How I Spent My Saturday


Quite a day…up at 0400 in order to get to work and spend several hours manning the Hurricane Florence response watch, then back home for several hours of work on the HSD.

The car’s cracked, discolored brake master cylinder gave up the ghost last weekend, when a number of new cracks appeared which allowed brake fluid to escape into the engine bay (if that’d happened while I was driving the car, things probably gotten pretty festive). Thanks to Creig, who came over yesterday to take charge of the replace & repair effort (new master cylinder, new braided steel brake lines) and input from fellow Wedge owners Dave, Bob and Jesse, we managed to get the job done.  Creig and I had a helluva time getting the brake fluid to the back end during the bleeding process, but finally it came around.  Now, once again, it goes and stops.

Now to get the car cleaned up and ready for Tuesday night’s SLTOA meeting and next Saturday’s All British Car & Cycle Show at Creve Coeur Lake Park.

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Meanwhile, Down in Poplar Bluff

From the sublime (a 1949 or thereabouts Mercury sedan)….


To the ridiculous (a 1987-1988 Mercury Cougar).


As to the quality of the photos, obviously, both were short-notice pop-up cell phone shots through the windshield.  BTW, I did see one LBC on the weekend’s excursion down to Piggott, AR, and back, and MGB.  Unfortunately, it was heading southbound on US 67 while we were driving northbound at a high rate of speed.

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Enough Already…


Is it just me or is the big wing on the rear deck of your coupe/sedan thing getting a bit out of hand?

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Aces & Eights


Yeah, it was a bit warm today, I expect several of the participants had their air conditioners going full blast.  But, what a great day for the 2nd Annual Aces & Eights Poker Rally and what a great drive.  Event coordinator Steve Zantop put together a highly entertaining route and we had a strong turnout of cars, including three Spitfires, the Lamberg Spit6, a TR6, Lotus Exige, Austin-Healey Sprite, two Corvettes, a ’59 Alfa Romeo Giulietta and an incredible ’55 Chevy.

The drive started and ended at Ferriss Park, off of New Ballwin south of Manchester.  At the end point, everyone presented their hands (classic luck of the draw: most of them were atrocious), awards were made and everyone enjoyed a meal of dogs, brats, chips and drinks courtesy of the Moores.  All in all, quite a day; our complements to the organizers and all who participated.

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TR Sighting!


1975 Spitfire, located north of La Porte, Indiana, on IN 39, for sale. The, uh, “dealership” is Hemi Auto & Towing, (219)324-4364 if interested.

You gotta love the wheel/tire treatment, eh?

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Ace IS the Place!


Photo by Dave Massey

Dave Massey’s immaculate, recently restored/re-assembled ’71 TR6 and yr fthl ed’s 1980 TR8, earlier today. Never know when you’re going to run into another TR, eh?

Next SLTOA meeting is Tuesday the 21st, at Llywelyn’s, 17 W Moody, Webster Groves. Interested in Triumphs and in the mood for a fun night out? Come on by!

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Pursuit Arc

Dang…out running errands on Saturday, 28 July, stopped at a light on Manchester opposite Home Depot and a white 74-76 TR6 pulls onto Manchester and heads west.  Yup, the intercept was on.

I didn’t recognize the car; the only other white TR6 I’m aware of in town is Dave Massey’s but, as indicated, this was a late car with the rubber bumper guards, plus a roll bar.   I wound up chasing the car (in a legal fashion, natch) up Manchester, right on Kehrs Mill and finally caught up – briefly, before the light changed – at Kehrs Mill and Clayton.   I then broke off the pursuit.

Anyone recognize the car/owner?



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A Bunch of the Boys Were Whooping It Up…

AND, LBCs continue to make inroads into the Friday night Sonic cruises in Kirkwood.  We had a fine representation by Triumphs and MGs on the 27th and again, perfect weather, great fun and a lot of entertaining vehicles.

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500 Cars

July’s Cars & Coffee-Westport, on the 21st: perfect weather, as usual a lot of variety among cars (and owners…and spectators) and right about 500 cars total.

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Compared to the past two years, 2018’s annual July SweatFest in John Lamberg’s backyard wasn’t too hot nor too humid.   Good turnout, good assortment of cars and a pretty involved business meeting, with much event planning for the latter part of the year.

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