Well I guess it my turn!
I started in 1967 with a '57 MGA. I saw a pair in a used car lot. I started
out by just sitting in the cars and going through the gears etc. Finally got
the 57 and drove it for about a year. It was very un-reliable and under
powered. I then saw a 59 TR3 in a car lot for 200$. It had a cracked steering
wheel but I took it for a test and man what a difference!
It has been Triumphs ever since.
After the TR3 was wrecked by a past friend, it was a 1963 TR4 in 1973 (sold),
a 72 BSA 500 Victor also in 1973 (sold), 74 T140V new in 1974 (restored in
1998), 58 TR3 in 1979, 98 T-Bird T-3 (Used < 2k Miles) in 2001 and in January
a 63 TR4 (Full body off frame restoration to begin in the spring). Counting
the bikes, I have owned LBCs since 67 going on 40 straight years.
BTW, 56 this July and never felt better since I started running!
For those members in the Sacramento area, I will be running in a race there on
the 23rd of April. Visiting #2 daughter who lives in South Lake Tahoe. A fund
raiser for a pain center. Any of you guys/girls from Sacramento runners?
1998 T-Bird T-3