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  • #233999
    willgwv
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    @willgwv

    Hey folks,
    I took Verdi out for a three day drive this weekend. We went from Fairmont, West Virginia to Knoxville, TN and back over a three day interval. She did great. My butt is flat but will be fine. Lots of good conversations at rest areas and when I stopped to gas up. Nothing like it. Never had more fun with a car.
    Will

    #249322
    Larry Murphy
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    @larry-murphy

      Will, If you think it’s fun now,just wait till warm weather gets here.It only gets better!!!

    #249323
    edward ericson
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    @edsnova

    Will, you are the man! I totally want to do a trip like that. Thinking maybe this summer.

    #249324
    Mark
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    @mglondonroadste

    How many miles was that in each direction?  A three-day trip sounds fun.  I don’t know if my girlfriend would be up for the wind battering for that long.  I say that’s time for the leather helmet and goggles.  Silk scarf optional.

    #249325
    Paul Mossberg
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    @pmossberg

    I’m sure your girlfriend will love the effect the leather helmet will have on her hair!

     

    And as Will proved, it is possible to go long distances in these little cars.

     

    I’ve done a NJ to Indianapolis roundtrip. And NJ to Cincinnatti roundtrip. Those were solo runs.

     

    With company, I’ve done long weekends from NJ into Massachusetts.

     

    The old New Jersey Replicar Club had to “senior” members, each with TDs and small trailers. They lived in northeastern Pennsylvania. Those two guys and their understanding wives had driven their TDs through almost all of the 48 lower states. 

    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 https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #249326
    Mark
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    @mglondonroadste

    My girlfriend has already refused to wear a leather helmet. She has blonde long hair well past her shoulders. That would be torture for her.

    #249327
    Royal
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    @royal

    Nothing is cuter/prettier/sexier than a girl with a pony-tail in a TD.  (But I’m glad that I don’t have one slapping me around, pony tail, that is.)

    #249328
    edward ericson
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    @edsnova

    scarf. A la Jackie O.

    #249329
    Mark
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    @mglondonroadste

    I haven’t seen Two for the Road yet (shame on me), but didn’t Audrey Hepburn wear a scarf, too?

    #249330
    Royal
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    @royal

    I just looked it up: Scarfs are required in all CONUS. 

    #249331
    Montie Henderson
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    @montie

    Mark, Yes she did.  GREAT movie.  Thats who my car is named after.  My wife (girl friend at that time) and I saw it waaaay back then, and decided some day we would have a TD.  

    #249332
    Bill Gould
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    @texag71

    That’s one of our favorite movies, too, although the scene that follows the TD’s breakdown outside the fancy hotel always leaves me weepy. Cry

    1981 Lafer TI
    1600 cc Type 1 engine

    #249333
    edward ericson
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    @edsnova

    I made Karen watch “Two for the Road” with me last year & she got pissed off about halfway through. Think we were both expecting a bit more of a storybook romance there. 

    #249334
    Mark
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    @mglondonroadste

    Oh, why the upset lady?

    #249335
    john barry
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    @jebarry

    Great movie Two for the Road.. who cares about the script … it’s all about seeing the MG TD……

    #249336
    edward ericson
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    @edsnova

    I think Albert Finney’s character made her not like the movie. The car wasn’t in enough scenes to make up for it. After it caught fire, it was all down hill from there.

    #249337
    john barry
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    @jebarry

    maybe Albert Finney reminded us of Simon Cowell

    #249338
    Montie Henderson
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    @montie

    I agree, it was all about the car.  If I remember right, after the fire they then shoved it in a pond.   Still one of our fav movies. 

    #249339
    john barry
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    @jebarry

    Its a fun movie to watch up to the fire. especially since my Island Girl  is the same color ! I love the older movies …They dont makemovies like that any more and Audrey Hepburn is beautiful !

     

    jebarry2012-03-10 10:17:56

    #249340
    Mark
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    @mglondonroadste

    OK, my friends.  No more movie spoilers, please.  I’d like to watch it not knowing everything that will happen ahead of time.

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