I pried my TR6 away from my sister after it had sat untouched in her garage back in Wisconsin for over 12 years. I found a guy who worked on older Jags there that agreed to take the car and get it running. After a couple of months it was running and I was able to drive it a couple of miles while on vacation back to Wisconsin to see family. I had it shipped to me in AZ. I joined the club in 2004 just before the car got here and the club members got me past my first problem of rust in the gas tank that the shipping process broke lose. They convince me that I could really remove the tank myself and take it to get boiled and sealed. Since then the club as coached me through replacing the rear trailing arm bushings, installing John Horton’s rear tube shock conversion kit, a Monza exhaust kit and other small tasks. The TR6 had 36,600 original miles on it when I got it. My sister bought it when it was 2 years old and did not drive it except the summertime and then only a couple of times a month. I’m up over 43,000 in less than 3 years. Car is pretty original, except carbs (HS-6), rear shocks and exhaust.
I have been a member of DCTRA since 1984. When I (and my Dad) first joined. I had a red 1957 TR3.
Unfortunately a pickup truck with a lift-kit pulled out in front of me one dark night and totaled the car (I was lucky to not have gone under the truck).
After I got married, graduated from School and moved to Korea Dad kept us active in the Club, with his Brown TR6.
When I got back from working in Korea and life settled down a bit with the family I got another TR3 that belonged to another original member of the Club, Bob Schaller. I was looking for a car and wanting to get back involved so I put out the word to the membership and Tom Pennell told me that Bob had recently passed away and that his car was available. Well, I had to keep Bob’s car in the club. At the time Bob’s car (a yellow TR-3) was on the cover of The Roadster Factory’s “Glovebox Compainion” and was of course on the cover car for Bob’s own book “More BS About TR’s” which detailed all the innovative and original modifications that Bob had come up with to enhance the driveability of this wonderful car.
3/22/08 Work Party to take the nose and fenders off the car (big thank you to
Bill Close, Jim Hughes, Gene Glenn, Cliff Philpot, John Horton, John and Matt Reynolds, John Heisser and Speros Andres!)
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I have recently held positions of VP, Newsletter Editor and I am also the Club’s Webmaster.