Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline June 2014
Technical Stuff

Fix It With Steve...
In general something will be going on in the garage every weekend apart from these dates:
Sunday June 22nd

More specifically the plans are:-
The weekend of June 7-8th will see work start on getting a non running 1960 Morris Minor Pick up going again. Once that is done there is a 1961 Mini coming to get a new steering rack and that will be followed by a 1960 Austin Healey Bug Eye Sprite. In July I hope to get some time to fit Air conditioning into the MGB GT.

Hope to have an update for the coming weeks via eMail. Time to do some driviníÖ.


~~Steve Skegg

Past Event

Spring Chicken Rally/Tour
May 18, 2014

The first official CMGC drive of the season was a perfect opener. The Spring Chicken is traditionally hosted by the Club President. The weather was great, the drive was well-organized by George and Jana Phariss, and the cookout that traditionally follows was a great early-season social get-together. It has been a long nasty winter, and not only is the Spring Chicken a good target for a shake-down cruise before the Jo Daviess and other summer driving, but is good to see familiar faces once again out on the road.

This was a northwest suburbs ramble starting in Deer Park, off Rand Road, winding around some lovely back country miles after a fairly leisurely start time, and ending at the Phariss home in Mundelein after about two hours. There, son Kirk (a vintage Mustang owner) put on the feed for the 40 or so participants in 20-odd cars running the Spring Chicken. We had quite a good showing from the Vintage Club. We had 3 TDís, 1 TC, a Magnette, a Midget, the Mehaffey A, the Perez RV8, and 12 Bís, not to mention two domestic cars tailing. Weather was perfect.

The route was mapped out as a tulip run, with no riddles, clues, or tricks. But ten cars participated in the parking challenge once we were back at the Phariss ranch. Winner was Phil Wydra with 56.9 points, second was Rick Maitzen with 44.4 points, and third was Bill Mennell with 36.3 points. Congratulations to all, as it is difficult to judge how close you can back up to and then drive in to a 1/4 inch vertical rod without hitting it. Good thing there was plenty of good food, drinks, and conversation to hit after that.

~~John Kearns

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