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BCW Update - Eastern Washington Edition

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Subject: BCW Update - Eastern Washington Edition
From: "Lonn Howard" <>
Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 07:56:46 -0700
Here in the sunny desert side of the Evergreen State I have yet to see a
British car on the road besides the occasional newer Jag.  A fellow
lister (and neighbor) has a '68 B in the garage undergoing rear tube
shock conversion, but with the responsibilities of landscaping their new
house I don't hold much hope of seeing him on the road anytime soon.
(never buy an un-landscaped house.  It takes away from quality time with
your cars...)  Another guy has a garage full of LBCs.  Two TR6s, a TR4,
and an MGB.  Does he drive them?  No.  I know there are two TR250s in
town, but have never met the drivers.  And there is this radically
modified MGA in town that I would love to have.  WIDE fender flares with
wider tires on the back, lowered and painted an almost flat black, it
looks like a screamer.  Haven't seen it at all this spring.  Another guy
has a beautiful '69 XKE and a waiting-to-be-beautiful '54 XK120.  How
can you own an XKE and not put it on the road???

The only "British" car I have seen is a bastardized '68 B with a 240Z
engine/tranny/rearend transplant.  Absolutely hideous hood bulge.  I
sent the pictures to Greg Perigo at MG Magazine so that you could share
the pain.

Lonn Howard
'70 TR6  -mine
'71 TR6  -in my garage
'70 MGB GT  -ours
'89 Saab Turbo Convertible  -hers

"We are but temporary custodians with an obligation of preservation."

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