I started my working life in the apprentice training school at Capmartin Road September 1960 as an apprentice maintenance electrician.
Continue reading “Terry Donnelly”
Original Standard Triumph period film of the Jabbeke speed test featuring TR2 prototype MVC575. This car has recently been restored. The film shows Sir John Black and Ken Richardson. Can you help with other names? Continue reading “Jabbeke Speed Test – Original Standard Triumph period film”
A great period photo showing the build-up team of apprentices for the launch of the Triumph Herald at the Royal Albert Hall in 1959.
Continue reading “Herald Coupe – 4 Minute Build Car, 1959”
As a past employee of B.L. Triumph U.K. Ltd., I read the “Tale of a TR6” by the Assistant Editor (of Motorsport Magazine) with great interest.
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“Jaguar owed a lot to The Standard.” Comment from an old Midlands car man, recalled the other day when I was given the engaging Review of the Standard Motor Club. Hard to believe it’s an all-but-forgotten make that used to be one of the biggest motor manufacturers in Britain. It was, literally, a standard-bearer in Coventry.
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I started at the Standard in 1959, I spent 10 years in the paint shop, the first few years on the sound deadening then masking and spirit white on the side track.
Continue reading “Cyril West”