restoring. You've seen us show up in our MGA because that is the only MG we have that runs!

For those of us who have listened to the NPR's "Car Talk" and those who missed these gems, I'm sorry to say Tom Magliozzi passed away on November 3rd. Tom and his brother Ray had done that radio show since 1977, (nationally since 1987). Tommy mentioned many times his love for his MGTD and driving without windows. Tom once said: "I like to drive with the windows open. I mean, before you know it, you're going to spend plenty of time sealed up in a box anyway, right?” RIP , Tommy, and may your TD in heaven not leak any oil and start up every time. Your laughter will be missed by many.

Have a great Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, or whatever you celebrate! Get ready for the GOF in October. I hear it will be really groovy and far out, man. Peace.

Safety Fast!            John Kreimer


 
 

    2015 event survey

 
 
A Few Words from the Driver's Seat

The Nominating Committee has put forward a slate of candidates for the Register's officer positions for 2015. Nominations will be accepted from the floor at the November Election meeting on the 16th. Please make sure that anyone you wish to nominate from the floor has agreed to serve! The Committee had a difficult time getting candidates who are willing to serve. The club only works well when members participate. How many meetings or events did you attend this year? What can you do, personally, to help the club?

Andria and Bill Dinzole have volunteered to host the November meeting at their home. This will be the annual Elections and Planning meeting. At this meeting we will elect officers for 2015 and then set the events schedule for just January and/or February. This will make the meeting much shorter than previous planning meetings. The newly elected board will take suggestions for events during the remainder of the year. Please try to attend or send your proxy and your event suggestions. You can submit your proxy on the website, or if you don't have computer access, you can mail your proxy and event suggestions to me at 100 Dogwood Place, Woodstock GA 30188-4909. Make sure you mail it early enough so that I receive it by November 15th.

Safety Fast!

John Kreimer

 
 
 It's hard to believe that election time has rolled around again, although thankfully, the MG club doesn't subscribe to those annoying automated phone calls from the candidates! If you want to keep up to date about "Peace, Love, & MG" or put in your "2 cents" about the nominations for next years board members, then the October meeting and BBQ dinner is the place to be!

Sunday, October 19, 2015
5:00pm

J.R.s Log House
6601 Peachtree Blvd
Norcross GA 30092
 
 
If you missed Richard's fantastic, daring drive through Big Canoe, you missed a lot! Nine brave souls started off from the Cumming meet up point, never expecting to take their lives in their own hands as they daringly traversed the windy, no guardrail, mountainous roads of Big Canoe. Off we went, first stopping at a quaint village festival where we attracted lots of attention with our quirky little cars. After a nice stop, and some veggies, we proceeded to the Big Canoe Clubhouse for a wonderful lunch... again attracting lots of attention from the locals. Once our bellies were fed, we risked life and limb on those treacherous (but fantastic driving) roads. We did all make it out with only a few burnt brake pads (just kidding!) and moved on to Burt's Pumpkin Farm. A great time was had by all! Thanks go out to Richard and Nancy Fonde for all of the hard work in planning this wonderful event!
 

peace, love, & mg

10/01/2014

 
 
 
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If you've ever seen one of Jay Franklin's beautiful cars, you'll understand why we're not surprised when he takes an award at a show. Jay, however, was stunned to hear his number called at the recent Norcross British Car Fayre. "Needless to say, I am still in shock about receiving this award.  It usually goes to a Jag or Rolls, not an MG.  There were probably 250 cars in attendance.  I almost left earlier...glad I hung around for the awards."

The picture
shows the Best of Show Award Presentation from the British Consulate General's office in front of his 1962 MGA 1600 Mk II.

Congratulations Jay!