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  • [Video] Cruisin' Through Deer Creek Canyon in my Spitfire!

    Hey guys, it's Travis the BP guy. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I took my 1972 Triumph Spitfire out for a ride in Deer Creek Canyon, Southwest of Denver, CO. It was a wonderful and beautiful drive and I just wanted to share a video of it with all of our favorite customers! Enjoy!

  • British Car Clubs Near You

    There are two levels to British car fans. First, you love restoring and driving your car. The next level is that you love being around people that love their British car. If you've ever found a group of people that have a shared interest in classic cars you know it can be a wonderful community of friends.

    We've put together a few top ranking British car clubs around America in this week's blog post. There are many more clubs than the ones we list here, but we want to highlight these groups in the hope that it might inspire you to seek out a British car club near you!

    First let's start with the Cape Cod British Car Club. This friendly club has hundreds of members. They attend and host several events throughout the year, some of which do not require membership to attend!

    Next, is the Central Virgina British Car Club. Formed in 1984 by a group of MG owners, this group of car lovers host events focusing on the maintenance, preservation, and restoration of classic British cars.

    Finally, let's focus on an easy way for you to find a British car club near you. Meetup is a great way to find a local group of people that love cars, or even more specifically British Cars. Simply navigate to meetup.com and search for "British cars" based on your zip-code. There are more than 1,200 groups worldwide focused on motorcycles and cars. There are even some British car focused Meetup groups like The Pittsburgh MINI Cooper Meetup.

    Now get out there and share your passion for cars with some great people in your area!

  • [Video] How to Tune Up Your British Car

    The weather this summer is a bit hot, but it's a great time of year to take your classic car out for a drive. However, when you turn the key you may be greeted with the unwelcoming sound of a car that won't start. It's a sad sound to hear, but we've got some great tips for you today on how to tune up your British car.

    Here's a quick overview of some things to do when you want to perform an overall inspection of your vehicle:

    • Change your plug wires
    • Change your plugs
    • Change your oil (see our video on oil changes)
    • Inspect your cap
    • Inspect your air filter
    • Inspect your fuel filter

    In the video below Travis gives a tutorial on the basic process of a tune up.

    If you are a lucky owner of a classic model or a present-day style British car you may find it frustrating to find parts to keep our sleek machine performance and ride ready. You’ll be happy to know that at British Parts Northwest we have a section dedicated to parts for your British cars. We offer affordable pricing and fast shipping, because we stock what we sell. And as a family owned business, our motto is to keep our customers happy and coming back throughout the lifetime ownership of their car.

  • How to Add Items to Your Wishlist

    With the launch of our new website this year we've added some great new features that makes shopping and buying parts for your car even easier. In today's blog post we have a short video that describes how you can easily add items to your wishlist.

    Adding items to your wishlist makes it easier to find them in the future. Think of it as a way to bookmark something you might be interested in viewing or purchasing at a later date.

    Watch the video below for a helpful visual tutorial on how to add items to your wishlist.

    Step One: Make sure you are logged in.

    Step Two: Find a part to add to your wishlist.

    Step Three: On the product page click "Add to wishlist."

    Step Four: Find your wishlist on the left hand side of the page when you are logged in.

    Thanks for reading and if you ever have any questions about the website or even questions about your British car you can contact us through our Facebook Page, through our contact page, or call us directly at 503-864-2001.

  • Ways to Get into the London Olympics Mode

    The 2012 Olympics in London are underway and news articles are promoting ways to get into the British mode of thinking to enjoy the captivating and inspirational event.  Ways to enjoy the Games even more include planning some Olympic family fun, cooking some British favorite meals, and even making wagers on whether temperatures will be hot or cold, rain or not.

    But for those of us lucky enough to have a European car, getting into the British spirit comes easy!  What’s not to love about taking your pride and joy out for a spin, to a local rally or car event, or just proudly find ways to show it off?

    At British Parts Northwest, we not only understand but promote American’s fascination with the best of British beauties.  Our business is built on that love affair, and our family business pledge is to provide customers with quality parts at reasonable prices, and with prompt shipping and exemplary service.

    We stock what we sell, and we have a large array of parts for various models of your Austin Healey, Jaguar, Land Rover, MG, Mini or Triumph.  Our easy to use website allows you to look for parts you need or upgrades you want so that your car is road or show ready when you are.

    We even offer free shipping on all orders over $750.  So, while the Olympic fever takes over America for the next few weeks, you can fan the flames with your beautiful car and also shop for any part or accessory you may need to keep the fan fancy on high!

    Give us a call and let our friendly, experienced staff help you find what you need and check out our offerings.

  • GREAT British Rally Planned for 2013

    It’s taken 15 years since the last one, but a GREAT British Car Rally is a definite yes for 2013. So, if you are planning your vacation for next year and are a British car rally fan, here’s a trip to consider!

    The GREAT British Car Rally was last held in 1997. The 2013 race was only launched this month, but over 50 cars have already signed up to participate. Rally organizers are inviting British cars of all marques and eras and hoping it will strength bonds between New Zealand and Great Britain. Organizers plan for a minimum of 300 cars carrying at least two people each for the New Zealand route. It will leave Auckland on Feb. 17 and pass through Wairarapa on Feb. 20 before finishing in Christchurch on Feb. 22. The route passes through vineyards and beautiful towns. Money raised will be donated to various charities.


    Even if a trip abroad isn’t on your to-do list, you may celebrate your love of British cards with your own. At British Parts Northwest, we stock and sell parts and accessories for your beloved Austin Healey, Jaguar, Land Rover, MG, Mini or Triumph. Our easy-to-use website lets you see exactly what we have in stock by the make and model of your car. Simply choose what you want to add to your cart, check out, and the items will be on their way.

    We even have a section of featured products that are often-requested items, so you can see at a glance what we have. If we feature it on our website, we have it for you. There is no middleman and extra hassle or delay when ordering from us.

    Be sure to “like” us on Facebook and other media sites for extra savings and promotions, and to keep up with British car news. Our motto is providing the lowest prices with a specialized staff to make sure that every customer is a preferred one.

  • MG’s Parent Company Opens Operations in America

    SAIC Motor, MG’s parent company, has opened a base in the USA to extend its North American operations.

    Nearly 100 people will be based in SAIC’s offices in Birmingham, a suburb of Michigan, according to a recent press release. They will focus on three key areas: purchasing, logistics and technology and engineering.

    SAIC has a long standing joint venture with General Motors and senior engineers at MG Motor UK are involved with GM on the development of future engines.

    ZZ0679A9A4.jpgLast year SAIC Motor sold more than 4 million vehicles and is the eight largest automotive manufacturer in the world. China overtook the USA to become the largest car market in the world in 2009 and last year 20 million new cars were sold in China.

    Other news for MGB owners is that big celebrations are being planned by the British MG Car Club and the MG Owners’ Club to celebrate 50 years of the legendary MGB.

    The two Clubs are organizing a number of events throughout 2012 in recognition of this significant anniversary which will be of particular interest to the MGB owner, but all MG enthusiasts are equally welcome at all of the events. 

Full details of the main Blenheim Birthday Party and other associated events are available on the dedicated website www.mgb50.com.

    If you are a lucky owner of an MG TC TD TF, MGA, MGB, MGC or Midget, we at British Parts Northwest have you covered! We stock what we sell, and for a limited time, we are offering free shipping on all orders over $750! Of course, we have parts for your Austin Healey, Jaguar, Mini, Triumph or Land Rover as well!

  • Austin-Healey Racing Car at Center of 1955 La Mans Tragedy to Be Sold

    An Austin-Healey racing car involved in the worst crash in motor sport history is set to sell for nearly £1million.


    The disaster at the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1955 saw 84 people killed after the car was clipped by a Mercedes, which then flew into the crowd.

    But now, the Austin-Healey's anonymous owner has decided to sell it at auction after keeping it locked up for the past 42 years at a garage in the north of England.

    Scores of spectators were killed instantly as debris hurtled towards them at 150mph and fires erupted in the grandstand from the wreckage. The French driver of the Mercedes, Pierre Levegh, also died in the crash, in north-west France.

    After the tragedy, the Austin-Healey - driven by British racer Lance Macklin - was impounded by the French authorities before it was released to the British company the following year.

    It was later sold to several private buyers before the current owner of the car - registration NOJ 393 - bought it for £155 in 1969.
    Despite its macabre past and rusty state, motor sport enthusiasts are said to be willing to pay huge sums for it as it is a 'crucially historic landmark car', according to U.K.’s MailOnline news.

    Austin-Healey remains a beloved British car. With is sleek and unique styling and performance, collectors continue to lovingly refurbish and restore these cars back to its original finery. At British Parts Northwest, we have a large selection of parts for your Austin Healey, or for your Jaguar, Land Rover, MG, Mini or Triumph for that matter.

    Unlike many other British parts supply stores, we stock what we sell. Our motto is to have returning satisfied customers who can count on our fair prices, fast shipping and availability of parts. Currently, we are offering free shipping on all orders over $750.

  • Jaguar Unveiling New F-Type Roadster in the Fall

    Jaguar is invoking its iconic E-Type roadster with its first two- seat sports car in almost four decades. The F-Type, due to be unveiled in September and go on sale as soon as next April, will be Jaguar’s smallest automobile in more than a half-century as the maker seeks a return to its sporting tradition following decades spent focusing on luxury sedans, according to British care news reports. The roadster will be built in Birmingham, England.

    “If the product can do what the original E-Type did for Jaguar, it will be a huge boost,” said Peter Schmidt, managing director of Warwick, England-based Automotive Industry Data. “What they’re doing is laudable, it’s good for the brand and it’s good for the image. But nobody should expect miracles.”


    The E-Type, introduced at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, was described by Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari as “the most beautiful car ever built,” and became synonymous with the London of the “Swinging Sixties.” Yet it has taken the $2.5 billion purchase of Jaguar by India’s Tata Motors Ltd. in 2008 for a pure-bred sports model to return to favor at the British manufacturer, according to JustBritish.com.

    If you are a lucky owner of a Jaguar, whether a classic model or a present-day style, you may find it frustrating to find parts to keep our sleek machine performance and ride ready. You’ll be happy to know that at British Parts Northwest, we have a section dedicated to parts for your Jaguar—or other British cars for that matter. We offer affordable pricing and fast shipping, because we stock what we sell. And as a family owned business, our motto is to keep our customers happy and coming back throughout the lifetime ownership of their car.

    So, even if you are enthusiastically awaiting the future debut of the F-Type, you can keep your current prized car road ready. Check out our new and improved website for easy looking of parts. We’d love to hear from you!

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