18.5.1945 - 9.1.2014
VALE – PETER COUSINS
Tasmanian members have been saddened at the news of the passing of their friend and fellow Register member Peter Cousins at his Mount Stuart home on the morning of Thursday 9th January 2014.
Pete was a long time member of the TR Register and with Mary had attended Concours in Canberra, Swan Hill, Brisbane, Port Macquarie and Toowoomba.
Pete had owned his red TR3 since February 1966 or a month shy of 48 years. Indicative of his longevity of ownership was his pride in recounting how he paid for it in pounds, shillings and pence, £465 to be exact. Between 2003 and 2006 he treated his TR3 to a 3 year restoration which resulted in a much admired car and which was sought after for a number of car shows and displays.
He was also a member of a number of other car clubs including the MG Car Club of Tasmania, Post Vintage Car Club and Triumph Owners Tasmania. In 1968 he won the MGCC Club Championship up against Swallow Doretti, TR4s and various MGs. It was something that he enjoyed reminding the MG fraternity of from time to time.
Pete did not enjoy the best of health for many years being diagnosed with diabetes in his earlier adult years. The ensuing years saw the complications that can arise eventually did.
Pete had many fine traits, determination being one, the trip to his last concours at Toowoomba was an epic one, the round trip being over 4000 kilometres. With trailer on tow he set a cracking pace and held his own when it came to mixing it with the big rigs.
We are but a few of the many who have been privileged to have known Pete Cousins. We will all miss him.
Our thoughts are with Mary and her family in their loss.