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What’s in a Name?

I was watching a TV program last fall with a handful of fellow Triumph owners. The episode covered some huge British car show in the Midwest. One half-hour of English automobiles—surely there would have to be an image of a sparkling TR3 or row of TR6s. But there wasn’t, not even in the corner of…

Found by British Cars

Old British cars seek me out. Honest. The more needy they are, the more likely they are to end up on my doorstep. Old British cars find me. In the Midwest, back in my misspent youth, it seemed there was always a family who took in strays of all varieties. It was usually a family…

By the Numbers

As promised at the end of my last article in Moss Motoring, I thought an essay on the intricacies of the British car license plate system might be of interest. I know most of our Transatlantic cousins frequently find this baffling, and those who read British classic car magazines may be particularly keen on learning the…

Best Ever! is the Verdict on 1995 Moss British Car Festival!

That’s what the attendees at this sun-drenched extravaganza told us as they reluctantly left the beautiful Flag Is Up Farms equestrian center on the final day. From early on Thursday through to the superb Sunday car show, over 400 participants enjoyed a feast of British car related activity mounted by our Special Projects wizard, Harry…

Triumph Involvement

Could there be a better hobby than this? Now that you have that fine old British sports car, what kind of world has unfolded before you? I must confess that my ownership of a sports car is a manifestation of my reluctance to let go of a cherished part of my youth—to be forever young!…

Further Confessions of a British Import Car Dealer

In our last issue, we gave you an insider’s view into the world of dealers who sold British sports cars when they were new. Our anonymous contributor now continues his tale! So you STILL think it’s original, eh? Surely a swap of an interior is not going to count, is it? Well, how about swapping a set of wheels?…

Confessions of a British Import Car Dealer

So you think your British sports car is absolutely, positively original, eh?! You think it’s just as it left those famous factories in Abingdon or Coventry? Well, don’t bet on it. I’m here after all these years to tell you why. Even if you witnessed your precious new automobile being delivered straight off the transporter…

Under the Bonnet: Steering System Lubrication

A question commonly asked of us is how to lubricate the later MGB steering racks, which do not have a lubrication nipple. In searching for a definitive answer, I discovered that lubrication of these later steering racks is not a scheduled maintenance item, and as such, there are no “factory” instructions for lubricating them in service….

Factory Hardtops for Big Healeys

At various times during the manufacture of the cars called Austin-Healey, both big and little ones, the factory’ made available removable fiberglass hardtops for most models. There probably aren’t rarer original options available today that can dramatically change the looks of your favorite model the way one of these hardtops can. What was a roadster or…

Geoffrey Carroll Healey – An Appreciation

Automobile Engineer, born in Perranporth Cornwall in 1922, and chief engineering director Donald Healey Motor Company 1955-1974, sadly, passed away April 29th, 1994. Despite the Austin-Healey surviving for a mere 18 years between 1952 and 1970, today it is remembered both with affection and respect as one of Britain’s most successful post-war sports cars. Although it is forever…

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