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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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Kudos to Jim & Dan for GREAT British V8 2017 Meet
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: June 11, 2017 09:46PM

This years gathering was a Big Success due to the Hard Work and organization of Jim & Dan Blackwood. Very large number of cars and participants from California, Alberta, Ontario and many different states. Activities were varied and entertaining. Most popular activity was the beer drinking and lie swapping in parking lot. The next British meet is not to be missed, stay tuned in future for more details. As a side note: Larry Cassler, who purchased my Blue V8 B drove over from eastern shore of Maryland. I begged the opportunity to drive it again and he obliged. I "Styled" through the parking lot of the hotel and then confirmed it still could light the rear tires from rolling start. Unknown who enjoyed it more, the audience or myself! Thanks Larry! West Virginia was a beautiful place and the mountains were awesome. REMEMBER, Brit V8 in Townsend in October. Call Talley Ho for reservations now.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3216 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Kudos to Jim & Dan for GREAT British V8 2017 Meet
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 12, 2017 11:20AM

Kelly Ride Again.jpg


britcars
Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(296 posts)

Registered:
02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Roadster, Rover 3.5 ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!

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Re: Kudos to Jim & Dan for GREAT British V8 2017 Meet
Posted by: britcars
Date: June 12, 2017 01:09PM

Nice photo of Kelly in his old ride.......big smile on his face.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3216 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Kudos to Jim & Dan for GREAT British V8 2017 Meet
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 12, 2017 02:39PM

Should have heard him bark the tires in the parking lot. I would have video'd it had I known what he was up to. :)


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: Kudos to Jim & Dan for GREAT British V8 2017 Meet
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: June 12, 2017 02:44PM

The tire episode was carefully planned. I drove down the service road at entrance to hotel and did a Practice prior to entering the parking lot. Did not want any embarrassing slip ups. Thanks for pic Carl. AMEN to Family!


alanmoor
Alan Moor
Tipp City, Ohio
(32 posts)

Registered:
10/18/2014 08:58PM

Main British Car:
'73 MGB GT Ford 5.0

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Re: Kudos to Jim & Dan for GREAT British V8 2017 Meet
Posted by: alanmoor
Date: June 12, 2017 11:03PM

Couldn't agree more. Good to see old friends and make new ones. It was also (as always) cool to see previous years' "works in progress" beautifully completed.

GREAT place to have the meet. Nice, well-maintained twisties and lots of stuff to see and do.

Jim and Dan did a fantastic job. Thanks, guys.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2348 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: Kudos to Jim & Dan for GREAT British V8 2017 Meet
Posted by: rficalora
Date: June 13, 2017 08:31AM

It's been said, but I'll 2nd or 3rd or 4th it, GREAT gathering Jim and Dan. You guys had everything planned and we had a good relaxed feel which I liked! I know its a ton of work!

What Kelly's not telling above is he had a really great time driving his car - so much so that when Larry went to start it the next morning it wouldn't run... Somewhere in one of the turns, Kelly popped the rollover switch from the inertia! Once reset, old Blue was back in business.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3216 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Kudos to Jim & Dan for GREAT British V8 2017 Meet
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 13, 2017 11:13AM

Yes. Awesome job by the Blackwood Brothers (Dan & Jim). Great venue with wonderful roads & scenery. As always, visiting the "Family" is worth the drive alone.

Glad I put the effort into getting Ol' Red back on the road. Thoroughly enjoyed the drives. My apologies to PJ Peterson & wife for that minor sideways manoeuver. :)

I have a newfound love for the backroads of West Virginia.


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(893 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: Kudos to Jim & Dan for GREAT British V8 2017 Meet
Posted by: Dan B
Date: June 13, 2017 11:20AM

Thank y'all for the kind words! It was a joy to host. Jim and I had as good of a time as anybody!


Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
(492 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:30AM

Main British Car:
1968 MGB GM 5.3 LS4 V8

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Re: Kudos to Jim & Dan for GREAT British V8 2017 Meet
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: June 13, 2017 01:18PM

As I sit at work this afternoon I'm finding myself daydreaming about all the fun we had last week. Back to reality this week.

I'm going to echo Carl on how great it was to catch up with everyone. The people in this group are second to none and are what keep me coming back every year!

Dan and Jim, thanks again for all work you did to make this meet such a success! I'd happily do the exact same thing all over again! ☺

Scott


PJPeterson
Richard (PJ) Peterson

(4 posts)

Registered:
12/14/2016 06:18PM

Main British Car:
1978 MGB 215 Olds

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Re: Kudos to Jim & Dan for GREAT British V8 2017 Meet
Posted by: PJPeterson
Date: June 14, 2017 10:35AM

I can't say enough about how well Dan and Jim did in setting this up. For a First Timer, it was a wonderful experience.
To Carl, no problem now that I know your skill set.
Thank you to all of you like Merv and Marilyn, Dan and Jim, Rob, Ralph, the Real PJ and many other who went out of their way to make my Wife and I feel welcome.
Respectfully,
The Other PJ


RobM65BV8
Robert Milks
Hendersonville NC
(2 posts)

Registered:
03/01/2009 07:48PM

Main British Car:
1965 MGB Buick 215

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Re: Kudos to Jim & Dan for GREAT British V8 2017 Meet
Posted by: RobM65BV8
Date: June 16, 2017 04:13PM

Jim and Dan:

Many thanks for a great week in WV! Most car club shows have a committee to do all the legwork, so your hard work is much appreciated. Lewisburg is indeed a Cool Little Town.

We made it to most all the activities- great country drives, the Cass Railroad, the Greenbrier Bunker Tour (with lunch at the 18th green), Hawk's Nest, Lost World Caverns, The Smooth Ambler Distillery, the Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co. and a very good dinner at The Livery on Washington St.

And many thanks to the WV British Car Club for the cookout at Hawk's Nest!

Always a great group of friends and 900 miles with no breakdowns!!

Robert & Dreama


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1399 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Kudos to Jim & Dan for GREAT British V8 2017 Meet
Posted by: mowog1
Date: June 17, 2017 01:57PM

..and once again, we auctioned off Jim Blackwood's hat!


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5306 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Kudos to Jim & Dan for GREAT British V8 2017 Meet
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: June 17, 2017 03:05PM

Came closer than you have yet, only because you could run faster!

Jim


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1399 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Kudos to Jim & Dan for GREAT British V8 2017 Meet
Posted by: mowog1
Date: August 07, 2017 06:20PM

Sure would be nice if we had a recap on the "Meetings" page! :)


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(893 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: Kudos to Jim & Dan for GREAT British V8 2017 Meet
Posted by: Dan B
Date: August 07, 2017 10:20PM

I would have thought Bill Michael's letter would be posted there.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1399 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Kudos to Jim & Dan for GREAT British V8 2017 Meet
Posted by: mowog1
Date: August 09, 2017 01:21PM

There will be something in the MG Driver....but it's important that a recap be posted here as well.


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(893 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: Kudos to Jim & Dan for GREAT British V8 2017 Meet
Posted by: Dan B
Date: August 09, 2017 01:31PM

I agree. It seems like it took a long time for anything about the 2016 meet to be posted too. There is a lot of material on this thread for the newsletter editor to collect, and several pictures on the Country Roads thread. Calvin also has a newspaper article.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3216 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Kudos to Jim & Dan for GREAT British V8 2017 Meet
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: August 09, 2017 02:25PM

Quote:
I would have thought Bill Michael's letter would be posted there.

I thought I read it on this site somewhere?


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5306 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Kudos to Jim & Dan for GREAT British V8 2017 Meet
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: August 09, 2017 03:14PM

I don't think the Organizers of an event should write the Review, that lacks credibility. And the Organizers would be probably the most incredible of anyone there.... Just sayin'

Jim
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