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Donald M Healey Rally
SVRA Collier Cup Week
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MGB Door Re-skinning
September Autox at JJC
Fall Color Tour
MGB Windscreen Tech
United Classic Motors
Abingdon Trials Rally
October Autox at JJC
CMGC Anniversary Party
Halloween Rally
Fall Tune Down Party
Cruise to the Rock
Just a Simple Wrench
Removing a Rusted Bolt
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  Chicagoland MG Club:Driveline
Left hand drive The Steering Column

Left Hand Drive
from your President

William 'Wilbur' Mennell I don't know what's wrong with the youth of today, but they just don't have any respect for their elders. Take my nephew Kyle, please. Several weeks ago I invited him to join me at the Joliet Jr. College autocross. He doesn't yet have an MG of his own, so he shares mine. And he had the audacity to give me a trouncing. Beat me in my own car. Kids now-a-days, I tell ya. We now have one win each for the season, but let's see how well he does in the tie breaker in a couple of weeks when the pressure is on.

On a trip to Arkansas this past Labor Day week Deb and I came upon a caravan of about 25-30 GTOs (GMs, not Ferraris) that was heading south on I55 in the Joliet Area. I don't know where they were going, perhaps it was to Pontiac, similar to the way MGs caravan to Abingdon. The following week Eureka Springs, Arkansas hosted a major antique auto show with every thing from model Ts to muscle cars and hot rods. As with the GTOs and our MGs, the vast majority of the owner/drivers with folks who were, shall we graciously say, middle aged. But each group also had several members who were in their 20s or younger. Young men and old cars, it does one's heart good. Maybe there is nothing wrong with the youth of today after all.

Although we missed BCU this year, we did get out to Abingdon for the fall get away weekend. Thanks Jim and Lois for another great event. It was a nice wind-down to the summer season, even if I did leave too much money with the local antique vendors. By the way, what is the difference between antiques and old junk? I guess it depends on if you are selling or buying. But the weather was perfect, and we didn't have to raise the hood the whole weekend.

At this month's meeting please join us in CMGC's 28th anniversary with champagne and cake. There is no program planned for after the meeting, so there will be plenty of time to socialize. Perhaps you would care to bring in some club memorabilia to show to your fellow members. Also the club election is in December. The October and November meetings are open for nominations for each of the four elected offices. If you, or someone you know, is interested in one of the positions, now is the time.

The Last Gasp Autocross and the Halloween rally are scheduled for this month. These may be the last times you get to enjoy your MG in the nice fall weather. So drop your rake and grab the MG's key. Winter is a short time coming but a long time leaving.


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