Neighbourhood 9 by golftragic

Neighbourhood 9

Maggie and I were out walking a few days ago when I saw a bloke I know about to take his motor-baby out for a spin. I love old MGs so we talked for ages. He was happy for me to photograph his immaculately restored pride and joy. Not a great photo, but a car I'd love to have in my garage (so long as I had a mechanic thrown in with the deal).
In such mint condition and a colour I love.
May 9th, 2020  
@dide Oh definitely has to be British racing green IMO. He's done a huge amount of work on it, I think I heard every little detail of it too. I even understood bits of the description from time to time.
May 9th, 2020  
My husband's first car! Your capture shows off the lines so well, And what beauty that green color is.
May 9th, 2020  
@jyokota Ooooo, what a pity you didn't keep that gem. As you probably know, the colour is British Racing Green.
May 9th, 2020  
@golftragic -- I didn't know my husband when he had his MGB as a college student and he talked about how beautiful -- and how frustrating to keep fixed that car was. The funny thing is that I used to have a car that color, and the car sales people called it "Gucci Green" -- it was a British Sterling and I loved that car. It had camel suede seats.
May 9th, 2020  
A very long time ago I had a friend with an MG TF and he was always under the bonnet. As for the green, I've never heard of the Gucci nomenclature, here it's always been British Racing Green. Back when racing cars actually bore some resemblance to normal cars (and not covered in ads) the Brits' team cars were that colour.
May 9th, 2020  
Great find
May 9th, 2020  
A dream car for me. I like the balance and lighting.
May 9th, 2020  
May 9th, 2020  
@joysabin Still a dream car for me too Joy, but would definitely need a resident mechanic to go with it.
May 9th, 2020  
My hubby had a dark turquoise MG when I first met him in 1966! Lovely shot of this beauty.
May 9th, 2020  
@ludwigsdiana Everyone seems to have a connection to old MGs. :)
May 9th, 2020  
I bet he was thrilled that you were interested in his car. Blokes love talking about their pride and joy.
May 9th, 2020  
@onewing I often have a yarn with him while we're both out walking out dogs, didn't know he had this car though. Not wrong about the talking bit!!
May 9th, 2020  
That’s a lovely car ! And such an adequate term for it : motorbaby ...😉
May 9th, 2020  
She's a beauty and in racing green too! Envy......
May 9th, 2020  
Would love to go for a spin in that :)
May 9th, 2020  
Great little uncomfortable charming cars...
May 9th, 2020  
Great pov and edit.
May 9th, 2020  
Great lines, color, reflections
May 10th, 2020  
@momamo Definitely his baby.
May 10th, 2020  
@casablanca Oh yes, what other colour could it possibly be?
May 10th, 2020  
@gilbertwood You 'n me both. I had Maggie with me or I might well have asked him.
May 10th, 2020  
@domenicododaro What a wonderful way to describe this boy's toy.
May 10th, 2020  
@haskar thanks Haskar
May 10th, 2020  
@jgpittenger Gorgeous car, I nearly drooled.
May 10th, 2020  
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