Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline October 2013
Upcoming Events

Fall Tune-down & Chili Party
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 11 am - 4 pm
82 King Drive - Streamwood, IL

Do you know what your winter project will be? If not come by and I am sure we can find something that should be done before next year’s driving season. I have a low-lift hoist so we can do some underbody inspection, maybe a few oil changes, some tune-up work or minor repairs. Bring your own parts, oil and a jug for oil disposal (and yes, you will take your own away).

Chili and drinks will be provided.
David Bralich - - 630-289-7915
~~ Dave Bralich

Winner of the first auto race in America
Cruise to the Rock
Thursday, November 28, 2013

To be driving our cars after most everyone else has stopped driving theirs is quite a thrill. The CMGC have a traditional ‘top-down’ cruise to celebrate the first automobile race in America on Thanksgiving Day in 1895.

We meet at 9:00 am at the historical race monument (the rock) at the west side of the Museum of Science and Industry in historic Hyde Park. Expect local cable TV coverage. We will meet for lunch afterward at Stage’s Restaurant – 657 W 31st Street, Chicago, several blocks west of the Dan Ryan expressway.

1895 – The first automobile race in America began, as six cars traveled from Jackson Park in Chicago to Waukegan, Illinois. Frank Dureyea was the winner, traveling at a blazing speed of 7-1/2 miles per hour! It took him 7 hours 53 minutes to make the trek. He won $2,000 for the effort.
~~Jake & Ann Snyder

Oil Change Day
November 16, 2013 (or maybe 9th and 23rd ???)

Another event that makes people smile, the Oil Change Day for the homeless clients of Journeys in Arlington Heights. Dave, of Dave’s Auto Clinic is going to host the oil change activity again this year. Probably on November 16, although the 9th and 23rd are also under consideration.

We need volunteers to help change oil and do a little bit of a safety inspection from 12 noon until about 3:00 or 4:00 pm (depending on how many cars are signed up) I will split the afternoon in shorter shifts and if you're able to help, please give me a call at 847 342 9804 or email me at In previous years, I was at the counter of Dave's shop, signing people in and out. And therefore I was the one who got to see the smiles and received the thank you's.

Unfortunately the volunteers working on the cars in the shop area sometimes didn't even get to see the car owners. But I can assure you that there always are a lot of smiles and thank you's. And similar to Peds in the Weeds, other people's smiles feel even better than our own smiles. I will have more details in the next newsletter.

"The more you drive, the more they smile".
-- Reinout Vogt

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