THE CMGC LIBRARY - VIDEOS
Howard Turk, Librarian
BATTLE OF THE Bs
All the thrills and spills of modern MGB racing. Race day action in the pits, trackside and in-car. See what it takes to race a ‘B! Neville Mariner gives the full flavour (flavor?) of what it is like. Presents the sights, sounds and atmosphere.
BEST OF BRITISH
75 minutes. Enjoy the sight and sounds of MGs in full flight with rare archive footage of racing, rallies, and record breaking, plus current top quality footage of important restored cars.
BE THERE OR ELSE
By our own Gene Cooper and Jim Evans
to promote our 1991 convention in Oak Brook.
THE CLASSIC COLLECTION
By Classic Roadsters,Ltd of Fargo, ND.
These folks make replica T. D.’s, Austin Healys and Mercedes 540K looking things. Doesn’t everyone want an MG that sounds like a beetle.
CLASSIC TV CAR COMMERCIALS
A 30 minute b&w collection of ’50s & ’60s automobile commercials. Don’t you miss the Edsel and DeSoto?
DRIVING PLUS: The advanced Driving Video
Become A Safer driver & Have more fun with your vehicle.
The Official Video Textbook of the Skip Barber Racing School. How to develop competitive race driving techneques from the originator of the world’s largest driving school.
GUIDE TO MGB MAINTENANCE
By Trinity Productions.
This presentation sets out to demonstrate using simple tools and equipment just what is involved in the regular servicing of the MGB.
GREAT MARQUES, THE-VOLUME 4 “MG”
By Classic Car Videos 1987.
Well-narrated review of almost every MG in color includes Old Number One, 18/80, K3, J2, Airline, VA, SA, TA, TF, YT, ZA, MGA, B, BGT, and MGC.
HISTORY OF MOTOR RACING, PART 1: Heroic days
The famous Shell Oil series. All b&w. Part 1 covers 1902-1914.
HISTORY OF MOTOR RACING, PART 2: Golden Age
This covers 1920-29. Good MG years.
HISTORY OF MOTOR RACING, PART 3: Titans I
Covering 1930-34. Bentleys, Bugattis, and more little MGs before the Nazis took over.
HISTORY OF MOTOR RACING, PART 4: Titans II
THE MAGIC MIDGET
By British Leyland.
20 minutes mostly b&w. 1930’s history of Brooklands, Pendine Sands LSR runs, Nuvolari, etc. It’s too bad no one at British Leyland ever watched this apparently!
THE MGB EXPERIENCE
By Lindsay Porter.
Colorful and informative account from ownership, history, competition, maintenance, and restoration. The Lindsay Porter speed secrets are here too!
THE STORY OF THE MG
Fascinating and informative.... They’re all there, from Old Number 1 to the MGB V8. Got to see this one! 60 minutes.
THE ROMANCE OF RESTORATION
By White Post Restorations.
A very colorful “commercial” for one of the finest restoration shops in the country. Better than the earlier version listed below.
SU CARBURETORS, Overhaul, Tuning and Maintainance
Type H, HDF, HS adn HIF. Milaw Productions. Dispels the myth that SU carbs are complicated and difficult to work on. Disassembly, cleaning, inspection, and rebuilding! Check it out without SU carb book and “do it”!
WHITE POST RESTORATIONS - The White Post Story
All color. Meet the owner, see his funny mustache, listen to him brag. I’d like to see more cars. The newer version beats this hands down. But if you may be interested in having them do a restoration for you, this may give some insight into the company.
These videos are for loan to any member who wishes them, just like the books. Our latest policy has been to have all the books and videos physically brought to every monthly Monday meeting. There you may examine them and sign them out on the appropriate 3x5 card with just your name and phone number. If you wish the librarian to bring a certain book or video to a natter’n noggin Tuesday, that’s usually no trouble either. Please e-mail Howard Turk at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him at 847-279-0235 to make arrangements if interested. And if you have an idea of an additional book or video that belongs in the library, you could just be the next Chicagoland MG Club Librarian.