Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline October 2009

Garage Keeping - Continued

of: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Nominations will continue through the November meeting, and members will receive a ballot with their December Driveline. All members are encouraged to consider running for office; if you are interested in running, feel free to call any current officer to learn the requirements of that particular office.
Tech Session -The club will hopefully conduct a Tech Session either during the first or second weekend of October. Site and agenda to be determined, and will be announced via “blast email” when known.

Who Fixes Your MG???
Last Month I asked for the names of people and businesses who maintain our MG's. We have received some names, but we believe that there are many more still out there. If you missed the article you can re-read it in last month’s Driveline or look it up on the website ( And if you have any more suggestions, please send them to Reinout Vogt. Phone number (847) 342-9804, or
  Here is the preliminary list thus far. Next newsletter we will publish it again with the new entries and with complete details and contact information.
Home Mechanics
Alan Wielgat, St. Anne (near Kankakee)
Strephen Skegg, Downers Grove
Lindberg Automotive, Lake Zurich
The Sports Car Store, Chicago
Motor Works, DeKalb
Northshore Sportscars, Lake Bluff
Historic Race Car and Vintage Sports Car, Woodstock
Exclusive Auto Restauration, Rockton
Scarsdale Auto Repair, Arlington Heights
Motortek, Carol Stream
W and G Motorparts, Homewood
Auto Macine, St. Charles, machine shop
Driveline Advertisers
Foreign Car Specialist, Algonquin
-- Reinout Vogt
Francen & Son

Cruise Night in Naperville
Saturday, 7/25/09

With a few email messages on a whim and very little advance planning, three MGA from Naperville, rolled into Cruise Night at Freedom Commons on Diehl Road in Naperville (hosted by Double K Productions). It was not a big gig, two or three dozen cars on display, including a couple of vintage street rods, a pair of fiberglass Cobras, a few 60’s and 70’s muscle cars, and a variety of newer stuff that would hardly merit a glance. Scott Davis, Rick Schnittker and Barney Gaylord brought their MGAs, black, white and red, all parked together, causing a bit of a stir and garnering quite a few questions from visitors. A very brief drizzle chased a few cars away early (including Rick and his wife, sorry to say), but two MGA hung in until dark. Scott Davis ultimately received a trophy for “Coolest Car” for his Black 1961 MGA 1600, family owned since his father bought it new, still all original with 60,000 original miles, a continental kit and luggage rack (no fuzzy dice, fox tail or wide white walls). All in all a pretty nice time for free on a warm summer night. We were also given some discount coupons for a few of the local eateries.
Cruise nights are indigenous here almost every night all summer long with about a hundred locations around the Chicago area. For a listing of all known Cruise Nights in the Chicago area visit our web site at: Granted the Cruise Night scene is over in most locations at this point but please keep it in mind for a great outing next summer.
-- Barney Gaylord

Note from the Editor:
Barney had sent me this Cruise Night article back at the end of July. I wound up tucking it away for August or September and inevitably forgot about it. My apologies to both Barney and club members.
Bill Reece

Autocross 101

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