17 Comments on "A Triumph TR3A to Warm Up a Cold Morning"
Beautifully done video capturing exactly what these old british cars are about…raw, analog, visceral experiences at probably no more than 50 mph. now that porsche pricing has jumped the shark i forsee the british roadsters of yesteryear catching a lot more attention.
When I was 12 my older brother bought a TR3. I rode shotgun on the drive home and was literally shaking with excitement the whole way! I’m not usually a fan of this kind of chopped up fast paced film making but this kinda works. Thanks!
Now that’s what I’m talkin’ bout……a perfect definition of SPORTS CAR! A bit hairy, a touch of abandon, the real deal.
I love the stepped up video production values here and, especially, the passing shots. Great segment!
It started! (mouth slightly agape at the thought)
So.. was the speedo in KMH or MPH? Looked like german on the street signs, so I’m going to presume Kilometers. 60 KMH is what 40MPH? Proof that you don’t need a ton of speed to have fun.
TR3’s are the epitome of the ole gearhead adage ;
“Its more fun to drive a slow car fast than it is to drive a fast car slow ”
Add to the fun a sense of style with just a touch of whimsy .. and beyond all the Lucas Prince of Darkness electronics and non-existent reliability that is the very essence of classic British iron .
Memories of 1961 and my crazy Belgian cousin blasting around Spa in his TR with me holding on for dear life! Great!
Nothing quite like the experience of flogging a 3 on a twisty mountain road. On the same stretch of good road, an old 911 will feel sublime, but a tr3 at speed will make you feel alive! Get one while they’re still cheap. Thank you for making such a wonderful video!
All of that fury, squealing tires, aggressive upshifts and obvious enjoyment, and the guy probably didn’t top 70mph. Wring the TR3’s little neck and have a ball of a time. I love it.
What a coincidence. Just read about a Trimph TR3 in Haruki Murakami’s novel published in 1979, Hear the Wind Sing (風の歌を聴け). The harmony between the machine and the wind is a nice touch. It simply speaks for itself.
Oh my have I ever found my people. Lovers of visceral machines and Murakami stories. Wish we were ~neighbors, I’d ride the most winding road on my old Airhead to meet y’all for coffee.
Anyone thats a fan of Haruki Murakami is ok by me . I’m in the mists of ” The Wind Up Bird Chronicles ” as well as ” Absolutely On Music ” ( with Seiji Ozawa .. yes I’m a two or more books at once kind of guy ) and awaiting the release of his new short story collection . Truly Murakami is the Magritte / Dali of the written word
My 1st Sports car when I was 17 years old. The car that started me down a very expensive lifestyle!. Pale yellow, two years old (a 1959 that I bought in 1961). Already worn out and I loved every minute of driving it!!!
Winter, summer, rain or shine.
I completely agree with Eric. Videos like this are what sets Petrolicious apart from a lot of great classic car content that’s available. I’ve been fortunate to drive roads in Ballons des Vosges, the TR3 driver and video crew did an excellent job capturing this bit of motorist heven.
Filming has really stepped up the game in the last few videos. More dynamic shots and interesting movements, very well done. Normally I want more from the owner, I want to hear the story and feel the passion they have. The first 10 seconds of this video all the words are not needed and its perfect!
All car people have had a time and a place where we have the same look as we figure out the directions of how we want to push ourselves and our cars on that brisk empty road Sunday…a moment thats just ours!
Said to my son ” ah its just another Morning Coffee “. I really enjoy the narration off the driver/ owner in these shorts. Once again I have been reminded that the relationship between the vehicle and the owner need no words to explain.
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