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Carlisle - Return

Subject: Carlisle - Return
Date: Sun, 16 May 1999 00:15:24 EDT
Well I got back from a day trip to Carlisle at 9:30 PM. I left at 7:30 
this AM. Idrove 127 mi eaach way. Now that isn't bragging, 'cuz I met up 
with Jack Feldman who is from Chicago (I think). As well as the ex-pat 
Mike Robson from CT. So others obviously drove further than I. Old 
relaiable DD was there and tried to help another MGB driver out with 
selling him the shirt off his back - only problem was it didn't fit. 
(actually it was an alternator and DD had a spare but the plugs didn't 

I spent more than I had planned. I went looking to find some wire wheels 
for the Midget figuring I could pick up 4 for about $175-250. If you 
remember last fall I was looking for some and thought I found some from 
another list member. When I got them they are worthless. The hubs are all 
buggered up. So i was still looking. I found a set of 4 chrome wires that 
have never been on a car. I got them for $400! Guy wanted $500. I 
couldn't even get them for the $300 I offered. ;-( Now Mike Robson was 
with me and convinced me that after all I have been through recently I 
deserved a treat - so I went back and got them. Thanks Mike. The wheels 
that are currently on the car have had a close encounter with a curb 
whilst I was test the limits of adhesion of the tires. I have no idea 
what the Midget will ride like with straight wheels. Only problem - Now 
with new chrome wheels I have to paint the car!!

The drive home was up 81 to 78 near Allentown, PA with a couple of other 
MGs from the Philly MG Club. We turned off on 61 and headed south. 
Something like 662 went further south and we had the best 10 - 15 miles 
of twistys!! No body in front of us for the most part so we blasted 
along. I had the biggest damn grin on my face that I have had in quite a 

Finally got home about 9:30 after running to the store to get some shrimp 
for the BBQ for my 22 yo daughters 23rd B-Day on Sunday. 

Lots of other listers there Dave H, Rich B, Frank C from the spridgets 
list. Gawd I can't even remember them all. Only person I didn't find that 
I wanted to was Nory. She was supposed to be there but I never met her. 
Oh well maybe next time. (Or didn't you get there?) 

Oh one other thing - DD and Mike and Rich kept talking about this girl 
from Cheyenne, I never quite got the whole story but Ian Pender was 
involved. Further details will have to come from them.

All in all a great day, sunny, good company, 260 mile round trip. I had a 


Larry Macy
78 Midget

Keep your top down and your chin up.

Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.
System Manager/Administrator
Neuropsychiatry Section
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce St. - 10 Gates
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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