The Triumph TR sports cars were best-sellers in North America. They were simple, inexpensive, fast and fun to drive, if sometimes wayward on the limit. Here the 1950s first-generation models - TR2, 3 and 3A - are described in depth, including development, production, specification changes, competition history and the practical aspects of owning one today.
A life-long sports car enthusiast, Bill Piggott has been Registrar and Archivist of the TR Register since 1978. A TR owner since 1970, he has owned examples of virtually every model, although he is particularly fond of the TR2, especially the long-door cars. Although a lawyer by profession, he now devotes most of his time to writing, particularly on classic car subjects, with TRs being his specialty. Bill Piggott's other interests include steam railways, good food and wine, and 'almost anything from the 1950s'.