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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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Website Contributions
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: July 11, 2010 10:11PM

At the conclusion of the V8 meeting at Indy, Paul Schils made an eloquent statement about the tremendous job that Curtis has been doing on this website. We all enjoy the benefits of this website and applaud Curtis's efforts. This is not an easy job and requires a tremendous amount of time. As I went to the website to make my annual (overdue) monetary contribution I noticed that the 2010 contributions are way, way down from 2009. I know times are tough for many at this time, but I think it would be prudent for all that can contribute, jump in and make your annual contibutions in the next few days. I would hate to see this great website be diminished or at worst become inactive due to a lack of financial support that is necessary.
Cheers
Mike



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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: Website Contributions
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: July 19, 2010 10:28AM

Since I posted this a little over a week ago 61 people have viewed it, but I do not see any new contributions added. Come on guys, jump in and help out...
Mike


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2683 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Website Contributions
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 19, 2010 03:03PM

Count me in Mike. I've been delinquent but agree this site is worth more than my magazine subsriptions combined. I just submitted mine.



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MGB-FV8
Jacques Mathieu
Alexandria, VA
(299 posts)

Registered:
09/11/2009 08:55PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Small Block Ford, 331 Stroker

Re: Website Contributions
Posted by: MGB-FV8
Date: July 19, 2010 05:59PM

Hi Mike, I'm in agreement with what you said; I've contributed in the first quarter of 2010. Is this a quarterly contribution or annual?

Jacques


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1112 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Website Contributions
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: July 19, 2010 06:26PM

Mike,
We all applaud the fine web service that Curtis provides. Some of us have our $contribution$ date to the British V8 website at some other time during the year - mine happens to be January.


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: Website Contributions
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: July 19, 2010 11:47PM

Thanks for the positive coments guys, and let's keep it going. Jacques, I think everyone contributes annually, but that would not prohibit anyone from contributing more than once per year if they choose.


Moderator
Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4475 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Website Contributions
Posted by: Moderator
Date: July 20, 2010 08:25PM

Firstly, THANK YOU for all the kind words and for supporting this website. You guys are the greatest!

I owe some apologies: I've been especially slow lately with e-mail, including thank you notes... This month I'm migrating from an old and failing PC (tower) to a new-to-me Mac (laptop). Towards the end of last month a nasty little computer virus sneaked onto the PC - past Norton anti-virus software - so if you haven't gotten an e-mail from my machine lately that's probably a good thing. I've resorted to disconnecting the PC from the internet indefinitely. (All website data is backed-up multiple places. None of that was lost.) Anyhow, the transition has disturbed my usual routines.

A number of people made cash contributions during the meet. I genuinely appreciate it, but my memory is failing. If I forgot to add your name to the "Contributors" page of the website, please send me a PM and I'll get that fixed.

This month has been especially full of expenses - some unexpected and some planned. During the meet I dropped my trusty digital camera on its lens and destroyed its motorized focus & zoom mechanisms. I'll have to replace it. Sunday before leaving for Indy, I bought a used MacBook Pro 15" laptop. It'll make it feasible for me to check e-mail and/or to moderate the message board while traveling. I got a great deal on the computer, but now I'm shopping for software, a bigger internal hard drive, a wireless mouse, etc. Besides travel expenses, that's where money from contributions is being spent lately.

Thanks again for all your support.


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: Website Contributions
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: July 20, 2010 10:20PM

Mike, a good reminder for sure. I spoke to Curtis about my support after the Karting and we were going to sort something out but didn't get to it at that time. I'll take care of it in August for sure with some donation.


Spitfire 350
Phil McConnell
Perrysburg, OH (Toledo area)
(194 posts)

Registered:
01/11/2010 09:19PM

Main British Car:
74 Spitfire 350Chevy

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Re: Website Contributions
Posted by: Spitfire 350
Date: July 21, 2010 11:23AM

Wow, that took like a minute and a half. I wish I hadn't procrastinated so long.


Moderator
Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4475 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Website Contributions
Posted by: Moderator
Date: August 05, 2010 05:32PM

Thanks again, guys!

Just a little update... I thought some of you might be interested to know that I've invested in a newer camera. It's a Canon "G11" (bought used on eBay). It's arrived, and I'm learning how to use it. Very exciting! I'm looking forward to better photos, plus this camera is MUCH better suited to photographing things that move.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1502 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Website Contributions
Posted by: mowog1
Date: August 05, 2010 10:41PM

BritishV8 2010 has sent Curtis a check from the event's net proceeds now that the books have been closed.

A check will also be going into the mail to Dan Masters as seed money for BritishV8 2011.


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(577 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: Website Contributions
Posted by: danmas
Date: August 06, 2010 05:59PM

There are many MG, Triumph, and other British car related websites and forums on the internet, but this one is different than all the rest.

Most of them are like hanging out in the coffee shop with your friends talking about these cars; this one is like hanging out in the garage with your buddies actually working. No other web site has as many "how-it-was-done" photographs and articles as this one. Over 7,500 photographs! Where else can you get that much real, valued, expert help?

Worth supporting? I think so.


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