This past weekend (of course during the Secrets Tour) I move into a new townhouse in St. Charles. I have to say after 22 years in the same house I was amazed at the amount of “stuff” that we had accumulated. Needless to say we are still going through it all (probably a winter-long project). Jan has given me some latitude for a little bit of the decorating. We have gone for the “loft” look in the living room. I happened to be in a hobby store and found several posters of the Monaco Grand Prix. So I got the posters representing 1930, 1937 and 1948. They are very bold in color and have MG type racers on them. I really couldn’t believe that she would let them be in the living room; but they look great!
Being in a new place I am just getting a chance to explore the local area. I commandeered the MG from my son and have been exploring some of the roads. I feel like a kid in a candy store. I have found quite a few “unpainted” roads that twist and turn and are a whole bunch of fun to be driving. Needless to say, I had to give the MG back to Johnny so he can use it for work. I guess what I am trying to say is to take your MG for a stroll. Explore your local roads; find that roads that work with nature and the surroundings. It will leave you (and your MG) refreshed and ready for more.
-- Bill Reese
The CMGC 2011—2012 Calendars are here!!
Dave Ransom of D&R Press has but together a gorgeous 4-color calendar featuring members’ cars on each month cover along with a listing of all the CMGC Club activities listed for the 2011 driving season.
You can pick up your calendar at the Monthly Club meeting.
-- George Phariss
Well it was my first time hosting a rally and it ended well. My intension was to make it a simple run for those beginners that have never participated in a rally.
We started in Wasco, IL near St. Charles and drove out just west of route 47. The roads were nice and the weather was a little overcast but overall a good day. We continued into Crystal Lake onto a great road called ‘Lucas Road’ then routed back through a few towns ending up in East Dundee at Rosie O’Hare’s for a quick meal. We were fortunate that there were no breakdowns and the event went smooth.
Later in the month we took my RV8 or limo to a couple of cruise nights. A great way to take part in the summer festivities in neighboring towns with our cars.
Out of the blue, Tom Raddatz called and said, “Let’s go to Road America” … and off we drove for the day to Wisconsin in the RV8. Guess what car Tom drove? He was like a little kid with candy - it was a fun drive.
It has been a few years since I have been to the Road America track and it was fun being there. We met a few fellow members at the track – it was a great old time.
We have some great driving events come up. Check out Rainout’s column in this Driveline newsletter.
The club library is listed on the website: http://www.chicagolandmgclub.com/library/
Since I will not be carting the entire library to each meeting, please e-mail the CMGC Librarian or phone and leave a message if you would like to reserve a book or video or are interested in more information. Books and videos may be picked up and returned at any monthly membership meeting.
-- Bill Mennell