Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline October 2013

British Car Festival
September 8, 2013 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Harper College Palatine, Illinois 60067-7398

This year’s British Car Festival featured one of the finest displays of British cars and motorcycles in the USA. Where else could you experience Aston Martin, Austin, Austin-Healey, Bentley, Triumph, MG, Lotus, Morris, Morgan, Jaguar, Jensen Healey, Mini Cooper, Sunbeam, English Ford, Delorean, Metropolitan, Land Rover, Riley, Rolls Royce and TVR vehicles so close and personal? Many took part in this year’s Festival browsing around, talking with the owners, making new friends and some shopped around for that British vehicle they have always dreamed of owning!

The weather turned out to be a great day—not too hot, not too cold. About 500 cars were on display from various clubs and individuals. It was interesting to note that there were 137 MGs of various vintages represented this year—great showing !

The usual vendors were present selling regalia, services and spare parts. Northshore Sportscars displayed a racing Morgan three-wheeler. Models similar can be purchased and delivers to you. Price? £ 29,000 + options.

There is always time to discuss car repairs and this event was no exception. Just raise your car’s bonnet, and a crowd will soon develop. Dino was on-hand to talk about the new
innovations in MG engine performance since our vintage MGB’s were produced.

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WANTED: Great roadsters, coupes, and Magnettes! British Car Week's 2014 Crown Jewels Show is being moved inside the Hot Springs Convention Center. Each national club will be invited to send three cars to display. Barrett Harrison is looking for the very best roadster, coupe and Magnette available to represent NAMGAR. Contact him at

Barrett Harrison is looking for NAMGAR's best examples for display at the 2014 British Car Week show. The above announcement will appear in the September/October issue of MGA!
~~ Russ Mehaffey

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