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Windsor-Detroit MG Club!
The foremost club for British car owners in SE Michigan and SW Ontario!
WDMGC can help you keep your car on the road. Be sure to head out to the next meeting of the Windsor-Detroit MG Club to share some of your ideas and pick up tips from your fellow members!

2024 June Meeting - Craft Breww in Farmington Hills

British Return to Fort Meigs 25th Anniversary - June 2024

Fran Lewis and I set out on a girl’s trip to Fort Meigs in her Mini, as her MGC needs some TLC. It was a good car for the day since it was raining lightly the whole way down.
Due to the rain they had to move the cars to the paved parking lot, so unfortunately the groups were not intact for judging. Despite the conditions there was a good turn - out of cars and a nice variety to peruse-fortunately the rain had let up and although the clouds stuck around it did manage to remain dry for the show. We did see a few other members of the club in attendance-Gary Decker & Shelley MacMillan brought their LE (looking very spiffy) and Chuck Wiley made it.
I will say our friends in the Jaguar Club were well represented with 6 cars and a good number of other Jags on hand as well. We did not stay for the awards portion and I do not see the winners listed on their site as of yet, but we had a good time and enjoyed the day!

Pictures and story submitted by Vicki Bade

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2024 Natter and Noggin - May, 2024

WDMGC Spring Gathering - May 2024

Could not have asked for a more perfect day for our Spring Gathering 2024!!!
Great turnout-lots of cars and good food, a wonderful time had by all!
Thank you to everyone that came out!

Pictures submitted by Vicki Bade and Jojhn Magee

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WDMGC Hibernation Lunch - March 2024

Enjoy pictures from the WDMGC Hibernation Lunch at Wixom Station.

Pictures submitted by John Magee

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2024 KIimber Run!

John Magee made the trip to Holt, Michigan for the annual Kimber Run.  The event, Cecil Kimber's Birthday Party, is hosted each year by the Michigan Rowdies! Enjoy his pictures.

Pictures submitted by John Magee.

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2024 - The First 'Vince’s Vinsetta VaVoom'

What a beautiful day for a little jaunt in our favorite cars!!!
We had a nice row of MG’s for Vince’s Vinsetta VaVoom - great weather, great room, wonderful company and lots of good food!!
Thank you to Vince LaCrouix for planning the lunch and everyone that came out to join us

Pictures submitted by Vicki Bade.

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WDMGC Meeting - April 2024

WDMGC March meeting saw the first meeting at Craft Breww City in Farmington Hills.  Note the presentaiton of the Trivia Contest trophy to Secretary John Magee.  

Pictures submitted by Vicki Bade

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WDMGC Meeting - March 2024

WDMGC March meeting saw the first nice weather for a meeting and the cars and members showed up in force.  Enjoy these pictures from G.George's Coney Island.

Pictures submitted by Vicki Bade

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WDMGC Meeting - December 2023

A good time was had by all at our 2023 holiday party and December monthly meeting at G.
George’s in West Bloomfield.

Once again this year we collected a literal truckload of toys and food for the Toys for Tots gift collection and the C.A.R.E.S. food drive. Thank you to Russ and Marlis LaFevre for providing the truck and for hauling everybody’s generous donations to their destinations.

The celebration gained tasty treats thanks to Dave Larson’s MGB cookie wizardry. What’s better than owning an MG? Nothing, frankly. But an MGB that you can eat comes close!

Aside from the usual monthly reports, the meeting also included an update on our 2024 Board of Directors election, which will begin this month and once again use online voting. Although most of our officers are willing to serve another year, Treasurer Vince Lacroix has moved to northern Michigan. So we’re looking for a new treasurer. It’s a pretty easy gig - we don’t have much money -  so if you’d like to help keep our club afloat, please contact Vicki Bade for details.

Thank you, everybody, for you contributions of food and toys. And thank you all for another warm year of MG camaraderie and community. Here’s looking forward to more fun with little British cars in 2024!

Story by John Magee
Photos by Mary Weakley and John Magee

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Battle of the Brits - 2023

The Battle of the Brits - 2023 Version - was a splendid day with lots and lots of pretty British cars. Here are a few photos provided by WDMGC Club members Perry Zakucia and John Magee.

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Twisty Bits Fall Drive - 2023

Report by Philip Wiltshire and Phil Crutchfield from the Jaguar Associates Group of Michigan

On Sunday, October 15th twenty-five people met at the northwest corner of the Meijer parking lot in Ann Arbor. For those who arrived a bit early, there was a Starbucks and Meijer’s rest rooms just a short walk away.

We had fifteen cars on the Twisty Bits drive. Six were Jaguars and nine were non-Jaguars, including a 60s era P-1800 Volvo, MGs, Fiat, Fit and a Jeep. A good mix from the JAGM and WDMGC clubs. Two of our drivers were the President of the WDMGC (all MG) and Chairman of the Rowdies (MGA’s).

I had been watching the weather forecast and our changing fortunes for days before the event. I was very glad Sunday morning, to jump into the Jag and head from Indiana to Ann Arbor into a beautiful sunrise!

With temperatures hovering in the 50s and scattered clouds and blue skies we sat off on an approximate 100-mile figure eight drive on two lane backroads with a stop about midway at the historic Sharon Mills County Park near Manchester.

This is the third time l have run this tour, going back 15 years or so. The route has not needed to be changed over the years except there are one or two more sets of traffic lights rather than 4-way stops now.

The driving instructions included turn-by-turn tulip directions (see screen shot below for examples), text regarding the course direction, and the cumulative mileage at the change. A word about tulip instructions. The name came from the Tulip Rally, which first used them in the 1950s. They are a popular way to more completely communicate the change ahead. However, one of the references brought a few questions as our driving map author is better versed in such references than many of us were. 

The one element on the map that generated the same question from four drivers was what is a “blind brow”. The term “brow” means the crest of a hill, and the use of “blind” means that you might not see the turn until you are on top of the change. Useful information to be sure.

Meantime, everyone managed the tour in style and after about an hour we stopped at the Mill. They had nice restrooms and a large pavilion where we sat and ate our picnic lunches. It was a bit brisk, but a very enjoyable break.

During the course of the tour 2 other clubs with Porches, Triumphs and Austin Healey’s ran past us in the opposite direction. The day was very popular for imported car runs.

The return trip to Meijer went well. The roads overall were surprisingly smooth with only a short distance containing bumpy pavement.  The Twisty Bits tour lived up to its name with plenty of curves and undulations to negotiate.  MG’s being all manual transmissions had fun with plenty of shifting required. I don’t think we had any manual Jaguars on the tour.

As is typical, the group took about a half hour to dissipate after the drive as some catching up was still occurring. Everyone had a good time, even if the color change was not quite at its peak yet.

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Thanks to Philip Wiltshire and Phil Crutchfield from the Jaguar Associates Group of Michigan.
Additional pictures from John Magee.

Your 2024 WDMGC Board Members!

The beginning of another year brings the chance to elect the WDMGC Board of directors. This year the voting was, once again, on-line. Congratulations to all who participated in the voting, and we offer our support to those elected for the upcoming year. Currently, the position of Treasurer is vacant, and if you would like to give back to the club, feel free to contact any board member.  And as always, you may contact any board member for any suggestions or comments about the WDMGC. We offer a short bio on each right here.

 Vicki Bade  Dale Brown  John Magee

 

Vicki Bade
President
Dale Brown
Vice President
 John Magee
Secretary
 Currently Vacant
Treasurer

WDMGC and JAGM - Port Huron and Poker Run - May 2024

The event started a little soggy when we stopped at the first leg of the trip to tour around the Fort Gratiot Light Station. We had a nice mix of people from the Corvette and Jaguar Clubs along with Matt and I from our club. Philip Wiltshire and his wife Jan came in from Indiana the night before to join us, so they get the long-distance award. We had a very nice guide as we took in the sights and checked out the lighthouse. Some of the more adventurous among us went up the curving staircase and had the full tour. We hit the Carnegie Museum next - they had a whole Barbie exhibit along with a very interesting mix of many other items on 3 levels to check out. The Huron Lightship Museum on the actual lightship was my favorite and a very cool tour-I wish we had a little more time at that stop as our guide was a wonderful source of knowledge on the history of the lightships. The final stop was at the Thomas Edison Depot Museum with one of the actual train cars and a lot of wonderful history on Thomas Edison and his life.

The sky had brightened up as we went from stop to stop and it turned out to be a pretty nice day for tooling around. We ended up at Lynch’s Irish Tavern where we picked up our last poker card and had a great lunch. Matt and I had a pair of tens and recouped the $20 we put in at the start, with our lead Bob winning the top prize with a pair of aces. Lots of fun was had by all - Philip and I took some pics and the Jaguar Club is planning on another event like this later

Pictures and story submitted by Vicki Bade

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    Celebrating WDMGC Anniversaries!

    • July 2024 Anniversaries
      • 30 Years
        • Ralph and Kathi Poupard of Essex, ON
      • 15 Years
        • Nick Cipparrone and John Cipparrone of Tecumseh, ON
      • 5 Years
        • Ken and Melody Klemmer of Farmington Hills, MI
        • Bev MacKenzie of Maidstone, ON
    • June 2024 Anniversaries
      • 30 Years
        • Roger and Beverley Melton of Bloomfield Village, MI
        • George and Gail Diehl of Brighton, MI
      • 20 Years
        • David and Brenda Gray of Ann Arbor, MI
      • 5 Years
        • Larry and Loretta Speck of Washington Twp, MI
    • May 2024 Anniversaries
      • 15 Years
        • Maxcine and Arthur Jackson of Farmington Hills, MI
      • 10 Years
        • Alan Evans and Pat Swann of Canton, MI
      • 5 Years
        • Pat and Oliver Bloom of Holly, MI
    • April 2024 Anniversaries
      • 5 Years
        • Joyce and John Cherwak of Windsor, ON
        • Hal Hultman and Cheryl Van Vliet of Wayne, MI
        • Tony Marra and Deb Schwab of Highland, MI
    Thanks for your Continued Support!

Welcome to our new WDMGC Members!

  • Jeffrey and Lori Ertell Stott of Milford, MI
    • 1974 Red MGB
  • Arayan Lias and Mary Beth Widak Lias of Northville, MI
    • 1974 Silver MGB GT
  • Anthony and Amelia Cipolla of Dearborn, MI
    • 1969 BRG Midget
  • Roger Hempel of Waterford, MI
  • Steve and Lorri Keys of Windsor, ON
    • 1980 Green MGB
  • Zoran Jovanovic of Windsor, ON
    • 1975 Red Triumph TR7
    • 1976 Yellow Triumph TR7
  • Kimberly Williams of Huntington Woods, MI
  • Don Adams of Windsor, ON
  • Don and Rebecca Campbell Bourne of Windsor, ON
    • 1970 Silver MGC GT
    • 1972 Yellow MGB
  • James and Kathleen Lisowski of West Bloomfield, MI
    • 1975 White MGB
  • Timothy and Wendy Hartley of Windsor, ON
  • Alison and Harry Bunker Postma of Leamington, ON
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