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Morning Coffee | S01 E03

A Triumph TR3A to Warm Up a Cold Morning

Who needs a French roast when you have these kinds of French roads?
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Nickg1933
Nickg1933(@nickg1933)
2 years ago

Thats good stuff – thank you

Olivier
Olivier
4 years ago

Well done Patrick!
Tout ce que l’on attend d’une TR3 menée de main de maître dans un décor d’une beauté brute!

Dana Jennings
Dana Jennings
4 years ago

Fun!

Ed Wullinski
Ed Wullinski(@edwullinski)
4 years ago

Very dynamic Video, literally cool style, pretty good. Alsace I think.
Thankeetings from Germany

james
james
4 years ago

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.

Nick
Nick
4 years ago
Reply to  james

tr3a can do over 100 mph!

Bryan Dickerson
Bryan Dickerson
4 years ago

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!

Bill Meyer
Bill Meyer(@jack-straw)
4 years ago

Now that’s what I’m talkin’ bout……a perfect definition of SPORTS CAR! A bit hairy, a touch of abandon, the real deal.

carl helmetag
carl helmetag(@upnatum)
4 years ago

I love the stepped up video production values here and, especially, the passing shots. Great segment!

Ferrmaniac
Ferrmaniac
4 years ago

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.

GuitarSlinger
GuitarSlinger
4 years ago
Reply to  Ferrmaniac

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 .

Dennis White
Dennis White
4 years ago

Memories of 1961 and my crazy Belgian cousin blasting around Spa in his TR with me holding on for dear life! Great!

GuitarSlinger
GuitarSlinger
4 years ago
Reply to  Dennis White

Contemporary memories of the 20 something young man in my neighborhood with a TR3 he inherited driving by my house on the way out or in the area . Ahhh … the smells .. the sounds [ ok at 2 am the sounds aint so pleasant 😉 ] but most of all .. the looks of the thing as he drives on by … reminding me of the Conservatory days friend who has one as his daily driver back in the madcap
early 70’s

Suffice it to say I’ve never wanted one … but I sure does love em

Brandon
Brandon
4 years ago

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!

Jared
Jared(@jared-sweerin)
4 years ago

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.

flaneur
flaneur
4 years ago

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.

GuitarSlinger
GuitarSlinger
4 years ago
Reply to  flaneur

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

Kilowatt
Kilowatt
4 years ago
Reply to  flaneur

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.

Jim Levitt
Jim Levitt(@jrl1194)
4 years ago

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.

Brad Baum
Brad Baum
4 years ago

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.

Eric Roth
Eric Roth
4 years ago

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!

Kelly Briffa
Kelly Briffa
4 years ago

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.
Drive On.