Longstanding Register member Peter Collier has published a new book on the marque, “Triumphant Rallying, The Rallying History of the Triumph 2000 and 2.5PI from 1963 to 2010″.
As his website at www.triumphrallying.co.uk states:
Since the introduction of the Triumph 2000 in the autumn of 1963 it was clear that it was destined for competition. The Triumph management decided that the car should complement the factory’s existing rally programme with the result that the 2000 was first homologated for rallying in January 1964.
Almost every year since, the Triumph 2000 and 2.5PI has competed in major rallies throughout the world. In fact with the resurgence of Historic Rallying, there are most probably more replicas of ‘Works’ cars than there ever were originals.
Much has been written and recorded about the ‘Works’ cars, particularly the Mk 2 PI and the World Cup Rally in 1970 but little has been written and collated about the lesser known ‘Works’ supported teams and the hundreds of privateers who have prepared, rallied and repaired their own cars over the years.
This book will bring all the information together in one volume, telling the trials, tribulations and successes of the big Triumph in rallying as well as what happened to the cars and the colourful characters committed to this marque. It will not only cover the competition result history and the specification of the cars but also the ‘personal’ element behind the drivers, co-drivers and teams.
Available to purchase from the website at £27.95 + £6.05 post and packing.
In addition Peter has a Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/TriumphRallying