Car mad from the earliest age, Alastair Conners started a career in electrical engineering with a five year apprenticeship. However, wishing to follow other interests, he became a full-time student at the University of Aberdeen. Graduating with a MA(Hons) in History of Art followed by an MLitt in Architectural History: these degrees led to the position of Inspector of Historic Buildings at Historic Scotland. Alastair has completed a partial restoration and race preparation of his 1959 TR3A and enjoyed several years of racing, often against a variety of exotic machinery, which has cemented his admiration of the Triumph marque and the TR model in particular. In recent years his concern has been to find a considered approach to conservation and restoration of cars using principles adopted in the fields of buildings and art conservation. He is the TR2/3A Model Consultant for Club Triumph, and his everyday drivers are a 1978 Triumph Dolomite 1300 and a 1971 Triumph 2000 Saloon.