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Triumph TR2, MVC575 - arrives at British Motor Museum Gaydon.

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Today, the British Motor Museum held a press launch to unveil its latest, most exciting exhibit. Ken Timms Chairman of Board of Trustees at the British Motor Museum and David Stocker, Trustee for The National Heritage Memorial Fund announced the addition of MVC 575 to the collection at Gaydon. The Museum now own the car, thanks to a £250,000 grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF). This historic Triumph TR2 broke the land speed record for two-litre production cars in Belgium, on the Jabbeke Highway. On that day in 1953 and with Ken Richardson at the wheel, it made the Triumph TR sports car a household name around the world. We covered the rebuild extensively in TR Action Magazine, was there at the launch of the restoration at the RAC Club in Pall Mall and even took it back to Jabbeke in 2017. Today marked an exciting moment in the life of this iconic TR.

Video below, full article here: https://www.tr-register.co.uk/article/2020/03/0220/Jabbeke-TR2-arrives-at-British-Motor-Museum

 

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Many Congratulations to all involved. 

Iain

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Well done all.

Good home

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Well Done Paul Hogan, I believe this initiative was started by Paul when he was TRR chairman, and continued long after he stood down

Thanks also to Glen who "accepted" a lower price to keep the car in the UK rather than see it go abroad.


Well done all involved, from John Ames who saved and kept the car tucked away for years, to Glen for acquiring it and restoring it (did you know it had a brand new SDF developed MOSS crank fitted), and all those involved in making it happen.
Ian
 

Edited by cvtrian
allocating credit where it was due

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On 3/10/2020 at 4:33 PM, cvtrian said:

Well done all involved

I agree that congratulations go to the many people involved in getting this great result.

Mick

Edited by Mick Forey

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Do Gaydon actually own it.  I thought is was secured in a trust and would be very difficult for anyone to pass it one.

 

Roger

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Yes, very well done to all involved. Top marks!

Oh, and it's good to see Prince Andrew has found a new job - although I suspect Kevin Timms would not appreciate his doppelganger........... :)

Cheers, Andrew

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As you can see in the first photo, they haven't finished the placard yet!

Pete

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I did notice the .......white space :-)

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