In May 1953 Ken Richardson, development engineer and test pilot ofTriumph, drove a TR2, fitted with a standard engine, and reached anaverage speed of 124,889 miles or 200,94 km per hour on the Jabbekemotorway. At that time an amazing speed for a volume production carwith a 2000 cc capacity. Ken Richardson, test pilot of BRM, was hiredin 1952 by Sir John Black - who was in charge of the Standard Triumphcompany in the post war period - to develop the "Triumph Sports 20 TS"prototype make a true sports car; so the TR2 was born. The TR2 was notonly as fast as his rival, the Austin Healey, but also cheaper to buyand more economical in use : an average 32 mpg petrol consumption or6,9 liter per 100 km with a 2 liter engine is even today a model ofeconomy.
50 YEARS LATER
In 2003, 50 years later, the "TR Register Belgium" organises a threedays happening on the 16th, 17th and 18th of May. Each participant willhave the possibility to drive the historical route of Ken Richardson.
"Domain Westhoek" in Oostduinkerke, located 20 minutes from Jabbeke, isthe central meeting place for all the activities organised by the TRRegister Belgium to please the fanatics of the TR2, TR3, TR4, TR5, TR6,TR7, TR8.
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