American Detours: Episode 5 – A 1965 MGB and West Virginia

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It’s time for another round of classic cars on classic roads. American Detours Episode Five is now live, and it this time we’re running down the trails in West Virginia. Up first is a 1965 MGB in absolutely gorgeous shape, and Jael and I take it to a very tall bridge and then over to The Greenbrier hotel. What I’m driving is essentially the ancestor to the Mazda Miata. It’s a wonderfully small British roadster in excellent shape, and it was a true joy to drive on the roads around West Virginia.

Episode 5 is posted for you just after the break, but you should also take a look at Episodes Two, Three, and Four if you haven’t seen them. I’m in two and a different co-host is in episodes Three and Four. Episode Six will be ready in a few weeks, and I’m back in action for that one as well. On top of that, we’re starting to talk about season two.

For now though, click on down and check out Episode Five – I think it’s the best of the bunch so far.

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  1. What happened to Episodes 3 and 4? And what's up with the wide whitewalls? It's a '65, not a '60.

    1. Okay, I see Eps 3 and 4 linked in the article, but I guess they weren't written up here.

    2. I wasn't in 3 & 4. The series was actually shot so that episodes 1 & 2 were shot 2nd, 5 & 6 were 3rd, and 3 & 4 were 1st. If that makes sense.
      Owner mentions that the tires are an upgrade over stock.

      1. So Jeff, who is in 3 & 4? I would they think they'd have the same hosts through the series. Seems kind of odd.

        1. Episodes 3 & 4 (which were shot first) were with Jael (current host) and a gentleman named Andy Trought. I was brought in for the second and third shoots (which turned out to be ep 1-2, 5-6). Also, I'm back for season 2 which is in the planning stages.

    3. For the MGB the switch from optional wide whitewalls to optional narrow whitewalls (blackwalls were always standard) was 1965, most likely coincident with the availability of factory radials in March '65.

  2. Why on earth is the top up? On a beautiful day, with a beautiful MG (not including those whitewalls) and beautiful scenery. What a waste. The only way I'll drive my Miata with the top up is if I get caught in a storm.

      1. You poor man. Your benevolent sacrifice for the cause of Greater Hoonage will not go unrewarded.

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