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Tales of Triumph Motorcycles and the Meriden Factory


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The repair shop; "JRW 405"; high jinks; angels; we have ignition; travellers; Willie, the tomatoes and black enamel; good-bye; basic training; Ripon; the "team"; Meriden again; framed; a testing time; the Tina; the repair shop again; vibrations; fairy; on the staff; the met; triple troubles; that sinking feeling; where there's a will...

About the Author

Hughie Hancox has spent most of his working life with the Triumph company and with Triumph motorcycles. Today, Hughie is the world's best known restorer of Triumph motorcycles, Vice Chairman of the Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club of Great Britain and an International Concours judge. Hughie's restoration business is based in the city of Coventry and he lives in Bedworth, Warwickshire, England.


.".. an immensely enjoyable account of the era told through anecdotes, true stories and personal observations ..." - Triumph World Hughie tells the story of his life at the Meriden factory and, as with all the great stories, it contains both smiles and tears. Reading it will make you laugh out loud, make you wonder, evoke memories of times long passed and yes, make you sad too ... Quite simply, this is by far the best book I have read in a very long time. Nacelle An engrossing memoir of his time working at the Triumph Motorcycles factory. Through his vivid writing, Hancox shares with readers his passion for classic English motorcycles, and his labors in motorcycle restoration. Motorcycle Classics Written in an easy to read style and features many interesting Photos from What now seems a rather more care-free Period of motorcycling. This is a must-have for any true Triumph enthusiast. Triumph Times A great read and a fascinating window into the era. Daily Express/Sunday Express

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