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  • Goldstar
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    Originally posted by Goldstar View Post

    You could afford a. Stag when you were 12? Decent paper round that

    there will be a big event at Silverstone date tbc with a parade from LD1 to the end in commission plate order, hoping that BMH will let the last one built out for the day, if not Terry will have to come along with the penultimate one. Keep your eye on the website and mag for more details.
    Info now posted in Club business

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  • nickrowland
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    Originally posted by Tdm View Post
    It would be nice to have a commenatarive badge to attach to the front grill to celebrate the occasion - is anyone going to produce one?
    The SOC has got one planned for Silverstone Classic National Day 2020

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  • Goldstar
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    Originally posted by Stagdad View Post

    Except Alan Thomas owns the penultimate one and it's in bits.
    So I found out in post #7 Steve. Alan has a deadline now, I always find they help

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  • Stagdad
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    Originally posted by Goldstar View Post

    You could afford a. Stag when you were 12? Decent paper round that

    there will be a big event at Silverstone date tbc with a parade from LD1 to the end in commission plate order, hoping that BMH will let the last one built out for the day, if not Terry will have to come along with the penultimate one. Keep your eye on the website and mag for more details.
    Except Alan Thomas owns the penultimate one and it's in bits.

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  • Goldstar
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    I need to double check - it was certainly discussed at a meeting I was at a few months ago.

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  • Tdm
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    It would be nice to have a commenatarive badge to attach to the front grill to celebrate the occasion - is anyone going to produce one?

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  • jakesmig
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    Originally posted by Marco Polo View Post

    I bet you drive an MG don't you??
    I's got an MG too Bro..................

    John.

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  • Tdm
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    Originally posted by Ian F View Post
    Terry, may be an element of truth in what you say. However my dad was always a BMC/BLMC driver owner, hated short stroke high revving Fords ‘cos they wore out so quickly, Vauxhall’s rusted and he wouldn’t buy foreign. He preferred the long stroke slower revving B series. It rubbed off and I owned a variety of Spitfires and Spridgets, Marina TC and Ital, although he preferred 1800 Landcrabs and an Austin 3-Litre.
    I also worked in my first job for a Logistics company that was a group company of a Leyland dealership. Directors had 2.5PI, 2500S or Rover SD1 (2600 and 3500), Senior Managers had Princess or Maxis and others had Marinas or Allegros - don’t remember anyone having a Stag. Loved the Dolomite, especially the “original” 1850 HL and still like the Mk 2 2500S, but company cars took hold and I had what I was given. Bought my first and only Stag nearly 12 years ago at 52,still love it.
    Memories eh?
    Ian F
    My brother owned an 1800S "LandCrab" which was incredibly spacious and quite quick, at the time when he was working for Access in Southend, and the 2 mates he shared a rental house with near there each had Lotus Europas. At the time I think I was between cars, and drove down to see him there in a hired Mk3 Cortina. As you say some great memories of the time, and not long after he got married and bought a house in Hiullbridge. Haven't seen my brother (who is 8 years younger than I am) in a long time, and he now lives in Droitwich.

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  • RobinLegin
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    If next year 2020 is the 50th anniversary of the Triumph Stag it is also the 100th anniversary of Alvis cars. Looking forward to some parties - hopefully ! No driving though.

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  • Ian F
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    Terry, may be an element of truth in what you say. However my dad was always a BMC/BLMC driver owner, hated short stroke high revving Fords ‘cos they wore out so quickly, Vauxhall’s rusted and he wouldn’t buy foreign. He preferred the long stroke slower revving B series. It rubbed off and I owned a variety of Spitfires and Spridgets, Marina TC and Ital, although he preferred 1800 Landcrabs and an Austin 3-Litre.

    I also worked in my first job for a Logistics company that was a group company of a Leyland dealership. Directors had 2.5PI, 2500S or Rover SD1 (2600 and 3500), Senior Managers had Princess or Maxis and others had Marinas or Allegros - don’t remember anyone having a Stag. Loved the Dolomite, especially the “original” 1850 HL and still like the Mk 2 2500S, but company cars took hold and I had what I was given. Bought my first and only Stag nearly 12 years ago at 52,still love it.

    Memories eh?

    Ian F

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  • Tdm
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    Originally posted by davidf View Post
    Absolutely not!!! I have Stags since 1983, and a Spitfire about 10 years before that.
    I wonder how many Stag owners were influenced in their choice of buying one by having previously driven or owned Triumph models.
    In the early 60's I passed my driving test in a Triumph Herald, and in the 70's owned 2 new Spitfires, a Mk3 then a MK4 model.
    I also used to be regularly get driven round at the time by Computer Salesmen in Triumph 2.5PI's.
    I at first wanted a GT6 but couldn't afford one, and loved the Stag which was even more expensive.

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  • davidf
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    Absolutely not!!! I have Stags since 1983, and a Spitfire about 10 years before that.

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  • Marco Polo
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    Originally posted by davidf View Post

    We call that a Spitfire
    I bet you drive an MG don't you??

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  • davidf
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    Originally posted by Marco Polo View Post

    I'm currently trying to fit an aircon into my GT6, that's proving a little more challenging!
    We call that a Spitfire

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  • Marco Polo
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    Originally posted by alan_thomas View Post

    I don’t think they came down the line in colour batches, old films I have seen show all the colours mixed up. One variation to mine, it was first sold to a Leyland manager, is that it was fitted with aircon years after they officially stopped fitting aircon, I suspect the parts were found and a quiet word in the right ear was made.
    I just couldn’t be bothered with getting it working and gave the aircon bits to Rauol, living up on Australia’s Gold Coast he simply couldn’t use his Stag in summer without it and I could never see me using it.
    And it's still keeping me cool now! I'm currently trying to fit an aircon into my GT6, that's proving a little more challenging!

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