I look forward to a year of activities that will encourage showing and driving our Triumphs as well as aiding members in getting their cars back on the road where they belong. Expect a call soon, if we haven’t seen or heard from you in a while, we may have lost touch due to email changes and we want to reconnect.
First things first a fabulous opportunity for TRA aficionados and the LBC Community:
You are invited – this Thursday evening, Jan 14th. Earl Ferguson’s house
occasion: Jeff Kelley, President of the Triumph Register of America and his wife Nancy are passing through Atlanta enroute to Florida for the winter. TRA is the national club dedicated to restoring, preserving and driving TR 2, 3, 4 and 4A cars. If you own one of these, you need to consider TRA.
Jeff is an expert on the restoration of early Triumph sports cars. Jeff and Nancy’s TR 2 is a national prize winner and they are now doing their second frame off restoration on TS 141, a 1953 model. Jeff has been a great help to me in putting TS 27L together.
Details: The event will be very informal, drop by any time after 5 Thursday evening. We will provide cold beer, soft drinks and food. You can help assemble the chassis of TS 27 if you are so inclined.
Our first drive of 2016 was the 2014 Polar Bear Run which took place on Saturday January 2nd. We have several others planned for the first quarter.
ALS of Georgia was the beneficiary of the PBRun and I will update you with a total donated as soon as I find out how we did. It is an honor to dedicate the PBR to Sue Ferguson by donating to ALS of Georgia.
Speaking of driving our cars, I know that it is tough to get them out during the winter, which is why the GTA Dart league scores are partly determined by driving your Triumph to the matches. I invite any who want to join the 3rd Annual GTA Darts Championship Series to join us at:
Mazzy’s Sports Bar on Thursday January 21st at 7 PM
Roswell Road, Marietta, Georgia 30062
Darts fly at 7:30 p.m.
Players are scored in sequence of zeroing out in a game of 301 less one point if the player drives his or her Triumph. Each player’s lowest score will be dropped, so if you miss a match, it doesn’t hurt you too badly… unless you are tied with another player at the end of the 5 match series when the tie breaker head to head record kicks in. Join us, it’s a lot of fun! The Champion Tankard is the rotating trophy and is filled at no cost once each match.
The monthly meetings are the THIRD Tuesday of every month with Odd months being at Mazzy’s Norcross; EVEN months at Mazzy’s Marietta. Our next meeting is Tuesday Jan 19th at Mazzy’s Norcross where we will preview the 2016 Calendar of events. Bring your ideas, we’ll start marking up a calendar and making plans on Tuesday night!
….and finally, drive your Triumphs! Invite anybody that you see with a Triumph to join us. I look forward to seeing you this month at one or more events!
Conditions are ripe for Triumph. We will win. And we will wield great power here – Daniel Ortega
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