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Triumph

08-03-18

An old buddy of mine suggested that we visit the Triumph motorcycle museum at the factory, it’s not very far away and I’d never been before. I took my Olympus EPL1 with me but it was quite dark inside the museum and I had to set the camera to 1600 asa, the Olympus is quite an old model and not too good in low lighting.

Early SpeedTwin
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Bonneville
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Marlon – Wild One
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I had a Triumph Thunderbird in 1970 with a sidecar (purple painted box) attached, it contained a heavy duty battery and a bag of cement to help keep the sidecar on the road when going round corners. I sold it to buy an electric cooker !!!!!!

Bonneville Record Breaker
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Steve McQueen – The Great Escape
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This is the actual bike Steve McQueen used in the film.

Custom
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It was a great day out, I would love to see the production line but it’s booked up until August. The cafe was good, served excellent coffee and eats.

 

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