THE ROADSTER FACTORY.    EMAIL FROM ALBERT.    AUGUST 23, 2019.

Website Special on Fuel System Parts—for Triumph and MG—Ends Friday, August 30th, 2019 at 8:00 A.M.—Click Here to Take a Look

Our Bins Runneth Over Sale, No. 4.— Double Batch!—Deep Discounts On About Forty Popular Parts—Ends Friday, August 30th, 2019 at 8:00 A.M.—Click Here to View the List

Warehouse Finds— Some Items Still in Stock—Click Here to Take a Look

Cars Owned by Charles Runyan are For Sale— More Pictures Posted Recently of the White TR2 Long Door Project Car—Use This Link to View the List

TRF Car Club Benefit for August— Receive a Free TRFCC Coffee Mug with your order of $75 or more—Click here for details

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Dear TRF Customer-

We are in the dog days of August here in Western Pennsylvania.  The mornings are cool and misty, as we are elevated a bit here in Armagh, but the sun quickly warms things up, and by late morning it is hot and humid.  Still, there are signs of fall already.  The birds are gathering in the evening, getting ready for their trip south, and one can discern a change in the leaves on some of the trees.  Summer is peaking and Fall is just around the corner. 

I received a copy of the TRA newsletter this week.  I was hoping to attend the TRA national earlier this year, but there just wasn’t time to get away.  I was delighted to see a nice picture of Don and Helen Cumberland with their best of show TR3A, and you can take a look here.  The Cumberlands are longtime and enthusiastic Summer Party attendees and I know they have been working hard to win their class at TRA for a few years now.  I’m sure the best of show award was icing on the cake.  Congratulations to Don and Helen.

TS1 has been a newsletter subject lately and I received an interesting email from Vic Nigro regarding an original part of TS1.  I’ll copy a bit of it here for you, and you can take a look at the pictures here.

I haven’t visited a TRA National meet in years but back in the 1980’s and 1990’s I was a regular attendee.  Aside from the car show and seeing old friends the auction was the highlight of the weekend for me.  During the meet in 1993 I sat thru four hours of auction waiting for just one item to come up for bid.  I knew it was going to be expensive!

Naturally it was the highlight of the auction and it was near midnight before the organizers of the auction carried it up to the auctioneer’s stand.  There were a lot of curious onlookers.  Bidding started out aggressively but the bidders slowly dropped out one-by-one until it was just Joel Rosen and I that kept raising our hands.  That lasted for another 5 minutes until Joel finally had enough.

The item I purchased was the driver’s door from TS1 that Joe Richards had donated to the auction.  I asked Joe to sign and authenticate the door.  With a green magic marker he inscribed on the inside:  “This part came off of TS-1-LO on 9-1-92.  It was an original part.”  Signed Joe Richards 6/19/93.

When I came home I made a frame and hung the door in my garage.  The door swings open so you can view the writing on the inside.

I’m going to have to wrap this up now.  I have a few more subjects on my mind, but it’s getting late and I’ll have to save them until next week.  We’ve posted a new special on Fuel System parts for your car, and there is a new batch of parts for the “Bins Runneth Over” listing.  Please take a look if you have some time.  I hope you have a great weekend.

best,
Albert
TRF

 

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