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  Chicagoland MG Club:Driveline
MG Abingdon Weekend 05
October 6-9, 2005 - Update!


Caravan to Abingdon - October 7, 2005
departs 10am from Rt-34 & Rt-47 in Yorkville IL

For those of you attending the Abingdon event, here's the schedule of events.

Friday 10:00 caravan to depart from Rts.34 and 47 in Yorkville
Friday night fish fry - 4:30 to 7:30 at the Abingdon American Legion hall.
Saturday Car Show - 9:00 to noon at the Legion hall.
Saturday Gymkhana - 1 to 3 or so on Main Street in downtown Abingdon
Saturday Banquet - 7:00 to ? at the Soangetaha Country Club.

Note: the fun rally can be run at any time but if you wish to compete for a trophy you must finish it before the awards banquet. As you arrive you will be given all maps and a schedule of events and a packet from the local visitor's bureau.

Bob Schultz - grislakers@comcast.net - 815-344-1553

The "Return to Abingdon" will be held the week-end of Oct 6th - Oct 9th. We have a block of rooms reserved at the Best Western hotel in Galesburg, Il. The phone number is 866-343-7151. When you call for reservations ask for the special CMGC rate of $71 per night.

We will have a fish fry dinner on Friday night with hospitality room to follow. Old Speckled Hen beer, imported from Abingdon, England, will be served with light refreshments. Saturday morning will be the car show in downtown Abingdon with our Famous Abingdon Gymkhana to follow at 1:00. This is a really special event as the townsfolk of Abingdon close off the main street in order for us to autocross the eight lanes by two blocks long heart of town. Saturday evening is the awards banquet (serving prime rib) at the Soangetaha Country Club. The view there on the shores of Lake Rice is truly remarkable, and the heavily timbered ceilings of the dining room offer a distinctly British feel. As in the past, the hospitality room is open to the night people.

Sunday is breakfast at the hotel and then on to the Knox County Scenic Tour. This is a self-guided tour of the area that includes 4 homes on the national historic register, a working 1835 farm, the Carl Sandburg home, Abe Lincoln sites, and a pumpkin fest with great home cooking, a Pottawatomie Indian village, and lots more. See the links on our web site for more information or call me.

Please note: Vendors are welcome at this event, contact
Bob Schultz - grislakers@comcast.net - 815-344-1553


Abingdon Weekend Registration Form

Name:_____________________Street__________________ City______________________State_______Zip_________ Phone________________ Email_______________________ Car Year_____ Make_______ Model___________________ Car Year_____ Make_______ Model___________________ Car Year_____ Make_______ Model___________________ 2005 Return to Abingdon Reg. Fee $40/car x no. ___ = ______ total Each add. Car $5/car x no. ___ = ______ total Friday Night Fish/Chicken Dinner #fish___ #chick___ x $8 = ______ total Sat. Night Awards Banquet $23/person x ___ people = ______ total Commemorative Abingdon Driving Cap $20/cap x ___ = ______ total Grand Total = ______ I intend to participate in The Famous Abingdon Gymkhana: Yes No (no fee) I intend to participate in The Easy 40 Mile Road Rally: Yes No (no fee)

Please make check payable to
Chicagoland MG Club and mail to
P.O. Box 455 Addison, Illinois 60101
no later than September 6, 2005

For late registration or other information contact
Bob or Holly Schultz - grislakers@comcast.net - 815-344-1553

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