On April 18th through the 20th, Virginia International Raceway will host the
Vintage Drivers Club of America Wild Hare Run. As part of this great weekend
of racing, with ample track time, the Triumph Ghetto will again sponsor a
Triumph-only event-within-an-event. During Friday afternoon's Wild Hare Run,
Triumphs will compete for the Martha McDougal Trophy, to be presented by our
2007 Champion - Dennis DeLap.
You are all invited to vie for coveted trophy and enjoy the hospitality of
the TR Ghetto at Friday evening's Soon-To-Be-Famous Fish and Lobster Fry -
provided by the ghetto's newest member, Rob Deanes! Mark your calendar, and be
prepared to enjoy a fantastic weekend racing on one of the world's most
beautiful and challenging tracks.
Leo Oddi, Don Marshall, Dean Tetterton & Rob Deanes
In case you have forgotten, this is why we honor Dear Martha (painstakingly
researched by Don Marshall)
This Trophy honors Ms. Martha McDougal, a woman who toiled in almost
total obscurity for many years at the Triumph automobile plant in
Coventry, England. According to sources believed to be reliable, Martha
was born in Coventry in January, 1923. Her parents were tragically
killed in the Blitz and Martha was left an orphan at age 16. Although
she was not overly bright, she was very resourceful and within months
had gotten a job at the Standard Triumph factory emptying the dust bins.
Throughout the war and until the demise of the company, Martha made the
rounds, day after day, month after month, year after year, transferring
the trash into her cart and then into the large bins behind the factory,
without complaint or even one day's absence.
Over the years Martha became known as the single person who had
completed the most "laps" of the Triumph factory and, upon her
retirement a few months before the final closing of the Coventry plant,
she was honored with a bronzed pair of high top Keds, her signature
footwear. It is rumored that at the presentation, Sir John himself
reminisced about how Martha, who had an endearing habit of assigning
nicknames to all the staff, would push past him in the hallway and
mumble, "Get out of my way you fat bastard".
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