VotW – Owning a Triumph Spitfire or MGB

Our video this week is a quick, very quick, look at what it means to own a Triumph Spitfire or MGB. Both of the people and cars in this video are unique, but even with the choices and differences, they hit upon some of the common threads of classic British sportscar ownership.

I will admit to finding this video interesting partially for the reason that I have both an MGB and a Spitfire in the stable at the moment. The Spitfire is my daily driver and the MGB is undergoing a very slow version of a restoration. In a short period of time, with either car, you become intimately familiar with their quirks, charm, and personalities. And yes, unlike a lot of modern cars, the little roadsters have a ton of personality and no two – even of same year and configuration – are ever the same. To me, that is a large part of their charm.

This video comes by way of Spoke Magazine in the UK. They are hoping to be a print publication soon, but in the meantime, they have some interesting articles on their website.

To quote Spoke’s about page …

A connection with a classic is an irreplaceable thing. So many stories go untold, acts of devotion that become important parts in life. Stories about how something came to be owned, a dalliance, a fling with something that just set you alight. These all play a part in provoking our interest in the petroleum fuelled world.

Spoke aims to tell these stories. To share the journeys us car and bike lovers go on, whether it be in bits on the floor of a garage or hurtling down a B-road in the sunshine. We want to take you there, spreading the passion we also have for such beautiful machines.

We hope you enjoy our stuff!

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Michael Carnell
Editor at Just British

Michael Carnell is the editor and founder of the Just British Online Motoring Magazine. As a lifelong British car enthusiast, he has owned or driven British cars of all ages from Austins and MGs to Jaguars and Triumphs. He currently owns a 1966 Vanden Plas Princess 1100 and a 1977 MGB. But there is always room for more - no matter what his wife says.