Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline July 2015
Technical Stuff



Autocross, also known as Solo, is held on a closed course with one car at a time driving against the clock. Solo II's run by the club are far more popular, because all kinds of street cars can enter. Solo II autocross usually involves a large parking lot and rubber cones, and cars rarely leave second gear. Competitors make several runs, with the best run being counted. While Solo II autocross is called a "speed event", it's really about handling, not high speed.

Pre-registration for each event will open two weeks before the event and close the Wednesday before the event at 8:00pm Illinois time. If you don't get pre-registered in time don't worry you can sign up at the event if it is not full. If pre-registration is full (75 drivers), arrive at 8am, visit the timing tent, and put your name on the wait list.

Jim Compton will be the MG Clubs of Chicago Autocross coordinator. Several members are planning to participate in the 2015 Autocrosses and it would be great to see these sporty and competitive events flourish again. Contact CMGC member Jim Compton for additional details. Email: wb9rro@foxvalley.net cell: 847.922.9800

Letís have fun. Iíll see you thereÖ

July 19, 2015   Miata Autocross II
Boomers Stadium , Schaumburg, IL
Pre-registration for each event will open two weeks before the event and close the Wednesday before the event at 8:00pm. If you don't get pre-registered in time don't worry you can sign up at the event if it is not full. If pre-registration is full (75 drivers), arrive at 8am, visit the timing tent, and put your name on the wait list. After 9am no-shows are removed and add drivers from the wait list, first-come, first-serve.

September 5, 2015   Miata Autocross III
Boomers Stadium , Schaumburg, IL
Mark your calendar.

~~ Jim Compton


Fix It With Steve...

Hi Folks,

Things have been relatively quiet at the ĎFix-Ití garage mainly since I was in Oregon on R&R. While relaxing on the beach listening to the waves crash I have spotted 1 MGB and no Triumphs or Minis or anything else.

Though while I was away the Ďfix-ití garage was still in use and a couple of members used the facilities to try and help a fellow MG owner from Colorado, en-route to Niagara who was having starting problems. I believe they were unsuccessful, but at least they tried.

Upon returning to home we got right to work on changing the convertible top on a memberís MGB. Time was also spent tracking down a B with a wiring gremlin thatís sucking the battery down. I think I have found the problem. The non-functioning clock appears to have failed to ground

 

rather than open circuit. I have left it disconnected to see if the problem goes away. If the car starts in a couple of days all will be well!

The garage will be closed at the weekend for the Secrets of Jo Davies tour on Saturday and the Downers Grove Rotary Fest car show on the Sunday.

On Sunday 7/5 I expect to be starting work on getting a dormant TR going again. That work is scheduled to last a few weekends. After that we will be moving on to the clubs MGB GT project. A schedule should be out soon and members alerted via email. All are invited to take part in the restoration project.

Thatís all for now.

Cheers,

-- Steve Skegg

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