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Allen Bachelder

Member ID: bachldrs
Status: Silver Member Silver Member
Clyde, MI, USA   USA
Member Since: 2003-11-07
Home Site: The MG Experience
Last Login: 2017-12-07 22:52
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Fanatic collector of octagonal automobiles! I've been playing with and using MGs for daily driving since 1984. Since retiring in 2006, I moved, first from SW Virginia to Harbor Beach Michigan, and in 2010 to Clyde, Michigan where I own and operate SPRING CREEK HOME FOR WAYWARD MGS - a nonprofit nonbusiness operated exclusively for the pleasure of its proprietor (me, of course!). About the picture... In 2003 we drove our first Magnette, "Nettie", from New Castle Virginia to Mount Hood, Oregon for NAMGAR GT28. Mount Hood shows in the background in this picture. The trip was outlandishly successful and Nettie did the 6000-mile round trip without any problems. In a moment of insanity, we have since sold Nettie, but there is still, and will always be, a Magnette in our MG stable. Her name is "Geraldine" and she can be seen below.

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Personal Vehicle Registry

1958 MG Magnette ZB Varitone Ivory autumn Red Allen Bachelder

1958 MG Magnette ZB Varitone
KATT4322988
"Geraldine"
1960 MG MGA 1600 Black Allen Bachelder

1960 MG MGA 1600
GHNL97222

1965 MG MGB BRG Finally Allen Bachelder

1965 MG MGB
GHN3L57254

1969 MG MGC GT BRG Sort of Allen Bachelder

1969 MG MGC GT
GCD108703
"Cecil"
1973 MG MGB GT Same Allen Bachelder

1973 MG MGB GT
GHD5UD320993
"BriGiT"
2005 Sunbeam Sweetheart Radiant Allen Bachelder

2005 Sunbeam Sweetheart
8252005
"Alice"
2007 Sunbeam Sweetheart II Pink Allen Bachelder

2007 Sunbeam Sweetheart II
8242007
"Claire"


7 Vehicles — Total mileage: 581,650 mi (936,075 km) — Average age: 1977
Previously Owned Vehicles:

Member Journal – Allen Bachelder's Journal

There are 11 total entries in this Journal.

Geraldine's First Outing

Posted on: Sunday July 15, 2012

Geraldine safe at home after 700 miles on the inte

Finally, after seven long years in three different residences, Geraldine is back on the road, having travelled to Dayton Ohio for NAMGAR GT37, July 9-13, 2012, and a class win!

New "Spring Creek Home For Wayward MGs" Facility

Posted on: Friday December 17, 2010

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And now, to serve me better, a brand new expanded facility to go with our new house.

Our "Cover Picture" Car: #31962

Posted on: Sunday September 27, 2009

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Our cover picture (or signature picture) here on MG Experience is Nettie, our first running Magnette. It was taken at Mount Hood Oregon, where we had driven her from New Castle Virginia for NAMGAR GT28 in 2003. Regrettably, we sold Nettie a year later to a buyer in Florida. Another year later, he sold it on Ebay and the car disappeared off the planet until it showed up at a Leake Auction in Houston on September 19th-20th, 2009. She sold at auction for a mere $1100 - less than 20% of her selling ...

Progress On "Geraldine", The Magnette

Posted on: Sunday September 27, 2009

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I visited Geraldine in the hospital Friday (and every day, currently). The hospital is Russ's Body Shop here in Harbor Beach where Geraldine has been getting some dermatological long-term care. She's looking much better now and her hulk will be home soon for reunion with her engine, transmission, and a few other parts. Then she goes back for outpatient-care: fitting of wings, bonnet, boot-lid, and doors.


... and 7 more posts.

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2010-05-13 mgb Magnette ZB Engine and Transmission Swap Service:Transmission, Driveshaft and Differential 9




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