Higgs to rel­ish year with Tri­umph TR7

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

Shrop­shire garage owner David Higgs has re­alised a long-term am­bi­tion by ac­quir­ing a Tri­umph TR7 V8 for his­toric stage ral­ly­ing.

Higgs has driven a Hon­dapow­ered Metro 6R4 de­riv­a­tive in demon­stra­tion events but spent this sea­son do­ing a few events ahead of a trip to the Isle of Man in Septem­ber. He plans a fuller sea­son of as­phalt events in 2017.

He bought the car owned by Rob Weir and driven by Gra­ham Elsmore on the 2015 Rally Isle of Man. “This is what I wanted to do,” said Higgs. “Tony Pond was a hero and the car is in the liv­ery he used when he won the 1980 Manx.”

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