Triumph solved a big problem by producing the TR-250, which combined the TR4 body with the engine designed for the TR6
The Mecum motorcycle auction rolled into Las Vegas last weekend for the second time this year, adding the sale of about 400 vintage bikes to the nearly 1,000 that crossed the block in January.
The values of certain cars in the classic car hobby don’t always make a lot of sense.
A vintage British roadster can be an expensive proposition both to buy and to service, especially if it has a six-cylinder engine.
British cars in the late 1960s were all about taking what they already had and rearranging it into a sort of stopgap measure to provide performance to their customers.
Bicycles starting in 1863, and then motorized two-wheelers in 1902, and even a three-wheeler in 1903, but wasn’t until 1923 that Triumph produced its first motorcar.
A Triumph TR3 was the first sports car in which I ever rode, and the most indelible memory is how the car was so low and the doors cut away so much that I could easily reach down and touch the pavement.
When the Triumph TR7 was introduced in 1975, the ads called it “The Shape of Things to Come.”
One of the best things about vintage motorcycles is that you get a lot more collectible vehicle for your money that you do with cars.