THE ROADSTER FACTORY.    EMAIL FROM DEB.    JUNE 14, 2019.

Gift Certificates Make a Great Father’s Day Gift!  They Can Be Mailed or Emailed to You, Today or on Monday, June 17.  Use This Link to Order Gift Certificates.

Father’s Day Shipping Special

•  Six-Dollar Shipping on Orders Shipped to the 48-States

•  Six-Dollar Shipping Credit Applied to International, Oversize or Overweight Packages

•  Shipping Special Ends at 8:00 A.M. on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

New Website Special on Clutch Components—for Triumph and MG

Including Some Innovative Components to Improve Longevity of Clutch Installations on TR2-TR6 Models and MGB—Special Prices End 8:00 A.M., June 21st, 2019—Access Here

Warehouse Finds—New Listings Added Friday, June 14th—Click Here to Take a Look

If the price ends in “.01”, then the part should still be available to purchase.  Watch for more additions in the weeks to come...

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Dear TRF Customer,

It’s Friday and the end of a normal week here at The Roadster Factory.  I just thought I’d give Albert a bit of a break on the newsletters.  This is going to be a bit of history about why the road in front of The Roadster Factory carries the name Killen Road.

The road was named for a Civil War captain of the 1860s.  His name was Daniel “The Captain” Killen.  He was descended from Irish immigrants and lived on what was referred to as “The Plantation”.  It was situated on top of a hill at the very end of what is now Killen Road.  The captain built a home that was a show piece for the East Wheatfield area.  The house had double gables with a bay window, and a large wraparound porch with a balcony on the upper floor.  There was a slate roof underlaid with chestnut boards cut from trees on the property.  There were four chimneys with heating stoves throughout the house, including the upper level, unheard of at the time.  The land was fenced with chestnut posts and had an outhouse made of chestnut board.  Huge sandstones made up the foundation of the house along with the original barn.  The captain was so advanced in his thinking that he piped water from a spring across the backyard into the house to keep the milk from the cows cold and food in a refrigerated type of environment.  He built stations for his milk cows in the original barn and had a system of eliminating the waste using a trough. 

It was said that Captain Killen was tough on his workers.  He would sit on the upper level of the house on the balcony with a telescope and give orders… everything had to be perfect!  As time went by and moving down the line of inheritance, plus the effects of the Great Depression, the homestead suffered from lack of maintenance and upkeep.  The property became subdivided among family and through sales, and now the original Killen farm is approximately 100 acres. It is still located on top of the hill overlooking The Roadster Factory.  The original home was torn down in 1978, but it will long be remembered for its glory.

Killen Road originated when US Route 22 was modernized to a four-lane highway. The lane leading to the property was cut off when they built the new highway, and a right of way was secured at that time.  At this point, a name needed to be created for the old road for emergency and mailing reasons.  Thus, the name Killen Road was created.  The story of Captain Daniel Killen of the Civil War was honored using his surname for the road.

There is a small local cemetery in the East Wheatfield Township area, called the Armagh Cemetery.  In the middle, on a small knoll, is the Killen plot.  The headstones are aged and many are worn, but it is quite interesting to walk through and see the history of this area.

The next time you visit or receive something mailed from The Roadster Factory showing the Killen address, you can think of Captain Dan and his pride and joy in the East Wheatfield area.  We have included three photos of the view from Captain Dan's farm of the Conemaugh Gap leading to Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

We have three more Photos of the Week for you to enjoy today.  First, Bruce Hunter shared a photo of his Spitfire to our Facebook page as a comment on Bud Osbourne’s post.  Bruce says, “My first car was a 1968 MGB-GT in BRG.  We just acquired this 1978, all-original condition Spitfire! I absolutely love this car!  Its been in storage most of its life but I woke it up and we are enjoying it immensely.”  You can see Bruce’s Spitfire here.

Bill Humphrey sent us two photos of his Sienna brown 1976 TR6.  “I bought this car from Sportique motors on July 1st 1976.  Every time I drive it I feel 31 again!  Always bought my parts from Charles. 52,000 miles, original top.  Always pampered.  Regards, Bill Humphrey.”  Here is a link to see Bill’s TR6.

Our last Photo of the Week is from Michael Gabriel.  He commented on Dennis Pettit’s Facebook post about his blue TR6 with the Shadow Blue Interior.  Michael wrote,  “Love that combo.  My new Bright red interior is a huge hit.”  You will notice that his car is British Racing Green and the interior that he purchased from TRF is bright red.  A very “Christmasy” color combination!  In one of the photos, taken with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background, you will notice that Michael is wearing a pair of green shoes that match his car!

Before I go, I wanted to remind you about the shipping special noted above.  You can save some money on your shipping costs.  Also, if you don’t know what to get your Father, Husband, Son or Son-in Law for Father’s Day, a TRF Gift Certificate is sure to make him very happy.  Certificates can be mailed or emailed on Friday before 4:30 p.m.  You can order certificates on Saturday, but they will be mailed or emailed on Monday.

Here’s hoping that you have a great weekend and Father’s Day, and that part of your celebration is a drive in your Triumph or MG.

Regards,
Deb Gawlas
TRF Operations Manager

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