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mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1465 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: mowog1
Date: October 15, 2014 05:54PM

Awesome roadtrip, Curtis.


Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
(538 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 06:06PM

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

Yeah Curtis. One small thing to do first. Hypnotize the wife and convince her that it is a good thing to go a few months without pay. Then, while I have her under, talk her into riding around in "that uncomfortable, hot, loud MG" (her words) or that it would be a good idea that I should go alone while she stays home to stare at the four walls. :)

Seriously, I'd love to do something like that. Maybe after I retire.

I was thinking you hit a lot of states this summer.....amazing!

Ken, great picture of Katie nose to nose with GW!


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 15, 2014 10:12PM

Curtis, I admire your determination and "drive". Some great photos. Only two provinces and one state for me this year.......way too much going on in our lives and the lives of our children and grandchildren!


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: October 18, 2014 11:44AM

Curtis,

I too have wimped out this year after giving it a serious effort in 2013.

You are the man, and I expect you'll be a winner this year.

I assume you'll be going west young man, to take 7 more photos.

Let's plan a photo in Indy wearing our Moss challenge tee shirts.

BTW I spent my prize money from 2013 buying new rotors after warping a new set while making a panic stop from 80 mph decending some mountain near the Grand canyon last year while competing in the challenge.
Historic OR trai Marker Kansas.jpg
Hells Caynon.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 20, 2014 01:28PM

Thank you all so much!

PJ wrote: "Let's plan a photo in Indy wearing our Moss challenge tee shirts."
Count on it!

When Lisa suggested we do the Challenge, it was just something to do on Sunday afternoons. She figured we weren't seeing enough of Colorado's variety. Collecting town signs will get you onto some unfamiliar routes. Also, the scavenger hunt points interested her: "winery", "cupcake bakery", "art gallery", "covered bridge", etc. --- We were ~3/4 done collecting town and county signs before I decided to collect states too. Now, we are indeed scheming to grab some photos on the other side of the Rockies. Since Lisa has run out of Vacation days, we're thinking she might grab a cheap flight home from somewhere along my route.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3637 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: October 20, 2014 02:55PM

Go (farther) West young man! :)

Of course, you could spend two weeks just seeing the sites in California.


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: October 21, 2014 12:31PM

better hurry, deep snow is on the way

go see David at Moss and sail with him

PCH (pacific coast highway) is great this time of year, far less traffic than during summer

I'm tempted to fly out and ride shotgun for a few days
Moss CA hdqts.jpg


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(177 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: Charles
Date: October 21, 2014 09:04PM

Curtis, you taken all of us on a whirlwind tour of most of the states. I say it should only be a kick in the rear to get out there and enjoy the great roads and sights we have.
Katie, that is getting up and close with old George.
You guys are making Perk and I feel as though we are home bound, we have only clocked 8,000 mile since French Lick.

Best regards
Perk and charles


Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
(538 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 22, 2014 07:39AM

When does the Challenge end?


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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 22, 2014 11:29AM

You have until the end of December!


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: November 10, 2014 08:31PM

Well, the driving season is nearly over here. Went for a short drive today and picked off five destinations, including an ice rink.......Willie O'Ree Place. This is about a half mile from my house, drive past it nearly every day but it took a snow storm last week to get me motivated. The rink, with two NHL size ice surfaces as well as as a YMCA and indoor skateboard park, is named Willie O'Ree Place in honour of the former Fredericton man who became the first black person to play in the National Hockey League 50 years ago.

[en.wikipedia.org]
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Our driveway last week
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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: November 11, 2014 01:01PM

That's another great photo, Phil.

I really like those bad-ass black wheels!

Life keeps getting in my way. Just the other day, I charted out a new and better route to pick up the west coast states. Then snow came. It's 18F and my radio is calling for 2 more inches here. Perhaps after that melts! All I have to do is get across or around the Rockies and then there's just deserts and beaches, right?


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1145 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: November 11, 2014 04:50PM

I have a room waiting in California if you are passing through. I also have rear leaf springs for you too.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3637 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: November 11, 2014 06:56PM

Wow. Sunny & 70 degrees here today. I was out getting in some more top down motoring! :)


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: November 11, 2014 10:56PM

Thanks Curtis.
They are 15" x 6" from a Nissan Sentra and look great from twenty feet, got some surface rust. One of the hazards in living where salt is the other "S" word during our winters. There are a couple of clearance issues so over the winter I'll cut the centers out on the lathe, sand blast the parts, adjust the offset and have a friend TIG weld the centers back in place, then powder coat them. Haven't decided about a set of Baby Moons or trim rings, don't think I'd want both.

I got a ride in Jim Stuart's car at Indy and remember his wheels with the Baby Moons, going for the same look.


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: November 12, 2014 12:02PM

Carl said: "Wow. Sunny & 70 degrees here today. I was out getting in some more top down motoring! :)"

another beautiful day today in NC a few leaves provide color, ble sky, top off weather for sure.

this is why i live here
MG, Brenda + emily 8-06 .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: January 21, 2015 01:35PM

Moss has just announced results for the 2014 Challenge. I'll start a new thread later today with the full story. For now, I'll just give you this summary.

The Good News: Lisa and I tied for FIFTH PLACE OVERALL!!!

That's exactly what we were hoping and working for. PJ's 2013 entry inspired us, and I wanted to match his results. I figured a fifth place finish would be high enough to keep V8/V6 conversions on everyone's radar, but not so high as to make one of BritishV8's key advertisers uncomfortable.

The Bad News: BritishV8 Got Skunked Really Bad in the Club Spirit Award.

I haven't heard yet exactly how many of us listed "BritishV8" as our club affiliation, but I do know the "Les Bois Miata Club" of Boise, Idaho won. We must do better next year!


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: January 21, 2015 04:36PM

Curtis, just opened my email from Moss a few minutes ago.
Congratulations!!
Excellent work and some great photos. I didn't get to travel nearly as much as I wanted to this past year due to a variety of circumstances but will be shooting for the top 50 in 2015.
See you in Indy.


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(177 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: Let's Win Moss Motors' 2014 Club Spirit Award
Posted by: Charles
Date: January 21, 2015 05:22PM

Curtis, in my book YOU WON. Thanks for the trip and safe driving to Indy.
charles


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: January 22, 2015 12:15PM

I listed British V8 as club affiliation; but I was way down the list of points earned this year compared to last year.
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