February's meeting minutes will appear in an upcoming edition. Here are the minutes from the March 20 meeting as written by Ann Schroeder.
The March 20, 2006 meeting of the Chicagoland MG Club was called to order at 8:00 P.M. by President John Schroeder.
The members were reminded that this is the thirtieth anniversary of the club, and celebratory suggestions were solicited.
One member discussed his current car project.
Rob Bard asked if anyone knew of a trailer that would be available to transport his Midget to Tennessee this summer for the convention.
Jim Evans reported that the February 26 tenth annual swap meet was a rousing success. The vendor turn out was exceptional, with 111 spaces rented out to 67 vendors. Even though the turn out was down, with approximately 730 people in attendance, a profit of $3,000+ was still realized. Members of other local car clubs provided positive feedback for the event. Jim thanked everyone who participated and helped to make the day a success.
On Saturday, March 25, 2006 members were encouraged to come to a tech session, beginning at 9:00 A.M. in John Schroeder's heated garage at 4444 Washington Street in Downers Grove. The Team Mullis project will be completed and SU carburetors will be rebuilt during that session.
Two cars from our club will participate in the Missouri Endurance Rally beginning on March 31, 2006.
A staff meeting will be held on April 3 at 7:30 P.M. at Mack's Golden Pheasant Restaurant.
The first autocross will take place on April 23.
Amy and Russ Mehaffey are writing the April 30 Spring Chicken Tour, rather than a rally, by popular demand. More information will be supplied at the next club meeting.
The spring tune-up will be on May 7, 2006 from 9:00 until noon at Quality Tire on Route 83, as usual. Members were encouraged to bring their cars, since they will have the opportunity to view them from a different angle while on the lift, and discover their good, bad, and possibly unsafe surprises. Members will gather afterward at the Kerry Piper Pub to rejoice or commiserate.
As of this date, the caravan to MG 2006 includes 19 cars. The caravan will leave on June 19, taking two days to travel to Gatlinburg. We will try to stay together as much as possible during the 613 mile trip. The trip will be a combination of interstates and scenic highways.
John Schroeder has arranged for a Thursday, June 22 trip from the hotel to the Bryson Scenic railroad for a day trip. To date, approximately 30 members have signed up. Check the web site, or call John Schroeder at 630 852-1731 for more details, or if you would like to join the group. The Biltmore trip was moved to Friday or Saturday, with the assurance that they will return in time for the banquet on Saturday.
The club has registration forms for the British Car Festival, which will be held on May 26, 27, and 28 in Champaign, Illinois.
There will be another car and parts auction in Lacrosse, Wisconsin in April. Brochures are available.
The GOF is meeting in the Ozarks in Missouri in late September.
Dave Bralich requested that members consider and suggest ways in which other car clubs, who have historically been minimally involved, could be "encouraged" to take an active role in planning and implementing the annual September BCU Car Festival. The group of people who have taken the lead role in planning and organizing this event for the past 20 years need a rest. Dave pointed out that this is the longest running British car show in the country, and help is essential in order to continue the event.
A valve grinder is now available for members' use.
Check the web site for upcoming driving events.
Club dues should be paid, if members have not already done so.
Money was collected during the break for the 50/50 raffle, which was won by Rob Bard.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:58 P.M.
Respectufully submitted by
acting on behalf of Doug Clark.