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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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New to BritishRacecar: Kas Kastner/Pete Brock Triumph TR250K
Posted by: Moderator
Date: December 04, 2012 02:19PM

Here's one for Triumph enthusiasts! Half race car and half show car, the TR250K never had a prayer of winning its class at Sebring nor being adapted for mass production. Was it a success? Its creators correctly identified "the shape of things to come" (i.e. the wedge) ~6 years before Triumph's famous ad program for the TR7 and about ten years before "the shape of things that win" (the TR8).

Kas Kastner and Pete Brock Created the Triumph TR250K Sebring Endurance Racer / Show Car

I'll be very curious to hear your comments!

http://www.britishracecar.com/BillHart-Triumph-TR250K/BillHart-Triumph-TR250K-A.jpg http://www.britishracecar.com/BillHart-Triumph-TR250K/BillHart-Triumph-TR250K-B.jpg

http://www.britishracecar.com/BillHart-Triumph-TR250K/BillHart-Triumph-TR250K-C.jpg http://www.britishracecar.com/BillHart-Triumph-TR250K/BillHart-Triumph-TR250K-D.jpg


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

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12/19/2007 05:01PM

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1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: New to BritishRacecar: Kas Kastner/Pete Brock Triumph TR250K
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: December 04, 2012 07:01PM

Boy does that bring back memories. I remember how cool that car looked on the cover of Car and Driver. That doesn't seem to be the original color as I remember it. Thanks for the story, Curtis.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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Re: New to BritishRacecar: Kas Kastner/Pete Brock Triumph TR250K
Posted by: Moderator
Date: December 04, 2012 11:48PM

I appreciate the feedback!

A scan of the Car and Driver article can be downloaded here:
[www.kaskastner.com]
But from what I can tell they "colorized" a black-and-white photo for the cover. Hard to tell much from that.

Two color photos from its Sebring appearance are here:
[www.racingsportscars.com]


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

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Re: New to BritishRacecar: Kas Kastner/Pete Brock Triumph TR250K
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: December 05, 2012 08:21AM

Not to sound like a 13 yr old girl, but OMG!!! Take a look at pictures of the collection in which the 250K resides:
[www.pureluckdesign.com] Ken Miles' "Flying Shingle" MG is even in there.



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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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04/24/2009 11:02AM

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74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: New to BritishRacecar: Kas Kastner/Pete Brock Triumph TR250K
Posted by: roverman
Date: December 05, 2012 07:36PM

Rick, It looks, in the display, like someone stepped on the sidepipes ? I understand Pete Brock's frustration. I also feel the Cobra Daytona Coupe, is a very attractive car. American and British car companies have paid big $'s for graceful designs, that were never given a chance in the market place, for what ever reasons. It seems at times , these were built, just to tease us ? What a pity. roverman.


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david zavetsky
PA
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02/25/2013 03:06PM

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1961 Daimler SP-250 Daimler HEMI 2.5L race motor

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Re: New to BritishRacecar: Kas Kastner/Pete Brock Triumph TR250K
Posted by: dz8190
Date: February 25, 2013 04:14PM

wayyyyyyyy cool


Dougie
Doug Escriva
Pacific NW
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10/28/2009 07:46PM

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1957 Austin-Healey 100-Six MM BMC 2912 6-cylinder

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Re: New to BritishRacecar: Kas Kastner/Pete Brock Triumph TR250K
Posted by: Dougie
Date: March 20, 2013 11:55PM

This is a beautiful designed and well maintained piece of Triumph automotive racing history. I compete against Tony Garmey regularly here in the PNW with SOVREN. He's one hell of a driver and even a better wrench when it comes to car preparation. I first saw Tony at the Maryhill Hillclimb in this car and was amazed with his control as he drifted through every corner.



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