Halloween Rally Winners
Cruise to the Rock
1st Place winners - Phil Law and Doug Clark
1st Place - Phil Law and Doug Clark, ’51 MG TD
A perfect score. No penalties in the driving tests, no time penalties, and no mistakes in the crossword puzzle!
2nd Place - Bob Lee and Mike Schellinger, ’53 MG TD
Just one penalty point in one of the driving tests
3rd Place - Rich Meservey and Sundy Mead, ‘80 MGB LE
Also just one penalty point in a driving test, but acquired earlier
in the rally than Bob and Mike.
See you next year !!
Thursday, November 26, 2015
To be driving our cars after most everyone else has stopped driving theirs is quite a thrill. The CMGC have a traditional ‘top-down’ cruise to celebrate the first automobile race in America on Thanksgiving Day in 1895. This year was no exception. Members of the CMGC met at the historical race monument (the rock) at the west side of the Museum of Science and Industry in historic Hyde Park.
We met for lunch in a local restaurant.
Just the Facts...
1895 – The first automobile race in America began, as six cars traveled from Jackson Park in Chicago to Waukegan, Illinois. Frank Dureyea was the winner, traveling at a blazing speed of 7-1/2 miles per hour! It took him 7 hours 53 minutes to make the trek. He won $2,000 for the effort.