Regular readers know that I have been a disciple of the Grassroots Motorsports crew for many, many years. You could call them the underdogs of the automotive publishing world. Real car guys who write about real projects and have fun hanging out with their readers. Pretty cool stuff. A few years back, GRM spawned a new mag called Classic Motorsports to which they applied their same laid back style to old cars and vintage racing.
The leader of all this action is Tim Suddard, who got his hands on the original Group 44 Triumph GT-6 a few years back. Not only is this a history laden, championship winning car but promised to make a great project car for Classic Motorsports. Restoration finished just days before the long haul from Florida to California for the Monterey Historics. Following a successful (ie – nothing broken, nothing bent) weekend on track, Tim had the chance to spend some time with non other than TV funny man Jay Leno. Also known as a laid back car guy who loves to talk toys, Leno shows some genuine interest in the historic racer and asks all the right questions.
Best of all, they’ve put it all on video to share with the interwebs. Video after the break.
You can read all about the restoration of this very special Triumph at Classic Motorsports