The BritishV8 Pub

general notices, announcements, invitations, & social stuff (like meets & car shows)

Go to Thread: PreviousNext
Go to: Forum ListMessage ListNew TopicLog In
Goto Page: 12Next
Current Page: 1 of 2


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(575 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

authors avatar
20 years!
Posted by: danmas
Date: July 22, 2015 03:26PM

Can you believe it - the 2016 meet will mark 20th anniversary of our annual foolishness gatherings! For historical record, here's a list of all events, locations, sponsors, and dates.

'97 - St Louis, MO - Robin Weatherall - June 13-16
'98 - Annapolis, MD - Dave and Linda Michel and Jim Stuart - July 12-15
'99 - Champaign, IL - Rick Ingram - May 26-28
'00 - Westlake, OH - Kurt Schley - September 2-9
'01 - Sebring, FL - Don Rausch - March 4-7
'02 - Grand Rapids, MI - Steve Carrick - August 16-18
'03 - Townsend, TN - Dan Masters - April 30-May 4
'04 - Grand Rapids, MI - Steve Carrick - August 13-14
'05 - Terre Haute, IN - Rick Ingram, Dave Kirkman, and Pete Mantell - August 13-14
'06 - Townsend, TN - Dan Masters - June 18-21
'07 - Willoughby, OH - Kurt Schely and Dan Masters - August 2-4
'08 - Port Washington, WI - Paul and Mary Schils - July 13-16
'09 - Durham, NC - Max Fulton and Emily Turner - June 7-10
'10 - Indianapolis, IN - Rick Ingram, Dave Kirkman, and Pete Mantell - July 8-10
'11 - Townsend, TN - Dan Masters and Jim Watson - May 5-18
'12 - Palestine, TX - W. Kube, J. Youngblood, N. Pappas, G Tollini, and R. Gregory - July 20-23
'13 - Omaha, NB - B. Young, D. Bonar, and B. Davidson - June 10-12
'14 - Colorado Springs, CO - Larry Barnes - July 20-23
'15 - Indianapolis, IN - Rick Ingram, Dave Kirkman, and Pete Mantell - July 15-18
'16 - Townsend, TN - Dan Masters and Jim Watson - May 8-12



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/24/2015 08:22PM by danmas.


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

authors avatar
Re: 20 years!
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: July 22, 2015 03:52PM

I have only offically attended the gatherings from 2005 to present. Visited Townsend in 2003 as outsider and purchased a HTOB from Dan Legrou for the conversion and the rest is history. Everyone is like family. This was evident in Indy with our medical emergency. Thanks to all. SAFETY FASTER!


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

authors avatar
Re: 20 years!
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: July 22, 2015 03:54PM

Amazing...been to everyone beginning with Westlake...but did miss Sebring...must be something to these activities for them to have continued to be so popular..


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3760 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

authors avatar
Re: 20 years!
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 22, 2015 04:03PM

Unbelievable. Townsend in 2016 will mark 19 in a row for me. Never would have thought that would happen. Had NO idea we would still be doing it every year.

AFAIK, Jack Renaud is the only person at Indy this year that was at the very 1st event in St. Louis in 1997.

Yes there is, Mike. It's the people! :)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/22/2015 08:55PM by MGBV8.


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

authors avatar
Re: 20 years!
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: July 22, 2015 05:21PM

Yes, definitely "The People". Great group of people and spouses also.


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
(720 posts)

Registered:
02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

authors avatar
Re: 20 years!
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: July 22, 2015 06:21PM

I notice a marked lack of any venues west of the Rockies. I must be the only one out here with a V8 powered British car.


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(575 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

authors avatar
Re: 20 years!
Posted by: danmas
Date: July 22, 2015 06:33PM

Quote:
I notice a marked lack of any venues west of the Rockies.

That's because no one west of the Rockies has volunteered to host one to date. One is being planned for 2017.

All it takes to have an event anywhere is for someone to step up to the plate and do the legwork to make it happen.

The reason Jim and I volunteered to do the 2011 event is because there would have been no event that year had we not.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1476 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

authors avatar
Re: 20 years!
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 22, 2015 08:16PM

I've only missed 1997, 1998, 2007, and 2014.

The only meet that I've had my V8 at is 2013 in Omaha.

We need someone to step forward for 2017....it can take longer than a year to plan these events!


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5812 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

authors avatar
Re: 20 years!
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 23, 2015 09:52AM

I missed 5:
'97 and '98 before I even knew you guys were doing this (my conversion was complete by '86)
'00 and '01 because of a major upgrade where I had nothing to show and didn't want to come off as a braggart
'14 for various reasons including distance and another major powerline upgrade.

My first one was Champagne and things certainly have changed since then, yet in many subtle ways they have not. I have lusted after one of that year's t-shirts ever since. Because we just made the run out there to check out this new group I doubt we even registered for the meet, though we did enjoy the parking lot and made the run out to the steak house. Probably driving Edith's little red Eclipse but I'm not sure, it could have been the gray Lincoln Continental. Doesn't seem like that long ago, but Matthew was just a wee small fellow, 3 years old.

Jim


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5812 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

authors avatar
Re: 20 years!
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 23, 2015 10:47AM

Some time, I would like to see a meet planned for central West Virginia. One excellent location would be the Fayetteville/Oak Hill/Beckley area. Because of the popularity of the area's world class white water rivers there is plenty of lodging from primitive all the way up to Presidential quality if you wanted to go over to Lewisburg (and Beckley has some that aren't too far below that) and there is plenty to see and do. The roads in the area do not take a back seat to any you will find anywhere, and it is very easy to plan a route for an outing that will have you loving your converted MGB even more than you do now. The New River Gorge is a great place for sightseeing with several good options whether you go to the clifftops on the rim, down by the rapids, take in the rock climbing or just drive the access roads. And of course there is always the option of a whitewater trip, done any number of ways. Honestly, 4 days isn't anywhere even remotely close to enough. I lived in that area for years and there are still things I haven't done.

Jim


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3760 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

authors avatar
Re: 20 years!
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 23, 2015 10:47AM

Jim, would you settle for the logo for your garage? I have a t-shirt & 2 sweatshirts. None of which will fit you. We could cut out the logo & make a plaque or something. Yeah, I'm sure that it's a snapshot of you & your car. :)


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1476 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

authors avatar
Re: 20 years!
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 23, 2015 11:14AM

Bill Yobi was wearing the 1999 shirt on Saturday when we visited the Speedway.

Yobi.jpg


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(575 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

authors avatar
Re: 20 years!
Posted by: danmas
Date: July 23, 2015 11:37AM

Quote:
Some time, I would like to see a meet planned for central West Virginia.

Next year would be a good time. You and Dan should be able to make that happen.


Moderator
Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

authors avatar
Re: 20 years!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: July 23, 2015 03:34PM

If a meet is held in Lewisburg, I won't miss it. It's my favorite town anywhere.

About that fantastic piratical theme t-shirt from the Champaign meet... I don't have the illustrator's contact info, but I heard a rumor once that he too has moved to the Pacific Northwest. If I manage to track him down, I'll see if I can't commission an updated version to be offered on the website. Anyone got a lead?


kayakjack
John Renaud
Michigan
(35 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 01:46PM

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

authors avatar
Re: 20 years!
Posted by: kayakjack
Date: July 23, 2015 03:36PM

Carl, Yes. I was at St. Louis in 1997. I made the 1st 11, 1997-2007, then 2009-2011, and 2015.
It's definitely the people, and the creativity, too. They're going by too fast! :-)
Kayak Jack


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

authors avatar
Re: 20 years!
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: July 23, 2015 04:02PM

Curtis, I am with you on Lewisburg..I would drive there just to eat at the "Food and Friends" restaurant! The General Lewis is good too....Kay and I used to stay there when it was $40 a night! When we were in that area we used to tell friends that we stayed at the "Greenbrier" ....what we did not tell them was it was the Greenbrier campground right across the street!, ha ha


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(972 posts)

Registered:
11/06/2007 01:55PM

Main British Car:
1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

authors avatar
Re: 20 years!
Posted by: Dan B
Date: July 23, 2015 04:05PM

Carl, you can hang the shirt on his office wall with push-pins. He has several others there.

We can look at doing WV in 2017. There are many options here.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1476 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

authors avatar
Re: 20 years!
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 23, 2015 05:03PM

The graphic artist who did the CBCF 1999 t-shirt with the Rover V8 was Greg Petrolatti.

He now lives in Lafayette, Oregon.

PM me for his e-mail address.

Greg also did the illustrations for Burt Levy's "Potside Companion" as well as the v2005 t-shirt for the Spurious V8 and MG Club.

I've known him since about 1991.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5812 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

authors avatar
Re: 20 years!
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 23, 2015 07:55PM

Since Dan is closest and he is still over an hour away from the best areas, (though the southwestern part of the state has some very good roads as well) I suspect the WV meet should be done as a group effort. Not having ever done one it's purely guesswork on my part but could most of the arrangements be made by phone? I'm guessing the biggest thing would be to locate the lodging.

Lewisburg may be workable but it is really over on the limestone plateau. I'm not a geologist so I don't know what that's called. The area does have a lot of caves. It is also better than a 1/2 hour from the Oak Hill area, which to me is just about ground zero for a bunch of great roads and things to see and do. Anything within 15 minutes of there is going to be good. There is also a pretty darned good route from Lewisburg into Terry which is on the river side of Beckley then the drive up the side of the Gorge at that point is also very good. The drive from Lewisburg to Terry can be done in about 1/2 hour if you hotfoot it. From Oak Hill to Terry is going to be around 15-20 minutes with higher chances of seeing Johnny Law. (But not too bad really.)

Babcock State park is on Rt. 60 to the east of Rt 19. They have some cabins and camping and for a rustic getaway it is exceptional but probably don't have the capacity for our group and are a bit north of what I would consider to be the hub. It does have a good trail down to one of the biggest rapid complexes on the New and there are a couple of very twisty roads nearby on that side of the river. Oak Hill has a couple of big motels with large enough parking lots.

Having lived in many places along the Rt.60/I-64 corridor from Huntington to Lewisburg and driven many of the roads there, my recommendation has to be Oak Hill. Many excellent driving roads radiate outwards from there, and it's easy to route multiple loops that will take 1-2 hours. You are sitting on the rim of a 1000 ft deep gorge, right between Gauley and Sewell mountains, either one of which gives you everything from a fast 3 lane (US Rt. 60) to a bunch of twisty two lane back roads and even a few 1-1/2 lane roads suitable for thrill seekers. (You don't slow for opposing traffic. Both vehicles drop the outside wheels off in the gravel and blast on by!) Those who love Lewisburg are only about an hour away if you drive sedately. I'm thinking the Holiday Inn on Rt. 19 might be a hot lick. (I'm pretty sure it was a Holiday Inn...)

Jim


7sand8s
Dennis Miller

(27 posts)

Registered:
09/21/2008 10:47PM

Main British Car:


Re: 20 years!
Posted by: 7sand8s
Date: July 24, 2015 08:19PM

The 1998 meet was in Maryland.
Goto Page: 12Next
Current Page: 1 of 2


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.