Tales of Triumph Motorcycles & the Meriden Factory

Hughie Hancox worked at Triumph from 1954 until its closure in 1974. Here’s the story of his life in the famous Meriden factory; of many adventures with Triumph motorcycles & Triumph people. Records the fascinating history of a great marque.


A delightful and often humerous 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 its 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.

About the author

Hughie Hancox spent most of his working life with the Triumph company and with Triumph motorcycles. In his day, Hughie was 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.

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eBook details

eISBN: 978-1-845845-56-8 • eV number: eV4556 • Published: September 2012 • Language: English • Digital edition: First Digital Edition. Base eBook price: £14.99 / $16.99 / €17.99 (vendors may set their own prices, so actual prices may vary).
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Original book info

V167 • Paperback • 25x20.7cm • £19.99 • 144 pages • pictures • ISBN: 978-1-901295-67-2 • UPC: 6-36847-00167-4. Price subject to change, P&P extra.

Tales of Triumph Motorcycles & the Meriden Factory

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