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Mike H
London Ontario, Canada
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1 of 9  Thu 5th Jun 2014 3:06pm  
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Here is a link to Triumph racing in the USA. This link is entirely devoted to racing Triumph Spitfires. This link has some great photos of racing Triumphs for sale and sold.

It is a crying shame that these cars are not given the same reverence in the UK. Sad

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covkid
Gloucester
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2 of 9  Fri 30th Jan 2015 7:41pm  
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Here's a lovely advert featuring a Rootes Commer TS3 of Canley Car Deliveries loaded with Triumph TR3's ready to race at Le Mans. I would guess 1959 or 1960?

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fidobsa
Hungary
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3 of 9  Mon 2nd Feb 2015 8:15pm  
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When I left school at 16 in 1976 I initially started an apprenticeship at Park Sheet Metal in Bayton Rd. I only stayed there a few weeks as I hated the place and they didn't like me! The firm were mainly making panels for converting artic tractor unit cabs into sleeper cabs but they also made certain panels for the Daimler Sovereign (the ones that were different to the equivalent Jaguar XJ model). Some of the workers there were highly skilled panel beaters and one young chap was making a complete replacement body for his Triumph TR6 in his spare time.
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Norman Conquest
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4 of 9  Tue 3rd Feb 2015 12:02pm  
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I seem to remember Coventry Climax making racing engines in the '50s. No idea what cars they were fitted to.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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5 of 9  Tue 3rd Feb 2015 1:12pm  
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Unashamedly copied from Wikipedia! Oh my Some notable Coventry Climax-powered cars: 1911 GWK, 2 cyl. Coventry Simplex 1913 Bamford & Martin, 4 cyl. Coventry Simplex, The first Aston Martin 1922 Lea Francis C-Type, 1074cc OC 1929 AJS Nine, 1018cc OC 1930 Crossley 10, 1122cc OC 1933 Vale Special, 1098cc OC, 1476cc JM 1935 Triumph Gloria, 1087/1232cc OC, 1476/1991cc JM 1935 Crossley Regis, 1122cc OC, 1476 cc and 1640cc JM 1936 Morgan 4-4, 1122cc OC 1954 Kieft-Climax 1100 LeMans, 1098cc FWA 1954 Kieft-Climax V8, 2492cc FPE, not raced 1955 Cooper T39 Climax 'Bobtail', 1098cc FWA 1955-64 Cooper Monaco Mk.I(T49),Mk.II(T57/59),Mk.III(T61/62/64), 1475/1964/2203/2467/2751cc FPF 1956/7 Lotus Eleven, 1098cc FWA, 1460cc FWB, 744cc FWC 1957 Cooper T43 Climax, 1964cc FPF, The first mid-engine car to win a Grand Prix 1957-58 Lotus 12 Climax, 1475/1964/2203cc FPF 1957-63 Lotus Elite, 1216cc FWE, 742cc FWMC (UDT Laystall, 1961 Le Mans) 1958 TVR Grantura, 1216cc FWE 1958-60 Lotus 16 Climax, 1475/1964/2467/2495cc FPF 1959 Lotus 17, 1098cc FWA, 1460cc FWB, 742cc FWMA 1959 Cooper T51, 2467cc FPF, World Champion 1959-65 Turner Sports, 1098cc FWA, 1216cc FWE 1960-61 Lotus 18, 2495cc FPF, 1475cc FPF 1960 Cooper T53, 2495cc FPF, World Champion 1960-63 Lotus 19, 2467/2495/2751cc FPF 1961 Cooper T54, 2751cc FPF, The first mid-engine Indy car 1962-64 Lotus 23, 742cc FWMC, 748cc FWMB 1962-65 Lotus 25, 1496/1497cc FWMV, World Champion 1963–76 Hillman Imp, 875 – 998cc derivative of the FWMA, adapted by Rootes 1964-65 Brabham BT11, 1497cc FWMV 1965 Lotus 33, 1497cc FWMV, World Champion 1965–75 Bond 875 and Bond Ranger, low compression version of Imp engine 1967-74 Ginetta G15, 875cc Imp and 998cc Rally Imp engines 1971-74 Clan Crusader, 875cc Imp engine
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Norman Conquest
Allesley
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6 of 9  Tue 3rd Feb 2015 1:19pm  
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Wow. That is an impressive list. I didn't know they went back to 1911. I don't know but have been told that Climax made water pump engines and the racing engines were developed from there...
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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7 of 9  Wed 4th Feb 2015 2:59pm  
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Try this, Norman. There's a separate thread on here somewhere I started a while ago about the old Climax unit from Jim Clark's car that was on display in Coventry for a while. You might enjoy this - Clark and Chapman in Coventry
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Norman Conquest
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8 of 9  Wed 4th Feb 2015 3:49pm  
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Thank you for those links Neils Yard. Will go look for your old threads.
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Midland Red
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9 of 9  Thu 27th Apr 2017 10:57am  
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I grabbed this shot of the famous "Jabekke" TR2 on Sunday: The story of the car can be read here Thumbs up
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