Triumph Spitfire Eau Claire CVSCC Autocross Racing
This was my fastest run of the day at 49.4sec. I finished first place in vintage class. It was 92 degrees outside. My main competitor is the lime colored Porsche 914 that is turbocharged and intercooled that you can see in the lineup at the end of the video.
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 Spitfire Engine Swap TimeLapse
We have never done a complete engine and transmission swap from start to
finish in one day, it has always been spread out over a few days. The
upcoming race is 24 hours straight so we don't have the luxury of taking
our time during the night getting it ready for the next day. Murphy set
in, there were differences in the engines. The water pump was different so
we needed larger fan belts, different thermostat housing, and we had to
convert to an electrical water temp gauge. Good thing we tried this at home
and not at the track during the race. The GoPro camera ran out of batteries
about 30 minutes before the engine fired. Looks hilarious to me, hope you
HGR 2012 race 1
Historic Grand Race 2012 at Ahvenisto, Hämeenlinna Finland. Pre -66 race 1
in a Triumph Spitfire with 1147cc engine. Got stuck in traffic behind a
GT40, Barracude etc... Finally 2nd in class after a Mini Cooper S.
1975 Triumph TR6 PI Review
We take a trip up to the Yorkshire Dales and sample the Open Road
Yorkshire's lovely British Racing Green UK spec TR6 fitted with Lucas
Petrol Injection. Full review at http://classiccarsdriven.com/
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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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.