“Doing the Good Deed”
Oil Change Day -- November 17, 2012
On Saturday, November 17th, nine members of the Chicago MG Clubs gathered at Dave’s Auto Clinic in Prospect Heights to conduct the club’s annual oil change and car inspection event. This has become a truly annual program coordinated by Reinout Vogt in concert with the Arlington Heights PADS organization.
As the economy continues its very slow course of recovery, there are folks that need some help and this event is designed to provide a service to their automobiles which they otherwise would not be able to afford.
In addition to the oil and filter change an inspection is conducted of the overall vehicle condition with recommendations made to the owner where appropriate.
The condition of many of these cars isn’t all that great but the fresh fluid and recommendations
about the car is a good service. The tag idea from Dave Novak, reminding the PADS clients about the appointment date and time, worked very and most came on time.
In total, 12 oil changes were conducted. Reinout will follow with the PADS organization for feedback and/or suggestions for improvement.
A special thanks to David Weiner, the owner of Dave’s Auto Clinic for his kind donation of time and material for this event! Thank you Dave!!
~~ Victor L’Heureux
Cruise to the Rock
November 22, 2012
Although this was among the warmest of the weather for observances of the first automobile race, the cold did seep in, and we were relieved to be grouped around The Rock. The brass commemoration plaque fixed to the front to the rock denotes the start/finish line for the 1895 race that was won by J. Frank Duryea in his hand built car and the centennial of the race, which was celebrated on Thanksgiving 1995.
The MG folk greeted each other, noted who had and had not driven MGs with the tops down, and commented on the weather. Bill Wildt (Motorsports Unlimited, www.msutv.com) noted that this was the 17th observance of the race following the centennial. Many club members have been to most or all of these observances. Everyone in the group who wanted to appear on camera got a chance to give their names and cars and car colors.
After the interviews many of us headed to Stages on 31st Street, a few blocks east of Halsted. As is always the case there, we were made welcome and had greatly appreciated warm food and hot coffee.
~~Jake & Ann Snyder