The Lighthouse: one of the sites on the WCB Tour.
BRITISH CAR FESTIVAL
June 4 –6 recap
CMGC Receives Award!
Seventeen Chicagoland MG Club members attended this year's Champagne British Car Festival the weekend of June 4-6. The event, “Movin' on Down the Road” was held in Bloomington for the first time, after many years in the Champaign-Urbana area.
Most arrived on Friday afternoon at the host hotel, Hawthorn Suites. Two activities were offered for Saturday – Tea and Lunch, at the David Davis Mansion, or Cruise and Lunch. Most of us joined the cruise to Roberts, Illinois, to Hicks Ford Dealership. The family which owns the dealership shared their collection of beautiful and rare cars, some restored and some awaiting, including a Cunningham, Maseratis and Ferraris. Then we drove to Gibson City for lunch. In the evening we went out to Goodfield, Illinois, to Conklin's Dinner Theatre for dinner and a play.
Sunday was a perfect bright and sunny summer day for the Car Show at the David Davis Mansion. 132 British cars were displayed on the lawn of the mansion.
The host club awarded a $250 check to the club with the highest attendance, other than their own, and CMGC received this award. Our members decided to donate this check to the local Cancer Fund to show our support to several of their members who are fighting this disease.
Next year marks the 20th Anniversary of this event. “Kicks on Route 66” will be held June 4 and 5, 2011. Bloomington is only 2-1/2 hours for most of us –why not put this great event on your calendar and plan to attend?
— Shirley Goebbert (70 bronze-yellow B)
(Thank you, Shirley! We'd really like to go next year! -Editor)
Wine, Cheese, and Beer Tour 2010
Join us, John and Ann Schroeder, for a fun weekend on this year?s Sixth Annual Wine, Cheese, and Beer Tour. We are looking forward to another fun weekend in our MG?s and with our touring friends.
The fun begins Friday evening (September 17) in Rockford for dinner at our favorite Japanese restaurant. If you have joined us before you know the food is excellent, as is the preparation. The evening will end with a parking lot party at the hotel.
On Saturday (September 18), we depart from the hotel parking lot for a cruise through southeastern Wisconsin on some very scenic and even historic roads. We end the day in Port Washington, WI on Saturday night for dinner by the lake followed by another parking lot party.
Sunday we take a short cruise to Cedarburg for their annual wine and harvest festival. We can guarantee good food, good driving, good shopping, and most of all, good company.
RESERVATIONS: We are staying at the Quality Suites on Walton Street in Rockford Friday night. The room rate is $65.00 plus tax. That is considerably less than two years ago. If you want to join us Friday, please reserve your rooms from the Chicagoland MG Club block. The number at the hotel is (815) 227-1300. Please let us know if you plan to join us for Friday dinner so we can make reservations.
The hotel for Saturday is the Holiday Inn – Port Washington. The rate is $89.00 for two queen non lake view room or $109.00 for a lake view room. The phone number is (262) 284-9461. The block is under the Chicagoland MG Club. You can also reserve your room at www.holidayinn.com/ptwashington fill in the arrival date and use code CMG.
We look forward to seeing you there!
John and Ann Schroeder
Please note the August 17th deadline for our group rate at the hotels. The hotel room blocks are reserved under the Chicagoland MG Club