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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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A More Unusual British Car

by Rob Reilly I’ve been the owner of a Jaguar Mark V saloon since 1969, my daily driver for three years, then a low-budget restoration in the 1970s. It is now nearing the end of a full body-off—its second restoration. Also in the stable are an XK120 FHC, which I restored in the 1980s and…

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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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