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I had a great weekend. On Saturday the members of our Fox Cities British Car Club ( were invited to a party at the EAA Air Show in Oshkosh. We drove our British cars to a home near the airport and combined a car show with watching the aerobatic demonstrations. Linda and I put 200+ miles on the MG TF that day and the weather was great. I dropped her home Saturday night and got up a 4:30 the next morning to drive the MG to the 13th Annual Vintage Celebration at Botham Vineyards & Winery ( in Barneveldt, Wis. Sarah Botham's father, James Fletcher, was a racing fan who backed the creation of Road America in the '50s and she and her husband Peter are big enthusiasts. It rained just a bit, but the feature car - Tom Griffith's 1931 BMW 600 IHLE Sport Roadster - was a bright spot. I overnighted with son No. 2 in Shullsburg, Wis., then scooted up to Madison,Wis., (at about 56 mph max.) to see a new collector car dealership called Benchmark Classics ( in the old Capitol Corvette building. Check out their website if you want to see some great Corvettes, Mopars, Pontiacs and other cars that you can buy. From there I called son No. 1 in Baraboo and found out one of my twin granddaughters was visiting, so we had a mini family reunion. By this time it was raining cats and dogs, so I had to put the side curtains on. The trip home was kind of like riding the old Caterpillar ride at the amusement park when I was a kid. Between Saturday and Monday I went 700 miles in the MG TF. My apologies if you were behind me in traffic, but I was smiling to much to care about the fact that the MG doesn't go fast. (By the way, at 50 mph it feels like 100 mph)

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