The best way to promote the Triumph TR7 and to encourage more
people to explore the potential of these cars is to get out on
the roads and use them. That is pretty obvious really.
If you've got a TR7 or TR7v8 the chances are you've realised
what great value these cars are, but how do we advertise
that? Tempting more people into the Wedge World can only be a
good thing, otherwise we'll see more people owning multiple TR7's
but that will mean less actual owners. We therefore need the media.
To this end Retro Cars have done more than most to entice people
into the TR7 - the nature of the magazine is for modified classics...
and probably appeals to the younger driver; why spend £1000's
on the Citroen Saxo when less expenditure can get a well-sorted
v8 growler - and the kudos of being distinctly non-sheep!
The May 2006 edition see's a good feature on the two Triumph
TR7 v8's owned by Malcolm Paris (TR7 Registrar for the TR Register);
one of which was built for Hill Climbing competition, by the previous
owner, and is used by Malcolm on track days. With it's single
exit exhaust it can safely be considered as loud.... almost too
loud for the track-day scrutineers which put all cars to the noise
test. The other is a little
more refined - I'm sure you'll twig which is which. The same edition
also gives the forum for this website a mention - a big thankyou
to allthe contributors which make it the success it is.
Retro Cars has a track record of featuring the TR7 - back in
November 2005 there was a buying guide, a month later it was a
Rally spec TR7v8 and John Eggerton's superb FHC has also been
There's more than just Retro Cars though - we've covered some
previous articles, and won't go over the old ground - Classic
Car Mart for Spring
2006 has a 'Six Classic Triumphs'; one of which is the TR7 (well
it'd have to be wouldn't it, else we'd not have mentioned it).
It's only a one-pager, but it is a mention and one that is objective
- referring to our cars as a 'Seventies design classic'.
We'll try to keep you posted on other articles that we know of
- please don't ask for scans/photo copies as we will not send
them out.... apart from
the legalities such action would hardly encourage future mentions
for these cars would it? What I can say though is that you can
normally browse the magazines in a newsagent for quite sometime
before getting thrown out! Certainly in the UK there's a well
known 'library' in virtually every city centre....
You can visit the Classic
Car Mart website or contact them for a back issue. Try e-mailing
them at firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone 01270 878 080.
Each mag' is will set you back £3.95
For Retro Cars have a butchers at their online
presence; or call them on 0870 837 4773 (overseas on +44 1858
438795), back issues are £4.95 UK, £6.95 Europe and
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address - if you are aware of any recent or upcoming features.