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    Mel Zeiger


    I’m off to Britfest in Northern NJ this morning.  I plan on checking out the vendors, taking pictures and getting ideas to spruce up my TD.

    I will post pictures tomorrow, just tell the weatherman to hold the rain for a few hours.



    James Cochran


    Have fun. Mel, if you had your replica there, would you drive it to the Britfest? Would the brit lovers with their real deal British Automobiles turn their noses to a replica? I have been shy about taking mine to the local British Car Shows, tomatoes on a white replica may stain .


    Rich Bellefeuille


    Hey James,

    Know the easiest way to tell a Brit original from a Replica? The replica starts, has actual power and doesn’t leak oil  (except yours at the moment)




    And you can drive it over 70mph without being shaken to death!

    Paul Mossberg


    OK, a dollar for every time I’ve been asked, “Is that a real car?”

    My answer, “Sure is! If I wanted to fix it, I’d restore an original. I prefer to drive it, so I built a reproduction.”

    The “original” crowds are funny. Some will graciously accept a replica. Some (as you might expect) will turn their noses up. I’ve never taken my Duchess to BritFest. But I’ve friends that have taken their replica Porsche Speedsters to Porsche events and come away with trophies!

    Looks like it’s turning into an OK day here in NJ. I look forward to Mel’s report.

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    Mel Zeiger


    Hi all:

    We got back and had a very enjoyable if not weather shortening visit to Britfest.  I will post pictures tomorrow, there was only two or three TD’s and two TF’s. A large number of MGB’s and a good bunch of MGA’s.

    The other Brits included, Jags, TVR’s, Lotus, and a few Morgan’s.

    There was vendors selling used parts, apparel, pins, toys and badges.  The people were very friendly and talkative.  Some were very receptive to a Replicar owner and some were a little snobbish (too be expected from a large group).

    My wife enjoyed seeing and learning about Vintage English cars and she had a bunch on questions on the ride home about home our cars compared to the “originals”. She told me she would like to go to more events like Britfest. That my friends is a home run.

    After about an hour the skies opened up and the rain got real heavy.  We decided to leave and 1/2 hour later the sun came out (wish I could predict the weather).

    If my car was up here I would definitely take it there, although I don’t know if they would let it into the judging.  (I think ours look better than the one’s there). I got different answers from some of the sponsor people.  But if it’s not in the show it would look great in the spectator parking area.

    A got a nice MG polo from one of the vendors, if your interested their website is;







    James Cochran



    Glad you had a great time. It hasn’t stopped raining here all day. Just west of here they reported 3 inches so far. Your wife wants to go to more car shows??? I have to trade going to yard sales with my wife for each car show. Lately I have been taking my brother inlaw .

    I keep thinking of the Click-n-clack article on the real MGTD . HA HA, replicas rule. Watching for pics,


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