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Newsletter of the St. Louis Triumph Owners Association                                                            May 2001

May Meeting:  Chuck-A-Burger – St. Charles Rock Road – 7:00 PM, April. 15th, 2001

2001 Dues

The following individuals were members in 2000 and have either forgotten or have chosen not to renew for 2001.  These individuals are not receiving a newsletter any more.  If you know of someone on this list who has just forgotten to pay, feel free to call them and remind them.  We will be more than happy to reinstate them on the roster and mailing list!

Julie Humphries/John Bauer, Randall W. & Joy Bolyard, Joan Carroll, Charlie & Paula Key, Joseph M. & Carol Krekler, Mike & Patti Lewis, Mike & Kathy Loehr, John Loer, Matt Mainieri, Katherine Cuba/Michael Mason, Roy Matteson, Dianne Rains, Paul & Connie Schuessler, Larry & Nancy Snyder, Bob Spiegelman, Doug Stoverink, Steven & Sandy Street, James M. & Patricia Talbot, Bob Thomasson, Mark G. & Darcy Weinstein

To renew, please send a check for $20 made payable to St. Louis Triumph Owners Association (or SLTOA), and mail it to Bonnie David, 500 Marie Drive, St. Charles, MO  63301.

SLTOA Meeting Minutes - April 17, 2001 -McNulty's at Westport, By Creig Houghtaling

Robin Borgstede was not attending this meeting.  We miss her marvelous contributions when she is not here.

John Bickford joined us for dinner.  He has been a member for quite a while but has not been to many meetings.

Previous events were reviewed, Endurance Rally, April Fool Run, Wash-Up/Tune-Up, and Easter Show.

New Business:  We discussed getting window stickers for club members to display in their cars.  T-shirts (we’re still working on it).  Mid Missouri Car Show in Fulton May 19-20 – Many club members will be attending.  June meeting, June 19th  6:00 PM, picnic in the park, Jaycee Park, 2801 Elm St., St. Charles MO.  The pavilion has been reserved.  Great American Race June 20 – No final decision has yet been made to sponsor a car for $250.  Members can show their car for $10.  Arlie is planning a drive to St. Genevieve on June 24th.  Dave Massey is working on helping organize a British Car show for the St. Louis Scottish Society festival in Forest Park in October.  Watch for details, this could be fun for the whole family!

The First Annual April Fool's Run and Stress Reduction Clinic, April 1st, 2001

Richard Etz added his photos to the web.  Check them out at

Mid Missouri All British Car and Cycle Meet, May 19 & 20 2001, By Creig Houghtaling

If you haven’t made your reservations yet, it is not too late.  British car nuts from all over Missouri will be traveling to Fulton on Saturday to meet at Amerihost  Inn.  Call for reservations if you would like to stay over night: (573) 642-0077.  Register for the car show that day or just come and visit.  The show will be 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM with voting between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

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In looking back at the last few months I’ve been impressed at the British Car Events that have occurred in our area and our club’s involvement in them.

We thawed things out on our Polar Bear Run February 4th with gracious hosting by the Houghtalings.  Creig H. was also the lone stalwart representing the SLTOA at the Missouri Endurance Rallye on March 24th and 25th. . . he did well to finish without an impromptu Amelia Earhart impersonation.  In April we continued enjoying our toys during the  inaugural April Fools’ Run and Stress Reduction Clinic with over sixty people and twenty five LBCs in attendance.  A number of our club members enjoyed the Tune Up at Bester’s on April 14th and the Easter Car Show at the Muny.

The fact that a record of almost all of these events and our club’s involvement in them can be seen on our website is a very good thing.  When fellow Triumph owners see that

we actually participate in / sponsor events it may prompt them to go a step further towards joining.  We had three people want to join up at the April 1st event and others expressed interest in joining at the Easter Show.

On the frontier for the summer are many British Car events, some local, some not so:

The Mid-Missouri Car Show is coming up the weekend of May 19th-20th.  Creig H. met some of the folks from the sponsoring club on the endurance rallye and it seems as though it would be an excellent show which is not necessarily a week’s drive away (only about two hours).  We have been invited to join the St. Louis MG Club on their drive to Hot Springs for the show there on the first weekend of May. 

The Champaign British Car Festival is May 25th-27th also. 

Lots of fun things to do and attend! 

On the local front, Arlie King has graciously offered to organize a winery drive later  in  June.  Dave Massey is heading up the organization of a local show in conjunction with The St. Louis Scottish Games.  And don’t forget our Annual Picnic on June 19th!!

All of these local events would be an excellent opportunity for some of our members we

don’t see much to come out and enjoy the hobby.  Details are discussed at our monthly

meetings which are listed in both Exhaust Notes and on the website,

We would love to see everyone come out to the Picnic on June 19th. . . come on, you can bring the kids, and it’s FREE FOOD!!

All these events work better the more people are involved.

I’m sure the folks organizing things would love your help.

The year thus far has been a great success and the horizon is bright!!

Classified Ads Contact Creig Houghtaling at the address listed below, or or 636-305-1143 to place a free ad in this newsletter.

TR3 Frame, rear end and front end (complete rolling gear) $125.  Small truck load of MGB miscellaneous spare parts.  Visit for a complete list.  Look at the bottom ad under miscellaneous parts.  Call Joe Mann, (618) 357-8168, 102S Grant St., Pinckneyville, IL 62274

Dianne Rains has her beautiful TR7 for sale.  She sent me some new pictures which I have posted on the web.  She also sent me some text for this ad, which I have lost.  (Sorry Dianne!)  Give her a call and talk to her and she can give you the details which I have failed to post here.  Dianne Rains (314) 772-1306

Andy Stark is selling Spitfire parts:  All my Spit parts . I can be contacted at 1-636-978-9128 . It is time to just work on one car and that will be the Gt-6.

63 TR4, Second owner, 43,603 miles, new interior, new valves/guides/seals, new brakes, new fuel pump, no rust, $9,500.  Mel Parentin 314-961-8567

1966 Triumph TR4A, IRS. New tires, decent top, fair interior, new head on engine. Normal rust in rocker panels and lower front fenders. Car does run, but has been sitting for over a year. No overdrive on it. Asking $1800.00 Contact Pete at 314-220-1974 or peteprenger@AOL.COM   Photographs of this car can be viewed at:



St. Louis Triumph Owners Association 

Creig Houghtaling

36 Copper Mountain Court

Fenton, MO 63026-5682