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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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On-Sale Now: BritishV8 T-Shirts!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: March 02, 2010 04:54PM

When Chris Lambersky validated his membership on February 18th, he became the 1200th active user of the BritishV8 message board. To commemorate this auspicious occasion, I decided we should offer something special and tangible. For a limited time only, I decided to sell some specially-designed BritishV8 t-shirts!

The Design: these are top quality, heavy weight, silk screened t-shirts featuring original high-contrast designs on both front and back. This is a great way to show your support for our unique online community. I recommend ordering extras, in both colors. They'll make great gifts!

Option 1: white ink silk-screened onto black Gildan "Ultra Cotton" t-shirts
http://www.britishv8.org/Photos/BritishV8-T-Shirt-black.jpg

Option 2: white ink silk-screened onto forest green heather Gildan "Ultra Cotton" t-shirts
http://www.britishv8.org/Photos/BritishV8-T-Shirt-forest.jpg

Note: these images are mock-ups. Details such as the precise size of the logos on the shirt and their placement will be optimized by the shirt printer.

Adult sizes: small, medium, large, x-large, xx-large, xxx-large.

Pricing: $18/each + $5/each for postage to anywhere in US or Canada
(Please e-mail or p.m. for shipping quotes to other locations.)
Note: this is a fundraiser, and all profits will go to the operating budget of this website.

How to Order: Starting immediately, I'll accept pre-orders by mailed check or online via PayPal.

To order by mail:
1) checks should be made out to "Curtis Jacobson"
2) checks should be mailed to 429 Martin Street, Longmont, CO 80501 (USA)
3) please don't forget to state your size and color requirements!
4) don't forget to include your ship-to address.

I've added a new BritishV8 Store page to the website and placed it under the "Contact" navigation button at the top of the page. You'll find a PayPal button there, and you can use it to purchase by credit card if you prefer, or via bank transfer if you have a PayPal account. (Note: if you're curious... PayPal charges us $0.97 on a $23.00 transaction.)

On March 15, I'll total up the number of shirts pre-ordered, and place a bulk order with the t-shirt printer. Shirts will be printed and ready to mail from Longmont Colorado in the first week of April.

Thank You For Supporting BritishV8!


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4475 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: On-Sale Now: BritishV8 T-Shirts!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: March 02, 2010 04:57PM

Received Orders To Date:
Mike Alexander
Tony Andrews
Dave Burstyn
Richard Carr
Mark Cooley
Scott Costanzo
Don Faber
Rob Ficalora
Carl Floyd
David Germain
Calvin Grannis
Martyn Harvey
Tony Hoffer
Curtis Jacobson
Judy Lathrop
Mike Maloney
Phil McConnell
Rick Neville
Phil Ossinger
Michelle Pierce
Jack Renaud
Phyllis Renz
Rudy Sayre
Paul Schils
Les Shockey
Kelly Stevenson
Dave Townsend
Van Wilder
Bill Young

Thank you!



Edited 23 time(s). Last edit at 04/05/2010 01:30PM by Moderator.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4475 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: On-Sale Now: BritishV8 T-Shirts!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: March 05, 2010 04:08AM

Tonight we refined the shirt's front design a bit. You can see the new and improved version above...


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4475 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: On-Sale Now: BritishV8 T-Shirts!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: March 12, 2010 12:45PM

So... what proportion of T-shirts sales would you expect for each color, black versus heather green?

I'll admit that I've been surprised...

About 50-50?

Skewed one way or the other?

Go ahead, take a guess!


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4475 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: On-Sale Now: BritishV8 T-Shirts!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: March 15, 2010 02:37AM

Well it's March 15 in Colorado - "The Ides of March" - and today is the last day to pre-order BritishV8 Website T-shirts!

If you want one, please act quickly. I'll order a handful of extra shirts, but hopefully they'll go quickly. In case you're curious, forest green heather was leading black by about nine to one, but now black is surging in popularity: 16:4 at last count.

Notice: if you sent in your order by post and your name isn't listed above, please contact me electronically ASAP.


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: On-Sale Now: BritishV8 T-Shirts!
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: March 15, 2010 12:04PM

Ok Curtis, you got me to pony up and order one. I'll be proudly wearing it in Indy.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4475 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: On-Sale Now: BritishV8 T-Shirts!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: March 16, 2010 03:56PM

Okay, cool! My thanks to everyone who pre-ordered. I've placed the order with the silk-screener, and they confirmed that the T-shirts will be ready for mailing in the first week of April. I ordered a few extra shirts. They're available on the "Store" page... first-come first-served until they sell out.


Mr. T
Tony Andrews
Kent Island, Maryland
(153 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 03:59PM

Main British Car:
'75 mgb, '74 grille, morspeed bumpers Rover 3.9

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Re: On-Sale Now: BritishV8 T-Shirts!
Posted by: Mr. T
Date: March 17, 2010 10:11AM

Curtis - Is it to late to order a green XL? Meant to revisit your post. If I can, I'll pay via pay pal when I get back in tonight.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4475 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: On-Sale Now: BritishV8 T-Shirts!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: March 17, 2010 10:52AM

It's NOT too late! I've marked one green XL "reserved" for you. Thanks.


Mr. T
Tony Andrews
Kent Island, Maryland
(153 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 03:59PM

Main British Car:
'75 mgb, '74 grille, morspeed bumpers Rover 3.9

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Re: On-Sale Now: BritishV8 T-Shirts!
Posted by: Mr. T
Date: March 17, 2010 09:09PM

Done$, thanks Curtis. They look great! Ready to buy those cool stickers for the winglets when you're able to add them to the store.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4475 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: On-Sale Now: BritishV8 T-Shirts!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: March 18, 2010 04:13PM

Oh yeah! The two-in-one sticker idea resurfaces. Here's what the last mock-up looked like:

British-V8-2-in-1-mockup.jpg

The idea was that the sticker might be applied in whole, or might be cut in two to make two stickers. The oval part is just small enough to go on the vent-a-plane glass, or on the windshield in the space already blocked by the rear view mirror. Is this design cool enough that everyone might want to buy several?





XXL T-shirts have now sold out.


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: On-Sale Now: BritishV8 T-Shirts!
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: March 18, 2010 04:40PM

That's a nice design Curtis. I had a bumper sticker made up for the Midget to advertise the newsletter, but I like your design better. It would make both a nice small decal for the wind wings with the oval section as well as a good magnetic sign for larger areas.

This is what my bumper sticker looks like, you'll see it in Indy.
sticker.JPG


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Tony Hoffer
Minnesota
(323 posts)

Registered:
10/15/2007 05:25PM

Main British Car:
Olds 215 EFI

Re: On-Sale Now: BritishV8 T-Shirts!
Posted by: hoffbug
Date: March 28, 2010 09:28AM

Curtis
Im guessing about 70-30 for the green... Black gets too hot.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4475 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: On-Sale Now: BritishV8 T-Shirts!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: March 29, 2010 07:38PM

Quote:
Im guessing about 70-30 for the green.

At the moment it's 24 green to 4 black - not counting myself and my wife. I bet black would have sold a little better in October.




Hey, the shirts arrived early and I've mailed them out already. Look for big blue-and-white cardstock envelopes in your mailboxes very soon. The smaller shirt sizes weighed less than thirteen ounces, so they went "first-class". The larger shirt sizes weighed just enough more that they didn't qualify for first class, so they had to go parcel post (which is usually slower, plus more expensive.)

When I was shipping, I discovered an error in my accounting: one too few XXL shirts. No worries though, because the shirt company is printing a couple more shirts at no extra charge. (Van's XXL will mail at the end of this week.)




Howard Gardner asked "How much for shipping to Great Britain?" Eleven U.S. dollars for International First Class service seems to be the only economical option. I'm guessing most of Europe would probably be about the same cost, but just to be sure it's probably best if you e-mail me before ordering.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(943 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: On-Sale Now: BritishV8 T-Shirts!
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: March 29, 2010 08:48PM

Got mine on the 26th. Great looking shirt. Excellent quality and color was great! Curtis, you did GOOD!
You are invited up for a "Cordial" in Indy.


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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3947 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: On-Sale Now: BritishV8 T-Shirts!
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 29, 2010 10:58PM

Received mine today. The green looks much better in person than on my monitor.

I would have ordered a black one, but I have plenty of black Harley t-shirts, already. I learned long ago to only wear them when I am "in the wind" on my bike or in my MG.

Thanks, Curtis!

Oh yeah, you owe my mail carrier 34 cents. :)


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: On-Sale Now: BritishV8 T-Shirts!
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: March 30, 2010 08:02AM

Mine was in the mail last night when I got home from work, really nice shirts Curtis. I'll wear it at the next club meeting on Saturday to impress all the purists in the club. LOL


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(528 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
1974 MGB Sebring GT, 3.9 Rover V8

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Re: On-Sale Now: BritishV8 T-Shirts!
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: March 30, 2010 12:24PM

Got mine today...the green looks great! Thanks!


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4475 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: On-Sale Now: BritishV8 T-Shirts!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: March 30, 2010 12:33PM

Thanks guys!

Quote:
The green looks much better in person than on my monitor.

I agree. The fabric is made from a mix of very dark green and gray thread. I'm not sure if the green is closer to MG's "Dark Mallard" or Jaguar's "Brooklands Green". Apparently the gray thread variates in shade, to give the fabric a dappled appearance. The overall color is a bit darker than the rendering above.

Quote:
Oh yeah, you owe my mail carrier 34 cents. :)

I apologize for that. You're the second person to bring this to my attention. I used the after-hours machine at the post office, and I believe I answered all its questions truthfully, so I don't understand why someone inside the post office would take exception to whatever postage the machine charged. Weird!


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Tony Hoffer
Minnesota
(323 posts)

Registered:
10/15/2007 05:25PM

Main British Car:
Olds 215 EFI

Re: On-Sale Now: BritishV8 T-Shirts!
Posted by: hoffbug
Date: March 30, 2010 01:55PM

Shirt looks great.. I agree the green does look way better in person... Now if I can just lose my winter paunch Id Look pretty good in it ..LOL
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