Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline May 2013
Upcoming Events

Lisle Senior Car Clinic
Safety Inspections for Seniors’ Cars
May 11th, 2013 -- 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Naperville and Lisle Township’s Triad, a partnership organization of local government, law enforcement, and senior services providers dedicated to the safety of senior citizens, is holding a Free Car Care Clinic for Seniors. Participating seniors can have a 40-point safety inspection of their vehicles as they approach the summer driving season. This event gets larger each year. Last year, I was asked if we could have some vintage cars on display for seniors to admire as their cars were being inspected. The concept of an impromptu car show began, as we had a small gathering of several vintage cars.

Jim Evans, Barney Gaylord, and Reinout Vogt volunteered to form one of three inspection crews that went through the 40-point inspection checklist on many of the 39 cars that had arrived. We also had three MGs, a pair of Model Ts, a rat rod, and a mid-sixties Mercury convertible for our impromptu car show. We’d like to see some more cars this year!

If you would like to stop by and park your MG and

Garage Tour #1
May 25, 2013

This event will be the first of two garage tours this year. The tour is designed to be a relaxing tour through the Northwestern suburbs making stops at four members’ garages to share stories and libations. The Garage Tours in the past have been a lot of fun and with good participation. Hope to see a lot of friends here !

There are currently five destinations— Huntley, Crystal Lake, Cary and Lake in the Hills—selected for this event. We will start in Huntley at the garage of Roger & Shirley Goebbert. We will make two stops in Crystal Lake— Wayne Schnell’s and Joe Scherb’s garage in Crystal Lake. We will continue to Cary for a quick stop at Vic L’Heureux’s house before finishing at Din’s in Lake in the Hills. Malissa will be dishing out a scrumptious lunch for us!

The Tour starting point will be: 12622 Bluebell Avenue. Huntley, IL (224) 858-4188 at 9:00 am.

Please contact Dino by phone or email. - - 847.458.8598
~~Dino Perez    


chat for awhile, please take a ride over to the event. If you would like to help with the inspections, please call me at (630) 234-7102 and we can certainly get you onto one of the crews. There will be plenty of beverages and donuts, and snacks as well. I hope to see you on the 11th!

Event: Car Care Safety Clinic for Seniors
Where: Village of Lisle Fleet Services, 4905 Yackley, Lisle, IL 60532 (Map is on CMGC website)
Contact: Jim Vondran - 630.234.7102 -
~~Jim Vondran    

Spring Chicken Rally/Tour

May 19, 2013

This year’s Spring Chicken Run is scheduled to start at 9:45 a.m., at the Deer Park Town Center Shopping Mall at the northwest corner of Route 12, Rand Road and Deer Park Blvd. There is a Starbucks in the mall and we will be gathering in the lot next to the coffee shop. From there we will have a planned drive with a few questions to answer along the route. It will be about a 50 mile drive to my house.

For those that just want to come to my house, which is fine, you should plan to be there at about noon. We will start eating then. Jana and I are looking forward to seeing everyone.

I want to get a count of those attending so that we have enough food but not way too much, so please let me know by calling 847-566-5075, or sending me an e-mail at or by signing up at the April club meeting. The cost for the meal and drinks is $7 a person which is the same as it has been for a number of years.

In addition to the food and drinks there will be an abundance of conversation! Let us know if you have any special food needs. It might be advisable to bring lawn chairs or a blanket for enjoying the picnic like atmosphere.

Our address is 21967 Vernon Ridge Drive, Mundelein (Ivanhoe), Illinois. We live in a gated community and the gate attendant will assist you in directing you to our house should you need help.

~~George Phariss    

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