Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Associate Editor
12/11/07 10:38 a.m.
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After working feverishly all day to get the car finished, we took the Spitfire to the SE VTR convention at Jekyll Island just one hour after the paint was dry. After a quick test drive around the island, we decided that the Spitfire was ready for the autocross. Surprisingly, it did well. It was the second-fastest Triumph powered car, taking first in its class.

The car show was the next morning, and the car didn’t look so good. We had painted the hood with a spray can, and it still needed to be wet-sanded. Unfortunately, it was pouring rain and we didn’t have a covered place to work. So, we drove around the island and found an old carport behind a gas station. When we asked the attendant if we could use it, he told us we were welcome to one of the service bays.

We worked all afternoon on the car, detailing, painting and sanding. In the end, we had a respectable-looking car. We were happy to get it prepared in time to make it to the car show, and it even took third place--although there were only three cars in our class. In the end, it was a very good event.

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shane
shane New Reader
6/17/10 6:47 a.m.

I HAD A NEW 1966 SPITFIRE.ALSO BOUGHT A NEW 1969 WITH FACTORY HARDTOP.W/W ON THE 69....THE 1966 $988.00 + TAX..THE 1969 WAS ABOUT $1400........THIS IS THE KIND OF STORY THAT EVERYONE LOVES............GOOD MOTORING 'GOOD FAMILY.....AND A NICE TR..SPITFIRE......wshane4@yahoo.com

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