Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline May 2013
Upcoming Events

Champagne British Car Festival
May 31óJune 2, 2013

The Champagne British Car Festival had its beginnings as an all-British car show in the spring of 1992. In association with the Illinois Flat Land British Car Club and co-sponsored by the Central Illinois Triumph Owners Association and the Prairie Octogon MG Club, the festival found its current location at the David Davis Mansion in the near east side. The host hotel is the Bloomington Hawthorn Suites.

The organizers at the festival have always worked hard to give the CBCF an identity of its own, with organized activities beginning on Friday evening and continuing through Sunday afternoon with car display. Popular activities throughout the run in Champaign included funkanas, pub crawls, double-decker buses, high teas, picnics, the dawn patrol breakfast run, and more.

The Champagne British Car Festival has become an annual event for many British car enthusiasts in the Midwest for more than two decades.
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Landís End Trial Rally
June 9, 2013

The Landís End Rally is the second oldest, continuing event on the club calendar. Initially configured to mimic the Landís End Trial of England, it morphed over the years into a variety of forms as suited the times at hand; this year, we will return to the spirit of that original Landís End Rally.

The date has been set for Sunday, June 9th rain-or-shine. Get ready for an old-fashioned, low-key rally laid out and conducted in the spirit and procedures of club rallymasters in years past.

We will be starting in the Western suburbs and going from there.

More information to follow via email to club members.

~~Russ Mehaffey    


June 10, 2013

Well, itís finally here; the time to talk about GT-38. Folks have been getting excited since the announcement in Dayton. We are indeed heading to Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville is a vibrant city with activities galore from art, shops, restaurants, hand-craft breweries, great roads for driving, and an atmosphere of welcome for everyone. Come and enjoy the crisp mountain air!

The GT committee has some great ďOn Your Own DrivesĒ that include driving some portions of the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are four entry points in the Asheville area so that whether you head north or south youíll find yourself taking in some breathtaking scenery as you enjoy the winding curves of the road! That, to me, sounds like prime MG fun! One of the drives includes the famous "Diamondback sports car route" with 190 curves in the 12 mile climb to the Parkway.

For a better tentative schedule and to find the latest information on all things concerning GT-38, visit the GT38 website (

Steve's British Connection
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