Owner: Malcolm McDonald
Location: Richmond, VA
I bought my Tiger in 1999 with it's share of typical Tiger issues. I have spent the last four years sorting out those issues. Some were cosmetic and some mechanical but now the car looks and runs great.
I like most Tiger owners are torn between the two schools of Tiger owners; restoration to showroom condition or squeeze a little more horsepower out of the V8 and improve some of the weak points of the car. There must be a happy medium in here somewhere. I live in the south east and you can spend your whole life here and never see a tiger. I have personally only seen two tigers on the road unrelated to a car show. Because of this I feel that I need to be honest to the make and to restore this great car back to its original luster. The only problem is that like most of you out there I am a hot rodder at heart and the idea of making a great car even better is very appealing. I will update this page in the future to show you my progress.
My restoration plans have been scaled back due to the birth of my first son in 1999 and my second in 2001. I have focused my efforts on removing anything that shouldn't be there, adding any LAT options appropriate to the Mark II and of course attending as many events as possible.
I am very satisfied with my Tiger experiences and overjoyed that the car has come together so well. I just wish it had a few more seats for my sons... maybe a rumble seat in the trunk?
That's all for now,