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      07-12-2014, 06:40 PM   #23
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WOW, you met Wayne Carini!
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That was a great write up! Thanks so much.

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Thanks for sharing! Read most of it. Pretty interesting stuff.
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tanks for sharing! I thought the blue 21 car was a Vanwall or 250F maseratti for a second and did a double take. Very cool!
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Great spotlight of the past, and the many people who share the love of cars.
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As always, a fantastic journey exquisitely documented. Thanks.
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I love your response, and those of participants here

My first drive. was in an MGA GT? a coupe with fixed roof. Black.
Dave,

There was an MGB GT--a beautiful car, with a great fastback roof design. I always wanted one.

There was also an MGA coupe, which was very handsome in its own right.

Those are the only MG sports cars that I can think of offhand (not counting the MGC variants, which looked almost identical to the MGB's).

My very first drive was on a back road in Canada at the wheel of my Dad's 1959 Plymouth station wagon--when I was 11! We didn't tell my Mom.

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Wow, very impressive, thank you very much, highly appreciated and informative. I'm actually a little jealous of your life a bit. I need to make more meaningful memories asap .
ITNK,

Hey, glad you enjoyed the story!

Meaningful memories are always a good thing, and the opportunities to form them are all over the place. But keep in mind my friend Neil's observation: "Adventures suck when you're having them!"

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Another wonderful adventure. Love your reports!


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Great, thanks very much! I'm working on the next report as we speaků

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Yep, sure did! He seems like a very nice guy--a rather a bundle of energy. He was charging all over the place, talking with the business folks, sales staff, mechanics, customers, and even the wayward tourists.

Maybe next time I'll get to meet Roger!

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That was a great write up! Thanks so much.

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Thanks! I see you're in Connecticut. If you get a chance, I suspect that you'd really enjoy a trip to the vintage or SCCA races at Thompson. Or Lime Rock, whichever is closer.

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Thanks for sharing! Read most of it. Pretty interesting stuff.
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Hey, that's progress! But the pictures are the best part.

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tanks for sharing! I thought the blue 21 car was a Vanwall or 250F maseratti for a second and did a double take. Very cool!
Malbolge,

Yep, it would be easy to mistake a front-engined Stanguellini for either a Vanwall or 250F, although both of those are significantly larger. Peter Giddings wasn't running at Thompson, but here's a photo of my friend Nick with Peter's 250F Maserati at the GMT Racing shop.



It still boggles my mind to think about racing a car worth somewhere between $5 million and $10 million!

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Great spotlight of the past, and the many people who share the love of cars.
Sean,

The proportion of the U.S. population that is certifiably car crazy has dropped an awful lot over the years. Fortunately, there are still a lot of us around!

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As always, a fantastic journey exquisitely documented. Thanks.
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Many thanks, I appreciate the feedback!

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Nate,

Yep, sure did! He seems like a very nice guy--a rather a bundle of energy. He was charging all over the place, talking with the business folks, sales staff, mechanics, customers, and even the wayward tourists.

Maybe next time I'll get to meet Roger!

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I don't think Roger has ever encountered a car he couldn't fix. Good stuff, thanks.
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Fantastic article. Well done sir!
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Dave,

There was an MGB GT--a beautiful car, with a great fastback roof design. I always wanted one.

There was also an MGA coupe, which was very handsome in its own right.

Those are the only MG sports cars that I can think of offhand (not counting the MGC variants, which looked almost identical to the MGB's).

My very first drive was on a back road in Canada at the wheel of my Dad's 1959 Plymouth station wagon--when I was 11! We didn't tell my Mom.

Rick
It was a black MGA Coupe. Commander Terry Goddard owned it. (For a thrill google his name! Once you have, I shall explain more. Bismarck )
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MGB GT

Later, another friend had one of these. I have never driven one, though wanted to.
Fast forward. Looked hard for an Z4 M Coupe for me. Didn't find a good one. My wife had a Z4 M Roadster. surprised me, selling it when I had a health scare. (morphed into my '06 C6 z51 coupe one day.) Think the Roadster was an '06?
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