A Touch of the Devil

Triumph TR7: HMFDVD5027

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  • A compilation of classic films from the Archives of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust re-mastered for DVD.

    The controversial wedge-shaped sports car from British Leyland caused consternation among Triumph TR enthusiasts when it was launched. Its pop-up headlights and fixed roof still divide opinion today.

    A Touch of the Devil (1975)
    This quirky film was British Leyland’s answer to the challenge of promoting their unusual design to the all-important American market. The plot revolves around a New York salesman transported to the Speke factory in Liverpool by an attractive ‘witch’ in the style of the then-popular US TV programme ‘Bewitched’.

    Buffam & Co (1977)
    The TR7 goes rallying in the USA with husband and wife team John and Vicki Buffam.

    Tour de Corse (1977)
    A fascinating contemporary record of the punishing progress of two TR7s through the Corsican landscape, featuring rally driver Brian Culcheth.

    Triumph – A Sporting Success (1979)
    The Triumph TR7 V8 enjoying success on the Ypres, Manx and Mintex rallies during 1978-9. Among the drivers featured are Tony Pond and Murray Walker.

    Total running time approximately 91 minutes