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Old 03-31-2011, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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For anyone in the central Florida area, there is an all British car show on Saturday April 2 at mead gardens, there will be an array of British cars from the past and present! Valve cover racing, there are usually some parts available. etc etc anyone is welcome!!!!!

Darren

Details here:
http://allbritishcarclub.com/
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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You mean the British are still making cars?
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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The only british car i like is the jaguar.
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The only british car i like is the jaguar.
It's the only British car I can even name.

There have been a couple of pretty nice British cars. The Rover, from post-war through the 60s, including the 2000TC, was pretty nice, as was the old Sunbeam Talbot. And the famous Morris Minor that preceded the Mini.

Otherwise, they were just good for making fun of, like Dagenham's Angle, Defect, Tonsil, Zither and Kodak. Basically, a tin box with a sewing machine under the hood, that required a valve job as routine maintenance after every Sunday family picnic drive. With a million miles of electrical wiring that leaked so much spark they glowed in the dark, and wouldn't start on a cloudy day. With mahogany dashboards.

A summary of British automaking would not be complete withut this hilarious Top Gear review of the Reliant Robin:

http://www.wimp.com/reliantrobin/

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Old 04-02-2011, 03:54 PM
 
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I'd go! I had a Ford Cortina V-8. Deceptively boxy looking. That car scooted. It also had an insanely tight turning radius and was always threatening to tip over on it's side. British motor racing green to boot. Same car Jimmy Clark raced. Loved it.
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:32 PM
 
Location: un peu près de Chicago
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The Germans are still wondering how the non-mechanical Brits came out on top in the war. (They got a little help from the Russkies and Yanks.)
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:40 PM
 
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No they don't, and they got a lot of help. Now how bout those Russian cars?
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