Archive for May 17th, 2011

May 17, 2011

Slippery Sam

Here’s a Triumph from the history books: called Slippery Sam after the 1970 Bol d’Or endurance race when the broken oil pump covered the bike and riders with oil.  It is the only machine to win five TT races in consecutive years (Ray Pickerell in 1971 and 1972, Tony Jefferies in 1973, Mick Grant in 1974 and Dave Croxford/Alex George in 1975). This triple can MOVE! A production Trident 750cc prepared by Les Williams,

  • 1971, Ray Pickerell – 1st, 100.07mph
  • 1972, Ray Pickerell – 1st, 100.00mph
  • 1973, Tony Jeffries – 1st, 95.62mph
  • 1974, Mick Grant – 1st, 99.72mph
  • 1975, Dave Croxford/Alex George – 1st, 99.60mph
    The fastest lap was Alex George in 1975 at 102.82mph
  • Here’s Mick Grant piloting this bike. A machne of definite charisma.