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2013 April Meeting

April 11, 2013 Meeting


President Larry Berg called the meeting to order at 6:58 p.m.

Three new members were at tonight's meeting:
  • Gene Kimball is the proud owner of a 1975 TR6 whose starter went out in the fall.
  • Gary Blesi has been restoring a 1929 Buick but is looking for a Triumph to enjoy something a little more sporty.
  • Kevin Heath is a proper Englishman who owns a TR3.
Newsletter editor Orrin McGill said he always appreciates nice write-ups (with pictures) of anything Triumph-related, so feel free to send those in.

Secretary Fred Olson mentioned that the Members' Cars section of the website could use some updating. There's a link at the bottom of that page to send pictures and info to Fred.

John Kallaus gave a preview of the Spring Shakedown tour coming up on April 20 new date: May 4. The drive will be about 60 miles, but will include a questionnaire of about 80 questions/riddles. The answers to the questions can be found along the drive, but you might need to keep your eyes peeled, so a co-driver is highly recommended. Or you could just enjoy the drive without worrying about the questions.

John also mentioned that he's hoping to have a tech session sometime in which we'll install an automatic transmission into a TR6, since the auto from a Triumph 2000 pretty much drops right in. The 2000 wasn't sold in the U.S. but there are lots of them overseas.

Event coordinators Terry Mackey and Dick Leighninger mentioned that there are still a couple of events in need of organizers. Anyone willing to help can contact Terry and Dick.

2013 April Meeting Larry made a little public service announcement reminding everyone to check their brakes. He said brakes can deteriorate pretty quickly if not serviced regularly, and you don't want to be caught without them.

Pat Holt mentioned that the InterMarque Spring Kick-off is still planned for May 11. This year will be a little different in that each organization will have only two spaces for cars, plus a space for some promotional table/tent, around the Osseo, Minn., town square. All of the other cars will be scattered along the streets in no particular order, in an effort to provide a little more variety to visitors.

Larry finally presented Bill Nelson with his calendars for winning last year's calendar photo contest. He also reminded everyone that this year's calendar competition will involve pictures of our cars at barbecue restaurants.

2013 April Meeting Mark Stephens brought a bunch of pictures from one of the InterMarque picnics from 2011. He had extras in case anyone wanted to keep one - the rest will go to Greg Gelhar.

Phil Ethier invited everyone to take part in the upcoming autocross events, which can be found online at www.mnautox.com.

Larry adjourned the meeting at 7:42 p.m.

Total Attendees: 43
Total Triumph Cars: 0 (another snowy day in this long winter)

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Sept. 14, 2017
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1754 Lexington Ave. North
Roseville, MN 55113

Tire-Kicking: 6 p.m.
Meeting: 7 p.m.


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Roseville, MN 55113

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Minnesota Triumphs is a not-for-profit club which encourages and promotes the preservation, general enjoyment and maintenance of Triumph sports cars for educational, recreational and historic interest.

Minnesota Triumphs welcomes all Triumph enthusiasts. Ownership of a Triumph sports car is not required. Just an interest in the Triumph sports car. Minnesota Triumphs is dedicated to the 2000, TR2, TR3, TR4, TR250, TR6, TR7, TR8, Spitfire, Stag, GT6, TVR and yes, even the Herald.


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