Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline December 2013

George Phariss - 847-566-5075


Secretary / Membership
Dave Novak - 847-962-2961

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
Stephen Skegg - 630-960-4930

Barney Gaylord - 630-505-0866

Facebook Coordinator
Kim Tonry - 630-968-4347

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.

Well, I knew this day was coming – winter storage. It is kind of depressing in a way, but on the other hand, it is a good time to think of winter projects.
I’ve always wanted to heat my garage, so what better excuse to justify the project than by stressing to Penny the importance of proper storage of our beloved MGB? I have a gas line nearby and venting to the outside should not be difficult. I could add some additional lighting to make it easier to perform car maintenance in my newly established comfortable environment. Maybe add a small refrigerator to store some of my favorite beverages to consume while performing the car upkeep. And a relaxing chair … and a stereo, and….. wait a minute, this is sounding expensive.
I could raise some money and sell the car… heresy! Maybe I can scale back the project with a space heater and some trouble lights, refreshments from the inside house refrigerator and I could wear heavier clothing while working in the cool garage.
Maybe I don’t really need to update my garage for winter car storage – I just need to clear out all the other storage stuff and make some room for the MGB to squeeze in.
Oh well, it was fun thinking of what it could have been.

Check out these and all the upcoming events and activities. See you on the road...

In this month’s issue:
> What do Rocks and Racing have in common? See page 8.
> What makes Reinout smile? See page 10.
> Winter storage tips from Moss Motors. See page 11
> Tales of the Mongrel – part 4.

-- 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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