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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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MG Vintage Racers at Mid-Ohio Oct 12-14
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 17, 2007 10:11PM

Were you there?

I'm told that over 100 MG racecars participated, including even pre-war cars.

Apparently Les Gonda dominated the "Fast Cars" class in his MGB-GT V8...

If you have photos, PLEASE post them here!

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If you're interested in writing a column about racing for our newsletter... WE NEED TO TALK!!!

(this photo was taken at Watkins Glen...)
LesGonda-GTv8.jpg


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

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: MG Vintage Racers at Mid-Ohio Oct 12-14
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 25, 2007 06:05PM

I sure would like to know more about that car in the pic!


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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Re: MG Vintage Racers at Mid-Ohio Oct 12-14
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 25, 2007 07:29PM

I'm trying to get a regular column started-up in the Newsletter for race cars...

Hopefully the car shown above will be featured in our December issue. The owner/driver is Les Gonda of Virginia, and he's been VERY successful with it. For some reason, getting detailed photos from racers is about as hard as getting Mr. Carl Floyd to write a How-It-Was-Done article! For that reason, my first idea was to recruit Max Fulton as a columnist... he already knows these guys, and he certainly knows a lot more about racing than I do, plus I REALLY liked Max's Nelson Ledges article for the last Newsletter issue. I'm not holding my breath though. Max says he wants to finish his own MGB V8 before he starts writing a column for us.

In the meantime, you might get a kick out of this car (previewed below) that I'll be adding to the Photo Gallery very shortly. It belongs to Lorenz Hassenstein, and has a bored-and-stroked Rover displacing 5L. The full version of that How-It-Was-Done article will DEFINITELY appear in our December issue.

LorenzHassenstein-AA.jpg

LorenzHassenstein-AB.jpg

LorenzHassenstein-AE.jpg


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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: MG Vintage Racers at Mid-Ohio Oct 12-14
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 02, 2018 07:19PM

[quote]I'm not holding my breath though. Max says he wants to finish his own MGB V8 before he starts writing a column for us. {/quote]

Like that is ever gonna happen! :(


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