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jacko241 Gold Member Joe Jacalone
Saint Augustine, FL, USA   USA
Gavin, now that is bad %ss!!


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jacko241 Gold Member Joe Jacalone
Saint Augustine, FL, USA   USA
Does anyone know what color the car is in the photo I posted?


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V8MGBV8 Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN, USA   USA
In reply to # 3902088 by skippymga I like flares too!

I love that #9 car!

http://www.britishracecar.com/EddieBeal-MG-MGB.htm

I really like how low & sleek the MGB is without the stock windshield. makes me want to run a racing windscreen on my street B. grinning smiley



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Steve64B Steve Opitz
Phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
1966 MG MGB
Joe... Huffaker cars of that era were Black

In reply to # 3905641 by jacko241 Does anyone know what color the car is in the photo I posted?


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jacko241 Gold Member Joe Jacalone
Saint Augustine, FL, USA   USA
Ok, thanks Steve. Are you saying that is a Huffaker car?


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1967 MG MGB Racecar "The Biscuit"
#28 is Grace Slick's husband's ex car, and yes it is a Huffaker car built before the era of the single hoop cars.



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skippymga Gold Member Scott Brown
Redwood City, Northern California, USA   USA
1957 MG MGA
1964 MG MGB "#9"
1966 MG MGB GT "Boo"
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Ed and myself purchased the 28 car last year after the previous owner did a complete bare tub restoration by Joe and team. #28 won the West Coast SCCA EP championship. Ed is as fast as I am in the #9 car - usually faster.
Heres a link to the MGVR race held at Sears Point from a few years ago. Camera car is a Huffaker Midget, you will see the 28 car come into the picture a few laps in after Lee goes off at T2. Make sure you watch the entire video.





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Pelle51 Jay Pellegrini
LA, USA   USA
Dave: I'm not sure if the Sebring picture is the car that I currently have, the roll bar looks different.

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fast-MG.com Gold Member Dave Headley
Cortez, 4 corners, Colorado, USA   USA
Jay. is your car for sale, or are they referring to some other Ex-Blackburn car?


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jacko241 Gold Member Joe Jacalone
Saint Augustine, FL, USA   USA
That was quite a war you guys were having, Scott. But, every time the guy in the Midget downshifted early going up the hill after start/ finish, I cringed! grinning smiley


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roadster65 gavin vincent
Sydney, Australia   AUS
In reply to # 3890395 by jacko241 I purchased this photo off Ebay just because I love how this car looks. Very manly and muscular in an understated way. I love the low roll bar, and yes I know it is not that safe. It almost make me want to abandon my wide body SCCA MGB project and build a vintage version. I do have a tub....

That's an interesting car Joe, it's built like a "track" car, yet has driving lamps and a rear bumper bar.

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Steve64B Steve Opitz
Phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
1966 MG MGB
The title page on the Huffaker Competition Preparation manual from the early 70's has a picture of Merl Brennan driving a Huffaker B... the pattern on the roll bar and the center mount mirror look very familiar.

https://www.mgexp.com/article/mgb/pdf/MGB-Competition-Preparation-Manual.pdf

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V8MGBV8 Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN, USA   USA
In reply to # 3907393 by skippymga Camera car is a Huffaker Midget,

That Midget engine was singing!

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jacko241 Gold Member Joe Jacalone
Saint Augustine, FL, USA   USA
In reply to # 3907858 by roadster65
In reply to # 3890395 by jacko241 I purchased this photo off Ebay just because I love how this car looks. Very manly and muscular in an understated way. I love the low roll bar, and yes I know it is not that safe. It almost make me want to abandon my wide body SCCA MGB project and build a vintage version. I do have a tub....

That's an interesting car Joe, it's built like a "track" car, yet has driving lamps and a rear bumper bar.

It sure is, Gavin, I just fell in love with it.


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