Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline August 2017

  Monthly Meeting Minutes
July 17, 2017

Victor Lheureux

26 Members in attendance

  CMGC President Ray Hansen opened the meeting at 8:01 pm.

Car Projects
Seth Jones was assisting a neighbor with diagnosing his 73 MGB that hasn’t run in years. Among the problems still being sourced are low compression in # 4 cylinder and oil smoke in the exhaust. Will be performing a leak-down test next to narrow down the possible problems.
Ray Hansen noted that his engine was running rough in addition to some electrical problems. With Dino’s assistance, the electrical problems were resolved. The duo went to Tom Josefek to address the rough running issue. Found many minor problems along with adjusting he carburetor butterfly. Car running well now.

Past Driving/Social Events (additional details of these events were in the August Driveline issue)
June 25-28 – MG 2017 Convention hosted by the San Diego MG Club. Shirley Goebbert gave a summary of the cross-country trek from the East to West coast caravan.
July 15 – CMGC/Miata Autocross
July 1 – Mid Summer Party, at Scott Fohrman’s house in Evanston, IL

Upcoming Driving/Social Event Schedule(additional details of these events are in the July Driveline issue)
July 22 – Garage Tour and Ray’s Morris & MG Picnic
July 30 – 41/51 Tour, Starts at Market Street Square in Lake Forest; ends at Burnham Harbor, Chicago


August 10 – Westmont Crusin’ car show
August 13 - CMGC/Miata Autocross
September 10 – British Car Union Festival
September 22-24 – Wine, Cheese & Beer Tour still time to sign up for this event. Hotel reservations could be tricky.
November 5 – Fall Tune-down

Special Presentation
Mike Maslowski; Senior Regional Territory Manager of Hagerty Insurance
presented some interesting facts regarding insuring vintage automobiles. The main difference between specialty and everyday insurance are how you are compensated in the event of a loss: Mike described a number of scenarios and answered members’ questions.

Break/ 50:50 raffle – CMGC member – Reinout Vogt -- was the winner of $18.

  Staff Reports
Membership - Victor L’Heureux
- Membership is holding at 258.
Library – Bill Mennell -a new book has been added to the library.
Driveline - Victor L’Heureux – No report.
Treasurer Report – No report.

With no new business to discuss, president Ray Hansen closed the meeting at 9:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Victor L’Heureux
CMGC Secretary

New MG Club hats are in with 4 styles to choose from. Only $15 per hat.

CMGC Regalia

Remember that there are many items available at our online store at; I plan to demonstrate how to use the web site at an upcoming Club meeting. Hope to see you there and on the road!

The new window stickers are in!!
Contact George Phariss to get yours today!

~~George Phariss

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