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Just a Simple Wrench

by Jake &Ann Snyder

Camping Trip 1999

"This is the best thing we do," said one CMGC member as he filled his plate at the Saturday night cookout during this year's camping trip to Wisconsin for the Merrill Lynch/Brian Redman International Challenge (BRIC) at Road America. Okay- some of us are prone to overstatement, and he may say that about three or four other events each year. Still, if judged on participation alone, this was the most successful camping trip yet. Our group site at Plymouth Rock Camping Resort accommodated 32 adults and was completely filled. Aside from a little rain, which was over before many of us arrived Friday afternoon, the weather was perfect, if a little warm. This event is an unbeatable combination of great company around the campfire in the evening and the chance to watch exotic cars race on North America's longest road circuit. Each year one of the highlights of the weekend is the chance to watch CMGC members compete. Scott Fohrman has already described his Weekend of Wonder, and M.L. Hillard and Kelvin Palmer were racing in the same group. Among this year's campers were Duke Gendreau, CMGC member from Winthrop Harbor, and his son Maurice. Around the campfire, Duke told us how he had raced an MG at the track in the fifties as a member of a Waukegan club known as FAST- Foreign Auto Sports Team.


We're already looking forward to next year's camping trip, and we'll try to reserve an even larger group site. So check the January 2000 issue of the Driveline for details on how you can reserve a space.


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