On Saturday, November 10, Reinout and Henneke Vogt sponsored MG Day with several activities for all, ladies and gentlemen, drivers of As, Bs, and T-Series MGs, and their navigators. The day started at the Vogt's home in Decatur at 10AM.
We talked about the different types of car lifts and why Reinout decided on the four-post Atlas 408. We then rotated some MGs on the lift to check out any problems or just to inspect suspension, exhaust, brakes etc. Barry Rosenberg, PMGR's professional british car expert, made some needed adjustments to cars, as well.
Some of the ladies made blankets for cancer patients of the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota. Their neighbor and retired nurse, Annie, worked with the tribal health program for eight years. The community of incredibly strong and resilient people survives on one of the lowest income per-capita in the United States. Cancer patients frequently travel four hours to reach a facility for their chemotherapy. A “comfort” quilt helps to keep them warm on the long trip as well as during the treatments, which may last several hours.
The previous owner of the Vogt's house left a 50 yard zip-line in the backyard. Reinout installed a seat and a safety brake to make it safe for multiple thrill rides.
At about 12:30, we departed for a little driving tour. We took a direct route to Stone Mountain and worked our way back on some of the hilly and winding DeKalb County roads. There were a few challenges or questions along the way before we got to Avondale and our reserved parking spot in downtown Decatur.
We had a late lunch and drinks at Victory Sandwich Bar at 340 Church Street, Decatur, GA 30030, http://www.vicsandwich.com
MG Day was a great event and many thanks to Reinout and Henneke for a fun, useful day.