Next came the 1958 Monte Carlo Rally in a MG Magnette With Johnny
Reeves (Susan's Father). They retired with a broken water
David then bought a Triumph TR3A. This was used on club
Rallies and the 1959 R.A.C. Rally with Vic Elford as co-driver. As
the car had a 2.2 litre engine, they were put in the same class
as the "Big Healeys". for the Crystal Palace race (special
stage) David was on the front row alongside the 2 works Healeys. He
finished 3rd in class.
David and Vic shared a very successful partnership from the
late 1950's to the middle of 1961 and were reunited in
1964 but more of this in the Ford years.
On the 1960 Tulip Rally David won his class driving his privately
owned and entered TR beating all the works cars. This led
to his first works drive on the 1960 Alpine Rally. unfortunately
they retired and Triumph scaled back their Rallying.