Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline August 2013
Upcoming Events
The Lake Michigan Grand Lake

August 15-16, 2013

The Grand Lake Tour started in 1993 as a 1000 mile endurance rally around Lake Michigan to prove the endurance of British cars and their drivers. This year's Rally is part of University Motors' MG Summer Party Reunion in Grand Rapids, MI.

The 2013 Grand Lake Tour will take place on Thursday August 15 and Friday August 16, 2013. This year’s rally marks the 20th anniversary of the first of these events in August 1993.

The GLT is a test of the endurance of man and machine and is open to all British cars built prior to 1981. The rally is a navigational challenge, and is not a Time-Speed-Distance event. Teams (one car, a driver, and co-driver) are presented with checkpoints at the beginning of the rally. The challenge is to locate and navigate your own route, using only paper maps, to each checkpoint, and the objective is to be the team who has traveled the least amount of miles. Teams are given roughly 24 hours to accomplish these objectives.

The winners will have their names engraved on the Chicagoland Cup traveling trophy. The Chicagoland MG Club donated this trophy to the event in 1997 and the names of all the winners are engraved on it. There have been four winning teams from the Chicagoland Club in the 16 previous running's of this event.

A drivers meeting and odometer calibration run will precede the start of the rally from the parking lot of the Hilton Grand Rapids, the host hotel for the University Motors Summer Party. The rally will conclude at the Hilton on Friday morning as the Summer Party comes to life. Rally Fee is $25.00.

Tally Ho Rally
Sunday, August 11, 2013

Registration is at 11:00 am, drivers meeting at 11:30 am, and the first car will be starting at 12:00 noon. The starting point this year is the parking lot of The Lucky Monk Restaurant, 105 Hollywood Blvd, South Barrington, IL, which is just north of the I-90 Barrington Rd exit. When going northbound on Barrington Rd, turn left onto Studio Drive (first traffic light north of I-90), then left onto Hollywood with the restaurant in view. 

  The rally route is designed to provide a fun experience, with scenic and very low traffic MG roads, taking you past open fields, horse pastures, some amazing homes, and lovely gardens and landscaping.

  Please put this event on your calendar. It will be very helpful for the rally planning if you would let me know you are intending to attend.

  Carl Vogel
847 669-9045

E-mail Kim Tonry for a registration form or additional information.

Steve Skegg (630) 960-4930
Kim Tonry (630) 968-4347

University Motors Summer Party info and registration forms are found at:

2013 Summer Party Reunion
Grand Rapids, MI
August 15-18, 2013

Come join the fun at the memorable event hosted by John Twist of University Motors, Ltd. The three-day event will include car shows, Awards Banquet, Sunday Parade Lap & Track Entry and Sunday Track Touring.

The Chicagoland MG Club will have a contingent of cars attending this year. Additional details will be available soon. If you are planning to attend, you should sign up now. Party registration includes Dash Plaque, Registration Packet, Photo, participation in many the events and your MG’s entry onto the field on Saturday. (Track events and banquets are additional cost.)

A Hilton Saturday breakfast will be available for $25 per person (You MUST be pre-registered!) Breakfast Buffet includes Eggs, Sausages, Hash Browns, Sweet Rolls, Juice, Coffee and Soft Drinks. Buffet Style.

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