1970 Triumph Works 750cc Production
Racer No 2 - Slippery Sam
The most celebrated Triumph racer of all time,
the only machine ever to win five TT races in
the Isle of Mann in five consecutive years.
Slippery Sam was one of three similar models
built for the 1970Production TT, one of which,
ridden by Malcolm Uphill, won the race at 97.71
mph. Tom Dickie was Sam's rider and, unused
to Sam's ways, fumbled the Le Mans start and
was last away. He rode to finish fourth.
1971, Ray Pickerell - 1st, 100.07mph
1972, Ray Pickerell - 1st, 100.00mph
1973, Tony Jeffries - 1st, 95.62mph
1974, Mick Grant - 1st, 99.72mph
1975, Dave Croxford/Alex George - 1st, 99.60mph
The fastest lap was Alex George in 1975 at
The Slippery Sam nickname was coined during
the 1970 Bol d'Or 24 Hour Race in France when
a malfunctioning oil pump plastered the bike-
and riders Tait and Jolly with oil.