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NAS1966
Norbert Sliwinski
Monroeville
(27 posts)

Registered:
08/11/2012 05:20PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB GM 2.8 V6

News Letter ?
Posted by: NAS1966
Date: August 03, 2018 09:26PM

I am seeing reference to a news letter - how can I get one?


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2547 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: News Letter ?
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 03, 2018 09:38PM

Hi Norbert,

The history is that back in the early '90s, there used to be a newsletter in paper form that was mailed out. When Curtis took over he continued the newsletter for a while. But, everything is electronic now and on this site. He did digitize all of the old newsletters he could get his hands on; they can be found here (almost all are accounted for)... [www.britishv8.org]

I will say it is WAY easier to do a swap now with the web forums (this one and MGE). The guys who did their swaps before info could be shared so readily really pioneered and paved the way for the rest of us.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3510 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: News Letter ?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: August 04, 2018 12:41PM

The MG V-8 Newsletter was subscription based. It was started by Kurt Schley in 1993. It was renamed British V8 Newsletter when it was handed off to Dan Masters in 2001. James Jewel was Editor/Publisher from 2004-2006.

Curtis Jacobson agreed to take the reins at the 2006 British V8 Meet in Townsend, TN. There, he presented his vision for a free web based internet version of the newsletter. He did not do a printed version.

The rest is history.

Everyone can help keep this site alive & active by using it. Let's not let this site flounder & disappear!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/04/2018 12:42PM by MGBV8.


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

Registered:
04/29/2009 11:37AM

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

Re: News Letter ?
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: August 04, 2018 02:18PM

ditto what Carl said


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5658 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: News Letter ?
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: August 06, 2018 11:55AM

A few of the old-timers also have sets of the original newsletters. I'm not sure how many that would be but I know of a few. Some more complete than others. The numbering system for the issues was a little erratic which makes it kinda hard to tell if they are all there. Bear in mind the early meets were a resounding success when the car count went over a dozen.

Jim


MGB SS
Joe Schafer
Central Michigan
(145 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 06:46AM

Main British Car:
1971 Mgb 1991 5.0 Ford

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Re: News Letter ?
Posted by: MGB SS
Date: August 09, 2018 09:42PM

I still have some of the old newsletters but I am not an OLD TIMER like Jim


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3510 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: News Letter ?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: August 09, 2018 10:11PM

I have them all......somewhere.


britcars
Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(320 posts)

Registered:
02/02/2009 07:58PM

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

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Re: News Letter ?
Posted by: britcars
Date: August 09, 2018 11:42PM

Carl said a few posts back that...{Everyone can help keep this site alive & active by using it. Let's not let this site flounder & disappear!}

Another way to help keep this site alive is by making a donation to support the work that Curtis does.

[www.britishv8.org]


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