Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline May 2016

New Directions
Monthly Column of Driving Events

In last month’s column, I wrote about the May activities and those should already be going on by the time this issue of the newsletters are published. What follows is a very different Month with some unusual activities. There are two Autocross events, one with the Austin Healy Club on June 5, followed by Miata Club event on June 11, just a week apart. Jim Compton will be announcing details elsewhere in this issue and also in the weekly email blast. 

On Wednesday, June 8, the VMGCC meeting will host the group of MG drivers from down-under who will be en route to the MG 2016 all register convention. CMGC members are welcome to join for their presentation about last year’s adventure from Patagonia in the Southern tip of Argentina and Chile to Canada and this year’s trip from Vancouver to New Foundland in Canada with a side excursion to Louisville, KY. Although Perry’s Pizza Joynt on North Avenue in Northlake is not a lot of driving for most of us, just hearing about the MG adventures of these enthusiasts almost qualifies the meeting as a Driving Event anyway.

Right after that we go to Louisville, KY. Some are leaving on Sunday the 12th in a caravan with John and Ann Schroeder. I will probably leave on Monday, after the morning rush hour, let’s say around 10:00 am from the Lincoln Oasis. It is only 286 miles straight down I-65 through Indiana to the convention hotels, and Google Maps tells me that it should take 4 hours and 7 minutes without traffic. Please let me know if you want to join us.


And right after that we have the Highland Games and British Car Show. James Brennan is coordinating our participation and is planning some associated activities that will make it an interesting and worthwhile driving event.

Last month I also wrote about the help that some of the driving events need. In particular, the 4050 Tour. We have the tour master and the destination. But to make this tour stand out, to be able to call it the once in a 40- or 50-year tour, to give it the visibility it deserves, and to make is a real celebration of 40 and 50 years of MG camaraderie in Chicago, we need a little bit more help. Help with what? With inviting the founding members of the clubs, to join us. Maybe they are no longer active, maybe they don’t have an MG anymore, but we would love to see them join us for the day. Or, help making and printing the driving instructions. Or help writing the invitation for the newsletters and web sites. There is always something to do and make it worth getting involved in your favorite MG club.

As always, you can contact me at 847 342 9804 or I’d love to hear your ideas, suggestions, comments, and concerns.

"The more you drive, the more you smile".

-- Reinout Vogt

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.

  Chuck Amenta 1980 white MGB St Charles IL
  Todd Gustavson 1965 brg MGB Oak Park IL
  Randy Meier 1979 green MG Midget Winfield IL
  Michael Maienza 1961 MGA, 1977 MGB, 1978 MGB Westmont IL
  Noel Garcia 1974 MGB, 1979 MGB LE, 1973 MGB GT Algonquin IL
  Mark Lloyd 1979 vermillion MGB Orland Park IL
  Jeff Cuellar 1977 orange MGB Oak Oak Park IL
  Noel Garcia 1973 MGBGT, 1974 MGB, 1979 MGB LE Algonquin IL

Welcome Back!!
  Richard Rosseau 1946 red TC River Forrest IL
  John McLauglin 966 brg MGB, 1974 yellow Jensen Healey Naperville IL

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) 533-3912 to verify

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