‘Jabbeke’ Triumph TR2 honored as historic car of the year

Beating out the likes of the original Bullitt Ford Mustang and “The Lost” Land Rover, the recently restored record-breaking “Jabbeke” Triumph TR2 was acclaimed car of the year in the Historic Motoring Awards 2018 competition which culminated recently with a gala event in London.

Among other top awards, the Jaguar E-type Concept Zero, made famous as the car driven from their wedding by the royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markel was honored as Bespoke Car of the Year and racer/journalist Tony Dron received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The awards have been presented for the past eight years by Dennis Automotive, publisher of Octane and other British car magazines.

Restored ‘Jabbeke’ Triumph on display at the Royal Automobile club | RAC photo

In 1952, Standard Motor Company hired Ken Richardson away from BRM to lead the development of an affordable but world-class sports car.

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