My first exposure to Triumphs was on Long Island. My parents bought a
sailboat in Northport and we took sailing lessons from the dealership. The
guy giving the lessons, Larry Wierks, drove a red TR4 and dated my sister
for a while. That must have been 1970 or so.
Bob Kramer, Austin Texas
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2009 7:14 PM
Subject: [Fot] Why I race what I race!!
>I choose a TR4 for several reasons. First, I bought a TR4 after graduating
> from college in 66 because IB worked one summer at the dealer, Raymond
> Sales, Islip NY and they gave me a good deal! I had had aB beater MGA and
> great looking TR3A in college. I felt if I could get the handling of the
> and the grunt of the 3A I'd be in hog's heaven. The TR4 answered that
> Second, I felt the TR4 would be a B reliable, stable platform and
> easy/inexpensive to work on.
> Third, Uncle Jack and "Cousin Joe" had one for sale at a reasonable price
> their reputations were impeccable so I bought the one they had for sale.
> Fourth, Sadly, I flattenned the one I bought from Jack and Joe, but found
> locally( Pacific NW) that had history, a fairly new paint job , but needed
> Fifth, Now that I've been at this for five years, an unexpected bonus for
> choosing a Triumph--all the help and friendship of those of you on this
> PS: Anyone else out there in FoT land familiar with Raymond Foreign Sales?
> When I worked for them they were on Sunrise Highway in Islip, Long Island,
> later they moved closer to their mothership, Raymond Buick in Bayshore.
> John James
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