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    1965 TR4A, 1970 TR6, 1997 Mazda MX5 Mk1

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  1. Hi Wayne - yes no problem I will drop you an e-mail so you can let me know directly which ones you want and at what resolution. Cheers J
  2. There were a total of 8 TR's in the CSSCC Swinging Sixties group 2 race at Snetterton last Saturday 1 X TR5, 2 X TR4 & 5 X TR6. Somewhat mixed fortunes in the race but a good result for Mark Campbell in his TR5 who finished 3rd out of a field of 26. Lots of pictures of all the TR competitors here : https://www.flickr.com/photos/norfolkjohn/albums/72157682079435126
  3. An enjoyable day at Snetterton today albeit not particularly successful for the Triumph participants. The Thoroughbred Sportscar Championship race is effectively two races in one - the MGB V8's and everybody else. The V8's dominated overall but the TR's held their own with the other non V8 runners and both Phil (TR6) and Michael (TR4) had spirited drives which they looked to be enjoying. Roy Chamberlain had cooling problems with his TR250 which soon curtailed his practice session and unfortunately he didn't last long in the race either managing only 3 laps. The two GT6's of Clive Gimson and Dickon Parnell were towards the back of the field both in qualifying and the race but again it looked like they were both having fun and they survived without any major dramas. Here are a few pictures of the Triumph participants : Triumph TR6 - Philip Lambe - Snetterton - 10Oct15 2748 by John Allan, on Flickr Triumph TR6 - Philip Lambe - Snetterton - 10Oct15 2843 by John Allan, on Flickr Triumph TR4 - Michael Hunter - Snetterton - 10Oct15 2520 by John Allan, on Flickr Triumph TR4 - Michael Hunter - Snetterton - 10Oct15 2676 by John Allan, on Flickr Triumph TR250 - Roy Chamberlain - Snetterton - 10Oct15 2372 by John Allan, on Flickr Triumph TR250 - Roy Chamberlain (Cooling Problem) - Snetterton - 10Oct15 3132 by John Allan, on Flickr Triumph GT6 - Clive Gimson - Snetterton - 10Oct15 2857 by John Allan, on Flickr Triumph GT6 - Dickon Parnell - Snetterton - 10Oct15 2627 by John Allan, on Flickr
  4. I plan to be there for both the practice sessions and the race. As always I will be toting heavy duty camera equipment . Expect to be taking shots at Corham during practice and at Murrays during the race. May also do some stuff from infield side of the Bomb Hole. If I have time I'll try to drop by the paddock and say hello. Best of luck to all TR & GT6 drivers ! John
  5. A total of five TR’s took part in the Aston Martin Owner’s Club race meeting at Snetterton on Saturday 18th July, comprising three TR4’s, one 4A and one 2. Although rather breezy – as is typical for Snetterton – the sun shone all day but, sadly, the good weather didn’t bring much good fortune for the TR contingent. In race 1, the Innes Ireland Cup for pre 1966 production GT and touring cars, featured the three TR4’s. Car 6 was driven by John Andon and Pete Foster who qualified and finished in 5th position from a field of 11 starters. Car 85, driven by David Allen and Darren Roberts, qualified 9th but apparently suffered some sort of mechanical issue and was unable to take part in the race. The ever keen Pete Foster managed a second drive in the race partnered with Nick Mountford in his number 44 car which qualified 7th finishing one place higher in 6th. The race was won by a Lotus type 26R. Race 3 was the Equipe GTS which was again for pre1966 cars but with a number of classes depending on engine size. 20 cars qualified with 19 starting the race. Unfortunately the non-starter was the No85 TR4 of David Allen and Darren Roberts which had qualified 14th. Nick Mountford took part in his second race of the day starting from 10th and finishing a respectable 8th following a spirited drive. David Ferry qualified his TR4 in 15th spot but spent race towards the back of the field and was later disqualified, although the reason for this was not obvious during the race. The best TR performance of the day was definitely Richard McKoen who qualified and finished in 4th place driving his No 68 TR4A. The race was won by a TVR Grantura MkIII which led for most of the race. The last race of the day was the AMOC 50’s Sports Cars race for the Jack Fairman Cup. Mark Hobble took part in his lovely TR2 race number 50. From a large field of 25 cars Mark qualified 20 but sadly retired on the third lap. Below are a few picture of the action. More can be found here : https://www.flickr.com/photos/norfolkjohn/sets/72157653758423784 Triumph TR4 (John Andon + Pete Foster) AMOC - Snetterton - 18Jul15 007 by John Allan, on Flickr Triumph TR4 (John Andon + Pete Foster) AMOC - Snetterton - 18Jul15 1442 by John Allan, on Flickr Triumph TR4 (David Allen + Darren Roberts) AMOC - Snetterton - 18Jul15 323 by John Allan, on Flickr Triumph TR4 (David Allen + Darren Roberts) AMOC - Snetterton - 18Jul15 777 by John Allan, on Flickr Triumph TR4 (Nick Mountford + Pete Foster) AMOC - Snetterton - 18Jul15 2049 by John Allan, on Flickr Triumph TR4 (John Andon + Pete Foster) AMOC - Snetterton - 18Jul15 1516 by John Allan, on Flickr Triumph TR4 (Nick Mountford + Pete Foster) AMOC - Snetterton - 18Jul15 1523 by John Allan, on Flickr Triumph TR4 (David Ferry) AMOC - Snetterton - 18Jul15 738 by John Allan, on Flickr Triumph TR4 (David Ferry) AMOC - Snetterton - 18Jul15 2040 by John Allan, on Flickr Triumph TR4A (Richard McKoen) AMOC - Snetterton - 18Jul15 2112 by John Allan, on Flickr Triumph TR4A (Richard McKoen) AMOC - Snetterton - 18Jul15 549 by John Allan, on Flickr Triumph TR2 (Mark Hoble) AMOC - Snetterton - 18Jul15 1193 by John Allan, on Flickr Triumph TR2 (Mark Hoble) AMOC - Snetterton - 18Jul15 2588 by John Allan, on Flickr
  6. Not been on the Forum for a while but I’ve just had my TR4A and a TR6 serviced / prepared for MOT by a very experienced TR mechanic based in West Norfolk. I hope it's OK to mention here but I thought his services might be of assistance to other TR owners in East Anglia who, like myself, are more interested in driving their cars than tinkering with them. He might also be able to help anyone struggling with unusual TR mechanical problems that are proving hard to fix. The chap in question is Bob Scott. He used to be with Classic Marks in Stoke Ferry and more recently in Brandon but he is now working (independently) out of E.W. English’s garage in Stoke Ferry once again. I’ve known him for a few years and he really is very knowledgeable about all mechanical aspects of TR’s and has worked on them for many years. He knows the various quirks of each model and is particularly handy with gear boxes and TR6 fuel injection set up’s. I have no connection with Bob other than as a customer but having recently spoken to a few classic car owners that have struggled to find genuinely knowledgeable mechanics I thought I’d mention him here in case it is of help to others. He can be contacted in Stoke Ferry on 01366 500254 during normal working hours (Monday to Friday) or send me a PM and I can pass on his mobile number. I would also mention that E.W. English are very experienced at doing MOT’s on classic cars and I know that finding such people can also be a bit of a challenge at times.
  7. Hi Jean, No tripod but I do use quite a good quality lens. Canon 100-400mm F4L which has image stabilisation - which does help . Cheers John
  8. Hi Jean, Glad you liked the site. Schaffen is a great event. Never had the opportunity to attend but have seen some amazing pictures taken by others. I also hope the weather is good next weekend as we have the DH Moth Club Rally at Woburn. Not quite sure I followed the comment about air-to-air pictures. All the shots on my web site were taken from the ground. That said I have done some air-to-air stuff in the past. Was lucky enough to get up in a Yak 52 some years back for an A-To-A shoot but have mainly been in the back of an Vans (RV4 or RV8) which is hard work due to the canopy. Not done anything recently though. Have fun at Schaffen JA
  9. Hi Tom - Many thanks. Glad you like them. Check back once in a while as I will be adding lots more in the future. At some point I also hope to include scans of some of the airliner and military aircraft shots I took 30 years back - but I think that will be a bit of a winter project ! Cheers - JA
  10. After years of posting my pictures on various web sites including Flickr I've finally set up my own site to display some of the pictures I take and allow people to buy prints of them (if they want to). The content is limited at the moment but I will be building it up over the coming months. The site is, and always will be, completely free for people to browse. Here is a link to the site : http://www.flyingcarsphotography.co.uk/ If you like old aeroplanes and classic cars I think you will find a few of the images interesting. Enjoy ! JA
  11. Well at least the pictures are there so here goes with a few shots of the TR4 and TR4A that were on track plus a few TR's from the Car Park Triumph TR4 - Snetterton - 12Apr14 2766 by norfolkjohn, on Flickr Triumph TR4 - Snetterton - 12Apr14 531 by norfolkjohn, on Flickr Triumph TR4 - Snetterton - 12Apr14 2959 by norfolkjohn, on Flickr Triumph TR4A - Richard McKoen - Snetterton - 12Apr14 2010 by norfolkjohn, on Flickr Triumph TR4A - Richard McKoen - Snetterton - 12Apr14 2899 by norfolkjohn, on Flickr TRiumph TR4A - Snetterton (Car Park) - 12Apr14 2034 by norfolkjohn, on Flickr TRiumph TR6 - Snetterton (Car Park) - 12Apr14 3033 by norfolkjohn, on Flickr TRiumph TR3A - Snetterton (Car Park) - 12Apr14 3076 by norfolkjohn, on Flickr
  12. This is my second attempt at getting this post up so fingers crossed it works this time. It was a bit cold and grey at Snetterton most of the day and unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances I wasn't able to be at the track for as long as I had planned. (Basically part of the Under-Tray fell off my MX5 resulting in a fair bit of messing about in the morning to swap cars and an early departure to sort out the ensuing complications - Yes I know I should have stuck to TR's). I didn't see the Swinging 60's race but I did catch the practice. With luck (if I've finally managed to get the forum to accept the links) there should be some pictures below and I'll try to post a few more if this lot work Triumph TR7 V8 - Martyn Adams - Snetterton - 12Apr14 1344 by norfolkjohn, on Flickr Triumph TR7 V8 - Martyn Adams - Snetterton - 12Apr14 1460 by norfolkjohn, on Flickr TRiumph TR6 - Christopher Edwards - Snetterton-12Apr14 686 by norfolkjohn, on Flickr TRiumph TR6 - Christopher Edwards - Snetterton-12Apr14 2763 by norfolkjohn, on Flickr Triumph TR6 - David McDonald - Snetterton - 12Apr14 874 by norfolkjohn, on Flickr Triumph TR6 - David McDonald - Snetterton - 12Apr14 671 by norfolkjohn, on Flickr Triumph TR6 Racing Engine - Snetterton-12Apr14 2973 by norfolkjohn, on Flickr
  13. I plan to be around from start of practice until the end of the swinging 60's race. Best of luck to all participating TR drivers !
  14. Norfolkjohn

    TR6. Seats

    Just a small point but not all Mk2 MX5's had the seats with separate adjustable head-rests. I believe these were only on the original Mk2's produced 1999 - 2001. Some if not all the post face-lift MK2's produced from 2001 to 2005 (also known unofficially as the Mk2.5) reverted to a high-back seat albeit different to the ones in the Mk1. My 2002 S-VT sport has the later high back-seats and they are very comfortable. In fact I prefer them to the earlier Mk2 seats we have in the TR6 (which are still very good) but I'd agree the earlier Mk2 seat with the separate head-rest does look nicer in the TR.
  15. Norfolkjohn

    6945KV

    Still listed by the DVLA but apparently hasn't been taxed since 1979. Just might still be lurking in a shed somewhere !
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