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Hon­our for BL de­signer at NEC

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Har­ris Mann, the British Ley­land de­sign le­gend who penned iconic clas­sic Seven­ties’ mo­tors such as the Austin Princess and Tri­umph TR7, has been pre­sented with the Stan­dard Tri­umph Fo­rum’s Harry Web­ster Award. He was given the tro­phy at the NEC Clas­sic Mo­tor Show.

The Stan­dard Tri­umph Fo­rum is an um­brella or­gan­i­sa­tion, bring­ing to­gether all Tri­umph clubs to carry out ini­tia­tives on be­half of the com­mu­nity.

Har­ris, who cel­e­brated his 80th birth­day this year, said: ‘I’m hum­bled to re­ceive this and thanks to all the club mem­bers who treated me to both the award and the lovely British Ley land themed cake I had the plea­sure to cut.’

PC ed­i­tor Danny Hop­kins said it was well de­served: ‘Har­ris is known for go­ing above and be­yond in spend­ing time with his fans. He’s al­ways happy to chat with them about his life and work, which never fails to de­light them.

‘Ap­proach­able, af­fa­ble and in­formed, he, at 80, is an in­spi­ra­tion to us all.’

The TR Driv­ers Club dis­play in­cluded ex­am­ples of Har­ris’ work in pa­tri­otic colours, from a red Austin Princess, to a blue TR7 for which he is

best known, and a white MG X Power SV. Mem­bers of the

Prac­ti­cal Clas­sics team paid their own trib­ute in hav­ing a Tri­umph TR7 on the mag­a­zine stand, cel­e­brat­ing both Har­ris’ re­mark­able work and the 50th an­niver­sary of British Ley­land.

Har­ris tak­ing on the TR Youth Group’s Tr7-shaped ‘beat the buzzer’ game.

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