Tune Up Clinic at Edison Tech
May 2, 2015 - @ Edison Technical and Occupational Center
Swing Into Spring
May 3, 2015 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm @
May 7, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm @ TBD
May 21, 2015 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm @ 70 Barrett Dr. Webster, NY
Garage Beer Tasting Party
May 31, 2015 2:00 am - 7:35 am @
MG-2015, Niagara Falls
June 8, 2015 6:15 am - June 12, 2015 7:35 am @
Picnic at Fowlers
June 13, 2015 11:00 am - 12:00 pm @
June 18, 2015 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm @ 1066 Jackson Road Webster, NY
July 2, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm @ TBD
MG Car Club Sports Car Festival
July 12, 2015 - @ 1066 Jackson Road Webster, NY
Tune Up Clinic – May 2nd, 8:00 am
At Edison Technical & Occupational Center
What is a Tune Up Clinic? – members have the opportunity to do various lighter maintenance on their sports cars. Although the definition of “lighter” is up to interpretation it usually means:
- Changing oil
- Change or gap spark plugs
- Install new points, or set the old ones
- Install new wires, distributor cap
- Grease wheel bearings
- Brake work
- Check the tune on that carburetor
- do this or that
If you have tools you should bring them but – if you don’t have tools, or aren’t mechanically inclined or have never done this type of work on your car before – still come – not only are there usually coffee and doughnuts but it’s a time for members to help members – a great teaching and learning opportunity to learn and share information about your sports car.
Wondering if what you need to do to your car is something that can be done at the clinic? Just ask – send an email out to the list, we’ll let you know if it can happen.
New rebuild is getting real close.
- About Our Club – done
- Event Calendar – done
- Spokes – done
- Our Chat – Done
- Our Library – done
- Cars & Parts for Sale – working on it (couldn’t bring over the previous ads)
- Login to Club Mail – done
- Sales page for Mugs and Shirts – done
- Map where the meeting is -done
- Pictures from past events – not done
- Membership Payment form – not done
- Join Our Club – not done
That’s past the halfway mark. Have a suggestion? Please use our contact page (click here).
A bit of background information tied to this event:
Almost consistently for over 10 years the MG Car Club has each year presented scholarship awards to students in the auto program at Monroe Community College. This was done in honor of one of our members, Steve Fitch. MCC was also the location where we held previous tune up clinics.
In most cases we don’t hear what becomes of the award or more specifically the student that received the award. In this case I’m pleased to have a bit more information connected to the award and the Tune Up Clinic.
One of the recipients, Bobby Newell, was awarded one of our scholarships. He continued his education and went on to do student teaching. He is now at Edison Tech and runs the automotive program and it is with Bobby help that Editson Tech is now the host of our Auto Tune Up Clinic. I find it very warming to see our efforts come around full circle. We did a good thing.
(He’s also just became a father for the third time, so congratulate him when you see him. Or at least wish him luck.)
Also, for those that weren’t aware – with the scholarship in mind, and to leave a mark from the club that will carry on, we set up an endowment fund with MCC. Over the years profits from the Basket Auction, Steak Roast Auction and other events were put into the fund. Along with input from MCC we created the fund so that a scholarship would be awarded from the proceeds of the fund manged by the MCC financial group. The fund reached the self-fulfilling point a couple years ago and a scholarship was awarded from the fund. Of course depending on the economy, the fund will continue in perpetuity to award a scholarship in the name of the MG Car Club of Western New York.
All members should feel good about this – we will continue to do good things.
Swing Into Spring – May 3rd
See spokes for details.
Tour To Hammondsport
Saturday May 9, 2015
Plan to join us for the third annual Tour to Hammondsport (it’s a beautiful drive).
Last year, we had a good time with Lunch at Bully Hill, Curtiss Museum Engine Day, a preview tour of the now-open Finger Lakes Boat Museum and dinner at The Tavern on the town square.
As before, we will meet at 9am at the Burger King on Rt 96 (near the Thruway on the way to Victor). First car off at 9:30.
Our first stop will be Bully Hill Winery for lunch off the menu and free wine tasting.
Then it’s off to the Curtiss Museum, Boat Museum, more wineries, whatever you want
Cocktails and dinner at The Tavern on the town square at 6pm.
For those opting to make this an overnight trip, the Keuka Lakeside Inn is holding six rooms for us—three with two double beds ($110. +tax) and three with 1 queen bed ($100. +tax).
Also, The Park Inn, on the town square only a block or two from the lake, is holding five suites for us, around $100. including full breakfast.
You must make your own room reservation!
Keuka Lakeside Inn 607-569-2600
Park Inn and Restaurant 607-569-9387 (mention that you’re in the MG Car Club)
We hope you can join us. Please let us know if you plan on taking part even if you are not staying overnight.
Jeff Kath 585-425-9994
Doug Scribner 585-872-5133