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Meet & Greet Time

Sometimes when the cars need a rest, or we just need a respite from driving them, we like to do dinner with friends, a yard party, an outting in the park, an Amtrak road trip, camping for a weekend, or other pleasantries with our friends. If you don't find something you like here, we're always open to suggestions for more fun.

Meetings - Events - Newsletter

The club meets on the third Monday of each month at Mack's Golden Pheasant in Elmhurst, IL (just west of Route 83 on North Avenue (Rt-64) at 8:00 P.M.   Come early for dinner or chat.   Natter & Noggin is held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 P.M., currently meeting at various locations. Check the web site or Driveline for monthly announcements.

Also be sure to check out the club calendar for upcoming events.
In addition the club publishes a monthly newsletter, the Driveline.
We welcome all MG enthusiasts to join us on any of our gatherings.

CMGC and VMGCCC Holiday Party
December 3, 2016 - Cocktails at 6:00PM, Dinner at 7:00PM
at Wheatstack Restaurant - (Ph: 630-968-1920)
at Seven Bridges Golf Club
5900 South Route 53, Lisle, Illinois
(click for map)

This is the largest joint Vintage-Chicagoland MG event and has become so popular that we will need to limit reservations this year to 80 people. If you plan to attend please fill out the attached form and send in ASAP!

The Wheatstack is the same location as last year i.e. located at the Seven Bridges Golf Club. Reservations should be made before November 25th!!

GRAB BAG Gift Exchange - (Grab Bag just bring a wrapped gift of $10 prox./optional)

Due to the popularity of this event there is a limited number of reservations available (80)! Please make your reservations today! Reservations close November 25th!!
As of Oct 11th, we already have nearly 60 people registered reservations - so don’t be shy!! Reserve your space today!!
As of Nov 17th, all of the available seats have been filled. So if you haven't RSVP'ed, I'm sorry, but you're out of luck this year. -- David Novak
(Click for larger printable reservation form)

21st Annual
Amtrak Road Trip

20-22 January 2017 Studebaker National Museum

Remember the Studebaker Golden Hawks? There are examples along with much else at the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend, Indiana. Preview the museum at
Stay either at the nearby Double Tree or find a suitable hotel using one of the search engines. There is no group rate for the Double Tree and the list price is about $160 but there are online discounts. The Double Tree is at 123 St. Joseph Street; the phone number is 1-855-605-0318.

The Amtrak schedule to South Bend will remove a few hours from our weekend which can be spent at a Union Station gathering point, generally the space now named The Junction Pub (

  •     Friday 20 Jan.—Depart Union Station Chicago at 6:40 P.M. on train 30, the Capitol Limited. Get to South Bend at about 9:10 P.M. EST.
  •     Sunday 22 Jan.—Depart Amtrak Station in South Bend on train 49 or 449, the Lake Shore Limited at 8:49 A.M. Arrive in Chicago at 9:45 CST.

  • The train now costs as little as $15 one way but this price will go up the closer we get to departure.

    Questions: Ann or Jake at
    And if you are thinking of driving, think snow.

    ~~ Jake & Ann Snyder    

    CMGC Annual Business
    Meeting and Awards

    If you've ever wondered about the secret inner workings of the club, or have a question about what the club does, this is the meeting for you! Scads of data will be gathered about what the club did last year, and what it plans to do this year. You are allowed the whole chair, but you just need THE EDGE! As usual, at Macks Golden Pheasant in Elmhurst. The meeting starts at 8, but the folks show up around 7 for dinner and chatting.

    MG Mid Summer Party
    Saturday, July 1,2017 - 1pm to 5pm
    at the home of Scott Fohrman
    637 Sheridan Square, South Evanston, IL
    - (click for map)

    Come join an MG Mid Summer party July 1st from 1pm to 5pm at the home of Scott Fohrman at 637 Sheridan Square in South Evanston. Enjoy a barbecue of burgers, dogs and sausage while racing on a 4 lane 18x 8 foot slot racing track that criss-crosses the table 4 times!. The track features huge elevation changes, silly scenery (look for the nude sun bathers or the teens overturning the outhouse) and with drinking and racing allowed, it will be a fun time. The plan is to have “crash and burn” races until 4 pm and then form up for a “Team Enduro", with your teammates spotting while you drive. Very exciting and usually chaos! Prizes will be awarded!
    If racing is not your thing, the house is less than 1/2 a block from Evanston’s South Ave. beach. The large soft sand beach extends into a long shallow out into Lake Michigan, making the water warmer (usually) and fun for non-swimmer to get wet. Admission to the beach is $8 for adults and $6 for kids under 12. Plenty of room for changing and showering at the beach or at the house.
    Parking is in our parking lot/alley/driveway to the west side of the house until full, then on Sheridan Square with a 2 hour time limit or better still, on Sheridan Road or anywhere west of Sheridan Road in the quiet neighborhood to the west.
    Feel free to explore the 100 year old house which has been undergoing a 10 year restoration. Parked in back will be a 1932 MG J2, a 1958 MG Magnette, a 1965 MGB V8 and perhaps more!
    Please call Scott with any question on his cell @ 847 212-9388 and look forward to seeing you!

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