Here is my 1969 MGB-GT on a country road in Calif. climbing for the mountains.
My first car, that I bought on my 16th birthday, was a 1960 Ford F-100, this was my second! I purchased it on Aug 10th 1980 for $700 and proceded to get into all kinds of trouble. Six tickets before my 17th birthday wasn't the least of it, blown-up engine, phone calls from the Dean at school really drove my parents nuts.
this car was my daily driver for many years, it took me to Phoenix and back a few times, all over Calif. and even to Canada for the Worlds fair in '86.
She gave me alot of headaches the way British cars will, plenty of oil leaks and lots of electrical problems. I Love this car and will never get rid of her!
She spends most of her time in the garage now, but I thought I would take her out for a stretch the other day.
The comic strip at the end was given to me on my 22nd birthday by a very good friend.
California country side!
Roadstering On A Sunny Fall Day
A few minutes driving an MGB down some pleasant back roads on a sunny day late last October. Please note that the wide-angle lens makes the speed look faster than it really was! Always drive cautiously and courteously on these narrow roads and give extra respect to blind corners and hill crests!
MG BGT K-series
1.8 K-series MGB with 6-speed gearbox on first road test. Built by Frontline Developments, Abingdon-on-Thames, England
Magnificent Machines - The Golden Age of the British Sports Car
Broadcast by the BBC in 2012, showcasing some superb cars via period and modern footage, this is a brilliant programme. Grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy. Well done to all those involved in this episode.
Timeshift sets its rear view mirror to look back at the golden age of the British sports car. It's the story of how - in the grey austerity of the post-war years - iconic marques like Jaguar, Austin-Healey, MG and Triumph sparked a manufacturing frenzy that helped to democratise speed and glamour.
From the MG Midget, much loved by American GIs, through to the more affordable Austin Healey 'frog-eye' Sprite, and the E-Type Jaguar, seen by many as the ultimate sports car, this is a tale of how, for a brief time, Britain was home to two-seater heaven.
Narrated by Tamsin Greig and featuring contributions from Stirling Moss and Quentin Willson.
3.5 laps in a 500 dollar MGB - Thunderhill
Killer Bee, 24 Hours of Lemons MGB #36 test and tune session at Thunderhill, 5 NOV 2009.
Lap times were a very consistent 2min 30 sec with " Baba Looey" (Jesse C) behind the wheel.
Getting ready for the 24 Hours of Lemons Arse-Freeze-Apalooza 09. I drove the car 3 hours up to the track, got the chassis dialed in, and the car now sticks and handles well. The motor turned 6 grand all day and still purred the whole 3 hour drive home.
The folks from Evil Genius racing mentioned we looked and sounded really fast... that is unless we were driving next to any of the other cars, which always passed us like we were standing still.
1974 MGB GT - Almost complete
My 1974 MGB GT is back alive and running. Engine was taken down to block, and found main bearing cap that was cracked. Rebuilt from the block up, excellent oil pressure at idle. HS6 SU Carburetors and K/N air filters added. Last bit of rebuild is the front suspension, including bearings and brakes and rotors. Thanks for looking and let me know your thoughts..