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.
48 Hour Spitfire Rebuild
This is a time lapse video of the rebuild of a 1970 Triumph Spitfire. The
rebuild took place on April 26, 2006
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 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.