5-17-99 MEETING REPORT
Diana Gonzales, Steven Selan and
Sharon Anderson called the meeting to order at 8:05 p.m. 52 members
were present. One guest was present, Patrick Myers, who joined the club that evening.
British Pub Night:
April 24th, Reinout Vogt reported that 14 members partook of beer and fish & chips at three drinking establishments, The Red Lion, The Earl of Lochness, and The Duke of Perth. A merry time was had by all that attended and it was reported that everyone made it home safely.
La Fox Car Clinic:
April 24th, David Bralich announced that with over 80 cars in attendance a highly successful British Car Clinic was conducted by the people at La Fox. Those in attendance had high praise for the preparation and presentation. With only a few MG's in attendance, it is hopeful that next year we will have a bigger turnout from the club.
Spring "Chicken" Rally:
May 2nd; Curt Bork reported that thanks to the cooperation of Mother Nature over 20 cars participated in this the first rally of the year. The Anderson Family took home two of the trophies with Scott coming in first and Don third. Kelvin Palmer won second place. All who attended had high praise for the excellent rally presented by Curt and were unanimous in nominating him to run the event again next year.
May 22nd; David Bralich invited all present to attend a technical session on the rebuild of a MGB front end to be conducted at his home garage. At that time, a demonstration on the use of the king-pin reamer will be conducted. This will be a hands on seminar with those in attendance being given the opportunity to do the work under expert supervision.
Members were encouraged to attend the Utica Autocross scheduled for Sunday, June 6, 1999. Don Anderson and George Geoppner will coordinate the event and promise 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.
Lands End Rally:
June 12th; Torn 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. Over 15 vehicles have already registered including 2 Jaguars. We are expecting participation from numerous other clubs in the Tri-State area. All registrations must be received by June 1, 1999 to guarantee a dinner reservation. Late registrations will be accepted, however dinner will not be guaranteed. Contact Torn 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.
University Motors Summer Party:
August 20th - 22nd; It was with great sadness that Kim Tonry announced he had received a message from John Twist advising that this would be the last year he would run his annual summer party in Grand Rapids, MI. This had traditionally been considered the premier event of the summer season. John stated that personal. and business considerations forced him to make this unfortunate decision. If you ever wanted to attend the country's largest MG event, this is your last opportunity. Several members felt that our club should investigate what can be done to either continue the event or at least salvage the Around the Lake Rally. A committee of the membership was formed with Joanne Trowbridge volunteering to act as chairman. We can expect her report at the next meeting.
Just Brits Barbeque & Pool Party:
July 5th; contact Ed Kaler at (630) 325-6113 for more information.
Road American Camping Trip:
July 23rd - July 25th; Jake & Ann Snyder announced that the club had reserved 8 camping spaces which could accommodate up to 20 adults at the Plymouth Rock Camp Ground, approximately 1/2 mile from the race track. Several of the spots have already been spoken for so if you plan to attend, contact Jake or Ann ASAP.
Abingdon Weekend / Trials:
September 30th - October 3rd; Jim Evans announced that plans are well underway for our annual car show/mini-convention. We will again have access to downtown Abingdon to run our autocross. Bill Hedrick announced that due to his new work schedule he would not be able to put together this year's Abingdon endurance trial car rally. He is looking for volunteers to put on the event, otherwise it will have to be canceled. Contact him or Kim Tonry if you wish to take over the event.
50-50 Raffle: Was won by Tom Dyer.