All good things must come to an end so morning found us packing the boot and heading for home.
The hot sun seemed to radiate off the Union Jack decorated top of a Triumph, offering another walking path.
Niles Harris attended the convention with his TR6. We were honored and humbled to meet him. The 8th of November was written about this man:
Italian Giovanni Michelotti gave the Triumph TR3 a little razzle dazzle by designing the Italia 2000 and setting it on 329 TR3 chassis and running gear in Turin, Italy between 1959 and 1962. These cars are quite rate and highly sought by collectors.
Driving a Triumph Stag on an English Summer Evening
An Ice Cream Run is a popular event at any Triumph convention. Gus’s did not disappoint.
Son Charlie’s TR6 on a rally.
was enjoyed by Funkhana event participants Nothing like including a good old Midwest tradition.
A 1930s Triumph Gloria goes through tech inspection.
Triumphs filled the roadways as we headed to the Vintage Triumph Register’s 2015 National Convention in Fontana, WI last week. This year’s event was hosted by the Illinois Sports Owners Association chapter.
Our 1980 Triumph TR8 seems to reflect the color of the Jampot Bakery in the Keweenaw Peninsula in Upper MI. The bakery is operated by monks of the Holy Transfiguration Skete..
Another car show in Upper MI discovered en route to a Kingston, Ontario meet in ’89.
Lois’s boys prepare to balance the carbs on our ’58 Triumph TR3 in ’85.
John and son Charlie maneuver an MG Midget for an engine replacement 42 years ago.
The Spitfire will soon be Road Racin’ at Blackhawk Raceway.
Shiftin’ gears, racin’ through space and time.
Move so fast I can’t explain.
Corner One at speed.
The TR4 wrings it out into turn one.
Alexander Racing’s Triumph TR4 knows it’s Fathers Day and he’s entering the Blackhawk Raceway in South Beloit, IL from the false grid; he knows he’ll be racing on the 1.95 mile, 7 turn road circuit; but he won’t know where he’ll finish until after the race has been run.
Friends of Triumph (FOT), a club for vintage Triumph racers, sponsored a car show for the featured marque (along with the vintage Formula V cars in the foreground). Triumphs lined up behind the Vs, including our TR8, second from the left. The same faces seem to show up throughout the years fostering treasured friendships.
The rare Triumph 250K participated in the Kastner Cup featured race. The K references Kastner and the 250 references the TR250 engine and chassis upon which it was based.
The Triumph TR250K is one of a kind. It was built as a prototype to compete with the Porsche 911 at the 1968 Sebring Races by Triumph Director of Motorsports Kas Kastner and designer Peter Brock. It led the 911s for the first three hours, but then a failed mag wheel took out a brake caliper and the lack of replacement parts forced it to retire.
John and son Charlie were amazed and fascinated by the car at Road America.
“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” Walter Hagen
Our TR8 shared a shady parking area with our daughter-in-law’s Alfa Spider upon arriving at Road America for the HAWK Vintage Races. The races were named after HAWK brake pads, the race sponsor.
Our 1980 Triumph TR8 frequently transports us on our photo journeys through rural WI.