Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline July 2013

George Phariss - 847-566-5075


Secretary / Membership
Dave Novak - 847-962-2961

Ralph Arata - 630-305-8525

Driveline Editor
Victor L’Heureux - 847-516-3093

David Evans - 630-462-9181

Bill & Deb Mennell - 630-393-1514

Driving Events
Reinout Vogt - 847-342-9804

Tech Coordinator
Dave Bralich - 630-289-7915

Barney Gaylord - 630-505-0866

Facebook Coordinator
Kim Tonry - 630-968-4347

George Phariss - 847-566-5075

Jim Evans - 630-858-8192
Natter 'n' Noggin: Come and enjoy a British tradition of "talking and drinking" on the second Tuesday of each month, starting about 7:00 p.m. at alternating locations:
  ODD numbered months:
Finn McCool's Irish Pub
1941 E Algonquin Road
Schaumburg, IL 601732
  EVEN numbered months:
Roundhead's Pizza Pub
2001 63rd Street
Downers Grove, IL 60516

Monthly Club Meeting: is held on the third Monday of each month (except no meeting in December). The meetings are from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at

just West of Route 83 on Route 64 (North Avenue) in Elmhurst.

I finally did it!

After procrastinating for over a year keeping my MG top together for another season with the help of pop rivets and electrical tape (duct tape wouldn’t stick to vinyl), I broke down and ordered a new top. When it arrived all I could see was a massive amount of material and no instructions! Upon my request, Victoria British sent me a one paragraph guide – hardly worth the phone call. I found a great in-depth guide from the MG Experience website ( that really helped my comfort level.

The top is on; looks great – and it wasn’t as hard as I expected. The trial run was during the Jo Daviess Tour – it kept off the early rainstorm and the blazing sun during the remainder of the tour. That zip-out window is a godsend. I don’t know why I waited so long to replace the top!

July is setting up to be a busy month. Check out the coming events and activities. See you on the road...

In this month’s issue:
> Autocross update – see what you need to participate.
> It is not too late to sign up for this year’s ‘Lake Shore Tour’
> We have ‘MG museums’ in our backyard – check out the Garage Tour II.
> Read all about the ‘Trials & Tribulations’ during the Jo Daviess Tour

-- Victor L’Heureux 

The Club welcomes all MG enthusiasts to call on its gatherings. Please call any person listed above for more information.
The Drivelineis published by the Chicagoland MG Club. It is the sole property of the Chicagoland MG Club. Reprinting of its contents is allowed by members and other car clubs with credit for original source. Please keep in mind that the technical advice and opinions offered are those of their authors and do not necessarily represent those of the club as a whole. Modifications and procedures presented may violate state or federal laws. They might not even work. The Driveline and the Chicagoland MG Club will not be liable for any consequences. Send all Driveline Newsletter contributions to Victor L’Heureux care of
Deadline for submissions is Saturday after the monthly membership meeting.
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