Two notable things happen each and every November. One is Thanksgiving; the other is your MG Car Club’s annual Turkey Rallye. And, just as in previous years, there’s not one, but three reasons to show up!
First, We’ll have our annual Turkey Rallye. This is a competitive driving event in which drivers and navigators are provided a set of instructions with semi-clever clues and questionable questions that transpire over an idyllic set course of beautiful country roads. Winners are determined based on three factors: (1) Time – coming as close as possible to the optimal, perfect time (as determined by the Rallye-Master); (2) Distance – coming as close as possible to the actual course mileage (again, as determined by your Rallye-Master); and (3) Answers to Questions – this involves answering a series of questions developed by your Rallye-Master about things you should be able to spot along the route. It’s easy, it’s fun for the whole family (or as many as you can cram into your MG), and there will be prizes! The course is less than 40 miles and won’t take more than an hour to run.
Second, After the rallye, we’ll have a very nice Natter & Noggin luncheon at The Old Brogue Pub in Great Falls, VA. Really superb Irish food and drink!
Third, Important because after lunch, we’ll have a very short but crucial membership meeting where we’ll elect our Club’s Officers and Board members for the 2018 year. Don’t miss your chance to shape the future of our club – show up and vote.
Any Questions? If so, call me @ (703) 207-9048.
For the Turkey Rallye: Meet in the parking lot of the Presbyterian Church at 124 Park St. NE, Vienna, VA 22180. The church is in the center of downtown Vienna, VA. This is right in the center of town very close to where the W&OD bicycle trail intersects Rt 123 (same as Maple Street). The church is in the 200 block of Maple Street east. If coming from the Beltway, take the exit for Rt 123 South and then in Vienna turn right (off Rt 123) at Park Street and make an immediate left into parking lot. If coming from the west on Rt 123, take a left onto Park Street and left again into parking lot. Please be there by ten AM sharp.
For the Membership meeting and elections: We would really like everyone to participate in the Turkey Rallye but if you can only make the Membership Meeting, go to The Old Brogue Pub in the center of the little village of Great Falls around 11:30 AM. The address is 760 Walker Rd., Great Falls, VA 22066. To get there you’d exit the Beltway near the American Legion Bridge at the exit for Great Falls and Rt 193 (Georgetown Pike). Proceed west (outside the Beltway) and go about six miles, past Great Falls Park, and onward till you get to the village center. The pub is in a small strip mall on the left that’s just past the stop light in town.