Oil Change Party

Just a reminder that the oil change party (“Ain’t no party, like an oil-change party!”) is this Saturday starting at 9:00 am at Bill Blake’s garage in Ostrander.   Below are the details and directions.  


Bill Blake’s Garage

14153 Smart Cole Road

Ostrander OH 43061


6 miles west of Delaware just off US 42 two miles past Tavern 42 and the Scioto River.  Look for Smart Cole Road, make a right and then second left into the large public storage area. Bill’s garage is in the large building in the middle. 

Brad Penn Oil Orders

Bruce Miles will again be purchasing Brad Penn Oil (which contains the needed ZDDP our flat-tappet engines need). Here are the details for the oil purchase this year:

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For comparison – 20W50 on Amazon.com is $88.30 for a case of 12, while Jegs would be $119. The minimum order is ½ a case.

Most of us probably don’t need a whole case of GL 4 – but let Bruce know how many quarts you want and he will see if we get enough interest for a case.

There is a $7.95 deliver flat charge for the whole order.

Please forward your request to bmiles13@outlook.com by March 26th  - He will have it for the April 1st meeting. 

Horsepower Farms

If you haven’t heard, club member Rich Vance’s son, Chip Vance, has a new project in the works. Chip owns and operates Auto Assets in Powell, OH. You may remember, he was kind enough to open up his place for a monthly club meeting a few years back, giving us a tour of the shop and some of the awesome cars he had there at the time, including his own race car.

Chip’s new project is called “Horsepower Farms.” It will be a sportsman’s club located in southern Delaware County off of Home Rd. that offers vehicle storage condominiums for sale.

At last night’s club meeting, Chip came and spoke about the project. You can learn more about it and follow its progress by visiting the Facebook page here and the website here.

We Need Material!

One of the reasons we ended the newsletter a few years back was due to the fact that we were receiving fewer and fewer articles to publish. As a result, it took months for us to have enough material to make publication of a newsletter worthwhile. It got to the point that we were often releasing a newsletter only two or three times a year.

My idea / hope has always been that members continue writing and submitting articles, but that instead of putting them in a newsletter, we post them on the club’s website. This not only allows us to get material out to everyone sooner, but also gives people a reason to come to the website and see the other resources available.

With the revamp of our website almost complete, I want to renew that request. But that isn’t limited to articles. Send any Triumph-related material you might have to me at jsvannorman@gmail.com. This includes photos (especially if you have older photos organized by date) and tech articles. All content is welcome! I would add, if you aren’t a member of Buckeye Triumphs (maybe because you don’t live in central Ohio), still feel free to send me anything you would like for us to post.

One last item - if you are like me and love to use RSS feeds to keep up to date on your favorite websites and news sources, check out the two RSS feeds we’ve created for the website (you’ll find the links at the bottom of the home page). One is for our club news while the other is for our Cars for Sale page.