The meeting was called to order by John Schroeder at 8:05PM. 33 members were in attendance including Randy Voss of Oswego. He is restoring a '74 BGT.
The following members described their car projects:
Jake Snyder (master cylinder for MGB).
Bob Simon (HIF carb conversion on his '75 MGB).
Dave Peterson (starting to rebuild '74 BGT).
Barney (new rear axle housing for '58 MGA).
Jim Evans (MGB) described a clicking noise made by the engine up to 2Krpm, usually when the engine is cold. One member thought it was a bad tank of gas. "Cowboy" suggested getting a radio!
John Schroeder said he would compile a photo show of this year's NAMGBR that Club members could view at a future meeting.
The scheduled 7/24/05 autocross was not held because of the excessive heat.
Larry Daniels said that 17 MGs showed up at the 8/5/05 Aurora Cruise Night and that the city of Aurora was happy that members of our Club attended. The event may have generated two new members!
The Univ. Motors Summer Party will be held 8/18-8/21 and it will include the grand lake tour. Several Club members will attend the party.
Larry Czachor announced that his "laugh-along" rally will be on 8/21, starting in Bedford Park (with jokes as clues).
On 8/26/05 Import Night will occur at the Downers Grove Friday Cruise Night.
On 8/27/05 a tech session in Naperville is scheduled on a nine year dormant '74 MGB ('bringing it back to life')
An autocross will be held on 8/28/05 in Warrenville.
The AHCA rally (a CMGC points event) will be on 9/10/05 and details are on the BCU web site.
Cowboy gave a report on the preparations for the 9/11/05 BCU Festival. Our Club is a sponsor, and volunteers are needed to help marshal the cars. The Club will have a tent with a table for prospective members. This is the largest all British car festival in the US. 600-800 cars could be present.
The Wisconsin Wine, Cheese and Beer tour is scheduled for 9/17-9/18. John S is organizing it. The last day to reserve the hotel is 8/17/05.
Bob Schultz gave a report on the Abingdon Weekend (10/7-10/9). The last day to reserve a hotel room at the Club rate is 9/6/05. Volunteers are needed and vendors are welcome. Reinout pointed out that for 20years this has been a well-run event that is worth continuing and attending.
John S reminded everyone that 'all register' MG convention will be held in Tennessee next June 21-25, so put it on your calendar!
OTHER BUSINESS & NEWS
Bob Simon was introduced as the new Driveline editor and he announced that the email address for the Driveline articles is now: email@example.com.
Treasurer Jim Evans provided an update for members, explaining that most of our expenses involve regalia and the Driveline. (Exhibits of the books were available for viewing)
David Ransom said that shop towels with the MG logo are available for sale and that name badges can be claimed.
At the break (8:55pm) a 50/50 raffle tickets were sold. The winners were Randy Voss (driving gloves), Tom Holzman ($31), and Larry Daniels (car cleaning supplies).
At 9:10 we had two speakers from a casting company for national television commercials. They asked for Club members who would be interested in being interviewed/screened for a BP commercial.
The meeting adjourned at 9:20pm.