But it all started in 1980 when I bought my first TR7, an ACN model, 4 speed and incidently with a 16V Dolomite engine. This was a conversion done by the
previous owner. Not 1 month passed without me and my father lying on our backs at a scrapyard taking out an axle, gearbox, starter motor, etc… In those days we were specialists in knowing which parts
were interchangeable as we took these parts out of Marinas, Dolomites and other BL derivates. The only great thing about this car was his looks and the engine but we couldn’t keep up with the rear axles. And
this was for road use as I was not racing this car. It’s either love or hate with a TR7. During the last 20 years a variety of Triumphs went through our hands: Dolomite, Stags, TR4, TR6, TR7,
TR8,… All were used a lot, as everyday car or to go on holiday. One of the best holidays is still the one with the TR8 in Scotland. With this car I travelled to Spain, France, Italy and it
never let me down. What a great car and what a super engine!!!
Over the years I realized that I was only enjoying my Classic cars when I was racing them so I started neglecting the other cars. The
racing was time and money consuming and the arrival of a company car did not improve this. My father still owns 2 Stags but I sold the TR’s to afford my first love: the ex-works TR7V8.