Owner: Dusty Nicholson
August’s Car of the Month is the daily driver of the youngest Triumph owner in the Texas Triumph Register. Dustin has been a Triumph enthusiast for six years, attending all regional meets and missing only one national meet in that time. Since he was nine he has been an assistant to his stepfather, freind and mentor, Don Carter. Dusty got hands-on experience helping in the restoration of Don’s national champion TR-6.
Dusty says, “Triumphs have been the source of an unbreakable bond between us and I can never thank Don enough for all he has done for me. Thanks, I love you man!”
The British Racing Green finish is a recent “home-done” paint job undertaken in an attempt to make it more like Dusty’s ideal Spitfire, the one owned by his friends Barry and Donna Lowe. They will be missed by Dusty and all of TTR when they move out of state this month.
Dusty’s Spitfire has proved itself a winner in its first show year. The car took 3rd Place in the 1997 South Central Region Concours at Georgetown; 1st Place in the Spitfire class at the 1997 Houston All-British Motor Vehicle Exposition; and a Gold Certificate at the 1997 VTR National Convention in Fort Worth. In addition, Dusty came in 3rd (just out of trophy range) in the autocross at the VTR National.