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Spring 2000

Welcome to the Spring 2000 issue 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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At Full Chat: Spring 2000

By Harry Newton At the Louis Vuitton Classic in New York a couple years ago, a Jaguar XK120 C-Type was one of the 50 diverse world-class vehicles exhibited. The C Jag has been one of my personal favorites ever since the early 1950s, when I first saw Gordon MacKenzie competing, appropriately attired in his clan’s…

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The Swallow Doretti

By Albert Escalante The Swallow Doretti is an aluminum-bodied two-seater sports car that was produced in England in limited quantity between late 1953 and early 1956. These cars were literally hand-built by the Swallow Coachbuilding Company working in conjunction with its parent company, Tube Investments. Fundamentally involved in this project were two southern Californians, Dorothy…

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Still Triumphant

Still Triumphant By Paul Richardson The ebb and flow of life often bring upon us career changes, and my mechanical apprenticeship took the form of two distinct halves. The first half was recounted in the last issue of Moss Motoring, and the second half was spent in the experimental department of TVR cars in Blackpool,…

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Sprinzel Speaking: Spring 2000

Sprinzel Speaking By John Sprinzel I have just returned from a visit to the U.K., where a couple of my old competition cars were auctioned. The first was the original Sebring Sprite which I raced and rallied during 1960, ’61, and ’62. The poor old thing was in a terrible state, after years of neglect—not…

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The Nut Behind the Wheel: Spring 2000

By Ron Phillips Some time ago in this column I mentioned my best buddy, Bob. Actually, I have another best buddy, Carroll, who, like best buddy Bob, is currently restoring an Austin-Healey. For two completely different individuals, they are a lot alike! It’s no surprise that it has literally taken them years to restore their…

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A Minor Miracle

By Jim Bull When I drove my new Morris Minor Tourer off the showroom floor on April 13, 1967, it had 24 miles on the odometer. I was 18 years old at the time and today have reached the ripe old age of 50. The little Morris was a combination 18th birthday present and high…

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