November 2019 RRTC Presidents note

The President’s Report   by Paul Higley  Hello Red River Triumph Club,  We have two months to catch up after not having a formal monthly meeting in October. It was a very busy October. The VTR National meet in Dripping Springs was hosted by the Hill Country Triumph Club, our RRTC car show followed at the Community College and then the Red River Shoot Out was hosted by the COVTR at Lake Murray. What a change from September. The hot weather broke just in time for the national meet and the storms all seemed to just miss each event.   The VTR National meet was really well done and we thank the HCTC for stepping up to host it this year. Troubles with seals leaking when trying to finish a brake system rebuild on the Gloria were traced to faulty parts. I will address this in a tech note later in this newsletter. Finally, finishing the Gloria brakes allow us to bring it to the meet. We had the

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August 2019 RRTC Presidents letter

Hello Red River Triumph Club, Let’s start with some news. While the August meeting will be held at our normal time and place, September’s monthly RRTC meeting will be at Tommie and Susan Cooks home. It will not be held at our normal time. Instead of the second Tuesday night, we will hold the September RRTC meeting on Sunday the 8th of September starting at 3 PM. The meeting will be a combination of a meeting, a pool party, and a tech session. Refreshments will be served. You are welcome to bring along a side dish or dessert or just a favorite snack. This will be an informal meal. More importantly, Tommie and Susan ask that you make an effort to bring along, or otherwise encourage to come, a club member that does not usually attend the monthly meetings. We hope that holding our meeting on a weekend day will

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June 2019 Presidents note

Hello Red River Triumph Club, I had both of the old cars and the Herald and TR3 all out for short drives and all during one week this last month. Then things became busy and I have lost ground in keeping up with maintenance and not driven them since. The list of maintenance needed on the cars has grown faster than my ability to attend to them. I am writing this from a hotel room in Fargo, North Dakota, having spent the better part of the week working on a lake. I really can’t complain. The weather was perfect, the people were great and it all went well. Just not enough garage time. The new Item on the maintenance list is a leaking master cylinder in the Gloria. Not a difficult task so hopefully I will get it out an assess the problem this Sunday. I was about to blame

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May 2019 Presidents Notes

Hello Red River Triumph Club, Once again it has been a busy month. That is a huge understatement, we just finished putting on the SCVTR regional. I started writing this with the intention of thanking everyone that made this event come off flawlessly. It is a long list. I tried to thank everyone at the closing night banquet but I am sure I left out some of the many club members that made it work or did not mention some of the things that each person did. I know I left out thanking Jane for the dessert items at the welcome party and probably several that helped out at registration. I left out the making of the awards (TD) and designing the logo (TD’s Daughter Taylor), coming up with the theme (Ruth and TD). I could not possibly know all the names of family and friends that Mark and Sonya

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Feb 2019 Presidents Report

Hello Red River Triumph Club, It has been busy this month and will get busier next month as we approach the time our club will host the regional meet at Tanglewood. A well attended planning meeting was held at Tanglewood and progress was made. However, we will need to have some more volunteers for a few events. We had a great turnout for the East Side breakfast gathering with 14 members attending and a few Triumphs announcing our presence at Poor Richards in Plano. With but a few miles between my house and the breakfast I arrived in the Gloria and parked with a few TR6s. It also seems to be the month to change and balance tires as we had three weekend get togethers around the old tire changing machine. Duncan and John Hayes helped setting up and filling new shelving in my garage. The shelving should help making

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December 2018 Presidents report

Hello Red River Triumph Club, Looking back over the month, it has been busy. The month started on a high note with the Turkey Trot Rally. Unfortunately, this was followed by the sad news of the passing of Max Speegle of the COVTR. Then there was more sad news of the passing of Mike Cook. Max was a longtime member of COVTR and most recently editor of their newsletter. Mike Cook was, at least in my view, the heart of the VTR, with a long history with Triumph and editor of “The Vintage Triumph”, magazine of the VTR. Mike Cook with his ever-present camera on the job getting pictures for the next VTR issue. The Turkey Trot Rally put on by Dave and Cathy Pilcher. They set up a start just off I20 and wound around ending up at their new home in Granview for a Thanksgiving Turkey dinner. The

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Presidents Report November 2018

The President’s Report by Paul Higley   Hello Red River Triumph Club, It has been a warm but very wet month. Still we have had opportunities to drive our cars. The best example of this, was the Red River Shootout with our friends from the COVTR. It had been raining constantly the week before the shootout. The long period of heavy rain did not quite stop in time for those driving up on Friday afternoon. But it did clear out in time to have two beautiful days in Muenster. I admire those from both clubs that drove their Triumphs through the heavy rains Friday to get to Muenster. Jane and I had a late start and we trailered the TR3. The thought of rush hour traffic, in heavy rain, just did not look appealing. The drive home towing a trailer on a nice driving day made me wish it had

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