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WedgeWorks1
Mike Perkins
Ellicott City, Maryland
(460 posts)

Registered:
07/06/2008 08:07AM

Main British Car:
1980 Triumph TR8 3.5 Litre Rover V8

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Ken Slagle
Posted by: WedgeWorks1
Date: October 23, 2009 05:04PM

I just came back from meeting Ken Slagle for the first time. He was an absolute pleasure and thrill to talk to about his racing days. He has been sailing around the world for the last 11 years after selling his cars and buying a sailboat. He now lives about 30 minutes from me in Maryland and by chance found a posting on another forum from him. I managed to purchase a set of NOS Leyland ST close ratio gears for the Rover 5-speed. They were still in the BL box with the individual parts listing!
http://inlinethumb52.webshots.com/42931/2354658440103910108S500x500Q85.jpg
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He also threw in a service tool.....anyone know what this is used for??? I know!
http://inlinethumb20.webshots.com/32787/2155797820103910108S500x500Q85.jpg
He had all kinds of parts left over that all had some story attached to each one of them. He also had sitting in the back the helmet he won the 1981 SCCA National champoinship in a TR8. I tried to buy that but I did not have enough room for the zeros on the check!
http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/46316/2755548280103910108S500x500Q85.jpg
To cap it all off he signed my book Triumph TR7 The Untold Story. Oh what a day............


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Ken Slagle
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 23, 2009 06:03PM

Way cool!

I wonder if Ken kept a scrapbook. Maybe one of these days I'll find enough photos of his car to publish a "How It Was Done" article. I don't care about glamour shots or photos of his wedge-shaped trailer... but photos of his roll cage going together or of his engine compartment might be really cool.


WedgeWorks1
Mike Perkins
Ellicott City, Maryland
(460 posts)

Registered:
07/06/2008 08:07AM

Main British Car:
1980 Triumph TR8 3.5 Litre Rover V8

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Re: Ken Slagle
Posted by: WedgeWorks1
Date: October 23, 2009 06:58PM

Curtis.......tonight I shall let you see some pictures........ask and you shall receive!


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Ken Slagle
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 23, 2009 07:54PM

I can't wait!

I understand Ken's TR8s (both the coupe and the convertible) are down in Charlotte, in Vern Brannon's collection. One of these days I'd like to get down there and photograph them for myself.


WedgeWorks1
Mike Perkins
Ellicott City, Maryland
(460 posts)

Registered:
07/06/2008 08:07AM

Main British Car:
1980 Triumph TR8 3.5 Litre Rover V8

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Re: Ken Slagle
Posted by: WedgeWorks1
Date: October 23, 2009 08:25PM

You are correct!


WedgeWorks1
Mike Perkins
Ellicott City, Maryland
(460 posts)

Registered:
07/06/2008 08:07AM

Main British Car:
1980 Triumph TR8 3.5 Litre Rover V8

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Re: Ken Slagle
Posted by: WedgeWorks1
Date: October 23, 2009 10:04PM

http://inlinethumb06.webshots.com/17797/2566748140103910108S500x500Q85.jpg
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http://inlinethumb16.webshots.com/43599/2005214760103910108S500x500Q85.jpg
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Vineland guy
Gary Cossaboon

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Registered:
06/24/2019 08:04AM

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Re: Ken Slagle
Posted by: Vineland guy
Date: August 11, 2019 09:17PM

2019

Are these pics still available somewhere?



roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2990 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Ken Slagle
Posted by: roverman
Date: August 13, 2019 04:46PM

I was fortunate to buy a new close ratio set from Huffaker, shortly after the H5 purchase. Huff. had the spur gear 10% od. set custommade. Art.


MadMarx
Christian Marx
Germany
(39 posts)

Registered:
01/02/2014 11:54AM

Main British Car:
1977 Triumph IMSA TR8 Group 44 Canada Rover 4L

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Re: Ken Slagle
Posted by: MadMarx
Date: August 16, 2019 02:29PM

in two weeks I'm going to watkins glen to race a tribute car.
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