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ski.dive Fred M
How often do you drive your MGB at night time?drinking smiley

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Steve64B Steve Opitz
Phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
1966 MG MGB
More often now that I've redone the electrics and installed better gauge lighting!

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Donthuis Don van Riet
Rijswijk, ZH, Netherlands   NLD
Mostly on vacation, when returning from a restaurant of village to my hotel or rented house. Let's say 5-6 times max at night, but headlights always on during daytime on highways in France and Belgium
At home I rarely use the B for urban transport, just for travelling to and from my sailing boat in daylight and in most cases headlights need not be lighted on these trips

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pleblanc1206 Gold Member Pierre Leblanc
Saline, MI, USA   USA
1974 MG MGB GT "The MG"
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Once a year for a car show in Ann Arbor that runs until 10:00 pm, but I also run with headlights on during the day for safety.

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Mustangsix Gold Member Jack Collins
Orlando, FL, USA   USA
Fairly often, but especially in winter. Dark comes early in December but it's prime sports car season for us.

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BumbleB74 William Milholen
Tidewater, Tidewater VA, USA   USA
never think of it...just do it. But, changing the instruments over to LEDs did make a big difference.

Shh....don't tell anybody....but I'll drive it in the rain too....GASP.......

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andy1965MGB Silver Member Andy Lincoln
San Diego, CA, USA   USA
1965 MG MGB "Blue Jay"
1967 MG MGB GT "Cardinal"
All the time, I drive each car to work about once a week and generally it's dark for the morning and/or evening commute.

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lewisrn Gold Member Bob L
Danville, IN, USA   USA
1980 MG MGB "The "B"
I seldom drive at night in my 'B' but any time I do, I'm still surprised by how great the Speedhut gauges look when lit up.

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benhutcherson Gold Member Ben Hutcherson
Louisville/Frankfort, KY, USA   USA
1970 MG MGB
All the time.

I finished up some work last night on the car around 11:00 and had to take it out for a drive. It's not the first time that I've done something like that. Night drives usually mean empty/less busy roads, which can make listening to the engine or listening for other problems easier. Also, sometimes it's just nice to drive that time.

I've taken many evening trips on a whim where I didn't get home until after dark-usually they're of the "It's a nice evening so I think I'm going to drive to....(wherever) and come back" sort of trip.

Also, in the fall and winter I often work until 7:30, and especially after DST ends it gets dark fairly early. Around the winter solstice, sunset usually comes around 5:00 here so I'd run into the dark even if I left work at 5:00. Of course, I also drive the MG a lot less in the winter, but at the same time a 70º day is not uncommon here(along with a few inches of snow in the same week).

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saanich2006 Robert Browning
Atlanta, GA, USA   USA
More at dusk and early evening than late at night in the dark

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converse212 Eric Morgan
Atlanta, GA, USA   USA
1958 MG MGA
1970 MG MGB "Daily Driver"
1970 MG MGB GT "Rusty"
1971 MG MGB GT    & more
Well, when I have one running I usually drive t every time I want to go somewhere...and I do spend a good bit of time out at nights.

I almost prefer driving them at night. It’s cooler out, fewer drivers, higher speeds...less stressful overall. One of my favorite drives was going down to savannah from Atlanta starting about 7:30 PM. By the time we got to I 16 it was full on night time, and the cruise to savannah was 2 hours top down at 90-95 mph. Car didn’t miss a beat.

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Noble66 Gold Member Noble Bradford
Orlando, FL, USA   USA
1964 MG MGB "Black Betty"
1969 MG MGC GT
1974 MG MGB "Whitey"
Literally. Every. Single. Day.

I only have 2 cars. A 1964 MGB and a 1969 MGC/GT.

It baffles me that people spend so much time and money on something they hardly use.

They don’t have to be driven every day and I get not driving them in ice and snow but rain?!!? That’s lame!! It’s your car, do what you want but yeah, I’m judging you.

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mgcyclo Tim Rich
Township of Washinghton, NJ, USA   USA
Not that often but when I do I enjoy it. Totally different feeling for some reason. Very enjoyable on a warm summer night.

PS like several above I too updated my dash guage lighting to LEDs.

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ohlord Gold Member Rob C
North of Seattle, N.W., USA   USA
1957 Land Rover Series I "EYEYIYI"
1971 MG MGB
1971 MG MGB "Bedouin 2"
All the time.
Good driving lights on relays and 3 watt backup lights make a brisk late night drive a blast.

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dohc281 Gold Member Ira Eckstein
Laurel Springs, NJ, USA   USA
I don't drive it much at night but at the same time I don't drive my daily driver that much at night either.

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