Triumph clubs provided a very warm welcome for one of the World's most famous motor racing legends at the NEC Classic Motor Show.
Sir Stirling Moss OBE visited the TR Register club stands as part of a busy show schedule on the Saturday of the event, at Birmingham's NEC.
The Standard Triumph Forum was next on the agenda where Sir Stirling was shown a selection of renowned Competition Triumphs, arranged by Ted Taylor, including one of the four British Leyland works' cars that competed in the 1970 London – Mexico World Cup Rally together with its proud owner, Patrick Walker.
Sir Stirling then moved on to appreciate the beautiful collection of Triumph Italias and confessed that although he was sure he had not seen one before, he thought they were particulary handsome looking machines.
Moving on to the TR Register stand, Sir Stirling was acquainted with the striking restored Triumph TR2 – this ground-breaking vehicle had made history in 1953 during speed trials held on a highway near Jabbeke in Belgium beating the record for a two-litre production sports car held by a Sunbeam Alpine at the hands of Sheila Van Dam and none other than Sir Stirling Moss.
Wayne Scott representing the TR Register asked "What was the arms race like between British manufacturers for those land speed records at that time?"
Sir Stirling commented "Totally different era… Lots of fun… One thing that amazed me was how reliable the cars were then… Very reliable…"
You can view the video of Sir Stirlings visit, including the interview the TR Register below: