Monday 13 May 2013

HERO - In a TR3

Here are a few words from one of our customers who has just completed a rally in his TR3. If you have any reports of events or adventures you have had in your TR please let us know and we  will get them posted on our blog.
TNX900 (1955 TR3 with TR3A front apron) just arrived back in the UK from the HERO London to Lisbon Classic Rally.  Over the 9 days, and nearly 3,000 miles, the car was close behind the 911’s on the tests, no doubt helped by the suspension mods from Neil et al.  Unfortunately the driver and navigator did not perform quite as well on the regularity sections and only finished the event about half way down, or up, the field.   Fast driving on Southern European roads in nearly 30 degrees did result in some problems and the fellow competitors were getting a little tired of giving push starts after the starter motor failed on day 3 of 9.  However, Carl provided excellent service shipping a new motor to Portugal which, once fitted, provided excellent and fast starting that saved great embarrassment in front of the Portuguese crowds when the driver stalled the car on a start/stop test ascending the famous Caramulo hill climb.   Now in the rather cold and wet UK the car and occupants are looking forward to some rest and recuperation.
Early arrival at Lisbon

An Enthusiastic Crowd Greet Us In Lisbon
Steve and Julia Robertson

1 comment:

  1. I was contacted by Darryl in June 13 and he told me he owned this car in 1964 and was very pleased to see it was still around. It was set up as a hill climb car all those years ago and is still taking part in rallies today. What a great car.


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