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mgaman
marshall de leon
Portland Oregon
(78 posts)

Registered:
09/17/2008 06:11PM

Main British Car:
Mark 2 Jaguar 350 Chev. V8

British V8 West Coast Tour
Posted by: mgaman
Date: January 24, 2016 03:42PM

Thanks to a very generous offer to assist from Rick Ficolora, the British V8 tour for the West Coast is beginning to take shape (in a very rough form).

Anticipated four day tour, leaving Walnut Creek, CA and on up through Sacramento to Incline Village, then across to Mendocino and back down to San Francisco......

As this is our first one, expect some teething problems but hey, isn't that half the fun????

Anyone wanting a more elaborate itinerary, please e-mail me and I can shoot it on over.
Expected tour date- the first week in August.....

And again--many thanks to you Rick for jumping in there--most appreciated!


mgaman
marshall de leon
Portland Oregon
(78 posts)

Registered:
09/17/2008 06:11PM

Main British Car:
Mark 2 Jaguar 350 Chev. V8

Re: British V8 West Coast Tour
Posted by: mgaman
Date: January 24, 2016 05:48PM

and my sincere apologies to Rob Ficolora.....not Rick!!


lawnvett
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: British V8 West Coast Tour
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: February 06, 2016 04:34PM

i sent you a pm

I'm interested

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mgaman
marshall de leon
Portland Oregon
(78 posts)

Registered:
09/17/2008 06:11PM

Main British Car:
Mark 2 Jaguar 350 Chev. V8

Re: British V8 West Coast Tour
Posted by: mgaman
Date: February 21, 2016 02:37PM

Due to the low interest in the event, I am shelving this idea but if anyone wants to revive it later (and needs help), I am more than happy to jump onboard......


Oldbloke
Jim Legg
Napa, California
(91 posts)

Registered:
01/24/2013 03:24PM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB GM 3.4L V6

Re: British V8 West Coast Tour
Posted by: Oldbloke
Date: February 21, 2016 03:50PM

Well, drat...was hoping something in my neck of the woods was really gonna happen. Again if I can help...?


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

Registered:
02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: British V8 West Coast Tour
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: February 22, 2016 10:42PM

I was hoping to participate as well, would have been a fun run.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3009 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: British V8 West Coast Tour
Posted by: roverman
Date: February 23, 2016 11:14AM

Ok, Was there a sign-up list, that I missed ? What if we were to participate, allied with other BMC club events, like Solvang, wine country tour/etc ? Laguna Seca vintage races, with Pebble Beach Classic ? This a HUGE event. Ideas ?


bsa_m21
Martin Rothman
Vancouver, Canada
(209 posts)

Registered:
01/06/2009 11:41AM

Main British Car:
1980 TR7V8 Rover 3.9L

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Re: British V8 West Coast Tour
Posted by: bsa_m21
Date: February 23, 2016 05:13PM

Guys! That is not a "West Coast Tour", its a southern California tour.

If you want to call it a "West Coast Tour" it really should include stops from California to British Columbia, Canada. :)

M.


Oldbloke
Jim Legg
Napa, California
(91 posts)

Registered:
01/24/2013 03:24PM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB GM 3.4L V6

Re: British V8 West Coast Tour
Posted by: Oldbloke
Date: February 23, 2016 05:45PM

Martin, beg to differ buddy! The proposed run was NorCal with some SoCal guys interested! Marshalls proposed routes aren't bad, but think I would start in Reno to make it easier for those further afield to meet up then on thru gold country along hwy 49, etc. Many interesting drives in the NorCal region without having to bother with too many freeways.


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: British V8 West Coast Tour
Posted by: JWD
Date: February 23, 2016 09:48PM

"Guys! That is not a "West Coast Tour", its a southern California tour. "

I agree. I'm not interested in driving over a 1000 miles to start a tour. Maybe we should consider something in our area. Even an informal get-together sounds good.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1483 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: British V8 West Coast Tour
Posted by: mowog1
Date: February 24, 2016 08:24PM

So....is this event now officially deceased?

There were several enthusiasts from Michigan, Ohio, and North Carolina who were seriously considering making the trek.


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 West Coast Tour
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: February 25, 2016 10:08AM

Brenda and I would step up to the plate in a heart beat and host a west coast meet. But at this time we are being hammered with business right now, which is a great, but wouldn't allow us to put forth the time needed to setup a meet. If we were retired, we could dedicate the time to make it happen. :( This has been in our thoughts for some time!

There are some great roads out here and stuff to see. Would anyone go for a 4 day event or just 3??


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3832 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: British V8 West Coast Tour
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: February 25, 2016 02:46PM

When I was stationed in CA in the 70s. I got to drive on a good bit of CA State Route , the whole time wishing I was driving my dad's '63 MGB!


mgaman
marshall de leon
Portland Oregon
(78 posts)

Registered:
09/17/2008 06:11PM

Main British Car:
Mark 2 Jaguar 350 Chev. V8

Re: British V8 West Coast Tour
Posted by: mgaman
Date: February 28, 2016 02:52PM

Jim et al,
Actually it was a Northern CA tour, meaning that all from Southern CA could drive up, all from the PNW could drive down.
I am not opposed to driving at all; I love it.

In fact last week I drove to Seattle from S.F. in a day, stayed up there one day and back down to S.F. the next day--- over 2500 miles in less than 3 days.

But, if someone has better ideas as far as routes (that serves ALL interested), I am gladly on board to help....


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