Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline November 2011
Upcoming Events
Fall Tune-down & Chili Party
November 6, 2011

Wow! It is that time of year again – time for most of us to prepare our cars for winter hibernation. Dave Bralich will again be hosting a Fall Tune-down in his garage to assist in this effort. Dave has a low lift drive-over hoist so we can do underbody inspection, maybe a few oil changes, and some tune-up work or minor repairs. Bring your own parts, oil and a jug for oil disposal (and yes, you take away your own away). Cauldrons of Dave’s famous Chili and drinks will be provided.

CMGC OnLine Regalia

Knit Polo Shirt

Time to buy a Christmas Gift for an MG lover is upon us!

You may be putting together a list of Christmas gifts for yourself or for another member of the family so you might consider an MG regalia item. It is easy to do just go to: and it will take you to our own private MG club store.

Cinch Bag

Another thing you might consider is the purchase of a gift card. They can be purchased in $10, $25 or $50 amounts and used at our club store.

Car Blanket

With our club Christmas party coming up in December, our own club store at might be a good place to to purchase a grab bag gift.

The possibilities are endless!!

~~George Phariss


Oil Change Day
November 19, 2011

  What is the activity?
As you may not realize, many homeless people in our area have cars. Some loose their home because of temporary unfavorable circumstances but can retain their car, some have a car as their only place to be and store a few possessions, and many need transportation to go to jobs and rely on it to get around on their way back to more secure living circumstances. And of course, the dependency on the vehicles becomes more important in the winter time. Journeys from PADS to HOPE is an Arlington Heights based organization that serves individuals in Northwest suburban Cook County who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.  We are working with Journeys to help their clients with an oil change and some winter preparation and I am asking you to donate a few hours of your time on November 19th. If you think like I do, that it is a cool idea to close our recreational driving season by helping others with the start of their most challenging driving season, this will be the day to give that thought some real content. We'll have a sign-up sheet at the next meeting and please give me a call or shoot me an email if you would like to help but can't be at the October Club Meeting. I hope to see many of you for Oil Change Day. 

  The tasks are: lining cars up, checking tire pressures and topping of antifreeze and windshield fluid, running errands to get oil filters or other small supplies, and making sure that everything is safe and secure in the premises of our host Dave's Auto Clinic.

  Dave's normally closes at noon on Saturday, but owner Dave promised again to keep his doors open and make his three lifts available to us for servicing the cars of the Journeys clients. Dave's mechanic Juan already promised to help out, as he did last year.

Dave's Auto Clinic
801 N Elmhurst Road (a.k.a. Route 83)
Prospect Heights, IL 60070-1137
847 459 7210
Dave's is located in the North East Corner of Elmhurst Road and Palatine Road, It is only accessible from Elmhurst Road because the intersection is bi-level with the express lanes of Palatine Road on an overpass.

Saturday November 19, 2011   12:00 Noon until 5:00 PM
Dave's has three lifts and clients have been signed up in 30 minute intervals. That means that we can service up to 30 cars between noon and five and need help during the entire afternoon.
Sign-up and Information?
Reinout Vogt   Cell: 847 909 7564

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