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Triumph TR6 - Australian Grand Prix 2006

The Australian Formula One GP will be held on the 2nd of April 2006 in Melbourne as usual. This year the TR6 marque has been selected for the "Drivers Parade" to ferry them around the track before the big race is held. I'm not sure of the timings but I assume its held about an hour before the race. Those TR6 "madmen" who get the full Telecast of the big event lookout for the mighty TR6s in the Drivers Parade. And the good news is that my TR6 has been choosen as one of the Drivers Parade vehicles. Hopefully I might get "Webber" or "Alonso" in the passenger seat. My TR is two-toned blue and silver
and refer to the members cars for the her pics (per below). The hoods will be down so let hope it doesn't rain on the day (not that it rains here very often - bloody drought).
regards Kevin
http://ca.geocities.com/trchas6/IMAGES/FARLEY/farley.html
Kevin Farley

Kevin
How dare you tell us this:)

This is tooooo cool!!! I am so jealous!! Tell me you get to drive your 6 in the parade lap.

Unfortunately I think most of the world does not get to see that part of the event....pitty!
You have to get someone to take pics and movies of you. I would love to see them.
IMHO an event of a life time. Have lots of fun Kevin and please let us know how it goes and who sits on your boot:)
Rick C

Rick Crawford

Kevin,
being a TR6-F1 madmen I am insane with envy!
No we will never get to see you guys in the drivers parade, our coverage starts about 1/2 an hour before the actual race. See if you can get some pics. Would love to see them. But Webber, Alonso,...? The drought must be getting to your brain. Kimi, Schumi, thats who I would want next to me, better yet let them drive.
You lucky lucky man, have fun.
Chris
Christopher Trace

I would push Schmacher out on the track while doing 90,Not my favorite, or is it I hate Ferrari
don
DON KELLY

All....
I'd love to get either Jack Bradham or Stirling Moss. but those days are long gone.

Further info.....
Actually I've got two fantastic black and white photos of Ozzie Jack Bradham taken in the Ozzie GP at Sandown Park in 1966 and 1967 in his Repco Bradham.

The Cars were built here in Melbourne and they went on to win the world Championships in 1966 and 1967. They are the 1966 BT19 and 1967 BT20 models.
The Repco engines were also built here in the suburb of Richmond not far from where I live. Jack is the only person to ever build his only cars and go on and win the World Championships with them.

If anybody would like a copy of the photos just send me a "request" email and i'll return with the photos. The photos are about 2.8 and 3.8 meg in size. But I can reduce if requested.

Also have any of you Canadians ever heard of the famous Canadian Allan Moffat who started racing here in Australia in a TR3, then a Lotus Cortina then he brought out a Trans Am Mustang, which is now one most famous racing car in Australia. Allan is a legend here these days but perhaps not know in his homeland of Canada.

If you would like a photo of the Mustang also just let me know also and I can send. Kevin
KG Farley

Now If you got one of the cortina ,now your talking!
don
DON KELLY

Since Triumph World always has articles from down under, I wonder if someone from the Magazine will be there to take pictures!!
By the way Kevin, did I see a picture of your car in one of my magazines?
benji

Kevin, Go to Renault garage and ask for Greg Baker, he is the guy I shared a house with in England back when we we were mechanics with the Jaguar Silk Cut team and he is now head bolt for Alonso, Hope the weather is good for you guys next weekend, Please say hi to Rachel, this is an order! Thanks
Clive P

Don....I'll see if I can find a photo of Alan Moffatts Cortina and let you know. (In the old days Moffatt used to get his Lotus Cortina up to about 140 mph down the main straight at Sandown Park Melbourne)

Benji....can you find the photo "of my car' in a magazine ?. What is the name of the magazine you saw it in - I haven't seen it. I would be great if you can locate it

Clive...got your email - will see if we can catch up with Greg but they might be a bit hard to contact - security is very tight these days. Will have a chat to Alonso to see if we can get in to see him.

Also. If anybody whats the photos as per above - send me and email - I'm happy to send.

Kev
KG Farley

My first love was my Lotus Cortina and don't let my wife know but she plays 2nd fiddle to that girl.
don

http://www.flickr.com/photos/91223386@N00/118999685/
DON KELLY

Don...haven't looked at the photos yet and will leave it until 1/4. I downloaded CD11 and it bombed my braodband over the limit.
Also I will not send any photos out until my broadband is again up and running. My IPS put me on 28kps after i exceeded the limit. It like doing 15 mph down the freeway.
Kev
KG Farley

What would be REALLY fun is to let Alonso take the wheel!!!

The Montreal F1 always uses those incredibly boring Healeys. I would love to see a 6 out on the track.
Bryn

Kevin,
How did it go?
Hopefully you did not loose it with cold tyres!
Rick C
Rick Crawford

Yeah, it looks like Don got his wish. Schumacher had a date with the wall. Too bad SPEED channel didn't show the TR's, nor did I see any at the Barrett Jackson auction this weekend. It was more like a parade of Corvettes.
Tom C

Kevin - it was great to see although they could have had a bit more air time.

Thanks for the tip.

R
Roger H

We ended up with the former world champion Jacques Villeneuve and took him around the track. He said he loved TR6s but did ask about its history as he spent most of the time waving the the crowd. All the TRs were in great shape but they came around and checked up the bonnet to make sure that none of them had oil leaks. When I get a few photos together I'll post on a library site. The club is also trying to get the complete lap from the TV station and as Roger stated and as usual they put a bloody promo on during the parade. Bloody idiots they are. TR6s are more important than ads and recorded interviews.
This weekend all the 23 TRs that participated will be on show at a place called southbank which is in the city block which will also be our annual concours. All the cars will still have there drivers stickers on for the display.
Kev
KG Farley

Kevin - I am so envious. What I wouldn't give to drive my TR in a F-1 parade lap and to have Jacques Villeneuve as a passenger. I used to be a big fan of his dad and now follow his career even thought there really hasn't been anything to cheer about since is WDC year. Maybe you brought him good luck as he had a resonnably good race in Australia. Can't wait to see the pictures.

Sylvain
S Demers

All...
Photos from the Grand Prix with TR616 being in the Drivers Parade with son Richard Farley and Jaques Villeneuve. It was very difficult to get photos on the day unless you were not driving or standing out on the track. The TR club hopes to get some professional photos at some stage - so if they are ok will let you all know. I have the TV film on DVD but we are hoping that the Grand Prix Corporation will give us a full copy of TRs going around the track with the FI driver installed.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66243303@N00/tags/agp/

And from an unknown person FlickR website

http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnsyweb/

plus the other tags of mine

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66243303@N00/tags/racing/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66243303@N00/tags/brabham/

thanks to the comments from all

Regards Kev
KG Farley

Kevin
You are definitely the envy of all of us here. If I owned your TR6, the Villeneuve name sticker would remain on the car. I, like Sylvain, watch Jacques' career. Afterall, he is Canadian.
That would be really cool to see the speed channel video.
Sounds like you had a blast Kevin.
Rick C
Rick Crawford

Very cool pics Kevin, did you guys get good seats to see the race? With all the crashes there must have been lots of carbon fiber debris for take home souvenirs.Must have been fun.
Chris
Christopher Trace

Chris
They gave us two 4 days passes worth about Aud$550- but no seats
The TR had a grin from ear to ear all day and so decided to crack the radiator on the way home. Cost me $450- to fix it yesterday so am still $50- in front
Put back today the the upper side bolt broke off, now have to find out how to fix it as I think its sweated on on the inside. Any suggestion, but I assume we will have to remove the side frame section
kevin

KG Farley

Kevin
no reply to your question yet. Maybe because I am not the only one scratching my head.
Put back ... AKA.... P----- Off?? Sounds like a down under expression:)
Where abouts is an upper side bolt located on a TR6 and same question , where is a side frame section? Sounds like some where on the front suspension /steering.
Not trying to be funny...just not sure what you refer to.
Rick C
Rick Crawford

Rick
The Bolts are on the surround frame of the radiator on the left & right hand side which you attach and bolt the two stableizors arms to, up near the top to keep the radiator in place. The left hand side bolt broke off

All is well as i took it to a radiator today and the fixed for 20 bucks - so all is well

Kev
KG Farley

Kev
Gotcha. MAN, was I out in left field!
Agreed, probably sweated on on the inside.
Rick C
Rick Crawford

Rick, You overdoin your meds?
DON KELLY

Guys
Kevin and TR6 at the Victorian TSOA Concours 2006 in Melbourne Sunday 9th.
John
http://static.flickr.com/46/125578980_f3543c523d_b.jpg
J C Fuller

John
Thanks for the pic. Some very fine examples of TR6s. Got any more?.
2 things I noticed in this pic. Why are all the tops up and I noticed Mr. Baracello got to ride in a RED TR:)
Rick C
Rick Crawford

Rick
I guess there was some irony in Rubens getting the red
car.
The guys said that all the drivers were very focused on the job ahead, so maybe he didn't even notice.

Sunday here was very cold and windy with showers, hence the tops up.
We are into Autumn now so the days are getting cooler,although our winters are very mild compared to yours.
I very rarely have the top up even in winter.

The climate here is very kind to our cars.
The Australian delivered cars in particular are very well preserved.
Kevin's July 1969 car for example has never been restored, (apart from a respray) and remains as it left the factory including wires and original early TR6 steering wheel.

regards
John
http://static.flickr.com/42/125578981_4c6dd52478.jpg?v=0

http://static.flickr.com/41/125578982_8618445a1e.jpg?v=0
J C Fuller

John..thanks for putting the snaps on.

Rick..during the judging of the concours - the local rules are that you have to have your top on and up during the judging process as it's part of the scoring process. Judging started at 10.30am and went through to about 1.30pm. When it finishes you usually take the hood down but as John said the weather was looking very ordinary. But in the end it didn't rain. This year the display and concours were held in a very public place in the city and not in a local footy ground for public park. This was an excellant idea by the committee, as my guess about 20,000 to 30,000 people passed through to concours display during the day. It was held Southbank and this area is one of the most visited tourist spots in the city and many people I talked to were overseas visitors. Something to think about when you next have your concours over there

Also my phots on the Melbourne Grand Prix site. Don't forget to have a look at all the others photos some are great

http://cars.grandprix.com.au/content/view/full/7798/(offset)/48

regards Kevin


KG Farley

Further to above

try "next 3" for the TR6s in the drivers parade

http://cars.grandprix.com.au/content/view/full/7798/(offset)/48
KG Farley

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