The original 2007 CODE NAME: BULLET DVD continues to be very successul. More than any other release, enthusiasts for the TR7 and TR8 range of cars have been demanding we follow it up. In particular more was wanted about the cars in America: specifically the racing programme where the cars enjoyed much success. Most famous in this area are the Group 44 Inc. racing wedges and so Bob Tullius is on hand to give us the inside story and talks us through the start of the TR7 programme all the way through the stunning TR8 IMSA GTO cars with which he had “more fun than anything else”. Paul Brand, Group 44 Inc. PR Manager was there just as the TR7 was about to be launched and he talks us through the early days when the team collected one of the first pre-production shells and turned it into a race car.
Ken Slagle was another very famous TR7 and TR8 factory supported racer and after years of struggling with the original TR7 and then the TR8 coupe he ultimately took Triumph’s iconic wedge back to the top when he won the C Production national championship in his stunning TR8 Roadster in 1981. Ken gives us the low down on those halcyon days before we reunite him with his championship winning car at the collection of Triumph collector Vernon Brannon.
More former Triumph personnel appear in this release than any previous documentary; engineers, stylists, designers, racers, rallyists and other ‘works’ supported personnel are on hand to tell us their side of the story and their own history with Triumph’s last of the line sports cars. For the first time ever John Bilton has been interviewed and he is able to give us his unique insight into the TR7 and TR8 programmes from his position as Product Planning Manager. He also tells us categorically why these last mass produced British sports cars were really cancelled – facts certain to enlighten motoring journalists all over the world.