The Fathers Day events went off an absolute treat. Thanks to Bryan & Margit for the wonderful BBQ Saturday night and thanks also to Treacy and her helpers for Sundays picnic lunch. The three night stay over at Oyster Bay Resort and the associated events and drives, organised by Jane, Doug, Pat, and Norma were perfect. The trip to the Shelter Point Distillery was one highlight, of many. The weather, for the whole week, could not have been better. An added bonus was meeting up with a group of Brit-car fans in Campbell River. By all accounts the stay over in Powell River by the Lower Mainland contingent on their way home was also first rate.
Nice to see 21 Morgans on the Field at the Vancouver All British Field Meet at VanDuesen Gardens on Saturday May 19, with twelve PacMOG cars in the mix. It was good to see a nice contingent from Washington State and it was great to be able to spend some time with several other old friends. We even picked up a couple of new members, a great big PacMOG welcome to Clint and Jennifer. All in all a great day. Sunday saw five Morgans lined up at Park Royal for the Annual Whistler Run and once again the majority were PacMOG cars. Next up is the Vancouver Island Run in June.
PacMOG will be at the Vancouver ABFM at VanDuesen Gardens on Saturday May 19. Drop by and check us out in the Morgan Section, we'll have an info table set up with Regalia for sale and Membership Application forms available.
Any day now we'll be starting our new Morgan Moments Snapshot Contest. It's a contest that runs until Oct. 31 and is open to PacMOG members only. The idea is to capture a moment at a Morgan Event and post it on the website. The winner will be chosen via a survey of the membership in November.
Tech man Dave Collis explains the subtleties of adjusting Morgan damper blades at the Lower Mainland Tech Session on Mar 24. Island Tech Session Coming up in April.
Happy days, it'll soon be time to head out on the highway for another season of fun in Morgans. But before we do that, there may be some little jobs that want doing. To that end we're having a couple of Spring Tech Sessions. One on Mar. 24 in Surrey and one on April 8 in Victoria. Retired Morgan mechanic Dave Collis will be in attendance to offer instruction and advice at both events.
Weather in the first half of February does not get any better than we saw on Sunday for the Hearts & Tarts Run. Bright sunny skies prevailed but the chill in the air reminded us that winter isn't over yet. Five Morgans took part in the joint PacMOG/OECC event along with a large group of other English cars - Triumphs, MGs, Rovers, and more.
Steve Blake is the new Editor for the Morgan Link. He has listened to members and created more than a newsletter, it is now a magazine. Many new topics are covered and Steve is very pleased with the support he has received from members through their suggestions and submissions. It continues to be a work in progress as software is learned and formatting is improved. Watch your emails around the end of February to receive your copy of the January/February edition!
Only 2 Morgans braved the rain on Jan. 27 to take part in this year's January run. Congrats to Ken & Pat Miles and Tom & Val Morris. Two moderns joined in to keep the Morgan stalwarts company on the 2 hour run. Several others were on hand at the Artful Dodger Pub in South Langley, making for a total of 14 people for lunch.
The 2017 edition of the annual Hearts & Tarts Run Valentines event takes place on Feb 11. Meet up in Burnaby at 10:00 am to join the fun. The run is about 1 hour and 45 minutes long, including a brief rest stop. We end up in Delta, where we'll enjoy a convivial lunch at a local pub.
For more information contact Steve Blake at firstname.lastname@example.org before February 5, 2018.