On what was supposed to be a cloudy, dry, mild day, but was actually a cloudy, drizzly, and very chilly day, 27 stoic souls came to Dave’s Garage for one last Tech Session.
Attire was everything from winter jackets to shorts, but blue jeans ruled the day. Eight brave men drove their MGs. The rest came in regular, waterproof, heated , regularly inspected cars.
Oil was changed, spark plugs scraped, master cylinders replaced, brakes pumped, winches repaired. The sound of “Where’s the wrench that fits?” was often heard, as was “He has so many tools, why can’t I find what I need??!?”
Spare parts were happily plundered, with Gloria’s blessing, usually with “Don’t you want to take more?” Adam even latched on to a very heavy lawn roller – manual variety of course.
As is usual with this group, there was way too much tasty food, so no one went away hungry.
The brave souls include: Tom Rippert, Peter Yakowski, Lee Wesner, Mike Peterman – 76 MGB, David Alderfer – 73 MGB, Jeff Rose – 73 MGBGT V-8, Robin Rose, Dave Johnston, Louise Story- 72 MGB, John Hunt, Donna Bristol, Garth Gill, Susan Gill, Jim Sanders, Pat Cawthorne – 58 MGA, Lyn Hughes, Paul Phillips – MGBGT, Evonna Phillips, Lew Phillips, Cora Phillips, Otto Blavier, Ruth Blavier, Chuck Denlinger, Brian Gumpert – 67 MGBGT, Warren Doerner – 77 MGB, Chuck Daniels, Adam Ilnicki -52 TD.
I thank everyone for braving the elements. It means so very much to me.
— Gloria Schwab