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In September 2015 the TRDC North Wales group took a pilgrimage to honour the passing of Tony Lee  and this wonderful recreation photo below was the result:



The promotional poster for the 2016 event

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The most famous of the ‘Bullet’ photos taken at Bwlch Y Groes late in 1974.

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Special guest Gordon Birtwistle was Triumph’s High Speed Development Engineer and also given the additional role of ‘Deputy Competitions Supervisor’ under Ray Henderson.  Testing the Le Mans Spitfires is a story all of its own and this was covered as well as Gordon’s entire career on the Saturday evening interview with Gordon after dinner.  Additional information and photos were included in the 2016 Bullet Run Road Book which proved to be a very popular collectable.

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2016 RALLY PLAQUES WERE SPONSORED BY TRIUMPH SPECIALIST:

We are writing this the day after the 2016 Bullet Run event.  The host hotel proved to be a very popular choice; the drive itself took in just about everything including a long motorway stretch which ensured all the Triumphs taking part got maximum attention; the scenery in Wales was spectacular; the food during the whole weekend was exceptional; and our Saturday evening guest speaker - Triumph’s High Speed Development Engineer, Gordon Birtwistle - was on great form and provided great entertainment as well as an infomational and insightful look into everything that went on at Standard-Triumph over a 21 year period.  Gordon worked under Tony Lee whom this inaugural Bullet Run was commemorating following his death last September.  The famous photo of  Tony with John Lloyd and the TR7/Bullet at Bwlch y Groes was reproduced on the Bullet Run by many of the participants including many of the Lee family whom we were delighted to have join us for the weekend.

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The 2016 Bullet Run was sponsored by Lancaster Insurance


Gallery above supplied by John Lucas, John Wood, Kevin Lee, Tim Scarr and Andrew Poynter.

Gallery above supplied by Russ Cooper.

Special guest Gordon Birtwistle - Triumph’s High Speed Development Engineer

The above is from the first ten minutes of Gordon’s interview with John Clancy and introduced on video by the late, great Tony Lee - Triumph’s Chief Development Engineer.

Gallery above supplied by Andy Stott.