Membership Area

This club web site has become the primary method of communication to the membership. We are changing the format of this Membership page so it can be the GoTo page for all Club announcements, cancellations, and other information the officers feel the membership should be notified about. Additionally, we will also use this page for specific event information such as meeting places for caravanning to events, etc.



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Member News...

We are saddened to report the passing of four of our members - two current and two previous.

Ed Manbeck - A member with Mark Anderson since 1994 died February 23 after suffering a second stroke.

Tom Cibort - You may remember our former member Tom - either by his black and yellow 1949 MG YA or his artistic abilities. Quite the character and a very talented artist. He passed away at his home on February 25.

Jim Ruth - A Lanco member since 2000 with his blue '68 MGC. Passed away on March 18th.

Barry Gotwalt - March 7th. A previous member from east York with a rubber bumper MGB. We held at least one club meeting at their home. The Gotwalt's subsequently sold the MGB and switched to the "dark side" - acquiring a Miata.


Ragtops & Roadsters Monthly Newsletter


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Recently published “Mouse, the Man and the MGB” - A children’s book based on the author's experience with a little mouse watching as he worked on his MGB. 


Watkins Glen Racing History

Here is something that might interest many of you.... "Just another road in upstate New York: The story of Watkins Glen"


Special News!

40 Million Fire Extinguishers Recalled

Just recently a recall was announced involving 40 million fire extinguishers manufactured by Kidde. The recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017, including models that were previously recalled in March 2009 and February 2015. Be advised that some of the recalled extinguishers were sold under names other than Kidde (i.e. Fuller Brush, Honeywell, Montgomery Ward, Sears and other names).

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Product Safety Recall Information

Be advised that the link above has the list of recalled extinguishers. It also lets you submit your request for a replacement extinguisher after you provide your name, address, the model extinguisher and serial number. It verifies that your extinguisher is being recalled and submits your request for a replacement. 

If you do not want to submit your request online, you can contact Kidde via telephone to find out if a fire extinguisher is included in the recall or to get a replacement.    

Contact Kidde at 855-271-0773 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday (excluding holidays), or between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the weekend to determine whether your extinguishers are affected.

Thanks to Lanco MG member Forrest Collier for passing along this information as published in the AACA "Speedster" newsletter.


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Taste of Britain - 2016


Fire Extinguisher Purchase Program

More and more often, car shows are requiring that those that enter their cars in the show must have a fire extinguisher with their car. This is not just the sponsoring organization flexing their muscles a bit, but an way to address the valid concern that your car, and those nearby, could possibly end up as a charred carcass of its former self. But why should that just apply at a show? If you work on your car yourself, don't you have a fire extinguisher nearby in your shop? No? Then you must enjoy playing Russian Roulette with a .45 Colt with one bullet loaded in the six-shooter's cylinder. LANCO MG wants to help its members rectify this unsafe situation. Go to and search for "Halotron 2.5lb Fire Extinguisher". Purchase the 2.5 pound Amerex Halotron extinguisher and print a copy of your payment receipt. Turn that in to the Club and receive $20 back from LANCO. Note that this is a halotron extinguisher which will not cause a mess when putting out a fire like dry chemical units would - if you ever have to use it. We hope you don't. Many e-Bay sellers list these for $99.95 Eighty bucks ($99 purchase less $20 "rebate" from LANCO) is a small price to pay, considering the alternative of a roasted, toasted MG (or other British vehicle of your choosing).


"The History of M.G."

Here's links to a three-part "History of MG" that be can be found at various sites on the Internet. These have been posted to YouTube. Each segment is about 8-1/2 minutes long.

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3




















Prez's Message

Please see the latest "British Marque Articles" for the president's submission.