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Summer 2000

Welcome to the Summer 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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World Class Road Rallying

By John Sprinzel So, what’s this rallying all about? A little while back Denise McCluggage, my journalist and competition driver pal, wrote a very thoughtful article in AutoWeek. She had just visited a world rally championship event in Europe where, back in the ’60s, we had both driven factory Mini Coopers. This had given her…

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Vintage Racer

By Alan Paradise As we all have come to know, British sports cars defined an entire automotive marketplace. In the not-so-distant past, British sport cars dominated the two-seater market. Models from Triumph, MG, Jaguar, Lotus, Morgan, and Austin Healey could be seen on the streets of America and throughout Europe on an everyday basis. Over…

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The First TRs in the USA

By Bill Piggot During the winter of 1952/53, from the ashes of the hastily assembled and ill-received 20TS prototype came Triumph’s successful TR2. As is well known, the first two production cars, commission numbers TS1 and TS2, were built in July 1953. TS1 was dispatched to Montreal for display at the forthcoming Canadian Motor Show,…

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Tech Tips: Summer 2000

  Driving Light Relay When I installed a driving light on my MC TC, I powered it through a relay. This allowed me to apply full battery voltage to the light without subjecting my driving light switch to the full lamp current. It also allowed me to tie the driving light into my high beam…

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Tales from Berkeley Square

By Paul Richardson After my training period as a receptionist at Western Avenue, A.G. “Jock” Brown, the Sales and Service Manager of Standard Triumph London, decided I was fit to be transferred to the company showrooms at 15/17 Berkeley Square W1. There were about six sales representatives in the showroom at any one time, and…

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Steering Wheel: A Special Romance

By Alan Paradise Without them, there would be no passion. There would be no need for winding country roads. No reason for driving caps and water-resistant parkas. No longing for early spring drives. They are our beloved British sports cars. From the fundamentally basic early MGs to the much-maligned yet innovative Triumph TR7, every British…

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My All-Time Favorite: the Aston Martin DB5

By Harry Newton By the time this appears in British Motoring, the Car of the Century will have been named, selected by a panel of experts from all around the world. It is embarrassing to admit I was not among the top 132 journalists who devoted part of the last three years to making the…

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