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ISSUE 1, 2015

Welcome to Issue 1, 2015 of Moss Motoring. Immerse yourself in a vast range of stories that range from personal profiles, to technical advice, and more. We promise it’s a ride worth your while. Browse the articles below.

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It’s Like Dog Years…But for Cars.

Sitting behind the wheel of an MG TC, for ten hours, one has the opportunity to contemplate. Contemplate at least, between moments of stark terror, as the car lurches about in a never-ending desire to escape the leash. Why is this taking so long? Only a few hours into a 470 mile drive from Petersburg,…

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World’s Fastest Midget

On September 7, 2014, Milwaukee Midget Racing established a new Bonneville course record of 122.539 mph for the I/GT class. This was the oldest standing record in the GT category—it stood unbeaten for more than 22 years. The 1971 MG Midget, running a 999cc, 5-port A-series engine, and driven by owner Chris Conrad, ran a…

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Car Art: Plan B

I met David Townsend in the vendor tent at the British Invasion car show in Stowe, Vermont, last year. I looked over his artwork and marveled at the detail. David introduced himself and after about a minute of conversation I knew this guy was the real deal. A commercial illustrator with an eye for high quality,…

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Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler

In 2011, I bought a 1980 MGB-LE and shortly thereafter my wife and I joined the British Motoring Club of New Orleans. The club has about 155 members in five chapters covering an area from the Gulf Coast to Baton Rouge. The most striking thing about all of our group activities is that each of…

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Our Friends at Moss Europe

“…It happens all the time. It’s not unusual to send the hired car back missing a mirror.”  –Fred Lynch, Director of Operations, Moss Europe   It’s my first trip abroad ever. I’m driving all over England getting to know the Moss Europe shops—there are four in the UK and a new location in France outside…

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Alcan 5000

It all seemed pretty straight-forward. Sure, it’s 4,500 miles (7,200 km) over remote parts of Canada and Alaska, but my girlfriend Jan and I love being in our 53-year-old TR4, driving it all over the back-roads and gravel lanes of Ontario. It took us all of about 10 seconds to decide to enter—we had, after…

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Motoring Challenge Reflections

In Oklahoma I found myself on a turnpike between nowhere and somewhere. The crescent moon I had been chasing for the last few hours was giving way to one of those perfect pastel sunrises. The kind you only catch on a clear and crisp morning. While I was lost (both physically and mentally) no worries…

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#MyBarnFind

I like to think of myself as a car guy, but I did not have a special car of my own. I have three kids instead! I am, however, surrounded by some of the most serious car guys on the planet and that’s bound to have repercussions. Through of a crazy chain of events and…

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