The FIA Triumph TR4 race car has found a new owner. Equipe GTS regular, Paul Kennelly, has taken over the custodianship from Dave Griffiths. Paul has already made the car his own by changing the livery. The red stripe across the bonnet and red front panel are now gone and the hard top has been painted silver. Additionally, we’ve added silver roundels to match the top.
Over the winter we have given the car a fresh prep. We decided to fit new brake calipers and master cylinder ahead of this season. Paul’s first race in the car will be Goodwood’s 78th Members Meeting. It will also be Paul’s first time racing at Goodwood. Paul has already tested the car once at Brands Hatch and will test the car again at Goodwood prior to Members Meeting.
This FIA Triumph TR4 race car has been consistently campaigned over the past 30 years. We are excited to see the car passed onto a new owner who will continue to race it.
NOW SOLD. For sale is this very well known Triumph TR4 FIA race car. It is one of the best known and longest serving historic race cars in the UK. Additionally, there is a long list of well respected racers who have owned and raced it over the years. It includes Martin Thomas, Richard Bull, Chris Conoley of MASS Racing, Martin Brewer and most recently Dave Griffiths. The car has been constantly maintained and successfully campaigned season after season for decades.
Under the current custodian, the car was re-painted with a change of livery from black and silver stripes to black and red. Additionally car has been mechanically refreshed each winter with maintenance between every race. In recent years the car has raced predominantly with the Equipe GTS series with the occasional outing with the HSCC Guards Trophy. The car has also been invited to Goodwood twice in the last four years, competing at both the 73rd and 76th GRRC Members Meetings.
The freshly rebuilt engine features a 12 bolt steel crankshaft, long steel con rods and light weight short crown pistons. The cylinder head is fully race modified using a brand new iron casting. The light weight steel flywheel transmits power through a Tilton clutch to the Quaife gear set. The gear kit was new for 2018 and the gearbox was refreshed again for 2019. The rear axle has a limited slip differential and competition half shafts. The car is fitted with 15 x 6” Minilite alloy wheels and a good set of Dunlop CR65 tyres. There is a used spare Quaife gearbox with the car as well as a spare set of wheels. The car is sold with FIA HTP papers dated to 2025 and ready to race.
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To say it was cold is an understatement. It was bitter, but then who are we if we don’t have the weather to complain about. This weather was so bad it will keep us going with out complaints for the whole season. F5000 cars in the snow? Yep! Still thoroughly enjoyed the racing though so all was not lost. The Gurney Cup was epic as was the Sears Trophy, Gerry Marshall Trophy and the Bolster Cup for pre-war Specials. We had Dave Griffiths out in the Ronnie Hoare Trophy race in the best looking Triumph TR4 on the grid. The black and red Triumph was back at Goodwood for the 2nd time having raced previously at the GRRC 73rd Members Meeting.
Dave Griffith’s FIA Triumph TR4 is ready to head down to Goodwood today for this weekends GRRC 76th Members Meeting. This winter we built a new engine with a significant jump in power between 4000rpm and 7000rpm. We’ve had two successful test sessions leading up to this event and now it is time to load up head down. The expectation is for a mini ice age this weekend so fingers crossed there’s not too much snow. See you there.