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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Racing Stripes
Posted by: Moderator
Date: February 18, 2008 09:45PM

Did anyone notice that we revised the British V8 banner (at the top of every page of the website) yesterday?

The green stripes on the right-hand side of the banner are supposed to look like racing stripes on a car. To give credit where credit is due, I though that I'd mention that they were inspired by Peter Smith's car.

Is there a name for stripes that go from fender to fender like this?

( Note: more photos of Peter's car are here: [www.britishv8.org] )
http://www.britishv8.org/MG/PeterSmith/PeterSmith-K.jpg


1MGBV8
Paul Waters

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10/24/2007 03:12PM

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Re: Racing Stripes
Posted by: 1MGBV8
Date: February 19, 2008 01:21AM

Well on Camaro's they were called bumble bee strips. I think they look great. Does anyone know where to get this strip kit?


V6 Midget
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: Racing Stripes
Posted by: V6 Midget
Date: February 19, 2008 08:00AM

Yeah Curtis, "Sideways" ;-)

I've never seen or heard a name for that style stripe. Paul, I thought the bumble bee stripes originated on the rear of the Dodge Super Bee's.


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

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Racing Stripes
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: February 19, 2008 10:29AM

This striping arrangement seemed to be quite popular and seen frequently on TriumphTR4's.
Triumph TR4 stripes.jpg


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(559 posts)

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10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: Racing Stripes
Posted by: danmas
Date: February 19, 2008 11:28AM

The stripes came from the factory on the Triumph 250, which was a TR4A with a 6 cylinder engine (sold as a TR5 in Europe).


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1109 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: Racing Stripes
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: February 20, 2008 09:28PM

"Yes" Dan is correct and Grahams picture has the correct placement of the stripe of the TR-250. In his picture you can see on the rear fender, the TR250 emblem, and the red running light cover under it.


B-Fast B-Strong
William Smith

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10/17/2009 11:28PM

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Bugeye Bodied Spriget

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Re: Racing Stripes
Posted by: B-Fast B-Strong
Date: September 09, 2011 11:47PM

I thought they where called F.I.A. stripes.



J Man
jason adkins
NW OH
(194 posts)

Registered:
01/21/2009 08:49PM

Main British Car:
'61 Morris Minor panel, '70 MGB GT, '74 MGB GT MGB 1.8, unsure yet on the GTs

Re: Racing Stripes
Posted by: J Man
Date: September 10, 2011 09:02AM

My mom bought a brand new '67 Camaro land it had the stripes like that, she called them bumble bee stripes.


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

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Racing Stripes
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 12, 2011 05:54PM

Ditto on the 1st generation Camaro Bumblebee stripes. I believe they were part of the SS package.


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Scott McGrath

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Re: Racing Stripes
Posted by: FlashGumby
Date: February 03, 2014 10:37PM

Know I'm coming in a couple of years late, but it was an RS package bit on the 1st gen Camaro (SS was the performance package - An RS/SS has the hot motor and the stripes/fake downdrafts). If I were asked what the stripe was called, I'd have said a Triumph Stripe, as the TR5/TR250 had them before anyone else. LOTS of LBC owners have put them on since, though.


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Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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05/14/2010 03:06AM

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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Racing Stripes
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: February 04, 2014 02:26AM

OK, so Scott,
I spent some time looking at the logo looking for the stripes.
Felt like a bit of an idiot until I read the whole post and realized that the logo must have evolved some.
Kinda like back in school. You know, read to the bottom of the page before you do anything.
Made me laugh at myself, I need more of that.
Cheers
Fred


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Racing Stripes
Posted by: Moderator
Date: February 04, 2014 10:21AM

This is the banner with stripes... from before "BritishRacecar" started:
http://www.britishv8.org/Banner9.gif

I always liked those Camaro hoods with the "downdraft" vents. Someone ought to come up with something like that for their LSx powered MG or Triumph.


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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: Racing Stripes
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: February 04, 2014 11:42AM

On occasion, I am actually correct at something. :)

My synopsis after digesting a number of references:

The Bumblebee stripes (RPO D91), called Front Accent Band by Chevy, came as part of the 1967 SS package. Not RS. In early 1968, it was called Sport Stripes (RPO D90) and was included with the 1968 SS package. Not RS. It wrapped across the header panel then continued horizontally across the middle of fender & door. In 1969, RPO D90 was still included with the SS package (not RS), but was redesigned. The "Hockey Stick" stripe, as Camaro enthusiasts called it, for '69 did not go across the header panel. It was only on the fender & door.

RPO D91 & D90 was offered as an option on non-SS models.

As for Curtis' original question, I would call it a Front Accent Stripe.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/04/2014 07:35PM by MGBV8.


lotus907
JIM PENNINGTON

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01/06/2016 09:33AM

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Re: Racing Stripes
Posted by: lotus907
Date: January 06, 2016 09:58AM

Hello everyone, I am new to the site. I joined because I saw a photo of Peter Smiths MGB V8.

I believe that I am the guy that built that car.

Originally it had a 215 Buick and a TR7/TR8 and a stock MGB rear end.

We copied the stripes from a TR250 that I had in my shop in Illinois.

My shop was called British Auto Specialty located in Round Lake Illinois.

Thanks, Jim


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Racing Stripes
Posted by: mgb260
Date: January 06, 2016 01:11PM

Another definition of the fender stripes:

[www.svtperformance.com]



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

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Racing Stripes
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: January 07, 2016 09:46AM

Quote:
...I believe that I am the guy that built that car.
I know that Pete bought it from Vintage racecar MGB driver Chuck Fohrman from Chicago in 2000.
Here's more detail on the car - the article says it's a stroked Rover engine.
[www.britishv8.org]


lotus907
JIM PENNINGTON

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Re: Racing Stripes
Posted by: lotus907
Date: January 08, 2016 02:04PM

There were a lot of things that needed to be updated.

When we delivered the car to the original owner, it needed the rear end ratio changed.

I put a stock Buick 215 engine in it and a TR7/TR8 5 speed transmission. We had a TR250 in the shop and the original owner wanted us to put a stripe on it like the Triumph when we painted the car. I had the oil filter mounted on the inner fender well on the passenger side. I used TR4 motor mounts. I also used the low profile intake manifold and 4 barrel carb. The exhaust manifolds tucked inside of the frame rails. The exhaust was a 2 inch diameter to a single muffler. It also needed the tachometer calibrated to the V8 ignition.

Jim



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/08/2016 02:05PM by lotus907.


tbo
Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
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Registered:
01/27/2013 06:47PM

Main British Car:
1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: Racing Stripes
Posted by: tbo
Date: February 17, 2016 08:06PM

Being a Triumph guy I always call those stripes a "250" stripe.I mean like why not?


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