Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline March 2013

Autocross Update: 2013 Driving Events

Ever wonder what your MG can really do? Our LBCs were made for this stuff. Autocross is a terrific way to learn car control in a “controlled” environment. The skills you learn and practice are smooth transitions, enhanced braking, and skid correction, will have an immediate impact on improving the safety and skill of your street driving. Autocross usually involves a large parking lot and rubber cones, and cars rarely leave second gear. Competitors make several runs, with the best run being counted. While autocross is called a "speed event", it's really about handling, not high speed. Some drivers are competitive about their autocross times, but most people enter just for the chance to master their car's handling. Driving close to the limit on a closed course prepares you for evasive maneuvers in traffic, and it’s a lot of fun.

Our CMGC club members are invited again to participate in autocross events with the Windy City Miata Club ( and the Austin Healy Club.

We are putting 5 Autocross events on our calendar, as follows:
Miata Club Events: It is a must that you visit the Miata Club website. Once in, click on “Autocross” on the main page menu.

Read the Autocross Rules, FAQs and Autocross Forum. Their website is just an endless fountain of info. You will see directions for registration, selecting a car number (you can’t have 469, that’s mine, and it took several tries to find one that was available), driving tips, rules etc. Cost per car for non-Miata club members is $35 cash. Guest helmets available. If we have at least 5 MGs per event, we’ll have our own class “V” for visiting club.

  Sun. 5/26/13
Sun. 6/15/13
Sat. 8/10/13
Sat. 9/7/13
Boomers Stadium, Schaumberg, IL
Boomers Stadium, Schaumberg, IL
Boomers Stadium, Schaumberg, IL
Boomers Stadium, Schaumberg, IL

Austin Healy Club Event:
Sun. 6/2/13—The Austin Healy Club hosts one event at the former AMC Theatre Parking lot just off of I-88 and Winfield Rd at 8 a.m.

~~ Joel-Paul Brossard

More to come next month…carry on.

Welcome New Members!

The officers and members of the Chicagoland MG Club extend a cordial “MG Welcome” to the new member who has joined our club in recent months. We wish you “Safety Fast” and hope you will avail yourself of as many club activities as you can.

Matt Shemluck Mt Prospect, IL 1974 brg MGB
Tim Hodge West Chicago IL 1964 MGB
Richard Meservey Cary IL 1980 black MGB
Motor Works of DeKalb DeKalb IL 1980 green MGB

Note: To any member whose name does not appear above, your application may have missed our deadline.
If you don’t see your name next month, call our Membership Chair, Victor L’Heureux at (847) 516-3093 to verify

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