Triumphant book launch

By Tim Britton, 1 January 2014
Author Mick Duckworth (left) chats to men forever associated with Doug Hele and Triumph’s experimental department, including Percy Tait, Norman Hyde and Bob Trigg

Many of the great and good from the late 1960s/early 70s halcyon days of Triumph’s experimental department gathered at the National Motor Museum late November 2013, to celebrate the launch of a new book, Triumph Experimental: Doug Hele and his development team 1962-1975...

Author Mick Duckworth and the man behind the project Norman Hyde (a veteran of the department) addressed the audience, which included Doug’s son Brendan, ex-Triumph men including John Walford, Bob Trigg and David Green, as well as racers Paul Smart, Percy Tait, John Cooper and Tony Jefferies, among many others.

Commented Mick: “I’ve known Norman was keen to do something about his old boss for years. I was pleased to do it. It’s been a very enjoyable experience, everybody made a coherent team.”

To purchase a copy contact Norman 01926 312119 or

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