Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline November 2016

The Steering Column

David Novak
Left Hand Drive
from our President
It’s my favorite time of the year again. I enjoy the leaves falling, the crisp temperatures are we prepare for what is likely to be, yet another bone-chilling winter. Not that I mind the winter too much, it’s just that it’s so darn cold. And the roads are full of snow, slush, and salt. Did I mention that it’s also pretty cold? I’m not saying that I want to move to Florida, but I can understand the desire to do that.

Before I was around, my parents lived in San Diego for a couple years, at the pleasure Uncle Sam, while my dad helped drive boats around the Pacific. During that time, my mother enjoyed the constant sunny-and-70 lifestyle that San Diego provides. I remember wistful tales, from my mother, of the 2 days a year when it wouldn’t be sunny. In fact, for those 2 days, it would sometimes rain! It was at those times when my mother lamented that she became homesick. Not necessarily for Detroit, but for the seasonal changes.

I get that. I like the changes. Not sure I’m ready for the cold, but I’m sure I’ll get through it again. Which reminds me, I’m going to have to winterize the B again. Luckily, that’s a pretty simple task.

-- Dave Novak      

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Ray Hansen The Steering Column
Right Hand Drive  
from our Vice-President  
Ray is on vacation. The following is a reprint of one of his classic columns.

That's how I thought Vic would start the Right Hand Drive column this month. Problem, I don't have what would be considered a “classic” column so here is this month’s musings.

I am writing this while waiting for my ride to the airport just two days after the extraordinary win by the Cubs in game 4 over the Giants. As a true Cubs fan after 8 innings I started to think about the next game. Not thinking “wait until next year” just yet.

I'm on my way to Europe. Now I am going to play Nostradamus (as well as a true believer), I write about my poor timing. My timing could not be worse. I go overseas to cross off a few things on my bucket list while the Cubs win the world series. I grew up close enough to Wrigley Field to walk to the games. So I have been a Cubs fan my whole life. I, along with so many others, have said it for as long as we can remember “wait until next year” but who really thought this was “next year”? If the Cubs somehow did not win the world series, I'm glad I missed it. If they did win I will have to “wait until next year” (as I have my whole life) to actually “see” them win the world series. Since I am assuming the Cubs are the world champions I am leaving “see the Cubs win the world series” on my bucket list. I like this team (but I have felt this before). I plan on being able to “see” the Cubs win it all again “next year”.

Hope I am right and you all enjoyed crossing “see the Cubs win the world series” off your bucket list.

~~ Ray Hansen & Maggie    
(AKA Little Red)

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