A rotation matrix can be generated by a unit timelike quaternion in the three dimensional Minkowski space. In this paper, we correspond columns of this rotation matrix to Frenet vectors of a nonlightlike curve and we find a reformulation of Frenet's formulas of nonlightlike curves in terms of the timelike quaternions in the Minkowski 3-space. Moreover, we do same things for the parallel transport frame. MSC 2000: 53B30, 53A04, 15A66. © 2008 Heldermann Verlag.