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Welcome New Members! – Steven Crouse and Rob McDonald

Steven and Rob, Welcome to the Illinois Flat Land British Car Club! new-membersWe are delighted that you have joined us and trust that the benefits of membership will exceed your expectations.  We have entered your contact information into our Event and Natter ‘n Noggin databases so that you’ll receive reminders for ALL of our activities.

Our representatives are receptive to new ideas and will be happy to
hear from you.  Don’t hesitate to write!

GET TO KNOW OUR NEWEST MEMBERS!

Steven L. Crouse

I have two MG Midgets.  Mine is a ’74 and I just picked up another one.  The seller claims it’s a ’73 or ’74  but i doubt it as it has rubber bumpers and emission stuff on it.   I believe my ’74 was last year of the split rear metal bumper, but the dash looks same.   The dash is all I need, then the rest of that car will be up for grabs for parts to others (once i get the year etc identified).  I’m 64 and leading my son and grandchildren into the project as my wife and i mostly reside in the Philippines.

Rob McDonald

I recently acquired a 1962 TR3A that is in desperate need of repair. It has spent the last 30 years in a mouse-filled barn and I want to get it up and running this spring/summer. I have worked on cars some but not much recently, beyond oil & spark plug changes. Restored a 1965 Mustang back in the early 80’s with the help of my mechanic uncle. Looking forward to restoring the TR3 to it’s original  glory.

Welcome New Members – Jim Bell and Ron Payne

new-membersJim and Ron, Welcome to the Illinois Flat Land British Car Club! We are delighted that you have joined us and trust that the benefits of membership will exceed your expectations.  We have entered your contact information into our Event and Natter ‘n Noggin databases so that you’ll receive reminders for ALL of our activities.

Our representatives are receptive to new ideas and will be happy to hear from you.  Don’t hesitate to write!

GET TO KNOW OUR NEWEST MEMBERS!
Ron Payne

I am a pro photographer by day and a restoring ninja by night….or something that sounds  equally cool .    I restored cars in a local shop  just out of high school way back when before going all career-ish and now that I am slowing a bit I do them for myself and the fun of it …that and I am addicted to restoration.   I have set up a small one car shop at my sisters house in Tolono and a even smaller one at home in Saint Joseph for small items etc.  I currently have a 57 MGA, 63 and 65 MGC and a 69 MGC…..all in various stages restoration and needing it really bad. 
I  enjoy doing everything myself….engines to paint…or so I tell myself.  Since I have finished nothing ….we shall see 🙂    I enjoy the restoration journey both learning /sharing .  This is my first year back in the game so not too much done thus far .  I have build a Rotisserie  for an MGB then decided to work on the MGA ….so if you allow me in the club this is what you can look forward to!   lol  Anyway, I look forward to your response.  Cheers! Ron

Jim Bell

Hello…  I am the proud owner of a 2012 Mini Cooper S.  This is my second.  My first was a 2007. 

My first contact with Mini was in about 1974 where I saw an original Mini with right hand drive on a car lot in St. Charles, Mo.  At the time I couldn’t figure out why it was listed as such a seemingly high price. 

Later in life Mini and I met up again when I lived in London in the 1990s.  The years in Europe rekindled my interest in Mini and I was old enough to understand its history and uniqueness. 

When I returned to American and was finally making some money I purchased my first Mini in 2008.  Some repeated problems forced me to trade it off.  I am hoping my 2012 will provide the same joy without the overheating / thermostat problems.   

I think I met Brian Davis at a small car show in Bloomington at a retirement village mid-summer.  I told him then that I was itching to get another Mini.  Looking forward to attending some cars shows and making new friends.