MGB TO BE RAFFLED!
Letter from CMGC
member Fred Dornback
December 16, 1998
During the summer our family, Mary, Mike and myself,decided
to rebuild another MGB. Our goals were to help one of our favorite not for
profit organizations and to introduce someone new to our world of MG's.
Our family decided to offer the 1980 snapdragon yellow MGB roadster to the
Illinois State University (ISU) Redbird Educational Scholarship Fund (RESF)
for their Spring Drive Away raffle. With many hours of labor by the family
and friends, the project is nearing completion on time. The body work came
out great as well as the interior. The mechanics on the car are also great.
This MGB has more zip than any of our cars, present and past. This car is
ready to drive and show. I have about 150 miles of road testing complete
to fine tune things (thank you God for the weather).
The car will be on display at Redbird Arena in Normal, Illinois, from
about January 9, 1999 until the raffle date in April in conjunction with
the spring football scrimmage. It is our hope that the donation of the MGB
will allow the RESF to sell over $50,000 worth of tickets with all proceeds
going to student athlete scholarships.
I need your help now to make this effort known to the MG world. As you
are aware, the cars are the vehicle (pun intended) to allow all of us in
the MG family to meet, learn and enjoy ourselves. It is for this reason
I am asking the Chicagoland MG Club to consider the donation of a one-year
membership and/or an event registration to the winner of the raffle.
I have enclosed two booklets of tickets that I encourage you to offer
to your membership. The cost is $25.00 for a booklet of six tickets to one
family or individual or $5.00 a piece for individual tickets. If you wish
additional tickets anyone can contact me at my home office, 630/557-2244
or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To the many people that have offered us time, materials and help to make
this effort possible, to all of you a big thank you!
The Chicagoland MG Club is happy to provide a free year's membership to
the lucky winner and wishes Fred and the Spring Drive Away Raffle the best
of success. Raffle tickets will be available at the January 18th CMGC meeting.