Friday, 27 August 2010

[DVD] Story of the Triumph Stag - Code Name Stag

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Triumph Stag: The Legendary 2+2 Sporting Grand Tourer

The Stag was a new concept for a mass produced British car; this was a grand tourer to compete with brands such as Alfa Romeo and Mercedes boasting an all new V8 engine, styling by Giovanni Michelotti and a marketing campaign aimed squarely at the young executive. Yet despite all this, the car was a financial failure for British Leyland with less than 26,000 cars built during its seven year production run.

However, soon after the cessation of production in 1977 and despite all the problems, the Stag quickly attained classic status. As a result a high percentage of these cars have survived and are still providing enjoyment to thousands of Triumph enthusiasts all over the world.

This film charts the history of the car from its origins right up to the present day featuring archive footage and images, input from former Triumph engineers, Triumph historians and Stag enthusiasts along with new footage of the surviving prototypes, press cars and other imprtant Stags shot exclusively for this release. Purchase Code Name: Stag, Michelotti's Masterpiece from Revington TR today.
Extras are 'The Tickford Stag' and 'The Men Behind The Motors' featuring extended interviews with Tony Lee (Triumph Chief Development Engineer) and Gordon Birtwistle (Triumph High Speed Test Engineer).



It has taken almost a year to produce this comprehensive history of the Triumph Stag. So much footage was amassed that the final production has ended up as a double disc package. The double disc contains a host of extras sure to please the most ardent Triumph enthusiast. Disc 1 runs for approximately 85 minutes with disc 2 about 80 minutes.

DISC 1 - 85 minutes (approx.)

- CODE NAME: STAG MICHELOTTI'S MASTERPIECE

The origins of the car, the development, the prototypes, the fastbacks, the press launch cars, the production, the 4x4 Stag, the Hart Racing Stag and a whole lot more. With Graham Robson, Dave Jell, Tony Lee, Gordon Birtwistle, Tony Hart, Adrian Planterose, Peter Robinson and Alan Hart. Narrated by Nigel Thom.

- THE MEN BEHIND THE MOTORS

Extended interviews with Tony Lee and Gordon Birtwistle, two of the Triumph engineers behind the development of the Triumph Stag.

- THE TICKFORD STAG

A rare look at this famous one-off car with Stag specialist and founder of the Stag Owners Club, Tony Hart.

DISC 2 - 80 minutes (approx.)

- STAG NATIONAL DAY 2008

A look at all the cars attending the Stag National Day 2008.

- SOCTFL: NEW CYLINDER HEADS

There has been much confusion regarding these brand new Stag cylinder heads. We get the story from the horse's mouth, Mike Fisher.

- ALAN HART & THE FASTBACK

An interview with the man responsible for saving the only remaining Stag fastback in the world today, plus a close-up look at the car itself.

- KEITH BARNICLE: EFI STAG

Much work went into developing this fuel injected Stag. It's an interesting story as told by the owner, Keith Barnicle.

- A CHAT WITH ARTHUR SMITH OF STAGTECH

Arthur has had some interesting discussions with former Triumph employees regarding the development of the V8 and slant 4 engines. He relates some of the tales here.

- ADRIAN PLANTEROSE 4x4 STAG

There were only two examples of the 4 wheel drive Stag. Adrian owns the manual gearbox car (the other being an automatic). The story was too extensive to include full length on the main disc so it is brought to you here.

- THE STRAW DOGS CAR

This car is included in the main feature but here is a slightly extended version showing more of what Peter Robinson salvaged of this famous car.

- TRIUMPH MARQUE DAY 2008

This was a great day for the Triumph enthusiast and thanks to Stag owner John Curtis we are able to bring you a more extensive look at all the Triumph's making use of the famous Prescott Hill Climb.

- CODE NAME: STAG UPDATES

A short collection of updates since principle photography wrapped.

- CODE NAME: STAG TRAILER

The trailer used to promote the DVD is here in full quality.

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