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PJPeterson
Richard (PJ) Peterson

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12/14/2016 06:18PM

Main British Car:
1978 MGB 215 Olds

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: PJPeterson
Date: December 15, 2016 10:49AM

Sounds like Fun! My Wife and I will be there!


tr302
Ken Nicks
State Road, NC
(7 posts)

Registered:
02/10/2009 09:01PM

Main British Car:
1951 Jaguar MKVII Big Block Ford 460

Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: tr302
Date: December 15, 2016 11:14AM

Made reservations for Lewisburg yesterday and just made reservations for Wytheville. The Jag and I will see you there!! Just installed Electric Power Steering on the Beast. Unisteer came out with a unit for cars up to 4500#, unbelievable!! Will be ready for the twisty roads.

Regards to ALL,

Ken Nicks


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(869 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: January 03, 2017 11:46AM

Curtis has updated the "Meetings" tab: [www.britishv8.org]

We have not yet finalized plans for the events, so the registration form is not online yet. Jim is working with the vendor for the regalia also. We have scheduled another site visit for Friday to try and get some of the venues set, in particular K2 Motorsports. Stay tuned.....


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(869 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: January 13, 2017 03:25PM

Working with K2 Motorsports, I talked to Kelvin today. It is a brand new dyno. He is working on grouting tile in the dyno room and working on the soundproofing. Our plan is for Friday, June 9th to spend a good bit of the day at K2, assuming we can work out the financial details. Most likely there will be a rate for dyno day including maybe 3 pulls, with options for working with tuning at additional charges. Kelvin says they do not have their rates set yet, but is going to send me something next week. Probably what we will do is put a place on the registration for you to register for dyno time, but pay K2 when we get there if that works for them. Also Fridays are tasting and tour days at the local brewery. They are eager to host us.
June 8 is a Short Run day for Cass Scenic Railroad, which means a trip halfway up the mountain to Whittaker Station. While the Bald Knob trip would be worth the extra money, considering driving time to Cass and back, plus a shop tour we are trying to set up, and the nearby Green Bank National Radio Observatory, the short trip is probably best. We do need to make reservations and pay a deposit for that trip, and make the group purchase 30 days before our trip, so we will need to put the option for that on the registration form. The railroad should be sending us a contract soon.
Saturday, June 10th the West Virginia British Car Club has agreed to host us for a cookout/lunch at Hawks Nest State Park, near the overlook. WVBCC makes that drive at least a couple of times a year. It is a nice tour for LBCs.n Several members are anxious to see the modified/improved cars.

Making progress. Jim has been working with TripleC on the regalia and there are bugs to work out with our WV British V8 logo, also holding up the registration form.


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(431 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: January 13, 2017 07:22PM

Thanks for the update Dan!


Mickey Richaud
Mickey Richaud
Townsend TN
(81 posts)

Registered:
08/25/2015 06:36AM

Main British Car:
'69 BGT GM 3.4

Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: Mickey Richaud
Date: January 14, 2017 05:33AM

Sounds like we're gonna be busy! Looking forward to it!


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

Registered:
01/11/2010 09:19PM

Main British Car:
74 Spitfire 350Chevy

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: Spitfire 350
Date: January 16, 2017 12:34PM

Dan,
Is this the correct K2? [www.k2motorsports.org]
We may need extra days to take in everything.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5197 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: January 16, 2017 12:58PM

That would be the one Phil.

Jim


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(869 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: January 16, 2017 01:45PM

The Quality Inn has agreed to honor our meet room rate if you want to arrive early or stay longer.


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(556 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: danmas
Date: January 16, 2017 02:38PM

Quote:
Jim has been working with TripleC on the regalia ...

Interesting. When I contacted TripleC about doing the 2016 meet they said they weren't doing that type of business anymore. They did the 2011 meet, but made it clear early on that they really weren't interested in our business. I found a local company that was very happy to have our business and worked with us well to see that we were satisfied. You might check around to see if there is a local company where you live and keep your money at home.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(764 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: January 16, 2017 05:51PM

Everything looks great, don't forget the "WARM-UP" in Wytheville on 6/6/17 at La Quinta. We have special room rate also. Thanks Jim and Dan.


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(869 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: January 28, 2017 09:00PM

We have been working on the regalia and lining out what meals we will provide. Things are getting closer to complete, but not quite ready yet. The hope is that before long we can get the registration online. Meals provided by the meett: the welcome on Wednesday evening in the parking lot, a picnic at Hawk's Nest for lunch on Saturday and the banquet on Saturday evening. Breakfast each day is provide by the hotel, and there are lots of local eateries in Lewisburg including Mike's favorite Food and Friends, the Asylum, Hill and Hollers, an Irish Pub and others, so we felt like it would be best to let folks try them out.

We have a price for the Cass Scenic Railroad, scheduled for Thursday, but do not have a contract yet. That will be additional to the registration, but we will need to collect it because it needs to be paid in advance, so it should be added to the registration form.

K2 is trying to get a sponsor for our lunch at the dyno day on Friday, but if that doesn't work out they said they could get a lunch truck where we could buy a sandwich or whatever They are offering us a special rate for the dyno, $100 for three pulls and you will pay that directly to K2.

Thanks to Carl for getting his brother to design a shirt logo for us. Jim is working with shirt vendors to get a price.

I hope this answers any questions about registration. If anyone has ideas or requests, please post, IM or email Jim or me.


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(869 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: January 31, 2017 12:49PM

[thesaltcaveandspa.com]

This little spa is not far from Lewisburg. Treat the gals to a relaxing day!


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(869 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: February 02, 2017 09:50AM

On June 8th we will be driving on curvy roads to Cass, WV and will have the opportunity to tour the shops where they repair logging locomotives from 100 years ago or so, then ride that very train up the mountain. Also in the near vicinity of the Cass Scenic Railroad, is the National Radio Observatory in Green Bank. Your cell phones will not work there. [greenbankobservatory.org]

The public is welcome to self tour the facility as long as all electronics are left in the car, but they also have guided tours for around $6. On the 8th they also have a hi-tech tour. Here is what they told me about that:

Hey Dan,

How many are in your group? We have general tours every hour on the hour
in the summer starting at 9am and ending at 6pm (we're open from
8:30am-7pm). We have buses to accommodate groups large and small. Tickets
for the general tours are $6.00/person. Veterans, active service, and
children 10 and under are free. Persons 65 years and older purchase $5.00
tickets. You do not need to schedule a general tour in advance.

On the 8th of June we're offering a High Tech tour which requires
background screening for persons 18 and over, to do this you must call
with names and other personal information of everyone attending the tour
at least 48 hours in advance. On this tour you will see the lab where
receivers are fabricated and assembled and the control room where
astronomers and telescope operators work with the Green Bank Telescope
(GBT). Tickets cost $15.00/person and the tour starts promptly at 3:30pm

If you are also here on the 9th, we'll have a SETI tour where you explore
two telescopes and their control rooms on site that were apart of the
first searches for extraterrestrial intelligence in the 1960s. This tour
ends with a conversation with one of the astronomers working here about
the future of SETI and the GBT. Tickets cost $40.00/person and the same
background screening process as the High Tech tour is needed in advance.
This tour starts at 1:00pm.

You and your group are more than welcome to walk our grounds, exploring
all of our telescopes and learning about their current and historical uses
with our walking tour map. So long as all electronics: phones, cameras,
fit-bits, etc. are left in the car, there is nowhere you can't explore. If
you are wanting photos up close to the telescopes be sure to bring a film
camera or a disposable camera with you.

Let me know if you have any questions regarding this information, or if
you would like to schedule a High Tech or SETI tour for your group.

Best,


Sophie Knudsen
Public Education Assistant


alanmoor
Alan Moor
Tipp City, Ohio
(21 posts)

Registered:
10/18/2014 08:58PM

Main British Car:
'73 MGB GT Buick 215

Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: alanmoor
Date: February 20, 2017 07:03PM

A little late to the party, I've reserved my room at the Quality Inn. See y'all there!!!

Al Moor


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

Registered:
04/29/2009 11:37AM

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

Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: February 21, 2017 02:15AM

Looks like such a great place and so much to do

Thanks guys


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(869 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: February 24, 2017 12:53PM

Here is a short video on Cass Scenic Railroad. We will be doing the Whitaker Station run on June 8.

[youtu.be]


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(869 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: February 27, 2017 06:17PM

Expect an online registration soon. We are about finished ironing out details.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5197 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: February 28, 2017 12:57PM

Yes, I sent the info to Curtis yesterday, once he's had a chance to review and we iron out any last issues the form should go up I think.

Jim


exfed12825
Tony Gentile
Waterford, Pa
(59 posts)

Registered:
03/30/2016 02:43PM

Main British Car:
1974 MGB 347ci Bessel Motorsports/ Ford stroker 530 hp

Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: exfed12825
Date: March 09, 2017 11:06AM

Just made my registration not sure if my wife will be accompanying me, Is the on line registration up yet
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