Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline December 2009

Right-Hand Drive

are in place.  I mention this because a young man in our area got killed when his floor jack got accidently released and crushed him. Remember jacks are for lifting cars, not for supporting them.  Never get under a car that is supported by a jack.
On a brighter note the tune down/chili party was blessed with great weather.  There was a good turn-out  I was especially pleased that Cowboy adjusted and balanced my carbs.  It's amazing how the driveability improved.  If you were at the meeting you heard a bit more about some of the other work that got done.  As usual the chili was great!  Thanks Dave
-- Dave Peterson 

Business Meeting Minutes
Monday, November 16, 2009

Attendance: 41 members

The monthly meeting was called to order at 8:03 pm by President, Jim Evans.

Current Car Projects – Joel Brossard noted his car is in for suspension maintenance – installing new poly wheel bushings – along with new brake pads at Tom Josefek’s garage. Jim Michel noted he had his rear leaf springs re-arced by John Twist recently and they work great.
Dean Swanson announced that he came across 1972 MG Midget that the owner is looking to sell. Dean will have the information posted in the ‘classified’ section of the Driveline.

Past Events - See details in the Driveline or on the Website for additional details of these events.
10/25/09 – Halloween Rally – an excellent turnout for this fun ‘no frills’ rally held in the Northwest suburbs hosted by Reinout Vogt.
11/08/09 – Fall Tune-down and Chili Party – Dave Bralich again sponsored this event at his house. The event focused on safety checks along with preparing the cars for winter storage. A great turnout on a wonderful Sunday afternoon.

Upcoming Events - See details in the Driveline or on the Website of the many events available for club members in the near future.
11/21/09 – University Motors auction – remaining car parts, tools and documentation will be auctioned at the UM facility. Anyone wanting to attend can contact Reinout.
11/26/09 – Cruise the Rock – Chicago, IL – The annual event originated and participated by the CMGC is being organized again by Ann & Jake Snyder.
12/12/09 – Holiday Party – Combined party with Vintage MG Car Club members to be held at Elmcrest Banquets, Elmwood Park, IL.
12/22-24/09 – Annual Amtrak road Trip – this popular trip will be sponsored by Ann & Jake Snyder.
02/28/10 – Swap Meet – details are being worked out for this


club-sponsored event.

CMGC Staff Elections - Jim announced that final nominations are being accepted for the 2010 staff positions tonight. Nominations to-date and have been accepted are: President – Dave Peterson; Vice-President – Dino Perez; Treasurer – Ralph Arata; Secretary - Victor L’Heureux. With no new nominations from the floor, Jim declared nomination closed. Voting ballots will be inserted in the December Driveline.

Motor Vehicle registration fare increase - A letter from the Secretary of State’s office noted a fare increase for Title / Registration renewals starting January 01, 2010. If you plan on transferring or registering a car, now may be a good time before the fare increase.

On-Demand Regalia – George Phariss has been filling-in for Dave Ransom and has been working on providing a method of obtaining personalized regalia utilizing an On-Demand website. Two sources are now available – Triple-C ( and Fieldhouse (www.fieldhouse/MG or

Social Networking – Goeff Morris and Kim Tonry update the membership that CMGC now has a Facebook site for club use. A basic overview of what can be accomplished with this communication method was presented. The site currently has over 118 members so far.

50/50 Raffle – Maynard Hirsch went home $6 richer.

Meeting adjourned at 9:05 pm
-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.

Rob Bowe - Park Ridge, IL - 1980 Black MGB

Note: Any new member whose name does not appear above, your application may have missed our deadline. If you don’t see your name next month, please call our Secretary, Victor L’Heureux at (847) 516-3093 to verify.

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