Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline December 2012
Upcoming Events
MG Holiday Party
December 8, 2012

The Chicagoland MG Club and the Vintage MG Car Club of Chicago are working together again for the 2012 Chicagoland MG Holiday Party. Can you think of a better way to start the holiday season than to enjoy a couple of drinks, dinner, some gifts and maybe some class-act entertainment with all your Chicago area MG friends?

The party will be on Saturday December 8, 2011 at 6:30 pm at Bella Vista Banquets, Bensenville, IL There is plenty of parking on the premises. The cost for members of both clubs is $22.00 per person. There will be a cash bar open the entire evening. Buffet-style dinner will start around 7:00 pm.

Later in the evening there will be an optional gift exchange. We encourage every guest to bring a small MG or Holiday gift (there is no minimum or maximum but about $10 is a good guideline) When you bring a MG or Holiday gift, you are also getting one from a fellow member. The order of selection will be determined by raffle ticket drawing.
Please send in the reservation form the CMGC website: to the address listed (along with the check) before Saturday November 24, 2012.

And donít forget to mark your club association; Vintage MG Club of Chicago, Chicagoland MG Club or both.

Amtrak Road Trip 2013
January 25-27, 2013

The Amtrak Road Trip 2013 will be the fourth weekend of January. There have been many comments whenever we go to the Detroit Auto Show that it is unfortunate that we have never traveled just two miles east of our favorite hotel, the Greenfield Inn, Allen Park, Michi-gan to visit the River Rouge Ford Plant.

It is different this year Ė we are going to the River Rouge Ford Plant. Interestingly, we will have to go first to the Henry Ford museum a few miles further away to take the museum bus back to the River Rouge Plant. The tour ($15) should take only a few hours so we will have time to go back to the Henry Ford Museum ($17) or the Automotive Hall of Fame ($8) next door. Or, equally likely, we will go back to the Greenfield Inn early to use the pool and hot tub. Learn more about the possibilities on line at, and

Hotel: The Greenfield Inn has special pricing for us at $88 a night plus tax but including breakfast. Make your reserva-tions at (313) 271-1600, code Chicagoland MG Club for January 25 and January 26.
Amtrak: Leave Union Station at Canal and Jackson on January 25 at 12:50 P.M. on Train 352. Return from Dearborn on Sunday, January 27 at 11:43 A.M.

You will have a very enjoyable time, see incredible automotive art in the hotel, return tired but happy and ready for work on Monday. Take this trip while Amtrak is still in business. Questions: Ann or Jake Snyder, 847-295-2753 or, subject line AMTRAK.

~~Jake & Ann Snyder    

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