Prez Sez | MG Classics of Jacksonville
May 2021 Update from the President of MG Classics of Jacksonville
May 1, 2021
Greetings my friends and fellow collectors/drivers of awesome MG’s!
I trust this finds you all in good spirits and great health. The weather has been heating up but that has not held a good number of you back in taking your MG’s out and about. There were 5 club members attended the St. Augustine Cruzers car show last Saturday at the Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine: Fred Woller (MGA), Mark Spaulding (MGB), Oscar Petree (MGTD), Ian Massey (MGTF 1500), and yours truly (MGTD) were in attendance. It was a great Charity Event/Show for a very worthy cause, a young 5 year old boy with an extremely serious brain tumor. A total of $92,00.00 was raised for the family that made the event all the more special. On a side note my 51’ TD, “Jack”, won a “Top 25” trophy!
There is also a Cruz-in starting back up in Gainesville sponsored by the Gainesville Street Rods this Saturday 5/8 @ the Publix Springhill Shopping Center 5 - 8 PM. Thanks to member Ron Edwards for passing this along. Check Website calendar for more information.
The 11th Annual Clay County Cruiser Car Show “Rev it Up!“ to be held in Fleming Island promises to be a good one on May 15th. I encourage all who can, come and show your car or be a spectator. Details are on the website and there is a $25 fee to show your car.
The Cars & Coffee Amelia is taking place on May 22nd and though the show field is full I heartily recommend attending as you will see some amazing cars and be supporting very worthy charities, Community Hospice and Spina Bifida of Jax.
The Triumph Club has picked up the baton and will be hosting the British Car Classic Show this upcoming October 16th. More info will be posted on the website as it becomes available.
More Car Shows and Cruise-ins are opening up as the grip of COVID is slowly fading. There are now so many that we have to be more selective about those we encourage our members to attend. The Fall is shaping up to have as many events of interest as the pre-COVID era.
Our last Club meeting was a combo Meeting/Tech Session April 24th. There were 23 in attendance with 9 MG’s, 1 Triumph, and 1 Jaguar, not bad for a very overcast and rain threatening day! Once again Mark and Vanessa Albright graciously opened up their superb auto shop, Legacy Automotive, complete with 4 lifts. Several MG’s were attended to and a great time was had by all. During the meeting side I was finally able to report back that our clubs Federal non profit status was current and that we will not be moving forward to pursue Florida State non-profit status as the fees involved would be more than savings incurred during a normal year. I also announced the motion to change our Club By Laws concerning meeting date and time was passed by a large majority of the club membership.
Two more additions to our club MG resource Directory, a Directory that lists organizations and people who are able to assist you in keeping your MG healthy and Road Worthy. If you know of any organization that can offer support to keep MGs Fit and healthy please let us know.
Please join me in welcoming newest member Oscar Petree and his 53’ MGTD. I was able to enjoy conversation with him at the St Augustine show and am very pleased to report he loves and is an enthusiastic driver of his MG! Welcome Oscar!
As always please check the website calendar for upcoming events and club information and then get in your classic MG and attend one!