To say it was cold is an understatement. It was bitter, but then who are we if we don’t have the weather to complain about. This weather was so bad it will keep us going with out complaints for the whole season. F5000 cars in the snow? Yep! Still thoroughly enjoyed the racing though so all was not lost. The Gurney Cup was epic as was the Sears Trophy, Gerry Marshall Trophy and the Bolster Cup for pre-war Specials. We had Dave Griffiths out in the Ronnie Hoare Trophy race in the best looking Triumph TR4 on the grid. The black and red Triumph was back at Goodwood for the 2nd time having raced previously at the GRRC 73rd Members Meeting.
Dave Griffith’s FIA Triumph TR4 is ready to head down to Goodwood today for this weekends GRRC 76th Members Meeting. This winter we built a new engine with a significant jump in power between 4000rpm and 7000rpm. We’ve had two successful test sessions leading up to this event and now it is time to load up head down. The expectation is for a mini ice age this weekend so fingers crossed there’s not too much snow. See you there.
We are excited to be attending the GRRC’s 76th Members Meeting at Goodwood with Dave Griffith’s Triumph TR4. Dave last competed at Goodwood at the 73rd Members Meeting. This follows Dave’s class championship win in the Equipe GTS 2017 season. Over the winter the car has been prepped and has received a freshly developed engine with a new cam profile and some lighter weight pistons from JE.
One of our many tasks this winter is a fresh prep and engine rebuild for the Griffith’s FIA Triumph TR4. Keeping a good car fast and reliable takes constant work and the winter is a good time to get ahead. We’ve been through the suspension and drivetrain, rebuilt the gearbox and are in the process of rebuilding the engine. The engine is getting a fresh set of pistons and a recently developed camshaft profile.
We were at Silverstone this weekend for the Equipe GTS 3 hour relay race. Dave Griffith’s Triumph TR4 was one in a team of three Triumph TR4’s. A great weekend with a lot of action on track that ultimately ended early with a dropped valve. Nevertheless the 3 hour relay format was hugely entertaining and we will definitely be back. Photo courtesy of Flying Tiger.
First weekend of August saw us at Silverstone for the Bentley Drivers Club meeting. Dave Griffiths competed in the Equipe GTS race in the Triumph TR4 finishing 4th in class and 18th overall in a grid of 39 cars.
Photos by http://www.flyingtigers.co.uk/