The meeting was called to order at 8:02 p.m. by Co-Chairman Jim Evans when he banged the gavel. He then passed around the “MG Bucks” sign-up sheet. Present were 36 members.
Brief reports were given on car projects.
-“Cowboy” had a problem getting his engine back into the car so that it aligns with the transmission
-Dean Swanson said the alternator on his ’68 B has been acting up
The Rambling Road to Roscoe Rally was run in conjunction with the Windy City Miata Club on 5/5/07. Eight cars from each club ran it. Trish presented the MG awards for first through third places (Paul Urquhart, David L. Ransom, Jr., & the Goebberts), plus three others – Doug Clark for Best Solo Performance, Seth Jones for Press On Regardless, and Barney for Most Miles. Those who participated said the rally was good, with extended stretches that could be driven in fourth (or fifth) gear. Some Club members also went to the nearby museum afterward. Thanks to Dave Lieb and Trish for running this inter-club event.
Yesterday the Miata club held a rain-shortened autocross where five MGs showed up.
5/25/07-5/27/07 – Champagne British Car festival (see the link from our web site for more information), this year with a Hawaiian theme
5/27/07 – Sandwich car show (where up to 200 cars of all marques can show up) – enter your MG and you can earn MG bucks
6/8/07 – Peoria British car days
6/16/07 – Land’s End Rally organized by Tom Josefek; will start and end at Curt Bork’s in Kirkland, with picnic to follow with three clubs (CMGC, VMGCC, BB&B); Reinout said that since Curt is moving in July to Missouri, this is the last chance for many to visit his very interesting facility; the rally will be a two hour puzzle rally starting at 11:30 a.m., with the picnic at 2:00 p.m.; Tom said that after running this event for 20 years, this is his last year organizing it – all those present recognized his efforts with a round of applause; this is MG Bucks eligible
6/30/07 – We are invited to the Miata club’s autocross (in Ind.) – MG Bucks eligible
7/4/07 – Woodridge car show, promoted by CMGC member Don Anderson
7/6/07-7/8/07 – Secrets of Jo Daviess County tour, hosted by Dan Herman (for MG Bucks); Dan’s powerpoint presentation included some sights from last year’s tour and extolled the good roads, scenery, and activities; he previewed the tour route (110 miles on Sat. & 50 miles on Sun.), with Stockton, Ill. being the base of operations; among the sites that will be visited will be a winery, a glass museum, and an antiques store; the block rate, until 6/11/07, at the hotel for the Club is $85/night – the alternate hotel, 20 miles away in Freeport, Ill., is $70/night (block rate until 6/22/07); for those interested in arriving on Friday night, let Dan know in advance
7/8/07 – Mad Dogs & Englishmen (Michigan) car show
7/14/07 – British Boots & Bonnets car show at Polar Grove Airport
7/16/07 – NAMGBR convention in Napa, Cal.
7/20/07-7/22/07 – Camping trip to Road America for the historic races (contact Jake Snyder to make reservations); for MG Bucks
7/22/07 – Lake Forest car show, which, per Jim Evans, has some of the nicest cars in the middle west; enter your MG to earn MG Bucks
7/23/07-7/27/07 – NAMGAR convention in British Columbia
8/9/07-8/12/07 – University Motors Summer Party (in Mich.)
MEMBERS SHOULD REMEMBER TO CHECK THE CMGC WEB SITE FOR DETAILS AND UPDATES TO OUR CLUB’S AND OTHER LBC’S ACTIVITIES
Library – Wilbur gave an update on the inventory
Regalia – David L. Ransom, Jr. said he’s received a new shipment of CMGC tool bags
Project car – Wade Keene said the car is nearly ready for painting
Driveline – members were reminded that the Friday after the monthly meeting is the deadline to submit material for the next edition
The meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m. after the 50/50 raffle; Kim Tonry took home $23 and five members each took an Australian MG pin (given by last month’s visitors)