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October Newsletter Released


October 2016 Newsletter

Sept. 27, 2016: Quick! Get some more driving in before the weather turns nasty! And bring the last newsletter of 2016 with you in case you need some light reading and entertainment along the way.

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September Newsletter Released


September 2016 Newsletter

Sept. 1, 2016: Don't tell me summer is ending. I don't beleieve it. Let's get out there and drive while the weather's nice. And take a copy of the September newsletter with you -- it's a great read!

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August Newsletter Released


August 2016 Newsletter

July 27, 2016: There's still plenty of great weather to get out and enjoy your car, and we have lots of events planned to do just that. Check it all out in this month's newsletter, including details on the July 30 Antique Run!

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July Newsletter Released


July 2016 Newsletter

July 1, 2016: Happy July! Check out all the things we've been up to (and the things we have planned for the rest of the summer) in the latest newsletter!

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June Newsletter Released


June 2016 Newsletter

May 28, 2016: Spring? Summer? It's all good because the sun is shining and the top is down for a little drive. Check out the latest adventures and photos in the June newsletter!

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May Newsletter Released


May 2016 Newsletter

April 27, 2016: Oh, the clinking of wrenches and rumbling of engines. The sounds of spring are upon us!

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April Newsletter Released


April 2016 Newsletter

Mar. 29, 2016: What does W.I.N.T.E.R. stand for? Find out on the cover of the April Newsletter! And that's just the start of all the good stuff in this month's edition.

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March Newsletter Released


March 2016 Newsletter

Feb. 29, 2016: It's leap day! And there's no better way to spend your extra day of the year than to dive into the March issue of the Newsletter!

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February Newsletter Released


February 2016 Newsletter

Jan. 31, 2016: Who doesn't like food and cars? It's all covered in this month's issue of the newsletter!

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January Newsletter Released


January 2016 Newsletter

Jan. 5, 2016: It's here! The new year means a new issue of Triumphs and Tribulations!.

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October Newsletter Released


October 2015 Newsletter

Sept. 27, 2015: The leaves are changing and the air is cooling and it's time for the October Newsletter, filled with the latest motoring adventures.

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September Newsletter Released


September 2015 Newsletter

Aug. 26, 2015: What are you doing this weekend? Oh! I know! You're joining us for the Intermarque picnic on Sunday with all of your friends. Read all about it, and much more, in this month's newsletter!

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August Newsletter Released


Augutst 2015 Newsletter

Aug. 5, 2015: There's still plenty of summer left, and lots of good ideas for enjoying it on the road in the August issue of Triumphs & Tribulations!

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South Shore Rendezvous - Day 3


South Shore Rendezvous

June 13, 2015: It seems like we just got here, and now after a great day of cars, driving and friendship, it's time to end the 2015 South Shore Rendezvous and look forward to 2016. Click here to check out the pictures from Day 3!





South Shore Rendezvous - Day 2


South Shore Rendezvous

June 12, 2015: It's the end of the second day of the South Shore Rendezvous and we're all tired from a fun day of driving and visiting. Click here to check out the pictures from Day 2!





South Shore Rendezvous - Day 1


South Shore Rendezvous

June 11, 2015: Are you in Ashland, Wis.? We are! And we're having a great time at the South Shore Rendezvous. Click here to check out the pictures from Day 1!





Are you ready for Ashland?


25th Annual Intermarque Lake Superior Rendezvous

June 3, 2015: The schedule has been updated, plans are in place, and lots of us are getting ready to gather in Ashland, Wis., for the 25th Annual Intermarque Lake Superior Rendezvous. Click here for all the details and we'll see you by the beach!





June Newsletter Released


June 2015 Newsletter

June 1, 2015: June is here, and so is the latest edition of the newsletter. Catch up on all the things you need to know before your next summer drive.

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May Newsletter Released


May 2015 Newsletter

May 6, 2015: Here it is! The May edition of your Triumphs and Tribulations!

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May Meeting: New Location


May Meeting Update

May 12, 2015: Due to circumstances out of our control, the meeting scheduled for May 14 will not be held at the Ft. Snelling Officer's Club. Instead, it will be at the 7th Street Social at 2176 7th St. W. in St. Paul.

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April Newsletter Released


 April 2015 Newsletter

April 6, 2015: We've been busy tinkering with our cars this winter. It's all covered in the April newsletter, along with a great tour of drool-worthy garage in Iowa.

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March Newsletter Released


 March 2015 Newsletter

March 2, 2015: Are you ready for the Rendezvous in Ashland? All the details are in the March newsletter!

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February Newsletter Released


February 2015 Newsletter

Feb. 9, 2015: Shake off the snow and frost, it's time to motor with the February newsletter!

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January Newsletter Released


January 2015 Newsletter

Dec. 29, 2014: It's time to ring in the new year with the first 2015 issue of the Minnesota Triumphs newsletter! We have a lot planned this year, so it's time to get your engine started.

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September Newsletter Released


September 2014 Newsletter

Sept. 10, 2014: There's still plenty of warm weather in which to enjoy our little cars, as proven by all the nifty events covered in the September issue of Triumphs & Triubulations..

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August Newsletter Released


August 2014 Newsletter

July 29, 2014: August is already here, but that's okay because we're having summer fun. This month's newsletter includes a couple of write-ups on the things we've been up to.

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July Newsletter Released


July 2014 Newsletter

July 2, 2014: We've been busy this summer. Take a look at some of the latest events and trips in the July newsletter!

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June Newsletter Released


June 2014 Newsletter

June 10, 2014: Park the car and take a break with the June newsletter. This month's issue features so much coverage of so many great events!

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May Newsletter Released


May 2014 Newsletter

May 12, 2014: It's here! The May Newsletter is ready, complete with a photo spread on the installation of a new water pump on Andy's TR3.

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April Newsletter Released


April 2014 Newsletter

April 10, 2014: The April newsletter is here with an update on the March tech session, as well as great write-throughs on ignition timing, getting more legroom out of your TR6 and notes about coverting to a solid-state voltage stabilizer.

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March Newsletter Released


March 2014 Newsletter

March 4, 2014: It's still cold outside, but that just means you can curl up on the couch with something to read, like the March issue of the newsletter. This month features a nifty write-up and picturs from the February tech session.

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February Newsletter Released


February 2014 Newsletter

Feb. 3, 2014: It's cold outside! Warm up with some tea and friends!

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January Newsletter Released


January 2014 Newsletter

Jan. 9, 2014: It's the start of a new year, with a new edition of the newsletter. This month features lots of great pictures of the Fall Color Tour

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October 2013 Monthly Meeting


2013 October Meeting

October 10, 2013: The last meeting of the year has come and gone. Among the friendly faces and conversation, we also voted in next year's officers.

Click here for notes from the October meeting.





October Newsletter Released


October 2013 Newsletter

Sept. 22, 2013: Your collection of 2013 "Triumphs & Tribulations" newsletters is now complete with the release of October's edition!

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September 2013 Monthly Meeting


2013 September Meeting

Sept. 12, 2013: The days are getting shorter, and it's time to nominate officers for next year. It's all part of this month's meeting.

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September Newsletter Released


September 2013 Newsletter

August 29, 2013: There's still plenty of summer to enjoy our cars, as we see in the September newsletter.

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Carburetor Tech Session


2013 August Carb Tech Session

August 17, 2013: Oh carburetors. You seem so simple, yet you find no end to the frustration you can cause. That's why a group of us gathered Saturday morning to learn more about these elegant yet finicky devices. Big thanks go out to Larry for hosting, and to Greg and Joe for sharing their expertise.

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August 2013 Monthly Meeting


2013 August Meeting

August 8, 2013: A couple of new faces, lots of friendly familiar faces and plenty of British iron where the highlights of this month's meeting.

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August Newsletter Released


August 2013 Newsletter

July 29, 2013: The August newsletter is here, with the solution to the club's annual mystery.

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July 2013 Monthly Meeting


2013 July Meeting

July 11, 2013: Summer is moving too fast. But nights like the July meeting help us remember to take the day a little slow and enjoy time with friends.

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July Newsletter Released


July 2013 Newsletter

July 1, 2013: Now that summer's in full swing, there are lots of things going with members and their cars. Read about the latest adventures in the July newsletter.

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June 2013 Monthly Meeting


2013 June Meeting

June 13, 2013: LOTS of cars made it out to this month's meeting. It was a great day for a drive, and a great day for a club meeting.

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June Newsletter Released


June 2013 Newsletter

May 27, 2013: There are lots of pictures of the Spring Kick-Off, and all the events to help you plan your summer in the June newsletter.

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InterMarque Spring Kick-Off 2013


2013 Spring Kickoff

May 11, 2013: It's a cold, windy day in Osseo, Minn., but the cars are great and so are the people.





May 2013 Monthly Meeting


2013 May Meeting

May 9, 2013: After the long cold winter, our little British cars are finally starting to emerge. Several of them were dusted off and driven down to this month's meeting.

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Spring Shakedown Postponed Again


Spring Shakedown

May 2, 2013: BREAKING NEWS: The Spring Shakedown tour, which was scheduled for April 20, and then rescheduled for May 4, has been postponed indefinitely.

A new date will be announced later. Sorry.
Click here for full details about the drive!





May Newsletter Released


May 2013 Newsletter

April 29, 2013: The May Newsletter is here, with a special feature on the efforts to revive Linda & Alex's Spitfire.

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Spring Shakedown Moved To May 4


Spring Shakedown

April 15, 2013: BREAKING NEWS: The Spring Shakedown tour, which was scheduled for April 20, has been pushed to May 4.

Please make note of the new date.

All other details remain the same.

We'll see you then!
UPDATE: Click here for full details about the drive!




April 2013 Monthly Meeting


2013 April Meeting

April 11, 2013: The morning's snow didn't slow us down! We had dozens of people attend this month's meeting (including a few new members).

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April Newsletter Released


April 2013 Newsletter

March 31, 2013: The April Newsletter is here, and while most of our cars are still sheltered away from the salt on the roads, read up on the path that led one of our newest members (Carla) to our group.

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March 2013 Monthly Meeting


2013 March Meeting

March 14, 2013: The weather's still cold but that didn't stop us, and we even welcomed a few new members to our ranks. Click here for notes from the March meeting.





March Newsletter Released


March 2013 Newsletter

March 3, 2013: The March Newsletter is here, with a photo essay on a triumphant (get it? "Triumphant?" never mind - Note to self: edit this before posting online) battle with a stuck cylinder.

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February 2013 Monthly Meeting


2013 February Meeting

February 14, 2013: Happy Valentine's Day! February's meeting may have been lightly attended, but it was still packed with information. Click here for notes from the February meeting.





February Newsletter Released


February 2013 Newsletter

February 10, 2013: Need something to help keep you warm? Check out Bill Nelson's report from southern California in the February newsletter!

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Sending in your membership? Our address has changed!


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January 23, 2013: If you're planning to renew your membership by mail, take note: the address for sending in your membership has changed. The updated address is on our Join page.





January 2013 Monthly Meeting


2013 January Meeting

January 10, 2013: It's the start of a new year, and by the looks of it, it's going to be a great one. Click here for notes from the first meeting of the year.





January Newsletter Released


January 2013 Newsletter

January 6, 2013: It's a new year and a new newsletter!

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Oct. 20 Tech Session


Oct. 20 Tech Session

October 20, 2012: Several people gathered for a Saturday morning tech session. Click here for the pictures.





Fall Color Tour


Fall Color Tour

October 13, 2012: It was a little rainy, but that didn't stop us from enjoying this year's Fall Color tour. Click here for the pictures.





October 2012 Monthly Meeting


2012 October Meeting

October 11, 2012: At the final meeting fo the year, we elected officers who will serve in 2013. Click here for more details from the meeting.





October Newsletter Released


October 2012 Newsletter

October 2, 2012: The October Newsletter is here, with complete results from the Waumandee Hill Climb, and the official ballot for 2013 officers.

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Junk Yard Tour


Joe's Auto Sales

September 29, 2012: A handful of us went out to Joe's Auto Sales in Vermillion, Minn., to tour the old Fords that Joe is slowly selling off and scrapping ahead of his retirement. The day was topped off with a meal at the House of Coates Bar. Click here for more pictures on Flickr.





Waumandee Hill Climb Results


Waumandee Hill Climb

September 22, 2012: Congratulations to Jeremy Fohrenkamm, who had the fasted overall time in this weekend's Waumandee Hill Climb in his Spitfire. Click here for a video of the run, plus complete results.





September 2012 Monthly Meeting


2012 September Meeting

September 13, 2012: It's time once again to nominate officers for next year. Click here for more details from the meeting, plus a list of the elected and voluntary nominees.





Wheels and Wings


September 2012 Newsletter

September 8, 2012: Hundreds of cars and thousands of spectators showed up at the airport in Osceola, Wis., Saturday for the annual Wheels and Wings car and plane show. Click here for more information and pictures.





September Newsletter Released


September 2012 Newsletter

August 31, 2012: The September Newsletter is here, with a list of times from the Amery Airport Autocross and Straight-Away Speed Run.

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August 2012 Monthly Meeting


2012 August Meeting

August 9, 2012: This month's minutes come courtesy of guest-secretary Nancy. Click here for more details from the meeting.





August Newsletter Released


August 2012 Newsletter

August 1, 2012: The August Newsletter is out, with lots of pictures from the wheel-balancing tech session, the Winery Tour and Rendezvous 2012.

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July 2012 Monthly Meeting


2012 July Meeting

July 12, 2012: It's time to take advantage of these warm summer months. There are lots of events planned in the coming weeks and lots of miles to drive. Click here for more details from the meeting.





July Newsletter Released


July 2012 Newsletter

July 2, 2012: The July Newsletter has been released, with a recap of the mystery tour and a tribute to Russ.

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Woodland Hill Winery Tour


2012 Winery Tour

June 30, 2012: Several Triumphs made the drive out to Delano for this year's Woodland Hill Winery Tour. Click here for a few pictures from the event.





Goodbye to a friend


Russ Mattson

June 24, 2012: This week, we say goodbye to our friend Russ Mattson, who passed away on Sunday, June 24. An obituary is online here.





June 2012 Monthly Meeting


2012 June Meeting

June 14, 2012: Between the rain and the Rendezvous, there were relatively few people and even fewer Triumphs at this months meeting. Still, it was a good time to chat and catch up. Click here for more details from the meeting.





June Newsletter Released


June 2012 Newsletter

June 4, 2012: The June Newsletter has been released, featuring a write-up on Doug's tour with the GT-6.

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British Car Week


May 30, 2012: Orrin and Joe made the trek down to Arkansas to attend the British Car Week National Meet. They came back with lots of great pictures and memories.

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Super Sausage Sunday Mystery Tour


Super Sausage Sunday Mystery Tour

May 20, 2012: A couple dozen people gathered for Sunday's Super Sausage Sunday Mystery Tour. The trip started with a nice drive around Lake Minnetonka, then concluded with a hearty sausage barbecue at Larry and Gail's house.

Click here for more pictures of the event.





Intermarque Spring Kick-Off


Spring Kick-Off

May 12, 2012: Dozens of great cars and hundreds of great people gathered in Osseo for Intermarque's 2012 Spring Kick-Off. The weather was great, the organizers were thorough and the conversation was flowing freely.

There was so much eye candy at the event, we have divided the pictures into two sets on Facebook.

Don't worry -- you can view all the pictures, even if you don't have a Facebook account.

Facebook Gallery 1: Pictures of Triumphs at the Spring Kick-Off.
Facebook Gallery 2: Pictures of non-Triumph cars at the Spring Kick-Off.



May 2012 Monthly Meeting


2012 May Meeting

May 10, 2012: One new member and a couple of new faces joined our monthly meeting. Click here for more details and pictures from the meeting.





May Newsletter Released


May 2012 Newsletter

May 2, 2012: The May Newsletter has been released, with lots of pictures from this year's Spring Shakedown Tour.

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April 2012 Monthly Meeting


2012 April Meeting

April 12, 2012: Lots of people drove their Triumphs (and one Austin Healey) to the April 12 meeting. There was some other event going on at the Officers' Club for the Marines. Consequently, the parking lot was full and all of our little cars were scattered among much larger cars. Click here for more details and pictures from the meeting.





April Newsletter Released


April 2012 Newsletter

April 2, 2012: The April Newsletter has been released, featuring a nice article on Andy Lindberg's Triumph GT-6.

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March 2012 Monthly Meeting


2012 March Meeting

March 8, 2012: Six little cars braved the cold to make it to the monthly meeting on March 8. Click here for more details and pictures from the meeting.





March Newsletter Released


March 2012 Newsletter

March 5, 2012: The March Newsletter has been released, featuring the mid-winter bash and the tech session at Total Engine Services.

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Feb. 18 Tech Session


Feb. 18 Tech Session

Feb. 18, 2012: Several folks got together at Total Engine Services located at 9625 Humboldt Ave., S in Bloomington, where Jason showed them around the process of complete engine rebuilding.





Feb. 9 Monthly Meeting


Feb. 9 Monthly Meeting

Feb. 9, 2012: A grand time was had by all at the Feb. 9 monthly meeting. Doug and Orrin even drove their TR6s to the meeting (Orrin's is pictured to the left, with a Boeing 737 landing in the background).





February Newsletter Released


February 2012 Newsletter

Jan. 29, 2012: The February Newsletter has been released, featuring the High Tea 2011 party and recapping events since we last met.

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