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News: THE TRIUMPH SPITFIRE: A CELEBRATION

Imagine this scenario; it is the summer of 1961, and Leyland has completed their takeover of Standard-Triumph. Their executives are stalking through the Canley works and are not exactly happy at what they find.

News: MEET THE OWNER – JOHN NEWTON AND HIS TRIUMPH ACCLAIM CD TRI-MATIC

John Newton’s Triumph is a prime example of one of the most crucial British Leyland products of the 1980s. He encountered the Acclaim when he was “just looking for something to restore - but they are addictive!”.

News: THE TRIUMPH ACCLAIM – AN APPRECIATION

This year marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most important cars to bear the Triumph badge. When the Acclaim made its bow on the 7th October 1981, it pioneered Japanese involvement in the British motor industry. It was also the right car launched at the right time – an accolade not shared by many other BL products.

News: THE PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP WINNER; JAKE CLAPPISON’S TRIUMPH SPITFIRE 1500

One of the 2021 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show’s highlights was Jake Clappison’s 1979 Inca Yellow Triumph Spitfire 1500 taking first place in the Pride of Ownership.

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News: 50 YEARS OF THE TRIUMPH TR6

50 years ago, yesterday (14th January), Triumph officially unveiled its latest sports car at the Brussels Motor Show – the TR6.

News: Meet The Owner - The Pringle Family Triumph 1500

‘For most people, it brings them back to when they were learning to drive’ is just one response to the 1972 Triumph owned by Andrew Pringle’s father John.

News: Meet The Owner - Nick Price and His Triumph Herald 948 Convertible

Sixty years ago a new small car was unveiled to the motoring press, and various dealers in a musical gala staged at the Albert Hall. Your host was Mr. Bob Monkhouse, and the star of the show was, of course, the Triumph Herald.

News: An Arresting Triumph - Southend-on-Sea Police's TR4

The summer of 1962 and you are cruising down the A127 towards Southend-on-Sea in your new Sunbeam Alpine Series II. The hood is down, the sun is shining, and you are wearing a particularly tasteful cravat. In short, you have not a care in the world until you hear the unmistakable sound of a police car bell – only the vehicle seen in the rear view mirror is not an Austin Westminster but a Triumph TR4…

News: 50 Years of the Triumph 2000/2500 MK.II

In the early 1970s, the sort of person who owned a new Triumph 2000 or 2.5 PI Mk. II was an instantly familiar type. They would dress fashionably but not outrageously – think Terry Scott as opposed to Jason King – and they would regard Watney’s Red Barrell as an abomination and Hai Karate aftershave as totally naff.

News: Car of the month: Jake Clappison's Triumph Spitfire 1500

‘There’s a lot of pointing, and saying wow!’, for a car such as Jake Clappison’s 1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500 is always going to cause a minor sensation when it is out and about. Firstly, there is that Inca Yellow paint finish, secondly it is in stunning condition and thirdly, the Spitfire must be one of the most handsome British sports cars ever made.

News: THE TRIUMPH DOLOMITE SPRINT – A CELEBRATION

‘The Sprint must be the answer to many people’s prayers’. That is what Autocar thought of the latest Triumph back in July 1973, as the scribe raved about the ‘quite impeccable’ manners and how it was a ‘tremendously satisfying car to drive’. Today, thousands of enthusiasts would agree with those words.