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Re: [Fot] State of Vintage Racing

To: "Friends of Triumph" <>
Subject: Re: [Fot] State of Vintage Racing
From: "Andre Rousseau" <>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 08:45:35 -0400
I guess that is the nature of racing, those with money will do what ever it
costs to win.

What's next acid dipping of the bodies?

Frankly if I wanted to make my "future" racer lighter. I'd start with


Andre Rousseau -
'68 Triumph GT6 MK1 -
Ottawa, ON, Canada

2008/10/23 <>

> Good Morning
>        What I am observing is that  some vintage racing groups are going
> down the same path as CanAm and FI by  allowing expensive modifications to
> take
> place. Is there really a need to have  Kevlar bodywork on a Spitfire or TR6
> in
> vintage racing?
>        It has always struck me as  rather hypocritical that vintage groups
> wanted owners to use pre 1972 body  specification and have the true
> appearance
> of post 1972 cars destroyed. Now we  are putting Kevlar replacement panels
> to
> look like pre 1972 cars.
>        I have to wonder why the  people doing these modifications are not
> instead running SCCA. I am just as  guilty as the next person here, our
> engines
> are too modified. They are nothing  like what was raced in the 1970s and
> earlier.
>        Vintage may be making  itself too expensive too.
> Baseball Dad
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