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Smithology: On the trail of a 1973 Triumph

The Triumph smelled funny. Like old oil, but also dirt covered in old oil, plus a strange and familiar funk. Maybe you know the scent: equal parts grandma-basement and used tractor, with a faint hint of What Died in Here? Rusty old British sports cars used to smell like this by the time they ended up in junkyards, back when rusty old British sports cars tended to get sent to junkyards, instead of restoration shops.

 

And yet it wasn’t a sports car. It was a motorcycle.

 

Read the full article on Hagerty.com:

https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/smithology-on-the-trail-of-a-1973-triumph/

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Should you decide to go for that ride in the forest and the bike decides that it wants to rest, just stay with it. The rescue party can easily find you by following the trail of escaped parts and the trail of oil...

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