Bringing A Triumph Engine Back To Life

Watch as a beat up old Triumph Spitfire engine gets torn down and rebuilt.  We always advocate getting a bit dirty and fixing your beaters before sending it off to “Great Junkyard In The Sky”.  It may be tough to stick with it, but the satisfaction of fixing and keeping your beater alive is well worth the work.

 

 

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Started out as just a collection of snaps as I stripped down an engine bought off ebay. (To replace my old engine, which had suffered catastrophic failure). The snaps were so that I remembered how everything went, so I could put it back together again.

Then I realised it’d be quite cool to make it an animation. found some suitable music, rekindled my ancient knowledge of Premiere, storyboarded it, shot it as I worked on the engine (my poor DSLR got covered in engine oil), this was the result.

The music is “In The Hall Of The Mountain King” from Edvard Griegs “Peer Gynt Suite”
I own a suitable license for this piece of music, supplied by Chris Worth Productions

TLM Garage

TLM Racing Shop Tour

[Shop Tour]

TLM Racing owner David Tuaty gives us a quick shop tour. Keep your eyes peeled for an old Triumph TR3 and a hidden Spec E30 racecar. ‪Check out their office!

 

Happy Birthday Steve McQueen

There are only a few Hollywood stars that were able to capture both movie goers and car people alike.  Elvis Presley, Paul Newman, James Dean, and Paul Walker were some of the more notable ones that transcended the screen and lived their car culture. They were known as racers, car guys, and hot rodders as much as they were heart throbs, action heroes and singer-dancer types.  The king of them all, though, is Steve McQueenmcqueen trck.

Ever the essence of cool car guy, Steve seemingly had it all. The women, the cars, the bikes and the glory of winning major races like Sebring. Everyone wanted to be Steve and most people still want to be him today.  The motorcycle jump in The Great Escape, the iconic car chase in Bullitt, and his masterpiece about sportscar racing LeMans are how we remember him on screen.  Happy birthday Steve.

He would’ve been 86 today.

 

Here are some of those famous scenes:

 

The Great Escape

 

Bullitt

 

LeMans