In a message dated 4/20/2009 5:17:28 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
No, I'm not racing anymore, Mike and certainly have never been/won't with
this car. I have a '65 Volvo PV544 that I'm modifiying as a vintage race
car, mostly to preserve the TR3A.
A couple of years ago, I had an emergency incident (someone coming the
other way pulled across the front of me while making a turn across traffic). I
braked hard in the TR and found the brakes to be much better than the grip
the skinny tyres could offer. The tyres were in great shape, not old by any
means and a well-known brand. With the wider tyres, I can emergency brake
and still maintain control. Better emergency-avoidance characteristics,
too. The steering's a little heavier, the handling overall's a bit better.
Best, Mike Moore
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