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October Pub Social

October 25, 2009

Our first Pub Social of the season was held Sunday, October 25th at the home of members Charlie and Alana Adams.

Red was the predominate color of the day as the MGAs driven by John Padgett, Steve & Nancy Woodall, Carl & Jean Josefson and the MGB GT of Bill & Karen Marshall were all some shade of red. The lone MG holdout was the BRG MGA of Keith & Kathy Kallapos.

Butch & Judy Smith did not bring their A as it is in the paint shop preparing for new paint, but it does now sport a new red top with zip-out rear window. Butch has "long desired" a red MGA, as it is such a rare MGA color and this new top goes part way to achieving that goal.

Our first order of business was to poke around Charlie's project MGA and offer our words of wisdom on how to approach restoration or alternately attempt to steal this very solid Mark II out from under his feet. Larry Newman was able to show us pictures of his current project nearing completion which only seemed to whet Charlie's desire to have one in running condition. But hey, what are friends for if not to encourage others to spend their money piling more MGAs into their available garage space!

Bill & Kathy Wemhoff provided some early insight on their forthcoming Drive to Lunch as our pizza delivery arrived. Each Drive organized by Bill & Kathy is spectacular and we expect this one to live up to our expectations. Arriving in time for lunch were Ken & Joyce Lawrence. Their tardiness was excused by their need to attend Joyce's mother's 95th birthday party earlier in the day.

As Kelsey Kallapos continues to make progress on her MGA restoration project, Chapter members continue to support her with spare parts and useful bits. The latest to earn a YES tee shirt were John Padgett and Ken Lawrence for their contributions to Kelsey's project. YES stands for Young Enthusiast Sponsor with a tag line of "shifting the joy of British motoring to the next generation." Kelsey has presented a tee shirt to each Chapter member who has contributed parts or labor towards getting her MGA on the road with her goal of driving this MGA to high school in her senior year. Kelsey informs us she has plenty of tee shirts left and would like to see each Chapter member sporting one of these dashing fashion statements!

Pizza consumed, tires kicked, tee shirts awarded and hosts reeled deeper into the MGA world, it was time to thank Charlie and Alana for their hospitality in opening their home for our members to gather and socialize.

We will hold our next Pub Social in early to mid February time frame and are seeking a Chapter member to host this event.

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