Tag: Triumph

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1971 Triumph GT6 – Classified of the Week

The Triumph GT6 was a great car, but by the end of its life it simply couldn’t compete with the MGB, which was a shame, because as the MkIII GT6 here shows, it was a car that had evolved wonderfully. The MkIII was sleeker, it was more aerodynamic and as such, it was faster than […]

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Motorcycle Engines – What’s Between Your Legs?

The world of classic and specialist motorcycles is just as, if not more varied than that of cars. There are myriad makes, models and of course, engines. But what’s what? What do these different engines offer, and what are the negatives of each engine? We’ve waded into the world of motorcycle engines to find out, […]

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Top Five Two-Wheeled Movie Stars

Kawasaki Ninja GPz900R – Top Gun In 1986, when Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell got his shot and arrived at Miramar air base having saved Cougar in the Indian Ocean, he chased an F-14 jet down the runway, punching the air and expressing his love of all things that eschew speed. The angular machine he was riding […]

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Café Racers – What Are They?

Of all the types and styles of motorcycles, the Café Racer is perhaps one of the best looking, though for a motorcyclist of a certain age, it’s also probably the most uncomfortable to ride.  Characterised by a stripped-down look with low-mounted handlebars, round headlight, high and rear-set footpegs and a faired seat cowling, café racers […]

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The Full Monte – Monte Carlo Historique

The Monte Carlo rally often conjures up images of rally Minis with snow tyres tearing up the icy hairpins of the Col de Turini mountain pass and it’s for this very reason why the rally still resonates with historic motorsport fans. The Monte Carlo rally is still a jewel in the crown for what is […]

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The Importer – American Restorables Aplenty

Over here on UK soil there has always and will always be a fascination and as such, love for the American car. We love to look upon the chrome, the fins, the propensity to put a V8 in anything possible. But, being American, these cars aren’t exactly common fodder over here.  Then there’s the other […]

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GALLERY – NEC Lancaster Classic Motor Show

The nights may be drawing in, and you may well have been forced to put the heating on, but that doesn’t mean you should be kept away from the classics. That’s why, at the beginning of every November, the halls of Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre are filled to the rafters with over 300 club stands, […]

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The Leyland Legacy

It’s not uncommon in our world to encounter people that have a collection of classic cars. After all, the classic car world is rich and diverse, and within it there are cars that engage and excite for a varied number of reasons. We, as classic car lovers, often end up with more than one because […]

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Triumph Italia – Automotive Art

There are few cars as beautiful as the Triumph Italia of the early 1960s, or to give its proper name, the Italia 2000. Perfectly penned, it featured lines so delicate they made spun sugar look rigid, the coupe body was perfectly proportioned, the balance of scale between wheels, doors, overhangs and windows was exquisite. It […]

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Studio 434 – Petrolhead Heaven

Generally speaking, car collections tend to err on the dull side. Stay with me here, because there is a point to this. And that point is that car collectors tend to follow themes, or have a penchant for one particular marque. For me, and for many of you, a car collection is only truly interesting […]