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October 14, 2019

Congratulations go out this week to Ken and Sherry from Houston, TX, for winning Best of Show honors at the VTR (Vintage Triumph Register) national meet last week in Dripping Springs, TX.  Having performed the complete restoration of this car in 2017-2018, we are just as proud as Ken and Sherry to receive the top prize at the largest Triumph show in the USA!  While we did not build this car specifically to be a serious concours contender like we did with Tonda’s TR4 (CT288L), we did restore this to our mid-level “Show” quality, which was apparently good enough to wow the judges!  The Beige paint and Vermillion interior colors are original to this car, and quite refreshing in a sea of BRG and Signal Red cars.  This car is the very first blog photo shown here on April 16, 2018 (2018-Q2), and you can see what we started with on our Before/After page under the Gallery menu.  One more important fact regarding the VTR appearance last week, the car was DRIVEN to and from the show, in 90 degree heat, something between 600-700 miles for the week.  We build them to drive AND make them pretty!

October 7, 2019

While serving in the U.S. Air Force and stationed in England, many had the good fortune to purchase a new Triumph TR, drive it all over Europe, and then bring it home to the United States with them.  They loved their TR’s and they served them faithfully for many years, taking them all over the USA.  They wanted to restore their cars some day, and parked them under tarps in their back yards until they were ready.  But the “ready” day never arrived, and 14-15 years passed by without ever taking another look at them.  Unfortunately, tarps don’t breathe and they trap moisture below, causing accelerated rust and deterioration until the cars are no longer salvageable.  Any of you who have a TR presently stored in a similar fashion, I suggest that you go uncover it and have a look today!  Perhaps if you are lucky, it won’t be too late to save that car you loved!
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© 2019 - Macy’s Garage, Ltd.

Blog  

   WHAT we’re doing, and HOW we’re doing it!

October 14, 2019

Congratulations go out this week to Ken and Sherry from Houston, TX, for winning Best of Show honors at the VTR (Vintage Triumph Register) national meet last week in Dripping Springs, TX.  Having performed the complete restoration of this car in 2017-2018, we are just as proud as Ken and Sherry to receive the top prize at the largest Triumph show in the USA!  While we did not build this car specifically to be a serious concours contender like we did with Tonda’s TR4 (CT288L), we did restore this to our mid- level “Show” quality, which was apparently good enough to wow the judges!  The Beige paint and Vermillion interior colors are original to this car, and quite refreshing in a sea of BRG and Signal Red cars.  This car is the very first blog photo shown here on April 16, 2018 (2018-Q2), and you can see what we started with on our Before/After page under the Gallery menu.  One more important fact regarding the VTR appearance last week, the car was DRIVEN to and from the show, in 90 degree heat, something between 600-700 miles for the week.  We build them to drive AND make them pretty!

October 7, 2019

While serving in the U.S. Air Force and stationed in England, many had the good fortune to purchase a new Triumph TR, drive it all over Europe, and then bring it home to the United States with them.  They loved their TR’s and they served them faithfully for many years, taking them all over all over the USA.  They wanted to restore their cars some day, and parked them under tarps in their back yards until they were ready.  But the “ready” day never arrived, and 14-15 years passed by without ever taking another look at them.  Unfortunately, tarps don’t breathe and they trap moisture below, causing accelerated rust and deterioration until the cars are no longer salvageable.  Any of you who have a TR presently stored in a similar fashion, I suggest that you go uncover it and have a look today!  Perhaps if you are lucky, it won’t be too late to save that car you loved!
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