Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline February 2012
Upcoming Events

16th Annual All British Car Swap Meet & Autojumble
February 26, 2012

The 16th Annual All British Car Swap Meet & Autojumble will be held on Sunday February 28, 2012 at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, IL from 8 AM to 3 PM.

This event now includes all marques of European sportscars and motorcycles; it is conducted with the goal of providing a meeting place for buyers and sellers of used parts, new parts, accessory items, tools, memora-bilia, and just about anything else of interest to the European sportscar and motorcycle enthusiast.

The Swap Meet is organized and conducted by our club alone alt-hough it has the enthusiastic support of all the other British Car clubs in Chicago. As in the past, we are again expecting approxi-mately 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.

Gate admission is $5 with free parking; Chicagoland MG Club members who volunteer to help produce the event are given free admission: we need member help for Saturday evening setup, Sunday registration/onsite management and Sunday cleanup. A sign up sheet will be available at the January and February club meetings, or call Jim Evans at 630-858-8192. Vendor space availa-ble through preregistration. Also, a volunteer is needed to man the CMGC club parts booth.

~~Jim Evans

Secrets of Jo-Daviess County
June 29-July 1, 2012

Hello Tour Lovers,

The weekend for the 2012 running of the Secrets of Jo-Daviess County tour has been selected as the final weekend in June; the 29th, 30th and July 1. That’s the weekend preceding the Independence Day Holiday on the following Wednesday.

The program for this year will be a slightly modified repeat of last year’s. That way we’ll be able to experience several segments of last year’s run we missed because of extenuating circumstances. Same hotels, same great Satur-day night dinner, same great gathering place for the on-the-road “Natter ‘n Nog-gin” (correct usage of the term?) and the Sunday morning cruise along County Road C.

In case you want to get a reeeely early start on Hotels, here is the contact information.

Friday night: Country Inn and Suites, Stockton. Twenty room block, price of $92.70 (+tax) for King or 2 Queen, with other fancier setups available at higher rates. Phone 815 947 6060.

Saturday night: Bridgeport Inn, Prairie du Chien. Twenty room block, price of $99 (+tax) all double Queens on second floor. If you need a first floor room try negotiating. Phone 608 326 6082 or 800 234 6082.

In both cases, ask for the MG Club block.

Sure hope you’ll join us and all your MG friends.
~~Dan and Nancy Herman

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