Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline June 2017

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Brit car toys in service at British Car Repair (Ed Wright's)
Nice assortment in process at Four Car Garage

Clubs:United British Sports Car Club in Sacramento; Sacramento Valley MG Car Club in Folsom; MG Owners Club of Northern California in El Cerrito; Southern California MG Club in Van Nuys; Central Coast British Car Club in Santa Paula; Central Valley British Car Club in Modesto; North Bay British Car Club in Rohnert Park; Sorry Safari Touring Society in San Leandro; Long Beach MG Car Club in Monrovia.

Friends: Rob Zucca in Camarillo; Bruce Obbink in Pacific Grove; Bill Meade in Watsonville; Stuart Mast in Murphys; Ms. Brice in Angel Camp; Richard Rocco in Alamed; Michael Brady in Woodland;
Surrey top for MGB

Shops: Moss Motor in Goleta; British Car Specialists in Stockton; Sportscars Ltd in Sacramento; Del's Inc Automotive Machine Shop in Sacramento; Seven Enterprises in Auburn; Mini Mania (and Spridget Mania) in Nevada City; British Sportscar Center in Cameron Park; Robinson's Automotive in Diamond Springs; British Automotive in Novato and San Rafael (moved); British Car Repair in San Rafael; John Bull British Car in Walnut Creek; Sure Fit Seat Covers in San Leandro; Jim Griffin & Son in San Bruno; Collins Classics in Burlingame; Four Car Garage in Burlingame; On the Road Again in Morgan Hill; Union Jack in San Martin; Antique Auto Restoration in Seaside; Pierce Manifolds in Gilroy; Yosemite Garage in Yosemite Village (only a phone call there); Karma Creations in Rancho Cordova; Foreign Auto Service in Hayward.

Cars fixed: My MGA in Camarillo; my MGA in San Rafael; my MGA in Murphys; MG TD in Angel Camp; my MGA in Angel Camp; MGA in Alameda; MGA in Woodland; MGA in El Segundo.

Museums: Nethercutt Collection Museum in Sylmar; Automobile Driving Museum in El Segund.

Car Shows: British cars at the Aviation Museum in Santa Paula.
Jim Plowden with his 1962 Sebring MGA
(at American Driving Museum)

One notable car I have touched in the past month was one of the 1962 MGA Sebring race cars, belonging to Jim Plowden in Los Angeles, found currently on display at the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo. I got to scratch and sniff, inspect and take a lot of pictures to expand one of my web pages about this special MGA. Really neat to touch a 55-year-old piece of history. There were several other vintage British cars in the same museum, as well as an Austin Bantam, the American built version of the Austin Seven.

Until next time, find many more photos and notes and follow our follies at

~~Barney & Elliot Gaylord

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