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Lemondrops Ride
January 12, 2012

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This story is writen by Rob Noyes-Smith my business partner after he made a trip from North Carolina to New Mexico in a Classic Triumph TR3. Rob for those of you who don't know Rob is one of the owners at Overland Motorsports! He is a Great guy and this is a wonderful story so read on!

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Marc
Overland Motorsports



Lemondrops Ride

It all started circa 2005 when Randy on hearing of Franks upcoming restoration of a 1961 Triumph TR3 andwith a gentle twisting of arms, managed to persuade Frank that he was in greater need and thus dictated the beautiful original Triumph yellow.

Randy’s father had served in the US Army Air force in Europe during WW II and his first new car after the conflict was a yellow 61 TR3 in which Randy would accompany his father on sales calls as a young nipper, sans seatbelts.   

Being a Triumph man, my father worked in the factory after WW II; I said if he ever wanted to sell it let me know. Come the wedding of Randy’sdaughter in October of 2010 when my wife Maggie drove Lemondrop (she had the gaul to name someone else’s car) along the Blue Ridge Parkway and proclaimed much affection, and how Lemondrop was infinitely better than my racing TR3. I stirred the cogs in Randy’s mind a few extra revolutions and seven months later the deed was done.

I have been accused by many a women upon hearing that I bought Lemondrop for my wife’s birthday of really buying the car for myself. This goes to prove, that women are not infallible, particularly when it comes to cars. Why would I torture myself with yet another British car to work on (I have been restoring a [more...]

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London to Cape Town is on!
January 12, 2012

The London to Cape Town rally is well underway and going great. No problems to speak of other than a lost mudflap on day one. Follow the team on facebook, http://www.facebook.com/#!/BuchananGreenRallyTeam.




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Marc
Overland Motorsports
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