Daily Archives: January 1, 2009

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What a Weekend at the Glen

By Kathleen M. Mangan Triumph might be 80 years old this year, but its age couldn’t stop the marque from participating in a jam-packed anniversary celebration at the SVRA-sponsored U.S. Vintage Grand Prix in Watkins Glen, New York. While Triumph was the featured marque, its birth wasn’t the only event being commemorated this September. The…

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Improving the Breed

By Christine Knight Mike Pavlik is a Triumph guy. He’s owned 14 of them through the years, starting with a TR3A while he was in college. His prize is this highly customized 1972 TR6. It was rough when he got it, but through the years he has restored the car while adding more than 60…

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22nd Annual Chicagoland British Car Festival

22nd Annual Chicagoland British Car Festival a Success More than 500 British car owners and enthusiasts were greeted by blue skies and a cooling western breeze at the 22nd annual Chicagoland British Car Festival. The event took place Sunday, September 7, at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, just outside of Chicago. The festival was…

While Mike Cook raced this Spitfire Mk 3 for several years, he also used it to catch some relaxing moments off track, as shown here at Lime Rock in 1971. Mike purchased the car from the Triumph Competition Department after Lee Mueller drove it to a win at the 1969 SCCA FP championship.
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Heroes: Mike Cook

By Kathleen M. Mangan For more than 30 years, Mike Cook’s job was to publicize and promote British cars in America. From the height of the sports car craze in the late ’50s to the end of the era when Jaguar ownership passed to Ford, Cook helped create the image of the marques, generate media…

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