With the eyes of the operator - point of view photographs have been the only ones I got a direct reaction via e-mail during the last year. Some of them even reappear on other site and social media (most of the time without a source) - so evendently there is a need, but I'm wondering if it can substitute anything. Most of the cars are prettier from the outside, flowing forms, chrome, shining colour and you don't get the feel, smell, sound of an old car - only more time to read the dials.
Inbetween - now the brakes are done, checked - and ready to go the the Austrian MOT ("Pickerl") appointment and ready for the next year - and on the next dry but not insanly hot day I will drive to school with it.
The sun is rising early enough, so that I get to drive to work with the first glimpse of light on the horizent. Since I'm eastward driving, I get to enjoy and follow every day as the days are getting longer and longer.
With only a few days left before the first snow will hit, I drove to school with the TR2 last week. I started at 6:00 in the morning, lights on, heater on, sidescreens and off through the night. Big gauges, soft light, sound of wind and engine it feels a bit like in an airplane.
If you must drive to work every day, the radio is all the time playing the same boring tracks, no engine sound if you turn it down, no charisma and the car does not feel special – maybe you should choose to use your classic car.
1953 to 1965, 12 years of development and styling, from the TR2 to the TR4A IRS, the alpha and the omega of the 4 cylinder Triumph Roadster series, together on the road. If you look carefully, you can find a lot of similarities.
The new overview on Triumph Spitfire4 - Mk3 detachable hardtops is now online together with an updated section about those hardtops together with photos of cars, advertisements and more in the research section of this homepage. You can see it here.
If you struggle like I'm doing, with the snowy cold winter, keep in mind this photo is only 6 months ago - and therefor only 6 months from now - warm sunny summer, driving in the TR2 through the hills of Lower Austria.
A few weeks ago I wrote about a short video, friends of mine made (see here for the old blog post), starring my Triumph. It was their first classic car video, a lot of fun and jet much for all to learn. Not only behind the camera while shooting, there is as much to do with music, selection of scenes and uploading. As it is a learning process, there is now the 2.0 Version out. Sadly the old Video, which had almost 1.600 view in 4 weeks, is gone, but a faster forward going video, more different...
Just seen, has not been shown online here and since was one of the major Spitfire successes, it fits perfectly, at least later on viewed in the blog's archive - here it is. PS: If you want to see older entries of this blog, they are on the left under Blog-Archive or you can use the tags at the end of every entry.