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RE: [FOT] Dad's car

To: "'Ken Gano, home'" <>, "'Todd Redmond'"
Subject: RE: [FOT] Dad's car
From: "Dean Tetterton" <>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 07:05:39 -0500
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.
Dean Tetterton
-----Original Message-----
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?
Ken Gano
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-fot@Autox.Team.Net [mailto:owner-fot@Autox.Team.Net]On Behalf Of
Todd Redmond
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
Todd Redmond
1958 TR3A
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Prettyleaf" <>
To: "Friends of Triumph" <>
Cc: "James Prettyleaf" <>
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
> 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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