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The Purpose Of This Blog

This blog has been started to try and bring together as much information as possible on the alloy engine pre-unit Triumphs.
From the early GP500 through to the last Tiger 100s and Trophies, including the low production exotica that was also produced.
Any comments, corrections or stuff for inclusion will be gratefully received.

Please contact britishironworks(at)aol(dot)com

Jonnies Triumphs

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

GP500 Still Racing........

....... and still winning, Sunao sent these pictures of his friends GP replica that has recently won at The Fuji Speedway.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

TR5 Trophy Motors On The Bay

This '53 TR5 motor is on the Bay Stateside with a Buy Now of USD 3200  looks loosely assembled in places.

The same seller has this HERE, far more interesting proposition at USD 3,800. Delta Head, Trophy tacho drive timing cover and a K2FC 

Sunday, 27 October 2013

1955 Tiger 100R

1955 T100R originally raced by Dave Becker at Daytona in 1956 and the Spring field mile.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

1949 Triumph GP500

Thanks Laurent

Laurent sent this picture of  Bolton dealer Sylvanus (Syl) Anderton aboard his '49 GP500.
The bike looks factory fresh in this picture, but it competed in the 1949 and '50 TTs

Monday, 14 October 2013

1951 TR5 For Sale

Matching numbers 1951 TR5 available to buy now on e-Bay in the UK.

Not cheap, but they never are!

Saturday, 28 September 2013

1955 T100R Air Filter Case

Peter from England has managed to locate this '55 T100R twin carb air cleaner. 
Made by Vokes it is listed as part number F3824 by Triumph and model specific.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Sunday, 18 August 2013

1959 Tiger 100 Last of the line.

Pete D has just picked up this 1959 matching number  Tiger 100, one of only 868 built that year as the curtain was coming down on the all alloy pre unit 500s.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Back In The Day

#57 Bob Bottwell, Triumph dealer from Baltimore, #16D Roland (Seed) Hedgcock. The guy to the right of the 58A rider is Sherman Cooper a dealer from Penna.

Early Fifties Daytona GP500, rider unknown but the guy standing is Triumph Service Manager Rod Coates

Gene Smith from Fort Worth Texas riding a Jack Wilson tuned bike out of Pete Dalio's Triumph shop. It is a flat track race rather than a TT, the front brake plate is removed and they are just running the wheel.  Thanks to Keith Martin for clearing it up.

Unknown rider but a great shot.

Thanks to Sweet Pete D for the pics,
and Carl Williamson for the names to the faces.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

1952 Tiger 100 Rep Custom For Sale

On the bay for the next week, for sale in Texas
but be sure to look at all pictures carefully, as all is not what it could be.