Triumph Racing at Sebring in 1966 and Daytona
This is my collection of TR4A racing images mainly from Sebring in 1966.
The pdf download above is a hi-resolution file of the above 1966 Sebring Triumph ad. A legendary win in the GT class 10 under the genius of Kas Kastner. You can see the Sebring Race Jacket I put together here. Many of the patches are incorrect. It is all a bit of fun!
Motoring Journal 1966 - March 31st Sebring Race report
However, Triumph and their 3 TR4As (Incorrectly reported as TR4S in the journal) were the only cars in that class - so, maybe, victory was assured.
The cutting on the right is from the journal and good to see one of the TRs in front.
What is of interest is that a 4th place is mentioned in one of the ads but not the article. So Triumph entered 4 cars in the class. No's: 39, 40, 41 & 42. A fifth car, No.92 was entered privately by John .J Kingham a Triumph Dealer of Winterhaven Florida - he was driving.
The picture below right shows car number 39 that did not finish due to engine problems. So the 4th place awarded to Triumph was in fact a private entry. This could only have had the effect of helping sales.
1st: No: 41
Froines / Pendleton
2nd: 23rd No: 40
Gilmartin / Rothschild
3rd: No: 42
Heimrath / Hill
4th: No: 92
Vega / Kingham / Byrne
DID Not Finish No: 39
Tullius / Gates
Car no:92 was a private entry although they had sponsorship from Champion Spark Plugs.
RACE RESULTS FOR 1966 Sebring 12 Hour can be found HERE
On the right you can see a copy of the Triumph Sports Owners Association that covered Sebring 1966. The pictures are extracted from it but you can download the full copy of the publication by clicking the download link.
Most of the TSOA publications for the period are on this site and you can read and download them here.
Click below to download the 1966 TSOA newsletter: Sebring 12 Hour results 1966
The picture above shoe team leader Kas Kastner Talking to Bob Tulluis the driver. There's more on Kas Kaster on this site here.
Sebring 12 Hour 1966 - Class 10 GT entries - All TR4As
Daytona 24Hour 1968
Other TR4 and 4A Racing Pictures
Other Rally and Racing TR4 / TR4A
Click any picture to see a larger version
BoB Tullius demonstrating the passing line exiting The Bowl in Group 44's TR-250 en route to a CP win in the 1968 Governor's Cup at Marlboro Speedway