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Popularity Contest – Your Favorite British Sports Car

Last year we asked you to determine the greatest British sports car of all time and after spirited voting the Jaguar E-Type – not unexpectedly – emerged victorious ahead of the Austin-Healey 3000 and Triumph TR6. This time we changed the call of the question: name your favorite British sports car manufactured since the end…

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A Cautionary Tale – British Sports Cars and the Model T

What do British sports cars have to do with the Ford Model T? There was a time when the Ford Model T was ubiquitous in the classic car firmament. Almost every car collector had one at some point and it was both an entry level and aspirational car for many enthusiasts. They represented a good investment as prices rose…

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Wedgies Anonymous – Why I love the Triumph TR7

It has become common practice in modern society to “rewrite the narrative” and look back at the past as we experienced it (at the time) and then recast it as something altogether different with the benefit of hindsight and perspective. Somewhere in the back of our collective memory I am sure we all know that…

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Triumph TR7 and TR8: Wedges Polarize Enthusiasts

The Triumph TR7 and TR8 have long provoked extreme reactions on both ends of the spectrum. Initially TR7 was brutally criticized, while the TR8 was named 1980 Motor Trend Car of the Year. Time magazine listed the TR7 among the 50 worst cars of all time, while Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car said the TR8…

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The Insider’s Perspective: TR7 and 8s

By Kelvin Dodd As seen in May 2007 Hemmings Motor News. One of the best kept secrets of British cars is how wonderful the TR7 and TR8 are to drive and what a value they are. When introduced, the modern McPherson strut based front and compliant trailing arm rear suspension was lost on many die…

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Triumph in America

By Alan Paradise Triumph: just saying the name denotes a regal and victorious image. A car line that gained prominence in America by delivering small, nimble, intimate sports cars. A brand that over the past 50 years has gone from popular to abandoned, and, most recently, is quickly being elevated to cult-car status. When first…

In Defense of the TR7

When I received the Spring edition of “Moss Motoring,” I was delighted when I saw the article “Afterthoughts on the TR7” listed on the cover. I thought, Finally, some credit is to be given to the Wedge! My delight turned to anger and despair when I read the feature, as “Afterthoughts” turned out to be another totally unenlightened…

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20 Years of the TR7: Triumph or Disaster?

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the Triumph TR7, a car which, over time, has been both maligned and only faintly praised. Our correspondent, Mark Dixon, recently tested two fine examples owned by TR7 enthusiasts and reports thus… I have to confess that while TR7s have never figured prominently in my list…

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