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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: British V8 schedule?
Posted by: lars49
Date: July 18, 2014 09:26PM

Not a bad idea, but not enough empty seats. Maybe tow ropes and roller skates :-)


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

Registered:
04/29/2009 11:37AM

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

Re: British V8 schedule? and CARPOOLING
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: July 19, 2014 12:31AM

I'll fly into Denver, could rent a car but would have more fun in a carpool so does anyone have an empty seat? I thought this thread was as good a place as any to let you know my likely status.

I am flying standby as my wife, who is not able to attend this year, is retired from USAirways and Piedmont. There are 23 seats available on a flight that arrives in Denver a little after 9:00am on Sun 7-20-2014.as I type this on Friday night It can change but my best guess is that I'll be on that plane. I that flight fills up I ave 4 others on sunday that I will standby for.

I have a compact rental car reserved, but would much prefer to carpool with anyone passing through the Denver area. I doubt I'll need a car during the V8 meet, I expect I can find an empty seat in someones car and would love to have the experience to ride in different cars!

If anyone needs a ride in my rental car, how about you Kelly? let me know and I'll rent it. The cost all in is a little over $100 per day + petrol.

So to summerise I'm looking for either a ride from denver to Colorado Springs or maybe someone to share the rental car.
Denver Eli & PJ.jpg


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(932 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: British V8 schedule?
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: July 19, 2014 08:30AM

Safe Travels to all who attend. See you Sunday around noon, C.T. :-) Thanks Larry for all the effort and work


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3787 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: British V8 schedule?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 19, 2014 09:59AM

Okay, finally hittin' the road. Long way to go & a short time to get there!


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 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: British V8 schedule?
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: July 19, 2014 11:49PM

People that are here at the Hotel already! Saturday evening.

Ted Lathrop
Merv Hagen
Phil MC Connel
Charles Long
Roger from Canada
Calvin Grannis

It rained pretty hard today around 2pm.

Have a safe trip here!


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 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: British V8 schedule?
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: July 20, 2014 12:04AM

Larry,

Big mud slide on Hwy 24 at youth pass but is already clear to drive through.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2636 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: British V8 schedule?
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 20, 2014 01:23AM

Will be there tomorrow before 3. We are in Amarillo tonight. Checked out Cadillac Ranch and then Palo Duro canyon. Then on the way back from the canyon, we ran across the 'Route 66 Speedway" so we watched dirt track races for a couple of hours before heading to the hotel. Long day but a good one.

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(525 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

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

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Re: British V8 schedule?
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: July 20, 2014 01:56AM

I picked up Howard Hosp in Indy Friday morning and headed west....someplace west of Hannibal, Missouri we accidentally met up with Dave and Lou Kirkman and traveled with them for the next couple hundred miles...We all stayed at the Drury Inn in western MO.....today started uneventfully for the next 300 miles, but my car broke down 70 miles from Colorado...did not appear to be fuel so we changed the coil and ran another 40 miles and broke down again...this time after much analysis, we determined that it might be the fuel pump....changed the fuel pump right around dark at a rest area and then drove another 20 miles and are staying at the Comfort Inn in Colorado about 170 miles form CS....the four of us ate at a steak house and consumed more than one Fat Tires to alleviate today's problem...wish us luck tomorrow!
arkleyologist


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3787 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: British V8 schedule?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 20, 2014 02:34AM

Y'all go ahead & party without me. :) I drove 960 miles today. I'm done. Shouldn't have stayed up til 1:30 watching Game of Thrones. Tomorrow is an easy 450 or so. See y'all around 4pm.


MG four six eight
Bill Jacobson
Wa state
(299 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 02:15AM

Main British Car:
73 MGB Buick 215, Eaton/GM supercharger

Re: British V8 schedule?
Posted by: MG four six eight
Date: July 20, 2014 09:38AM

We overnighted in Glenwood springs and should be on the road again shortly. Going to take the scenic route over Independence Pass today.
For most of the trip it's been pretty hot usually 95 to 108 degrees, which has been the limiting factor on how far we can travel a day.
Makes me wish that I would have installed AC along with the cruise control!!!

Bill


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3787 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: British V8 schedule?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 20, 2014 10:11AM

Back on the road again. See y'all bout 4.

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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: British V8 schedule?
Posted by: lars49
Date: July 20, 2014 12:00PM

Ute Pass is clear and no more massive thunderstorms predicted for the rest of the week.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1478 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: British V8 schedule?
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 20, 2014 03:33PM

Good song, Carl!

I'm friends with Terry Luttrell, original lead singer of REO.

He lives in Champaign, IL

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MrNick
Nickolas Beckius
Colorado Springs, CO
(30 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2009 03:14PM

Main British Car:
1975 MGB 4.6L Rover V8

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Re: British V8 schedule?
Posted by: MrNick
Date: July 21, 2014 10:05PM

I actually work at the Air Force Academy (which is where I will unfortunately be that morning).

You will need to come in through the North Gate, which is off I-25 Exit 156 next to the new Bass Pro Shop. Hours are 9am-5pm for visitors and you will most likely be asked to pop your trunk, but I doubt they'll break out the mirrors. You will need a valid Driver's License, they also say they'll ask for Insurance and Registration - but I've never seen them actually do that in the six years of going there everyday. They can also give you a map of the Academy, which I would highly suggest to those unfamiliar with it.

The first thing you hit will be the B-52 just off to the left about a mile after the gate. Then if you keep going on the road the gate was on you'll have a nice little drive that has a few look out points and curves around to the visitor center where you can see the Chapel and get a view of the Cadet Area - you will not be allowed to enter the cadet area though. You probably won't see any cadet formations due to it being summer, but noon is a good time to see them if there are any.



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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3787 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: British V8 schedule?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 22, 2014 01:41AM

I drove a cadet back to his dorm tonight. Great nighttime view of the lights of Colorado Springs from up there!

Edit: An Air Force Academy 2nd year Cadet from our local Boy Scout Troop 48.



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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2636 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: British V8 schedule?
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 24, 2014 03:09PM

We left about 5 this morning. Making good time so far; we're about 3 hours out from Dallas - that's our stop for tonight.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3787 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: British V8 schedule?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 25, 2014 04:10AM

It was great to meet you, Nick (my nephew's name, btw). Glad you stopped by the Hotel. Best of luck with your conversion.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(932 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: British V8 schedule?
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: July 25, 2014 07:52AM

With a few flight delays, we left Co.Springs around 4:40 PM and flew to Chicago (Did not see Merv) and then to Huntsville,Al. at 8;00 PM. Had a great time. BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY!


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2636 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: British V8 schedule?
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 25, 2014 08:45PM

Just met my wife and other son for dinner in Conroe Tx. Spent last evening with my folks in Dallas. Yesterday was long... 11 1/2 hours of driving. Today wasn't bad, just 3 hours.

My dad says "hi" to everyone.


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 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: British V8 schedule?
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: July 27, 2014 12:42PM

We left about 4 am and did a straight through drive. Made it in 19 hours with gaining 1 hour. Brenda and I switched off the drive some. Trevor and Sonja were sleeping most of the way. Nick made his trip the NM Kirtland AFB in around 5 hours. We all had a blast being together as a family and our BV8 family at the same time. We couldn't ask for a better time.
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