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Revington TR Impresses at International Historic Motorsport Show 2006

Published: 01 Mar 2006   updated: 05 Feb 2019

The Revington TR stand at the International Historic Motorsport Show 24th-26th Feb. 2006 at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry proved to be an International success. For general information about the show visit please click here.

You could not miss the Revington TR stand as we took pride of place with the Rally Feature stand displaying a recreation of a period service /repair halt along the route of one of the world famous rallies of the day, the Liège-Sofia-Liège.

44 years ago, in August 1962, the works Standard Triumph team contested the Liège-Sofia-Liège Rally with three powder blue TR4s. The arduous nature of the event meant that teams had to make regular service halts, some of them un-scheduled and make-shift affairs at the side of the road.

One such occasion was half way through the event in the Dolomites and the scene depicted at the International Historic Motorsport Show was a snapshot of this ad-hoc maintenance stop.

Of the four Works TR4s registered 3VC, 4VC 5VC and 6VC, three have survived to tell the tale and have been tracked-down and gathered together by Revington TR especially for the show. The feature display scene also included a venerable Atlas van, as used by Standard Triumph's Competition department as the service barge of the day.

The highly successful 4 car TR4 team competed, usually in a team of 3 cars for three seasons, from 1962 to 1964 The cars were variously crewed by: John Sprinzel, Graham Robson, Mike Sutcliffe, Roy Fiddler, Jean-Jacques Thuner, John Gretener, Willy Cave, Tommy Wisdom, Jeff Uren, Vic Elford, David Stone, Don Barrow, Roger Clark, Brian Culcheth, Don GrimShaw, Roy Dixon, Bert Rasmussen, Paul Coombe, Gordon Jennings and Ed Homsey. Of these illustrious names we were delighted to entertain on our stand Graham Robson, Roy Fiddler, John Gretener, Willy Cave, Vic Elford, Don Barrow and Brian Culcheth. This list was swelled by a host of other rallying names from the past including Paddy Hopkirk, John Hopwood, Bill Price, Stuart Turner ,John Waddington, John Wadsworth, Mike Wood, Tony Fall and Gordon Birtwistle who bought 4VC from the factory once the cars were no longer being rallied.

The Revington TRS le Mans
The Revington TRS le Mans

The atlas van stole the show
The atlas van stole the show

On the other side of the arch Revington TR proudly unveiled to the general public the TRS le Mans, an aluminium-bodied recreation of the car that was developed to compete in the 24 hours le Mans race, in 1960 and 1961. Developed over the last few years, the Revington TRS le Mans goes on sale in the spring of this year.

The TRS Le Mans will be demonstrated on test days at circuits around the country throughout 2006. To book a test drive and for all information about the TRS le Mans contact Neil at Revington TR: +44(0) 1823 698437

Vic Elford describes to Neil Revington the arduous nature of 60's rallying.
Vic Elford describes to Neil Revington the arduous nature of 60's rallying.

Typical crowds throughout the day.
Typical crowds throughout the day.