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Re: [FOT] Race History TR-3 Owner Nomination

To: Jim Prettyleaf <>
Subject: Re: [FOT] Race History TR-3 Owner Nomination
From: Bill Babcock <>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 21:50:03 -1000
Very cool, I'll second. any you can always build a little bump on the  
roll bar, as Peyote has.
On Nov 27, 2006, at 8:59 PM, Jim Prettyleaf wrote:

>   I am pleased to nominate Mark Eginton to join the Friends of  
> Triumph discussion list.  Mark still owns the SCCA race history  
> TR-3 that his Dad drove at Riverside, Santa Barbara and Laguna Seca  
> in the early 60's. According to Mark his Dad's car was probably the  
> only satin black TR3 out there, and Mark still has the original  
> "Ditto" schedules from some of these events.
>   Mark's father was a foreign car mechanic and therefore he always  
> had a garage full of parts. When Mark was 11 the car became his and  
> he built the existing pumped-up engine with his Dad's help, so by  
> the time Mark could drive - the car was ready.  Mark regularly beat  
> 327 Chevys and 914s in drag races outside the El Toro Marine base  
> in High School (nothing too serious just other competitors driving  
> stock and street modified machines).
>   Mark still has the car plus vintage parts and intends to build a  
> replica of his Dad's original race engine with his son's help this  
> winter.  Mark hopes to reuse as many old parts from the garage and  
> minimizing the use of new components whenever possible.  When the  
> car is completed Mark plans to vintage race it for fun although he  
> has some concerns that the roll bar is probably too low for today's  
> standards.
>   Cheers,
>   Jim Prettyleaf
>   Cupertino, California
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