Issue 1, 2019

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ISSUE 1, 2019

Welcome to Issue 1, 2019 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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Moss Motorfest—What a Show!

With car shows—as in life and chocolate-filled boxes—you never know what you’re going to get. One of the draws to attending these events is the chance to see the previously unseen or gaze again upon an old favorite from the past. Typically, appreciating truly rare automobiles requires a trip to Pebble Beach or Amelia Island…

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Made in South Africa – The Mini 1275 GTS

By John Schein In the past, the fabric of Mini history was thought to have been pulled asunder by the 1969 separation of John Cooper Racing from BMC. In reality it was kept intact, however, you had to travel to South Africa to find this small but important link in the Mini’s sporting legacy. When…

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DOG DAYS

By Adam Ford The afternoon sun streams through the bay window, warming a patch of the floor where Seera and Teco lay on the rug. Teco sleeps, his head nestled on his front paws, unaware of the time of day, but Seera’s ears are alert for the familiar sound. A few cars pass by outside…

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Loud Pedal

by Robert Goldman Moss Secrets… Revealed? Ah yes, back in the day… Back in the day, we used to wait ten years after a car was out of production before creating a catalog. It wasn’t so much a written policy as a guideline. The feeling was that no one would care about said vehicles until…

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So Small It Could Only Be Called The Mini

By Graham Robson Have you ever driven a Mini? Or sat in one? How frequently do you see one on the road? In the United States, maybe not often—yet in the UK they were once as familiar as hot dogs, fries and Coke. In other words, they were everywhere. I bought my first new Mini…

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The Great Illusion

By Michael Kotowski My friend was among the last group of passengers to fly on the now retired Concord supersonic jetliner. He told me that as the aircraft was gathering speed and climbing toward cruising altitude, an illuminated sign on the bulkhead announced, “You are now traveling faster than a .45 caliber bullet.” “And there…

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Wiper Motor Repair

By Mike McPhail When I got my barn-find Healey 100 back in the 20th Century, it had been off the road for a long time. One of the many non-operative components to be dealt with was the wiper motor. Okay, what do you expect to get for $3500? Applying 12 volts to the wiper motor…

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Safety Fast Inspection

By Greg Prehodka I dearly love my classic sports cars. I’ve had MGs in particular since 1967. Driven ’em, rallied ’em, worked on ’em, and raced ’em. Much more important to me, however, are the wonderful people I’ve gotten to know who also own MGs. It is for them that I write this request: be…

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Dashing Through the Snow

There’s something magical, and more than a little taboo, about driving a sports car in the snow. Onlookers think you’re nuts and would never do that if it were their car. Or so they say as they continue to stare at the sight of it. When I received the following story from Jamie Boss, I…

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HOMEWARD BOUND

By Jamie Boss Most young men in high school were passionate about something. It could be the young ladies. Definitely football. I even knew some who were passionate about math. I loved British cars. While some would read serious books for English class like Moby Dick, I preferred shop manuals with exploded views. Such was…

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