Cars and Coffee

James and Silvio D. at the  Cars and Coffee in Parker at the Vehicle Vault on 3-14-2015.

Accompanied by Gordon in his XKE. Over 150 cars of all kinds.

Valentine's Day drive Feb 14, 2015

We had an unexpectedly good turnout for the first drive of the year!

Nice warm weather, sunshine and clear roads. We had 9 cars and 14 people: Andy & Betty DeVisscher, Bert McCracken, Terry & Marrietta Hughes, Debbie Bosler, Lee Janssen ,Mike & Barb
McGuire, David & Arlene Bosh, Jeff Heller & Bob Carlile and myself. a couple cars of note: Bert McCracken was driving his 1977 Spitfire R H drive just imported from Germany. Bert had the top down for the entire trip! Debbie drove that black thing imported from Stuttgart.We were back to Morrison by 11:55 AM for lunch. We walked into The Morrison Inn and announced that we had a party of 14! They had our table set up in 5 minutes and provided all of us with a great lunch and great service! Congrats to The Morrison Inn!

by Ralph Malewska

Monthly Meeting at Piccolo's 8-19-2014

PM Frank Oakley opened the meeting at  7:10 with four Triumphs in the parking lot and about 18 members present; the audience included four women!  Below I was taking a photo of two of them.

We discussed past events and upcoming attractions.  Steve Hart told of the Drive to Leadville and the walking tour of the town.   From a show of hands of those planning on doing the drive it will be well attended.

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We were all pleased when Eric Malewska agreed to fill the vacant position of "Newsletter Editor" and we owe Ralph a vote of thanks for convincing his son to move back to Denver.

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Lets hope he as happy when the first newsletter comes due. 

                           photos and text submitted by Gordon K., 8-20-2014

Scottish Highland Games of August Eight

There were about 35 English cars on display at the park in Highlands Ranch for this annual event.  The group included several MG's, a couple of Metro's, Austin Healys, three Jaguars and many of the clubs Triumphs.  Click through the photos to see the three ribbon winning cars. 

The weather cooperated and it was a very pleasant day and the club tent was a good meeting place.  Thanks to Brooks Turner for organizing it and to Janet C. and Frank O. for the photos.

                                             posted by Gordon K. 8-16-2014 

BOARD MEETING OF 8-4-2014

The August 4th board meeting was called to order by PM Frank O.  with six officers and two guests present.

Janet showed a draft of the new roster; it will be e-mailed to all members and paper copies will go to those paying for paper newsletters.  The club has 128 paid memberships.

Gordon K. discussed the need to have an event participant do a write-up for the web and newsletter.   

Past and upcoming events were discussed including the September Conclave weekend; club will supply water and soft drinks and a raffle will be held.

Terry reported that the “Triumph” license plates frames have been ordered.

Ralph M. gave a treasurers report and has updated the State regarding our sales due for 2013.

Proposed by-law changes were discussed; most relate to voting for officer procedures.  No action was taken.

With elections starting next month potential nominees for board positions were discussed.

The meeting adjourned at 7:51.

                                By Gordon K., Minister of Letters

Highway Pickup July 19, 2014

Rod Tomkins again organized a great Highway Pickup Event for the two mile stretch of highway near Rollinsville.  The photo of the "Lucas Dozen" above shows the wide variety of our cars even though they are all Trimphs.

We had a grand day for our annual burst of civic duty. Blue skies, warm temperatures, and little wind, perfect. Though it did get warm on the downhill run! We started with 18 eager participants, however this number was to be reduced to 15, by car problems (Triumphs?) of the vapor locking and fuel pump malfunctioning variety. However we bravely “Kept Calm and Carried On”. We cleaned our section of the highway above Rollinsville, secured our “treasures", and started formulating extravagant claims for the Recycling, Restoring, and Repurposing of rubbish for potential Triumph use. However all the creative thinking was to no avail as a found twenty dollar bill was judged and popularly acclaimed as the best example of aforesaid Recycling, Restoring, and Repurposing.  Terry Hughes was a two time winner in that he was $20 richer for his efforts and his name will be inscribed for posterity on the coveted Highway Cleanup Trophy. Lunch was on the deck at the Wondervu Cafe with good service, good food, and great companionship. I am trusting that everyone returned home without undue drama.

 

  ...posted by Gordon K. 7-21-2014

 

Monthly Meeting at Piccolo's 7-15-2014

Here Mike Cline, the speaker for the evening program, talks with Ron Remy who is a new member who came to his first meeting.  Later in the meeting Mike gave an excellent Power-Point presentation about headlights.   We all learned something useful about our Triumph lights and Mike gave some good tips that we can follow to be sure our lights are as good as they can be. Mikes excellent talk, together with the great turnout of 28 members, made this a very successful meeting. In the photo below  Ralph M. talks with Janet C. and Debbie B.         posted by Gordon K., 7-16-2014

Here Mike Cline, the speaker for the evening program, talks with Ron Remy who is a new member who came to his first meeting.  Later in the meeting Mike gave an excellent Power-Point presentation about headlights.   We all learned something useful about our Triumph lights and Mike gave some good tips that we can follow to be sure our lights are as good as they can be.

Mikes excellent talk, together with the great turnout of 28 members, made this a very successful meeting.

In the photo below  Ralph M. talks with Janet C. and Debbie B.

        posted by Gordon K., 7-16-2014

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Mt Evans Drive to the Peak - June 29, 2014

On a clear blue day 23 RMTC members, with a convoy containing 14 Triumphs and a 1953 MGTD, drove the highest paved road in North America to the peak of Mt. Evans.  At an elevation of 14,305 feet it was cool as is seen in this photo by Ralph M.  Much of the drive is above tree-line and is often above clouds.  For the blue TR4A of Andy and Betty DeVisscher it was a second trip as it had made the trip about 20 years ago when the club made the drive.  Nearly 3 miles high and an hours drive from Denver; it’s a privilege to live and drive in Colorado!                             posted by G. Kenney

Fathers Day Picnic at the Huckles 6-14-2014

Patrick and Vivian Huckles hosted this annual club event at their home in SE metro area.  The group gathered around noon with 22 members and guests present and we enjoyed a great lunch with some Honduras food items that were new to most of us but delicious.  Kens granddaughter was not quite big enough to break-up the Piñata (a Lucas Piñata!)  but Pat’s son Brian made quick work of it.  By mid-afternoon the weather turned, the sun went away and most of us left with a few raindrops on the windshield. 

                                   Posted by Gordon K. 6-14-2014

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Monthly Meeting At Piccolo's, May 20th, 2014

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Prime Minister Frank Oakley called the meeting to order at 7:15 with 24 members and guests present.

We discussed the car show last weekend which was a great success with 31 Triumphs on display and reviewed plans for several upcoming events.

Don Munson was the guest speaker and he talked in detail about the additives their company makes for gasoline engines of all sizes.  He conducted a nice demonstration of the products ability to absorb moisture and passed out samples to everyone.

The evening ended with Birthday cake.

                                     photo and post by Gordon K. 5/22/2014

 

More photos from the car show

 

Annual Car Show, Sunday, May 18, 2014

Back To Quaker Steak and Lube for another year and it was a great success.  There were 35 Triumphs on display which is more than the last few years. 

The weather was beautiful, the crowds large and everyone had a good time.  Rockin' Dave was back with his music and car show so there were lots of cars to look at. Many members helped to make this event good but our Events Coordinator, Sharon Robinson, deserves much of the credit.

Thanks to Andy DeVisscher for the information and the photos. 

If you missed it you missed a good time with the club.

                                    posted by Gordon K, 5-20-2014

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Three TR3's   Brooks Turner,  Mike and Barb McGuire and James DeBartolomeis

St Francis Car Show and Klie's Farm, May 10th, 2014

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Above photo shows the British Car lineup of 9 cars.  This annual event was attended by Bob & Jo Ann Klie, Ken Kalin, Jeff & Marla Otto, David & Arlene Bosh,  Andy DeVisscher and his brother Robert, Terry Hughes, Mark & Debbie Bosler, and Scott & Laura Augustine in their MGB-GT.  The Boslers TR6 and Andy’s TR4 and his GT6 all won show awards.  Andy is shown below getting one of his awards 

After the show a cookout was held at the Klie’s farm Saturday night but it was getting colder and windy.  Most members stayed overnight and got home Sunday before the roads became slippery.

Details and photos provided by Andy

                                                                                   posted by Gordon K.  5-12-2014

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Frank Oakley's Tune-Up April 26, 2014

Andy and David look over the seat in David's TR6 while in background Ralph talks with Silvio and James DeBartolomeis.

The weather was great for this annual event and the Triumphs included 3 TR6's, a TR4, a TR250, a Spitfire and a GT-6.  Frank had provided coffee and donuts and his lift was very popular for getting to the dirty side of the cars.

Here Frank helps Terry do an oil and filter change on a TR-6 while Seth Glbert Looks on.

A very successful event.

                                                                              photos posted by Gordon K.

General Meeting at Piccolo

Marietta receiving Member of Year award

The general meeting at Piccolo’s on tax celebration day, April 15th, was very well attended with 29 members present.  And the parking lot looked like a TR-6 convention with those of John Allen, Jeff Heller, David Bosh and Hoyt Sutphin and with the 1500 of Kevin Nadeau.

Sharon Robinson showed a series of Triumph cars and events from previous years on the big screen until the meeting started at 7 pm.

Prime Minister Frank Oakley presented “Certificates of Appreciation” to about 20 members who had made a special contribution to the 2013 season.  And the “Member of the Year” award was made to Marietta Hughes for 2013.

Gordon K. tapped into Piccolo’s Wi-Fi network and pulled up the club’s website and went through the various menus; he encouraged all to visit the web more often and to contribute pictures and stories.

Terry conducted a raffle and Frank served birthday cake to the group.  The meeting adjourned about 8:30.

Mark Poindexter, Kevin Nadeau and Hoyt Sutphin enjoy a beer and dinner

Mark Poindexter, Kevin Nadeau and Hoyt Sutphin enjoy a beer and dinner

DON JOY'S memorial service, March 14, 2014

This was the Triumph Club group at the March 14th Memorial Service for long-time member Don Joy.  Don was a member of the club since the 1980’s and took an active role in the club ever since.  A summer visit to “Don’s Ranch” in the mountains used to be an annual event.  We were used to seeing him in his GT-6 but his 32 Ford Vicki coupe hot-rod was the car he has owned since he was 15 years old and it was his signature car.  He had just sold it a couple of months ago and at age 79 he had owned it for 64+ years.  In talking with his daughter Mary she told us he had given the car to her and it was already back east; her husband is a “car guy” and will enjoy and take care of it and she said they were going to look for a Triumph club in their area. Don was the only “Honorary Member” of the RMTC; he will be missed by all who knew him.

This was the Triumph Club group at the March 14th Memorial Service for long-time member Don Joy.  Don was a member of the club since the 1980’s and took an active role in the club ever since.  A summer visit to “Don’s Ranch” in the mountains used to be an annual event.  We were used to seeing him in his GT-6 but his 32 Ford Vicki coupe hot-rod was the car he has owned since he was 15 years old and it was his signature car.  He had just sold it a couple of months ago and at age 79 he had owned it for 64+ years.  In talking with his daughter Mary she told us he had given the car to her and it was already back east; her husband is a “car guy” and will enjoy and take care of it and she said they were going to look for a Triumph club in their area.

Don was the only “Honorary Member” of the RMTC; he will be missed by all who knew him.

Left to right in the photo is Ralph, Mike, Andy, Janet, Betty, Jim, Bud (who drove his beautiful red TR6), Shirley, Lynette, Terri, Marietta, Brooks, Rod, Mark and Gordon.  (got all their last names figured out?)

        ..............posted by Gordon Kenney, 3-14-2014

Monthly Meeting at Piccolo's Feb. 18, 2014

Photo's were shown before the meeting and Sharon R. brought poster board displays of earlier events.  At the opening Gordon K. showed photos of the Austin-Healey model tour.

An election was held and Gordon was elected to the vacant " Minister of Letter" position.

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Then guest Gary George was introduced as the speaker and he gave an excellent talk on automobile appraisals.  His comments on "diminished value" was especially helpful.

posted by Gordon Kenney

02/19/2014

 

 

October 13 2013 The REEDS annual breakfast and drive

 REEDS ANNUAL BREAKFAST AND DRIVE

On a beautiful Sunday morning, 8 Triumphs and several “other” cars made the trip to the Reeds’

20th annual breakfast at their home in Littleton. As usual, everyone brought scrumptious breakfast food that was enjoyed by all. After lingering over eggs, pastries and coffee, Brad let the group on a drive through the foothills of Jefferson County. The group stopped at one point for a photo shoot, trying to get some of the fall colors in the background. After winding around the county roads through Indian Hills, we missed the turn to head up to North Turkey Creek. With that said, a couple of our members needed gas, so we all said goodbye and headed down Highway 285 back into Denver. Another successful RMTC event! 

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