Paul Schuesslerís TR6
Fall at last - Fall at last!† Get that exhaust thumping, those electrons flowing. Time to pump up those brake & master cylinders! We've got a Fall Color Tour coming up. endurance rally's - Halloween parties, lots of good excuses to exercise those TR'S !
Richard has secured Square One Brewery for our meeting enjoyment on the 16th of October. Directions grace page one of this wonderful publication. You won't want to miss this one, Bonnie will have the bottom line regarding our efforts at the all British car show.
Some news I
will share with you, and is of importance to me is our ever growing roster
total. Our efforts at the show increase this number to an all time high according
to Mr. Houghtaling, of 97. Please welcome back -
Charlie & Paula Key,†
Karl Kenkle, & Mark Birdsong!† New & old members alike need to mark your
calendar for December 7†
for our Christmas Party.†
We have three new members - Mike Ligon, from
On another note, the November meeting date falls on the week of Thanksgiving. Past years November has been sparsely attended. perhaps we can discuss the possibility of changing the week,† or John Lamberg has volunteered his house† for this get together. We have a limited amount of Brats & dogs left from the car show. I would like to see these gone before next years June picnic! Perhaps between Novembers meeting & the Polar Bear Run we can accomplish this. Food for thought, we can discuss & decide at† the next meeting.
All for now - Keep those Triumphs rolling!†† --† Craig Madsen
Balducciís Winery, Highway 94,
From Chesterfield Valley Target parking lot.
Sponsored by:† the
Triumph, MG, and Lotus Clubs of
All British Cars welcome.† Come join us for great wine and food
Abingdon Trials Endurance Rally and mini-endurance rally will be held Saturday
& Sunday, November 3-4 this year in
The Abingdon Trials Endurance Rally and Mini-Endurance Trial is a "distance only" rally where teams are given a set of locations to reach (the mini-rally has half the stops of the full-rally). Each team must determine the best order and best route to take to the locations. The team making it back to the start within the allotted time, while covering the least number of miles, wins.
For more information, contact Dave Dobbins firstname.lastname@example.org or call (816) 510-2920
The St. Louis All British Car and
Cycle Show on
As you may recall from earlier car shows, I engage in a bit of fun by asking various participants one question.† So this year, the question and responses are as follows:
If you were to buy a classic car right now, what would you be interested in buying and why?
Lotus Elite, they
are beautiful cars.† It is the prettiest
Lotus ever built, but I donít have $75,000 to buy it.
Gary Hayes - 1969 Lotus Seven
MGC GT.† I consider it a mini Aston Martin.
Robert Rushing - 1971 MGB
A Triumph TR3, I
like the styling.
Joann Grossman - 1966 Austin Healey BJ8 Mark III
Hot Rod, probably American because my 16-year old son is making my life
Mark Schmidt - 1974 Triumph TR6
Lotus Super Seven because they are a blast and fun.
John Lamberg - 1979 Triumph TR7
Aston Martin DB5,
ignoring the James Bond thing, they are the classic British grand touring car,
the pinnacle of British cars.
Art Buechler - 1993 Jaguar XJS
Actually, I was
looking at a MG TF because it is a basket case, the price is right and it is a
Mark Stolzenburg - 1949 MG TC
First, I am not permitted
to buy one, but it would be a MG TC. I have all the others.† It would make my MG collection complete.
Dick Brown - 1970 MGB† Also - MG TF, MGA, MGB GT, MGB Rubber, and Austin Healey.
Firebird.† Itís a muscle car.
Derek Scalf - 1957 Triumph TR3
A Belgian built
Triumph TR5 because it is rare and it is a Triumph.
Paul Schuessler - 1969 Triumph TR6
MGB GT or MG Sedan Ė something different.
Ken Biermann - 1969 MGB Roadster V8
pre-war Jaguar.† I am in love with
the classic design of the car.† The eye
Lou Salini - 1959
pre-war Riley.† If you study the
evolution of Riley from the bikes to vehicles, they are quite unique in the
Dale Wirken - 1963 Austin Healey 3000 MK
I were smart, I
would not buy anything, nothing but a money pit, but Ö. an
Aston Martin Vanquish.
Ken McDade - 1968 Jaguar XKE 2+2
I would love to
buy an MGA or a Triumph TR6 because they are the best examples of true British
Don Gatheman - 1970 MG Midget
1960 Corvette because I donít have one.†
Had one as a teen and always wanted another.
Jack David - 1975 Triumph Spitfire
A mid 1980s Jaguar
XJS convertible because it has sleek, sexxxyyy
lines!† Also, an MGB GT
Carol Mangles - 1958 MGA V8
Lotus Elise if I
would fit because they are COOL little cars.
John Mangles - 1958 MGA V8
I havenít really
thought about it, but a 1967 Camaro convertible.† I always wanted one.
Stefanie Barnes - 1979 MGB
Lotus Seven so that I could slide around corners better and faster.
Don Reder - 1963 Mini Pickup
1963 Mini Pickup.† I have lusted
after it for a long time.† I would make
it a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Halfsize.† Never enough Miniís.
Karl Strauch - 2002 Mini Cooper S
Triumph TR2 or 3 because it looks like another fun old British car.† Itís simple and easy to work on.
Dana Hallinger - 1948 MG TC
I want Sonny
Toughís Austin Healey 100 LM car.† It is
very historic, and has a really cooool strap across
the hood Ė every British car should have one.†
Ever since I was a kid, I have wanted one of these cars.
Ron Flier - 2006 Lotus Elise
Triumph TR4.† Always wanted one, I
have four MGs, it is time for a Triumph.† I like the styling.
Mike Duvall - 1950 MG TD
Triumph TR3.† Always liked how it
looked and I donít see very many of them.
Linda Watts - 1978 MGB
A Lotus Eclat because I donít own one yet!† They are the unloved Lotus.
Bob Horsmann - Owner of 42 British cars
MGB because it is a classic car.
Mike Fishman - 1965 MGB Chrome Bumper MK1
An MGA because I
like the looks
Chuck Demick - 1966 MGB and 1975 MGB
A 1971 chrome
bumper MGB GT and I would do a V8 conversion.
Janel Demick - 1966 MGB and 1975 MGB
Corvette.† Just like the looks of
them.† A bit more uumph than British cars.
Brian Demick - 1975 MG Midget
It would be a
Jaguar XK 140 because they are really pretty cars.
Chris Kresser - 1959 Triumph TR3A
An Austin Healey
100 with raked windshield.† Always on the top of my short list.
Steve Montgomery - 1998 Lotus Seven
A 1973 Triumph
TR6.† I met my wife when I owned this
Andy Wolf - 1997 Lotus Esprit
Series 1.5 Jaguar E Type 4.2 liter with synchronos.† It would be good for my MoJo.
Eric Nordstrom - 1999 Lotus Esprit.
Tooooo hard!† A Lotus Seven.† Like
the looks of it and the minimalist performance theory behind it.
Tom Thavorides - 1966
John Mangles MGA
V8.† I have always thought the MGA was
the most beautiful car ever built.† With
a V8 it must drive as good as it looks.†
And I say John's MGA V8 because he has done such a beautiful job, it looks like it was designed from the factory.† It's not just an old car with a fat engine
stuffed in it.
Creig Houghtaling - 1974 Triumph TR6 and others
I hope you enjoyed the responses.† I was asked by a participant what is the right answer, meaning what classic car I would buy ------ A 1952 Nash-Healey Roadster because it looks beautiful in the poster displayed over my husbandís desk.
My thanks to everyone who endured the process.† And, if I misinterpreted your answer or made some other error, it was not intentional.† See you next year at the show.
Arlieís TR6†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jags
MG Tís†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Wedgies
Linda had to have spinal surgery a few weeks ago.† The club sent her a get-well bouquet of flowers.† The following is her beautiful hand-made thank you note.† Get well soon Linda, we miss you!
Classified Ads:† Contact Creig Houghtaling at , the address listed below, to place a free ad in this newsletter.
1972 Triumph GT6
for sale† --† This is a car that my father in law and I did
a rolling restoration on about 7 years ago. The motor is rebuilt with higher
compression pistons, fast road cam, rebuilt carbs and
The car comes with lots of spare parts. There are two engines, a transmission, two differentials, starters, alternators, complete front and rear suspension, spare carbs, complete spare exhaust, windshield, doors, rear hatch and glass, wheels, guages, brand new rotors and boxes and boxes of odds and ends. Way more than I could list here.
If you have a spitfire use the spare parts to make yourself a Spit6.
I love the car and hate to see it go but I have too many other toys and some looming bills. It has always been in the garage since the restoration. The last few years have been in a heated garage. For the car and the truckload of spare parts I will take $6500 or best offer.
Dan Trigg 636-244-6669
Curt Shepard, Vice President, Love Funding Corp, 212 S. Central #301, St. Louis, MO† 63105 - 314-512-8566, 314-922-3121 Cell
Great! I ended up
selling the car to the
For sale, TR6 parts Engine, Transmission, driveshaft, differential, Front suspension and steering components, rear suspension swing arms, complete heater, Carburetors, intake manifold and air covers, Complete windshield and frame, door windows, doors, front lt. fender, fiberglass rear fenders and running boards, trunk lid,4 wheels w/center caps and more. All components from 1972 TR6.
Call Fred Lenkman @636-926-7880
Arlie King has some TR6 wheels and tires for sale, some TR3 spoke wheels & tires and I think some Jaguar wheels & tires for sale.† Please call him at 636-677-0545
Iíve got a new supply of Castrol GT LMA brake fluid.† $10 for a quart.† $5 for a 12 oz.† Creig Houghtaling 314-401-7817
Creig Houghtaling, Editor