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Going to Glenmoor 2012

The Glenmoor Gathering is one of the premier concours events, and is held each September in Canton, Ohio. The show hosts invitation-only vehicles from all over the country and typically features a historically significant class of cars. This year, the focus is on early supercharged cars as well as vehicles bodied in Europe with American power.   As regular readers of this space know, the Chubb team never misses a major concours, and we've been proud to be affiliated with the Glenmoor Gathering for the past three years.

We'll be back at Glenmoor once again this month, but we decided that we need to elevate our game.  Rather than flying to Cleveland and renting some boring modern wheels for the weekend, we've decided to embark on a 1,000 mile road trip in a 1960 MGA 1600.   The car is owned by one of our team members, and is of course, insured with a Chubb Collector Car policy.  Is there a better way for us to prove that we really mean it when we say that classic cars should be driven?

We'd like your help in planning the journey.  We want your input on how we should prepare the car, what stops we should make along our route and any critical equipment we should bring.  We want to hear your feedback in the comments section on our blog at Chubbcollectorcar.com or on our Facebook page.  Are we crazy to expect a British roadster to take us over 800 miles in a weekend?  What do we need to make the trip a success?  Any must-see roadside stops in Pennsylvania or Ohio?  The MGA might only hold two people, but we'd love it if hundreds of you come along for the ride as our advisors.

In the coming days, we'll introduce you to the drivers, the car and the challenges they'll face when trying to fit themselvs and gear into this small British classic.

Jeff Walker

About Jeff Walker

Jeff Walker is a Classic Car Insurance Specialist and financial services professional; As the son of a Drag-Racer and auto restorer, he was born with a wrench in his hand and learned the trade at an early age. His specialty is 60’s and 70’s American Muscle but his mechanical ability has afforded him the opportunity to work on all types of cars from Alfa-Romeos to Gullwings and everything in-between. Jeff is also a motorcycle fanatic and maintains his own stable of classic & collectible bikes. He is happiest when a car or motorcycle project is underway in his garage.

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We have a good team pf

We have a good team pf photographers working the Glenmoor Gathering and let's make sure you have lot's of photos of the MG and a few of the Chubb Team when you're in Canton.

Here's to clear sailing! For

Here's to clear sailing! For encouragement, we know of a couple who drove their L-29 Cord from coast to coast 3 or 4 years ago, with minimal problems. If they can do it, so can you!

Cheers!

Mike

Terrific idea!!! Good

Terrific idea!!! Good luck.......Should you have any problems or....a major breakdown, I'll loan you my '61 1600 for the return trip!!! See you soon.

Just have a spare (complete)

Just have a spare (complete) distributor and a spare fuel pump in the trunk and go. My '65 Midget will (and has) gone on several thousand mile trips without incident- I would trust it to go anywhere. A pint of brake fluid is also a good idea.
Have fun and enjoy the trip!
BillM

We love LBCs so if you are in

We love LBCs so if you are in the area and need any assistance or just want to stop by our Museum we would be glad to see you guys. We are in Bowling Green, OH, only 20 miles south of Perrysburg just off I75. Good luck with the MGA journey! Lots of guys drive their LBCs hundreds of miles a day. Jeff Snook www.snooksdreamcars.com

You definitely should make a

You definitely should make a stop at Marquis Auto Restorations in Philadelphia, PA for a check up to make sure your MG is ready for the long trip.

We're really excited about

We're really excited about your upcoming adventure and seeing the Chubb gang and the MGA at the Gathering. We'll have plenty of Oil-Dri and reliable Japanese electric replacement parts waiting for you!

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