Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline January 2009

Miles Ė Miles - Miles
We need your miles!
Did you drive you car this last year? Did you note the starting mileage? If you did, then send your total mileage to Rick Rausch (630-852-2568) email: by the end of January. Heíll referee the totals and pronounce the winner of the 2008Tourist Trophy at this yearís Members Dinner.

The British Marque Newspaper
By Greg Hoeft
At our December meeting I read a letter from past president Larry Carlson. He had sent me a copy of The British Marque newspaper. It is a very nice publication and one that I had not seen before. Recently I received a regular promotional e-mail from Jeff Zorn of The Little British Car Company. Jeff and the LBCarCo have been supporting the VMGCC as a member and advertiser in our newsletter for many years. In the email I noticed the following: " Read All About It - Subscribe Today at LBCarCo Savings to the British Marque Newspaper" The announcement goes on to extol the advantages of this tabloid and makes the offer of a subscription through LBCarCo for only $14 for a full year of 11 issues. If you're interested, you can find out more at the Little British Car Company web site - look on the Specials/Gifts pages. There are a lot of items listed, so be patient and look for the offer.

A Rare Barn Find
Jerry Cihak sent in a note about a rare Bugatti supercar left to gather dust in an English garage for half a century that could fetch millions when it goes under the hammer next month. Many of the "barn find" tales turn out to be hoaxes in the end but this one seems to be real. The story goes that Harold Carr, a surgeon, apparently abandoned the rare Bugatti in his lock-up in northeastern Newcastle after buying it in the 1950s.
When the reclusive Carr died in 2007, his nephew found the Type 57S Atalante when he cleared out the garage and was amazed to learn that just 17 of the model were ever made. This story comes from the January 1 edition of Yahoo News.
You can find it at:


GOF Central 2009 logo The Milwaukee & Great
Lakes MG Motorcar Group
is pleased to host GoF Central once again

The 31st edition of The Gathering of the Faithful will be held September 14-17, 2009 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Our host hotel is the Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center. This 183 suite, nautical themed resort is located on Lake Michiganís shoreline and also boasts a 54,000 sq. ft. indoor entertainment area and water park. With all of its amenities, itís sure to please everyone. Our theme this year will have a nautical/navigator bent so keep that in mind when planning your attire. Program details will be included in the confirmation packets sent after you register.

Hotel Information:
Blue Harbor Resort
725 Blue Harbor Drive
Sheboygan, WI

Run of House Suite: $129 (the hotel will place you in the appropriate type of suite based on occupancy) Tax is additional and is currently 13% ē All rooms have a patio or balcony. Reservations may be made by calling 866-701-2583 by August 14, 2009 and referencing GoF Central. We will be reducing our room block on July 14 to avoid paying for unused rooms Ė donít miss out on our room rate!

5621 S 116th Street
Hales Corners WI 53130
GoF Info: Bob 414-529-4426

More information and registration forms can be downloaded from

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