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Triumph TR6 - Hallmark music card with early TR6

I have strayed over here from the MG BBS because I know how you guys like TR stuff and I found something of interest for you today at the local Hallmark GoldCrown stores.

Hallmark sells these musical greeting cards and I ran across one with an interior shot of an early TR6 with a girl with her arms up in the air and a guy with a purple shirt driving with a suitcase in the back. The picture is with the car at speed and it is red.

It says Life with you is like a road trip, We may not always know exactly where we're headed...but it's a sweet ride. When you open the card it triggers the play mechanism and it plays Chuck Berry's "No Particular Place To Go". SKU 070000438424.

Now don't tell anyone from the MG BBS that I was over here helping you out.

Safety Fast!
MGophile

Somebody better toughen up this sites virus scan. It's letting some scum in!
don :)
DON KELLY

Geezzz Don....did Disneyville not agree with you? Heard "It's a small world" one too many times???? We did miss you this weekend...It was a good time!
And thanks MG guy for the tip, might be needed after an extremely hot road trip...100+ on Monday out in Eastern Oregon!
Rod
Rod Nichols

Still on vacation. Had access to a computer to check mail and all. Thanks for the pics, have some ? on Hermann's car when I get back. Since you went to the ATDI does that put you out at Portland?
don
DON KELLY

MGophile,
Small world...yesterday my wife and I celebrated our wedding using wedding cars tunbridge wells anniversary and the card she selected was the one described. Her comment was, sorry but they did not have a blue Triumph!! When we married...a long time ago...I had just recently purchased a new '68 TR-250 which we drove on our honeymoon.
db
Doug Baker

Now there I was hoping , wishing and praying the card would play a decent rendition of a TR6 at full song but Chuch Berry and "No Particular place to go" is a nice substitute.

Cheers , Pete.
Peter Thomas

I couldn't find the card at our local Hallmark shop, but it shows up on their website:

http://www.hallmark.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/article%7C10001%7C10051%7C/HallmarkSite/OurProducts/CardsandStationery/SongCards/SONG_CARDS_HOME

I hate to pour cold water on the thread, but this may not be a TR6. The seats don't look right, the top of the windscreen is all wrong, and the dash is off as well. Fiat 924, maybe?

Tony
Tony Koschinsky

924? I meant 124, the Spider, of course.

Tony
Tony Koschinsky


I've seen that picture before. I think it's on the yahoo.com site once in while.

Looks like maybe a Sunbeam. Doesn't look like a TR6 to me either. The windshiel has too much curve among other things.
HP Henry Patterson

Looked at the card...it's not a TR-6. Dash, Windscreen and interior mirror are different, although the shift knob "looks" like a Triumph sheild.
db
Doug Baker

I think HP has pegged it right as a Sunbeam. As an aside, that truly is a wonderful and evocative name for an automobile. Sunbeam. Just saying it brings a smile to your face. On the other hand, Triumph is a name that you have to think about.

Tony
Tony Koschinsky


Yeah Tony...and when you think Sunbeam you also think Maxwell Smart. Unless you're too young to know that one. He had a red one on the early shows.

Henry
HP Henry Patterson

Agent 99s Sunbeam was a Tiger.
Rick C
Rick Crawford

Hi all.
I am enjoying my trip to the uk. This Sunbeam is an Alpine if RHD or a Tiger if LHD, perhaps Hallmark just reversed the print. On another note I read in the todays newspaper that the chinese group that bought the MG marq have asked Holden Specialities in Aus to design a new MG. Holden is owned by GM. Perhaps this will spur BMW to reintroduce the Triumph....a TR9 perhaps.

Les
lw gilholme

"Perhaps this will spur BMW to reintroduce the Triumph....a TR9 perhaps" lw gilholme, Nova Scotia, Canada

Well, some RRTC friends in Texas used to joke that they had the non-Mitten Michigan version. The joke was that in addition their Triumphs, they had a Isuzu TR-ooper.
SteveP


Ok Rick...now I got one on you. It was Agent 86. 99 was his babe agent. I guess knowing such useless trivia means I had no life.

All in good fun

Henry
HP Henry Patterson

Ah, the old "though it was a Triumph" trick. Missed it by that much.
Don from Jersey

If you ask Rick he would probably tell you that was the second biggest mistake he ever made. The sidekick chic with the cool car was Emma Peel, of course, with a Lotus Elan. Now that's showing my age.

Tony
Tony Koschinsky

Did y'all know the original intent was to name her agent 69, but the censors overruled it? They simply flipped a number to make it work.
Don from Jersey


I believe it since Mel Brookes had a hand in it.
Pretty funny!!
HP Henry Patterson

Henry
OOPPPSSS! The only reason I watched Get Smart was because of agent 99....the babe. No wounder I did not know his number.

Tony,
Emma Peel (Diana Riggs) was not side kick to 86. Emma was on the show Avengers...very British you know. Mistake one for you?
Rick C
Rick Crawford

No mistake, my dear Richard. I was referring to sidekick chicks as a general category. Come to think about it, I don't recall what Steed drove, which may say something about the focus of my attentions in those days as well.

Sidekicks of the female persuasion were not terribly comon back then. There was no Girl from UNCLE, no Saintess, no Danger Woman. Smart and The Avengers were a bit ahead of their time. It is probably fair to say that if there had been other sidekick chicks, none would have been seen driving a TR6.

Tony
Tony Koschinsky

Steed drove a Bentley, what else could be expected? Do note that following the return of the long lost "Mr. Peel," and the departure of Emma, the next sidekick was Tara King if I am remembering correctly. Her vehicle you may ask, it was a Triumph Stag.
SteveP

Sorry Tony. Read/took your post wrong.

One show I liked to watch was Wounder Woman, for 2 very obvious reasons.

Rick C
Rick Crawford


Chicks aside for right now. The only TR6 that I know of that was on TV was on the Mod Squad. Link..one of the Mod's...drove a mustard yellow one.

This thread has taken on a life of its own. Kinda fun.

Now... best chick on TV back then? Barbara Eden. As in I dream of Genie. I always wondered why Major Nelson never asked her for the wishes I would have..If you know what I mean?!

Henry
HP Henry Patterson

Yup Henry another favorite.
You wounder how some of those shows passed the sensors back then.
Rick C
Rick Crawford

60s censors...

Would you believe they actually had a rule that Barbara Eden couldn't show her belly button. She wore a pasty over it.

Yeah. They censored that. You could never get a show like F-Troop on TV these days. Got to be politically correct y'know!

We've come a long way, eh?

Thsi thread will probably morph into "name your top three TV shows":

1. Dukes of Hazzard (needed more real cussin' i.e., "Ding dang it Bo!" not veru convincing, but Daisy was hot)
2. Get Smart (so stupid, it works)
3. Saturday morning Looney Tunes (can't find violence like that in today's cartoons)
Don from Jersey

This thread has already morphed more times than a Lucas switch works wothout smoke. Favorite TV shows?
- Monty Python (obligatory Triumph content - there was a Spitfire in the Upper Class Twit of the Year sketch)
- Ed Sullivan (I remember the first Beatles appearance) and
- Laugh In (You bet your sweet bippy).

They don't make them like they used to. Maybe that's a good thing.

Tony
Tony Koschinsky

Don't forget the Brady Bunch...Marcia gets a lift home from the cool guy in school in a TR6.

Charlie
Charlie B.

Since were talking about TR6's on screen here is a page someone has put together..I added a couple of things but the main work credit belongs to ??
Just go to the ling and click on the .doc


Charlie


http://ca.briefcase.yahoo.com/bc/chasballard@rogers.com/lst?.dir=/TR6+ON+SCREEN
Charlie B.

Never mind
Sorry...at the moment I can't figure out why it won't work %^%%^%^%*%$%#$@@#@%^ computers !!


Charlie
Charlie B.


While were at the TV thing.

Three Stooges...Curly versions.
Beverly Hillbilly's (sp?)

henry
HP Henry Patterson

Hi all.
I am enjoying my trip to the uk. This Sunbeam is an Alpine if RHD or a Tiger if LHD, perhaps Hallmark just reversed the print. On another note I read in the todays newspaper that the chinese group that bought the MG marq have asked Holden Specialities in Aus to design a new MG. Holden is owned by GM. Perhaps this will spur BMW to reintroduce the Triumph....a TR9 perhaps.

Les
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Asked who???

There is no company called Holden Specialties here in Australia and , even if there were , Holden Australia is 100% owned by GM and only do work for either Holden or another branch of GM (the Pontiac GTO was originally designed and built here as a Holden for some years prior to crossing the Pacific and being sold with GTO badges.)

Sorry to pour cold water on this possiblity but it sounds like a typical media "make up what you really are clueless about and hope the person reading it even less so" approach.

Cheers , Pete.
Peter Thomas

Going back to Agent 99,...I am now thinking of instaling a corded cel phone in my car that takes the shap of a black shoe.."hello chief"

My Garage has alrady been called "the dome of silence" from my wife anyway.
Marcello

spelling !!!...typing with sore finger, working on TR, long story.
Marcello

A list of Triumphs in the movies.
http://www.team.net/www/triumph/trmovies.html
Rick C
Rick Crawford

This thread was discussed between 08/08/2006 and 21/08/2006

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