Triumph Trophy TR5 1950 visiting Bromyard Speed Festival
In unrestored condition with its original engine and frame numbers, this lovely old Triumph Trophy was one of only 300 made in that year and one of only a few dozen that were not exported.
The engine is the rare all alloy “generator” type engine used by the RAF to charge aeroplane batteries. They were significantly lighter than the iron barrel version and gave Triumph a real edge over their rivals.
The Trophy was Triumph’s competition model and was highly successful, in all the major off-road events, most famously the 1948 International Six Days Trial (ISDE), where it won the Team Prize. This bike probably took part in the 1950 ISDE based in Wales