Front Page Gallery What's On Historic Index

Early TR Racing/ Competition Photos - Victoria by Glynn Ford
This page is a result of the following photo supplied in our mystery TR series. Geoff Kelly sent it in and eventually Glynn spotted the photo on our website. He has provided us, not only with more information about his car, but also with photos of other TRs in competition in Victoria. The owners of these cars may eventually also contact us with more information?

Additional photos sent by Glynn are shown below...

Glynn says - "I have just spotted the photo of me and my TR3A in 1977 on your webpage, I can give you a bit more information, the Victorian Registration was HGK 272 and the Commission Number was TS78403. The original engine No. was TS78704E but I broke a con rod in a six hour race at Calder and put a hole in the side of the crankcase so it was replaced with TS27812E."

"A bit more information on HGK 272/TS78403. I sold the car in the mid 1980s to Warren Tice, at that time it had a full race engine with all the work on that being done by Brian Sampson’s* Motor Improvements in South Melbourne, it also had a TR4 Overdrive Gearbox. The original TR3A box is now in the 1949 Triumph Roadster TRA1130 which is in Melbourne."

* Brian Sampson (born 17 June 1935) is an Australian retired racing driver. Sampson had a long career throughout the 1960s and 1970s, which he still continues as a hobby. Sampson was a mainstay of the Australian Motor Industries-Toyota Team at the Bathurst 500 from 1965 to 1970, winning Class A in 1969 in a Corolla. Well noted as a collector and racer of Cheetah racing cars, he is best remembered as Peter Brock's co-driver to win the 1975 Bathurst 1000. He also won the 1977 Rothmans 500 co-driving with Warren Cullen. (Source - Wikipedia)

Geoff Kelly has also included a couple of pages of programs from Sandown 1977 including Glynn Ford, Laurie Cousin, John Hosking, Paul Veysey &
Roger James in the AUSCA now owned by Peter Rose (Vic). We don't have a photo of the AUSCA and would like additional info on the other drivers.??
The following photos were recently provided by Glynn (comments by Glynn)
Glynn at Lakeland Hill Climb in 1970
Glynn at at Bacchus Marsh in 1971.
Great Ocean Road in 1970. HGK 274 is still with the same owner today - Bryn Townsend. HGK 272 is Glynn's TR (Powder Blue).
Bryn Townsend in HGK 274 at Bradford 1970
Ian Relph in JKF 430 TSOA National Rally Albury 1969
Ken McKimmie at Bradford VIC 1969
John Rixon in JEV 974 Pearcedale 1969
Unknown TR at Wallan East 1970
TSOA National Rally Mount Gambier 1970

Touring Assembly parked at Waurn Ponds near Geelong January 1970
Contributions Welcome!
If you have any additional information about the cars or people shown above please contact the webmaster (Rick).
We are always pleased to include photos or details of TRs in Australia. All contributions are acknowledged and add to an improved record of Australian cars.