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Driving Events

Driving Events Coordinator:  Reinout Vogt - 847.342.9804

For recently completed events, check the Competitive Driving Results page.

Driving Season and Events General Rules
Effective for 2015 - - Click for Rules page

Spring Brunch
Saturday, Apri 30, 2017

Brian and Rose Dubin

Spring Chicken Rally
May 7, 2017 - 10:00am
Report in June Driveline

Lands End Rally
June 4, 2017
Report in July Driveline

AHCA/CMGC Spring Gymkhana
Sunday, June 11, 2016
At Regal Cantera Theater
28250 Diehl Rd, Warrenville IL
- Click for map
Registration - 8 am -- First car off - 9 am

CMGC/Miata Autocross #1
Boomers Stadium parking lot in Schaumburg
Saturday, May 20, 2017

(Rained Out).
Dan Herman Memorial
Secrets of Jo Daviess County Tour

Friday-Sunday, June 9-11, 2017

Report in July Driveline

Drive-In Movie Night
Saturday, July 1, 2017
at Cascade Drive-In, West Chicago, IL


July 8, 2017

CMGC/Miata Autocross #2
Boomers Stadium parking lot in Schaumburg
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Our next currently scheduled Autocross event is July 15th with the Windy City Miata Club. The first of this year’s driving season. Maybe Tim will have his Midget fixed by then.

REMEMBER to register early. They will close the registration a few days before the event or when they get 75 drivers registered. Registration opens July 2nd at

You can get there from the Windy City Miata Club Autocross schedule. Just click on the event date. Since we haven’t had an autocross yet this year here are some pictures of previous events. I hope to see you out there.

The “Old Man Racing Team”

Garage Tour and Ray’s Morris & MG Picnic
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 9:00 AM
211 E School Ln, Prospect Heights, IL
- Click for map

The garage tour out to Ray’s Picnic will start at 9:00 am from the garage 211 E School Ln, Prospect Heights, IL. Emma and the MGC works in progress are there for you viewing pleasure while were having a coffee and some early morning snacks.
The main stop will be at McCabe Auto Restoration on 860 Tower Rd, Mundelein, IL. The company is very well known for their fantastic work on Ferrari’s and other high-end cars. We’ll get a tour of the facility by Mr. Skip McCabe
From there we will continue Ray and Mardee Costa’s house at 4115 Bennett Ave, Gurnee, IL for Ray’s 4th Morris and MG picnic. Tables are set up, under a couple large canopies to provide shade, in their back yard (or in the garage in case of rain). The picnic is from 12:00 noon until 3:30 and hotdogs, hamburgers, barbecued chicken breasts, rolls, beer, soft drinks, etc. are served. Donations of side dishes and deserts are very much welcome. Although this is a picnic for MG and Morris cars, all British makes are welcome.

If you are coming, please RSVP to 224-399-9531 and leave a message.

41/51 Anniversary Tour
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 9:00 am

Drivers meeting at 9:30 am, departure at 9:45 am
Meet at at Market Square in Lake Forest, IL
(Starbucks Coffee and Einstein Bros Bagels)

What better way to follow up on the very successful 4050 Anniversary Tour and lunch at the Burnham Park Yacht Club than to do a reprise! And in case you didn’t get a photo of your MG, on the lawn in front of the boats and with the beautiful skyline of Chicago in the back ground, here is a second chance.
Robert Weinstein and Chris Edmonds invite you for the 4151 Tour on Sunday, July 30.
Robert will start the tour at the Market Square in Lake Forest for a 40 mile, 2 hour, drive to the Burnham Park Yacht Club. We will be following Sheridan Road and Lake Shore Drive with a few side tours to visit some famous motion picture locations, the Coffee & Classics Car Show in Winnetka, and Graceland Cemetery on Irving Park and Clark in Chicago. We can get together at the square at 9:00 am, there is a Starbucks Coffee and an Einstein Bros. Bagels and there should be ample parking on a Sunday morning. Drivers mtg. will be at 9:30 am and departure at 9:45 am. The route instructions are in the Tulip format and should allow you to either drive the tour on your own or try to stay close together as a group.
Arrival at the Burnham Park Yacht Club is scheduled for 12:00 noon where Chris will host our buffet style lunch. The price for the lunch is $20 per person and includes burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, chips, cookies for desert, pop, and bottled water. The price is with tax but tips should be added when you close out the check. Alcoholic drinks will be available from the bar in the club house.
To allow the kitchen at the Burnham Park Yacht Club to prepare the food, we hope that you will RSVP with Robert before Sunday the 23rd at 312-402-1765 or The RSVP should include the number of people attending the lunch, the MG model or car that you’ll be driving, and your cell phone number so that you can participate in the group text messages (see below)
For questions about the event, you can contact Robert Weinstein or Reinout Vogt at 847-342-9804 or
New this time will be a text message group. During the tour we will be able to text every participant when we’re regrouping to drive through the car show in Winnetka or when we need to relay last minute information about road conditions. It will also allow the participants to let the group know if they notice something interesting along the way (i.e. did you see that Triumph in the driveway, or we found so-and-so mausoleum at the cemetery). And, although it rarely happens, participants can let us know when they experience MG trouble or are running late.

Peds in the Weeds
Sunday, August 6, 2017

Starts at 11:30AM at Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge, Park Ridge, IL 60068. Show up a bit early to organize.

CMGC/Miata Autocross #3
Boomers Stadium parking lot in Schaumburg
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Tally Ho Rally
Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 11:00 am
105 Hollywood Blvd, South Barrington, IL

Registration is at 11:00 am, drivers meeting at 11:30 am, and the first car will be starting at 12:00 noon.

The starting point is the parking lot of the Lucky Monk Restaurant, 105 Hollywood Blvd, South Barrington, IL, which is just north of the I-90 Barrington Rd exit. When going northbound on Barrington Rd, turn left onto Studio Drive (first traffic light north of I-90), the left onto Hollywood with the restaurant in view.

The rally route is designed to provide a fun experience, with scenic and low traffic MG roads, taking you past open fields, horse pastures, amazing homes, and lovely gardens and landscaping.

The Rally end point is the Lucky Monk Restaurant and the rally length is less than 65 miles. Your rally car is an MG or any other car you have running. Equipment needed is a car, pencil, watch, and navigator.

Your rally master,
    Carl Vogel

CMGC/Miata Autocross #4
Boomers Stadium parking lot in Schaumburg
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Wine, Cheese and Beer Tour
September 22-24, 2017
Russ & Amy Mehaffee and Ralph & Sue Arata

A new route thru the scenic roads of Wisconsin stopping at each of the Tour's namesakes!!
A low key, highly social weekend of scenic and casual driving.

FRIDAY NIGHT Sept 22nd: LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 7401 Walton St, Rockford, IL, 815-227-1300
Block is under Chicagoland MG Club @ $90
Dinner at JMK Nippon Restaurant

SATURDAY NIGHT Sept 23rd: Spring Green Motel in Spring Green WI, 608-588-2141.
Block is under Chicagoland Mg Club - rates vary depending on the room you want

SUNDAY Sept 24th: Final leg of the tour and then back to sweet home Chicago!
We already have 13 cars so PLEASE make your reservations now!

Ralph Arata -
Russ Mehaffee -

More to follow!

Shiek Raoul
Former Minister of Finance

ALL Aboard Tour!
To the Illinois Railway Museum
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Meet at Meijer Foods, 815 S Randall Rd, Elgin, IL
(Click for map)

Bob and I have been planning a tour to the Illinois Railway Museum. This will be a fairly short drive to the museum via a number of country roads. We’ll meet at the Meijer Foods (815 S. Randall Rd. Elgin) parking lot near the Starbucks coffee house. Meeting time is 10 am with the drivers meeting at 10:30am.

Lunch will be available at the museum in their Dinner (cafeteria). They offer burgers, Hot dogs, BBQ beef, and Chicken sandwiches. Since the museum is a non-for-profit I suggest we buy our lunch there to help support the museum. I expect the drive to take about an hour. Admission to the museum is $10.00 per person. We will be allowed to park our cars inside the museum grounds. The museum will be open until 5pm. So we should have lots of time to explore the exhibits and ride the trains. -- Jim & Bob

Jamie Lazar Schafer - - 312-927-3155

Halloween Rally
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 10-am
791 S State Route 59, Bartlett, IL
- (Click for map)

This year the Halloween Rally will take place in the haunted lands between Bartlett, St. Charles,and Campton Hills, before heading north into the Dundee area looking for ghosts and goblins.Along the way you may be directed into haunted woods for tricks and challenges.

Starting point will be behind the McDonald’s in the plaza at the northeast corner of Rt. 59 and Stearns Rd in Bartlett. There is also a Dunkin Donuts next door if any brave participants want to get a treat before the tricks.

Drivers meeting at 10:00, departure starts at 10:30. Afterwards, we will compare ghost stories at Emmett’s Brewery in West Dundee, same as last year. Dress for the occasion, participants will be asked to vote for best driver and best navigator costumes.

Please call Phil Wydra with questions: 224-622-5340

Cruise to the Rock
November 23, 2017
1651 Midway Plaisance Dr, Chicago, IL

Report from the 2016 event in
December 2016 Driveline


Sep 2016
10BCU-AHCA Donald M Healey Memorial Rally
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