Monthly Column of Driving Events
With the results of the June events, including the Highland Games, the interim standings for the Moss Motors Trophy are as follows. With a first place in the Land’s End Rally, parky and Jody overtook the number 1 position with 15 points, followed by Dean & Kerry Hickenloope with 14 points and Bill Kalafut & Jean Heasley with 12.5 points. But, Jim & Lois Evans, Victor & Penny L’Heureux, Ric & Nancy Maitzen, Steve & Liz Gorr, and Phil & Sandy Wydra are all within striking distance for a top-three spot. And there are plenty of events scheduled for July, August, and September for the drivers/teams that I didn’t mention here to still make their way in the top rankings. Hopefully we’ll see no further autocross cancellations so that we can publish the standings for the Victoria British Trophy as well.
In my previous column I highlighted the July events but I still want to request one more time that you RSVP for the Mid-Summer MG Party, Ray’s Morris and MG Picnic, and the 41/51 Tour. Details are in the invitations in this issue.
When you are making your plans forth Month of August, please consider including these events. On Sunday, August 6th, we’ll be at Peds in the Weeds again. Although this is not a formal points-and-dash-plaques club event, I hope that you consider participating this year. I am looking for two or three MGs that the pediatric cancer patients of Advocate Children’s Hospital and their families haven’t seen and rode in before.
Thursday, August 10th is the Westmont Cruisin’ Night. Not your regular cruse night but a large local neighborhood festival in Westmont’s closed downtown city block. Eventmasters Bill Kalafut & Jean Heasley arrange for dedicated MG show-parking, a walking rally with prizes and championship points, and a catered dinner.
Carl Vogel will be holding another Tally Ho Rally on August 20th. This is always a unique rally, with challenging questions through the Northwest suburbs around Barrington, IL. It is always surprising how many small, hilly, winding, and tree-lined roads Carl and Laurel are able find and include in the Tally Ho route.
And the Vintage Club will have its President’s Picnic on Saturday, August 26th. I don’t know the details yet, but there is another newsletter before the events, so please watch this space.
As always, I love to hear from you with any questions, suggestion, or comments. Please drop me a line at email@example.com or 847-342-9804 with suggestions or questions.
"The more your drive, the more you smile"
-- Reinout Vogt