This book provides a delightful and often humorous account of life with the Triumph motorcycle company in its heyday. Hughie Hancox started work with the Triumph Engineering Company (manufacturer of Triumph motorcycles) in 1954 and, apart from a short break for national service, stayed with the company until it closed in 1974. In his time with Triumph, Hughie worked in the Experimental, Service, Product Road Test, Toolroom, Final Production Assembly and Service Repair Shop departments before joining the staff in the Service Office. He also served as a Technical Writer/Advisor/Customer Relations 'Trouble Shooter.' Even his National Service was spent with the 'White Helmets' motorcycle display team! Here, Hughie tells the story of his life in the famous Meriden factory and of his many adventures with Triumph motorcycles and Triumph people and, by doing so, records the fascinating inside story of one of Britain's greatest motorcycle marques.
Hughie Hancox has spent most of his working life with the Triumph company and with Triumph motorcycles. Today, Hughie is the world's best known restorer of Triumph motorcycles, Vice Chairman of the Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club of Great Britain and an International Concours judge. Hughie's restoration business is based in the city of Coventry and he lives in Bedworth, Warwickshire, England.
The repair shop; "JRW 405"; high jinks; angels; we have ignition; travellers; Willie, the tomatoes and black enamel; good-bye; basic training; Ripon; the "team"; Meriden again; framed; a testing time; the Tina; the repair shop again; vibrations; fairy; on the staff; the met; triple troubles; that sinking feeling; where there's a will...