Classic Triumph Cars
There is certainly no classic car quite like the Triumph. In this programme
we explore a hand-picked selection and take a front seat as they're put
through their paces, including classic and iconic models; the Stag, TR2,
TR7, Herald and schoolboy dream Spitfire. We also discuss the rich history
that lies behind each featured model.
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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Triumph TR8 highway runs
Breaking in BAD8 the proper way. 160 miles on new motor setup. Seems to be
running well, pinging slightly and the new transmission is still tight.
More info here. http://www.thewedgeshop.com/Bad8.htm
1981 Triumph TR8
Quick ride after sorting a few other issues, everything is sorted now, time
to enjoy. Hope you like it. Best sound EVER!!! Specs are stock fuel
injection, stock original 3.5L, Rover 4.0L heads, Modified TSI headers, 2"
H-Pipe, 2" Magnaflow center mufflers, and stainless Rimmer over axle and
Shot with a Go Pro Hero 3 Black Edition
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 TR4 (TRS) - 1961 Le Mans 24hrs (10th June 1961)
Triumph at Le Mans (1961)
June 10th 1961 From the Standard Triumph archives
Commentary by Raymond Baxter
This is a promotional film produced by the Standard Triumph Motor Company
of Coventry, England. The film documents the 1961 24hr of Le Mans and the 3
Triumph TR4S racing prototypes entered by the company. This was a follow up
to a similar but less than successful effort by the company the previous
year, which was also documented on film.
Triumph TR8 start-up.....
My brother-n-law's TR8 start-up after new add-on's. Edelbrock intake and
Holley 600.Not been run in 10yrs.
Malcom Wilson TR8 in Australia
Film of the Malcom Wilson driving a TR8 or TR7 V8 in the 1984 Dunlop 2GO
Rally. Malcom had a guest drive in the event and show his skill to great
effect. Great shot of Malcom on the charge in a not perfect rally
car.Filmed by Barry Nancarrow. http://www.torquenpower.com/index.htm