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Leif Storms Laguna

Last weekend, at the Monterey Motorsport Reunion, better known to us crusty old timers as the Monterey Historics, Moss salesman Leif Jacobsen got his first crack at the Corkscrew. Racing his family’s 1934 MG NA racer, Leif showed his potential with a solid driving performance. The car, purchased by Leif’s grandfather, and progressively modified for…

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The Miata’s Pure Blood

The phrase pur sang (pure blood) has long been associated with the genius of Ettore Bugatti and his cars from Molsheim.  Adorned – more often than not in Bleu de France ­– Bugattis are unequivocal jewels that share an essence that imbues each unique car (regardless of model or type) with the same qualities emblematic of every other…

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Denis Welch Dies in Silverstone Racing Accident

Historic racer  and parts supplier Denis Welch, 69, was killed in an accident at the Silverstone Classic on July 27, 2014. The incident occurred while Welch was behind the wheel of a Lotus 18 during the second Jack Brabham Memorial Trophy Race for pre-1966 Grand Prix racing cars.  The multi-car shunt occurred on the initial…

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A Cautionary Tale

There was a time when the Ford Model T was ubiquitous in the classic car firmament. Almost every car collector had one at some point and it was both an entry level and aspirational car for many enthusiasts. They represented a good investment as prices rose – albeit gradually – over time and that appreciation ensured that most of…

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Remote Parking and Lessons in Transportation

We’ve been running a contest on Facebook asking people to send photos with their British cars from back in the day. Some are cute, some are funny (particularly those from the late 60s and early 70s) and others provide an interesting glimpse into the past. One such photograph was sent in by customer Mark Shipley and what…

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Whither Britannia

Later today the checkered flag will fall once more to mark the start of another 24 Hours of Le Mans. As many of you may have read in the most recent edition of Moss Motoring, British sports cars have had a long and (sometimes tragic) association with the great race. Perhaps the single event most…

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Feels Like the First Time

My first time driving was in my older brother’s first car, a red 1964 TR4. We had just finished a repair. My brother realized that somehow I understood mechanics better than he did. He saw that I wasn’t assisting him, but the other way round. I hadn’t caught on yet. I was 14 and he…

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Shop Focus: On the Road Again Classics

Not many automotive repair and restoration shops are possessed of the facilities, cleanliness and hospitality required to open their doors on a regular basis to host a gathering of car enthusiasts for an evening of darts, billiards and car talk. Fortunately, On the Road Again Classics–located in the picturesque village of Morgan Hill in the…

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