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Official website of R.W. "Kas" Kastner

This website is dedicated to the racing of R.W. "Kas" Kastner (August 30, 1928 - April 11, 2021). Racing in Triumph sportscars, sailboats, and Nissan prototype race cars, Kas and his teams have run in the front of the pack and won championships in all of these categories.

"Kas, from his position as Competition Director for Standard-Triumph in the United States, was the guiding influence and prime instigator for the company's success, essentially writing the book on how to successfully race cars on a budget and setting the standard for others in the industry to follow." (British Sports Car Hall of Fame, 2017)

Throughout this website you will find many classic photos with descriptions, videos, historical articles, and information on the annual Kastner Cup race event that began in 2003.

Visit the bookstore to purchase the four books authored and self-published by Kas in response to the flood of requests for information about the mechanical aspects of Triumph chassis and engine preparation and include great tales of Kas's adventures, mishaps and victories in amateur and international racing events. These books are a must read and reference for anyone looking to prepare their car to race and win, and are available in electronic eBook format (PDF) readable on any device. Book cover images are below, along with a video of Kas describing the Triumph Preparation Handbook New e-Book Edition released in 2013.

In addition to this website, you will find more fantastic photos, videos and information about Kas, the cars and his work on his Facebook page and on YouTube. Enjoy!

Kas Kastner's Triumph Preparation Handbook New Edition 2013 e-Book Release: Continued preparation techniques and modifications from the original book with new methods and ideas. More info on suspension, brakes, engine modifications and drive line components. Just as the original book was directed the do-it-yourself racer, this new edition carries on with the same theme.

Triumph TR-250K with Peter Brock and Kas Kastner: R.W. "Kas" Kastner and Peter Brock tell the story of a unique, ahead of its time design. On May 4th 2019, Peter Brock and Kas Kastner were re-united with the TR250K, the unique race car they designed and built together in 1968.

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