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

Main British Car:
1979 MGB Buick 215

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Thirteenth Annual British V8 Fall Gathering, Townsend, TN Oct. 5 - Oct. 8, 2023
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 29, 2023 07:46PM

Home base will be at the Talley Ho Inn, as always.

[talleyhoinn.com]

Sometimes we have a cookout, sometimes a small group will go hiking, always a drive or two or three.

Like Dan Blackwood sez, "For anyone not familiar, the Townsend Fall Gathering is a casual event. No registration, no car show, lots of hanging out in the parking lot, exploring the Smokies and just having a good time with car people!"



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Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
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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: Thirteenth Annual British V8 Fall Gathering, Townsend, TN Oct. 5 - Oct. 8, 2022
Posted by: Dan B
Date: July 06, 2023 12:07PM

Sounds like a good time waiting to be had!


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: Thirteenth Annual British V8 Fall Gathering, Townsend, TN Oct. 5 - Oct. 8, 2022
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 06, 2023 01:14PM

As you well know, always is. :)


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: Thirteenth Annual British V8 Fall Gathering, Townsend, TN Oct. 5 - Oct. 8, 2022
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 05, 2023 09:07AM

It's here, so saddle up & head to Townsend for the Great Fall Gathering!


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Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(6470 posts)

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10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Thirteenth Annual British V8 Fall Gathering, Townsend, TN Oct. 5 - Oct. 8, 2022
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: October 05, 2023 10:25AM

Heading out in about an hour.

Jim


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: Thirteenth Annual British V8 Fall Gathering, Townsend, TN Oct. 5 - Oct. 8, 2022
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 05, 2023 11:23AM

I plan to swing by & pick up Dan Masters on the way thru Maryville. Hopefully, he can hang out for an hour or so before I take him back home. He is looking forward to visiting with everyone.


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Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Thirteenth Annual British V8 Fall Gathering, Townsend, TN Oct. 5 - Oct. 8, 2022
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: October 08, 2023 04:56PM

Had a good visit with Dan, and the rest of the meet weren't so shabby either.

Jim


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(578 posts)

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10/28/2007 12:11AM

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1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: Thirteenth Annual British V8 Fall Gathering, Townsend, TN Oct. 5 - Oct. 8, 2022
Posted by: danmas
Date: October 09, 2023 06:57AM

It was great to see you guys again - it had been a long time. Wish I could have stayed for the whole weekend but, alas, it's not in the cards.

Many thanks to Carl for bringing me out. Maybe I can do it again next year!


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(4516 posts)

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Re: Thirteenth Annual British V8 Fall Gathering, Townsend, TN Oct. 5 - Oct. 8, 2022
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 10, 2023 11:49AM

I was happy to do it, Dan. I sure hope we can do it again next year.

We have all missed your presence. Heck, I have been missing you participating 3 times a years (Springtime in the Smokies British car show, annual British V8 meet, & the annual Fall Gathering).

We missed having Kelly & Sandy, as well.

For those that do not know, Dan Masters started this annual Fall Gathering in Townsend back in 2008. He told me that he had no idea that it would still be happening every year. Well, it is all because of you long distance travelers that show up to enjoy the roads & camaraderie.

Here it is:

[forum.britishv8.org]

[forum.britishv8.org]



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Jim Miller

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Re: Thirteenth Annual British V8 Fall Gathering, Townsend, TN Oct. 5 - Oct. 8, 2022
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Date: October 16, 2023 04:39PM

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Jim Miller

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Re: Thirteenth Annual British V8 Fall Gathering, Townsend, TN Oct. 5 - Oct. 8, 2022
Posted by: v8mgb
Date: October 20, 2023 01:22PM

British V8 Townsend Fall Gathering Slide Show Recap (corrected file)
Link to PDF file. There are 41 slides

[drive.google.com]
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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Re: Thirteenth Annual British V8 Fall Gathering, Townsend, TN Oct. 5 - Oct. 8, 2022
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 20, 2023 08:12PM

Thanks, Jim!


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Re: Thirteenth Annual British V8 Fall Gathering, Townsend, TN Oct. 5 - Oct. 8, 2022
Posted by: ForrestErickson
Date: December 27, 2023 04:35AM

2024 Towensend event(s)?

I have a 1972 MGB Roadster I would like to convert to V8 or V6.

I live in Maryville TN.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Re: Thirteenth Annual British V8 Fall Gathering, Townsend, TN Oct. 5 - Oct. 8, 2022
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 27, 2023 09:25AM

Hi Forrest.

Do you know about the Blount British Cars? They host a British & Euro car show called "Springtime in the Smokies" every May in Townsend at the Talley Ho Inn.

[blountbritishcars.org]

The British V8 enthusiasts will be back in Townsend again the first weekend in October for our annual Fall Gathering.



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Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(6470 posts)

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

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Re: Thirteenth Annual British V8 Fall Gathering, Townsend, TN Oct. 5 - Oct. 8, 2022
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 27, 2023 10:41AM

A worthy quest Forrest. Here is a thread for you to read, in it you will find much good information and guidance:

[www.mgexp.com]

Your '72 will take a little more work to convert than the later cars but they come out very nice. Mine is a '71. I feel the absolute best engine for this car is the Buick 300 which you may not have considered but the time to begin a search for one is now. I expect we will see you in the fall.

Jim


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