The Friends of Triumph (FOT) are dedicated to
preserving the racing heritage of the Triumph marque.
Campaigning these automobiles on the track is at the essence of our
purpose. Hopefully the photos and descriptions that follow
will bear testimony to that end.... a dynamic display of power and
The Friends of Triumph's membership hale from all parts of the
world and includes
current and previous Triumph race car drivers.
The 2013 Kastner Cup at Road America
FOUR MILES OF BLACK
This year and every year there is a major racing
event open to virtually all Triumph Race Cars. This annual wheel to wheel
race meeting is a showcase of the best in Triumph Motorsport. After over a
half century of TR racing development, the Kastner Cup has become perhaps
the most coveted trophy in Vintage Triumph Racing. The significance of the
event has been growing rapidly since its inception. “Friends of
Triumph” fully support this Race with lots of “all inclusive” help
from various Sanctioning Bodies, Sports Car Clubs, Sponsors, dedicated
Drivers, Mechanics, Crew members, Family, Triumph Enthusiasts, Vendors and
Over the past 10 years The Kastner Cup has become
something much greater than a big Triumph race. It has bound together
multiple generations of Triumph enthusiasts. It has established a
foundation for excellence among fellow Triumph Racers. It has focused the
attention of Triumph drivers, builders, and fabricators. The Kastner Cup
is the ultimate showcase for fast Triumph’s in North America.
This year, Kas has selected a “CALLING ALL TRIUMPH
RACERS” location. The rolling hills of the Kettle Moraine are rich in
racing history and long on thundering valleys and steep slopes. With a
history all its own, Road America will be the Track of Choice for this
year’s Kastner Cup. Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin’s centralized location and
stellar reputation bring with it a very special forecast of competition.
America will be big on Triumphs… Racing, Concourse, Touring, History, Social,
Food, Friends & Fun.
tuned, more details coming soon!
event shirts now! Click here for details!
Check out the Lester
Garage, this will be our HQ during the event
The 2012 Kastner Cup was held at Road Atlanta, at The Mitty
Click here to for the
Kas Kastner recently finished his fourth book! You
can buy them them from his website, www.kaskastner.com.
These are a must have for anyone interested in Triumph racing scene, past or
present. More information on our Kas Pages.
Members have been working on new crankshaft designs for the
TR2-4 and the TR250-6. Click here to take a
Racing is what the FOT is about, these images say it
You can see this and more on the historical page photos.
Ken Richardson and Mike Rothschild in Dallas
1988 at the TR National event.
Polaroid photo by Hanne, Mikes wife. From the look of these cowboys faces
they are seriously happy.
|Kas Kastner and Lew Spencer at Pomona in '59. Click the
picture for the whole story.
||The TR250K behind a few characters at Sebring in 1968.
|Short Sebring Story from R.
When building the cars for the 1963 attack at
Sebring, I had 31 gal fuel tanks made up and then installed them in the trunks of the
cars. At the first filling I found that they were oversize by almost 1½ gals. No time to
take out and change etc etc.....soooooooo, I bought a bunch of plastic 8 ounce bottles,
screwed the lids on tight and dumped them into the tank until the proper volume was found.
Went through tech inspection easy and right on the money. Later on we found that the
gasoline had melted the plastic and I was back to the original size. Good thing they never
checked them after the event. Amazingly none of the drivers noticed the knocking around in
the tank when on low fuel. I heard it instantly but " whatchagoingtodo". We went
three hours with each car before refueling. ( could have made it without the extra but
......) Finished the event 1,2,4.
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