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November Meeting Rept
Dues are Due
Left Hand Drive
Right Hand Drive
Welcome New Members
MG Midget Revival
Just a Simple Wrench
Fall Tune Down Party
Cruise to the Rock
Soapbox for CoChairman
Elections, Please Vote
CMGC Holiday Party
Camping at the BRIC
Alternator Conversion
Amtrak Road Trip
Driving Events Planning
9th All British Swapmeet
MGB Air Test Tweak
CMGC Events
Other Events
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  Chicagoland MG Club:Driveline
Left hand drive The Steering Column

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from your President

Why I Like MGs

William 'Wilbur' Mennell The other day I was out doing some early Christmas shopping and strictly by accident happened upon a sporting goods store. Deb could really use a new shotgun and I have found over the years that if I get her something that I want, she will occasionally let me use it. Like her ultra-light St. Croix rod with the Penn reel. I've even gotten to drive her MINI once or twice. Of course it was low on fuel both times that happened.

At the gun counter I stand drooling over Perazzis and Purdeys, admiring their fine tooling, intricate inlays, and perfect balance. Truly fine works of art. But far too nice to take afouling in a duck blind or corn field. Then reality struck me, a Winchester or Remington shoots just as straight and is a lot cheaper to purchase, maintain, and repair. The same thing is true with sports cars. A Ferrari or fully restored XK120 are also great works of art. But far too nice to take to a parking lot gymkhana, or down a gravel road while lost on a rallye. In the MG I can pretend to be Graham Hill at Watkins Glen one day and then go for a nice top-down cruise the next. Affordable fun. If something breaks on the MG it is relatively inexpensive to repair. But repairs on an XK? It's not what you have, but how you use it that counts. And the friends that you use it with. Winchesters and MGs are more my style.

This is my penultimate steering column and I would normally talk up the upcoming events. But by the time you read this the Cruise to the Rock and probably the Holiday Party are past. The will be no club meeting in December but we still have the Natter 'n' Noggin on the 14th. Regular meetings will resume in January. It won't be too long (February) until the CMGC awards meeting. Each year it is the officer's privilege to select members to receive the various awards. As none of us are at all of the club's activities, we may have overlooked someone. If you know of somebody who has worked for the betterment of the club, its members, or the marque in general, please let me know. Lastly and most importantly, the ballots for the club election are included in the Driveline. Please take the time to vote, but even though this is the CHICAGOland MG Club, please only vote once.


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