04-19-99 MEETING REPORT
Maynard Hirsch, Diana Gonzales, Steven Selan and
Sharon Anderson called the meeting to order at 8:05 p.m. 50 members
were present. Two guests were present, Rudy Mansell and Frank
Utica Driving School:
Don Anderson reported that 14 drivers in 12 cars participated
in our first driving school. Twelve drivers passed the course
with two failing to get "drunk". Everyone who participated indicated
that the event was very successful and very helpful in honing
their competitive driving skills. Our thanks goes out to the instructors
including: Kelvin Palmer, Barney Gaylord, Reinout Vogt, Don &
Scott Anderson; with a special thanks to Scott who managed to
obtain a Mustang convertible for the club use.
Spring Tune-up Party:
Bill Hedrick reported that in spite of a cold, rainy, miserable
day, 15 members availed themselves of the opportunity to work
on their cars at the recent Tune- up Party. Later that afternoon
the membership proceeded to Papa Passero's Restaurant for pizza
and beer. Thanks to all who attended and helped get our cars ready
Members were encouraged to attend the Utica Autocross scheduled
for Sunday, June 6, 1999. George Geoppner will coordinate the
event and promises to have a separate class for T-types. This
will be the chance to show off those skills that you learned at
the driving school last month. Be sure to mark your calendar now.
The Spring Rally:
Curt Bork will be rally master at the Annual Spring Rally, previously
known as the "Spring Chicken Rally". The event will leave from
the Pride Gas Station at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday May 2, 1999 and
terminate at the Roosters Barn and Grill in Bloorningdale. With
the cooperation of Mother Nature we expect 20 to 25 cars participating.
Try not to miss this event which kicks off the rally season. Anyone
will be allowed to participate in the rally, however only current
member will accumulate points towards the annual championship.
Bill Mennell announced the winners of his picture contest as follows:
First place Joanne Trowbridge, Second place Jake & Ann Snyder,
and Third place Dave Tucker. They were awarded MGF brochures.
Jim Evans announced that the Club had been donated a king-pin
reamer. The donation was made through the kindness of Ken Smith
and Moss Motors. They have supported this club for many years
and we encourage our members to avail themselves of their fine
line of products. Jim also announced that the engine hoist has
been repaired and is once again available for member use.
Dave Bralich announced that he would be running a technical session
at his home garage on Sunday, May 23, 1999. On that date he will
demonstrate a complete front end rebuild on an MGB. He will be
demonstrating the use of the king-pin reamer recently donated.
This session will be videotaped for further use by the members.
Lands End Rally:
Tom Josefek encouraged everyone to sign up as soon as possible
if they intend to participate in this year's Lands End Rally now
scheduled for June 12, & 13, 1999. This promises to be one of
the highlights of the driving season. We are expecting participation
from numerous other clubs in the Tri-State area. All registrations
must be received 10 days prior to the event. Contact Tom for further
information at his shop (630) 469-2462. We have reserved a block
of rooms at the Don Q Inn., and they are going fast. Call for
your reservation today.
Diane Tonry announced that she will be running this year's Christmas
party and has reserved a room at Harvey's Restaurant in Westmont,
Illinois for December 4, 1999. Further information will be coming.
50-50 Raffle: Was won by Larry Daniels.
In lieu of an evening program the issue of club
grill badges was discussed. Scott Anderson and Curt Bork presented
a sample that they had produced. The membership voted to request
two more varieties be produced with a final selection to take
place at the next meeting on May 17, 1999. If you wish to have
an input in the selection be sure to attend the next meeting.
Congratulations, went out to club members Bill
Hedrick and Kim Tonry for their third place finish in the Missouri
endurance rally with a special congratulations to club member
Barney Gaylord for winning the event.