Getting the feel of a classic MGB roadster on a winding race track

Journalist/racer Dickie Meaden is won over by the vintage factory team car

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The simple pleasures of a vintage MGB race car are experienced on a twisting road course by British motor journalist and racer Dickie Meaden, who is won over by the nuanced handling of the classic sports car, even letting out a whoop as he rips around a corner on three wheels.

While claiming to never being very impressed by MGBs in the past, Meaden says this little red roadster is responsive and predictable, and easy to drive all out on the track.

Meaden keeps a running commentary going as it flogs this special MGB, which started out life as a factory team racer, he says, and is properly set up to get the most out of the straightforward package. 

The video is part of a series that can be seen on the Motor Sport magazine web site.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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