[DVD] Story of the Triumph Spitfire & GT6 - Code Name Bomb
Code Name: Bomb
Well over 300,000 Spitfires were sold during the 18 years the model was
in production. This combined with over 40,000 of its close relative, the
GT6, made the model a resounding success for the Standard Triumph
Tracing the history of the car from its Triumph Herald origins, the styling by Michelotti, the Works rally and Le Mans race car efforts, all the way to the last of the line Spitfire 1500, ths film is packed with archive material, interviews with former Triumph personnel, historians and enthusiasts, plus a wealth of new footage shot exclusively for this release including the Works race and rally cars as they appear today. Order this DVD From Revington TR today!
Extra features are extended interviews with the Triumph stylists and project engineer for the Triumph Herald, Ralph Wigginton
This is the most impressive Triumph DVD production to date and despite
being a feature mainly on the Spitfire and GT6 quite naturally covers
the Triumph Herald to a fairly large extent. And as it is being released
during the 50th anniversary of the Herald it is fitting that the
chassis engineer on the Herald gives us his insights into the
development of this car within the extra feature 'The Men Behind The
Motors'. The main disc runs for approximately 80 minutes, the extras
disc about 90 minutes.
Every different model within the Spitfire/GT6 range is covered along with the Works race and rally programmes which garnered much praise for the Standard Triumph marque. Helping tell the story this time are:-
Graham Robson - Triumph Competitions Secretary at the time of the Spitfire programme.
Gordon Birtwistle - Triumph High Speed Test Engineer and 'Deputy Competitions Supervisor' during Spitfire race and rally period.
Tony Lee - Chief Development Engineer.
Ralph Wigginton - Herald Project Engineer (Chassis).
Dave Keepax - Triumph stylist and the man responsible for (amongst many other things) the wonderful instrumentation for all Triumph models from 1966 to the end.
John Ashford - Triumph stylist.
Richard Hunt - Triumph stylist.
Bernard Robinson - editor of the Triumph Sports Six Club magazine 'The Courier' and Works Triumph historian.
Mark Field - Jigsaw Racing Services and owner of ex-works rally car ADU 7B and the reconstructed race car, ADU 1B.
Dave Pearson - Canley Classics who not only owns the ex-works race car ADU 4B but also the Macau Racer and houses Bill Bradley's rally car ADU 5B.
Nigel Thom once again gives us his smooth narration which has become a hallmark of the TriumphDVD 'Code Name' series.
DISC 1 (80 minutes approx.)
CODE NAME: BOMB - THE STORY OF THE TRIUMPH SPITFIRE & GT6
The main feature telling the history of the cars from the Herald origins, the original 'Bomb' prototype, the Works rally and race car programmes, all the way to the GT6 MK3 and Spitfire 1500 models. Featuring the Triumph engineers and Triumph Stylists who were involved at the time, plus Triumph historians, enthusiasts and owners.
THE MEN BEHIND THE MOTORS
Extended interviews with former Triumph personnel. This time it's the turn of Ralph Wigginton, Herald Project Engineer (Chassis) followed by a round table discussion with three former Triumph stylists who all had a hand in the Spitfire/GT6 programme, namely Dave Keepax, John Ashford and Richard Hunt.
A short preview of the 'Vintage & Pre-War Triumphs'
DISC 2 (90 minutes approx.)
TRIUMPH SPORTS SIX CLUB INTERNATIONAL 2009
A tour of the site in the company of two former Triumph personnel - Gordon Birtwistle and Dave Keepax.
A DAY AT CANLEY CLASSICS
Dave Pearson shows us all the important Spitfire's, GT6's, Herald's and other cars housed at the Canley Classics premises.
A DAY AT JIGSAW RACING SERVICES
Chris Loveridge and Mark Field show us the work they do and the famous Spitfire's they own.
ALL-TRIUMPH RACE MEET 2009
The sights and sounds of all the race Triumphs at this fabulous meeting.
TRIUMPH SPORTS SIX CLUB HQ
Bernard Robinson gives us a tour of the Triumph Museum at the club's headquarters in Lubenham.
MORE MEN BEHIND THE MOTORS
An interview with Gordon Birtwistle about his Herald and Spitfire days within Standard Triumph.
NEW FOREST RUN 2009
All the Triumphs on this fabulous drive through the Hampshire countryside as filmed by John Davies.
BERNARD'S MACAU RACER REPLICA
Bernard Robinson's outstanding reproduction of the famous race car.
The trailer for 'Code Name: Stag - Michelotti's Masterpiece'.
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