Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline September 2015
Upcoming Event

2015 Wine, Cheese & Beer Tour


I’m not much for beer…..affects my mind,
  But I will eat the cheese and drink the wine!

The Tour’s - September 19th is the day,
  I really like the wine part….did I say?

This year’s Tour has new MCs,
  Russ and Ralph like the cheese.

Day 1 is a Friday and there is no cheese,
Because we’re in Rockford … eating Japanese.

After dinner we gather for a time,
No cheese yet, but there is beer and wine!!

Saturday we tour, a rolling car show,
And Old Wisconsin is where we go.

A laid back time, a day in the sun,
However that night is when we really have fun!

Ah yes, the patio, an MG car,
Beer and wine and of course a cigar!

The cars and the driving do fill the day,
But it’s the social hour at night that’s really OK!

You’re with friends and family…perhaps your main squeeze,
Damn, I like this wine and cheese.

Sunday we tour Wisconsin, a day so fine,
I could use a little more wine.

MGs in a line, follow Russ our guide,
Travelling the Wisconsin countryside.

The care, the road, the people oh gee,
It’s not bad at WBCT!!

Join us – will you – this won’t disappoint.

We know you’ll love a weekend with us,
Watching the show with Ralph and Russ!!

~~ Jane Simpson   

Wine, Cheese, & Beer Tour 2015
September 18-20, 2015

Mark your calendar for the 11th annual WCB Tour! With help from Ralph Arata (and Susan), we are planning the WCB Tour to be held September 18-19-20 this year. Ann and John Schroeder have done such an excellent job in the past that we can only hope to come close meeting their example. We begin Friday evening (Sept 18) in Rockford for dinner at JMK Nippon restaurant. As you may know the preparation ‘show’ is second only to the food and camaraderie. Socializing will continue at the hotel parking lot.

Saturday (Sept 19) we will embark on a leisurely cruise on the scenic roads of southeastern Wisconsin. Opportunities for lunch and shopping (aka leg-stretching) will also be coordinated along the way. The day will end in Whitewater with another dinner and parking lot party. Sunday, we will have some more driving and conclude in southern Wisconsin around noon.

Friday- Sept 18:
We are staying at the Quality Suites on Walton Street in Rockford. We have reserved a block of rooms ($85 +tax) under the group "Chicago MG Club". Phone is 815-227-1300. Please make reservations before August 18. This is the same hotel as in prior years, and they are undergoing a change of ownership. By the time the Tour comes around they will likely be known as LaQuinta.

Saturday- Sept 19: we are planning to stay in Whitewater, WI. Due to other bookings, we cannot get a reserved block but you need to make reservations ASAP. Both of the following will offer a 5% discount when you mention "Chicagoland MG Club". Regular rates are $109 and $119 +tax, respectively. First preference is Super 8 since this has more rooms available and is closer to our dinner location. We are told this is a very nice accommodation. First choice: Super 8 Motel phone - 262-472-0400

Second choice - Baymont Inn 262-472-9400. This was formerly Amerihost when the last WCB went through town and is located about 2 1/2 miles from Super 8. There are fewer rooms at Baymont as they have a wedding group staying there. Be guided accordingly.

We look forward to seeing you there!

~~ Russ (and Amy) Mehaffey   

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