The Cars of BritishV8 2014
by Curtis Jacobson
An Overview, with Links to "How It Was Done" Articles
Note: the trend from carburetion toward fuel injection is apparently continuing.
BritishV8 2014 was our first annual meet with parity between carbureted and injected engines.
Twelve of the twenty-four sportscars shown below are fuel injected.
Al Wulf's 1967 MGB with Rover 3.9L V8 (fuel injected) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Bill Jacobson's 1973 MGB with Buick 215 V8 (supercharged and fuel injected) - Burlington, Washington
Calvin Grannis' 1974 Triumph TR6 with Chevy LS1 V8 (fuel injected) - Elk Grove, California
Carl Floyd's 1979 MGB with Buick 215 V8 - Kingsport, Tennessee
Charles Long's 1966 MGB with GM 3.4L V6 (fuel injected) - McDonald, Tennessee
Chris Jones' 1967 MGB with Buick 215 V8 - Denver, Colorado
Chuck Hassler's 1968 MGC (stock) - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Curtis Jacobson's 1971 MGB GT with Buick 215 V8 (fuel injected) - Longmont, Colorado
Dave Kirkman's 1980 MGB/LE with Ford 342cid V8 - Indianapolis, Indiana
Don Bonar's 1971 MGB with GM V6 - Prairie Village, Kansas
Hank Ronish's 1974.5 MGB with Ford 3.0L V6 (fuel injected) - Denver, Colorado
James Bryan's 1971 MGB with GM 3.1L V6 (fuel injected) - Layton, Utah
James Spradlin's 1979 MGB with GM 3.4L V6 (fuel injected) - Denver, Colorado
Jim Legg's 1972 MGB with GM 3.4L V6 - Napa, California
Ken Hiebert's 1972 Triumph TR-6 with GM LS1 V8 (fuel injected) - Toronto, Ontario
Merv Hagen's 1973 Jaguar Series 3 2+2 with Ford 351 V8 - Dundee, Illinois
Mike Maloney's 1974 MGB GT Sebring with Rover 3.9L V8 - Tipp City, Ohio
Phil McConnell's 1974 Triumph Spitfire with Chevy 350 V8 - Swanton, Ohio
Robert Bennett's 1967 Jaguar XKE with Ford 302 V8 - Longmont, Colorado
Rob Ficalora's 1976 MGB with Ford 302 V8 - Cypress, Texas
Roger Haber's 1967 MGB with Chevy 350 V8 (fuel injected) - Black Diamond, Alberta
Steve Schweitzberger's 1959 Sprite with Alfa Romeo I4 (fuel injected) - Denver, Colorado
Ted Lathrop's 1976 Triumph TR-6 with Chevy 350 V8 - Wayland, Michigan
Bill Davidson's Mazda Miata (fuel injected) - Overland Park, Kansas
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Also present, but without sportscars:
• Larry Barnes - 1980 MGB with GM 3.4L V6 - Colorado Springs, Colorado,
• Nickolas Beckius - 1975 MGB with Rover 4.6L V8 - Colorado Springs, Colorado,
• Robert Bent - 1967 TR-4A with Ford 302 V8 - Palmdale, California,
• Dave Germain - 1980 MGB with Ford 302 V8 - Tucson, Arizona,
• PJ Lenihan - 1974 MGB GT with GM 3.4L V6 - Winston-Salem, North Carolina,
• Kelly Stevenson - 1978 MGB with Ford V8 - Fayetteville, Tennessee.
Note: the photo of James Spradlin's MGB was taken in 2013. All other photos were taken during BritishV8 2014. All photos by Curtis Jacobson. Copyright 2014. All rights reserved.