Souvenirs and Socket Sets

Driving an MG-TC to the Gathering of the Faithful by Norman Tuck Sunday I was up at 6:30am, filled with exuberance. I’m usually on artist’s time: late to bed, up by 10. But this day was special. Allan and Terry and I were going to the GOF West. My pack looked so-o neat bungeed to…


MGA With A Bit of a Cough

Moss Tech 101 with guest lecturer, Eric Glomstad My brother Cal has owned his 1959 MGA since High School. It was his first car in 1974 and he cherishes it now as he did then. He called me to say that his beloved had developed a cough upon acceleration and asked for a little advice…


Chicago or/and Bust

By Kerry “Danger” Fores I would have been in a tight spot had a speaker not just been stolen from my 1968 Triumph GT6. That fortunate theft is why on this day in 1986 I had one tool in my car, rather than none. But as I looked down on a squalid Chicago neighborhood from…



A good many of the cars we deal with don’t use nuts and bolts that can be purchased from the corner hardware store. Much maligned and misunderstood, Whitworth hardware used on older British cars has quite an interesting history.   Threaded fasteners go back a long way. In 1568, the first practical screw cutting machine…


The Longest Drive

by Steve McCarthy My buddy Bill and I were in our twenties. For a couple of years, we’d made the trek from Pasadena to Laguna Seca for the Annual Bruce and Denny Show, aka, the CanAm races. Screaming, ground-pounding, unlimited prototype “sports cars.” You remember those? If not, ask your father. Or grandfather.   Anyway,…


How to Ruin a Car Show

It’s easy. Just tell a proud owner you’re putting their car in this class, when they want to be in that one. I’ve seen it happen before, and likely been responsible myself. After hosting the British Car Festival in California for five years, and now preparing for our second Motorfest next summer, we’re still trying…


High School Hijinks

By Mike Hoinowski Being in my mid 30’s the “follies of my youth” are not all that far behind me…who am I kidding, they’re far from over! I went to high school in the last few years before everyone had cell phones, GPS, or cars that could tell your parents where you went and how…


The Best Laid Plans

By Matt and Reese Krajniak I first met Reese after a drive she was on with the Chicago Mini Motoring Club, which probably should have clued me in that we were meant to be. We hit it off from the start and never had cause to look back. I proposed in August of 2013, and…


Bless this Mess

By Greg Prehodka I caught the disease in 1967 when I purchased a ’66 Sunbeam Alpine. Since then whenever anyone offered me their extra or unwanted car parts, I couldn’t refuse them. You never know when you or a friend might need that extra starter, carburetor, transmission or—you name it, I had it. I’m also…


A visit to Moss

By Mark Berry   This summer my family and I took a trip to sunny southern California. During our time there we stopped by Moss Motors in Goleta to see if we could get a look around. I had contacted Shawn Carlberg, the marketing director at Moss, before leaving Washington to see if we could…

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