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Looking Back: the Folly of Youth

To help keep the LBC legacy alive, we’re looking for spirited stories from your immortal youth. For example, here are a few starter sentences to consider when thinking about what you might want to write: “Things sure were different back in the day…” “My kids/grandkids won’t believe this…” “Oh the stories that car could tell…”…

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Pappy’s Birthday

The above picture is of the birthday card my then 9-year-old granddaughter made and presented to me on my 67th birthday. She made it with construction paper and prints of photos of herself, her little sister and me she cut out. She does enjoy riding with me in my 74.5 MGB Black Betty also. You…

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Bugeye Wedding

I rode Harley Davidson motorcycles for years and thoroughly enjoyed it.  But life was too busy with 3 kids in 3 different sports year round.  I wanted a project car that I could step out into the garage and work on when I had an extra hour to two.  So in Nov 2009, I sold…

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Mighty Mites – the Peel P50 and Peel Trident

The Peel P50 is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s smallest car. Originally manufactured on the Isle of Man from 1962 to 1965 by Peel Engineering, it was advertised as the perfect vehicle for “one adult and a shopping bag.”   Along with the bubble-topped Trident, the P50 featured tricycle design…

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What Might Been – The Stevens Cipher and the Mazda Miata

Almost ten years before the Mazda Miata would rekindle the world’s affection for small roadsters, Tony Stevens wanted to produce an affordable alternative to the designs offered by larger manufacturers. Stevens, who had been an engineer at the Rootes Group, working on various Sunbeam, Humber and Hillman designs had already dabbled in the small manufacturer waters…

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Helping the New Generation

A New Initiative from Moss Motors Admit it. At least once, you have walked out of the supermarket and almost gotten into the wrong car. No harm. No foul. The car you approached probably looked very much like your daily driver. Today’s modern cars are designed in wind tunnels for maximum aerodynamic efficiency. With all…

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Don’t Postpone Joy

My father got polio when I was two years old. He demonstrated that being disabled would not hold him back from doing anything, like working under the car, creating hand controls, or climbing a few steps on a ladder with a leg brace and crutch. His example would become my way of life. On Labor…

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The Best Investment

“It’ll never be an investment. It’s a money pit.” The sage words of my high school friend’s father. My first car was a 1969 MG Midget. It had a fiberglass hard top, so I didn’t even know it was a convertible at first inspection. I knew very little about cars and even less about British…

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This One’s For The Ladies

I suppose the male Healey owner, as well as others of his kind, would like to crack the mystical feminine psyche to discover how to best attract, convince and cajole us ladies to see things their way. “Their way” translates to us ladies being cheerfully agreeable when accompanying them to car events. So once you’ve…

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Rigged Stories

I shoved a stick in the hole where the screw should’ve been in the thermostat housing. That took care of the leak for a good six months. It was 1975, and I was 17 years old. By the way, I still own the TD! -Harry Horton God bless British cars, right, Harry? You’ve given new…

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