Tamin' The B
Tales of the Mongrel
The MGB although the later British Leyland product with many refinements was really never meant to be driven on US highways under US driving conditions. It is a subtle car and its beauty is that its bones are basically "indestructible" - it was meant to be tinkered with (loved) and it served its master well who knew it and took care of it. Its character was cornering on those interesting English roads....a mellow drive through the country-side getting from one place to another in a subdued common manís class and comfort!
OK, 2016 and Chicagoland MG Club Driving Events featuring its 2 MOST SOCIAL events and which also feature most miles on the road events i.e. Jo Daviess Tour in June and Wine, Cheese & Beer Tour in September!
Being a co-sponsor of WBCT (Wine, Beer & Cheese Tour) and having participated on JDT (the big JOE in June) I know what it is like to be on I-88, I-39, etc... at 70+ mph. It's hot, its loud and it vibrates #@$!%&!! My 1972 B does well at 70-75 on the highway but Susan and I find ourselves EXHAUSTED at the end of day. Sooooo, what does one do about that??
Being in an MGB as long as I have I decided there were 4 things I could do.
|~~ Ralph Arata