I’m a member of the Chicago club for 40 years but I now live in Ann Arbor Michigan , 4 hours away. I have a 2nd home in Aurora and end up there a few days every month. I still make it to plenty of drives and events. The former president lives in Peoria, the current vice president lives in Dubuque Iowa. Not everybody has the luxury of being in the Chicago metro area.
Many of our drives end up in Wisconsin, Springfield(rt66), Galena, Dubuque and we have even headed to Traverse City Michigan, Auburn Indiana and Frenchlick Indiana. You may have a little farther to drive but I think you would find it worth it.
We have many older cars in the club. Our August “Northwoods Oil Leak Tour” had 6 XK’s and 2 etypes on a tour to North central Wisconsin. I’m planning on repeating the trip in August.
We also have a member in the club that has been professionally restoring older etypes and XK’s for over 40 years.
Sign up, give it a try.