’71 B of Ed Georg

An American Association Queen B is the ’71 B of Ed George of Anoka, Minnesota. Here is his story:

This is my 1971 MGB. It has 51,000 miles on it and she runs great. This was the first car that I always wanted. I used to dream about owning one of these a (1971 MGB Yellow) when I used to walk my girlfriend home every night when I was 15.

Well I finally got this one 35 years later. I have prettied her up these last three years and she is starting to look great!

Chicagoland British Car Festival

26th Annual Chicagoland British Car Festival Delights Hundreds

Story by Jack Feldman, photos by Elliott Dudnick, Rich Ziolkowski, Stephanie Quirk and Steve Partman

Once again British car owners and enthusiasts were greeted by blue skies and gentle breezes. Owners displayed over 500 cars and motorcycles which were appreciated by more that 1,400 British car enthusiasts. The event took place on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at Harper college just outside of Chicago, Illinois. The Festival was sponsored by the British Car Union, a not for profit organization, made up of representatives of over a dozen Chicago British car clubs.

It was an ideal day to explore other marques and meet other lovers of British cars. Vendors came from all over the country selling everything from books to rare parcels for restoration. Entertainment was supplied by bagpiper Scott McCawley, and the graceful Thistle and Highland dancers.

A special traveling coffee mug was waiting for the first 500 registrants, and many automobile related door prizes were awarded. For the hungry enthusiast food vendors presented traditional delights.

The Donald M. Healey Memorial Rally on Saturday started the festivities. Awards for the winners were presented Sunday at the festival.

Mark your calendar for our 27th Annual Festival on September 8, 2013. Next year’s event will again be held at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. It is an event you won’t want to miss. Be sure to watch our website at www.britishcarunion.com for the latest information.