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Dream It and Build It

By Craig Wolever I bought my first MGB new in 1976.  It was red with wire wheels and knock off hubs.  Loved that car.  A month later, my girlfriend got pregnant.  So we got married and, nine months later, I had to sell the MGB.  I always regretted it.  Fast forward 20 years.  I was…

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My ‘60s Love Affair

By Ray Martinez “Can you recall your love affair from 50 years ago? Your first love? Your real first love affair?” Aaaahhhh …. I will never forget mine… It has been exactly 52 years, and I think of her every single day. Not a day goes by without wishing her back. It all started when…

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The Family Car

By Buddy Andrews In July 1962 my pregnant wife Lynn, our daughter and two sons arrived in Lufkin, Texas, and started setting up our newly (to us) purchased home. I had just completed a 2-year active army tour of duty in California and had gotten a job with Lufkin Foundry, Trailer Division, in the Industrial…

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Another One Rescued

by Frank Guzauskas The Find I got the phone call in October, 2015, from an owner’s friend inquiring about repairing two MGBs sitting in a storage unit in Charlotte, North Carolina. He didn’t know much about the vehicles, but saw my name and phone number as president of the Metrolina MG Car Club. “Are they…

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On Those Who Built the MGB

Of my many visits to Abingdon in the seventies, it always surprised me that many of the men and women who labored at the “Gee,” as the plant was known, didn’t even own a car, never mind an MG. Most of them traveled to and from their modest homes, located in the surrounding rural countryside,…

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Boomer Drive II TrudyToo is Reborn a TR250

by Paul Dico My love affair with Triumph sports cars began my junior year in high school, 1978. I have been an auto enthusiast since my father owned an AMC JEEP dealership in the early 1970s. I would ride my bike to the dealership after school. My father wanted me to understand everything, one department…

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Mark’s Car

by Kurt Matter As I write this, it’s been over fifty years since my brother Mark was killed in Viet Nam. The flag from his casket sits on a shelf in my living room. When he died, we as a family mourned our loss and celebrated our memories, but I was additionally heartbroken that I…

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Taking the Lead

by Ken Prather I really enjoyed your write-up on Jack Merryman in the last issue. Glad you got to meet him. He’s the guy that introduced me to the engine dyno back in 1982. I have a quick story for you. I started sports car racing in 1979 with my G Production MGA. I have…

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The Five Minute Rule

by by Tom Pollak From personal experience working on my MGA 1600 since 1971, I have learned something that I often give as advice to anyone doing a project that they really want to complete. This is what I tell them: Every day, if you are serious about completing the project, you have to work…

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Lesson After Lesson After Lesson Learned

by Keith Wylde I bought a running 1964 E-Type in 1974. The car had problems, but some fiberglass patches, Bondo, and a backyard paint job made them easy to overlook. The car was fast, fun, and became a daily driver for a couple of years, but the car needed constant attention. Also, every time I…

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