Every so often we will post some pictures of the folks out there who are taking the Challenge. Many of the photos are sent in in order to earn the “Sneak Peek” bonus points. Others are just for fun. If you’d like to add your favorite shots to the bunch, send them along with a fun little note to: firstname.lastname@example.org
My submission for the ‘S’ city probably has one of more unusual town slogans you will see in this contest. We live in the country, surrounded by corn fields. There is a lot of geese in the area, living and migrating through. There is also a lot of goose hunting out here, so that explains the geese flying part of the slogan. As far as the Bulls go, that’s a result of the establishment across the street, Bruce’s Bar. It has been around since the early fifties, and really is known worldwide. You’ll have to visit to get the rest of the story! –Craig Perry
I could not find anything that started with A or B, so I had to start my Challenge photos with C and D. It’s still pretty cold here in North Carolina, but I’m looking forward to taking lots more photos when the top-down weather gets better. These two photos are of local towns – Cornelius, NC and Davidson, NC. Two young fellows came out of the police station in Cornelius and said “that’s a really cool car, man”. –Gordon Dedrick
A is for Avis and the adventure has begun. Too bad it is too chilly for a drive to our “Z” destination today. We are looking forward to small towns from A to Z. –Jane Darrow
My dad and I decided to take my ’74 Midget, nicknamed the “pink pup”, out for its first drive of the 2013 season. It’s still a work in progress (we are restoring it ourselves) so there is currently no top. Even though it only reached 40 degrees today we couldn’t resist the chance to take the “pink pup” out for a drive. We look forward to more 2013 motoring challenge destinations. –Kelly Flannery
This is my first entry. The snow has barely left the ground in central New Jersey, and it was scheduled to be sunny in the afternoon. As things turned out, the clouds came in and it was 40 degrees. At least the Spitfire had no problem starting after resting for a couple of months. We went out and started with our home town of Cranbury, and then as long as we were out, decided to visit a couple of the neighboring small towns. Our car club meeting is in 2 weeks and we will share our photos as well as the Moss Motoring Challenge flyer to generate interest. We look forward to many more photos, but in a little warmer weather and with the top down. –Mark Berkowsky
We started our Motoring Challenge today. Two days after a snow storm dumped about 6 inches in the Denver Metro area. That however did not deter my wife and I from taking our 1972 MGB-GT out to knock off the “A” City and the “A” County here in Colorado. We will be hitting many more Towns, Cities, Counties, and States as we have a few out of state trips planned this year. The first of which will be the North American MBG Register’s annual summer meet up in Corvallis Oregon in July. Maybe we can even drive down to California from there and stop in at Moss Motors. –John & Ritsuko Fraioli
I was pleasantly surprised with the weather this past Friday as I hadn’t planned on taking my 1970 Triumph Spitfire out at all this winter. However, with temperatures in the mid-40′s and the sun shining, I couldn’t resist putting the top down and going for a ride. I figured it was only appropriate to take the Spitfire to its natural habitat, the airport! I’m lucky enough to have the Windham Airport only 5 minutes away from my house so I didn’t have to risk getting much salt and sand on the car to get there. Upon arriving, my girlfriend–Nikon camera in hand–began snapping away and with persistence even managed to take the Spit onto the runway to get some pictures with a plane. As nightfall was upon us and temperatures began to fall, we retreated to the house and put the Spitfire back in the garage so it can continue its winter hibernation. –Mathieu J. Poirier
As we all have heard, “The best time to try anything is now!”… My granddaughter just could not wait for her first MG driving experience! The challenge is on. : ) –Tom
Thought I would share this photo. Big milestone drive for the Sprite, 60 miles. Hopefully I can get it panted this month. Oh, hope you don’t mind I got you a billboard. –Bill Debevc
It was a sunny day yesterday so I took the opportunity to take a little cruise. It was cold but enjoyable. Some of the guys in our WV British Car Club have signed up so you’ll be seeing more of us. –Bill Michael
I registered last night and took these pictures first thing the next morning. We drove our MGB to our club’s breakfast event even though the weather was wet with a rainy/snow combo. We’re excited to get started. The first picture is of Rolesville, NC Town Hall – the town that we live in. The second picture is of Cary High School in Cary, NC where we met for breakfast. –Pat Wharton
Hello from SE Kansas! – Cecil
Searching out the National Park’s most recent managed area, the Wing Luke National Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, in Seattle, we suddenly found ourselves in our little blue 1976 MGB surrounded by a Chinese street celebration. Gongs and cymbals, colorful paper dragons winding around the car, people dancing in the street, and hundreds of firecrackers going off around the car. Where is the Challenge sign? Quick get a picture! I can’t believe this! Are we having fun yet? You’d better believe it!
Our dog, Puma, in the back of the MG, went nuts and jumped into the front with us! I love a challenge! Just no more fireworks! No, I won’t go back to my spot behind the seats. Let’s get out of here! Can I drive next time?
–David and Kandy Losh (and Puma!)
We are restoring a 1978 MG Midget 1500 “Nemo” which we rescued from the cold and snow of Denver and brought to the warmth of So Cal. So far we’ve overhauled the electrical and brake systems, and the to-fix list continues to grow. We recently added a 1974 Mrk III MG Midget “Bruce”, making us LBC collectors, I guess. We are both engineers and are enjoying the learning process that comes with keeping these old cars running. Our goal for this year is to get Nemo running reliably enough to visit Moss HQ. +Blake and Mel
Here is a photo of my wife (co-pilot) by the Jackson county public road shop, submitted for bonus points. This looks like a fun event that many of our club members will participate in. Thanks!
Don Evans, British Car Club of Southern Oregon
Has been great fun – exploring new areas of our state and side of the country. We have covered over 1200 Miles so far in 2 months! More states in sight on future trips! All hats go towards my Navigator – Co Pilot and road warrior – My Wife Mariya.
– Justin Handy
1980 Mini Cooper Green – My red 1963 Mini should be out later this year !!
I saw this contest as an opportunity to share my love of British Motoring with my nephew, Michael, and niece, Emily. At 6′ 4″, Michael could barely squeeze into my ’74 MG Midget but still had a blast while visiting places like Monocacy Battlefield National Park. Being a senior at Walkersville High, Emily loved touring the countryside, traveling 100 miles in one day, and showing off my car with me! – Ed Moss
It was a beautiful ‘spring-like’ day here in the Pacific NorthWet (sic), so time for a little tour up Mt. St. Helens. Snow? We don’t let a little snow slow us down! Since we were driving the “Post Office Van” we visited a few offices on the way. –Dominic Daly
Greetings and thank you Moss Motors. We enjoy traveling and love to drive our TR6—what a fun challenge. We started the event with a trip to Moss, Goleta for brake lines and will be back into the thick of the event shortly. See you on the road!
Debbie and Randy Manes : )
This picture was taken with my daughter Jaime at the Mapleton Oregon post office in our 76 MG Midget. – Brandon Taylor
Well, we finally got some weather warm enough for a Sunday drive. Did a nice 60-mile loop thru Moorpark, Fillmore, Santa Paula, Ventura, Oxnard and Camarillo and ended up with 13 points on the day! I forgot my beanie though and by the time we got home, I had a “brain freeze headache” like you get from eating ice cream too fast. My beanie is on as I write trying to get my head warm again! Most of my photos today had to do with transportation (airports and train stations). We did have one incident on the trip today. My generator went out as we were heading from Santa Paula to Ventura. Just prior to that, I started hearing a noise (like a bearing) that would change pitch as the engine revved. We then got a brief whiff of an electrical smell and right after that, my red charging light came on. Fortunately our LBC’s don’t draw much on the battery, so other than the generator rebuilt project I have in front of me, it didn’t put a damper on our trip. We’re looking forward to the fun and interesting places this challenge will take us! – Joel & Pam Justin
A week ago Thursday, I got your latest magazine with this interesting challenge. The forecast was showing rain and massive temperature changes last Friday and Sunday (up on Friday, back down on Sunday), but in between Saturday was forecast to be 60 degree weather and minimal rain. I quickly put together a plan to get all 26 cities of the alphabet in one day, but I had a few things to do in the morning so I only got just over half of that. – Dave McCann
These photos may not be exactly what you were expecting, but I’m in the process of doing a “rolling” restoration of a 1953 MGTD. I have reworked the brakes and put on new tires and had just gotten the engine running (still needs some work) when I saw your “Motoring Challenge”. This prompted me to take a little drive with my wife, Jann, on a beautiful sunny Texas Sunday afternoon. As one of the city limits sign states, it’s still a “Longview” to seeing this fun little British car completely restored, but I know Moss Motors will be there the entire trip. Thanks for all the support you have already provided! Sincerely, – Steve Butler