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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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
TR7 V8 In-Car Taupo 2WD Rally 2012
Stage 5 of Taupo 2WD Rally Aug 4th 2012. In-car Triumph TR7 V8 with Mark
Parsons & Timothy Trout. Rally is 5 stages of Taupo Motor Racing Track. The
Altezza is a Chev V8 driven by Mark Whyte and Tracey Lance. Anton Cheetham
in an S15 Silvia with GTR engine won the rally from the Altezza, with us
third. With the starting interval of 1 minute we had several chases like
this during the day .....
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.
MARK PARSONS TR7V8 Hamilton rally 1996 and others
I had the good fortune to co drive for mark in this rally (more like get
in,sit down,shut up and hang on) until we had a nut shear off the sway bar
as seen coming down the hill.
We had maybe gone over a dip before a bridge just a tad bit fast eh Mark.
I learnt a lot in this rally from Mark who was his usual chatty self,thanks
From memory we were as high as 3rd before the DNF.
The other footage is of a rally i am unaware of.
Maybe mark can help out with this in the comments box.