Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline December 2012

Dino Perez - 847-458-8598

George Phariss - 847-566-5075

Secretary / Membership
Victor L’Heureux - 847-516-3093

Ralph Arata - 630-305-8525

Driveline Editor
Victor L’Heureux - 847-516-3093

David Evans - 630-462-9181

Bill & Deb Mennell - 630-393-1514

Driving Events
Reinout Vogt - 847-342-9804

Tech Coordinator
Dave Bralich - 630-289-7915

Barney Gaylord - 630-505-0866

George Phariss - 847-566-5075

Jim Evans - 630-858-8192
Natter 'n' Noggin: Come and enjoy a British tradition of "talking and drinking" on the second Tuesday of each month, starting about 7:00 p.m. at alternating locations:
  ODD numbered months:
Finn McCool's Irish Pub
1941 E Algonquin Road
Schaumburg, IL 601732
  EVEN numbered months:
Roundhead's Pizza Pub
2001 63rd Street
Downers Grove, IL 60516

Monthly Club Meeting: is held on the third Monday of each month (except no meeting in December). The meetings are from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at

just West of Route 83 on Route 64 (North Avenue) in Elmhurst.

Like many of us, we store our cars in a safe environment for the winter. In past years I’ve tried different actions – some more successful than others. A few years ago I tried to just cover the car in a tarp and left out in the cold. It turned out to be a miserable winter – heavy snow, lots of frigid days below the freezing mark – and my car didn’t fare too well. It was rough going the first few driving months before I got all the ‘bugs’ out. Last year was the best situation. I kept my car in a relative’s fairly warm attached garage with the battery on trickle-charge. My only ‘expense’ was to shovel the sidewalk when needed. In the spring, the car started easily and there were few problems. This year I don’t have that option. I gaze at my two-car garage (that has never seen a car parked) now loaded with accumulated ‘stuff’ I moved from my basement in order to complete the room buildout. The buildout went well – the stuff in the garage is still there. Now that it is getting nippy, I guess I need to seriously look at the garage stuff to move out making room for the MG.

In this month’s issue:
> Electric/Hydraulic lifts in your garage make hard tasks easy – Check out the Fall Tune-Down Chili Party.
> The Holiday spirit was in full swing at Dave’s Auto Clinic where oil changes and car inspections were performed for PADS participants.
> It is time for annual dues to be collected. Please send in your $25 before January.
> Election ballots are enclosed – please use these for voting only and not stuff your dues payment inside.

-- Victor L’Heureux 

The Club welcomes all MG enthusiasts to call on its gatherings. Please call any person listed above for more information.
The Drivelineis published by the Chicagoland MG Club. It is the sole property of the Chicagoland MG Club. Reprinting of its contents is allowed by members and other car clubs with credit for original source. Please keep in mind that the technical advice and opinions offered are those of their authors and do not necessarily represent those of the club as a whole. Modifications and procedures presented may violate state or federal laws. They might not even work. The Driveline and the Chicagoland MG Club will not be liable for any consequences. Send all Driveline Newsletter contributions to Victor L’Heureux care of
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