Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline July 2013
Upcoming Events

Lake Shore Tour Returns
... In Reverse

Sunday, July 28th

Meet Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Northerly Island, Chicago

Lake Shore Tour, Backwards … No, you don’t need to drive in reverse gear for this tour. We’ll just be heading North instead of South this year along Lake Shore Drive and Sheridan Road starting at Northerly Island and ending at Bridie McKenna’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in Highwood for a wee bit o’ lunch (or a big lunch). A few surprises have been added to the route this year. There will be a stop at Baha’i Temple in Wilmette for a brief self-guided tour. There was much interest expressed on last year’s tour when passing the nine-sided house of worship surrounded by exquisite fountains and gardens along the Sheridan Road route.

The Northerly Island Visitor Center opens at 9:00 a.m. They do have public bathrooms. The tour hosts will provide coffee and donuts.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to gas-up before meeting at Northerly Island. Please call to let us know if you are participating in the Lake Shore Tour. We need to have an accurate count for the restaurant, and we will provide you with a map and directions to Northerly Island.
~~ Ray Hansen
Call Ray Hansen at home: (847) 662-3647 Or, e-mail

The Lake Michigan Grand Lake Tour
August 15-16, 2013

The Grand Lake Tour started in 1993 as a 1000 mile endurance rally around Lake Michigan to prove the endurance of British cars and their drivers. This year's Rally is part of University Motors' MG Summer Party Reunion in Grand Rapids, MI.

The 2013 Grand Lake Tour will take place on Thursday August 15 and Friday August 16, 2013. This year’s rally marks the 20th anniversary of the first of these events in August 1993.

The GLT is a test of the endurance of man and machine and is open to all British cars built prior to 1981. The rally is a navigational challenge, and is not a Time-Speed-Distance event. Teams (one car, a driver, and co-driver) are presented with checkpoints at the beginning of the rally. The challenge is to locate and navigate your own route, using only paper maps, to each checkpoint, and the objective is to be the team who has traveled the least amount of miles. Teams are given roughly 24 hours to accomplish these objectives.

The winners will have their names engraved on the Chicagoland Cup traveling trophy. The Chicagoland MG Club donated this trophy to the event in 1997 and the names of all the winners are engraved on it. There have been four winning teams from the Chicagoland Club in the 16 previous runnings of this event.

A drivers meeting and odometer calibration run will precede the start of the rally from the parking lot of the Hilton Grand Rapids, the host hotel for the University Motors Summer Party. The rally will conclude at the Hilton on Friday morning as the Summer Party comes to life. Rally Fee is $25.00.
E-mail Kim Tonry for a registration form or additional information.

Steve Skegg - (630)960-4930 -
Kim Tonry - (630)968-4347 -

University Motors Summer Party info and registration forms are found at:

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