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Intro & Club Officers
Left Hand Drive
Right Hand Drive
Meeting Report, March
Welcome New Members
2007 Driving Events
NAMGAR Affiliation
Natter 'n' Noggin
Spring Chicken Rally
May 27 AACA Car Show
Autocross 2007
Spring Tune-Up Party
Lands End Rally
Librarian's Musings
MG Bucks Continue
Road America Camping
CMGC Events
Other Events
Classifieds
MG 'Streetwise'
Austin Could Return
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  Chicagoland MG Club:Driveline
Librarianís Musings
BMC Competitions Department Secrets
By Marcus Chambers, Stuart Turner, & Peter Browning
2005, hardbound, 185 pages, b&w photos

Well, I guess that the secrets are out, thanks to the authors. The three men who, each in turn, ran the BMC Competition Department at Abingdon from 1955 until 1970. Following the disaster at Le Mans in 1955, BMC opted to shy away from racing and make rallying the thrust of their competition. Minis, Healeys, and MGs reigned supreme. Each author starts with a narrative summarizing his time at the helm, backed up by documents which include office memos, written crew instructions, competition reports, and build sheets. Plenty of black and white full page photos.
An interesting view into a part of motor sports that we donít hear too much about. Available at the April meeting.

Wilbur


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