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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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"Warm Up" for Brit V8" next year, 2017
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: September 19, 2016 03:37PM

We can discuss in Townsend if enough members are interested in a night before stop in Wytheville, Va. Wytheville is on I-81 and the end of I-77 approximately 100 miles SE of Lewisburg WV. The map shows a mountain rd to be a reasonable ride to cruise into Lewisburg the next day. This overnight stop would be similar to the ones in St. Joseph, Mo and Shreveport, La in previous years. Open to suggestions if this is not acceptable; however the new proposer is new trip planner.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/10/2016 12:50PM by kstevusa.


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(936 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: "Warm Up" for Brit V8" next year
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: September 20, 2016 08:35AM

Stayed in Wytheville on the way to VIR and the British V8 meet in Raleigh-Durham in 2009. Managed to luck out with a Sagebrush Steakhouse right next door to the Super 8 motel.
Count me in Kelly!


Mickey Richaud
Mickey Richaud
Townsend TN
(72 posts)

Registered:
08/25/2015 06:36AM

Main British Car:
'69 BGT GM 3.4

Re: "Warm Up" for Brit V8" next year
Posted by: Mickey Richaud
Date: September 20, 2016 08:54AM

We're in!


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: "Warm Up" for Brit V8" next year
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 20, 2016 01:31PM

I'm not even ready to pee by Wytheville! :) I went thru there on the way to Durham this weekend (longer, but faster route). I made Wytheville in one hour 20 minutes. Actually I drove straight thru to Max's house non-stop. No pee break. Saw a tremendous Full Moon come up as I was approaching Mt. Airy, NC! What a sight! Top down, beautiful evening & a Full Moon Rising, to boot! Sweet, topless motoring at its finest.

BTW, I-81 is 70mph from Bristol, VA to Wytheville, so don't forget to step it up a notch when you leave TN.


Mickey Richaud
Mickey Richaud
Townsend TN
(72 posts)

Registered:
08/25/2015 06:36AM

Main British Car:
'69 BGT GM 3.4

Re: "Warm Up" for Brit V8" next year
Posted by: Mickey Richaud
Date: September 20, 2016 01:46PM

"I'm not even ready to pee by Wytheville! :) "

Just wait 'til you get to our age, Carl!


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: "Warm Up" for Brit V8" next year
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 20, 2016 06:45PM

Right behind ya, Mickey. Don't tell anybody, but I'll be 59 in November. How in the world did THAT happen?! :0

Ran 2 miles today, though.


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(838 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: "Warm Up" for Brit V8" next year
Posted by: Dan B
Date: September 20, 2016 09:49PM

Don't go much over 70 on the VA side though!


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: "Warm Up" for Brit V8" next year
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 21, 2016 08:49AM

On I-81? I run 5-7 over the limit on I-81 in VA all the time. They don't bat an eye. Or, just go with the flow. That is usually +5. at least. :)


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: "Warm Up" for Brit V8" next year
Posted by: danmas
Date: September 21, 2016 10:57AM

Quote:
Don't tell anybody, but I'll be 59 in November.

A mere lad. I'll be 76 by the time we meet in Townsend. I used to think 76 was old. I was right.



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Mickey Richaud
Mickey Richaud
Townsend TN
(72 posts)

Registered:
08/25/2015 06:36AM

Main British Car:
'69 BGT GM 3.4

Re: "Warm Up" for Brit V8" next year
Posted by: Mickey Richaud
Date: September 21, 2016 11:49AM

66 here.

But back on track...

Anyone want to do some of the Blue Ridge Parkway on the way up?


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: "Warm Up" for Brit V8" next year
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 21, 2016 01:37PM

I know some of ya got me by a year or decade. So what, still enjoy all of y'alls company.

Now yer talkin', Mickey!


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: "Warm Up" for Brit V8" next year
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: September 26, 2016 04:20PM

geez i guess those of us born in the 1940's, like me, are the oldsters and the younguns were born in the 50's or later. Dan has me by a few years, but I still have to pee a lot especially after taking my di-uretic for my heart disease. You guys are a blast.

BTW my maternal grandmother lived in Parson's, WVA near Elkins, WVA. not too far from Snowshoe resort.
MG, Brenda + emily 8-06 .jpg


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(838 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: "Warm Up" for Brit V8" next year
Posted by: Dan B
Date: September 27, 2016 09:30AM

I was just in Parsons last week. In fact, traffic was stopped for the Homecoming Parade.


BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(370 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: "Warm Up" for Brit V8" next year
Posted by: BMC
Date: September 29, 2016 12:56AM

Maybe just MAYBEE I could maybe come to the 2017 event..... I really would love to do that. Jennifer and I haven't been to one since 2008.

I have to admit I am very surprised to hear Carl is 59. Last time I thought about how old he was, it was 49. What happened? I thought I was catching up to you. I'm a rather elderly 41 and I am watching classmates die off as well. I better go out for a bike ride again later tomorrow!

-BMC.


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: "Warm Up" for Brit V8" next year
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 29, 2016 09:51AM

Whoa now! I'm still 58 for a couple more months (two days after Thanksgiving). You can be "elderly if you want, Brian. I refuse to grow up. I'm going for a 2 mile run. ;)


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: "Warm Up" for Brit V8" next year
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: September 29, 2016 12:16PM

Brian, hope you can attend. Been a LONG time since Port Washington. You will enjoy the area. COME ON DOWN!


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: "Warm Up" for Brit V8" next year
Posted by: Charles
Date: October 04, 2016 09:43PM

Brian, come on down.

I got a bone to pick with you. I bought a Howe throw out bearing from you and there is something wrong with it.

Unlike everyone else mine is not leaking or making weird noises and I feel left out.

Only been 27,000 miles since French Lick.

charles


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: "Warm Up" for Brit V8" next year
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 05, 2016 09:02AM

Now you have gone & jinxed it, Charles. ;)


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: "Warm Up" for Brit V8" next year
Posted by: Charles
Date: October 05, 2016 09:10PM

No Carl,

The Wilwood clutch master cylinder is what has failed. Guess what, no repair kit from Wilwood.

So to not miss anything I carry brake fluid and a funnel.

I got one ordered and will replace it when ever the engine cools down.

I guess I am in charge of desert, so I am bringing apple pie. Everybody bring a spoon.

charles


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: "Warm Up" for Brit V8" next year
Posted by: Charles
Date: October 05, 2016 09:12PM

I meant to Townsend this weekend.

charles
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