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kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(733 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

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

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Anyone know Larry Barnes, Host of V8 2014
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: August 20, 2016 02:53PM

Haven't heard from or seen any posts by Larry. Last one noted was in 2015. We had a great time in Colorado Springs and hope all is well.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2279 posts)

Registered:
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: Anyone know Larry Barnes, Host of V8 2014
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 21, 2016 09:22AM

Met him at Colorado Springs - enjoyed getting to know him and he did host a great meet - which we know is a ton of work! I too hope he is well.


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(421 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: Anyone know Larry Barnes, Host of V8 2014
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: August 22, 2016 09:55PM

I just called Larrys cell # and left him a message to call me or better yet make a posting here to let us know how he is doing...in his cell message Larry identified himself and he sounded good...hopefully he will post here..


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(2992 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Anyone know Larry Barnes, Host of V8 2014
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: August 22, 2016 10:03PM

Hope all is well with him. He hosted one of my favorite meets.


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(143 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: Anyone know Larry Barnes, Host of V8 2014
Posted by: Charles
Date: August 22, 2016 10:54PM

He is more then likely still recovering from all of the running around he had to do to set the event up.

Like Carl wrote a favorite event. If he were to do it again I would do my best to be there.


MG four six eight
Bill Jacobson
Wa state
(252 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 02:15AM

Main British Car:
73 MGB Buick 215, Eaton/GM supercharger

Re: Anyone know Larry Barnes, Host of V8 2014
Posted by: MG four six eight
Date: August 23, 2016 11:59AM

Cindy and I had a really good time as well, hat's off to Larry for putting on a great event!


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(421 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: Anyone know Larry Barnes, Host of V8 2014
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: August 23, 2016 12:41PM

Agree with all about the success of the Colorado Springs meet...as has been pointed out, especially since it was basically one guy who pulled the load...actually amazing he pulled that off. Many found memories and the location and drives were breath taking....road out with my friend Howard Hosp, which made the trip more enjoyable, and then a chance meeting on the way out with Dave and Curly Kirkman about half way through the trip...all three guys helped me with replacing my coil and then my fuel pump when I broke down in western Kanas on the way...great memories...although it did cost me a bundle buying those three guys diner as a reward for their help..chuckle


TR6-6SPD
Ken Hiebert
Toronto Ontario
(226 posts)

Registered:
04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: Anyone know Larry Barnes, Host of V8 2014
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: August 24, 2016 08:37AM

Colorado Springs, 2014 was great. I learned a lot about the area. The Corvette Heat Rash autocross on the Sunday was a blast. Other highlights for me was the Penrose Heritage Museum and of course the drive up Pikes Peak. And I made new friends with people from the Western USA and Canada.
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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(2992 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Anyone know Larry Barnes, Host of V8 2014
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: August 24, 2016 07:48PM

Great pic, Ken. I had a blast hiking around the Garden of the Gods with all of y'all.


Oldbloke
Jim Legg
Napa, California
(78 posts)

Registered:
01/24/2013 03:24PM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB GM 3.4L V6

Re: Anyone know Larry Barnes, Host of V8 2014
Posted by: Oldbloke
Date: August 26, 2016 12:45PM

Enjoyed the meetup and activities very much! Some great folks and whet my appetite to see some of those events further East! Would love to try and put something together for a meet here on the West coast and preferably NorCal with its great scenic roads.


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(421 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: Anyone know Larry Barnes, Host of V8 2014
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: August 26, 2016 02:40PM

Good news! Larry called me a few minutes ago and gave me a download on his activities since the 2014 meet. On the unfortunate side, Larry has been virtually inactive for the last year or so. He has a bad back and his right knee is very bad....at this point he has limited activity and has to sleep in a chair to avoid the back pain. It appears there might be an operation on his back and and knee in the future to help him return to normal activites. He has not done anything on his V6 project due to his health issues, but did recently purchase an mga project. He is currently offline but promises to post here with updates as soon as as he is able. Let's all wish Larry good luck and better health in the future!


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(733 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

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

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Re: Anyone know Larry Barnes, Host of V8 2014
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: August 26, 2016 04:23PM

Thanks for update, Good & Bad news, but things are looking up.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2279 posts)

Registered:
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: Anyone know Larry Barnes, Host of V8 2014
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 26, 2016 06:21PM

Yep, mixed +/- news but hopefully the surgery will be an option & will work! Looking forward to hearing from him again.


lars49
Larry Barnes
Colorado Springs
(176 posts)

Registered:
06/11/2009 02:12PM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB GM LA1 3400 V6

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Re: Anyone know Larry Barnes, Host of V8 2014
Posted by: lars49
Date: August 27, 2016 02:35PM

OK, I'm here and haven't fallen of the edge of the earth.

First off, I appreciate Mike giving me a heads up on this thread.

A little more detail on the back and knee. They have mostly been giving me mobility problems. Meds help but I don't like the side effects. I can sit at a desk all day without any issues, but standing, laying on my back or doing any torquing movements give my lower back some pretty good zingers. The right knee is just wearing out. I will be talking to a back and knee doc within the next few weeks. I am hoping that some Sinvisc injections will stave of knee replacement surgery. As far as the back is concerned, I may be a candidate for Interspinous Process Spacers, a type of wedge that opens the spine up. It's done in an out-patient setting. Hopefully within the next couple of months I will be able to get back to working on the cars.

As Mike said I've also now have an MGA that was my grandfather's last fling. It had been sitting in my uncle's garage since '64. The roof leaked and pretty much trashed the interior and rusted out the rear quarter panels. But, the engine still runs. Once the B is complete that will be the next project.

I'll be posting updates intermittently on my progress

Thanks again for your thoughts


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(733 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

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

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Re: Anyone know Larry Barnes, Host of V8 2014
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: August 27, 2016 03:54PM

Great to hear from, you Larry. The knee op is the way to go. Synvisc is only temp and insurance is restrictive on # injections. Knee replacement is inconvenient but does great in long term. If knee is shot, just replace it. It will not get better. Good luck on the back repair and keep us posted. Thanks for great job and fun times in Col. Sprgs. aka-The Bionic Man :-)


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

Registered:
04/29/2009 11:37AM

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

Re: Anyone know Larry Barnes, Host of V8 2014
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: September 11, 2016 07:51PM

Hi Larry,

One more thank you from an attendee of the 2014 meet, I had a great time even though I flew, just didn't have enough time to drive to that one.

Best wishes with the health issues. Several of my friends have new knees and they say it's worth it and not too bad of PT & recovery.

PJ
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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2279 posts)

Registered:
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: Anyone know Larry Barnes, Host of V8 2014
Posted by: rficalora
Date: September 12, 2016 10:05AM

OT, but great pic of your car on San Francisco's Lombard Street PJ! That's where it is, right?


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