65 MG Roadster
Every car has a story. Hear this one directly from the owner's mouth.
I've always liked MGs. My first was a red '65 MGB I bought when I was stationed in Hawaii in the early seventies. Loved that car! Unfortunately I had to sell it when I left Hawaii in 1974.
Military career, marriage and children took priority over the next several years, but I never forgot that car.
In 2009 I found this iris blue MG for sale. That just happens to be my favorite color for early MGBs, so I knew I had to have it. A stalled restoration project, this MG had been sitting in the previous owner's garage for 10 years. Lucky for me he finally decided to give up and sell it instead.
I had the restoration completed by my friend Greg Jones at his MG shop a few miles from my house. He even allowed me to help when I could. It seemed like forever but it actually took less than a year to finish the work.
My most memorable road trip was in 2012 when my wife and I drove to Dillard, Georgia for the National MG Registry car show. It was a spur of the moment decision to go as it would be a 1,200 mile round trip. But the car ran great and we ended up taking First in Class and Best in Show. We drove on some beautiful roads through Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee.
For anyone thinking of taking your classic on a road trip, my suggestion is to know your vehicle. These old cars will talk to you — if you listen. Know the sounds and smells of your car. If something feels, sounds or smells different, take the time to check it out. I always say, "If it'll go fifty miles, it'll go 500". Drive it and enjoy!
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