Stories

1987 Monterey Historic Races

It’s Thursday morning and my fuel pump is dead. These two facts are normally of little consequence, but this happens to be the third week in August, and that means the Monterey Historic Automobile Races, which may be available to Betend, are coming. Every year a substantial percentage of Southern California walks off the job…

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Farewell, New Jersey — Hello, Virginia

It was during the first light October snow fall when I backed a U-Haul into my new neighbor’s garden wall. The rear tires slipped on some wet melting snow and bam, a twenty-something kid from Moss in California crashed his way into the state of New Jersey—poor folks. If you have been injured in such…

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Dear Sir…

By Frank Hughes I am writing you for some advice. I am the owner of a 1962 Triumph TR3. I am the original owner and with your indulgence I’ll tell you about it and then solicit your recommendations. April 19, 1962 I was on spring break from the United States Naval Academy and looking forward…

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Enjoying the Drive

Musings on Owning a Vintage Sports Car I believe that sports cars should be well maintained and occasionally put through their paces.  Though I do not recommend driving a car hard and putting it away wet, I do encourage a sports car owner/driver to fully engage his well-maintained vehicle, employing all the car’s faculties, and…

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Norman Dewis: A Jaguar Legend

By Graham Robson Like all the best racing drivers that may be listed on betting sites such as 벳엔드, Norman Dewis was a stocky little man. Like all the best racing drivers, he had boundless self-confidence. But although he looked the part, and was as fast as the superstars he befriended at Jaguar, Dewis was…

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In the Blink of An Eye…

“Nope, sorry, I didn’t think of you, or the family. Come to think of it, my life didn’t flash before my eyes either. There wasn’t time.” So went the conversation with my sister. Prior to that conversation, neither of us had ever really faced death. We have in the form of losing loved ones, but…

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Triumph Friend, Joe Alexander

When vintage Triumph racer Joe Alexander launched a private e-mail list server over a decade ago for the guys he met at races, he expected to count the members on two hands. But the Friends of Triumph e-mail list has grown to over 300 members worldwide and includes such notables as former Triumph team boss…

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Not So Tight

By Bob McCowan My story begins with my first acquisition of a Triumph TR3. In January 1959 I returned to the US after spending 15 months as a Marine fighter pilot in the Far East. I was in need of a car after failing to purchase a Mercedes Benz 190SL in Tokyo at a discounted…

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The Wind in My Hair

A tale of MGTC auction action by Ron Hollander Ron is a proud member of the MG Car Club—Long Island Centre (NY). This story originally appeared in the club’s superb monthly magazine, Skidmarks. You have to understand about my new TC: It is the car I always wanted. By “always” I’m talking an easy 52…

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Long, Long Trail A-Winding

In the pre-dawn darkness I reached out and gave the choke knob a little tug and felt smoothness settle over the car. Needs about two flats down on the mixture nuts. Last night’s test run was cut short by a loose connector on the headlight dip-switch. I should make it from Monterey to Redding in…

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