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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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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…

VTR Convention: A Huge Success

August and the green, rolling hills around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, were filled with Triumphs. The 1986 Vintage Triumph Register Convention attracted more cars of a single British marque than had ever before come together in North America. There were enthusiasts from Arizona and Hawaii, Michigan and Vermont. (A TR250 from Concord, California, won the trophy for…

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