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MadRiver
09-01-2009, 12:59 PM
Woke up this morning to an unusual treat for DC -- a crisp morning in September! So, while I planned to ride my bike to work this morning, I took the Healey. Lots of smiles and waves from people out and about. What a gorgeous day!

B.

longbridgehealey
09-01-2009, 01:05 PM
100-6 and Bugeye last night, and plan on the Bugeye again tonight, as soon as I get home from work (work in Gaithersburg, home to New Market, just a stone's throw north of you!) :driving:

Gliderman8
09-01-2009, 01:12 PM
Took my TR6 out this morning to get a coffee and run some errands. The weather here is also perfect for LBC's!
I had so much fun, I will probably take it out tomorrow :yesnod:

DrEntropy
09-01-2009, 01:27 PM
Still haven't got the MG's kingpin bushes renewed/reamed. :frown:

I'm doomed to driving the Alfa for a while yet. :smirk:

JamesWilson
09-01-2009, 01:42 PM
Still haven't got the MG's kingpin bushes renewed/reamed. :frown:

I'm doomed to driving the Alfa for a while yet. :smirk:

Life can be sooooo grim at times.... :devilgrin:

Stewart
09-01-2009, 02:08 PM
Every day till late october early nov. Most likely going to put 160 miles on mine today and 2k+ this weekend.

DrEntropy
09-01-2009, 02:20 PM
Still haven't got the MG's kingpin bushes renewed/reamed. :frown:

I'm doomed to driving the Alfa for a while yet. :smirk:

Life can be sooooo grim at times.... :devilgrin:

You ain't seen my Alfa, James. :jester:

Mickey Richaud
09-01-2009, 02:24 PM
Drove the B to Murfreesboro for a meeting today. About 75 miles one way. Back out this evening for a little excursion...

aeronca65t
09-01-2009, 02:58 PM
Yes. My MGB is sitting top-down in our faculty parking lot right now. <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif

Healeysince59
09-01-2009, 03:00 PM
This morning at our (every Tuesday) British Car Cafe we had:

'61 Lotus Elite
Triumph TR3
Healey BJ7
Lotus Esprit
MGB
Jag XK120 FHC
(4) MINIs
Jag E-Type
Classic Mini
Alpine

That's all I remember. Attendance will pick up as it cools off and the snowbirds return

Marv J

DrEntropy
09-01-2009, 03:59 PM
An Elite?!?!

WHOA!!

Would the owner like a NOS wire wheel as a spare? I have some body "bobbins" too... Round rubber balls with holes in 'em. He'll know what they are.

Tinster
09-01-2009, 04:35 PM
yes, drove today- a 1969, red, Triumph TR6

SilentUnicorn
09-01-2009, 04:43 PM
Not today- but tomorrow and thursday fer sure

mark

DNK
09-01-2009, 04:49 PM
Still haven't got the MG's kingpin bushes renewed/reamed. :frown:

I'm doomed to driving the Alfa for a while yet. :smirk:

Life can be sooooo grim at times.... :devilgrin:

Can't go to far in the Alfa. The 6 Italian mechanics in the back up car cost too much to feed :devilgrin:

DrEntropy
09-01-2009, 06:16 PM
~I'm~ th' backup mechanic in this case, Don. It's managed around 80K miles with no care other than a set of plugs and the odd oil change now and then.

bgbassplyr
09-01-2009, 07:46 PM
Alfa's use odd oil? I've heard this story before.......somewhere.

AngliaGT
09-02-2009, 12:29 AM
Doc,

Driving an Alfa is a whole lot cooler
than driving a Dodge Dakota!Of course you can't
put 500' of 2-1/2 inch fire hose in the back of
an Alfa.
If I wasn't invovled with the local Fire Dept.,
I'd probably be looki'n for a cool European GT!Sometimes
you gotta do what you gotta do (Darn!).

- Doug

Don_R
09-02-2009, 06:44 AM
I drive my Spit to work. Not many people get to see it as I work nightshift.

makes the task of going to and from work much more bearable.

RobT
09-02-2009, 08:34 AM
Drove the Europa to work again today - its my summer "commuter car". Although to be fair, my commute is only 7 miles each way on country roads (gotta watch out for deer though).

https://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g167/RobTh/IMG_0010_1_1.jpg

Rob.

judow
09-02-2009, 01:53 PM
:thumbsup: Drove Agatha on Saturday, Sunday and yesterday. Saturday and Sunday - breakfast and coffee. Monday to mechanic to replace the speedometer cable and a general check-up. Not today - too much to drop-off and pick-up. Needed lots of room so used the SUV. Will probably not drive her again until Saturday - a Run to the Crest - driving to the top of the Sandia Mountains. Several of us going - all classic/collector cars. Run to the Crest to be followed by a caravan to our house for a cookout, awards, raffle and door prizes. An end-of-summer party. Wheeeeee (lol)

Tinster
09-02-2009, 01:59 PM
Wednesday- drove my TR6

Healeysince59
09-02-2009, 03:28 PM
I'll pass the word


An Elite?!?!

WHOA!!

Would the owner like a NOS wire wheel as a spare? I have some body "bobbins" too... Round rubber balls with holes in 'em. He'll know what they are.

Brosky
09-02-2009, 07:07 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:]my commute is only 7 miles each way on country roads[/QUOTE]

Ah, but the history on those roads Rob.....

RobT
09-02-2009, 08:47 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:]my commute is only 7 miles each way on country roads

Ah, but the history on those roads Rob.....[/QUOTE]

Indeed true. I am quite lucky in that regard. Our offices are located in the old court building (18?? or something)on Monument Square in Concord. There is a marker by the sidewalk indicating the location of an "Unknown" British soldier buried at that spot. Poor squadie - keep expecting see a bone sticking out one morning.

Must have been "drive your classic sports car" day too - and no one told me. On my 7 mile commute home this afternoon saw a '60s Ferrari (not sure what number), a Fiat Spider, and an MG Midget. Waved to them all from the Lotus but only the Fiat waved back. Oh well.

Rob.

ecurie_ecosse
09-02-2009, 10:54 PM
I would have waved to you,Rob. :savewave:
That is,if I had been near enough to do so. :devilgrin: :jester:

I drove the Midget around the neighbourhood this afternoon. :thumbsup:

Stuart. :cheers:

AngliaGT
09-02-2009, 11:48 PM
A Europa as a "Daily Driver".You are VERY fortunate!
I wish I had that choice.

- Doug

eejay56
09-03-2009, 02:36 AM
I drive my Spit almost everyday, all year round, except in the snow (don't trust the other guys). Autocrossed sunday, hill climb 2 weeks before that, ABFM next weekend

Gliderman8
09-03-2009, 07:55 AM
I drove the Midget around the neighbourhood this afternoon. :thumbsup:


My guess is that he couldn't reach the pedals himself :devilgrin:

Mickey Richaud
09-03-2009, 08:00 AM
I drove the Midget around the neighbourhood this afternoon. :thumbsup:


My guess is that he couldn't reach the pedals himself :devilgrin:

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Mickey Richaud
09-03-2009, 08:02 AM
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DrEntropy
09-03-2009, 08:20 AM
Alfa's use odd oil? I've heard this story before.......somewhere.

Apply Brer Mickey's last. :jester:

DNK
09-03-2009, 10:22 AM
Mickey, that went into book marks pronto :lol:

ecurie_ecosse
09-03-2009, 11:51 AM
I drove the Midget around the neighbourhood this afternoon. :thumbsup:


My guess is that he couldn't reach the pedals himself :devilgrin:

You got it in one!!!! :devilgrin: :jester:

Stuart. :cheers:

Camshaft
09-03-2009, 11:55 AM
I drove my BAC today. Midget still has no brakes. :X

Tinster
09-03-2009, 01:10 PM
Drove Amos this morning before Tropical Storm Erika hit us this afternoon.

DrEntropy
09-03-2009, 01:45 PM
Hiya Cam!!! How's life "up there"?!?

Camshaft
09-03-2009, 02:17 PM
Ugh. I'll give you an update sometime, buddy. What a long, strange trip it's been...

swift6
09-03-2009, 05:32 PM
Drive my TR8 practically every day.

rulle7
09-03-2009, 06:51 PM
Picked up my daughter from school in the Midget, just like every day.

Stewart
09-08-2009, 07:35 PM
Just got back from 3000 miles in 6 days through north dakota montana and wyoming. 2500 of it top down.

frankenstang57
09-08-2009, 11:04 PM
I pushed a Herald out into the sun to install a new top. Then back in when it got dark. I did have my hand on the wheel, but somehow it's not the same...

Tinster
09-09-2009, 06:47 PM
yes, drove a '69 TR6 today.

toysrrus
09-13-2009, 05:46 AM
Hey Doc,

I don`t believe anyone here has seen your Alfa. Why not post a pic or two for all of us to enjoy!!

Russ

DNK
09-13-2009, 11:44 AM
Don't remember "Doc" ever posting a photo he took.

terriphill
09-13-2009, 08:46 PM
Rain here all day, so no "top down driving" but....Worked out some of the kinks in the electrical on the B, reinstalled bumpers, lights, mirrors, wipers...ooooh we are getting closer everyday to those "our 1st drive" pics!!! I really hope to get it out of the garage for Fall...nothing is better than a top down drive along Arkansas roads when the trees burst into flaming colors!!!!! I can't wait....until then, like Doc...it's the Alfa for me too!

judow
09-13-2009, 09:30 PM
Took Agatha and trash to the transfer station, followed by breakfast and then on to the coffee shop. Killed about 3 hours and then home to do all the things I should have done instead of tooling about. :banana:

RobT
09-14-2009, 08:00 AM
Missed the bus this morning so did the "school run" in the Europa, and then off to work. Perfect weather here today too.

Tinster
09-14-2009, 11:42 AM
yup, drove. Nice day here in the tropics.
Hot at 91* on the back terrace.

Roger
09-14-2009, 04:09 PM
Today I drove my Europa, that I've been rebuilding for 9 1/2 months, to get its State Inspection.
Now it's road-legal! Yippee!

Gliderman8
09-14-2009, 04:29 PM
Top down in my TR6... sunny and in the 80's.....aaaaah!! :smile:

RobT
09-15-2009, 08:03 AM
Today I drove my Europa, that I've been rebuilding for 9 1/2 months, to get its State Inspection.
Now it's road-legal! Yippee!

Congrats and happy motoring!

So where are the photos.....

Rob.

Tinster
09-15-2009, 03:19 PM
Top down in my TR6... sunny and in the 80's.....aaaaah!! :smile:

Same here but in low 90's. Took the Mrs
out for a spin in our '69 TR6.

startech47
09-15-2009, 04:38 PM
Drove the TR-3 to the fire house last night.

Brooklands
09-15-2009, 06:18 PM
I just finished over 1200 miles, mostly on Pennsylvania two-lane highways, in a 2009 Mini Cooper. It was a great road trip...

TR_Jim
09-15-2009, 06:45 PM
Drove my GT6 today. Not far, but the weather was too nice to leave the GT6 in the garage.

judow
09-15-2009, 06:51 PM
Took Agatha (My 100M) to the hair salon for my monthly snip then breakfast in town (Albuquerque) and home. Weather at house was 58 when I started and 70 when I returned. Albuquerque was about 10 degrees warmer, always is. Tomorrow we go for our first golf lesson. Agatha gets to look pretty in the parking lot and I get to play the fool. Should be interesting. Not that I'm prepared but I already loaded the clubs - passenger seat accomodates them nicely.

You can all stop laughing now! :banana:

aerog
09-15-2009, 07:29 PM
I just finished over 1200 miles, mostly on Pennsylvania two-lane highways, in a 2009 Mini Cooper. It was a great road trip...

Now <span style="font-style: italic">that's</span> ok! :smile: Too hot for me. Miata, top up, a/c on full, whenever possible.