Tagged MGB

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How to Ruin a Car Show

It’s easy. Just tell a proud owner you’re putting their car in this class, when they want to be in that one. I’ve seen it happen before, and likely been responsible myself. After hosting the British Car Festival in California for five years, and now preparing for our second Motorfest next summer, we’re still trying…

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What Might Been – The Stevens Cipher and the Mazda Miata

Almost ten years before the Mazda Miata would rekindle the world’s affection for small roadsters, Tony Stevens wanted to produce an affordable alternative to the designs offered by larger manufacturers. Stevens, who had been an engineer at the Rootes Group, working on various Sunbeam, Humber and Hillman designs had already dabbled in the small manufacturer waters…

Beauty Mark – The MGB Coune Berlinette

From the debut of the MGB in 1962, Abingdon had worked to develop an attractive – and marketable – coupe from the roadster that could be sold alongside the open car and entice new customers into the fold for whom the standard car was impractical. Most of the primitive design studies suffered greatly in comparison…

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Top This – MGB Bermuda Hardtop

Most enthusiasts, no matter their mettle, appreciate a good hardtop and the MGB Bermuda Hardtop is no exception. When our British sports cars were sold new there was an entire industry built around developing and marketing accessories for their customization. As expected, products for the MGB were profligate and several companies were formed to take…

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A Better B – MG EX234

Shortly after the introduction of the MGB, work began apace on a potential replacement – little did the crew at Abingdon realize that it would soldier on through the end of the next decade – and it was decided that the rear suspension of the next car should have a more modern design (a decision…

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I Cannot Rest from Travel

This is an excerpt From Felicity Foster’s book: “I Cannot Rest from Travel” You can purchase this title on Amazon.ca.   A sense of humour is critical in life and part and parcel of MGB ownership, as this anecdote will illustrate. My sister and I, when in our ‘twenty something years’, chose an exciting expedition…

Our 1978 MGB $2,500 barn find after the first washing
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The MGB Clutch Experience

After languishing through the long and especially cold winter of  ’14, we were ready for spring and the stimulating thought of summertime cruises through the beautiful Maryland countryside. The ‘78 MGB barn find had more than a few issues, and many winter days were spent lovingly restoring our little red convertible in our somewhat heated…

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Father’s Day Gifts for the British Car Guy

With Father’s Day fast approaching it’s time to take a look at some perfect gifts for the British car guy to give or receive this summer. While the pages of any Moss Motors catalog contain thousands of potential ideas – and a Moss Gift Certificate makes for an almost foolproof gift since we all need…

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Popularity Contest – Your Favorite British Sports Car

Last year we asked you to determine the greatest British sports car of all time and after spirited voting the Jaguar E-Type – not unexpectedly – emerged victorious ahead of the Austin-Healey 3000 and Triumph TR6. This time we changed the call of the question: name your favorite British sports car manufactured since the end…

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It Is Well With My Soul

“Service Manager” …The sign on the door looked official enough. Silver metal letters and a silver border raised above a rough textured black background. It just wasn’t what I expected to see. Then again, nothing about this place was anything like what I expected. Below the sign was a thin brass card holder with a…

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