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Triumph, Canley in the 1970s
Here are some pictures of the track in the 1970s. I took these during the holiday fortnight, when me and a friend went into the building when it was empty ...
Starting at the Healey Works
Working at Healey
Donald Healey: The Healey Motor Company
Healey considered several names for the car, such as Invicta, Railton, and Vindex, but after advice from Victor Riley he decided to use his own name. The Donald Healey Motor ...
Donald Healey: An Association With Austin
During his visits to the USA Healey had spotted a gap in the market for a lighter, smaller British sports car. He was aware that Austin’s A90 Atlantic engine was ...
Donald Healey: A Company Expansion, and Move
Part of the reason the company ended its boat building venture was that the company moved from the Cape to a former cinema at Coton End in Warwick and the ...
Friday Afternoon and Personal Export Triumphs
Towards the end of 1960, big changes came about; the Rally-Racing Department at the Allesley Service Division was closed down, and Ken Richardson and a small number of people were ...
The Press Triumphs
In the early 1970s a new department was set up within the service department for press cars. We worked under Mike Brooks, who was also with Austin-Morris Press Cars in ...
The Old Standard Triumph Buildings
Recently in Coventry I happened to pass the old Banner Lane factory. It has now been demolished. It was built at the outbreak of the Second World War, as a ...
Rootes Memories: An Eventful Test Drive
My earliest memory of Rootes was the annual visit to the pantomime at the Coventry Hippodrome with the other kids of Rootes workers. We all got a Christmas stocking of ...
Triumph, Canley. Another 70s View
When I first went there I went from GEC, and I arrived there in my Volkswagen Beetle, and the security man wouldn’t let me take it in there! He said ...
The Austin-Healey Sprite is 60
The Austin-Healey Sprite was announced to the press in Monte Carlo by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) on 20 May 1958, just before that year’s Monaco Grand Prix. It was ...
Interviews with John Gardner on preparing engines for a record breaker, Bill Price on working in the BMC competitions department, Paul Stanforth on conditions in the Le Mans pit, John ...
Working for Healey at Coten End
Interviews with Gordon Barton on the acoustics at the Coten End site, Paul Stanforth on the conditions in the experimental building and modifying a Healey 3000 to form the Healey ...
Recollections of Working at the Healey Cape Works
Interviews with John Gardner, Gordon Barton, Geoffrey Shepherd and Terry Westwood. They talk about working at the Cape Works site, the hardships of metalworking and visits from American airmen. John Gardner ...
Designing, Building, and Driving the Big Healeys
Interviews with John Gardner on the designs for the Healey 100, Geoffrey Shepherd on getting the order for the big Healeys and David Unitt on driving a big Healey. John Gardner ...
Interview with Paul Stanforth on the partnership with Jensen and Tony Marshall on what went wrong with the Jensen Healey. Paul Stanforth was an apprentice mechanic and part of Healey Le ...
Memories of Donald Healey
Interviews with John Gardner on Donald Healey as a designer and setting up his own company and with Tony Marshall talking about Donald Healey’s connections with Fiat. John Gardner had various ...
The Healey Sprites
Interviews with Gordon Barton and Brian Marsh on the development of the headlights on the Sprite and Nick Maltby on the introduction of the Sprite Mark 1. Gordon Barton worked in ...
Making Chassis for Nash Healeys
An interview with Geoffrey Shepherd on making chassis for Nash Healeys. Geoffrey Shepherd was a mechanical assembler at the Cape Works Transcript Geoffrey Shepherd: …we was doing them things for Tickford, we were ...
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