Mid-Ohio Triumph 50th Anniversary Race Page
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Thursday Night Party (6/13/2002). Amazing that the idea of establishing a Triumph Racers e-mail list led to a party with 150 of them in attendance, including 11 from England.
Here are some of the British cars:
Here are some of the US cars:
Fearful Leader Joe Alexander and his son Shawn:
Yours truly and Neil Howard:
Here's a shot from my hotel window. You'd think that the Baymont could keep out the riffraff working on their cars in the parking lot.
Friday was the day of carnage. Here's a shot of George Wright's car on its lid (courtesy of Scott Tilton), the H. Tide Ebding car after its rollover.
The TR-5 from England lost its front end to the concrete wall. They found a frame shop that would allow them to work on the car at night and stayed up all night fixing the machine. They got the front of a TR-250 from the Nuclear Junkyard (nuclear waste and Triumphs!), and got it back together, a can of Rustoleum Regal Red finished the job. They WON the All-Triumph race when the leading TR-7 V8 lost some of its gears. Last picture is courtesy of Scott Tilton.
Various Paddock shots. First shot is British iron, note TR-5 before incident above. Then Harkness in his Vee (he's gone to the dark side), Henry Frye in what seems to be his natural position (it'll stop soon, Henry), the Brain Trust discussing something, the Slagle TR-8's, the Snook / Jackson tent (before Jackson hit the skunk), the tent across the road with Susan / Brad, Rosebud, etc. and the uncle jack homefront.
Party Central. Kas Kastner signs the shirt with Phil Hill's signature already on it (3rd pic). Kas and his lovely wife Peggy. Jack gets some advice from Kas.
Interesting Street stuff - zebra car with diaorama of Triumph taking a "leak" on an MG, Kent Howard's TR-4a, Black TR-3 whose owner has had the car since new.
Race photos - Tony Chasing British TR-3 in All-Triumph Race (Scott Tilton photo), Gridded 9th for Group 3 race, Jack chasing Mordy, Joe having fun.
Fun is done, packed up both Triumphs (bike signed by Kas!).