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9:00 am 39th CAROL NASH BRISTOL CLASSIC ... @ The Royal Bath & West Showground
39th CAROL NASH BRISTOL CLASSIC ... @ The Royal Bath & West Showground
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm
NOTE – Date change due to inclement weather What’s on From humble beginnings in 1980, the show has grown and evolved into Britain’s greatest annual celebration of all that is best about the motorcycles of[...]
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9:00 am Cogenhoe Swap Meet 2019 @ Cogenhoe Village Hall
Cogenhoe Swap Meet 2019 @ Cogenhoe Village Hall
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cogenhoe Swap Meet 2019 @ Cogenhoe Village Hall
MEMBERS ONLY FREE EVENT Come along to the Cogenhoe Village Hall for the superb Swap Meet. Free Tables available for you to sell your spare triple parts and there will be lots available for purchase.[...]
Apr
27
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9:00 am The 39th Carole Nash Internation... @ Staffordshire County Showground
The 39th Carole Nash Internation... @ Staffordshire County Showground
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm
A flagship event of the classic motorcycling calendar, the Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show is well into its fourth decade and is still going strong. Welcoming the very best that classic British motorcycling has[...]

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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Triple Echo Archive

Issues 95 to 117 are now available to view on-line.

Triples 50th Anniversary Celebration at 2018 IoM Classic TT Races

The TR3OC will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of our iconic British triples at the 2018 Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts. TR3OC is organising a spectacular display of both road and racing triples together with associated memorabilia.

Tridents are the most successful  production racer ever at the TT winning six consecutive production class races on the island

Visitors to the Isle of Man during the Classic TT will be able to see a comprehensive collection of motorcycles including the rebuilt Slippery Sam, courtesy of the National Motorcycle Museum as well as the first Triumph Trident to be raced around the famous Mountain Course in 1969 – the Hughes Triumph that was ridden by Martin Carney.

A dozen more notable race bikes will also be displayed as well as a selection of artist John Hancox’s pen and ink drawings. John is a Technical Illustrator whose work can be seen every time a Triumph Trident Parts Manual is opened.

Along with the racing legends the display will feature a definitive collection of road bikes. Starting with a 1969 Aquamarine T150 together with UK and US examples of various bikes, including Hurricane, Rocket 3’s T150V’s and T160’s.

The Trident model that completed a 24 hour sponsored ride around the TT Course for the Manx Grand Prix Helicopter Fund and will again be raising funds for this great  cause at the display with the obligatory collecting buckets. In addition a replica Travelling Marshal’s Trident and the original marshals bike that was ridden by Travelling Marshal, Des Evans will be displayed for visitors. The Martin Russell Parallelogram will also be on display.

There will be a closed road parade around the TT Course on Saturday 25th August with many of the display bikes taking part. The lap will see Des Evans reunited with his Travelling Marshal’s Trident for a lap of 37 ¾ miles, while Ian Martin, TT star Guy’s father, will be riding his BSA Rocket 3.

On the morning of Sunday 26th August, the display will temporarily de-camp to Jurby Motodrome where the Vintage Motorcycle Club’s Isle of Man section host their annual Festival of Jurby event. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the world’s greatest display of Vintage and Classic motorcycles – not only on their paddock stands but also spreading the instantly recognisable aroma of Castrol R on the Jurby racetrack.

Commenting on the anniversary  Ian Bradshaw TR3OC Area Rep for the Isle of Man, said:

“None of the above would have been possible had it not been for the input of the Isle of Man Government, Department for Enterprise’s Motorsport Team and the Isle of Man’s Vintage Motorcycle Club Section as well as and importantly everyone who has allowed their bikes and memorabilia to be displayed.  I hope everyone interested in motorcycles takes the opportunity to enjoy what is the display of a lifetime.”

See here for more information on the Classic TT.