Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline April 2009

38th Annual Silver Springs Auto Show
May 24, 2009 -- 8am-3pm
at Sandwich Fairgrounds - Sandwich IL

This is sponsored by Silver Springs Chapter AACA. This will be an official car show event for CMGC with MG Bucks awarded to CMGC members entering their MG in the show. Additional information can be found at On the CMGC Website there is also a mapquest link to the show.
Spring Gymkhana

May 31, 2009 - Hosted by AHCA

Currently we do not have any details for this event. As soon as they are made available they will be published in Driveline and also on the club website. This will be an event for MG Bucks and driving points.

Secrets of Jo Daviess County Tour
June 13 and 14, 2009

The fourth annual running of the Secrets of Jo Daviess County tour will occur the weekend of June 13 and 14, 2009.
This year’s schedule includes a variety of activities and a lot of back country road driving. For the early birds we’ll again have the Friday afternoon reception at our home overlooking Lake Carroll, followed by the popular fish fry at the Yellow Creek Inn. Saturday we launch from the Country Inn at Stockton, stop at the Massbach Ridge Winery, lunch at the home of members Steve and Jan Selan at Galena Territory, tour the newly restored Potosi Brewery, cross the mighty Mississippi on the ferry at Cassville to dinner and overnight in historic Guttenberg, Iowa on the Mississippi waterfront, lock and dam. Sunday we take a quick run up the Iowa side to cross at Prairie du Chein. Back in Wisconsin we’ll emphasize driving that includes several of the “Wisconsin Rustic Roads” segments that were a hit last year. Finally, we conclude the organized tour with the neo-traditional stop at Baumgartners Cheese Store in Monroe.
Accommodations: For Friday night we have a block of 15 rooms at the Country Inn and Suites in Stockton. Non-smoking King and double Queen rooms are available at $100. (Hotel prices are up again this year.) Phone 815 947 6060. Ask for the MG Club block. If you are interested in a lower cost room at a nice hotel 20 miles east of Stockton we have a block of 10 rooms at the Baymont Inn Freeport under the tag of MG Club. All rooms are 2 full size bed type at a rate of $80.00. Phone 815 599 8510.
For Saturday night things are a little trickier. The primary hotel is a really interesting place in a restored button factory


directly on the riverfront with pleasant, rustic rooms. We have a block of 15 rooms under the tag of MG Club. The rooms vary widely in type and cost. The range is from a King size in the lower level at $49 to a bi-level suite with kitchenette facing the riverfront at $159. There are selections in between of standard type rooms at $59 to $99 in ten dollar increments. Suite type rooms, some facing the river start at $109. Some of the suite rooms are bi-level with a sitting area and kitchenette on the base level and the bedroom(s) up a flight of stairs. Some have two bed areas if you’re of a mind to share with friends. It’s complicated and pricey, but an unusual and picturesque place. Call early and question the staff on configuration and availability. It’s The Landing and the phone number is 563 252 1615. You can take a look at the place at There is an alternate hotel a couple miles up the road on a bluff overlooking the river. It’s an older, standard strip motel, truly a mom and pop operation. The rooms are plain and basic and I can assure you the place is clean. The major attraction here is that all the rooms are on a deck that faces an elevated panoramic view of the river basin. I would expect the sunrise to be spectacular. Rates are $44 to $57. It’s the Eagles View at phone 563 252 1653.
If you plan to attend please notify me by e-mail, or phone, 815 238 7356 so I can include you on my information update list and better plan hotels and restaurants.

We hope you can join us for an MG friendly weekend.

-- Dan and Nancy Herman

Steve's British Cnnection

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