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Discuss the Austin Healey Sprite and the MG Midget. Two different but similar cars sometimes referred to collectively as the Spridget.

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    Proud of my 1960 Bugeye

    At a car show last Sunday one of the cars I was competing against was a 1957 Lamborghini. The Lamborghini took the first place trophy and I took the second place trophy. I lost by only one vote, although the cars were separated by hundreds of thousands of dollars in value. Next year if I go to the same show the Lamborghini will have to compete in the Gold class as all the winners of the various classes have to compete against each other the following year for best of show. So we will see what happens next year.

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    Re: Proud of my 1960 Bugeye

    Congratulations. Sounds like you were the real winner.
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    Re: Proud of my 1960 Bugeye

    I’ve more Bill, congrats on BUGI bringing home another trophy. Bugsy gets to see the painter this week.
    Jim Gruber - Apollo Beach, FL
    Bugsy I - '68 Sprite w BE Bonnet - Gone but not forgotten
    Bugsy IV - '60 Bugeye - 1,275+.040 and a 5-Speed - CA Car - 2nd Owner from new - 10/12 Painting done, reassembly, cutting, and buffing in progress.

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    Re: Proud of my 1960 Bugeye

    Congratulations, how about some photos, I'd love to see it?

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    Re: Proud of my 1960 Bugeye

    Well Bill’s BUGI is my Bugsy’s Dopelganger Twin from San Diego. OEW with Red Interior and VTO 8 spoke wheels. A fabulous BE that has won trophy after trophy over the past 4-5 years. I can only wish my BE will look nearly as good as Bill’s Car when he is done. I got to drive BUGI a few years back, and that experience let me know how absolutely good a BE can be. He also helped me find Bugsy, my one owner BE from Los Angeles. BUGI is an absolutely fabulous BE.
    Jim Gruber - Apollo Beach, FL
    Bugsy I - '68 Sprite w BE Bonnet - Gone but not forgotten
    Bugsy IV - '60 Bugeye - 1,275+.040 and a 5-Speed - CA Car - 2nd Owner from new - 10/12 Painting done, reassembly, cutting, and buffing in progress.

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    Re: Proud of my 1960 Bugeye

    Thanks for all the kind words Jim.
    Without Scott building such a fine Bugeye and Bill M helping me maintain it it wouldn't be so much fun.
    Can't wait until you get yours done. It would be cool if someday we could park them side by side.

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