Kennet Valley TR Group enjoy a talk by Hywel Lloyd - "From bicycles to the Triumph TR2!"
KVG member enjoyed a great talk by Hywel Lloyd on the early history of Triumph, Hywel is proud owner of a TR2 which has attended at many TR Register events including European meetings. As a student, Hywel owned two elderly cars, a Morris and an MG, which cost a total of £24. He ran these for five years and then moved on to new Spitfires; this was followed by the usual family estate cars period. Twenty years ago, Hywel hankered after a classic car again and purchased a 1955 TR2; this was a "runner" but needed much tender loving care and, virtually, a complete running rebuild.
A semi-retired professional engineer and marketer, in the high-tech instrument and manufacturing industry, Hywel has carried out most of the refurbishment work himself, revisiting his apprenticeship days "on the tools". His red TR2, RLJ 333, It is now looking good and is very cherished by Hywel and his wife, Ingram.
Hywel covered information about what cars were built before TS1 & TS2 arrived? How did Standard and Triumph come to work together? When did the little grey "Fergie" join the party? He illustrated the 65 year story of moving from bicycles to TS20 and the Triumph TR sports cars.
A BIG THANK YOU from KVG to Hywel for a very entertaining evening.