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1960 Triumph TR3A
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1960 Triumph TR3A
This 1960 TR3A was purchased by Russ Deveso of Colden, New York in 1969 for $250. A TR4A head was installed to produce added horsepower and more speed for racing. The car would then sport 105 horsepower and speeds of 125 miles per hour at a curb weight of 2000 pounds.
This honest representation of the marque is familiar to every track in the northeast United States, has had a cameo appearance on the Discovery Channel’s “Chasing Classic Cars,” and has been driven by the beloved Burt “B.S.” Levy.
The Triumph Motor Company of Coventry, England launched the TR3 in 1955. Powered by a 1991cc straight 4 Standard engine with twin SU carburetors, it could produce speeds of 110 miles per hour. The TR3 utilized front independent suspension, a live rear axle and would eventually offer an option of overdrive. Front disc brakes were then added, making it the first production British car to do so.
Past Display Cars
When the founders of the International Motor Racing Research Center were working on the details for the new archival and research facility, they knew they wanted the look and feel of a library. Some exhibit space was important, and, foremost, they envisioned space for a race car. Wide double-doors have accommodated the rolling in and out of dozens of different cars since the IMRRC opened in June 1999. The cars are displayed for a few months, often complementing a Center Conversations talk or other event.
If you have an interesting race car you’d be willing to display at the IMRRC in Watkins Glen, NY, please email Kip Zeiter, the Coordinator of Visitor Services and Outreach.
Among the cars the IMRRC has hosted:
Walt Hansgen's Jaguar Special
Vic Franzese's Can-Am Champagne Car
Rusty Wallace's Dodge
Phil Hill's Ferrari
Mark Donohue Sunoco Eagle
Gary Balough's Batmobile DIRT Modified
Ford GT 40
David Loring's Denali
1975 McLaren M23
2003 Dallara Chassis side
Pre-WWII flat tail midget with Ford flathead V8-60 engine owned by Al Isselhard
1957 Indy roadster
This stunning 1956 Corvette is owned by Gary Fickeisen of Moravia, N.Y.
The 1968 Shelby Mustang
1966 GT40 Mk II
1956 Jaguar XK140
1956 Jaguar XK140 at Racing Research Center
Bojangles' No. 98
Ford Boss 302R
The original Boss 302R built in 2009 for JBS Racing, Montour Falls, NY.
Maserati V8RI Built in 1936 "Poison Lil" led the very first competition lap at Watkins Glen in the 1948 "Junior Prix".