Triumph

Debra Van Der Lee 1976 Spitfire 1500

Debra Van Der Lee 1976 Spitfire 1500

I grew up in a small town called Teulon, which is north of Winnipeg. I learned to drive standard in an old Ford Truck in the fields of my friend’s farm. Once I graduated I moved to Winnipeg to attend College and work and in the spring of 1977, I became the proud owner of a brand new beautiful blue 1976 Triumph Spitfire. 

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Jaime Silva 1973 TR6

Jaime Silva 1973 TR6

When I was studying at the University in 1973, I saw a TR6 at the Automobile Salon of Bogotá. And I fell in love with that car. 25 years later, I saw one in a car showcase in Bogotá while going to lunch where my grandmother. When I returned from lunch I bought it!

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Jim Macino 1962 TR4

Jim Macino 1962 TR4

This is a story about a young kid and a car. I did some work for a man some 40+ years ago. After I had completed the work, he told me he couldn't pay me, and offered me an old Triumph that had been stored (poorly) in a barn. So to not get completely left with nothing I took the car.

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John Cline 1959 TR3A

John Cline 1959 TR3A

When I was around 10 years old my uncle stopped by our house with a Triumph TR3. I remember thinking that it was the coolest car I've ever seen. Since then I have been collecting and restoring British cars when the chance came I was able to purchase a 1959 TR3A.

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Louis Mauriello 1969 Spitfire

Louis Mauriello 1969 Spitfire

I already owned a MGB so I wasn’t really looking for another LBC sports car. Though a friend, who was also a colleague and lived in Florida was, I live in New York and was looking for a compact pickup truck. Since we were using “sub-compact” as one of the search criteria every time we were reviewing ads on the internet this green Spitfire would come up in the listing.

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Jim Sipos 1960 TR3A

Jim Sipos 1960 TR3A

One holiday season about ten years ago my family was sitting around looking at old family photos and my son ran across a photo of me in the first car I ever owned, a 1959 Triumph TR3A. He then proceeded to ask me all about it, color, since the photo was black and white, options and the like. I did not think any more of it. 

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Rich Klina 1979 Spitfire

Rich Klina 1979 Spitfire

Had triumphs my whole life- I’ve had a TR3,TR4,TR4A a 500 twin bike and a 650 tiger. This time I bought this spitfire for my son, he ran it for 5 yrs and lost interested in it ( shocking) during the same time period I retired and moved to Md. bringing the spitfire with me and into the garage, where it sat for 5 yrs. after a discussion with the wife I decided to begin restoration, the car is about 80% complete.

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John Shelden 1979 TR7

John Shelden 1979 TR7

I first saw the TR7 model at the 1976 Detroit auto show with my dad and took a picture with my polaroid sx70 of the yellow coupe on its really cool wedge ramp with a big sign - The shape of things to come - I was just 11 at the time, but had my sights set on this car.

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Jim Hallmark 1962 TR2B

Jim Hallmark 1962 TR2B

Driving home to FLorida from a trip to visit my Mother-in Law in Tennessee my wifes cousin's husband (a gear head too) called me and asked me if I still liked Triumph sports cars. My wife looked at me (every guy knows that look) when I said what do you have.

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Mike Barron 1973 TR6

Mike Barron 1973 TR6

Our Triumph story began in 1969 with the purchase of the car shown in picture two, a 1963 TR-3B. My first love affair occurred in 1963, when a friend and I took his father's baby blue TR-3 to the races at Lake Garnett. Had to sell the black one as we had started a family, and moved to the Lake of the Ozarks for work.

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Neil Curtis 1969 TR6

Neil Curtis 1969 TR6

Well, I still needed to have an acceptable toy for my retirement years and my immediate thought was to return to my driving roots. My first car was and A-H Bugeye Sprite - # 2 was a mini - but then it was time for the military, then marriage and then a child so the toys were put on the back burner.

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David & Robin Copas 1980 TR7

David & Robin Copas 1980 TR7

In 1981, Robin and David were carefree professionals enjoying life in their TR, woo-hoo!    Robin drove it to work every day.  We even took it to Grand Lake, Colorado, to visit the in-laws, driving over Trail Ridge and through Rocky Mountain National Park.  What a beautiful trip that was with the top down!

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