6-21-99 MEETING REPORT
Maynard Hirsch, Diana Gonzales, Steve Sealn adn Sharon Anderson called the meeting to order at 8:05 p.m. 65 members and five guests were present.
Utica Autocross: June 6, Don Anderson reported that 26 MG's including 3 TD's and 1 Miata competed at teh Utica Raceway. Prior to the event we had a confrontation with the Porsche Club that had also rented the track for that date. Don in his usual style faced off with the President of the Porsche Club who ultimately backed down and cancelled their event. We then proceded to run a successful autocross with each driver having at least 4 attempts at the track. At the conclusion of the race many members retreated to the local bar to celebrate. It has been suggested that we run this event more than one a year. This suggestion will be taken under consideration. The results of the autocross will be found elsewhere in this issue of Driveline.
Lands End Rally: June 12th, Tom Josefek proudly announced the successful running of his most successful Lands End Rally to date with over 23 cars participating. Twenty-one of the cars finished the entire rally with only two cars becoming lost along the rally route, including your club secretary who only made it past the first 10 clues before losing his way. Among the participants was the president of the Jaguar Owners Club who had such a good time that he promised to promote next years rally as a Jaguar Club event. The first leg of the rally was 100 miles with lunch at a state park south of Madison, Wisconsin. The second leg of 115 miles was the mose scenic with no stoplights terminating at the Don Q Inn. A post rally dinner was held. The results will be posted elsewhere in the Driveline. Tom promised to run the event next year, the 25th anniversary of the event for our club and the 79th running of the event since its inception in Great Britain. We anticipate support from the Lands End Corporation for what promises to be a major event.
Just Brits Barbeque & Pool Party: July 5th; contact Ed Kaler at (630) 325-6113 for more information; (This event has been cancelled due to a conflict. Ed has announced to reschedule at a later date as our calendar allows).
Road America Camping Trip: July 23 - 25t; Jake & Ann Snyder announced that the club has reserved 8 camping spaces which could accomodate up to 20 adults at the Plymouth Rock Camp Ground aproximately 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 at (847) 295-2753. Several members in attendance testified as to the great time they had at last year's outing and strongly urged anyone who has the desire to see a great race to attend.
University Motors Summer Party: Jim Evans reported on behalf of the summer party committee that two meetings had been held on June 2, 1999 and June 18, 1999 at the home of David Bralich. Members of the committee were in attendance and several ideas to carry on John Twist's University Motors Summer Party were put on the table. It appears that the most popular and viable suggestion would be to incorporate the University Motors Summer Party with our own Abingdon Weekend into one great event. Much debate was held with input from various club members both pro and con. Several members expressed the concern that such a large event would ruin the intimate nature of the Abingdon Weekend. Jim was of the opinion that it would be a natural progression and that we could easily accomodate the additional attendees. Due to the impact such an event could have on our club, the Board of Directors have decided that a formal presentation will be made to the membership with a general vote to be taken on the proposal.
Board of Directors Meeting: Now scheduled for Tuesdaty, July 8th, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. at Macks Golden Pheasant. All members are invited to attend.
Lucas Night Rally: August 7th, David Tucker advised that the rally will start at Dukes Drive Inn, 8115 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview, IL. Firsat car off at 7:00 p.m. with the rally to end at Jedis Garden Restaurant, 9266 South Cicero, Oak Lawn. He promises to have the rally results before the end of the millenium.
Regalia: Curt Bork presented the prototype for the club grill badge. The cost will be $22.00 and 75 badges have been ordered. If you have reserved a badge, please forward Curt with your check as soon as possible. We have ordered a few extras so if you wish a badge get your reservation in now before they are gone. We expect them to be avilable before the summer party in late August.
50-50 Raffle: Was won by Bill Mennell, Sue Tucker & Mike Hirsch.