Classics - Austin Healey vs. Triumph TR6
Twee roadsters met zescilinder. Brits. Geboortejaar 1957 versus 1975.
Generaties met botsende karakters; de behoudende fifties tegen de wilde
seventies. Weet de jeugd het weer eens beter? Twee roadsters met een
Nederlandse link vechten het uit op bochtenparadijs Madeira.
This is Triumph
Like many auto companies, Triumph started out making bicycles but like the
others found a new life in the four wheel world.
Known mainly for its sports cars the company also produced family cars but
it was the roadsters that got the attention.
Unfortunately, the company dissolved along with the rest of British Leyland
and the brand's name is now owned by BMW.
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Austin Allegro Advertisement from the 1970s with Thames TV!
A showing here of a 1970s Austin Allegro advertisement with a very 70s
soundtrack. Shown for a bit of amusement with the classic Thames TV ident.
This video is shown for the purposes of entertainment and information. All
copyrights are acknowledged and remain with Thames Television/Independent
Television and BMIHT. All rights reserved.
Top Gear guide to Buying a Banger
Top Gear's Quentin Willson takes a look at buying a quality banger, from
1997. The advice is still as valid today as it was then, all that's changed
is the cars.
Ford Cortina advert, circa 1984
Perennial favourite of dodgy minicab drivers, it's the Ford Cortina. As,
according to this advert, it's also the second coming of Christ himself.
The Triumph Motor Company was a British car and motor manufacturing
company. The Triumph marque (trade-name) is owned currently by BMW. The
marque had its origins in 1885 when Siegfried Bettmann (1863--1951) of
Nuremberg initiated S. Bettmann & Co and started importing bicycles from
Europe and selling them with his own trade-name in London. The trade-name
became "Triumph" the year next, and in 1887 Bettmann was joined by a
partner, Moritz (Maurice) Schulte, also from Germany. Beginning in 1889 the
businessmen started producing their own bicycles in Coventry, England.
In November 1944 what was left of the Triumph Motor Company and the Triumph
trade-name were bought by the Standard Motor Company and a subsidiary
"Triumph Motor Company (1945) Limited" was formed with production
transferred to Standard's factory at Canley, on the outskirts of Coventry.
The pre-war Triumph models were not revived and in 1946 a new range of
Triumphs was announced, starting with the Triumph Roadster. The Roadster
had an aluminium body because steel was in short supply and surplus
aluminium from aircraft production was plentiful.
In the early 1950s it was decided to use the Triumph name for sporting cars
and the Standard name for saloons and in 1953 the Triumph TR2 was
initiated, the first of a series that would be produced until 1981.
Triumph TR6 Engine Strip Down - Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers Edd takes the Triumph's engine for a refit to change it
from leaded fuel to unleaded.
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Maxi Marathon (1968) - 11 minutes
This film introduced the world to the wonderful Austin Maxi (ADO 14). We
are shown the Exhaustive three-year
testing schedule to which the prototypes were subjected, from the Arctic
Circle in winter to Southern Portugal in summer.
Marina (1971) - 14 minutes
The gripping story of the three-year race to produce the marvellous Morris
Marina (ADO 28). Boardroom reconstructions allow Chairman, Lord Stokes to
guide us through its conception, design and technical development
culminating in an Exhaustive testing
programme. After glimpsing the extensive upgrade factory facilities we are
finally treated to the filming of the all-important advertising campaign
for the car which epitomised 'beauty with brains behind it'.
Allegro - A New Driving Force From Austin (1973) - 14 minutes
An in-depth look at the attributes of the amazing Allegro (ADO 67). The
British Leyland team that worked on the car tell us enthusiastically about
its virtues - the 'Hydragas' suspension, the styling, and of course, the
famous square 'Quartic' steering wheel. Who could resist?
Princess - The Car That Has Got It All Together (1975) - 21 minutes
A Seventies Film for a Seventies Car - meet the Princess (ADO 71),
codenamed Diablo. We are introduced in graphic detail to each car in the
range - the Wolseley, head of the family, and its less well-endowed
cousins, three Austins and three Morrises.
Metro - A British Car to Beat the World (1980) - 27 minutes
The momentous Metro - a make or break vehicle for British Leyland. No
expense was spared on this Exhaustive
documentary covering every aspect of Metro's design from ADO 88 to LC8.
Encompassing development, testing and the remodelling of factory facilities
to accommodate modern production methods such as robots, we gain a
fascinating insight into Longbridge of the period and British Leyland
Total running time 1 hour 27 minutes approximately