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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4465 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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I'm World Famous!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: December 31, 2014 05:55PM

Okay, maybe not that famous... but this article just came out about Our 2014 Moss Motoring Challenge Entry. Check it out!

Lisa and I finished up with about 180 points, depending a little with how many bonus "creativity points" Moss awards us. I don't know yet how competitive that is, but my guess it's in the top ten. At least one competitor has claimed 194 points. To do that he visited 48 states and 5 Canadian provinces. (We visited 41 states and 1 province.)


Visiting with PJ in North Carolina:
http://www.mossmotoring.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/With-PJ-Lenihan.jpg


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Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(341 posts)

Registered:
02/02/2009 07:58PM

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

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Re: I'm World Famous!
Posted by: britcars
Date: January 01, 2015 08:30AM

Good stuff Curtis! Some great photos and a lot of time and travel involved. Way ahead of me. I did get an email from Moss acknowledging my entry and commenting on some of the photos and a couple of the modifications to my car so a T-shirt is in the works.


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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3918 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: I'm World Famous!
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: January 01, 2015 10:14AM

Congrats, Curtis!

You & Lisa spent an amazing amount of time, energy, & gasoline to get all those photos! Accumulated lots of great memories along the way.

Glad that I got to help by snapping one of those pics. :)


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4465 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: I'm World Famous!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: January 01, 2015 11:08AM

Thank you, gentlemen.

Phil, of the photos you collected, which one brings you the biggest smile to look back on? Have you studied the 2015 entry form yet? Lots of interesting new objectives!

Here's the photo that Carl took - which scored one of our ten "car show" points!
http://www.britishv8.org/MG/MossChallenge2014/CarShow-BritishV8.jpg

We hadn't started encouraging folks to pose with us in our photos yet. I'm thinking ay Indy (during BritishV8 2015) we should gather a big crowd of people for a group Motoring Challenge photo. We'll need to pack at least seven cars in amongst the people to make it count for car show points. Sounds like fun, eh?


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Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(341 posts)

Registered:
02/02/2009 07:58PM

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

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Re: I'm World Famous!
Posted by: britcars
Date: January 01, 2015 11:21PM

Curtis, of the 35 plus photos, a couple stand out as most favourite. My "ferry" shot, taken with a group of friends out for a very nice day trip, and yes, we allowed a friend to bring his Renault 2CV along. The second is my "harbour" photo, taken during a weekend getaway with my wife to Grand Manan Island.
On a Ferry.04 (Copy).jpg
Harbor.02 (Copy).jpg
I've looked over the 2015 entry form and plan to make a more focused effort to check off more categories that in 2014. Should be able to do it as we're planning much more travel in 2015. The palindrome category has me scratching my head though. Nothing comes to mind for locations, signs, etc in this area yet. May have to drive to Laval, Quebec. :-)
I almost included this photo as a roadside oddity but thought better of it. Nice guy, showed a lot of interest in the B.
Roadside Oddity (Copy).JPG


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Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
(359 posts)

Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: I'm World Famous!
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: January 02, 2015 08:05AM

Yes, ,,, yes you are world famous, at least to all of us you are !! and Happy new year to you and Lisa.
Dave



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Ken Hiebert
Toronto Ontario
(247 posts)

Registered:
04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: I'm World Famous!
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: January 02, 2015 10:20AM

Curtis,
Congratulations on all your achievements!
All those miles and hours behind the wheel with no breakdowns or unscheduled maintenance events is a testament to your engineering skills. And all done with no cruise control!


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PJ Lenihan
Winston-Salem, NC
(473 posts)

Registered:
04/29/2009 11:37AM

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

Re: I'm World Famous!
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: January 02, 2015 05:37PM

Well done Curtis, and Happy New Year


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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: I'm World Famous!
Posted by: Charles
Date: January 02, 2015 11:33PM

Curtis and Lisa, THANK YOU for the show. I often look back at all of the photos and the creative skills. Again THANKS
charles


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Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2675 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: I'm World Famous!
Posted by: rficalora
Date: January 03, 2015 06:23PM

Great pics Curtis! You are quite a photographer.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4465 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: I'm World Famous!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: January 06, 2015 02:26AM

Thanks, guys!

I hope someone from the BritishV8 crowd will take the baton and really run with it in 2015's Challenge.

Phil, your photos have really given me a hankering to see the maritime provinces for myself. Maybe not in 2015, but one day I hope to drive my MG to and through them.


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Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(527 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

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

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Re: I'm World Famous!
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: January 06, 2015 10:14AM

I used to go to the maritines just to consume Alexander Kieths...now it's available everywhere! What a great world it is!


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Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(341 posts)

Registered:
02/02/2009 07:58PM

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

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Re: I'm World Famous!
Posted by: britcars
Date: January 06, 2015 07:44PM

Curtis, when you do decide to visit the East Coast let me know. I'll help with some driving suggestions, perhaps travel with you for a bit and offer a bunk or two if you want them. I can also find some Alexander Keith's or Moosehead if you're partial to either (or both!).


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Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
(220 posts)

Registered:
01/27/2013 06:47PM

Main British Car:
1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: I'm World Famous!
Posted by: tbo
Date: January 07, 2015 08:19AM

Curtis. Your trip looks like a dream come true. what a great photo album. When you went through southern Ontario did you stop in Chatham and tour the RM restoration shops and say Hello to the exTyke? I recognize the Little Austria trailer park sign,,,my part of the country. Thanks for the tour


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