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  Chicagoland MG Club:Driveline
Missouri Endurance Rally
March 24-25       St Louis, MO

Congratulations to the survivors of the running of the 6th annual Missouri Endurance Rally. Fourteen of the Fifteen cars entered finished the event. Considering that the total mileage accumulated by all of the cars was about 15,000 miles, itís not terribly surprising that one car didnít finish (just ask Mr Bill).

The Chicagoland MG Club was represented by three entries this year. Paul Urquhart and Steve Merical were giving a their first try in Paulís Ď62 MGA MK-II. David and Michaela Lieb were having their first go at it in their Ď74 Midget. And the Bomber Brothers team Kim Tonry and Bill Hedrick were back again in the infamous Ď71 Midget, MrBill3. Appearantly fate was not on our side this year. At the time of this writing word is still out on the demise of the Paulís MGA. The Bomber Brothers team did finish the rally but only managed to accrue nine of the required 10 checkpoint visits in the time allowed. The Liebs did a little better with a complete run and all ten checkpoints accounted for, but they also turned in the longest mileage reading with 1134 official miles run. Considering that they drove the most miles, I suspect that they also had the most fun.

Ultimate winner of the event was the repeating Team Fokowie with Rick Varhay and Rick Ingram in their Ď74 MGB-GT, finishing with an official 988 miles, and the only team to make all ten checkpoints and still finish with less than 1000 miles. Official rally results are posted here, and Iím sure we will be hearing many more stories about this in the weeks to come.

Barney Gaylord, depressed about not being there

See more (and larger) rally pictures on line at
www.chicagolandmgclub.com/photos/mer2001

David and Michaela Lieb 
David and Michaela Lieb
 Bill Hedrick & Kim Tonry
Bill Hedrick & Kim Tonry

Steve Merical & Paul Urquhart 
Steve Merical & Paul Urquhart

 Rick Ingram & Rick Verhey
Rick Ingram & Rick Verhey
Photos courtesy of Mike Barns

Results From The Missouri Endurance Rally - March 24-25, 2001 Odometer Calibration Rally Measured Distance = 10.0 mi Distance Team Names Car Start End Calibration Start End Total Computed Finish Constant Miles Miles 1. NO SHOW 2. John Mangles Carol Brown 60 MGA 0 9.5 1.0526315 16665.5 17629 963.5 1014.2 4th 3. Kim Tonry Bill Hedrick 71 Midget 73.9 84.8 0.9174311 84.8 979.6 894.8 820.9 *DNC 9/10 4. Dennis Scanlan Adam Scanlan 59 MGA Coupe 30221.0 30231.0 1 30231 31236 1005 1005.0 2nd 5. David Lieb Michaela Lieb 74 Midget 0.4 10.7 0.9708737 77747 78915 1168 1133.98 6. James Pesta Tom Baumgardner 73 MGB GT 83879 83889.2 0.9803921 83889.2 84759 869.8 852.8 *DNC 6/10 7. Paul Urquhart Steve Merical 62 MGA 51.25 61.45 0.9803921 Out Due To Mechanical Failure 8. Willaim Fox Brian Reheg 72 MGB 127.5 137.9 0.9615384 137.9 1005.4 867.5 834.14 *DNC 9/10 9. Rick Varhay Rick Ingram 74 MGB GT 76.9 87.25 0.9661835 98780.2 99803.9 1022.7 988.12 1st 10. Creig Houghtaling 74 TR6 87617 87627.2 0.9803921 87627.2 88695.9 1068.7 1047.77 11. Bob Horzmann Mark Shetley 74-1/2 MGB-GT 56403 56413 1 56413.0 57463 1050 1050 12. Robert Rushing Michael Pentecos 71 MGB 90973.0 90983.2 0.9803921 90983.2 92101 1117.65 1095.7 13. Anthony Zager Chad Stretz 73 TR6 158.45 169.45 0.9090909 46113.45 47221.4 1107.95 1007.22 3rd 14. Charlie Key Jason Buchek 74 MGB GT 50.9 61.2 0.9708737 88967 87935 1032 1001.94 *DNC 9/10 15. Ron Cantu Alex Denes 69 MGB 100.6 110.8 0.9803921 88379.8 89479.9 1100.1 1078.53 16. Robin Camblin Thomasina Camblin 60 MGA 6.05 16.55 0.9523809 4381 5458 1077 1025.7 5th * DNC = DID NOT COMPLETE X/10 LOCATIONS Rally Locations 1. Felix Valle State Historic Site 6. Bennett Spring State Park 2. Bollinger Mill State Historic Site 7. Knob Noster State Park 3. Elephant Rocks State Park 8. Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site 4. Johnsonís Shut-Ins State Park 9. Union Covered Bridge State Historic Site 5. Roaring River State Park 10. Jefferson Landing State Historic Site


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