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Heroes: Racer Girl

By Kelvin Dodd; photography by the author Welcome to a new British Motoring feature called Heroes. In each issue we will introduce you to a person who promotes or fosters interest in British cars. The personalities will come from all over the hobby and have at least one common thread, a passion for enjoying British…


Loud Pedal

Heaven Called…by Robert Goldman As I sit down to write, the news reaches me, Robert “Kas” Kastner has passed. While it may be that no single individual wrote the book on Triumph performance, it was Kas who finished it. As a racer with no funds, he had no choice. It was either make stock parts…


Heroes: Mike Cook

By Kathleen M. Mangan For more than 30 years, Mike Cook’s job was to publicize and promote British cars in America. From the height of the sports car craze in the late ’50s to the end of the era when Jaguar ownership passed to Ford, Cook helped create the image of the marques, generate media…


Hero: Robert “Kas” Kastner

Robert “Kas” Kastner, founder of the Triumph USA Competition Department By Rob Mullner, photography courtesy of Kas Kastner In the second installment of our Hero feature we are spotlighting someone whose name is spoken in revered tones by Triumph racers and enthusiasts, Kas Kastner. If you have ever thumbed through a copy of the Competition Preparation Manual for…


How Heroes Are Created

Our Editor, Rob Mullner, asked me to write about the Santa Barbara Airport Races, Kas Kastner, and the modern day Reno Air Races. All right, here goes. Kas Kastner walks into the bar at the Santa Barbara Airport Lounge during the races. He has a Pratt & Whitney R-4360 engine under his arm. He asks…

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