ONE of the most significant sportscars in the history of British Motoring is heading to Cumbria as part of its Round Britain Relay this weekend.

The Triumph TR2 which is visiting the Lakeland Motor Museum in Backbarrow, was the first ever right-hand drive version of the famous model which took the world by storm when it was launched in 1953.

It’s lovingly known by its chassis number TS2, referring to the fact it was only the second TR2 ever built. It’s currently on a round Britain relay to visit every TR Register Car Club in mainland Great Britain.

The chance to see the famous little car comes on Saturday, from around 10.30am to 1.30pm at the Lakeland Motor Museum.

That’s when the Lancashire branch of the TR Register hands it on to the Cumbria branch as it continues its incredible journey around Great Britain. There’ll be many more classic Triumph TRs at the museum to see when the two clubs meet up.

Later in the day TS2 will head up to Carlisle. On Sunday, she will take part in a photoshoot with the Vulcan bomber at Solway Aviation Museum at Carlisle Airport before heading up to Scotland to continue her tour.