Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline November 2008
Meeting Minutes
Monday, October 20, 2008

Attendance: 46 members
The meeting was called to order at 8:05 pm by President, Jim Evans.
Past Events – Jim noted the past events participated by club members.
British Car Festival – good attendance and great weather made this event a success. Dave noted that next year the event will move to Oakton Community College, in Des Plaines, Illinois. Diana Gonzales noted that David Bralich has been President of the British Car Union for the past three years.
Gearbox Tech Session – was held in Barney’s garage in Naperville. One gearbox was completely overhauled and others were taken apart to ‘see what’s inside’. The learning event was shared by eleven members
Upcoming Events – See details in the Driveline or on the Website of the many events available for club members in the near future. Below are two upcoming events happening before our next club meeting.
Halloween Rally – will be held this year on Sunday October 26th starting in Elgin.
Fall ‘Tune-down‘ and Chili party – David Bralich will again host a tech session on November 9th to prepare your car for the off-season. Safety checks will be the focus.
eBay Parts Program – David Evans noted the program has sold some parts and generated a little money for the club. The intention is to make available many usable parts owned or donated to the club to members and MG owners that could use the parts instead of discarding into the trash bin. Check the CMGC website for the current items for sale. After a couple of weeks, these items will be posted on a commercial web site (eBay) for sale.
Swap Meet – The 13th Annual All British Car Swap Meet & Autojumble will be held on Sunday February 22, 2009 at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, IL from 8 AM to 3 PM. Since it’s beginning, this event has proven popular with British car enthusiasts from throughout the Midwest. Buyers and sellers alike travel in from a multi-state area in search of parts, services, regalia and memorabilia items. A sign-up sheet was passed around for club members to volunteer some time for the event.
CMGC Staff Elections – The nominations for the 2009 officers took place. The officers willing to serve another year’s term are Jim Evans (President), Reinout Vogt (Treasurer) and Victor L’Heureux (Secretary). Stepping down will be Dean Swanson (Vice-President). All have accepted the nominations made for 2009. The process will continue at next month’s meeting.
50/50 Raffle – Oscar Gonzales went home $18 richer from the raffle. Second winning ticket for a MG Tee shirt went to Gene Cooper.
Meeting adjourned at 8:55 pm

Respectfully submitted,
-- Victor L’Heureux

New Members

The officers and members of the Chicagoland MG Club extend a cordial “MG Welcome” to these new members who have joined our club in recent months. We wish each and every one of you “Safety Fast” and hope you will avail yourself to as many club activities as you can.

Steve Hooks - Joliet IL - 1958 MGA twin-cam
Donald Angerhofer - Western Springs IL - 1974 MGB
John Robinson - Chicago IL - 1979 MGB
Ken & Paula Irwin - Poplar Grove IL - 1980 MGB
Allen Giedraitis - Park Ridge IL - 1967 MGB
James B Smith - West Chicago IL - 1978 MGB
Tom & Nancy Johns - Cary IL - 1973 MGB
Mark Michalak - Chicago IL - 1960 MGA,
1958 ZB / Magnette
Ken Zuber - Homewood IL - looking for car
Kenneth & Jean Yates - Homewood IL - looking for car
Tim LaFrancis - Oak Lawn IL - 1980 MGB limited
Tom & Jill Lay - Grayslake IL - 1972 MGB-GT V8
Bud & Lois Rollins - Streamwood IL - 1972 blue MGB

Note: To any member whose name does not appear above, your application may have missed our deadline. If you don’t see your name next month, call our Secretary, Victor L’Heureux at (847) 516-3592 to verify.

Library Muse

For November we have an olio of materials, a hodgepodge if you will. First, is a donated copy of Burt Levy’s The Last Open Road, edited from the original 540 pages down to a short 354 pages.
Second, is an audio CD of The Grand Prix of Gibraltar. Sir Peter Ustinov, the actor, was quite a sports car racing fan. Back in the fifties he recorded the fictional title race, making all the sound effects and voices himself. The humor is still appropriate today, as some things (and teams) never change. Just under two hours in length, it’s perfect listening on a road trip.
Last, we have the three computer disk set of NAMGBR’s MGB Driver, covering the issues from the years 1991 thru 2005, including the years when our very own Kim Tonry was the editor. Over the years a lot of our members have contributed articles to the national club’s magazine. If you don’t have the old back issues, here’s your chance to catch up.

-- Wilbur

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