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English Spirit

Braving Rain at the Rolling British Car Day By Dan Kahn We heard about the 11th Annual Rolling British Car Day a few weeks prior to the event. The concept was simple, yet brilliant: take advantage of the fantastic Southern California weather with not one, but two car shows, and throw in a parade and…

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British Value Guide: MG TD-F

By Rick Feibusch Sportscars are as American as apple pie. In the early days of motoring, many of the world’s sportiest speedsters and raciest roadsters were built right here in the good ol’ US of A. While cars like the Stutz Bearcat, Mercer Racabout, and the Apperson Jackrabbit could burn up a track with the…

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British Value Guide: TR250/6

By Rick Feibusch The Triumph TR6 just might be the last mid-sized British roadster bargain. While exceptional examples are in the $15,000 area, very presentable drivers can still be had for about ten grand. This buys a gutsy little roadster with lots of bottom end, a snarly exhaust note, and an interior that can accommodate…

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Car Show Spectacular

Whoever said that British car shows ain’t what they used to be hasn’t been to one recently. Just as used to span the globe to cover the constant variety of sports, we spent the summer and fall attending British car shows. Here are highlights of five outstanding meets. Whoever said that British car shows ain’t…

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British Value Guide: A-H Sprite/MG Midget

By Rick Feibusch These cheap and cheerful little roadsters were the mainstays of entry-level sportscar ownership for decades as well as fierce little battlers on the racetrack. They still can be seen as viable contenders in contemporary SCCA sportscar racing as well as very capable and competitive vintage racecars. This guide will concentrate on the…

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British Lead Price Rise in Collector Cars

Big Healeys and MGTs log strong sales It’s no secret in the world of fine collector cars: Quality sells at a premium often higher than established values guides’ limitations. Almost every weekend in 2004, record prices were paid at public auctions for popular British sportscars. If the price increases seen for such models as Austin-Healey…

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British Value Guide: Triumph TR2/TR3

While the Triumph name and competition reputation predate WWII, Americans are most familiar with the robust roadsters and Triumph-badged Standard saloons (sedans) built after the war by the newly formed Standard Triumph Motor Company. Director Sir John Black combined the solid and dependable Standard with the sporty, almost hand-crafted, Triumph sportsters into his own vision…

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2004 VARA/Moss British Extravaganza

Number 9 was mighty fine By Tom Morr Photos By Tom Morr Few things are as annoying as a song that sticks in the back of your mind. Personally speaking, the underscore for this year’s VARA/Moss British Extravaganza was number nine, number nine from the Beatles White Album. (The fact that this was the ninth…

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Two for the Road

Outstanding cars from the 2003 British Extravaganza By Leonard Emanuelson & Ken Smith Big shows such as the 2003 VARA/Moss Motors British Extravaganza this past May have more good stuff than will fit in one issue of British Motoring. We enjoyed the diverse range of rare, restored, and race-ready cars that descended on the Buttonwillow…

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Editorial: British Car Shows Breed Better Stories

By Robert Goldman This editorial was going to be a harangue about the lack of a truly big British car day in Southern California. We have as high a population of British classics here as anywhere in the U.S., yet it’s been years since Southern California could muster 500 cars all on the same day….

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