Iconic Machines at TOMCC 75

On the 17th to 19th May 2024 the TOMCC will have a 75th Anniversary "Party on the Hill" at the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb where Ernie Lyon broke the hill record on a T100GP prototype racer. There will be all manner of Triumphs being run up the hill on the Saturday. Read on to discover a few of these iconic machines.

Ernie Lyon's T100GP bike will be on show there. Ernie had managed to persuade Edward Turner to give him a fast engine for racing - no small feat in itself given Edward's views on racing. The engine was prepared by Freddie Clarke with a generator top half, hot cams and pistons, and as large a compression ratio as the fuel of the day would allow. Ernie took this and won the 1946 Manx Grand Prix and then went on to set the fastest time at Shelsley Walsh. The bike was the predecessor of the successful GP bikes.

One of the Thunderbirds that was run at Montlhery in 1949 will also be present. Edward Turner decided to demonstrate the reliability of the Thunderbird by riding them to the French Montlhery circuit and riding them around the circuit for 500 miles. Alex Scobie, Len Bayliss, and Bob Manns were the riders and they managed the 500 miles at an average of 90mph.

Also present will be the Moto2 Prototype machine that Triumph used to develop the Moto2 engine, and the "Great Escape" machine discovered and restored by Dick Shepherd.

Tickets for TOMCC 75 are only £35 (plus a small booking fee) and include free camping (no glass on site please).