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Thirty Years of CMGC Newsletters

Barney Gaylord Greetings fellow MG Enthusiasts,

After hundreds of hours of scanning and posting I have recently completed upload to the web site of all available historical issues of our club newsletter from inception of the club. What were you doing on October 28, 1976?

This is a nice historical archive of interesting activities this club has been involved in for the past 30 years, as well as a rich source of MG technical information, history of the marque, and the occasional bit of humor. It chronicles MG Nights at Comiskey Park with Miss MG, making of The Blues Brothers movie with several of our members, MGs and AMGBA at New York and Detroit and Chicago Auto shows, and our hosting of national and regional AMGBA meets. A long series of articles and photos chronicles MG car production at the M.G. Car Company factory in Abingdon, England, as well as trials an tribulations and the final closing of the factory. What were you doing at 3:30 PM (English time) on Wednesday, October 22, 1980, when the last MGB rolled off the assembly line?

Follow the series of articles from:
All British Swap Meet and Autojumble (10 years)
Amtrak Road Trip (10 years)
British Car Festival (20 years)
How to Keep it Running Good
Just A Simple Wrench
MG Myths And Magic
Motoring in the British Tradition
Photos of the MG Factory
Road America Camping (10 years)
Tales of the Mongrel
Tech Bits
The Asba-Quard Files
Touring The M.G. Works at Abingdon
The Diary of 24 Orange
The MG Safety Fast Tradition;

Find all this and more at

Now I have a serious request for all members, and particularly for the longer term members from decades past. There are a number of issues of the newsletters still missing. Grovel around your garage, your basement, your closet shelves, or under the bed. If anyone can come up with old copies of these issues I will happily post them on line with the rest. The Missing issues are:

December 1995
December 1994
August 1990
December 1988
December 1983
November 1983
August 1983
July 1983
April 1983
January 1983
January 1978
September 1977
July 1977 (the first formal newsletter).
Also any handbills or letters published between September 1976 and July 1977.

Happy motoring,
Barney Gayord - 630-505-0866

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