Triumph Sports Cars

Author: Graham Robson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

View: 132

In the 1950s and 1960s, British sports car ruled the road, and their charge was led by Triumphs. From the TR2, its first modern sports car, Triumph went on to produce a host of classic sports designs such as the Spitfire, GT, and Stag, as well as more TR models, ending with the TR7 in the late 1970s. These represented the epitome of the contemporary classic British sports car. Fast, nimble, and gorgeous to behold, Triumphs offered the everyday motorist an exhilarating drive at a price that they could afford. Popular both in the UK and the US, the Triumph range helped define the entire genre, with sports cars today like the Mazda MX-5 having their roots in models like the Stag. Illustrated throughout and written by acclaimed motoring writer and historian Graham Robson, this book guides the reader through the history of this classic British marque from its heyday in the 1960s and 1970s through to its eventual demise in the 1980s.

The Illustrated History of Triumph Sports and Racing Cars

Author: G. William Krause

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 238

The Triumph Motor Company is known around the world for its iconic sports cars. The hugely popular TR series, Spitfires, and GT-6s represent the quintessential British sports car; rugged good looks were combined with performance and economy at a price everyone could afford. These sports cars are always in demand and prized by British car collectors, racers, and open-air motoring enthusiasts. Triumph understood the connection between competition success and sales success and was able to parlay rally and road racing wins into the best-selling sports cars in the world, particularly in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. The Works competition cars notched victories at Le Mans, Sebring, the Monte Carlo rally, and many others and inspired privateers to take their cars to the track. Every model came from a bloodline of racing. Triumph historian G. William Krause reviews every model in the sports car lineup. He covers the history, design evolution, and performance specifications from the first sports cars in the 1930s through the final cars built in 1981. Throughout Triumph's history a number of pivotal moments could have significantly changed the company's fortunes. This book also looks at the "what if" cars that never made it into production, including photos. Although they have not been built for more than three decades, their mark on sports car history is undeniable. Whether you're a fan of the spartan brutes of the 1950s or the refined comfort and performance of the last TRs, you will find the backstory of your favorites here. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

Triumph

The Sporting Cars

Author: Bill Piggott

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 328

This illustrated account of the history of the Triumph's development and success shows how the cars earned their enduring popularity in Britain and America. Over 200 archive photographs, many from the Heritage Motor Trust, reveal the changing face of the car from the Dolomite to the TR7.

Triumph Sportscars

The Colour Family Album

Author: Andrea Sparrow

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 122

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Arial} A celebration of Triumph sportscars, from the Gloria in the 1930s through the TR, Spitfire and GT6 ranges, right up to the Stag launched in 1970. Superb original colour photographs combined with an informative and entertaining text. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Arial}

Triumph Sports Cars

Author: G. William Krause

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 795

The cars of Triumph's TR series, Spitfires, and GT6s are quintessential British sports cars. Triumph Sports Cars recounts the colorful history of Triumph's successful sports cars, and includes coverage of technical development, promotions, racing, competition with other imports, and Triumph's ultimate decline under British Leyland.

A to Z of Sports Cars, 1945-1990

Author: Mike Lawrence

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

View: 438

Presents a history of sports cars from the earliest models, to the hot rods of the 1950s and 1960s, to contemporary styles

Sports Cars

Author: Peter Henshaw

Publisher: Crestline

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 400

View: 681

Motorbooks 500 Series, with the Crestline imprint. This exciting series of promotional books offers the same high quality you've come to expect from the world's largest publisher of transportation titles. All original titles, including contemporary design and aggressive promotional pricing. "Sports Cars highlights the best cars of the high-performance experience. They look great, drive superbly, and go faster than other cars on the road. This book is a photographic celebration of the greatest cars ever made. From the groundbreaking Porsche 911, to the classic creations of the Italian firms Ferrari and Lamborghini, this book features all of the best sports cars. A series of chapters deals with the breed chronologically, from the prewar World War II roots right up to the present day.

The Triumph TR2 and TR4A

Setting the Sports Car Standard

Author: John Nikas

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 914

The early Triumph sports cars that set the standard for others to follow. Providing full details of all models in a readable and engaging style.