Archive for March, 2018

Navigating The Jaguar MK2 Project Site

Site Organization and Navigation The site for the Jaguar MK2 restoration is divided into three parts: Disassembly, Restoration and Fitting, and Reassembly. The first 53 entries to my MK2 Project Site address the “deconstruction” of my 1964 MK2 for a complete restoration. The 53 entries are chronological in nature, that is, they begin in January […]


The Bugeye – 1959 AN5

My name is John Rose and I am the current owner of AN5L11257, engine number 9CUH10910, a 1959 Austin Healey Sprite, popularly known as a “Bugeye” in the States or “Frogeye” if you are from across the pond. This web site is dedicated to documenting the history of my car, the modifications that have been […]


The Bloody Beast – 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 MKI BT7

First Drive

Welcome to my website covering the history, restoration and “personalizations” to my 1960 Austin Healey 3000 Mk I affectionately known as “The Bloody Beast.” Feel free to email me with questions, suggestions  and/or comments. I am in the process of transferring the contents of my old website to this new format so it will be a […]


Alfa Introduction

My 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio was acquired by gift! My father decided to pass along his “Alfie” to the next generation. So in July, 2016 I traveled from Virginia to his home in North Carolina and trailered home the newest member of my modest collection of classic cars! I certainly could have driven it, […]


Carrera S Blog: A Chronological Account of My Ownership

January 20-February 27, 2018  Continued Maintenance Items The car remained at MAAP for the rest of January and almost all of February. Following the installation of the IMS Bearing fix, the next step was to reinstall the transmission. It was first filled with three quarts of Mobilube PTX 75W-90 gearbox oil part # 000-043-204–20L. This […]