08/20/00 MEETING REPORT
Meeting was called to order at 8:15 p.m. by Tom Josefek, Sharon Anderson and Steve Selan along with 55 members being present. Also present for their first meeting were new members Dennis Humphrey, Nick Jacobs and Jim Liddle.
Abingdon Summer Party - Jim Evans gave us a synopsis of our recent summer party. Theregistration was a little lower this year - 62 cars rather than the 125 we had last year. We beleive this may have been due, in part, because of the all register meet last month in Minnesota.
The party itself was a great success. There were no mishaps and the weather was great for the entire weekend. Everyone who attended reported that they had a good time and are looking forward to next years party.
Tech Sessions - Maynard Hirsch reported on the installation of a í72 or í73 overdrive transmission last Saturday. There was a small mix-up in the sequencing which was straightened out in the end and Barney had to make a quick run to the hardware store for a set of longer bolts. The only other hitch during the session was the motor mounts which had sagged somewhat over time.
Tech Sessions - Cowboy and Steve Merical will be doing a distributor at Bralichs home this Saturday (Aug. 25th) at 9:00am. Steve will be borrowing some equipment to test distributors so bring yours if you want to have it checked.
Late Summer Rally - Mike Hirsch tells us that the late summer rally will be a 2.5 hour drive beginning in Algonquin at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot on Route 62, 1 mile west of Route 25 and ending in Schaumburg at Barnabys Restaurant, 134 W. Golf Road. It will be held on August 26 with a 10:00am registration, drivers meeting at 10:30am and the first car setting off at 11:00am. Fee for the rally is 12.00 dollars.
Siemens Autocross - Cowboy reported for the vacationing Reinout that the autocross will be held on September 2nd at the Siemens parking lot in Hoffman Estates at I90 and Barrington Road (exit North). Registration begins at 10:00am and donít forget to bring your helmet.
British Car Union Festival - The event will be on Sunday, September 9, 2001 at Moraine Valley College in Palos Hills. The Austin Healey rally has moved to this location as well and the usual gathering at the 94th Aero Squad has re-located to the White Fence Farm. Again, there will be no posters handed out this year. Instead there will be a very nice grill badge given to all who PRE-REGISTER and is well worth the few minutes it takes to drop a form in the mail. It will be possible to buy them at the event for around 25.00 dollars while supplies last.
There will be tech sessions and walk arounds planned for all British marques. If you have an interest in helping or offering your car please contact Cowboy. Our club will be running 2 videos from our library and we are again responsible for traffic control during the hours of 11:00am and 3:00pm. Please see Cowboy to sign up and do your bit.
Larry Daniels has volunteered to run the tent since yours truly will be stuck in class all day. Dave Mullis has agreed to help out with the CMGC membership registrations. Thanks to you both.
Lucas Night Rally - Dave Tucker has agreed to run the rally and Mike Olsen tells us that it will be a 3 hour event beginning at 6:00pm in Oak Lawn. The Miada club will be invited. We are told that details are being kept a close secret and that there are several suprises planned. All the disclosed information is on our web.
Elkhart Lake Fall Festival - This VSCDA sponsored event featuring the MG and will have a MG only race. Several members of our club will be driving at this event; Kelvin Palmer, Cowboy, ML Hillard, Scott Forhman and Rey Navarro. Kelvin and Rey gave us details on the Saturday tour of the original, 6 mile, street course through town. This is open to all pre-registered, sports car drivers. The VSCDA event directors are seeking workers for the weekend so please contact them if you are able to assist.
The cost for the event itself is 10.00 dollars for Friday, 15.00 dollars for Saturday and Sunday each or a 30.00 dollar charge for a full three day pass. Pay at the gate.
Regalia - Larry Daniels announced that he will be putting in a new order for name tags so please contact him if you need one. The Abingdon silver anniversary car sales have been very good. Grill badges and anniversary fender covers are sold out.
Tools - Jim Evans says that the lending program is working very well with several tools being checked out by club members.
Raffle - Don Anderson donated two posters towards tonights raffle. A 18/80 Mark I Speedster and a KN Pillarless Saloon. We also had an ashtray donated by Speckled Hen of Britain. The 18/80 poster was won by Dave Lieb, the KN poster was won by Deb Morris. Fred Baker won the ashtray and Dave Mullis chose the cash.
Program - The program tonight was an elucidating talk on classis car insurance by Ellen from Rally Insurance. She has been our guest before and is always helpful and informative.