Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline February 2014

New Directions
Monthly Column of Driving Events

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Driving Events awards. The official presentations were made at the combined Holiday Party, followed by some announcements at the club meetings and in the newsletters. But this is the first time that I can officially congratulate the recipients in front of all of you, the members of the VMGCC and the CMGC and readers of the Driveline and the Vintage Viewpoint. Congratulations for driving your MGs in tours, rallies, and a variety of other events.

MG is a very broad hobby: restoring, repairing, collecting, reading, tire kicking, bench racing, socializing, and most importantly driving. And that's exactly what the 2013 winners did. It doesn't sound too difficult, right? Indeed, it isn't. But at the same time it is. It takes a working MG and forward planning. That's why the 2013 winners are the 2013 winners. They drove their MGs (no points for a yellow Vette or black Harley) and made sure that they had the driving event dates blocked on their calendars. CONGRATULATIONS.


And then here is the easy part. This is the time of the year to get your MG ready for the Driving Season. And when the calendar of events comes out in March, you can pencil the dates on your family, work, garage, and refrigerator calendars. Then the day before the event all you need is a tank of gas and a big smile...simple as that. And who knows, you may be the winner of a trophy at the 2014 Holiday Party!

Please give me a call at 847 342 9804 or email me at if you have any questions, suggestions, ideas, or plans.

"The more you think or dream about driving, the more you smile".

-- Reinout Vogt

CMGC Regalia

Ladies Silk Touch Shirt It is now time to order that special, “OFFICIAL”, Chicagoland MG Club regalia item for you or your significant other so that you are “styling” for the upcoming driving season. The appropriate items can be found at our own online “OFFICIAL” Chicagoland MG Store located at ““.
Infant 1-piece
You can personalize any of the items that you select. There is a great selection of clothes for him, her, infants, and toddlers. You can also order a variety of accessories such as mugs and scarves, etc. If you want to add some items not listed, let me know and I will try to have them added to our store.
Metal Club Logo
We have another new item available thanks to Bill Mennell; it is a large 8-1/2” x 14” club logo that is made for hanging on the wall. It is metal and really looks sharp. If you were at the October club meeting you saw an example. They are only $30. They will go fast.


I recently checked our on-line store sales and we are selling some of our merchandise from As you know, these items are available for customization with our club logo and your name or other information. You can also visit the site to order MG merchandise of which some of it can be personalized with our club logo. We are a registered club.

name badge CMGC Name Tags are available to order. If you need a Name Tag, let me know and I’ll but you on the next list.

Once we get to 10 on the list, we place the order.

To date, the following members are on the list for Name Tags.
(I need 10 orders to submit to engraver)

Louie Robinson 71 MGB   Julie Corbin 71 MGB
James Brennan 70 MGB   Darryl Mayo 77 MGB
Phil Wydra 73 MGB   Bob Ligmanowski 77 MGB
Bill Kalafut 70 MGB   Scott Boyer 77 MGB V8

Any questions, do not hesitate to ask George.

~~ George Phariss

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