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Time Machine Matchup

by Calvin Sikstrom My MGB Time Machine looked great next to an Austin Mini at the Show-and-Shine. Main Street was closed, and a volunteer helped me back into a spot. More than a hundred cars lined both sides of the street for several blocks. The sky was clear.The sun was hot. Cold Lake’s Main Street…

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One Last Time II

by R.L. Corn I decided to call my brother-in-law who is a Master Mechanic and an owner of several vehicles from across the pond. In minutes, we found a break in the condenser wire. Unfortunately for me, none of the boxes on the front porch held a new condenser—another call to Moss Motors. At this…

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What a Ride it’s Been

by John Bures I brought this car to the states over 50 years ago. Drove it up and down the LA freeway with Al Moss. But my little story starts before then. I loved English cars and wanted to travel through Europe. In 1962, MGTCs were not expensive in the UK. As soon as I…

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Loss of a Legend

by Tom Colby There are in our lives people who inspire us to persevere and help us to do whatever it is that we do. John Sprinzel is one of those people in my life. John, in England in 1957, you take your mother’s Austin A35 to a Hill Climb, and win the event. This…

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Loud Pedal: End Note.

by Robert Goldman Dorothy’s little boy Robert never expected to sell auto parts for a living. He expected to manufacture and sell restaurant salt and pepper shakers (I’m not joking). But circumstances change. As evidenced by the attached black and white photo, in June of 1977 the kid was dressed by his mom, had no…

Rebecca and her father with their Jaguar E-Type.
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What the E-Type means to Me: Diamonds Are Forever

The E-type is an automotive masterpiece. Of course, Enzo Ferrari famously said that “the Jaguar E-Type is the most beautiful car ever made”. Honest words coming from Mr. Ferrari! Amusing too, at least for my dad and I – we love to joke that he must have turned to his Ferrari peers asking, “Why the…

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A Tale Of Two MGs

By Ken Tanner               My MG number 1 is a 1951 MG TD. I started to rebuild it in 1962 at the age of 15 when my Dad said, “If you can fix it, it is yours”. Unfortunately, my brother had a minor accident and damaged the front-right section of the car. It was…

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A tale of fathers, sons, and their MGs

By Mark Cutone I believe the year was 1984. I was 15 and my license to drive was still a little way off. My dad’s best friend, Billy had restored a 1953 MGTD – a beautiful crème color with a fawn leather interior that we admired every time he came by the house. With that,…

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The Origin of the Legendary E-Type, 60 Years in the Making

by Graham Robson March 15, 1961—a special date for Jaguar enthusiasts—it was the moment when the new E-Type met its public for the first time. It was the day almost every other sports car in the world suddenly looked dowdy, when Jaguar realized to their joy that they would have real problems in meeting all…

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Adventures Await!

Story by Carol Joy Patterson and photos by Ralph Saulnier It started with a trembling right hand. Or, maybe much earlier, after a serious head injury when I permanently lost my sense of smell. Anyway, there I was with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s. I’d already beaten four cancers and was in a holding pattern with…

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