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Windsor-Detroit MG Club!
The foremost club for British car owners in SE Michigan and SW Ontario!
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New Meeting Location - WDMGC US Meeting Location Suffers Fire Damage!

As you may have heard, there was a fire at the Brass Pointe Restaurant in Farmington Hills.  This has been our meeting place on the US side for years.  Fortunately, there were no reported injuries, and those dining there were quickly evacuated.

As the restaurant is closed until further notice, our US meeting on May 10th will be at Little Daddy’s at 29649 Northwestern Hwy. It is located on the SE corner of Northwestern Hwy and Inkster Road in Southfield and they can accommodate us. They have a section in the back of regular tables they will reserve. They are only open until 8:00pm also, but are reasonably priced with a varied menu.

If approaching on Northwestern Hwy, the entrance to Applegate Square is immediately after passing Inkster. If you miss it, there is a second a few yards further on. There is also an entrance on Inkster Road. The restaurant is on the NE corner of the square.

First arrivers in classic cars: Please try to park in a relatively empty part of the lot where other members can join you.

Those members who wish to dine usually begin to arrive around 6:00 pm and the meeting starts at 7:00 pm. Like our usual restaurant, Little Daddy’s is currently closing at 8:00 pm.

WDMGC President Vicki Bade will stay on the hunt, but for May’s meeting it is scheduled for Little Daddy's!  If you have any suggestions, she is open to ideas. You can email her by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can read the Hometown Life story about the fire here or the Oakland Press story here.

WDMGC and JAG Club Valve Cover Race!

WDMGC and JAG (Jaguar Affiliates Group) of Michigan headed to Lee Jacobson's "garage" for an exciting evening of Valve Cover Racing!  Enjoy this collection of pictures!!!

Pictures submitted by John Magee

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WDMGC and JAG - Gatherings d’Elegance 2023!

Members of WDMGC joined the Jaguar Affiliates Group of Michigan recently for a day vistit to the Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores.  The Gathering d’Elegance included a luncheon and a guided tour.  Enjoy this collection of pictures!!!

Pictures submitted by Vicki Bade and Perry Zakucia

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WDMGC 2023 Kimber Run ... Cars, cruising, cake and comrades!

The annual Kimber run brought a crowd of MGs to lunch at Holt, Michigan!!!  Weather was nice compared to some previous snowy drives.  Enjoy this collection of pictures!!!

Pictures submitted by John Magee

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WDMGC Meeting - April 2023

An unbelievably warm and sunny April evening brought a big crowd of MGs to our Windsor-Detroit MG Club meeting at the Brass Pointe.

Pictures submitted by John Magee

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The December Meeting at the Brass Pointe

Our membership were so generous in giving Toys-for-Tots gifts at last year’s December meeting, and with the sentiment expressed by the attending members that it was so much more satisfying than our previous gift exchange, we decided to do it all over again. This time, however, we added another good cause. With inflation running so high, local TV was reporting that many people – and children in particular – would be going hungry as local food pantries were strained to the limit with both lower donations and greater demand. As a result, our organizer Anne Astley asked members to also bring nonperishable food items to the meeting for the CARES organization, a local charity serving food insecure families.

There was never any doubt that our members would open their hearts, but we could never have anticipated to what extent. The toys count exceeded 150 and such was the weight of the food donations, we had difficult carrying it all from the Brass Pointe.

Anne took the donations to the Toys-for-Tots and CARES warehouses the very next day and staff at both organizations asked that we send their sincere gratitude to all who donated.

Story and Pictures submitted by Rick Astley 

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WDMGC Meeting - September 2022

Lots and lots of good looking cars at tonight’s Windsor-Detroit MG Club meeting. — at the Brass Pointe.

Pictures submitted by John Magee

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In Memoriam - Harry Mac Lean

October 18, 1945 – November 30, 2022

Those who attended last November’s Brass Pointe meeting will remember that we reported that our friend and WDMGC member Harry Mac Lean was gravely ill with liver and kidney disease. Further attempts to learn of his condition were unsuccessful and it was only last month that we became aware that he passed away last November 30th.

Harry was a 21 year veteran of the club and having been a true auto mechanic most of his working life, he soon took on the role of being the club’s go-to person when help was needed with mechanical issues that were proving elusive to diagnose. He often shared his considerable knowledge by contributing articles to our newsletter, The Can-Am Connection, and supporting students learning skilled trades.  His generosity also extended to standing in the cold each December “ringing the bell” for The Salvation Army. He owned a 1980 vermilion red MGB and was also a Harley-Davidson enthusiast.

Harry was an Army veteran and, prior to his retirement, worked for 35 years at General Motors where he would build prototype engines.

Harry had been married to his wife Dorothy for 47 years and we send our condolences, albeit belated, to her and their sons Jeff, Brian and Greg, who has taken ownership of Harry’s MGB.

In Memoriam - Jack Renaud

December 10, 1936 – February 6, 2023

It’s our very sad duty to have to report that longtime club member, and personal friend of many in our club – Jack Renaud – passed away February 6th after a short illness when a cold turned into pneumonia.

Jack and his Canadian wife and very accomplished artist Isabelle, joined the club in 2002 as owners of a 1979 MGB-LE. However, it was Jack’s enthusiasm for V8 conversions, with which he infected several others, that made him well known to a lot of members, his yellow 1980 V8 conversion being a common site at Windsor-Detroit MG Club events and meetings on both sides of the border.

In 2018, Jack and Isabelle decided to sell their home in Dearborn and move closer to their daughter 200 miles north on the Lake Huron shoreline; a place where Jack could continue his hobby of kayaking. He sold everything MG, including his beloved yellow V8, another V8 in construction and the rotating spit that Jack had built himself on which to construct it. He bought a 5 liter V8 Mustang but it seems that he never really lost the MG bug. Last year, while out driving near his home, he saw a 1979 MGB and couldn’t resist buying it.

In paying our tributes to Jack, we can’t do better than provide the obituary written by his family, part of which was published in the Detroit Free Press.

Obituary for John P. Renaud (aka MGB Jack)
December 10, 1936 – February 6, 2023

Beloved husband and father, John “Jack” Renaud passed peacefully at the age of 86.  Jack was the devoted and loving husband of Isabelle for 63 years.  He was the kind and supportive father of Jacqueline (James) Boettger and Jeffrey (Diane) Renaud, grandfather (Pepe) of Jennifer (David) Bokor, and Danielle (Nick) Steffey and great grandfather of two.

Jack was known for many things. He was a student of life.  He had so many passionate interests and hobbies –– from being a brown-belt in Judo, to having a deep appreciation for art, to enjoying music, scuba diving, kayaking, family genealogy, and the wondrous outdoors.  He was always learning something new and took great joy in exploring subjects and discussing them with others.  Jack served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was an employee of Ford for more than 45 years.  He was the original chassis Engineer for the F150 Crew Cab Truck and spent his entire life as a car enthusiast.  He found great joy in driving his Mustang and had a special fondness of MGs. In fact, his latest MG has the license plate of H T R J (Hit the Road Jack).

But more importantly, Jack was known to all of his family and friends for his unconditional love and support for those around him.  A sweet, gentle man, he never complained.  He saw only the best in everyone around him and was never without a smile.  He was extraordinarily proud of his family, providing unconditional support, love, and encouragement for their accomplishments and talents.

He will be greatly missed.  But his legacy will live on and he will be remembered every day by those that had the honor of knowing him.

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WDMGC Meeting - August 2022

Thank You ... for the wonderful turnout we had for this month's meeting at the Brass Point!! Welcome to our newest members that joined as the night began - Ken Alexander & David Brincat.   Also, nice to see Lisa Zebarah-Shears one of our new members. We met hubby Dan Urson at a previous meeting and I’m told he now has the MG bug!!! They are carrying on the family legacy. Welcome all. it was a wonderful night and perfect weather to take our cars out and about.

Pictures submitted by Vicki Bade and John Magee

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Your 2023 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. The board saw changes again this year.  The biggest news is Newcomer Vince LaCrouix was elected as Treasurer!  Louise Beck stepped down as Secretary (we all thank her for her time!), and John Magee has moved into filling her shoes, and taking on the role as Newsletter Editor.  Vicki Bade continues as President, Dale Brown carries on as Vice President.   Congratulations to all who participated in the voting, and we offer our support to those elected for the upcoming year. Remember, 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
Dale Brown
Vice President
 John Magee
 Vince LaCroix

    Celebrating WDMGC Anniversaries!

    • June 2023 Anniversaries
      • 15 Years
        • Brian and Wilma Hannon of Windsor, ON
      • 5 Years
        • Alan Lockwood of East Lansing, MI
    • May 2023 Anniversaries
      • 25 Years
        • Don Capoferi of West Bloomfield, MI
      • 20 Years
        • John and Sheila Marsh of Birmingham, MI
    • April 2023 Anniversaries
      • No Anniversaries this month!
      • Join today
        and see your name in lights in 5 years!
    • March 2023 Anniversaries
      • 5 Years
        • Mark Arsenault and Michelle Carvalho of Belle River, ON
    Thanks for your Continued Support!

Welcome to our new WDMGC Members!

  • Sara Bertsch of Saline, MI
    • 1974 Burgundy MGB
  • Lori Bowen of Marco Island, FL
  • David Marquis of Plymouth, MI
    • 1976 Orange MGB
  • Tim and Barbara Dillon of Macomb, MI
    • 1972 BRG MGB
  • Pete and Carol Anne Swetish of Rochester Hills, MI
    • 1979 Mustard Yellow Midget
  • Kathleen Clancey and Jay Raubolt of St Clair Shores, MI
    • 1974 Red Midget
  • Brian Jansen and Erica Dougherty of Warren, MI
    • 1973 Yellow Midget
    • 1988 Red Austin Martin
    • 2008 Green Mini R52 JCW
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