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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3639 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 23, 2014 09:39AM

That wasn't really Tennessee. The REAL Tennessee is East of I-75. :)

Go get 'em, Curtis! Any tread left on those tires?


lawnvett
PJ Lenihan
Winston-Salem, NC
(468 posts)

Registered:
04/29/2009 11:37AM

Main British Car:
74 MGB-GT 3.4 V-6 crate, 5 spd

Re: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: September 23, 2014 10:29AM

I've met a few officers, both local and state whilst getting Moss photos. Some have agreed to be photo graphed.

Curtis you must spend all your drive time thinking of distinctive settings, and lighting and weird ways to pose with that goofy sign ,car, and the official Moss signs.

I nominate you for most creative pics in the Challenge.
I also suggest you post a few on the FB page for the challenge.

full moon Moss.jpg
IMG_2923.jpg
IMG_2948.jpg


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: Moderator
Date: September 24, 2014 08:11AM

I scored two points in Illinois on Tuesday, though it seemed way out of my way. Missouri seemed wider than it ought to be, but it's Interstate all the way across and I never slowed down once - not even for Shakespeare's Pizza (a personal favorite). In Kansas, lousy roadsigns and GPS problems really messed me up. I made two costly wrong turns that took a long time to correct, and I ended up driving for hours on two-lane with big trucks in an electrical storm. (Yep, those Dunlops are beginning to look a little tired but I didn't feel like I was on the edge. I'm gonna need tie rod ends when I get home, and I'll be posting a few new thoughts about rear shock absorbers.) Now, I'm gonna be getting home really late on Lisa's birthday. I'm a bit angry about that; I thought I had everything timed really neatly.

Here's the "touchdown" I scored in Illinois:
http://www.britishv8.org/MG/MossChallenge2014/Town-XeniaIL.jpg

And here's the surprise "extra point" that's gonna have other Challengers talking:
http://www.britishv8.org/MG/MossChallenge2014/District-XeniaIL.jpg
(Do me a favor and keep this one a secret from non V8/V6 people for now.)


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3639 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 24, 2014 09:24AM

X marks the spot!

I found out my worn Dunlop Star Specs aren't rain tires, either. As I hydroplaned all over the interstate at 75mph. Talking about a loose race car! :)


lars49
Larry Barnes
Colorado Springs
(176 posts)

Registered:
06/11/2009 02:12PM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB GM LA1 3400 V6

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Re: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: lars49
Date: September 24, 2014 02:19PM

Gosh, I thought at first you were in Xenia Ohio.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: Moderator
Date: September 25, 2014 01:37AM

Drove hard and managed to get home just in time for dinner!

However, I did pause for these:

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/MossChallenge2014/State-Kansas.jpg

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/MossChallenge2014/State-Oklahoma.jpg

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/MossChallenge2014/State-Texas.jpg
(this is the Texas photo I'll probably submit for the point)

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/MossChallenge2014/State-Texas-Alternate.jpg
(here's an alternate Texas photo. Do you like it better?)

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/MossChallenge2014/State-NewMexico.jpg

Must sleep now...


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2592 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: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: rficalora
Date: September 25, 2014 08:09AM

I actually like the grain elevator shot better... Demonstrates that everything is bigger in TX.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3639 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 25, 2014 10:29AM

Except for Alaska. ;)


lawnvett
PJ Lenihan
Winston-Salem, NC
(468 posts)

Registered:
04/29/2009 11:37AM

Main British Car:
74 MGB-GT 3.4 V-6 crate, 5 spd

Re: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: September 25, 2014 10:35AM

you are definitely the point man here at Brit V8

I don't think I'll get points for this but it was a clear day as we landed in NYC yesterday

have not seen one single MG in Manhatten


NYC from airplane.jpg


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: Moderator
Date: September 30, 2014 01:02AM

We collected our tenth car show point this past weekend at Ivy Stockwell Elementary School’s Carnival & Car Show (in Berthoud, Colorado)

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/MossChallenge2014/CarShow-IvyStockwellElementarySchool.jpg

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/MossChallenge2014/CarShow-Kids1.jpg

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/MossChallenge2014/CarShow-Kids2.jpg

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After the car show, we collected another “Roadside Oddity” picture. We had that category covered already, but I think it’s cool to feature photos from where we live. (That’s Longs Peak in the background!)

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/MossChallenge2014/Bonus-GiantFarmerInLongmontCO.jpg
Giant Farmer with Pitchfork overlooks Colorado Rt66 between Longmont and Lyons

====

Then we continued into Lyons to sample beverages at Spirit Hound Distillers.
http://www.britishv8.org/MG/MossChallenge2014/Bonus-SpiritHoundDistillers.jpg


lawnvett
PJ Lenihan
Winston-Salem, NC
(468 posts)

Registered:
04/29/2009 11:37AM

Main British Car:
74 MGB-GT 3.4 V-6 crate, 5 spd

Re: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: September 30, 2014 09:35AM

kids welcome is very cool


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: Moderator
Date: September 30, 2014 10:37AM

Pity it didn't catch on. By the time we arrived, most of the car owners had already retreated to lawn chairs in the shade.


Fall arrived here yesterday. You can just see fresh snow on the mountain tops this morning!


britcars
Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(325 posts)

Registered:
02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Roadster, Rover 3.5 ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!

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Re: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: britcars
Date: September 30, 2014 02:07PM

No recent Challenge photos here. Have been in northern British Columbia for the past two weeks spoiling grandchildren. Haven't seen a British car in nearly four weeks but Dawson Creek, BC has to be the pickup capitol of the world. Lots of 4x4, dually, crew cabs, mostly diesel pickups and one ton trucks everywwhere, nevermind the heavy tractor trailer rigs hauling oilfield equipment. Lots of horses too as there was a quarter horse and barrel racing competition in town one weekend.

Did come across one roadside odddity though in a small town called Beaver Lodge.

IMG-20140919-00003.jpg


Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
(358 posts)

Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: October 04, 2014 04:53PM

WOW !! that's some beaver there Phil,,,,,,,,,
Dave


britcars
Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(325 posts)

Registered:
02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Roadster, Rover 3.5 ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!

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Re: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: britcars
Date: October 07, 2014 12:02PM

Back home from our visit to northern British Columbia but not a lot of free time for cruising and collecting Challenge photos, plus we've had a lot of rain recently. Went out to a small local airport for my "Airport" photo. This pic is of a friend's RV4.
103_0217 (Copy).JPG

The second pic is of a Republic Seabee which has been in this hanger for over 40 years. Tragic story......the owner was killed while trying to prop start the plane after the electric starter failed. The plane was parked and hasn't moved since.
103_0220 (Copy).JPG


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 15, 2014 12:40PM

Way cool!

Not knowing much about old planes, I wondered where the prop on the Seabee was. Found an interesting Wikipedia article, and this photo of one in flight:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/RepublicSeabee01.jpg
(from Wikipedia)

I rode in a sea plane once. On takeoff, at the moment it broke contact from water, the acceleration was fantastic.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 15, 2014 01:14PM

Had a couple free days, so I decided to drive up and see the Black Hills and Badlands or South Dakota.

Snapped these Motoring Challenge pics:

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/MossChallenge2014/State-NorthDakota.jpg
North Dakota

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/MossChallenge2014/State-Montana.jpg
Montana

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/MossChallenge2014/County-ZiebachSD.jpg
Ziebach County, South Dakota --- This is my 26th and final County point!



These are extra photos... either they don't fit Moss' categories or else they're redundant with ones I already had:

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/MossChallenge2014/Bonus-80ft-Dinosaur.jpg

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/MossChallenge2014/Bonus-MG-Oil-Co.jpg

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/MossChallenge2014/Bonus-Badlands.jpg
Badlands National Park is badass! If you have a chance to visit, don't miss it.

The Black Hills would be a really great place for a BritishV8 meet someday, and October might be the best time to have it. The Aspens were still golden, but maybe a week past their prime. Going when I did, a lot of the touristy businesses were already closed for the season. I paid just $35 for a room in a four-story hotel (maybe 120 rooms?) - and learned I was one of only nine guests Monday night. Drove 35 miles down one scenic road, and saw less than a dozen cars along my way. And not a single Harley, which is fine with me. Also, if you guys can keep a secret: Route 16A between Mount Rushmore and the entrance to Custer State Park (where I turned around and went back) is among the best sports car roads I've ever driven. You can't go fast, but the turns are tight enough to make an MGB seem wide. In some sections, the lanes split and you're winding down a narrow single-lane through an Aspen filled valley, like this:

Route-16A.jpg

Suspension bridges that arc right or left... and three single-lane tunnels aligned to provide views like this one:

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/MossChallenge2014/Bonus-BlackHills.jpg

Just wonderful!

Lisa couldn't go with me this time, so I expect we'll return together next year.



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Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
(539 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:30AM

Main British Car:
1968 MGB GM 5.3 LS4 V8

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Re: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: October 15, 2014 03:06PM

Curtis, how many states have you been to now? Unbelievable.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 15, 2014 04:05PM

41.jpg

Scott, you're gonna do this next year. Right?


TR6-6SPD
Ken Hiebert
Toronto Ontario
(242 posts)

Registered:
04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: October 15, 2014 04:19PM

Curtis,
Great photos as always. Such talent.
41 States. Incredible! And how many miles?
I thought I had a fairly busy summer with 11,000 miles in the TR6 but you're way above that.
I never realized how close you are to The Black Hills. Six hour drive. I love it there. And yes, it would be a great LBC get together place. We were there on our motorcycles about two weeks before the August 2011 Sturgis Bike Week. It was quite manageable. Fall would be good.


As you said, great roads:
IMG_5100.JPG

(sorry, no Moss signs)
IMG_5080.JPG
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