Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline January 2016

Fix It With Steve...

Hi Folks,

No news from the ‘Fix-it’ garage this month as I have been diligently working on my basement wiring project. The new load center is installed and I have completed 2 out of 3 circuits completed.

Along with the wiring project I was able to get a way for a relaxing half marathon over the weekend in State College, PA.

Hopefully it will all be finished by January 2nd when a Spitfire is arriving for a gearbox removal. We will be trying to determine the cause of the non-releasing clutch so it can be fixed. Meanwhile stay warm and rest.

Happy New Year!

-- Steve Skegg


Upcoming Event

Amtrak Road Trip 2016
Detroit Auto Show

January 22, 2016

Every other year in January, Amtrak permitting, we travel to the fantastic Greenfield Inn in Dearborn and spend a Saturday at the North American International Auto Show. This is the Auto Show year and, if you like to see cutaway engines, gearboxes and usually, whole cars, this is the place to visit. We socialize on the way there but are generally too tired and content to do much more than read and doze on the way back. And a big advantage is that you lose only one day from work. And for all we can guess, that day in January may well be a snow day anyway.

Where to make the hotel reservation:
Greenfield Inn – 313-271-1600/3000 Enterprise Drive · Allen Park, MI 48101
Code: ChicagolandMGClub - $90 per night plus tax, breakfast included. We should be able to get the shuttle
from the Amtrak station, otherwise about $5 per person for cab fare.

NAIS Tickets- about $12, cost of cab from hotel about $10 per person one way.

Amtrak – Lowest price coach is about $60. This goes up closer to departure. Reserve now at

Leave Union Station Chicago at 11:50 A.M. on 22 January 2016 on the 352 Wolverine.
Leave Amtrak Station Dearborn at 11:45 A.M. on 24 January 2016 on the 353 Wolverine.

Questions?? – Ann or Jake Snyder at 847-295-2753 or

~~ Ann & Jake Snyder    

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