Historic Champion Car to be Featured at August 16 Races

Holly Hill, Fla. (July 31, 2009) -- Classic Motorsports, the number one publication dedicated to preserving, racing and restoring classic sports cars, announced today that its recently restored 1969 Triumph 44 GT6+ will be featured at the Rolex Monterey Historics Automobile Races on August 16, just four months after its amazing win at the 2009 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

After being found in a North Carolina barn by Classic Motorsports staffers, this GT6+ was restored to the exact livery that appeared in the Daytona winners circle in 1969. The restoration process began late in the fall of 2008, when the Triumph 44 was completely stripped down to its bare frame before the Classic Motorsports staff repaired the bodywork and returned it to its original specifications. The engine and drivetrain were rebuilt to their original specifications as well, and the rest of the car was restored to be as authentic as possible.

"After sitting dormant for many years, this restored, one-time SCCA champion car received the Amelia Island Award at the 2009 Amelia Island Concours," said Classic Motorsports Publisher, Tim Suddard "We are proud and eagerly awaiting its participation in the Monterey Historics Races this August."

Created on the heels of the Triumph Spitfire, the two-seater GT6+ was originally built as a fastback with an opening rear hatch. The car ran for the factory in 1969 and 1970 and was sponsored by Champion Spark Plug, Goodyear and Quaker State oil.

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