Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline November 2012

Monthly Column of Driving Events

It will be a short column this month. Most of the 2012 Driving Season is in the books by now. Record books, I should probably say. Although I haven't totaled the standings and statistics for all events yet, I am pretty sure that it was a record year indeed. Record attendance, new rally masters, new events and no breakdowns as I recall. In next month Driveline I will have the preliminary results for the Moss Motors and Victoria British trophies. It looks like Dino Perez and Seth Jones are doing real well in the drivers competition and Lisa Perez and Sue Hansen are the leading navigators. But there are a few more events that count: The Halloween Run, The Fall Tune Down, and my favorite, The Cruise to the Rock.

  The planning for the 2013 Driving Season starts soon. I would really like to hear from you what you like to see: what new events shall we include, do we need more or less, Saturday or Sunday, a few more family oriented outings, a drive-in movie, a concert at Ravinia. Be creative, expand the horizon


  and think outside your MG (instead of the box). I have a few ideas myself also. I would like to see more events from the Chicagoland MG Clubs. What do I mean with that? Well, more events that we organize together. Not just inviting each other. Not just a couple of our MG's at "their" events or a few T-Types at "our" events. No, I wish we could really jointly organize driving events and call them "By the Chicagoland MG Clubs". I also hope that we can get something very good going at the Advocate Lutheran Children's Hospital picnic in early August. More about that in the January or February Driveline.

  I promised to keep it short. Please give me a call at 847 342 9804 or e-mail me at if you have ideas, suggestions, or comments for the 2013 Driving Events.

"The more you drive, the more you smile".

-- Reinout Vogt

CMGC Regalia

Now is the time to let that certain someone that you would like to update your Chicagoland MG Club wardrobe. It easy to visit our club store on line at and look at what is available. This can be done now and you can receive the goods before Christmas. If you are unsure of what you want. Gift certificates can be purchased so that you can pick out later what you would like to have. If you don't see something that you would like to have, let George Phariss know and he will try to see if we can get it for you.

~~ George Phariss  


Welcome New Members!

The officers and members of the Chicagoland MG Club extend a cordial “MG Welcome” to the new member who has joined our club in recent months. We wish you “Safety Fast” and hope you will avail yourself of as many club activities as you can.

Brian & Catherine Upper St Charles IL 1973 red MGB
Rich Elliman Waterman IL 1976 white MGB
Nathanael Jones Evanston IL 1973 tan MGB GT

Note: To any member whose name does not appear above, your application may have missed our deadline. If you don’t see your name next month, call our Membership Chair, Victor L’Heureux at (847) 516-3093 to verify.

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