Former Triumph racer and Triumph dealer Ted Schumacher brought along TR8 serial number 1 (ACN1) and we take a drive in this historic car.
Other historic cars attending were the SCCA championship winning Slagle Roadster which Ken Slagle actually drove again after a 30 year hiatus. Woody Cooper brought his famous ‘BAD8’ TR8 and Tim Lanocha came in the fastest Triumph road car in the world today - the ‘Lanocha TR8’. We put you in the cockpit of this amazing car as Tim takes to the road for a demonstration.
In England the TR7 Anniversary Run weekend saw legendary Triumph test driver Gordon Birtwistle return to MIRA with an early TR7 coupe to replicate much of the testing he carried out all those years ago. Then it was North to Liverpool for the overnight halt before the Anniversary Run itself which saw 40 Wedges drive between the three factory sites that assembled the cars from September 1974 to October 1981. The final destination was the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon where 107 cars were joined by the largest gathering of senior Triumph personnel responsible for putting the TR7 into production ever assembled at any club event. Highlights on Disc 2 are the full VTR forum session with Harris Mann, an extended look at the Lanocha TR8 and the TR7 40 gathering in Pretoria, South Africa.
This is a double disc with disc 1 covering the complete TR7 40th anniversary year.
Disc 2 contains a whole series of extra features:
1) The full Harris Mann discussion forum hosted by Graham Robson at the VTR convention.
2) Lanocha TR8 - the full interview and close-up look at this 200mph+ supercar.
3) South Africa TR7 40 - the record gathering of Wedges in Pretoria.
4) Alastair Flack Rally Car - the new long wheelbase TR7 V8 being prepared by Alastair and Hamilton Classics.
5) Wedge World - the full display with all the Wedges present at Dobson driving around the local hotel roads.
6) Wedge Wall - extended look at the TR Drivers Club Wedge Wall including the final display at the NEC 2014.
7) Preview Time!
TR7 Still Sporty At Forty is available in both PAL and NTSC format. Anyone in an NTSC country will automatically be sent an NTSC copy. There are no region codes on any Triumph DVD's.