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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
Having just got my old Midget back on the after twenty years of being laid up, I'm loving the drive and exploring the joy of little winding Norfolk B roads (or for any local boys B rudds).

Only made it as far as Suffolk (adjoining county to the south of Norfolk) soon I hope to head North into Lincolnshire and when I've sorted all the teething problem over to France.

I'd be interested in seeing other's photos of their perfect roads.

All the best

Johnny

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Jon62midget Silver Member Jonathan Brown
Savannah, Ga, USA   USA
You lost all your hubcaps in that last photo!

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randykieling Randy Kieling
Grants Pass, Oregon, USA   USA
1957 Renault Next "Pierre"
1959 Morris Minor 1000 "Branson"
1960 MG MGA
1962 Austin-Healey Sprite    & more
Johnny,
I am jealous... I would love to cruse around your beautiful countryside.
Randy

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ice Gold Member Larry Ice
Lawrenceville, GA, USA   USA
Perfect past time for a Brit car owner: adding oil to the engine!



Iceman

Atlanta GA

60 AH MK1
62 AH MKII
67 Midget
71 Midget

aeronca65t Nial McCabe
an, nj, USA   USA
1967 Austin-Healey Sprite "Spiffy"
Very nice! I was born in Leeds and lived in London as a kid, but we never got over to the west.

I have a similar red Midget (albeit, it's a '73 with a 948.....a "bitsa" car, assembled from spares).

You can see my red Midget ~HERE~

My favourite roads with my green #909 Midget are any place I can play with friends smiling smiley (see below)



I've had some great rides in my 948 Midget but never really shot any photos. My best public highway road photos, all taken here in New Jersey, are ones I took with my MGB. You can see them ~HERE~



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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
In reply to a post by Jonathan B You lost all your hubcaps in that last photo!
She's an old girl and falling apart, well either that or my mate John at the Gate House needed them for ash trays.
Or it might be I had a good idea about perfect roads for Midget and in my usual way didn't quite think it throw before posting stuff.

Take your pick the truth's out there somewhere.

In the mean time thanks for taking the trouble to reply and I look forward to seeing your photos.

All the best john



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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
Randy I'd love to experience a drive in the States and would love to see some shots of yours cars (or should that be autos) out and about in Oregon.

All the best Johnny

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
In reply to a post by Iceman Perfect past time for a Brit car owner: adding oil to the engine!
Yes and most of it eventually seems to reach the garage floor.

All the best John

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
In reply to a post by Nial I have a similar red Midget (albeit, it's a '73 with a 948.....a "bitsa" car, assembled from spares).

Nothing wrong with a bitsa car, it's the joy of the drive that I enjoy. Mines a tatty old thing which could boast Britain's worst paint job, but in the few weeks I've had it back on the road it's the drive I've enjoyed more than anything.

Actually Nial having looked at your photo's 'Little Red Rat's' fantastic along with the rest of your stable, love shots on the lawn

Thanks for sharing your experiences

All the best John

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jagnweiner Scott Johnson
Geneseo, Illinois, USA   USA
Always nice to see a fellow Mk I owner. We're the distinct minority.


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Dayton, OH, USA   USA
I got to enjoy some fantastic roads in Tuscany this summer. One trip from Cortona to Umbria turned out to be a 90 minute Tail of the Dragon trip. I wished I'd had Bugsy with me on that trip. Would have been fun.

S1 Elan Kurt. Appley
Akron, Ia., USA   USA
Well, now I just might have to scrap my plans for today and go for a fall drive!

Kurt.

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
In reply to a post by Kurt Well, now I just might have to scrap my plans for today and go for a fall drive!
I'm sure the Autumn drive was much better for the soul than any work plans Kurt. Hope some photo's follow even if they are of the perfect drive for an Elan (especially as Hethel where it started life, is only about 12miles from where I live).

All the best John

S1 Elan Kurt. Appley
Akron, Ia., USA   USA
Well, John, my Elan is pre Hethel and started life in Cheshunt. Its still in tiny pieces all over my shop anyway and the drive would have been in a Midget. Wind came up and decided to do what I had planned and hope for better weather. 40MPH gust's are no fun in anything.

Kurt.

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
In reply to a post by Kurt Well, John, my Elan is pre Hethel and started life in Cheshunt. Its still in tiny pieces all over my shop anyway and the drive would have been in a Midget. Wind came up and decided to do what I had planned and hope for better weather. 40MPH gust's are no fun in anything
Sorry to here about the wind Kurt I hope it was just the car that suffered. As for Cheshunt well you live and learn.

Do you still have the Midget?

All the best John

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