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Re: New to the list with MGA Coupe'

To: Barney Gaylord <>
Subject: Re: New to the list with MGA Coupe'
From: (Steve Tritle)
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 1996 10:08:21 -0500
Barney Gaylord wrote:
> On Sun, 22 Dec 1996 12:31:09 -0500 (Steve Tritle) writes:
> >Barney Gaylord wrote:
> >
> >> Cheers,
> >> Barney Gaylord -- 1958 MGA
> >> Naperville, Illinois   USA
> >
> >Barney,
> >
> >I attended Plainfield High from '63-'67. Are you a native of Illinois?
> Yep.  Raised on a farm near New Windsor, 20 miles south of Moline.
> Attended Winola High in Viola fron '63-'67.  Been in the Chicago area
> since 1970
> So where are you now Steve?
> Barney Barney,

I live in Chambersburg, PA 25 miles west of Gettysburg on Rt. 30. I 
attended Western Ill. U. from '67-,71 and hitch hiked thru Moline on 
many occasion when it was safe to hitch hike. My family then live in 
Joliet, Ill.

I live near Carlisle and go to the many car related events their. I had 
been a Corvette guy but went back to my youthful love of LBC's.

My brother had a '69 powder blue Midget that cost just $600 and was in 
perfect condition until I got in to move it into the garage. The gas 
pedal stuck open and I skewered the back of our garage with my brother's 
car. That's my 'Dan' story of the moment.

I am a member of the NEMGT Register, Octagon Car Club, MG Car Club etc.
I had a TR 6 when I was just out of college and loved it. Back when I 
was 16 I said that I would own a TD, as I was born in 1949, when I was 
older "and wiser", and it would be red.

My TD was purchased in buckets and parts in June 1994 and took 18 months 
to restore. I have the whole thing documented. The cost was something 
that I won't recoup but I knew that going in. I have spent many hours 
lovingly upgrading the restoration. Much of the work I do myself. I am 
not a mechanic but enjoy seeing how, and with things British, WHY things 

I took this week off to be with my 2 kids and to work on the TD. My wife 
owns a ski shop in Hagerstown, MD and she is quite busy right now. So I 
pitch in and assist more that normal with the kids. Oh yes, the TD is 
one of the kids too.

My eldest son attended the U of I and now lives in Minneapolis. Too cold 
for me!

Take care and Happy Holidays,

52 TD

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