Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline September 2011
Upcoming Events

Chicagoland British Car Festival
September 11

Once again lovers of British Cars will spend the day in a festival of feasting, celebration, and merrymaking at the BRITISH CAR UNION’s 25th Annual Chicagoland British Car Festival. The Festival will be held at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois on Sunday, September 11th, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The BRITISH CAR UNION is a not for profit organization representing over a dozen Chicagoland British car clubs.

All British car lovers from Austin to Zephyr are invited to this “come as you are” event which features national and local vendors, a Peoples Choice car judging, door prizes for pre-registrants, and great food. It is a meet, greet, and ogle time, a celebration, not a show. To add to the fun they will be entertained by the Thistle and Heather Highland Dancers and a bagpiper. Join the crowd even if you don’t own a car. Last year we had over 1,000 visitors. Spectator admission is free.

The gathering of British car vehicles, owners, and enthusiasts features one of the finest displays of British cars and motorcycles in the U.S. All British cars and motorcycles whether they are concourse winners or your latest working project are welcome.


For a full weekend of fun join us in running the Donald M. Healey Rally on Saturday, September 10th.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see British cars, talk with owners, make new friends, and even find the British vehicle you have always dreamed of owning.

Registration can be done online using PayPal. The first 600 registrants will receive a 25th Anniversary Badge. For information, contact numbers, maps, and a registration form please visit us on line at

Wine, Cheese, and Beer 2011
September 16 – 18

This is the seventh WC&B Tour and we are headed in a different direction. We are going west and spending time around the Quad Cities.

  We will dine at our favorite Japanese restaurant Friday night. If you have joined us before you know the food is as excellent as the preparation. We are staying at the Quality Suites on Walton Street in Rockford Friday night. The room rate is $65.00 plus tax. This is the same as last year. 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. We will have a parking lot party to finish the evening.

We have found some scenic roads for a nice leisurely tour this year. We will leave from the hotel parking lot Saturday morning, driving West and South through some beautiful areas of Illinois and Iowa. The hotel for Saturday is the Comfort Inn – East Moline. The rates are $70 for a single king, $75.00 for two queens, $85 for king suites, and $110 for hot tub suites. The phone number is 309-792-4660. The block is under the Chicagoland MG Club.


If you are attending this event, please let us know your plans and send me your email address and cell number as soon as possible.  There will be additional information coming to participants.

  Hope you all can join us!  We have forty-three people signed up so far.

  Please note the August 17th deadline for our group has been extended!  I spoke to the hotels on August 23, they still have a few rooms left and will honor the quoted rate while they are available.
John and Ann

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