The Library Muse
I enjoyed reading Victor’s Right Hand Drive column in the November issue. Driving with the top down enjoying the autumn colors; brilliant reds, yellows, and rust browns. Well, I think that the early onset of winter this year may have put the ka-bosh on the open air motoring for a while. But he doesn’t have to wait a year to see those colors again. Come on by when I attempt to work on my B. There will be plenty of brilliant bloody knuckle reds and brown rust to see, but no yellow, although the car does sport an orange Dutch MG Club grill badge. And the aroma of cigar smoke is quite reminiscent of driving top down in the country. Past a pig farm.
But now that I think about it, he may as well just wait. By the time that I get around to doing something on the car the driving season will be well under way again. In the meantime here are a couple of old British classic books to enjoy.
How to be a Good Motorist
Harold Pemberton, 1923, 86 pages, hardbound
This is a book about the men who drive racing cars, and about their place in our lives. It is about how sport reveals character, and how character is sometimes deformed by sport. It is the story of three drivers: Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher, and Jacques Villeneuve. It is about their effect on each other, their effect on us, and our effect on them.’ This is not a book full of racing stats, but an account of the attitudes and emotions of the key players during the 1996 season. Donated by The Goebberts.
You Have Been Warned
Fougasses (Cyril Bird) and McCullough, 1935, 141 pages, hardbound.
Compared to the previous book, at 5 x 7 inches and 141 pages, is huge. “Fully illustrated with line drawings, this humorous book muses about such pre-World War 2 topics as sharing the road with horses and cyclists, the different definitions of hand signals and even touring.” “(It) will bring a chuckle during those teatime lulls at car shows.”
There is still time to visit our online Club store and get the Christmas gift that you want, made the way you want it. Also, we received our new hats and they look great. In fact we already sold several since we received them. Stop by and see our inventory, you may just see a hat that you would be proud to wear. Also, there are hats at our club store at fieldhouse.com/mg. You should check them out as well. When you shop for Chicagoland MG Club regalia, you can customize the Chicagoland MG Club clothing with your own name, number, nickname or slogan in an almost unlimited combination of colors! And best of all, you can view how your Chicagoland MG Club regalia clothing will look before you buy!
There is another web site that has lots of merchandise for British car a enthusiast where our club logo is also available and that is "Triple-C.com". Take a look at their web site as well. As always, if you have any problems, do hesitate to call George or email me and I will try to help you out
CMGC Nametags are in!
For the following members who recently purchased the CMGC Nametags, they have arrived. Please pick them up at the monthly club meeting or at upcoming driving events.
Albert Chladek 74 MGBGT Kathy Szempruch 75 MGB
Chad Fitzloff 74 MGB Bob Ligmanowski 77 MGB