Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline November 2014

New Directions
Monthly Column of Driving Events

Only one more driving event left in the 2014 season; the Cruise to the Rock on Thanksgiving Day. You’ll find the operational details elsewhere in this issue and it goes too far to describe the history of the event in this column. But it is important to note that it was the CMGC that started the tradition to continue celebrating the anniversary of the first automobile race in the US after the centennial re-enactment in 1995. It is the final opportunity to drive your MG in a club driving event this year. If you haven’t joined us before, it is probably one of the most low-key driving events of the season and a very special experience to have breakfast with your MG friends (after some tire kicking at the rock) before the more traditional turkey dinner with your family.

And then just a week or so later, the 2014 Driving Season officially ends with the awards presentation at the Holiday Party on Saturday, December 6. There will be trophies for the Overall Club Champions and the Rally Champions and we’ll recognize the top results in many other categories. I hope to see many of this year’s participants in the driving events to share the celebration and congratulate the winners. You may even be surprised and be the recipient of one of the awards!

Immediately after the holiday party, the planning for next year begins. There will be some changes and we’ll try to schedule some new events. Please let me know if you have any suggestions and ideas, I’d love to hear from you.

You can always reach me at 847.342.9804 or

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


MG Clubs of Chicago
2014 Championships

With only two Driving Events to go in 2014, it is a good time to note interim scores are for the overall Club Champions (all events) and Rally Champions (scored rallies).

Club Champions
- 1st a tie with 24 points: Russ and Amy
   Mehaffey, Rich Meservey and Sundy Mead
- 2nd with 23 points: Dino and Lisa Perez
- 3rd with 21 points: Jim and Lois Evans
- 4th - 7th with tied 20 points: Bill Kalafut and Jean Heasley,
   Bob Lee, Phil and Sandy Wydra
- 8th with 17 points: Ric and Nancy Maitzen
- 9th with 13 points: Jim Compton
- 10th – 12th tied with 12 points: Mike and Mary Kay Cobb,
   Bill and Scotty Cole, John and Ann Schroeder

Rally Champions
- 1st with 20 points: Russ and Amy Mehaffey
- 2nd with 16 points: Jim and Lois Evans
- 3rd with 15 points: Phil and Sandy Wydra
- 4th with 11 points: Ric and Nancy Maitzen

The points of the Wine, Cheese, and Beer Tour are not yet included and there are still two 3-point rallies and two 1-point ‘other events’ on the calendar. For the rallies, the Top 3 finishers get 3, 2, and 1 extra points and all organizers also get a bonus point. That means that even after 19 events, the championships are still wide open. With these point opportunities it is even possible for a team outside the Top 10 right now, to become first! All you have to do to give it a try is to: start your MG engine, come out, and participate. Or, if you only want to see how the championships unfold, in person, all you have to do is (guess what?): start your MG engine, come out, and participate. I hope to see you out there.

To save valuable newsletter space we only printed the Top 10, but if you’d like to know your standing, give me call at 847.342.9804 or email me at

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