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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