Daily Archives: October 26, 2022

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As If It’s My Own

by Russell Corvese Like most good car stories this one isn’t just about the car, rather, it involves a whole series of life events that culminates with a restoration project that takes four years to finish. The car had no business being restored—it was beyond death—but what did I know having never taken on such…

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My Favorite Passenger

by Will Howard Since the MG TD roadster only has two seats, you must have discerning criteria for your favorite passenger. The rider must not be concerned about keeping their hairstyle neat, since the convertible top is almost always down for touring country roads. Also, it’s a must to not get carsick easily, the low…

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One Design, Many Derivatives

by Graham Robson(written shortly before his passing in 2021) When talking to North American Triumph enthusiasts, the first thing I try to do is to remind them that the famous TRs were not the only sportscars the company had. If you total up the global sales figures, in fact, there were other models which did…

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Taking The Lead: Larry Long, Paradise British Car Club

by David Stuursma “I want to see all the radiator caps perfectly lined up.” We all know someone who would say that. Many of us see that person in the mirror each morning. A little light obsessive compulsion is something to take pride in, right? This time that quote belonged to Larry Long of Hutchinson,…

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Rusty Beauties

by Elin Yakov My love for Triumphs started late in my life, in my early 40s. I grew up in Bulgaria where in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, the influence of USSR made it almost impossible to get a car from “the West,” hence there weren’t any British cars around, only Russian, Czechoslovakian, and Polish….

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The Land

by Jake Voelckers I grew up with all sorts of British cars and tons of stories from the shop. My dad, Mark, started and ran British Auto out in western New York in the early 1970s until he died in 2011. Moss Motors has been part of my life for a long time. Currently, I’m…

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Mark’s Car II

by Kurt Matter This is the second half of Kurt and Joannie Matter’s story. If you missed the previous issue, you can find this story in its entirety at MossMotoring.com/marks-car. We went out for a drive, top down, sun shining, and the TR3 was running great. Cruising along the shores of Lake Roosevelt not two…

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Better Than A Cardboard Box

by Vinnie Mendes My mentor all through school was a neat old guy who was an actual rocket scientist before it was fashionable. He was chief chemist at the Naval Air Rocket Test Station in Lake Denmark, NJ. His mid-life crisis in 1955 caused him to buy a new MG TF 1500, which he drove…

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Remembering Chris Kepler – Moss Leader

Written by Michael Grant Moss Motors co-worker and friend, December 16, 1949–August 7, 2022. It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Chris Kepler. He was not just our co-worker but our good friend as well. Chris came onboard as a warehouse associate with Moss in 1971, and worked…

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