In the future, I would recommend that FOT require the sanctioning body to
at least allow later model Triumphs to participate - if only on a exhibition
basis - before it agrees to participate as a "national" event. Whereas I do
have another "vintage" car that would qualify for participation in this event
the TR7 or TR8 are excluded, other FOTer may not be so fortunate.
Frankly, one of the challenges of those of us who own historic racing
TR7s and TR8s are finding venues where these cars are allowed to run. I have a
great deal of respect for CVAR philosophy about racecars being historically
correct. However, I do not understand why CVAR will not accept cars that are
that are historically correct - but will end up accepting older cars that are
clearly not historically correct for this race.
Frankly, I from time to time wonder if FOT itself has not gone a little
to much toward modernization of triumph technology than preservation of
history. I fully understand the need for speed, just wondering if we aren't
it too much.
Uncle Jack - I found a couple of tachs that have the 15K RPM range you
recommended for the new TR3 engine.
Season Greeting To All, Cary
In a message dated 11/29/2005 1:31:55 PM Pacific Standard Time,
Group 1 includes AP and BP. There may be some 600 HP cars running in AP, but
I'd think a TR8 would have comparable power to the cars in BP. In the past t
wo years, CVAR has pumped a lot of engines in this group, and several cars have
been disqualified. Bob is more knowledgeable than I am, so I'll copy him to
see if he has anything to add.
Does the sanctioning group have specifications for Group 1 that would insure
that a TR8 is not running against 600+ HP "vintage" Mustangs, Camaros, and
In a message dated 11/23/2005 5:57:10 AM Pacific Standard Time,
Bob mentioned groups 2 and 7, but not group 4 where most of the TR3's
should run. Group 4 is called the Corinthian Classics and is CVARs
attempt to preserve 1950's era racing. Group 4 is reserved for pre 1961
cars and has more restrictive rules, e.g. 50 series 15 inch tires are
not allowed. This again should not be a problem, because overprepped
TR3s would most likely be moved to Group 7 where you might be happier
anyway. If we get the TR8's in, they would most likely be put in Group
1 with the Mustangs, Camaros, Tigers, etc.
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