> Did the late, great Phil Hill ever drive a Triumph?
I saw him and spoke to him on a number of occasions at the BMIHT museum in the
UK when he brought
over parties of North American visitors.
Apart from being one of the most courteous of treasured motoring history icons
(you'd be amazed at
how many are/were arrogant and just downright rude!) he also demonstrated a
very full and detailed
grasp of the UK's motor industry evolution, the makes and models that made up
the vehicle groups and
their performance attributes. IMHO, you don't get that level of knowledge just
reading books. You'll
have driven the cars for some meaningful mileages, met and spoken with the
people who designed and
made them and got to know a lot more about all aspects in some detail. While
this summary doesn't
answer Mark's question, Phil Hill's knowledge was at such a level of refinement
that I'd be very
surprised if he hadn't driven all the Triumph sports cars extensively because
it was clear he knew a
great deal about the big saloons, their international rally car derivatives as
well as the smaller
and more sedate/budget priced non-sports cars.
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