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  Chicagoland MG Club:Driveline
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from your President

William 'Wilbur' Mennell Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Is your glass half full or half empty? Is the driving season half over or do we still have half to go? All the rain that we have had so far this season has really put a damper (pun intended) on a lot of the top down driving. But we still have the better half of the season to go. There are plenty of events coming up, from trips to Road America or Grand Rapids for John Twist's Summer Party, to a leisurely drive out in the country for a picnic at Curt Bork's. And don't forget the British Car Festival in September. Plus the rallies, autocrosses, and tech sessions. A full second half, wouldn't you agree? Don't let it slip by.

Those of you who read Classic Motorsports Magazine might have noticed in the July issue a letter titled 'Junk MGBs.' I don't think that the author was implying that MGBs were junk, but that over the years their owners have altered the cars or 'restored' them to non-original specifications, thereby making them junk. He talks about taking years to restore a car to original specs and his quest to obtain a Senior Grand National trophy. I think that he has lost sight that MGs were produced for the everyman and not meant to be concours d'elegance cars. They were made to be driven. Some of us in this club have beautifully done up cars that they also drive hard, but some of us are content just to have cars that are in a decent state of repair. Perhaps he should trade in his MGB for a trailer and a XK120. Me? I'd rather drive my MG than wax it or fret about stone chips.


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