Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline October 2015
Past Event
29th Annual British Car Festival
Sept. 13, 2015

Harper College, 1200 West Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL

The weather was perfect for a car show—sunny and not too hot, although it did get a little breezy out in the open parking lot/parade field. With more than 495 beautiful cars, this was one of the largest celebrations of British automotive design and engineering in the United States. In addition to the cars, the festival featured a variety of classic car parts vendors, presentations, tech workshops, authentic British food and new car dealers showcasing the latest imports from Great Britain.

2015 British Car Festival Winners
MG Vintage 1934 MG PA Win & Marilyn Gould
MG Vintage 1948 MG TC Jeff & Sharon Powell
MG TD and TF 1954 MG TF Carl Vogel
MG TD and TF 1954 MG TF William Howarth
MGA 1959 MGA Twin Cam Gerard Geraci
MGA 1959 MGA Scott DeSoto
MGB - Rubber bumpers 1977 MGB Mike Crowley
MGB - Rubber bumpers 1980 MGB LE Richard Meservey
MG Other 1995 MG RV8 Dino & Lisa Perez
Ted Huxhold Award 1967 MG B Victor L’Heureux

There were a number of CMGC members receiving awards for their cars. Also a special award—the ‘Special Distinction’ Tex Huxhold Award -— was presented to Victor L’Heureux. This award is presented in honor of Tex Huxhold who was the president of the British Car Union during 1990-1991. Ted’s guidance and leadership in his presidency was always carried out with a great sense of humor, never taking his position or himself too seriously. Ted passed away in 1993 after a valiant fight against cancer. The recipient of this award shares the same ideals of Ted and his enthusiasm for British cars.

The British Car Festival is organized by the British Car Union, which is a non-profit founded in 1986. It consists of representatives from 20 different Chicagoland British car clubs whose sole purpose is to coordinate the events critical to making the British Car Festival a success each September. For more info:

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