Thanks bon and Bryan. All I know of Percy Tait came from reading two books by Hughie Hancox:
- Triumph Production Testers' Tales - from the Meriden Factory
- Tales of Triumph Motorcycles & The Meriden Factory
From the way Hughie wrote about Percy, it was easy to tell that Hughie saw him as a character who was larger than life. Percy figured prominently in both books, and the stories about him added a great deal to the books. It's sad that Hughie, Percy, and the Meriden Factory are all gone, but their stories, and many of the great Triumph motorcycles live on.