Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline June 2008
Meeting Minutes-May
Monday, May 19, 2008

Maynard gave a rundown of some of the problems found, like a fault with wiring up a light switch with a/c compressor, some brake cylinder work (easy on a lift). We had a couple of TD's, a TF, MGA's, and of course, quite a few B's. Good tune up party, even though a bit cool that day.

AACA Car Sow - Gray's Lake
Jim mentioned beside many beautiful cars, there were a number of things to look at: tools, polishes, books, clothes - never can tell what you'll find.

Bill had 14 cars show up at his house in Geneva for the latest Spring Chicken Rally (now tour). Cars left about 3:00 PM and neighbors really enjoyed the cars! Beautiful Scenery - good roads, a lot of fun! Could have been warmer, but good time had by all.

Barney reported great progress on the "A". Outer panels ready to paint, little touch up on chassis and with a little commitment to NAMGAR, should be done in a little less than a month!

Seth reported a dented falcon exhaust system to be redone at Vanilla-Gorilla. It is going to be powder coated!

Someone (I didn't get who) reported freeing up a rusted on axle

Library Muse

This month I am asking for a couple of favors. First, if anyone knows where I can get a copy, or has a copy, of the video Dr. Doolins MG Engine Rebuild, would they please let me know? I have had several requests for this and I can’t find it anywhere. The club used to have it, but it’s been lost. Secondly, if you have any library materials out for more than four or five months could you please get them back? For the June meeting, in addition to our large collection of books and videos, we will be adding a copy of Ghost Tracks, a new book by Pete Hylton. Come on out and make a selection from our inventory for your summer reading.

Ghost Tracks
A Historic Look at America’s Lost Road Racing Tracks

By Pete Hylton
2007, softbound, 127 pages, b&w and color photos

Pete Hylton, archivist and historian for the SCCA, has compiled a series of articles from SportsCar Magazine, about old, but not forgotten, road racing tracks from across the county, leading off with our very own ‘local’ track, Meadowdale.


nut came off very nicely by soaking in pure peroxide. Good tip! New floorboards in MGA-Plywood coated in Hurculiner. Fast set-up, so work fast. Put on with paint roller. Perfect Rubber Coating, $25 can at Auto Zone - good protection.

Car shows for MG Bucks
5/25 - AACA Car Show, Sandwich, IL
6/22 - Gears & Ears, Kendall City Fair
7/20 - AACA Car Show, Lake Forest
6/1 - AHCA Autocross
6/8 - Land's End Rally
7/11-13 - Secrets of Jo Daviess County (Dan Herman)
7/18-20 - Road America Camping Trip
8/8 - UML Octagon Party
8/17 - Orphan Auto Picnic
8/23 - Lucas Memorial Night Rally

Dan Herman gave a slide show update presentation for the upcoming Jo Daviess County Tour. More info in last month's Driveline on this grand tour of Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois!

John Schroeder said they have 9 cars going to Valley Forge, PA for the convention. They will take two days to drive it, leaving from Lincoln Oasis - 7:00 AM, Tuesday, June 24.

Wade would like to get families involved in this one. So, he would like to have RSVP's for planning purposes. Call or see Wade Keene for details. Remember 6/8, the date.

This is it, the new newsletter format with the first edition combined with the Vintage MG Club - Need feedback! Do you like it? We think it is a cool format! Need an article please. Send something. We have more availability of space for this new format.
PROJECT CAR: Still for Sale - it will be advertized in Illlinois Auto/RV Magazine, issue upcoming (June) $5,500.
-- Dean Swanson

New Members

The officers and members of the Chicagoland MG Club extend a cordial “MG Welcome” to these new members who have joined our club in recent months. We wish each and every one of you “Safety Fast” and hope you will avail yourself to as many club activities as you can.

Carl Ullian - Channahon, IL 1979 orange MGB

Note: To any member whose name does not appear above, your application may have missed our deadline. If you don’t see your name next month, call our Membership Chair, Victor L’Heureux at (847) 516-3592 to verify.

Also included is the original Elkhart Lake circuit, Brynfan Tyddyn, and Stardust in Las Vegas. Enough old photos, course diagrams, and text to allow you to claim that 'you were there,' even if you have only
-- Wilbur

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