Collector Classics: 1959 Triumph TR3-A

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Following the photo, Rick and the four passengers drove to Thetis Lake for a swimming party in the two-passenger sports car.Hunting with his buddies on remote logging roads blocked off with horizontal steel poles was made possible with a little ingenuity. Rick would remove the entire windshield by undoing several clips to allow the low profile Triumph to roll underneath the bar to access forest areas usually hunted only be forest company executives.He had a passion for helping disabled children and would take child patients at Royal Jubilee Hospital for rides in his sports car as a means of cheering them up. Many of them would have to be lifted in and out of the passenger seat.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Four friends about to travel from Victoria to Thetis Lake in the 1959 Triumph TR3-A owned by Rick Burgess in July of 1965. Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next › Alyn Edwards is a classic car enthusiast and partner in Peak Communicators, a Vancouver-based public relations company. [email protected] advertisement See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever He stored the car away in his parents’ garage when he went to sea. When he got out of the navy and was about to be married in the mid-60s, he sold his treasured Triumph TR3-A to the proprietor of a Victoria car lot because it wouldn’t be a suitable family car.All he knew about the car’s whereabouts was that it went to new owners in Ontario and it had been stored for more than two decades. He had completely lost track of the car that carried so many memories for him.Rick pined away for his car over the 40 years he operated Jack Burgess Men’s Wear, which was later expanded to handle ladies’ wear at 2201 Oak Bay Road. It was a business started by his parents in 1954.After a move to Carstairs, Alberta – 40 minutes north of Calgary – Rick, the co-owner of a bus line, decided to pursue his dream of getting another Triumph TR3-A. He learned of a brown 1959 Triumph TR3-A that had been completely restored over a five-year period by a couple in Prince George. He went to look at the car and bought it.After he brought the car home to Alberta, he was amazed to learn it was his original car that he hadn’t seen for 49 years.“I still had the key to the bonnet in my tool box which fit the car,” he says, adding that the tonneau cover that came with the car had a tear that he had stitched in his family’s tailor shop when he originally owned the Triumph.Rick is towing the Triumph with his motorhome from Alberta to enter it in Sunday’s Oak Bay Collector Car Festival, and plans to park it at the corner of Oak Bay Road and Hampshire – the location of the now closed clothing store operated by his parents and himself for more than half-a-century.“It’s a very heartwarming story and we’re thrilled to feature Rick’s car,” says Oak Bay Collector Car Festival chairman Ken Agate. Ken will display his own three collector vehicles at the show, which fills Oak Bay’s downtown district with up to 250 vehicles.A crowd pleaser for the estimated 15,000 spectators is Ken’s highly unusual 1938 Dodge Brothers sedan with right-hand drive that he imported from his native New Zealand in 1980. The U.S.-built luxury Dodge, that features original leather seats, a rear window blind and full trunk, is hooked to a matching Boler travel trailer.Another popular car that Ken acquired from the original lady owner is a 1959 Morris Traveler ‘woody’ station wagon that had been stored in a garage in Oak Bay for years after being driven just 58,000 kilometres.The third of Ken’s cars to be displayed is a silver 1978 Mercedes Benz 450 SEL with a high performance 6.9-litre V8 engine. At the time, this was the world’s fastest production car.“The Oak Bay Collector Car Festival is different because it gives people an opportunity to see cars that are seldom driven with some hidden away in local garages,” the 72-year-old show organizer says enthusiastically.For more information contact Ken at [email protected] center_img RELATED TAGSTriumphConvertibleVintage / ClassicClassic CarsClassic Cars & TrucksNew VehiclesVancouverVintage & CollectibleAlbertaAlyn EdwardsAutomotive EnginesAutomotive ReviewsAutomotive TechnologyCalgaryCars and Car DesignClassic and Antique CarsCulture and LifestyleHampshireNew ZealandOak BayOceaniaOntarioRoyal Jubilee HospitalScience and TechnologySports CarsTechnologyThetis LakeVancouverVictoria (British Columbia) Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 This beautifully restored 1959 Triumph TR3-A sports car was purchased by Rick Burgess 49 years after he had originally sold it in Victoria. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS VICTORIA, B.C. — Rick Burgess bought a very special sports car from a Victoria car lot in the early ’60s when he was in his early 20s.It was a low slung, golden brown 1959 Triumph TR3-A sports car with a red leather interior. It was powered by a 95 horsepower four-cylinder engine with twin SU carburetors and a four-speed transmission. He was in the navy and often loaned his car to a naval officer to go on Saturday dates. Rick later met his pal’s girlfriend, who asked Rick what he was doing with her boyfriend’s car. Seems Rick’s shipmate had claimed the snazzy sports car was his own. last_img read more

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Zimbabwe, Senegal Friendlies Lined Up for Super Eagles Ahead of 2019 AFCON Campaign

first_imgNigeria will square up to Zimbabwe and Senegal in international friendly matches in the month of June as part of preparations for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), thenff.com can confirm.The three-time African champions will open camp in Asaba, capital of Delta State on 2nd June, ahead of the clash with the Warriors of Zimbabwe at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Saturday, 8th June.Zimbabwe, who have in their ranks globally-acknowledged talents Knowledge Musona and Kharma Billiat, finished top of a qualifying group that included two-time African champions, Democratic Republic of Congo, a resurgent Liberia and 1972 AFCON winners, Congo Brazzaville.The day after the match with the Warriors, the Super Eagles delegation will depart Asaba aboard a chartered flight for Ismailia, Egypt where they will set up a final training camp.On Sunday, 16th June, the Eagles will file out against Africa’s number one-ranked team, Senegal at the Ismailia Stadium in their final tune-up game.This is a match to look forward to, between Africa’s number one and number three-ranked teams, just a few days to the kick-off of the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations.President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick said on Thursday: “We have sealed the matches with the Warriors of Zimbabwe and the Lions of Teranga and these are two matches we are really looking forward to. There cannot possibly be a better way to get into the AFCON spirit than playing the number one-ranked team in Africa just before the finals begin.”His Senegalese counterpart, Augustine Senghor, stated: “We shall only have one friendly match against Nigeria as we prepare for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.”Apart from being Africa’s number one-ranked team, the Lions of Teranga have in their ranks the revered Liverpool FC of England pointman Sadio Mane. They come up against a Nigeria side also brimming with talent, depth, and creativity.The day after the clash with Senegal, the Super Eagles’ delegation will move to Alexandria, venue of their Group B games. They take on Burundi on 22nd June, tackle Guinea on 26th June and confront Madagascar on 30th June.Relatedlast_img read more

Dallin Bachynski, Utah Utes await Central Michigan

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — One of Dallin Bachynski’s goals in his first year for the Utah basketball team was to earn a starting spot. He never dreamed it would come in just his third game with the Utes.His amended goal after Wednesday night’s 57-46 win over Idaho State is to keep his starting spot for the rest of the season. And as long as the 6-11 center keeps playing like he did Wednesday, that should be a certainty.Bachynski finished with 22 points and 16 rebounds as he kept the Utes in the game early and then keyed a second-half comeback with his offense and rebounding.He’ll undoubtedly be in the starting lineup Friday (5 p.m. tip) when the Utes face Central Michigan in the second game of their Thanksgiving Tournament.Coach Larry Krystkowiak isn’t making any promises, but he sure liked what he saw from the sophomore from Calgary against the Bengals. He said Bachynski got the start over senior Jason Washburn because of his strong play in practice recently.“We want to dangle the carrot in front of some guys and say, ‘if you produce and get after it in a practice setting, you may get a chance to start,’ ” Krystkowiak said. That’s what happened with Bachynski, who was told Monday he would be getting the start.Although Krystkowiak said his starting lineups can change from game to game — he’s used three different lineups in three games — he also said he likes the idea of the high-energy Bachynski giving the Utes an early spark and the experienced Washburn playing in a reserve role.“Wash is pretty good coming off the bench,’’ Krystkowiak said. “Dallin has that energy initially where I know he’s going to get on the floor and give us that burst. Wash coming in as a substitute is worth a look.’’While Bachynski dominated inside against Idaho State, the rest of the team was having a hard time scoring. Freshman Jordan Loveridge shot just 2 for 10 from the field, while Glen Dean was 3 for 9 and Justin Seymour and Jarred DuBois each went 1 for 5Washburn, who started every game last year and led the team in scoring (11.4 ppg) and rebounding (6.2 rpg), played just seven minutes, scoring six points and grabbing two rebounds in his limited time. It marked his lowest number of minutes in his 93-game career at Utah.Central Michigan comes into Friday’s game at 2-1 after beating Wright State 59-55 in Wednesday’s first game of the round-robin tournament. Senior guard Kyle Randall (13.6 ppg) led the way with 13 points for a balanced Chippewas team. All 10 players scored in the game, and five players end up with six points.Idaho State and Wright State will play Friday at 7:45 p.m.The Utes will play their final game of their initial Thanksgiving Tournament Saturday at 7:30 p.m. against Wright State. Then next week they go on the road for their first two road games Wednesday against SMU and Friday at Texas State.last_img read more

Liverpool interested in signing Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez

first_imgLiverpool are interested in bringing Real Sociedad centre-back Inigo Martinez to Anfield. Upd. at 19:55 10/05/2015 The 23-year-old defender was scouted by the Reds at the Camp Nou on Saturday, when his side went down 2-0 to Barcelona. Sport EN It was not a great performance by Martinez on an individual level, though Sociedad as a whole impressed. Martinez was lucky not to give away a penalty for handball, and deflected Lionel Messi’s cross into Neymar’s path, for the opener. He was also left on the deck, like Jerome Boateng, by a quick Messi dribble.  CEST He has a bright future ahead of him and it remains to be seen if that will be on Merseyside or not.last_img

Minor Baseball alive and well as NDBA opens 2012 diamond campaign

first_imgJustin Lasichuk pitched a few innings to get the win for Nelson.Trail Dodgers hosted the Nelson Diamondbacks in game two of the day at Queen Elizabeth.The West Kootenay Minor Baseball season runs until the middle of June when playoffs close out the house league campaigns.The West Kootenay teams — Grand Forks, Fruitvale, Castlegar, Trail and Nelson — then form all-star squads to participate in provincial play.The Little League major players have a short distance to travel as Trail is host site for the B.C. Little League Championships in July.The tournament is held at Andy Bilesky Park in Trail.EXTRA INNINGS: President Larry Martel said renovations to Lions Park baseball diamond has commenced. Nelson and District Minor Baseball, given the green light by the city, is doing a major overhaul to the Uphill Park. . . . From now until mid-June Queen Elizabeth Park will be a beehive of activity with baseball games played on most days. Looking at the beaming smile on the face of president Larry Martel, it’s safe to say minor baseball is alive and well in Nelson.Martel all smiling from ear to ear as Nelson and District Minor Baseball held opening day Saturday at Queen Elizabeth Park with the Nelson Angeles defeating Castlegar in Little League Major action.“We’ve got 98 kids and 15 teams, which is where we were last year,” Martel said when asked about the state of minor baseball in Nelson.Nelson teams play in the West Kootenay Baseball League — the players 13-and-over in the B.C. Babe Ruth and the younger players in B.C. Little League.Opening game saw Nelson Angels capture the victory against Castlegar.last_img read more

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Connacht v Sale Sharks – Preview

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Connacht kicks off a massive weekend of European rugby tonight. They take on Sale Sharks in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals in Manchester. If they win, Connacht will reach the European Challenge Cup semi-finals for the first time in nine years. The game kicks off at 7.45pm and is live on Galway Bay FM. Rob Murphy and William Davies gives a preview of the big game and the changes Andy Friend has made within the pack from their meeting last week with Benetton Treviso..last_img

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first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SATURDAY Sun Valley Community Tree Giveaway, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Waste Management parking lot, 9081 Tujunga Ave., Sun Valley. Call (818) 252-3106. Valley Livestock Show, 9 a.m., Hansen Dam Equestrian Center, 11127 Orcas Ave., Lake View Terrace. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail [email protected]last_img

#Nextchat: Millennial Influence

first_imgBe sure to catch Blake McCammon’s Smart Stage session in the Connection Zone at the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas. Attract and Engage the Next Gen Workforce: How to Hire Millennials & Gen Z and Why it Matters06/30/2015 10:20 AM – 10:38 AM | Connection Zone We get it. You’re tired of talking about Millennials.But look around your workplace. How is this generation affecting your workplace culture? How have they affected the way you work? What changes has your organization made in the way it hires and operates in order to attract and accommodate millennial talent? As they slowly, but surely, become a workplace majority, organizations are grappling with the question of how to integrate the different ideas, skills, mannerisms and beliefs that this generation brings to the workplace.Let’s flip the coin–how do Millennials feel about having to work with older adults who have outdated skills and Industrial-era mindsets? How do they feel about the myths with which their generation is continually being labeled?In their article, “10 Millennial Myths Busted,” Blake McCammon and Kristen Overacre challenge the 10 most popular thoughts about young professionals, including trophies, perks, job hopping and work/life priorities.Other myths include a lack of writing, verbal and interpersonal skills, as well as the etiquette required to get through a business lunch. Yet, wouldn’t that depend on if the business lunch is with Warren Buffett or Mark Zuckerberg?Love ’em or hate ’em, this is the next generation of leaders who will be running–and transforming–our schools, our companies our government and our world. And one day–a Millennial may be your boss–if you have one at all by then. Please join @shrmnextchat at 3 p.m. ET on May 20 for #Nextchat with Blake McCammon (@rblake). We’ll chat about Millennials from every generational perspective–and turn some tables to understand about how Millennials feel about working with older generations.Q1. What are Millennials’ positive traits?Q2. Where do you feel that Millennials are struggling in the workplace?Q3. What changes has your organization made in the way it hires and operates in order to accommodate Millennials?Q4. How has Millennials’ influence in the workplace affected the way you work? Q5. What do Millennial managers find most difficult about dealing with older employees?Q6. How can Millennial bosses coach older employees and facilitate a harmonious workplace?Q7. What advice would you give Millennial managers who work with Baby Boomers and Generation Xers?Q8. Are employers missing potentially great employees because of a reverse age discrimination due to Millennial myths? What’s a Twitter chat?last_img read more