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From: "BOB KRAMER" <>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 18:21:49 -0500
What an event!  The downtown race re-enactment and the spectacular variety 
of Triumph cars both in the paddock and in the All Triumph race highlighted 
the weekend for me. I too had a oily experience but mine was on Thursday. 
First the oil warning light sender began spraying my leg bringing me in 
early and then in the Triumph practice I lost an oil cooler line connection 
(due to a bad choice of hose clamps on my part). The resulting smoke had 
spectators expecting a blown engine but the accumulator saved the day. Among 
other things this problem allowed me to meet some of the racing legends like 
Ed Diehl, Hardy Prentice and Tony Adamowicz. These guys and the rest of the 
Triumph crews were great to talk to, helpful and just an all around treat to 
have around the paddock. Henry said it well......
> Many of us were able to put faces with familiar names. Before I just
> knew the names. Now I have faces in my brain so I will forget all your
> names. Sorry, that's just how it works.

 I'm glad I'm not the only one with this ailment.

Oh yeah, the track was fast, fun and challenging. Television does not do it 
justice. Driving Watkins Glen is awesome.

We arrived home a 5 PM central time after an uneventful 26 hour jaunt home. 
The 4 hours Sunday night, and gaining the central time hour made all the 

Bob Kramer
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From: "Henry Frye" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 10:38 AM
Subject: [Fot] Our weekend at the Glen

> We came, we raced, we marked our territory with our racecars. Some more
> than others.
> We hung out with TS 1 LO, parked under the tent with the beer. What were
> they thinking. Anything could have happened. Nothing happened... I
> think.
> We shared some special moments remembering uncle jack.
> Many of us were able to put faces with familiar names. Before I just
> knew the names. Now I have faces in my brain so I will forget all your
> names. Sorry, that's just how it works.
> My car rose to the occasion. First, somehow it became the poster child
> for the event, landing on the front page of the local daily newspaper on
> Saturday.
> Then it drove into the paddock hemorrhaging oil from every orifice after
> the All Triumph Race, but I achieved a few lofty personal goals in the
> process.
> Then on the start of the Group 3 race my car pulled me down the inside
> line to pass a bunch of guys in turn one, then I passed the start/finish
> line in third overall a couple times. Running way up there in a SVRA
> feature race is something I never thought I would do. Then the track got
> a little slick from rain and I backed off a bit, I will never be a brave
> rain driver. Too much to lose, nothing to gain. Still finished well, no
> complaints there.
> There was less attrition than I expected over the course of the weekend,
> at least until Sunday. It was nice to spend time with our friends
> sitting on chairs with a beer in hand, not under cars requesting
> wrenches and sockets.
> Many big names in our sport were there, both past and present, and
> getting face time with them was a real treat.
> Congrats to Tony Garmey on winning the Kastner Cup. This was the third
> time I have seen the TR250K on track, it was always fast. This weekend
> it was amazing. During Kas' presentation of the cup, he said he has not
> seen the car go as fast since he ran it at Sebring in '68. He then
> issued a manufacturers recall notice, but I think Tony is going to take
> his chances!
> Congrats to Larry Young for the Bill Ames Award, well deserved.
> The Western PA Triumph gang was there in force, as was a big contingent
> of New England Triumph folks. Bob Lang brought Khartu, his TR6
> autocrosser for the folks to enjoy. Dave Hutchinson drove his pristine
> Italia. If I continue to try to mention all the special cars that came
> out to support the event I would miss several, I don't want to do that.
> Many thanks to Jack Woehrle and the rest of SVRA for treating us Triumph
> folks better than we deserved. Jack was never too far from the Triumph
> ghetto, and made sure we got what we needed.
> So, it was a great weekend, sorry if you missed it... Where to next
> year?
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