Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline January 2013

Dino Perez The Steering Column
Left Hand Drive

from our President

Thanks for the opportunity of leading the CMGC in 2012. It was a task on my bucket list of things to do. It wasn't too hard considering Ive had help from other staff members.

Im old school because I still dont know how to text I don't want to know how to. I'd rather speak one-on-one or on a land line phone call me old fashioned but I don't need that distraction with top down ,wind and the roaring of your engine winding down the road is good enough for me.

Im writing this letter on 12/12/12 the day that the world is supposed to end, thank God that it hasnt happened yet. There is too many things to do and so many places to travel. Ive been on the road since the 1980's - me and my MG and have driven a lot of miles. Ive tried to take as many photo's as possible to look back on as we get older.

I've got something of a history to lqqk back on as my license a plate says. Funny, while Im traveling down the road I still get people asking what type or kind of car Im driving and is that a Triumph or Fiat, etc. So I thought it was easier to just put lqqk MG tags. It solves the guessing game of manufacturesand to prove that MG's exist on the road. Maybe we will see late models here in the States and not just mine.

Lisa and I would like to wish our MG family a safe and happy New Year!
-- David Perez     

  Monthly Meeting Minutes
No meeting in December...

Victor L'Heureux

The next CMGC member meeting will be on Monday, January 21st. See you there!


Victor LHeureux, CMGC Secretary


George Phariss The Steering Column
Right Hand Drive

from our Vice-President

Here we are at the start of another new year, 2013. Time just keeps going by faster and faster. I don't think that I gave you my theory on why this happens, but if I have, then just bear with me for a few lines. I am into fractions, so if you look at one year when you are five years old, that is 1/5th of your life and that is a long time. When you are 30 years old, one year is 1/30th of your life, not so long. When you are 60 years old, one year is 1/60th of your life, again wow, where did that year go! And when you are... time really flies!! Just shows that you need to enjoy every day as a good day, so that as you get older, the good days fill up your life. Always try to look for the good, even when it does not seem to be there. We all want a good life. Wow, how did I end up there!

Hey, if you missed the Club Christmas Party, you missed a good one. Every one that I spoke to had a good time. Great Job by Ralph (The Santa) and Susan Arata for making this a success. Thank you so much for all the planning and decorating. Also, John Kearns (the Elf) as Santa's helper and for Victor L'Heureux (Mr. Tux) for his job as MC throughout the evening. Dino and Lisa also did their usual great job. I don't think that it could have been a better party. There were lots of good door prizes as well, thanks Santa! And lots of people went home with nice gifts. We hope that you had as much fun as Jana and I did. The pictures that flashed throughout the evening were fun to look at, and brought back lots of fun memories. Jana and I learned about the flags that the Arata's brought and hung on the wall. We sure did not know our flags as well as we thought that we knew them.

2013 is poised to be a great year, with lots of fun events and I hope that we can experience another year with very few breakdowns as we had in 2012. Dino was commenting that it was the weather, maybe global warming is not so bad or maybe it is Dave Bralich's tune up and down events! There have to be some up-sides!!

As a reminder, it is time to get your MG odometer reading to Dave Bralich so he can publish the driving results for our cars. It is also time to get signed up for the annual Amtrak trip. Always an adventure!

Have a safe new year!!

-- George Phariss    

Membership Dues are now being accepted for the 2013 membership year.

Membership dues are due January 1st. Check the top of your mailing label for the year dateif it doesnt say 2013, you havent paid yet. Early payments save the CMGC staff a lot of work and worries, and saves the club some printing and postage costs. You can pay the $25 dues at anytime by mail to the club PO box, or at any meeting.

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