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mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1476 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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BritishV8 2015 - The Fat Lady Has Sung!
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 19, 2015 08:16AM

It's over.

Finished.

Done.

The fat lady has sung.

If you're not sleeping with the help, it's time to go home!

A great week in Indianapolis with almost 100 friends, old and new!

I'll post pictures when I get home.

Please feel free to post your pictures here.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2629 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: BritishV8 2015 - The Fat Lady Has Sung!
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 19, 2015 09:02AM

Fat lady shouldn't sing till everyone is home. 4hrs down, 12 to go...
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/19/2015 09:10AM by rficalora.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2629 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: BritishV8 2015 - The Fat Lady Has Sung!
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 19, 2015 10:11AM

Ok, might need to add 20 minutes to our remaining time...
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We are in Missouri now though
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kerbau53
Geoff Morton
Naples, FL
(108 posts)

Registered:
08/09/2010 10:27PM

Main British Car:
78 MGB Ford 5L

Re: BritishV8 2015 - The Fat Lady Has Sung!
Posted by: kerbau53
Date: July 19, 2015 02:12PM

No sense of humour in IL?


JWD
Jim Durham
Gig Harbor, Wa.
(103 posts)

Registered:
01/22/2013 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Ford 302 (398.9 HP, 383.2 TQ)

Re: BritishV8 2015 - The Fat Lady Has Sung!
Posted by: JWD
Date: July 19, 2015 02:16PM

That sux Rob. Care to share what terrible thing you got caught doing???? The only ticket that ever went on my record, 30 years ago, was in Ca. I was cited for 5 over the limit. I was the slowest car on the freeway and was being passed by a semi when the cop shot me with his radar gun. I knew he was there as my detector picked him up long before he even saw me. I thought 5 over would be okay since everyone else was doing at least 10 over. I later found out that in that area, they only write "out of state" cars because they know you won't come back to fight the chicken sh!t ticket.



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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: BritishV8 2015 - The Fat Lady Has Sung!
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: July 19, 2015 07:57PM

Well done Three Stooges!!! Your efforts were extraordinary and so were the results! We had a fantastic time!!!


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2629 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: BritishV8 2015 - The Fat Lady Has Sung!
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 19, 2015 08:39PM

Son was driving. 83 in 70. Has the option (which he'll take) to have the charge dropped.

I'll 2nd the "well done"! Thanks for all the work you guys put into it. Rick, Pete and Dave (and spouses because we know they helped too) - Thank you!


kayakjack
John Renaud
Michigan
(35 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 01:46PM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB V8 Buick/Rover 3.5L

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Re: BritishV8 2015 - The Fat Lady Has Sung!
Posted by: kayakjack
Date: July 19, 2015 08:42PM

Nice planning of events, fun stuff every day/all day! Thanks, Stooges!
The music and clever lyrics at the Banquet was a real surprise. Is this on
the web anywhere?
Jack


Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
(541 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:30AM

Main British Car:
1968 MGB GM 5.3 LS4 V8

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Re: BritishV8 2015 - The Fat Lady Has Sung!
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: July 19, 2015 09:19PM

As usual, a great event! Thanks Rick, Pete and Dave!! I really enjoyed seeing everyone!


psmg
Paul Schils
Fredonia, WI
(86 posts)

Registered:
12/13/2007 10:27AM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB-GT, Buick 215 1971 MGB RD, SBF 302

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Re: BritishV8 2015 - The Fat Lady Has Sung!
Posted by: psmg
Date: July 19, 2015 09:42PM

Mary and I also thank the "Stooges". It was a well "thought out" and fun event. Great job of organizing. THANKS


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1476 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: BritishV8 2015 - The Fat Lady Has Sung!
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 19, 2015 09:50PM

Jeb Blanchard's "BritishV8 Blues" was a surprise to me as well....he told me he had something neat to share...this proves that you CAN trust the "Dark Side"!!

I'll try to upload it to YouTube


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2629 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: BritishV8 2015 - The Fat Lady Has Sung!
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 19, 2015 09:53PM

Got home about 30 minutes ago. 15 1/2 hours. Made easier with Drew - switched drivers every 3-4 hours. He brought us in the last 4.5 hours.


Merv
Merv Hagen
IL
(104 posts)

Registered:
05/21/2008 05:48PM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Buick 215 T-5 Trans

Re: BritishV8 2015 - The Fat Lady Has Sung!
Posted by: Merv
Date: July 20, 2015 07:48AM

I also want to thank the "Stooges". It was a well "thought out" and fun event. Great job of organizing.
Not sure which one of you three guys went the extra step of scheduling that LITTLE rain shower so that I could get a free car wash but it was a nice perk.
I also thought that your placing that little red car to act as a pylon during the autocross was just a little added touch of class.
Thanks for a GREAT time.
Merv


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: BritishV8 2015 - The Fat Lady Has Sung!
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: July 20, 2015 11:47PM

Please accept another round of applause from a grateful participant, thanks to our fine leaders and also to all who came, it was a fantastic event!
Rob sorry about the summons.
The Roadmaster performed flawlessly over 500 miles on 30 gals of fuel. A rain shower in WVA cooled me off, I needed that.
I'll get my photos organized soon, some already on FB.
See ya'll next time.


jblanchard@hcpg.net
Jeb Blanchard
Collierville, TN
(52 posts)

Registered:
12/07/2007 01:01PM

Main British Car:
1961 MGA Chevy 4.3 Vortec V-6

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Re: BritishV8 2015 - The Fat Lady Has Sung!
Posted by: jblanchard@hcpg.net
Date: July 21, 2015 12:43PM

British V8 in Indy was a fantastic experience! The last I attended was in Ohio, just after the car was built. I broke down 10 times, visited 6 different garages, and removed the sway bar on the Ohio Turnpike because the left front spring collapsed into the sway bar causing the steering to lock at 65 MPH on an off ramp. It took only 6 years to sort out the car and 3 HotRod Power tours.

I composed Going to the Indy British V8 Blues as an after thought - Steve Wayne helped with some of the lyrics. Following are the words.

Going to Indy British V8 Blues

Key in the Ignition - Key in the Ignition
Put your foot on the floor - Put your foot on the floor
Disengage the transmission – Disengage the transmission
Hear the muffler roar – Hear the muffler roar

Went down the driveway like it was the starting gate
Headed to the Indy and British V8
--Harp-blues riff--

At about 200 miles I heard a click and a hiss
I knew damn well Lucas; the Lord OF Darkness; had blown me a kiss

As I saw whiffs of smoke from my hood did rise
I saw concern in my wife’s wild eyes

“Don’t fret honey it will be OK”
She stared me down and said, “Only if we call Triple A”

So your wife and your family think you have so much to lose
They just don’t understand the British V8 Blues
--Harp-blues riff--

Pulled up to the Clarion to a full parking lot
Someone handed me a cold, cold beer, I knew it would get hot

Everyone was standing around cars
Discussing electrical and motors under the stars

What a fine time we guys were having – not even in bars
All just admiring our colorful British V8 Cars

We witnessed shining and polishing AND getting the electricals right
So we wouldn’t miss yet another summer cruise night

Motor Speedway was a sight to behold
Love all that history if the truth be told

Met in the parking lot for curves and fun
Look at those British V8s run and run

Now the good times are coming to an end
Time to say goodbye to old and new friends
--Harp- Swing Low Sweet Chariots, Coming to take me home--

But still: Your wife and family think you’ve got so much to lose
They will never understand the British V8 Blues!
--Harp- blues riff--

Thanks to our sponsors for the tech sessions, setting up auto cross, and in general being good guys. Rick and the THREE STOOGES did a good job planning and executing the events - and herding cats...

Jeb


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1476 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: BritishV8 2015 - The Fat Lady Has Sung!
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 21, 2015 01:38PM

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

Registered:
01/11/2010 09:19PM

Main British Car:
74 Spitfire 350Chevy

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Re: BritishV8 2015 - The Fat Lady Has Sung!
Posted by: Spitfire 350
Date: July 21, 2015 04:29PM

More thanks to the "Stooges"!!!
Thanks also to everyone who attended, you all are the reason these events are so cool!


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(930 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: BritishV8 2015 - The Fat Lady Has Sung!
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: July 21, 2015 04:45PM

GREAT JOB!! Rick,Pete & Dave the Stooges delivered again. BTY, the tiny pancakes did taste kinda eggy :-) >>> nothing a little syrup did not cover.


donfaber
Don Faber
Columbus, IN
(60 posts)

Registered:
10/31/2007 10:53PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB 3.9L Rover V8

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Re: BritishV8 2015 - The Fat Lady Has Sung!
Posted by: donfaber
Date: July 21, 2015 09:38PM

Thanks so much! Met lots of neat people, learned a WHOLE lot, and got my car polished for free! Great to be a "newbie" at British V8!

Thanks to the 3 amigos - can't wait until next year!


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3765 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: BritishV8 2015 - The Fat Lady Has Sung!
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 22, 2015 11:45AM

Mucho Kudos to Rick, Pete, & Dave for hosting another one of their outstanding Meets!

What can I say, awesome times with awesome people! Like I have mentioned many times before, what keeps me coming back year after year after year after year is the friends ( & making new ones), fellowship, & camaraderie that make up our British V8 (& V6 & 4 banger Pinto engine w/hairdryer) community. It was a fantastic Family Reunion!

Please come join Dan Masters, Jim Watson, Mickey Richaud, Kelly & Sandy Stevenson, Charles & Perky Long, myself, & other Tennesseans in Townsend next May. LBC roads & scenery guaranteed.
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