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Triumph & Standard Cars 1945 to 1984


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Chapter 1- Where it all BeganChapter 2 - Early Post War CarsChapter 3 - The Razor Edge TriumphsChapter 4 - Standard Vanguard FamilyChapter 5 - Standard's Small Car - the 8 and 10Chapter 6 - Sidescreen TRsChapter 7 - Triumph Herald and VitesseChapter 8 - Spitfire and GT6Chapter 9 - Michelotti TRsChapter 10 - "Big Six" SaloonsChapter 11 - 1300 to DolomiteChapter 12 - The final TRsSub chapter: The last of the Hairy-Chested Sports CarsSubchapter: wedge Designs: TR's final flingChapter 13 - StagChapter 14 - AcclaimChapter 15 - Standard and Triumph Commercials

About the Author

Kevin Warrington was born into a family with deeply established roots in all areas of the motor industry, but chose a different branch of industry for his career. After formal training as an electronics design engineer, Kevin worked in various branches of the computer industry eventually running a global sales and marketing group for a US-based software developer. Early retirement gave him the ability to fulfil a lifelong dream of writing about and photographing classic machinery. In addition to authoring recent titles on Triumph's TR and 2000 cars he has been editor of specialist club and an occasional contributor to classic car publications.


This is the latest book in the Pictorial History series from Veloce Publishing. It covers all the Standard and Triumph models produced since the war. These were of course mainly cars, but there is a small section about commercial vehicles and mention is also made of the supply of mechanical components to other manufacturers. Attempting to catalogue every model, with a photograph and brief details about each one, is a daunting task but one that Kevin Warrington has accomplished to a hight standard. My overall impression is that this book will be a very useful addition to the library of any Standard and/or Triumph enthusiast. It is small enough to carry around with you and will answer those niggling little questions we all ask ourselves when we spot an unfamiliar car with a familiar badge. - Club Torque. It was in 1945 that Standard and Triumph merged under the direction of Sir John Black. At first there was still a role for Standard but slowly it became a solo for Triumph. In 1984 it was game over for Triumph after the long decline of British Leyland. A glorious ending that should not let us forget the gems from the Standard-Triumph range. In this compact booklet you get a nice description of the pos-war models. The colours and the technical data are also mentioned, so it is a good job. - Old-timer Magazine/Dreamcar Magazine. I like this series of softcover books from Veloce; they contain plenty of detail, while still being interesting and useful. It's not the kind of book you'd sit down and read from cover to cover, but it's fascinating to dip into and has lots of interesting detail, whether you want to know the original colour choices for your Stag or the dimensions and performance stats for a Standard Ten. - Classic Driver (Monthly). I can recommend this handy sized history guide for everyone, even for those who have never managed to read a more thorough history of Triumph cars or are simply not interested. It's very easy to look at, has a great set of photos throughout and worth leaving around on a table or elsewhere as you will find most visitors will pick it up and start regaling stories of Standard Triumph models they owned at one time or another. For those of us with a particular penchant for the TR7 and TR8, these fit in nicely and this book helps to illustrate these cars within the rich history of Triumph sports cars. - TR Driver.

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