It is with great sadness that we pass on the news that Les Williams passed away this morning (5th July 2019). He was best known for his involvement with Triumph Racing Triples and the White Helmets. A true gentleman who will be sadly missed.
Les worked at the Meriden factory in the 60's and 70's in the Experimental Department (Triumph's Race Shop). It was then, in 1970, that he became involved with creating the Slippery Sam race machine. By 1975, Triumph were in demise and the Triumph Race Shop was closed.
In 1976, Les Williams started the Triumph Spares company LP Williams, dealing in spare parts and performance upgrades. He also created replicas of the Slippery Sam race machine and the T160V based Legend.
Les also supported the White Helmets display team - now disbanded due to Government cuts in funding - right to the end.
Les Williams was also a Vice President of the TOMCC. He will be missed by the Club.