The Roadmaster (a 1968 MGB GT with a Buick 455cid V8!)
The Roadmaster: our 1968 MGB GT with Buick 455cid V8! (photo submitted by Artie Clark)

The Cars of BritishV8 2017

An Overview, with Links to "How It Was Done" Articles

Alan Moor's 1973 MGB-GT with Ford V8 - Chantilly, Virginia
Alan Moor's 1973 MGB-GT with Ford V8 - Chantilly, Virginia (8)

Artie Clark's 1978 MGB with Rover V8 - Long Island, New York
Artie Clark's 1978 MGB with Rover V8 - Long Island, New York (8)

Bill Heath's 1969 MGB with stock engine
Front-to-back: Bill Heath's 1969 MGB with stock engine (for the time being), Peter Smith,
with his 1976 MGB / Rover V8
, and Gord McFaul, with Graham Creswick's 1976 MGB / Ford V8. (6)

Calvin Grannis' 1974 Triumph TR-6 with GM LS1 V8 (fuel injected) - Elk Grove, California
Calvin Grannis' 1974 Triumph TR-6 with GM LS1 V8 - Elk Grove, California (1)

Carl Floyd's 1979 MGB with Buick V8 - Kingsport, Tennessee
Carl Floyd's 1979 MGB with Buick V8 - Kingsport, Tennessee (1)

Charles Long's 1966 MGB with GM V6 - McDonald, Tennessee
Charles Long's 1966 MGB with GM V6 - McDonald, Tennessee (2)

Daryl Siefert's 1960 3000 with Ford V8 - Lewisville, North Carolina
Daryl Siefert's 1960 3000 with Ford V8 - Lewisville, North Carolina (1)

Ed Peppard's 1975 Triumph TR-6 with Ford V8 - Woodlawn, Tennessee
Ed Peppard's 1975 Triumph TR-6 with Ford V8 - Woodlawn, Tennessee (7)


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Frank Mancuso's green MGB with stock engine - Ontario
Frank Mancuso's green MGB with stock engine - Ontario (8)

Graham Creswick's 1976 MGB with Ford V8 - Chatham, Ontario
Graham Creswick's 1976 MGB with Ford V8 - Chatham, Ontario (8)

Kelly Stevenson's 2003 Jaguar XK8 coupe - Fayetteville, Tennessee
Kelly Stevenson's 2003 Jaguar XK8 coupe (at The Greenbrier) - Fayetteville, Tennessee (5)

Ken Nicks' 1951 Jaguar with Ford V8 - Jonesville, North Carolina
Ken Nicks' 1951 Jaguar with Ford 460 V8 - Jonesville, North Carolina (1)

Larry Cassler's 1978 MGB with Ford 5.0 - Maryland
Larry Cassler's 1978 MGB with Ford 5.0 (with Kelly Stevenson) - Maryland (3)

Mack Hil's 1953 MG-TD - Moberly, Missouri
Mack Hil's 1953 MG-TD - Moberly, Missouri (1)

Merv Hagen's 1973 Jaguar XKE 2+2 with Ford V8 - Dundee, Illinois
Merv Hagen's 1973 Jaguar XKE 2+2 with Ford V8 - Dundee, Illinois (1)

Mike Alexander's 19xx MGA with Oldsmobile V8 - Richmond, Virginia
Mike Alexander's 19xx MGA with Oldsmobile V8 - Richmond, Virginia - Richmond, Virginia (1)

Mike Moor's 1978 MGB with Buick V8 - Angola, Indiana
Mike Moor's 1978 MGB with Buick V8 - Angola, Indiana (1)

Paul Schils' 1971 MGB with Ford V8 - Fredonia, Wisconsin
Paul Schils' 1971 MGB with Ford V8 - Fredonia, Wisconsin (1)

Pete Smith's 1976 MGB with Rover V8 - Sault St Marie, Ontario
Pete Smith's 1976 MGB with Rover V8 - Sault St Marie, Ontario (1)

Phil McConnell's 1974 Triumph Spitfire with Chevy 350 V8 - Swanton, Ohio
Phil McConnell's 1974 Triumph Spitfire with Chevy 350 V8 - Swanton, Ohio (8)

PJ Lenihan's Toyota Prius - Winston Salem, North Carolina
PJ Lenihan's Toyota Prius - Winston Salem, North Carolina (1)

Richard (PJ) Peterson's MGB with Oldsmobile V8 - Virginia
PJ (Richard) Peterson's MGB with Oldsmobile V8 (4)

Ralph Ratta's 1980 MGB with Rover V8 - China Spring, Texas
Ralph Ratta's 1980 MGB with Rover V8 - China Spring, Texas (1)

Richard Moor's 1969 Avenger with Buick V6 - Angola, Indiana
Richard Moor's 1969 Avenger with Buick V6 - Angola, Indiana (1)



Robert Milks' 1968 MGB with Buick V8 - Hendersonville, North Carolina
Robert Milks' 1968 MGB with Buick V8 - Hendersonville, North Carolina (1)

Roger Haber's 1967 MGB with Chevy 350 V8 (fuel injected) - Black Diamond, Alberta
Roger Haber's 1967 MGB with Chevy 350 V8 (fuel injected) - Black Diamond, Alberta (8)

Rob Ficalora's 1976 MGB with Ford 302 V8 - Cypress, Texas
Rob Ficalora's 1976 MGB with Ford 302 V8 - Cypress, Texas (1)

Scott Costanzo's 1968 MGB with Chevy LS4 V8 - Dublin, Ohio
Scott Costanzo's 1968 MGB with Chevy LS4 V8 - Dublin, Ohio (1)

Steve DeGroat's 1970 MGB GT with GM V6 - Lugoff, South Carolina
Steve DeGroat's 1970 MGB GT with GM V6 - Lugoff, South Carolina (6)

Unidentified Triumph TR8. Is this yours?
Unidentified Triumph TR8. Is this yours? (8)

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Front-to-back: PJ Peterson's MGB with Oldsmobile V8, Jim Miller's 1978 MGB with Buick V8,
Frank Mancuso's green MGB with stock engine (for the time being), Mike Maloney's 1974 MGB GT with Rover V8,
Bill Heath's 1969 MGB with stock engine (for the time being), and Mickey Richaud's 1969 MGB GT with GM V6. (2)


Front row, left to right: someone's pewter grey TR8, Rob Ficalora's 1976 MGB with Ford V8,
Ralph Ratta's 1980 MGB with Rover V8, Dan Blackwood's orange/red TR7 convertible, and
Robert Milks' 1968 MGB with Buick V8. (2)


Left side, left to right: Carl Floyd's 1979 MGB with Buick V8, Scott Costanzo's 1968 MGB with Chevy V8,
Artie Clark's 1978 MGB with Rover V8, Robert Milks' 1968 MGB with Buick V8,
Mike Moor's 1978 MGB with Buick V8, Ed Peppard's 1975 Triumph TR-6 with Ford V8, and
Alan Moor's 1973 MGB-GT with Ford V8. (2)

There were more cars, but...

We've had difficulty finding as many photos as we'd like.

Participants whose cars appear prominently in photos above (31 cars in 31 photos): Mike and Janice Alexander (blue MGA), Jim and Edith Blackwood (Roadmaster), Lawrence and Casey Cassler (blue MGB), Artie Clark (blue MGB), Scott Costanzo (red MGB), Graham Creswick (burgandy MGB), Steve and Margaret DeGroat (white MGB GT), Rob Ficalora (burgandy MGB), Carl Floyd (red MGB), Calvin and Brenda Grannis (blue TR6), Roger Haber (black MGB), Merv and Marilyn Hagen (blue XKE), Bill Heath (white MGB), Mack Hils (MG-TD), PJ Lenihan and Brenda Penney (Prius), Charles and Perky Long (white MGB), Phil and Mary McConnell (blue Spitfire), Frank Mancuso (green MGB), Robert and Dreama Milks (green MGB), Jim Miller (green MGB), Alan Moor (burgandy MGB GT), Mike Moor (blue MGB), Richard and Lorna Moor (red Avenger), Ken Nicks (grey Jag), Ed and Denise Peppard (blue TR6), Richard "PJ" Peterson (blue MGB), Ralph Ratta (grey MGB), Paul and Mary Schils (silver MGB), Daryl Siefert (black Healey), Pete Smith (black MGB), and Kelly and Sandy Stevenson (green XK8).

Additional participants whose cars appear in the background of the photos above: Dan Blackwood (red TR7), Matthew Blackwood (silver XJ6), Max Fulton (burgandy MGB), Mike and Kay Maloney (red MGB GT), Rick and Prema Ray (yellow TR8, WV plates), Mickey and Janet Richaud (white MGB-GT), and Bill Yobi (left his red MGB/Olds at home and drove his Hellcat instead.).

Cars in photos above that we haven't matched to participants: grey TR7, pewter grey TR8 (appears in many photos, multiple venues), and a tan MGB-GT (appears in Artie's photos from K2 Motorsports).

Pre-registered participants whose cars we haven't been able to identify in photographs: Steve and Marcia Carrick (purple MGB), Tom Clark (?), Daniel Craig (?), Glen Gimbel (?), Ric Gregory (Mercury Comet?), James Harbold, Rick and Jean Ingram (silver and purple MGB/GT), Gary Kinney (?), Dale Knapke (red TR6), Ted and Judy Lathrop (red TR6), Dana Nicholson (?), and Paul Overbeck (silver TR6).

Rumoured to have participated, but not on the pre-registration list and not identified in photographs: Howard Hosp (red chrome-bumper MGB-GT GM 3.4 V6 - New Albany, Indiana).

People we believe participated in the BritishV8 Warm-Up Event: Kelly and Sandy Stevenson (organizers), Graham Creswick, Carl Floyd, Calvin and Brenda Grannis, Merv and Marilyn Hagen, Bill Heath, Ted and Judy Lathrop, Charles and Perky Long, Gord McFaul, Ken Nicks, Richard PJ Peterson and wife ("Scoop"), and Mickey and Janet Richaud.



All photos were taken during BritishV8 2017.
Photos marked "(1)" in their captions were submitted by Robert Milks.
Photos marked "(2)" in their captions were submitted by Jim Miller.
Photos marked "(3)" in their captions were submitted by Carl Floyd.
Photos marked "(4)" in their captions were submitted by Rob Ficalora.
Photos marked "(5)" in their captions were submitted by Kelly Stevenson.
Photos marked "(6)" in their captions were submitted by Graham Creswick.
Photos marked "(7)" in their captions were submitted by Ed Peppard.
Photos marked "(8)" in their captions were submitted by Artie Clark.

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