Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline July 2010

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Races on both days cover the full range of racing cars from the =50s Allards to =90s Formula cars. There are always a least a few CanAm cars. And Ford will show a fair selection of historic GT40s and retro Ford GTs. Some may even be raced. And the racing paddock, free with your paid admission, is ab-solutely fantastic.
Reservations for camping: www.plymouthrock-resort.com, Phone: 920-892-4252. Try to get into the White Camping Circle with us. If there are no more sites available there, take anything in the campground and plan on visiting us a lot. The cost for two persons for July 16 and 17 is just under $100. Hotel rooms in the area, generally not available, go for $500 a night minimum.

Questions: Ann or Jake Snyder, 847-295-2753, snyder@chicagolandmgclub.com

Brian Redman, A Sports Car Professional
Brian Herman Thomas Redman, born March 9, 1937 in Colne, Lancashire and educated at Rossall School, Fleetwood, Lanca-shire, is a British racing driver from England.
He was very successful in sportscar racing and the World Sportscar Championship, winning the 1970 Targa Florio with a Por-sche 908. and the 12 Hours of Sebring twice, in 1975 with a BMW Coup and in 1978 with a Porsche 935. He was for many years associ-ated with the Chevron marque, founded by fellow-Lancastrian Derek Bennett.
Redman drove for Shadow Racing Cars both in CanAm and in Formula One. He also appeared in McLaren, Cooper and Alfa Ro-meo cars. He dominated North American Formula 5000 racing in the mid-1970s, winning the SCCA/USAC Formula 5000 Championship three years in a row, from 1974 to 1976, driving Lolas.
He participated in 15 World Championships Grand Prix, debuting on January 1, 1968. He achieved the the podium in the 1968 Spanish Grand Prix in third place behind Graham Hill and Denny Hulme in a Cooper BRM, and scored a total of 8 championship points with two 5th places in the 1972 Monaco Grand Prix and the 1972 Ger-man Grand Prix driving a Yardley McLaren.
He was offered various other Formula One drives, but did not particularly enjoy the atmosphere of Formula One, even in the 1970s, preferring sports car racing.
He raced many Le Mans 24-hour races and, currently living in Florida, is still active in racing, recently appearing at the 36th Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races in August 2009.
Redman was inducted in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2002 in the Sports Cars category.
Francen & Son

 
Wine, Cheese, and Beer Tour 2010
September 17-19

Ann and I have finished the arrangements for this years Wine, Cheese, and Beer Tour. We are looking forward to another fun weekend in our MGs and with our touring friends.

We will dine at our favorite Japanese restaurant on Friday night. If you have joined us before you know the food is excellent as is the preparation. We are staying at the Quality Suites on Walton Street in Rockford Friday night. The room rate is $65.00 plus tax. That is considerably less than two years ago. If you want to join us Friday, please reserve your rooms from the Chicagoland MG Club block. The number at the hotel is (815) 227-1300. Please let us know if you plan to join us for Friday dinner so we can make reservations. We will finish the evening with a parking lot party.

We will depart the hotel parking lot Saturday morning, driving East and North through some beautiful areas of Wisconsin. The hotel for Saturday is the Holiday Inn Port Washington. The rate is $89.00 for two queen non lake view room or $109.00 for a lake view room. The phone number is 262-284-9461. The block is under the Chicagoland MG Club. You can also reserve your room at www.holidayinn.com/ptwashington, fill in the arrival date and use code CMG.

We have found some very scenic and historic roads this year. We hope you all can join us.

If you are attending this event, please let us know your plans and send your email address as soon as possible.

Hope you all can join us!

John and Ann Schroeder
flobearsmg@comcast.net
(630) 244-4930

Please note the August 17th deadline for our group rate at the hotels. The hotel room blocks are reserved under the Chicagoland MG Club




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