The one thing Bud didn't win at Catalina was best looking machine. This beast was built for all go and not show. Some interesting details are the non-Triumph conical hub front wheel with 21" rim and the custom built high level exhaust pipes. Ekins led the race from start to finish with a 12 minute lead at the end ahead of a Ariel Huntmaster Twin and knocked off ten minutes from the previous track record.
All out success for the Triumph team with Cub and Terrier winners alongside the Ekins Trophy.