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danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(571 posts)

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10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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British V8 2017?
Posted by: danmas
Date: April 23, 2016 07:00PM

Where? When? Who? Any definitive plans?


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5799 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: British V8 2017?
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 24, 2016 09:16AM

We're looking at Elkins. Lewisburg was too expensive, ($169/night). We figure Elkins will have better roads, and lower accommodation costs. We hope to have some definite details by Townsend.

Jim


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(571 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: British V8 2017?
Posted by: danmas
Date: April 24, 2016 02:24PM

Great, I was hoping we could make an announcement at Townsend.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5799 posts)

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10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: British V8 2017?
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 24, 2016 06:13PM

So are we. Dan should have some more info in a few days.

Jim


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

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04/29/2009 11:37AM

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

Re: British V8 2017?
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: April 30, 2016 04:44PM

As a kid, in the 1950's, I often visited that area, my maternal grandmother lived in Parsons. Elkins was the nearest "BIG" town.
I remember many twisty roads.


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
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11/06/2007 01:55PM

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

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Re: British V8 2017?
Posted by: Dan B
Date: May 02, 2016 01:53PM

Here is US 219 near Parsons:
IMG_1827.jpg


NCtim
Tim Shumbera
Western North Carolina
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01/19/2012 04:35PM

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Re: British V8 2017?
Posted by: NCtim
Date: May 02, 2016 05:36PM

Where is Elkins? Idaho?


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: British V8 2017?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 02, 2016 06:43PM

:-D


NCtim
Tim Shumbera
Western North Carolina
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Re: British V8 2017?
Posted by: NCtim
Date: May 03, 2016 05:33PM

Seriously, Carl. The only Elkins that come up on Google is in Idaho.

Tim


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(522 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 2017?
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: May 03, 2016 06:08PM

Just east of I-79, and south of Morgantown W.V.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3708 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: British V8 2017?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 03, 2016 07:33PM

Okay, thought it was a West Virginia joke. :) That Elkins Resort in Idaho looks like a nice destination, though.


Something strange with your Google. I type in Elkins & the first two results are about schools, then I get

3) City of Elkins
cityofelkinswv.com

4)Elkins, West Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[en.wikipedia.org]

According to this there are only three cities in the USA with that name, New Hampshire, Arkansas, & West Virginia.

Population 7094 as of 2010. Looks like its in a valley between the mountains.

Number 3 on the list of The 10 Most Redneck Cities In West Virginia. Hold myuh beer & watch this! :)

[www.roadsnacks.net]


Merv
Merv Hagen
IL
(104 posts)

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05/21/2008 05:48PM

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

Re: British V8 2017?
Posted by: Merv
Date: May 04, 2016 11:10AM

Carl, Elkins can't be that small as they appear to have a LIMO service.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3708 posts)

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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: British V8 2017?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 04, 2016 11:53AM

Oh yeah, it's huge. The city limits covers all of 3.6 square miles. ;)

Probably like here, many more prefer to live outside the city limits.


Mickey Richaud
Mickey Richaud
Townsend TN
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08/25/2015 06:36AM

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'69 BGT GM 3.4

Re: British V8 2017?
Posted by: Mickey Richaud
Date: May 04, 2016 12:59PM

Small towns seem to be a prerequisite for the meet - Townsend has all of 452 people (including Janet and me)!


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
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11/06/2007 01:55PM

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1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: British V8 2017?
Posted by: Dan B
Date: May 04, 2016 08:58PM

The town is quaint and artsy. Formed by railroad and timber barons raping the countryside 150 years ago, it used to be a railroad hub and is located in a mountainous region, so there is plenty of room to play. The hotel we are negotiating with is walking distance from 2 liquor stores and several downtown bars and restaurants.
The picture I posted is close to the Kingsford Charcoal plant. Wanna cookout?


Oldbloke
Jim Legg
Napa, California
(89 posts)

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01/24/2013 03:24PM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB GM 3.4L V6

Re: British V8 2017?
Posted by: Oldbloke
Date: May 11, 2016 01:46PM

Jeez guys, you ever have one of these events anywhere closer to the West coast...? I know you're all supermen and have hard bodies , but some of us don't have nearly the stamina to flog a classic car with big engine for thousands of miles!


Anarchy99
Jim Purdy
Memphis, TN
(117 posts)

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12/06/2013 03:54PM

Main British Car:
61 austin healey sprite LS6

Re: British V8 2017?
Posted by: Anarchy99
Date: May 11, 2016 10:27PM

Nice, Elkins is only 6 hours away, where as Townsend is 8 from me.


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(571 posts)

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10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: British V8 2017?
Posted by: danmas
Date: May 12, 2016 06:24PM

Quote:
Jeez guys, you ever have one of these events anywhere closer to the West coast...?

The reason there have been none on the west coast is because no one from the west coast has stepped forward and made it happen. These things don't happen by magic. It's a 100% volunteer effort.

Of the twenty meets we've had, I hosted or co-hosted five of them. It's time for someone near the west coast to host one. No reason why we can't have one out west AND one here in the east.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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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 2017?
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 12, 2016 10:21PM

For me, it's a double edged sword. I like seeing and catching up with everyone. If/when there are separate events, it'll be more convenient for some, but will also tend to create two groups instead of one. I guess best of both worlds would be informal east/west meets and still have an annual all BV8 - either on our own or possibly combined with the annual MG Owners group meeting (I've never been to that, so not sure if it'd make sense).

I'm no closer to the west than the east, but if someone wants to do a west event, I'm happy to help - I'm in the SF Bay area every 2-3 weeks. I'd suggest a less formal one to start with to see how it goes over.


40indianss
don foote

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Re: British V8 2017?
Posted by: 40indianss
Date: May 12, 2016 11:17PM

if i remember correctly a california member began to try to organize a left coast event for 2017. the route was proposed/suggested which seemed to be in the spirit of the events of the past. multiple replies from members east of the mississippi thought it would be too hot to drive to california in the warmer months even with a/c through the plains. he eventually dropped the effort as the east coast folks seemed to think it would take too much effort to participate. the western states are large and wide open compared to eastern states, hell it takes a day and a half on a motorcycle to cross montana. just my interpretation of that discussion. i could be wrong
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