The Uncertain T Legacy
One of the things I remember most from my childhood in the Uncertain T's were the incredible trips we took to the GOF West events. Imagine looking out from the deck of the Queen Mary in Long Beach and seeing hundreds of MGs. Or traveling through the old gold rush towns of California to get to the GOF in Reno. This is how memories are made and the basis for the newer structure of our own SE Fall GOF. If you missed the 2013 "Classics at Callaway," those who attended can tell you that it was one of the most memorable events ever. We have a lot to live up to, but I don't think we'll disappoint! This years "Peace, Love, & MG" in Macon, Georgia is going to be a psychedelic blast from the past. We're thrilled to announce that REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. You'll find all the information you need including the registration and hotel on our website at www.semgtr.org. We also have a convenient online registration, although we do have to charge a credit card fee for this option.
This event will kick off Thursday, Oct. 15th with a Macon Music Tour and Pizza Dinner. This is a bus tour and tickets are limited. Please register early if you wish to go to the Thursday evening event since I’m expecting it to sell out by the end of July. Even if you miss that, the entire weekend will be filled with great drives, fantastic events, and of course, tons of MGs. From the driving tour on Friday morning to the wild live music and picnic at The Allman Brothers Big House to the Woodstock style Car Show at Central City Park, you will not want to miss “Peace, Love, & MG.”
Catch you there, Beth
Richard Fonde's TF was featured in a Buckhead, Atlanta advertisement. He shared his photo shoot experience with us:
"Last fall I was contacted by an advertising company in search of a classic car they might use in a photo shoot for Buckhead Atlanta, a new mixed use complex being constructed at the corner of Roswell and East Paces Ferry. It was done at the Swann House/Atlanta Historical Society. The place looked like a movie set - I had no idea so much went into making a few still photos, but it was a fun day. Then - much to my surprise - I saw the result on the back of a program for "Wicked", which we went to see. Attached are a few pictures..."
Fri, May 8 - Sat, May 9.
Great times like this are why you have your car. This Antique Car Rally is an excellent event; inexpensive, very, very fun, laid back, super Americana, and it’s not just British Cars. We'll start the 250 mile trip from the Southwest part of Atlanta around 10:00am and drive on nice back roads through Pecan orchards all the way down. We'll make a stop for lunch about halfway. The stay is going to be just one night at the Hampton Inn in Thomasville, GA. It’s in a ‘cute’ little town with nice restaurants and shops. On Friday, the whole Cairo community gets involved for a street parade around dusk. The event also includes a really good BBQ dinner. Saturday morning after breakfast, there’s a rally through the countryside. After that they have a car show at a local park. We'll be driving back after the show on Saturday, arriving in Atlanta in the early evening.
If you plan to attend, you must do 3 things:
1. Pre register - The registration form is in the MG Talk newsletter or we can email it to you.
2. Make your hotel reservation for Friday, May 8th. We will be staying at the Hampton Inn.
855-238-1591, 1950 Ga Highway 122, Thomasville, GA, 31757
3. Let Beth know you are going so we can arrange meeting places. You can shoot her an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-966-4604.
It's going to be a blast! Make sure that you’re caught up on your AAA!
Come on down to the 32nd annual British Motor Car Day. All British cars are welcome, no matter the condition!
Sunday, May 3rd at 9:30am
The SEMGTR will once again have our tents located in the MG area. This year, we'll be combining efforts with the Peachtree MG Registry for a buffet lunch set-up. The Peachtree club will be providing meat, bread, soft drinks and water. Members of both clubs are asked to bring a side dish or dessert of their choice – whatever is your favorite or specialty. Let’s have a large turnout of MG people at this largest of British Car events in the Atlanta area!
Make sure to send in your registration form. You can print it out and get all the details with the "British Motor Car Day" button to the right. Registration is also available at the event.
We had a fantastic outing today, thanks to the planning of Judy and Joe Rogers. Unfortunately, we found out early in the morning that our fearless leaders were unable to make it. As we so often do in an MG club, we adjusted. First up, the extremely competent and friendly folks at Dreamland BBQ took care of us for lunch and our April Natter N Noggin. We were thrilled to welcome back a face that had been missing from our group the last few years; Ellis Carlton.
During the meeting, we discussed a great many "old business" items. In the "new business" category, we've decided to pursue finding a great "cause" for the club to sponsor. Richard Fonde and Andria Dinzole will be researching and bringing us some ideas. We also discussed the upcoming trip to "The Great Southern Antique Car Rally" on May 8th. We'll be leaving Friday morning and staying one night at a hotel in Thomasville, GA. We voted to return in the afternoon on Saturday. Contact the webmaster if you plan to go on this trip. We must get our registration forms in this next week or so.
After the meeting, we set out for this gorgeous nursery Judy had found for our run. It was a lovely 20 minute drive, with the next 45 minutes meandering around the greenhouses and plants. We saved the rest of Judy's run for another day when she could join us!
It’s hard to believe that April is already upon us. When you’re a kid, time seems to move so slowly. Once you get older, you wonder just where it all goes. So far this year, we’ve had 2 great Tech Sessions, a very entertaining party, and an awesome time creating decor for our “Peace, Love, & MG” event. We’ve had a fantastic time so far, and we’ve really enjoyed spending time with some folks we hadn’t seen for a while. Next up is our club meeting at Dreamland BBQ in Roswell combined with Judy and Joe’s relaxing country drive. We also have the Florida club’s GOF South at Howey in the Hills in April. Check for the details elsewhere in the MG Talk.
If you’ve paid your dues and received the 2015 Calendar, you’ll see a new event on the agenda for May 8 & 9. The Great Southern Antique Car Rally is one of the most casual (and cheap) small town events around. This antique car rally is a spin-off from the Great American Race that began in 1989. Starting with 70 participants, this weekend event has expanded to more than 170 on average. All makes and models are welcome, but they must be at least 25 years or older to participate. We’ll be heading to Cairo as a group on Friday morning, spending 2 nights, and coming back as a group on Sunday. If you are interested in this trip, please let me know. I’ll email you the registration form and hotel information.
We have a great event line up this year… Be there or be square!
Saturday, April 11th, come help us welcome spring with some BBQ and a fun interactive drive. First up at 11:15, we'll have lunch and then a short meeting at Dreamland BBQ. The address is 10730 Alpharetta Highway, Roswell, GA 30076. Combining the meeting with a run is a relatively new format for us; an overwhelming result of the survey we took last December. Members are encouraged to attend the lunch Natter 'n Noggin. We'll be discussing upcoming events, club business, and the 2015 GOF, "Peace, Love, & MG."
After the meeting, we will start our engines!!! If you attended Judy and Joe's last run, you know that those two can definitely keep us entertained! Bring a pen and something to write on. We'll be heading from the restaurant out into the countryside. It's time to get those cars on the road for the driving season.
Feel free to join us for just the meeting or both the meeting and drive. Let's keep our fingers crossed for sunshine!
Hope to see you there.
The Spring Safety Check Tech and Hippie Craft Session in March was a great success. It was nice to see a few faces that we hadn’t seen for a while, and the turnout was wonderful. We laughed. We ate. We made a huge mess. We ate some more. The ladies had an amazing time crafting peace signs and catching up.The signs are as individual as the ladies who created them. Just make sure you get to see these fabulous peace signs up close and personal in Macon.
Out in the garage, the guys talked cars. We’re pretty sure they talked about something related to MGs, but we have to be honest... we did see them wandering around John and Margo's backyard a bit.
We topped the afternoon off with a surprise celebration of our esteemed editor’s 87th birthday. Happy Birthday Don! Thanks go out to John and Margo for hosting us at their new home, and to Sam for taking the time to put together all of the great information for the tech session.
A Scavenger Hunt and Progressive Dinner, the Hare and Hound Rally, the Mystery Dinner, a Gourmet Picnic… these were just a few of the incredible events I participated in starting way back in 1976. I was 9. The events were always entertaining even when things went wrong as they’re apt to do with an MG. The Scavenger Hunt participants got lost. The “Hounds” started following the arrows for a marathon instead of the plops of flour left by the “Hares”. And the reality is that those are the priceless memories I have all of these years later.
Jump to 2015. We want your SEMGTR membership to be valuable to you. We want to be the club with the “don’t miss” events that people will still be talking about years from now. So watch for a few of the above mentioned events this year. Even if they don’t always work out perfectly, that’s what makes them memorable. Just ask my mom, Laurie, this question when you see her next: “What happened with Wine, cheese, and olives on 1?”
And then make sure to renew. This year’s going to be a gas! Beth
It's time to get that car out of the garage and ready for the Spring driving season! Bring your MG and Sam will take you through a "safety check" to make sure you know what needs to be done to keep you safely on the road. If the weather doesn't cooperate, Sam will be demonstrating what to look for to do your own check.
We're also calling all of our creative members for a GOF Hippy Craft session. We have 12 peace signs that need a "hippy" touch! They can be painted, decorated, flowered, or anything else. We'll have supplies there, but if you have something you'd like to use, feel free to bring it along.
John and Margo have plenty of parking... let's make sure to fill it up!
6191 Lakeview Drive, Buford, Ga. 30518