I don't expect any sympathy when I say
that the last two weeks of January and first week of Feb. were
cold (for here) and rainy (they always need rain) so we're glad
to be getting into Arizona spring weather. Of course the record
January rainfall of about 3" is nothing compared to what Chica-
goland has experienced and we haven't had an earthquake here.
It was a shock to hear that the epicenter of the quake was just a
few miles from our ( IL) home.
The Steering Column
Left Hand Drive
from our President
Yesterday we drove up Mt. Lemon, a 9200 ft. peak we can see from where we're staying. It was 70 degrees in Tucson when we started up and 45 degrees up on the mountain. I mention this because the drive up is a scenic mountain road going from desert at the bottom to plant life and climate equivalent of British Columbia at the top. I would really like to drive a MG up there sometime. The twisty mountain road would be a hoot although many of the grades would require 3rd or even 2nd gear, including coming down to spare the brakes.
I mentioned I hoped to find an affordable MG driver to keep out here. I have a lead on a '67 B roadster that seems to fit the bill except affordability.
From the long list of info it sounds like a good car, but probably too much to pay for one that would only be driven 3 or 4 months a year. Oh! Wait a minute - how many months a year does my Illinois MG get driven.
Speaking of driving, every time I drive my '83 Land Cruiser I get appreciative comments on it. The same thing happens when I drive my MG at home. At this time of year I always vow to drive my MG as much as possible in the coming driving season. This year is no exception with the work that Dino did on it last December, some more work on the carbs and a proper replacement for the J.B. Weld plug in the intake manifold I should be good to go for the driving season coming up. I'll have club info ready to hand out to the people who make the positive comments when I park next to them.
We've got a good line up of driving events, and miles
of interesting back roads beckoning our MG's. Hope to see you on the road in the Spring!
Safety Fast, -- Dave Peterson
Hello members, let me start by thanking a few of the members that took a ride over to Grand Rapids, Michigan. We went to pay our respects to Caroline Twist. There were about 16 of us that took that trip. Wow was there ever a lot of people at her gathering. I’m glad that I was there in order to pay my sympathy to her friends and family.
The Steering Column
Right Hand Drive
from our Vice - President
Congratulations to the award winners of 2009: Safety Fast, John Schroeder, Maintaining the Breed, Bill Reece, Ambassador at Large, Dave Bralich, New Member George Phariss, Cream Crackers, Dan and Nancy Herman, and the President’s Award went to Reinout Vogt.
This is anther reason why you've got attend to some of these events with your cars. And did you see a great photo of Barney's MGA under the heavy snow. You don’t have to bring your MG's but l think it’s crazy and cool for somebody to go to the extreme to love our cars as much as we do at least some of us do.
The annual business meeting this month was kind of long but it had to be done. It was good to see a great turnout of members, still looking forward to another great year and hoping for great weather with no potholes or construction etc. And yeah yeah, l'm still working on my mr's hoping for the climate to get a little warmer. l don’t like to touch cold metal. But I’ve got some carpeting in the clone and still need to finish some of the doors and side panels. The color is a light shade of grey.
Until next time safety fast from your vice president,
-- Dino Perez
The officers and members of the Chicagoland MG Club extend a cordial “MG Welcome” to these new members who have joined our club in recent months. We wish each and every one of you “Safety Fast” and hope you will avail yourself to as many club activities as you can.
Daniel McCarthy - Evergreen Park, IL
Kent Fahrer - Batavia, IL - 1974 white MGB
Note: Any new member whose name does not appear above, your application may have missed our deadline. If you don’t see your name next month, please call our Secretary, Victor L’Heureux at (847) 516-3093 to verify.