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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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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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The Kid with the E-Type

by Dennis Wheeler In 1969, I was 15. I had run the typical teenage gamut of go-carts, small Honda motorcycles and doin’ wheelies with our MTD lawn tractor. A few of us hung out on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue observing the street machines often racing on cool Friday nights. My uncle Glenn would stop by our…

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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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Thanks for the Memories!

By Greg Prehodka Where have the years gone!? I purchased my (not running) MG TD (in sad shape) in 1967 for $350 while I was in college. My dad predicted it would end up in a junkyard – but he let me pursue my dream! As I restored it over the next nine years, it…

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Friendships

Owned, driven and maintained over the years with care and passion, these classic cars have have led to the blossoming of many great friendships. We’ve collected some lovely stories acknowledging these classic friendships, and hope you have as much fun reading them as we did 🙂 James Beal, Kent, Ohio The Last Beer With MG-TC3418…

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Puerto Rico Triumph

Puerto Rico Triumph By Germán Luis Collazo Tirado     The story begins sometime around January of 1971. I was taking my girlfriend back to her house. We were both college kids, young and reckless, and chatting away, when a yellow streak in my peripheral vision caught my attention. That’s when I saw it, the…

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End of the Road? Autonomous Driving and Classic Cars

Over the past week several stories have caught my attention about the future of driving. As this article is written, an Audi SUV – modified by OEM supplier Delphi – is working its way across the country from San Francisco to New York with the person in the driver’s seat only there for the ride….

Club Scene – Spring 1994

To paraphrase Monday Night Football, “Are we ready for some meetings”?! The golden Summer of 1994 stretches invitingly ahead of US with a myriad of spectacular events which ate just waiting for us to attend. If you doubt this, take a look at the page opposite, the Moss Motoring Events calendar, and if you can’t…

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