TRs Tri­umph at Bri­tish GP

Clas­sics sup­plied by the TR Reg­is­ter star in Sil­ver­stone F1 driversÕ pa­rade

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

Tri­umph TRs pro­vided by the TR Reg­is­ter were used to chauf­feur For­mula 1 rac­ing stars around Sil­ver­stone on 16 July dur­ing the Bri­tish Grand Prix.

In to­tal, 28 cars from the ear­li­est TR2 to the lat­est Grin­nall-bod­ied TR7 V8 car­ried the F1 driv­ers around the cir­cuit on race day be­hind TS2, the first right-hand drive Tri­umph TR ever made, and MVC 575, the TR2 that broke the land speed record in 1953.

TR Reg­is­ter press of­fi­cer, Wayne Scott, says: ‘Usu­ally the driv­ers are herded onto a truck and driven around the cir­cuit. This year was some­thing a bit dif­fer­ent and it seemed to be re­ally well re­ceived by the driv­ers and me­dia alike.’

Four-time F1 cham­pion, Se­bas­tian Vettel, says: ‘ The cars are re­ally cool – my father used to own a TR7.’

Three-time F1 cham­pion and this year’s Bri­tish GP win­ner, Lewis Hamil­ton, adds: ‘It’s im­por­tant to get out and see the fans be­fore the race. They need to know that I see them and ap­pre­ci­ate their love and sup­port.’ tr-reg­is­ter.co.uk

Sil­ver­stone win­ner and 2017 ti­tle hope­ful, Lewis Hamil­ton, in Ian Smith’s 1954 Tri­umph TR2.

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