15th Annual All British Car Swap
Meet & Autojumble
The 15th Annual All British Car Swap Meet & Autojumble
will be held on Sunday February 27, 2011 at the
DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, IL from 8 AM to 3
This event is organized and conducted by our club alone
although it has the enthusiastic support of all the other British
Car clubs in Chicago. As in the past, we are again expecting
approximately 100 vendor booths to be occupied when the
doors open to some 700 – 800 shoppers. 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.
Repeat vendors include well-known firms such as Little
British Car Company, Triple-C, and also more specialized
vendors such as Spridgitech, Prix Parts, Riverside Motors and
more. This event now attracts buyers and sellers alike from a
multi-state area. Vendor offerings include parts, tools, regalia
and memorabilia items, and more. The Swap Meet has become
a major fund raiser for the club, so whether you lend a
hand or come as a shopper, don’t miss this fun event in an
otherwise dreary month.
Gate admission is $5 with free parking; Chicagoland MG
Club members who volunteer to help produce the event are
given free admission. A sign up sheet will be available at the
February club meeting, or call Jim Evans at 630-858-8192.
Vendor space available through preregistration.
End of Year
Last year (2010) I started to collect odometer readings
from club members in order to come up with some fun driving
statistics. As an incentive, to get these readings from all of
you, I promised to award the individual closest to the club’s
average miles driven.
Starting with the “Spring Tune-up” as the basic beginning
date and then the “Fall Tune-down” as an ending date. I compiled
some fun facts:
Total number of members in study - 24. Not a lot, but I will shoot for more for this year 2011.
Lowest miles driven - 51
Highest miles driven - 7,928
Average miles driven - 2,118
Total miles driven - 50,839
Average miles per week - 77.8 (based on approximately 28 weeks)
Median (the middle of the pack) - 1,712
And the winner of the “Most Average” award with a total of 2,178 miles (just 60 over the club’s average) is Victor L'Heureux. What does he win: An "Oil & Filter Change” kit (4-qts of Valvoline’s “VR1 20w50” oil and a NAPA’s “Gold” oil filter).
Now, I want all of you to help with this endeavor for 2011. If you have put your MG away for the winter, go out and get the odometer reading now. If you are still driving it, then come the Spring Tune-up date, get the reading. Then Email me at DBralich@sbcglobal.net the following: Your Name, MG Model, MG Year, Odometer reading, and the date of the reading. If you don’t want me to save your E-mail address, let me know otherwise I will hold onto it for future contact.