LeMons Torture Test Results: British Cars

Most of us will look at these admittedly godawful numbers for the Triumphs, Jaguars, and MGs we've seen in LeMons races and back away in horror… but your true British car aficionado will see those numbers as a challenge! More Spitfires! More Rover 3500s! More Humber Sceptres! » 1/17/10 10:00pm 1/17/10 10:00pm

The 24 Hours Of LeMons Texas Gator-O-Rama Über Gallery: The Europeans

As always, there was no shortage of BMW E30s at the last LeMons race, but we also saw representatives of British Leyland, German subsidiaries of the Detroit Big Three, and a whole squadron of Saabs. » 3/22/09 9:00pm 3/22/09 9:00pm

The Fastest MG In North American Road Racing: Les Gonda's 1973 MGB-GT

The Ford 302-powered MGB-GT » 11/17/08 3:30pm 11/17/08 3:30pm we saw a couple months ago looked pretty good, but we want to see some V8 MGBs tearing up the race track! As if on cue, the not-so-sane folks over at are back with an exhaustively detailed story on the '73 MGB-GT V8 that's beating up on Porsches in SVRA's Group 8, A-production class. No…

PCH, Index Of Effluency Edition: MGB-GT or Fiat X1/9?

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 8/19/08 5:20pm 8/19/08 5:20pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Last time we simultaneously crushed and seared our fingers in the red-hot vise of the Hell Garage, the in the poll. Today, with the New England coming up in just a few days, we're thinking …

1971 MGB-GT

Many, many cars have passed through my hands since I first picked up a '69 Toyota Corona for 50 bucks, but only a few really make me feel a twinge of regret when I think about letting them go. One such car is the British Racing Green '73 MGB-GT I owned for a few years in my early 20s; it was slow, handled like a… » 6/05/08 9:00am 6/05/08 9:00am

Project Car Hell: IRS-ized V8 MGB-GT or 1963 Studebaker Avanti?

The majority of voters felt that an eternity spent wrenching on a pair of Willys Station Wagons would be preferable to eternity spent with a '58 Pontiac/'62 Mercedes-Benz combo, according to last Friday's Choose Your Eternity poll. That's fine, but what if you'd prefer endless toil on a hopeless challenging fast car?… » 4/14/08 5:20pm 4/14/08 5:20pm

PCH, British One-Two Punch Edition: Travellers or MGB-GTs?

Well, we can all go ahead and change our names to Ettore now, because the 'Bugatti' triumphed over the 'MG TD' in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll by a pretty healthy margin. Perhaps the faux MG wasn't really British enough, what with its German underpinnings (and the Fauxgatti, lacking any underpinnings, was… » 11/28/07 5:30pm 11/28/07 5:30pm

Somewhere Between North Flynn Road and Westley

In addition to shooting 35mm black-and-white shots of my endlessly-repeated I-5 drives back in the late 80s, I did a lot of highway photography using thrift-store 126 and 110 cameras. I won't make y'all deal with the headache-inducing 110 stuff (or the even more maddening pinhole-camera shots), but here's a 126… » 8/21/07 2:30pm 8/21/07 2:30pm