Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline August 2010

Business Meeting Minutes
Third Monday, July 19, 2010

Victor L'Heureux Chicagoland MG Club
Monthly Meeting
– July 19, 2010

Attendance: 42 members and guests

The monthly meeting was called to order at 8:00 pm by President, Dave Peterson.
Dave recognized new visitor Steve Mehaffey in the meeting.

Car projects:
Nick Nichols described a peculiar electrical short problem – fuse blows when brakes are applied. Suggestions for localizing the problem were discussed.
Bob Zambreno is currently tackling a clutch repair. It was suggested that a release bearing be replaced at the time of the clutch repair.
Dan Herman noted that his intermittent fuel pump problem has prompted him to consider replacement rather than trying again to rebuild the problematic unit citing parts are an issue.

Past Events:
NAMGAR GT-35: held at Lake Lawn Resort on Delavan Lake was attended by four members. Steve and Liz Gorr received 1st place in a timed event. Mary Baird won a 50/50 raffle.
Blackhawk One-tank Tour: This scenic tour followed the events of the historic Black Hawk Wars in northwest Illinois. Jim Evans sponsored this event and was attended by 24 participants in 13 cars. Afternoon rainstorm didn?t dampen the spirits of the group. Dan Herman assisted in obtaining a personal tour of a historic fort in Elizabeth, IL.
Road America Camping Trip: sponsored by Jake & Ann Snyder was a memorable event for club members. The viewing of the cars being worked on in the paddock was a highlight of the event.
Cary Cruise Nite: Dino Perez attended this event that is held every Wednesday night in downtown Cary by the Metra station during the summer. Dino took the MG Limo and won a 2nd place ribbon.

Upcoming Events:
See details in the Driveline or on the Website of the many events available for club members in the near future.
Autobaun Country Club Track Summer Festival (7/24-25): Proceeds from this charity event will support the Wounded Warrior Project. Participants can take part in race car rides on the North Track and tour show cars on the South track.
Vintage Transport Extravaganza Tour (8/01):This tour theme will feature visits to various forms of transportation – planes, trains and automobiles. The trip will include visits to a model airplane field, the Union Railroad Museum and a private collection of micro automobiles.


Lucas Nite Rally (8/21): A rally set in an urban setting is the unique feature for this event.
Orphan Car Picnic (8/29): This fun get together picnic is officially sponsored by the Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts at the Kendall County Fairgrounds in Yorkville, IL. The CMGC along with the Vintage MG Car Club will use this opportunity to share in the activities as a group. Bring food to grill. It was noted that in past years, free beer was available.
British Car Festival (9/12): will again be held at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, IL. CMGC will provide car marshalling duties during the opening of this event. Volunteers are needed – please contact Dean Swanson for this activity.

Staff Reports:
Librarian Wilber Mennell noted that there were a few DVD additions to the library - MIG welding, History of the MG and Inside the Octagon.
Parts Program/Classifieds chairman Dave Evans is looking for a replacement for this position. The task is not difficult and Dave will train the replacement.

50/50 Raffle: Paul Maudlin went home $20 richer after winning tonight's raffle.

Meeting adjourned at 9:08 pm

Respectfully submitted,
Victor L‘Heureux, CMGC Secretary

Victor L‘Heureux


will be held in downtown Crystal Lake at the University Center, located at 100 S. Main Street, on August 21-22, 2010. Ken Weger, who graciously hosted the CMGB on the Transpo Extravaganza Tour, Aug. 1, is part of the group that is hosting this event and organized the National Micro/Mini Car meet in 2006, which drew 300 cars and thousands of spectators, making it the biggest National Mini/Micro car event to date. This is expected to be bigger!
This will be the first ever WORLD MEET of its kind. Microcar and Minicar owners and their cars will gather from all over the world. Over 500 Micro and Mini cars are expected. Many marques are expected to fill the lush lawns surrounding the University Center. Vendors will provide food and beverages. Alongside the car show, workshops and classes/seminars are being planned. There are 13 restaurants within walking distance from the University Center. Come on down!
Check the site at for info.
There is no charge for Spectator Admission.

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