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

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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: OFFICAL WARM-UP NEWS FOR V8 MEET
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 26, 2017 10:24AM

Probably no need to leave before 10am, if that soon. Check-in at the Quality Inn in Lewisburg is not until 3pm. Google says it is a 2 hour 12 minute, 102 mile drive on the more scenic US 219 route.

This modified route takes 2.5 hours.

[www.google.com]

Maybe find a spot for lunch on the way.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/26/2017 10:27AM by MGBV8.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
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10/25/2007 09:37AM

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2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: OFFICAL WARM-UP NEWS FOR V8 MEET
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: April 26, 2017 12:09PM

Sounds like a winner! Love those scenic routes. Maybe a few local places to visit in Wytheville also.


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

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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: OFFICAL WARM-UP NEWS FOR V8 MEET
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 27, 2017 10:58AM

Dan Blackwood has suggested Union, WV as a good lunch stop. About 1.5 hours from Wytheville. Hall Tavern or Korner Kafe. I'm sure they would appreciate a heads up before we descend with 10-12 cars & 25+ people. :)

[www.thehalltavern.com]

[www.facebook.com]

[www.facebook.com]



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kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
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10/25/2007 09:37AM

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2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: OFFICAL WARM-UP NEWS FOR V8 MEET
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: April 27, 2017 12:05PM

PM for Karl. Thanks for suggestions.


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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10/25/2007 11:17AM

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1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: OFFICAL WARM-UP NEWS FOR V8 MEET
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: April 28, 2017 08:58AM

Quote:
BUMP, Anyone one else planning to join us in Wiytheville?

Pete Smith is convoying with me from Ontario, so I assume he's registered at the hotel.


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

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04/23/2008 11:43AM

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1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: OFFICAL WARM-UP NEWS FOR V8 MEET
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: April 28, 2017 01:33PM

The route Carl posted using Google Maps is pretty straight forward but in my opinion, doesn't make use of your time in the area. I won't be joining the group but I've travelled the roads in that vicinity and for anyone who cares to listen, I can suggest some more interesting roads.

Looking at that route again, the 601 is good. Even though it follows the valley, it's still very local and scenic. The 100 you'll be bored with. It's mostly 4 lane cutting out mountain ridges you traverse, it's a turnpike. The 219 is not bad but is designed to get you there with the least amount of trouble.

Some real excitement can be found going from Wytheville to Lewisburg. I keep a "Master Map', highlighting in orange the roads I drive, making notes as I go as far as the road's characteristics. V.G.-very good, N.C.L.-no center line, Gravel-don't go there again.

From Wytheville, I'd go up Interstate 77, exit at #47 and travel 52 over Big Walker Lookout. From there, go back down 77 to exit #47 and take 601 east or just use 42 which is much the same.

What you don't want to miss is 738 between Mechanicsburg and Pulaski. It's a classic! 1 1/2 lanes wide, no center line and no traffic. It crosses several ridges, I do it repeatedly. Please refer to my map. For some reason, my map doesn't show 601 going east from 738 but it obviously does.
From 100 near Staffordsville, 622 is V.G. to Eggleston.

Left click on the map to enlarge.
IMG_1583.JPG

From Eggleston/Newport, 42 will take you to 658, a lovely, less travelled local road. On the way, you'll pass Kelly's Knob:
[www.trimbleoutdoors.com]
658 connects to 311 which is an excellent way to enter West Virginia, at which point, you can take 3 into Union and on to Lewisburg.

IMG_1584.JPG

Here's my map of West Virginia, highlighting in orange the roads I've recorded.

IMG_1585.JPG

Kentucky:

IMG_1586.JPG

Leave a little earlier and explore!



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kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
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2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: OFFICAL WARM-UP NEWS FOR V8 MEET
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: April 30, 2017 02:33PM

Thanks for maps and info Ken. . we'll consider some alternate routes. See you all there


Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
(492 posts)

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10/25/2007 11:30AM

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1968 MGB GM 5.3 LS4 V8

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Re: OFFICAL WARM-UP NEWS FOR V8 MEET
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: April 30, 2017 07:54PM

Hey Kelly, I won't be able to make the warm-up unfortunately. I have to work that day. :(

See everyone in Lewisburg!

Scott


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

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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: OFFICAL WARM-UP NEWS FOR V8 MEET
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 01, 2017 12:01PM

Wow Ken, you have spent a lot of time in WV. I really like your suggestions. Some of us would really enjoy ripping up those roads. Some of the spousal co-pilots may not. ;) We may need to stick to less thrilling routes.


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

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04/23/2008 11:43AM

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1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: OFFICAL WARM-UP NEWS FOR V8 MEET
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: May 01, 2017 02:20PM

Carl,
Well, the options are there. Arrangements could be made with the group to rendezvous somewhere along the way, driving favourite sections for some. The distances are not long.
Katie and I will be in Nashville for the GoodGuys event, May 19th to 21st. We might have time to mountain tour there or back.
Ken

A sign like this excites me:
IMG_7109.JPG


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: OFFICAL WARM-UP NEWS FOR V8 MEET
Posted by: Dan B
Date: May 01, 2017 09:38PM

No spouses should complain about the part of 219 that runs from Union into Lewisburg. It is a scenic drive through rolling farm country. If you wanted to go as far as Paint Bank for lunch, The Swinging Bridge is a pretty nice restaurant, and certainly big enough. A little pricy but the food was good and the atmosphere inviting. Then when you go over the mountain on 311 toward Crows it has a nice section of twists.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, 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: OFFICAL WARM-UP NEWS FOR V8 MEET
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 02, 2017 11:25PM

Ralph Ratta & I are making plans to make it to Wytheville. What time are folks planning to arrive there? We're stopping in Birmingham the night before so it'll be about a 6 1/2 hour drive. Need to decide what time we'll head out that day.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
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10/25/2007 09:37AM

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2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: OFFICAL WARM-UP NEWS FOR V8 MEET
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: May 03, 2017 07:51AM

Ck in is around 3:00PM , You will change time zones around Chattanooga Tn if on I 59. We plan to arrive early and do some visits in area. Overnight around Morristown Tn. East of Knoxville.. See you there


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
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10/24/2007 02:46PM

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'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: OFFICAL WARM-UP NEWS FOR V8 MEET
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 03, 2017 10:55AM

Ugh! Timezone change. Forgot about that. Glad you mentioned though! I'll talk to Ralph and let y'all know what time we expect to get there once I know.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2347 posts)

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10/24/2007 02:46PM

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'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: OFFICAL WARM-UP NEWS FOR V8 MEET
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 03, 2017 12:57PM

Room booked.


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
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11/10/2007 10:05AM

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74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: OFFICAL WARM-UP NEWS FOR V8 MEET
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: May 03, 2017 01:41PM

Look forward to see you Rob and everyone else!!!


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(807 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: OFFICAL WARM-UP NEWS FOR V8 MEET
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: May 05, 2017 02:55PM

FYI,,,Our group has dinner reservations at "The Log House" in Wytheville. Time is around 6:30PM EDT. Tourism Director for Wytheville recommended this, assured me this place was a great dining experience and served ADULT Beverages also. Appears we will have a good size group to Warm Up. See you there!


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(807 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: OFFICAL WARM-UP NEWS FOR V8 MEET
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: May 14, 2017 05:23PM

Cked menu for The Loghouse, seems ok and I suspect there is additional items available no listed. Steaks being one item :-)


Billava
Bill Heath
Missouri
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03/04/2013 09:54AM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB Roadster GM 3.4

Re: OFFICAL WARM-UP NEWS FOR V8 MEET
Posted by: Billava
Date: May 22, 2017 10:35AM

Room booked!


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(807 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: OFFICAL WARM-UP NEWS FOR V8 MEET
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: May 23, 2017 09:09AM

Appears to be a LARGE Turnout for the Lewisburg meet from the registrations list. The Warm Up in Wytheville looks good also. Look forward to seeing old friends and make new ones. Have a safe trip.
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