RECORD BREAKERS: Triumphs grab the glory

While the factory had no involvement (and probably isn’t even aware of the event taking place) Triumph is back in the UK records books, after the recent Speed & Wheelie Records meeting at Yorkshire’s Elvington airfield. The event saw Bob Cornforth (above) keen to best his own record of 128.569mph in the M-AG-1350 class (Modified Mod Gas 1350cc) with his four cylinder Daytona – which he did, utterly obliterating his previous best by posting a 163.363mph run over the standing start one mile course. And meanwhile, Paul Green’s Thunderbird (left) set a new record in the P-PG-650 (Production Pushrod Gas 650cc) class, shattering his old record by 16 miles per hour by recording an impressive 116.567mph run.

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