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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2291 posts)

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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: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 10, 2016 04:38PM

:)


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1366 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 11, 2016 11:02AM

Be forewarned....

I had two roommates in college who chose to get up at 0600 every frickin' morning (Monday through Friday) and do pushups in the study area of our suite to this John Denver tune. (They were stereotypical football players names Larry and Terry. One played offensive line, the other was a running back.)

Their album mysteriously disappeared one weekend, never to be heard again.

To this day, "Rocky Mountain High" and "Take Me Home, Country Roads" sends cold chills up my spine.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5155 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 11, 2016 11:10AM

Rick and Jean do have the right idea. Our schedule puts us right in the middle of the tourism season and hotel bookings do dry up. It would be reasonable to expect there to be no more available rooms as the time draws near so the smart thing to do is to book your hotel room now. I don't know how early the rooms go, but I do know that cabin rentals in the state have to be booked 2-3 years in advance, so I wouldn't wait. Better safe than sorry.

Items for the Banquet Auction should be sent to:

Blackwood Labs
9406 Gunpowder Rd.
Florence, KY 41042

I will see to getting them delivered to Lewisburg.
Dan, we may want to look into renting a storage unit up there.
Rick, I will ask you if you are willing to officiate over the Auction as in past years, first chance I get.

We haven't worked out what we are doing about the regalia. That is going to be one of the next things. There is a T-shirt shop here but they haven't impressed me with their timeliness. Some of the WVBCC have some connections. Once we sort that out we may be able to get the registration form done.

That's about where we stand on the organization at this point.

Jim

Edit
PS: I'm not a John Denver fan either. I don't think he ever set foot in the state. But the song is liked by many.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/11/2016 11:12AM by BlownMGB-V8.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(746 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: July 11, 2016 01:34PM

Room Booked today. Appears to be very nice place, at least the phone lady was :-). All ready marked on my calendar!


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

Registered:
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: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: Dan B
Date: July 11, 2016 02:45PM

Actually John Denver has been to WV many times, although the first time might have been in 1973 or so when he performed the song on the Capitol steps as part of the state's 110th birthday celebration, a while after it had been a top ten hit.
The song was co written by Bill Danoff and his wife (can't remember her name) who later became the Starland Vocal Band and had a big hit with Afternoon Delight. They had been to Harper's Ferry, the only place the Shenandoah River touches the border of WV I'm not even sure if the Blue Ridge hits WV at all.
Denver performed before the first game at the new Mountaineer Field at WVU in 1980 and every home game since they play Country Roads after the game as the stadium empties. Seems like he came back one other time for some special occasion in the 80's. WV was always on his concert tours. That song guaranteed a sellout.
In 2014, "Take Me Home, Country Roads" was named an official state song by the WV Legislature at the urging of Dreama Denver, the widow of not John, but Bob Denver (Gilligan). Dreama is a native of Princeton, WV. They weren't related. Bob actual was Denver, John was Dusseldorf or something.

More worthless trivia, huh?


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5155 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 11, 2016 03:58PM

Personally I'd just as soon they had stuck with, "Almost Heaven" or even, "Montani Semper Liberi" (Mountaineers are Always Free).

More to the point though, go ahead and make your room reservation. Since it doesn't cost anything, why not?

Jim


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

Registered:
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: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: Dan B
Date: July 12, 2016 09:10AM

When you make your reservations, be sure to let them know you are with the BritishV8 group and the rate is $85. This is the best rate they offer, according to the manager, so you will not do better with senior citizens or government or AAA rates or booking over the internet some way. Call 304-645-7722 and make your reservations in our group so you get the best rate and your room counts toward our block.

You should guarantee your room for arrival after 4PM.


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

Registered:
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: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: Dan B
Date: July 19, 2016 05:11PM

Here is a little promo:

[www.youtube.com]


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3042 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 19, 2016 07:32PM

Pretty upscale li'l WV hick town, eh? Where's the cave?


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(426 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
MGB Sebring GT, Arkley Spriget, Lotus 7 Stalker 3.9 Rover, 1275cc, 3.4 V6

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: July 19, 2016 08:03PM

Lewisburg is a great town...friendly people...Kay and I have been going there for thirty+ years...


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3042 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 19, 2016 08:40PM

Sorry, Mike, no need to leave town to find friendly folk. Lots of 'em ritecheer. ;)


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5155 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 20, 2016 08:50AM

There are a couple of good local caves for sightseeing, one is actually right inside the Lewisburg town itself. Um.. so let's see, Organ cave? I think that's one of them. There's a great saltpetre cave, in fact that might be the name of that one. Anyway, good sightseeing especially on a warm day.

Jim


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(426 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
MGB Sebring GT, Arkley Spriget, Lotus 7 Stalker 3.9 Rover, 1275cc, 3.4 V6

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: July 20, 2016 10:38AM

I could make a career dining at "Food and Friends" restaurant in downtown Lewisburg...Oh wait, I actually have done that!
Chuckle....


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3042 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 20, 2016 04:19PM

There's an echo in this here cave! ;)

The Organ Cave looks to be the one in the beginning of the video. The Confederates mined saltpeter from it. Only 10 miles from the Quality Inn.

[www.organcave.com]

Lost World Caverns is even closer. Only 2 miles away.

[www.lostworldcaverns.com]


Greenbrier County Promo.

[www.youtube.com]


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1366 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 20, 2016 07:07PM

But do the Spuriites really need saltpeter at this time in their life?


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5155 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 20, 2016 08:06PM

You mean like for gunpowder? Don't see why not...

Jim


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1366 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 21, 2016 02:21PM

No...pharmaceutical usage. It's an old wives tale that salt peter (KNO3) increases in the inability to achieve erections.


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

Registered:
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: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: Dan B
Date: July 21, 2016 02:58PM

Old wives are probably more effective at that....


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(426 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
MGB Sebring GT, Arkley Spriget, Lotus 7 Stalker 3.9 Rover, 1275cc, 3.4 V6

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: July 21, 2016 05:54PM

Is it true that gynecologists are spreaders of old wives tales?


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(746 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: July 21, 2016 06:10PM

maybe Schlitz Liquors? You're killing me :-)
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