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My Morgan Adventure

It was love at first sight when I finally found my vintage Bustle Back Morgan +4. In the past, I have owned an MG TD and several Jag XKE’s, but had always been enamored with the classic Morgan +4 It has always been so elusive.

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Targa Newfoundland

Targa was a great experience—an adventure.  The event includes five days, 500 km, of high speed, go-as-fast-as-you-can racing, on the streets of Newfoundland.  A friend of mine, living in Ontario, Canada was entered with his 1975 Jensen Healey.  About 4 wks prior to the event, knowing that I was skilled Jensen Healey mechanic, he invited…

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Spirit of MG Vintage Racing

I was so saddened to hear that Tony (David Anthony) Roth passed away on October 27th, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. He was Mr. MG in so many ways and for so many years. He was dedicated to enjoying MGs, having fun, and ensuring everyone else had fun. He had just turned 76 in September and…

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Bob Tullius, Group 44 Inc.

Bob Tullius is legendary as a driver, race team owner and motorsports marketing innovator for Triumph, British Leyland and Jaguar. He ran one of the most successful road racing teams from the 1960s through the ’80s, and campaigned so many of our favorite cars: MGB, Midget, Spitfire, TR3, TR4, TR6, GT6, TR7, TR8 and XKE….

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Spritely Beginnings

I had my first glimpse of a Sprite during the winter of 1958. John Thornley, MG factory boss and BMC Competition Department instigator, heard that I was writing “Modified Motoring,” a tuning book on the A series Austin A35 and Morris Minor. He invited me to an early showing of the Bugeye so that I…

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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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MGs Rule at Mid Ohio

MGs Rule at Mid Ohio, October 12-14, 2007 By Greg Prehodka, MG Vintage Racers; photography by Daniel Mainzer and  John Ruth It was almost a perfect weekend! The MG Vintage Racers had their annual “Focus Event” with VSCDA at Mid-Ohio in October, where all MGs were encouraged to come out and race. They came from Massachusetts to California…

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Goodwood Revival 2007

Goodwood Revival 2007, August 31 – September 2, 2007 By Andy Tyacke, photography by author Recipe for Three-Day Delight:    Assemble the largest collection of pre-1967 cars to be found anywhere in the world, add a gathering of military and civil aircraft of the period, stir in the fashions of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, provide…

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Heroes: Racer Girl

By Kelvin Dodd; photography by the author Welcome to a new British Motoring feature called Heroes. In each issue we will introduce you to a person who promotes or fosters interest in British cars. The personalities will come from all over the hobby and have at least one common thread, a passion for enjoying British…

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The Legend of King Cod

A gathering of rally racing legends By John Sprinzel From Fishy Beginnings… If you have ever purchased a pair of competition driving gloves, they probably came from John Hopwood’s glove business, and if you have ever eaten fish and chips in the Manchester area, it is pretty certain that Roy Fidler’s company supplied the fish….

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