[TR] So there I was

TeriAnn J. Wakeman tjwakeman at gmail.com
Thu Jul 3 20:25:50 MDT 2014

I decided to get out today and take advantage of the fourth of July 
grocery sales.  I went through the sales papers. I looked for the best 
buys and planned a route that used the least amount of petrol.  I got 
into the TR3 and off I went shopping.  As usually I got the occasional 
thumbs up from other drives and people walking on the street.  At two of 
the store parking lots I got to hear the stories of the TR3 that someone 
had had as a young adult and some adventures they had. Several folk said 
"Nice car" & per usual the car attracted a number of kids in the parking 
lots who are fascinated by such a small car.

My TR3 has a TR2 single muffler exhaust, four tube headers and a cam so 
it has a very noticeable sweet roar.  On the way home I was keeping the 
revs around 3500 RPM just listening to the sweet tone and I was feeling 
pretty full of myself.  I stopped at the last light on the way home, 
still with a self satisfied smile when a bright yellow Lamborghini 
pulled up alongside me. The driver did not glance my way but he did burp 
the V12 and when the light changed was long gone before I got out of the 
intersection.  Sometimes when you are feeling really good someone just 
comes along and takes the wind out of your sail. And I was feeling so 
full of myself and the TR mystique before I heard the V12 sing.  Sigh


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