ISSUE 2, 2014

Welcome to Issue 2, 2014 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.

Download PDF


Two Roads Out of Wendover

There are two roads out of Wendover, Utah, that lead to the Bonneville Salt Flats. One is interstate 80, and there is a sign on the road which says “Exit 4 Bonneville Speedway.” The other road is a strip of bituminous that was part of US 40 and the old Lincoln Highway. Today, it serves…


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…

1 comment

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…


Power Corrupts?

In the right hands a supercharger is a beautiful thing It’s rare in life when one gets the opportunity to build a dream car and get paid to do it. The only paramaters I had to work around were body and interior color. The body, a dark, dark blue-ish purple that is almost black—I would have picked…


Pittsburgh Vintage

You awaken Sunday morning; think about the concrete barriers, Like riot police, shoulder to shoulder, At the far end of Panther Hollow Bridge. The Healey is traveling three times the legal limit, Cars are trying to pass. The Jersey barriers scribe the outer edge of the far sweeper. When you ask Zappa if he takes…

1 comment

The Official Engine Pulling Tree

“Drive my car while I shoot some video.” So said my friend, Jim Pesta, at the 40th Anniversary Collier Brothers Memorial Trophy race weekend at Watkins Glen. What he had in mind was sneaking in front of the racecar caravan heading to the center of downtown Watkins Glen. Lined up behind us were all the…


The Best Kind of Jump Start

It is no secret that owners of Triumph sports cars are passionate. The preservation, restoration and maintenance of our cars are daily thoughts. We take sometimes elaborate steps to ensure long lasting enjoyment of the vehicle, both for display at shows and for the simple sheer pleasure of getting behind the wheel and driving. For…

NOJ393 after its restoration by Steve Pike and before its sale at auction by Bonhams

Inside the 1955 Le Mans Tragedy

Inside the 1955 Le Mans Tragedy There were no sponsorship liveries on the 60 cars that started at Le Mans in 1955. Instead, they were adorned in the national racing colors of the countries that each represented: Rosso Corsa, Bleu de France, British Racing Green and German silver. As an endurance contest there was no…

1 comment

Austin-Healey NOJ 393

Notwithstanding its participation in the ill-fated race at Le Mans in 1955, NOJ 393 has an unparalleled provenance among Healey competition cars. It was constructed in 1953 as one of four Special Test Cars for use by the factory racing team and is one of only two that were later converted to 100S specification. NOJ…


6-Pack Ponderings

Deep thoughts from the lighter side of the forum Online British car forums are indispensable. The conversations not only help with fixes, they also build community. Oh, and they can be pretty hilarious too. lfmTR4 — aka Lou Mijares I am seeking to understand why some of you have named your cars after a guy or…

1 comment

Let’s Drive

Cool stuff for cool cars. Our catalogs showed those words for a long time. While it’s true—ever since Al Moss started the company in 1948—that we aim to provide the best selection of British parts, I suggested that we adopt another tagline that reflects what we believe in as much as the previous described what…


© Copyright 2020 Moss Motors, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.