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The Writing on the Firewall

by Kyal Long April 2017, I was almost a year into my “big boy job” and wanted to get into a pre-1970s car. I knew if I didn’t do it now, I never would. Life changes quickly and other priorities would take center stage. I was looking for a car I could tinker on and…

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One Last Time

by Rob Corn We all do things that make our lives more complicated. Life is difficult enough without expensive, time-consuming projects that raise the blood pressure—and yet, here I go again.For the tenth time in my life, I bought another sports car from the country of England. I stepped into that long line of non-mechanically-minded…

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John F. Quilter, Warranty Claims Assessor

by John F. Quilter I saw my first British car when I was just a small boy living in Charleston, South Carolina. It was an Empire green 1953 Morris Minor that lived across the street from my house. Something clicked and the British car became a lifelong interest, or maybe even an obsession. Fast forward…

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Moss to acquire Victoria British

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 20, 2020 After more than 30 years, Victoria British Ltd., a division of Long Motor Corporation, has decided to pass the baton to Moss Motors Ltd. to carry on the tradition of supplying car parts and accessories for British car owners around the world.

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The Triumph That Could Have Been

By Peter Brock In the late 1960s, RW “Kas” Kastner was British Leyland’s visionary Director of Motorsports for the entire United States in the final days of the SCCA’s rather blurred concept of “amateur” road racing in America. From their small office in Westport, Connecticut, the elitist officers of the SCCA were trying to maintain…

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Nineteen Again

By John Russell The 1930 Ford Model A pickup truck sat in the woods, surrounded by trees, its canvas roof hanging like Spanish moss. I had put a lot of time into my brother’s 1928 Model A pickup—he could drive and I had no license, being too young. But I wanted my own. “Would $50…

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The Keys to Your First Classic

The Keys to Your First Classic By Karan Bhatia, member of the Southern California Triumph Owners Association   The desire to own a classic car was growing and it finally felt the time was right to begin my search. My dad, a life-long automobile lover, has owned and maintained a variety of his own British…

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Manhattan Mechanic

Manhattan Mechanic By Norman Tuck I owe a debt to a handful of men, my friends and mentors from my past. I feel that it is important to offer a glimpse, however fleeting, of the lives of a diverse class of skilled workers who shared a love for British automobiles of the period, yet have…

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22nd Annual Chicagoland British Car Festival

22nd Annual Chicagoland British Car Festival a Success More than 500 British car owners and enthusiasts were greeted by blue skies and a cooling western breeze at the 22nd annual Chicagoland British Car Festival. The event took place Sunday, September 7, at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, just outside of Chicago. The festival was…

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Mitty Mania Summer 2008

British Cars Add to the Global Tapestry at Road Atlanta By Scott R. Lear Many events claim to offer something for everyone, but the GRM Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty presented by Mazda is truly an all-you-can-eat buffet of automotive delicacies from around the world. Held this year from May 1-4, the Mitty served…

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