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Triumph Production Testers Tales - from the Meriden Factory [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Hughie Hancox
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15 Nov 2012
From the 1950s through to the 1970s, Hughie Hancox worked at the Triumph Meriden factory in various capacities - a fitter, a member of the famous Royal Corps of Signals Motorcycle Display Team, in the experimental department (where he actually worked on the prototype Bonneville), and eventually as one of the legendary Triumph testers. This latter role provided countless unique experiences with some of the most iconic British motorcycles ever manufactured. The story of production testing at Meriden has never before been published, and this intimate and pragmatic account comes straight from a man who was at the heart of it. With many previously unpublished pictures and service bulletins, plus helpful advice on problems that still exist with the bikes today, this is a unique book about a fascinating time and place in British industry.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing (15 Nov 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845844416
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845844417
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 18.6 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 270,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hughie Hancox began work at the Meriden factory in 1953, working as a fitter until his call-up for National Service. He eventually graduated to the famous Royal Corps of Signals Motorcycle Display Team, or 'White Helmets'; as they were known, serving as a riding member of the team and as the corporal team fitter, responsible for keeping the Team Triumphs on top form. After demob in 1959 Hughie resumed work at Meriden in the experimental department, and actually worked on the prototype Bonneville. He eventually became one of the legendary Triumph testers. He then functioned as fitter, technical advisor and trouble-shooter until the factory closure in 1973. Hughie ran his own restoration business from 1981, becoming hugely successful all over the world with his work on Triumphs. In carrying out his restoration work, Hughie employed the methods and techniques that he learned all those years ago at Meriden, bringing an unparalleled authenticity to his work. He appeared in numerous films and television programmes, and featured prominently with other famous faces on several motorcycling videos. He was also an accomplished author, with an existing best-seller (now in its third reprint) about his time at Meriden. Hughie Hancox passed away in August 2011.

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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT FIND 22 Mar 2014
By jembey
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Partner loves this book, which is well written with tales from the factory. Great choice as he has a classic Tiger Cub bike.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read 13 Mar 2014
By Woodwiz
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I enjoyed the content of this book and found it easy to read. I have bought more from this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Triumph testers tales 18 Sep 2013
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This book is excellent,the best motorcycle book I have read for a long time,for anyone interested in Triumph motorcycles this is a book you must read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book. 9 July 2013
By Tony
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Bought as a gift for a good friend.
He loved it and I am sure will have many an hour reading it.
Quick delivery.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read. highly recommended. 2 May 2013
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This book reminds me of my days on road test at BMC, it is full of tales and experiences on road test at Triumph,it will bring a smile to you'r face, excellent. !!!!
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By Harry
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Good yarns from back in the day.
A good read for any Triumph fanatic.
Arrived within two days good service.
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