The Story Of The Ultimate High Flying Beer Run

Normandy, 70 years ago, and one of the biggest concerns of the British troops who have made it over the channel, survived the landings and pushed out into the bocage against bitter German resistance is not the V1 flying bomb blitz threatening their families back home, nor the continued failure to capture the port of… » 12/12/14 9:10am 12/12/14 9:10am

New Range Rover Sport Races Spitfire In Battle For British Supremacy

We've seen cars race planes on runways like a bazillion times. Have we seen an SUV race a plane on a grass runway? Yes. Now we have. » 7/08/13 10:41am 7/08/13 10:41am

This is what a high-speed track day rollover looks like from a driver's…

You never know when something is going to go wrong on a racetrack, but when it does you quickly begin to appreciate the importance of good safety equipment. We imagine the driver of this 1972 Triumph Spitfire would be among the first to agree with this sentiment. » 1/29/12 9:00am 1/29/12 9:00am

1975 Triumph Spitfire is ideal for escaping disgruntled boyfriends

To show the acceleration and braking abilities of their 1975 Spitfire, Triumph decided to put the car in a scenario they thought potential customers could relate to—screeching to a halt at the sight of an attractive female and then quickly accelerating away from said female's disgruntled boyfriend. » 7/02/11 9:00am 7/02/11 9:00am

Spitfire-Driving Beach Stalker Thwarted By Victim's Boyfriend, British…

Do you see any problem with roaring down the beach at high speed, locking up the brakes when you see a sexy Malaise Era bike rider? If not, British Leyland has the car for you! » 8/07/10 3:00pm 8/07/10 3:00pm

Triumph Spitfire Down On The Seattle Street

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Let's admire a few more DOTSBE cars today, shall we? » 11/15/09 12:00pm 11/15/09 12:00pm

Lotus Attempts To Merge Jalopnik, Planelopnik By Repairing Supermarine…

Lotus tasked itself with repairing a painstakingly accurate replica of a Spitfire fighter plane in preparation for the Battle of Britain's 70th Anniversary. Hey, can you think of anyone else with such an expertise in fiberglass? » 11/13/09 8:00am 11/13/09 8:00am

Junkyard Jackpot: BMW 2002, Corolla GT-S, Triumph Spitfire

Just yards away from the now-much-picked-over junked Volvo Amazon, I stumbled across this incredible trifecta of junkyardy goodness at my local self-service yard. Three cars that each deserve the full Jalopnik Stamp-O-Approval™! » 7/18/09 12:00pm 7/18/09 12:00pm

Massachusetts Tries, Fails To Fully Oxidize All Its Old Vehicles

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Today we're going to look at a foursome of old machines that Dr. Danger has photographed for us in his native Massachusetts. We've got a Continental, a Nova, a Spitfire,… » 8/07/08 1:40pm 8/07/08 1:40pm

Big-Bumper Spitfire Saves The Day!

Try to imagine a not-so-hot pursuit between a Malaise Triumph Spitfire and a smog-motored mid-70s cop Mopar Ford. Will the single-digit gas mileage of the police car result in a drained fuel tank before the British Leyland build quality of the Spitfire sends it coughing to a halt on the shoulder in a cloud of… » 5/07/08 11:20am 5/07/08 11:20am

Marital Infidelity Prompts All-Triumph Car Chase

When you're caught in flagrante delicto by your special lady's husband and have to flee on foot while dressed in a towel, you might breathe a sigh of relief when you discover he plans to chase you in a Triumph Stag; after all, the timing chains probably won't hold out as long as your legs. But then, in one of those… » 4/23/08 10:00am 4/23/08 10:00am

PCH, Great Rusty North Edition: Triumph GT6 or Porsche 914?

It looks like Italy has been knocked off the PCH Superpower throne by the UK, according to the results of yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll. That means that PCH SuperGigaPower France awaits the chance to take on its historical PCH rival from across the Channel. But first, let's see how Britain fares against a… » 4/03/08 5:15pm 4/03/08 5:15pm

Malaise Spitfire Attempts To Hide Embarrassing Bumpers In Junkyard,…

We don't hold with those who hate all Triumph Spitfires across the board, although their unreliability was legendary even by British Leyland standards. No, the only ones that really deserve the "Shitfire" label are the ones hauling around 900 pounds of Malaise crash bumpers with an engine rated at... well, it's too… » 3/24/08 3:45pm 3/24/08 3:45pm

Cars From The House Of The Rising Sun

We all loved the New Orleans Impala, so A Strolling Player took it upon himself to photograph six Down On The New Orleans Street cars for us (I couldn't help but use a HOTRS reference in the post title, having just read an interesting book about the history of the song; otherwise you'd probably be getting a bunch of… » 2/14/08 1:00pm 2/14/08 1:00pm

Triumph Spitfire: Champ? Hey, Champ!

We're puzzled as to the message that Triumph's American advertisers are trying to deliver here. Spitfires win races as long as they have a huge crew of Whitworth-equipped mechanics on hand, but you'll be lucky to groan along at 40 in the slow lane? The version of the Spitfire sold in the US (not-so-affectionately… » 7/30/07 3:30pm 7/30/07 3:30pm