Triumph's Grand Prix Glory Days - Triumph Daytona 250
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post #1 of 7 Old 06-13-2014, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Triumph's Grand Prix Glory Days

Check these out, the glory days of Grand Prix racing in general but before the big 4 Japanese began to walk all over the world...

Daytona 1970, Dick Man in the Honda shirt stops by for a visit.


World Champion Gary Nixons Triumph 500 at Indy 1968


Gene Romero at Daytona, smoking of course


The Three factory Triumphs at Indy 1968


Pre Race, Daytona 1970. Check out Gary Nixon with a ciggy in his fingers, ON THE GRID!!





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epic bikes



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when men were men and the racing was real



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when men were men and the racing was real
yup, things changed quite a lot



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yup, things changed quite a lot
what I really love about the old grand prix bikes is they still had their basis on the production bikes one could wander down to the shop and buy. Mind you the same bike we could of bought were then altered to within an inch of their welds, but the fact was they were based on what we could buy.

Just like classic stock car racing. When the machines became spec prototypes a disconnect sets in. Not that it became any less exciting, but the connection was lost...




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when men were men and the racing was real
Not really sure what you mean by that... Are the men not men and the races not real now?

These old photos are really cool though. Love the old fairings that they put on the race bikes like that. Is Triumph still very active in racing. I can't remember hearing much about the in recent history.
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what I really love about the old grand prix bikes is they still had their basis on the production bikes one could wander down to the shop and buy. Mind you the same bike we could of bought were then altered to within an inch of their welds, but the fact was they were based on what we could buy.

Just like classic stock car racing. When the machines became spec prototypes a disconnect sets in. Not that it became any less exciting, but the connection was lost...
You got that right, a lot of great things happened in those days as you clearly know. Only way to experience it again is to buy a "time machine"



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