Triumph TRX, a challenge beyond the limits
Articles | History and culture

Triumph TRX, a challenge beyond the limits

There are cars for which pictures tell more than thousands of words. Triumph TRX is one of those. A line so perfect not to require any chrome embellishment. A car too much in advance for her times, too complex to build but that remains a demonstration of the capabilities of Standard and its chief designer, Walter Belgrove.

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Models: Roadster TRX

Keywords: Canley / Earls Court / Sir John Black / Walter Belgrove

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Walter Belgrove, the man with a magic pencil
Articles | Biographies

Walter Belgrove, the man with a magic pencil

Donald Healey said that he was “the first real British designer”. This would suffice to define Walter Belgrove. The Triumph myth owns much to the work, imagination and creativity of this artist and designer. Even today we remain captured by the lines of the Triumph that he shaped: suffice it to think of TR2 and TR3, not to say ofth e mythical “Flow-Free” of the ‘30s. Walter Belgrove is one of those figures that, as a Triumph enthusiast, I would like to have met once in my life, but unfortunately the time-machine is not invented yet. But we can luckily know him a bit more closer thanks to our friend Tom Robinson, that I wholeheartedly thanks, that tells us of his meeting with Walter, occurred in the 70s. In this article we tried to tell the works of this great British designer, even if we are fully aware that many aspects should be studied in more depth and clarified. We therefore thanks in advance all those that could provide us with more information on the life and works of Walter Belgrove.


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Models: Roadster TRX / Roadster TR2 / Roadster TR3

Keywords: Canley / Walter Belgrove

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Herald, fresh air at Standard Triumph
Articles | History and culture

Herald, fresh air at Standard Triumph

The story of the Herald is among the least known, although it's very fascinating. The Herald is a milestone in the history of Standard Triumph: it was the first production car designed by Giovanni Michelotti for the British company and marked the farewell, from the commercial point of view, of the brand "Standard" in favor of the "Triumph" name, now more attractive on the sales market. The Herald was born in one of the most complicated periods for the Standard Motor Company and its solutions influenced the whole production of the sixties: without the Herald and its commercial success, we wouldn't have had the Spitfire and GT6 and the fate of the Standard Triumph would have been at risk. In Italy the Herald hadn’t a large sales volume and after more than fifty years it’s still a little known an underrated car, unlike what happens in Anglo-Saxon countries where it's very appreciated for its particular drawing and for historical value. In this article we tell the complex story of his birth.

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Models: Herald 948 / Herald 1200 e 12/50 / Herald 13/60

Keywords: Alfredo Vignale / Alick Dick / Arthur Ballard / Canley / George Turnbull / Giovanni Michelotti / Harry Webster / Auto show / Walter Belgrove

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