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2005 British Extravaganza

Moss and VARA celebrate a decade of success By Ken Smith It hardly seems possible that a decade has passed since I took my little sportscar up to what seemed to be the end of the world. In 1996, Dr. Dan Longacre (who raced a 1964 MGB at that time) and The Vintage Auto Racing…

Tech Q&A: Fall 2005

By Kelvin Dodd Bushings and Ride Height I recently installed new front and rear suspension bushings in my car and now it doesn’t sit level. How can the bushings change the ride height? —Jeremy Feldman The answer requires a brief description of the three major types of bushings used in British car suspensions: Unsupported rubber:…

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Britfest 2005

A classic bash without the London weather By Giles Kenyon Despite the forecaster’s predictions that rain and storms would put a damper on Britfest 2005 this past May, the weather at Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna, New Jersey, was sunny and dry. In typical British fashion, so was much of the humor on the premises….

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2005 Walter Mitty Weekend

Hot racing action, great car club camaraderie By Kelvin Dodd What do you get when you combine Southern hospitality, vintage racing, and British sports cars? You get one of the most memorable classic car experiences of the year! Classic Motorsports Magazine/HSR Walter Mitty 2005 presented by Moss Motors brought all these elements together at Road…

Tech Q&A: Spring 2005

By Kelvin Dodd MGA Disc Brake Conversion I have a 1958 MGA and would like to change the front brakes from drum to discs. I have wire wheels. What’s the best way to do this? Is there a kit available or can I do the conversion with stock MGA or MGB parts? —Tony Colima Moss…

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Tech Q&A: Winter 2005

By Kelvin Dodd Jag XJ-S Axle ID I am working on the rear brakes of a Jaguar XJ-S. How do I determine if it has a Dana rear end? —Cliff Singer Take a look at the side of the rearend assembly where the stub axles come out of the differential case. The flange that holds…

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Reader Letters: Winter 2005

Healey Adventure I’ve owned my 1963 Austin Healey BJ7 for 20 years. After retiring, my wife Pat and I have driven the car from coast to coast and border to border. Our greatest adventure was in 2000, when we shipped our car to England along with other Healey enthusiasts and spent three weeks driving through…

Vintage racers will live out their dreams once again at the 2005 Walter Mitty Weekend.
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News: Winter 2005

By Ken Smith British Extravaganza Turns 10 In 2005 Moss Motors and VARA will team up for the tenth year running for the 2005 British Extravaganza. Held at Buttonwillow Raceway near Bakersfield, California, the anniversary bash will happen May 14-15, 2005. In addition to the usual VARA vintage races, Moss car show, and barbecue followed…

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