From the 1950s through to the 1970s, Hughie Hancox worked at the Triumph Meriden factory in various capacites – a fitter, a member of the famous Royal Corps of Signals Motorcycle Display Team, in the experimental department (where he actually worked on the prototype Bonneville), and eventually as one of the legendary Triumph testers. This latter role provided countless unique experiences with some of the most iconic British motorcycles ever manufactured. The story of production testing at Meriden has never before been published, and this intimate and pragmatic account comes straight from a man who was at the heart of it. With many previously unpublished pictures and service bulletins, plus helpful advice on problems that still exist with the bikes today, this is a unique book about a fascinating time and place in British industry.
The late Hughie Hancox spent most of his working life with the Triumph company and with Triumph motorcycles. In recent years, Hughie was the world's best known restorer of Triumph motorcycles, Vice Chairman of the Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club of Great Britain and an International Concours judge. Hughie lived in Bedworth, Warwickshire, England, and his restoration business was based in the city of Coventry.