Sometimes grand events begin with something quite simple. In this case it was and email! In April of 2009 I received an email from Bill Dudley with the MG Car Club - Rocky Mountain Center. Bill had been contacted by a lady by the name of Eileen. Eileen indicated in her contact with Bill that she had an elderly friend who had spent a lot of time prior to WWII racing around England with her brother in his MG. We later found out that the lady was Peta, and that she was about to celebrate her 90th birthday. Eileen wanted to surprise her friend, Peta with a ride in a vintage MG. This was to be a birthday gift.
When I got the email I immediately called my friend Jim Goodwin. My car is still in pieces, but I knew Jim would enjoy taking Peta for a ride in his beautiful red MG-TC. Jim agreed and we discussed inviting her to our LBC breakfast so everyone could meet her. I contacted Eileen and suggested the breakfast. She thought it was a wonderful idea. We set the date for May 1st, 2009.
Peta had indeed spent much of her youth racing around pre WWII England with her brother Bobby, in a P-type MG. She later married an American and had lived on this side of the pond for more than 50 years.
When the day came it all went like clockwork. Peta was not told of the event. She was led to believe that she was going to a doctors appointment that morning. When she walked out of the building and saw Jim and his TC she was really surprised. This turned into a very special breakfast for both Peta and our Little British Car Group. She shared with us a wonderful slide show of the pictures from the above gallery. After the breakfast our own Bob Rich very kindly consented to have a few of us visit his garage. Bob is the owner of a 1932 J2 MG and a 1932 L-Type MG.
Also in attendance at the breakfast was Peta's friend Eileen, Peta's daughter, her nephew, and Al Wulf and his wife from Denver.
This page is dedicated to the memory of a very special lady. Peta, was a real MG Lady!
Sadly she passed away in early 2012.
The following gallery of pictures are Peta’s personal collection:
THE STORY OF THE LITTLE BRITISH CAR GROUP BREAKFAST WITH