2nd Running of TR Drivers Club’s Bullet Run

This Friday sees the second running of the TR Drivers Club’s ‘Bullet Run’.  A weekend of leisurely organized driving through some of the most picturesque locations undertaken by Triumph test drivers and engineers when the cars were being developed.  This year will re-trace the route through the beautiful Peak District.  The whole event is based around the high-quality Jury’s Inn Hinckley Island Hotel near Nuneaton.

The Saturday evening following dinner looks set to be another exceptional TR Drivers extravaganza with the people who were actually there when the cars were conceived, developed and produced.  The main focus this year will be styling in memory of the late David Keepax who sadly died in October last year.  David’s style for the TR7 replacement ‘Broadside’ proposal can be seen.

Broadside proposal by Dave Keepax 001

Also included is Harris Mann’s original full color ‘Bullet’ concept which it is hoped he will bring along to show among much of his other work from a lifetime in the motor industry.

Harris Mann Concept 003

John Ashford from the Triumph Styling Studio will also be joining in and his original color Lynx style can be seen.

John Ashford's Lynx

David Jeanes was one of Triumph’s development engineers and he will be present to recount the next stage in the development of Triumph cars.  Finally, the club hopes to be joined by Peter Sankey who was on the production lines at Speke.

Anyone wanting to book a late place on the run is asked to get in touch asap!Full details can be found on www.trdrivers.club

Michael Carnell
Editor at Just British

Michael Carnell is the editor and founder of the Just British Online Motoring Magazine. As a lifelong British car enthusiast, he has owned or driven British cars of all ages from Austins and MGs to Jaguars and Triumphs. He currently owns a 1966 Vanden Plas Princess 1100 and a 1977 MGB. But there is always room for more - no matter what his wife says.