THE 2015 BRITISH CAR SHOW
AT THE CHICAGO SCOTTISH FESTIVAL & HIGHLAND GAMES
June 20, 2015
The Chicago Scots will again be hosting a British Car Show at the Scottish Festival & Highland Games (the Games). The Games is the largest celebration of Scottish culture held annually in the Chicago area. Activities include Succer and Rugby tournaments, Scottish heavy athletics, Pipe band and Highland dance competitions, Celtic music, many merchants and vendors and of course the British car show.
The Games are held in the Hamilton Lakesarea of Itasca, IL. Hamilton Lakes is north of Thorndale Ave., south of W. Devon Ave., west of Arlington Heights Rd. and east of I290. The Games are easily accessed from either North or Southbound I 290 at Thorndale Ave. The Games start on the afternoon of Friday, June 19 and run until 6:00 PM on Saturday, June 20. The car show however is only on Saturday, June 21 from 8:00AM until 6:00 PM.
Visitors to the Games are asked to vote on their three favorite cars. Selection of a favorite car by our visitors may be based on factors such as their personal preference, a color or style they prefer or other factors. Trophies will be awarded to the top three cars that receive the highest number of votes from our visitors. to the Games.
We are trying to reach as many British car owners as possible. We are contacting individuals for whom we have contact information and also the Chicago area British car clubs. If you are interested in participating in the show or attending the Games please contact me via email or phone.
~~ Don Morrison
41 S. Stough, Hinsdale, IL 60521
Miata Autocross I
June 21, 2015
For 2015 we renewed our Autocross program. In association with the Austin Healy Club and the Windy City Miata Club, we have four Autocross events on the calendar. Pat Marcus, the Miata Autocross chair, spoke about Autocross at the April club meeting and Jim Compton (847)741 4934, will be the MG Clubs of Chicago Autocross coordinator. Several members are planning to participate in the 2015 Autocrosses and it would be great to see these sporty and competitive events flourish again.
Autocross, also known as Solo, is held on a closed course with one car at a time driving against the clock. Solo II's run by the club are far more popular, because all kinds of street cars can enter. Solo II 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 Solo II autocross is called a "speed event", it's really about handling, not high speed.
Pre-registration for each event will open two weeks before the event and close the Wednesday before the event at 8:00pm Illinois time. If you don't get pre-registered in time don't worry you can sign up at the event if it is not full. If pre-registration is full (75 drivers), arrive at 8am, visit the timing tent, and put your name on the wait list.
Contact CMGC member Jim Compton for additional details. Email: email@example.com cell: 847.922.9800
Come join in the fun!