Welcome to all. I am the Father and still drive the TR3A I have had since
1964. Not ready to give to my son yet.
From: owner-fot@Autox.Team.Net [mailto:owner-fot@Autox.Team.Net] On Behalf
Of Ken Gano, home
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 12:13 AM
To: Todd Redmond; Jim Prettyleaf; Friends of Triumph
Subject: [FOT] Dad's car
Very neat story. Thank you and Welcome Mark.
I am curious. I too, drive my father's TR3A. How many more are out there?
From: owner-fot@Autox.Team.Net [mailto:owner-fot@Autox.Team.Net]On Behalf Of
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 8:07 PM
To: Jim Prettyleaf; Friends of Triumph
Cc: James Prettyleaf
Subject: Re: [FOT] Race History TR-3 Owner Nomination
I second! Welcome Mark. I also have my dads TR3A. Would love to hear your
story in details
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From: "Jim Prettyleaf" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 1:59 AM
Subject: [FOT] Race History TR-3 Owner Nomination
> 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
> 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.
> Jim Prettyleaf
> Cupertino, California
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