Triumph Spitfire - 1965 Le Mans 24hrs (19th June 1965)
Spitfires at Le Mans (1965)
June 19th 1965 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 1965 24hr of Le Mans and the 4 Triumph Spitfire racing prototypes entered by the company.Triumph never identified their cars other than Spitfire racing prototypes with 1.1 litre inline 4 cylinder engines and aerodynamic hard tops.
NAZI GRAND PRIX Richard Seaman and the Silver Arrows (on TV 12th Jan 2004)
Grand Prix motor racing in the late 1930s was dominated by the German Auto
Union and Mercedes teams. With massive financial backing from a
propaganda-conscious Nazi government, the Silver Arrows were hugely
successful. Amongst the drivers of these technologically advanced cars was
young Englishman, Richard Seaman.
One of Britain's greatest racing drivers ever. Seaman was almost erased
from history when he left British motor-sport and chose to race for the
German Mercedes team at the height of the Third Reich.
ADU 1B Le Mans Spitfire [HD]
HD test footage of the le Mans Spitfire at Snetterton.
I have permission from MSV Limited (owners of Snetterton) to show this
video on YouTube.
TRIUMPH SPITFIRE & GT6 DVD
Preview of the all-new double disc DVD 'Code Name: Bomb - The Story of the
Triumph Spitfire and GT6' available from http://www.triumphdvd.co.uk.
Ford GT40 - 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans
Wonderful period video from brake pad manufacturer Ferodo on the 1968 Le
Mans race from the standpoint of John Wyer's Gulf Oil Ford GT40 team, who
won the race. The first 4 minutes shows a high speed in-car lap around Le
Mans narrated by Stirling Moss. Wonderful video with footage of Alfa Romeo
33s, Porsche 908s, Matras, etc....
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.
Vintage Racing Crash Roll cages are good
This is Mark with Zapata in second place of the last race at Roebling Road.
Listen close and you can hear his rear axle snap. At that point he can't
do anything but hold on. Mark is fine. This is a good reason to over
build safety into any racecar.
We are making a Documentary movie about vintage racing. Go to
www.vintageracingtoday.com for more info. It comes out Summer 2012.
We are following six drivers from Nashville for a year making a film about
Vintage Racing. Mark the driver in this video is one of those drivers. Go
to www.vintageracingtoday.com to see the movie trailer.
Triumph GT6 V8
Really sweet Triumph GT6 that was converted to a 302 V8. From the 2011
Colorado British Motoring Conclave (largest annual car show in the state
that's for British marques *only*).
1967 Triumph Spitfire MKIII | Ride Along
Ride with Hagerty in a 1967 Triumph Spitfire MKIII. It only has 75HP but
its a blast to drive.
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Classic Recollections: 1963 Triumph TR4
Join Bob Streepy as he shows off his 1963 Triumph TR4 and details the
Full story here: www.dailyherald.com/article/20111024/entlife/710239956/