Arsenal - Peter Bulkowski
Born: 06 Feb 1948 in Kiel/Germany
Current Residence: Hanover Ontario Canada
Car Description
Year/Model: 1977 TR8 Coupe
Serial #: ACN01093 UCA Aug.1977
  • Full (Group 44) Cage attached to all suspension Points
  • Fiberglass (Group 44) Air Dam, Front + Rear Fenders,Hood, Trunk lid, Rear 7” Roof Spoiler and Rear Bumper (Roof and both Front Doors – Steel).
Front Suspension/Brakes
Front Suspension:
  • Front Struts with threaded Tube 2.5” Carrera springs and shocks
  • adjustable Camber Plates
  • Modified front Subframe with adjustable lower A-arms
  • Anti-Rollbar
  • Front 12’ Vented Rotors with ATE calibers
Rear Axle/Brakes
Rear Axle:
  • Modified 9’ Ford Axle
  • Adjustable upper control Rods
  • Centre mounted all adjustable Z-Bar
  • 2.5” Carrera Springs
  • Bilstein shocks
  • 10” rear Rotors with ATE calibers
  • Brake Control Tilton Dual Master cylinder, all airquip.lines
  • 3.5 ltr. Triumph Block and Heads with oversize Valves and Crane Springs
  • 11:1 compression
  • Crane Cameshaft
  • Solid Crane Lifters
  • Adjustable custom Crane Pushrods
  • Aries Pistons
  • Balanced Crankshaft
  • Lighted Steel Flywheel
  • Triumph (Edelbrook) Intake Manifold
  • 650CFM Holly 4 pumper Carburator Dual Points Accel
  • Distributor with Cable drive Tach with tell neddel Triumph Headers 4 in to 2 duals
  • Morroso Dry Sump system
  • 3 Stage pump
  • 4.0Gal Aluminium Peterson Tank
  • all Airquip lines
  • Dual Oil Filters
  • Morroso Air Filter
  • Carter Fuel pump, 25 gal
  • ATE Fuel Cell
  • 5 LB. Safecraft Fire System
  • Autometer Gauges
  • 28” Aluminium Rad
  • Kirkey Aluminium Race Seat
  • 6-Point Simpson Belts
  • Simpson Net
  • 4 -10” and 4 -11” Jongblood 3 piece Wheels with cooling fins (Group 44)
  • Hoozier Tires 22.5-9.5-15 front, 24.0-11-15 rear Slicks.
  • Hoozier Rain tires 22.0-9.0-15
Car History
  • This Car was constructed in 1979 to Race IMSA,TRANSAM and MOLYSLIP Enduro Races by Peter Bulkowski and Bruce Kulcyk.
  • This was one of 6 Triumph Canada Cars sponsored by JRT. Group 44 built 2 cars - (43 +44) this was the Canadian entry (42)
  • The complete Body, Frame, Suspension and Wheels came from Bob Tullius group 44 shop in Virginia.
  • Peter Bulkowski raced this car in 1980 with Bruce Kulczyk in the 1,000 km World FIA (IMSA) Race at Mosport and finish 7th in GTO. Finish 22
  • 1981 Peter Bulkowski raced with Luc Behar in the 6 Hour IMSA Race and finished 5th in GTO at Mosport. Finish 18
  • 1982 Peter Raced with Bob Armstrong in the 6 Hour IMSA and finish 4th in GTO at Mosport. Finish 15 4th in GTO.
  • 1983 Peter teamed with Target Racing Team (David Deacon, Steve Lechnowsky, Drew Fesar and Laurence Polley) to Race the 6 Hour IMSA Race at Mosport and finished 4th in GTO.
  • Peter Bulkowski also raced the TR-8 in 1981 at the TransAm race at Mosport and 1982 TransAm Race at Trois Rivieres
  • The team raced all the Molislip and Ontario GT Races from 1981-1984
  • The car was sold in 1984 and was then raced in 1985 at the 12 Hour race at Sebring FL.
  • The car had a Engine Failure and subsequently got on fire. (This was the last time the car was raced until I reunited with the car again in 2000).
  • The car was found by Al Mason (Al raced Camaros & Corvettes) in July 2000 and after only 2 days of contemplating, I purchased the car back. I can only say, the car was in a poor condition, a complete tear down was necessary, dip and strip, repaint, rebuilt and replace all moving parts. The complete tear down and rebuild took 3 years. Many hours, including dinners in the Garage! But may biggest supporter was my wife, Nanette.
Pete's Sweet TR8 - Feb 2005 GrassRoots MotorSports Canadian Edition