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Re: [Fot] Triumphs are still relevant, even today

To: "Bobby Whitehead" <>,,"FoT Triumph" <>
Subject: Re: [Fot] Triumphs are still relevant, even today
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:00:41 +0000
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Bravo! That's fantastic. 5 stars from FGR!
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From: Bobby Whitehead <>
To: FoT Triumph<>
Subject: [Fot] Triumphs are still relevant, even today

With the dawn of the new age and the alignment of the new world order taking 
shape, occasionally on must take a few steps back to be right with the world. 
This past weekend is one such event when the Chump Series came to the well used 
Texas World Speedway in College Station Texas. Six fearless champions came to 
show to the world, once again, that the Triumph marque was still relevant and 
worthy. Team FOGHAT (five old guys have a Triumph) ... (yes we can't count 
either) proudly campaigned a true crap can car.. in theory there are supposed 
be $500 cars that enter the event... now I don't know about you but I've looked 
far and wide for a $500 Miata (or Myyaatah according to our Canadian driver) 
I've never found one,,, much less a BMW or a SHO.. but our car I happen to know 
was a former Lemons car owned by Bob Kramer that was a $200 car.. 1970 TR6 bone 
stock and not worthy of much..but it was complete.
We campaigned all day Saturday from start to checker flag EIGHT hours in 95 
degree heat. A big thanks to the CoolShirt company indeed. We had tires that 
were very predictable, they would not hold a corner at all. That night the 
were switched out for sticky tires and we started Sunday with much more grip. 
Yours truly was piloting the TR6 when all that traction separated the front 
wheel from the hub, thank God it was not turn 7 or the straight..with much 
and stupidity several of the guys forged on to reattach studs and lugnuts.. we 
were sidelined for several hours but we did get the TR6 back on the track the 
last hour to catch the checked flag!
Later in the afternoon the awards ceremony came around and all the usual 
trophies were passed out. It came to the final trophy for the event, one that 
personified the true spirit of crap can racing in the Chump Series and with 
large eruption of cheers from the team and the crowd, team Foghat was awarded 
the great honor of the receiving the award. I hollered and even shed a tear, it 
was one of the greatest moments in my Triumph career. 

Point is, it's okay to take a few steps back every once in a while, if it makes 
you happy and keeps the true things in life relevant, like racing Triumphs!

Bobby Whitehead



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