1971 GT-6 Mk III
Owners: Susan & Tommie Cook
Bluebonnet Editor Diane Parker talked to the Cooks about their national award-winning Star Car:
BB: So, Tommie, how many Triumphs do you have?
Tommie: Four, but only two are drivable. Susan has a 1971 Mimosa GT-6 MK3 (above) and I have a 1972 British Racing Green Spitfire 6. Susan has had her car for seven years, and I have had mine for 11 years.
BB: What do you know about the previous owners or the cars’ histories?
Tommie: Not much.
BB: Have the cars been restored?
Tommie: I restored both cars, but don’t remember when.
BB: Have you modified the bodies?
Tommie: Not Susan’s GT-6; on my car, the suspension and drive train have been adjusted, the suspension was lowered two inches, and I custom wired it.
BB: What about the engines… any modifications there?
Tommie: Not to Susan’s car; I balanced and blueprinted mine, added a lightweight flywheel and overdrive.
BB: What awards have you won?
Tommie: Susan’s GT-6 won Concours at Nationals and the Spit won Participant’s Choice twice at Nationals, as well as a number of awards at Regionals.
BB: What do you like least about the cars?
Tommie: They’re too costly and time consuming.
BB: What do you like best about them?
Tommie: The compliments we always get on the cars’ appearance.
BB: Have you had a “most embarrassing moment” with the cars?
Tommie: Well, there was the time I dropped a car off the trailer at an ABCD (All British Car Day)…