Concours D'Elegance, Pride of Ownership and Standard Triumph Survivors
ENTRIES NOW BEING TAKEN FOR CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE, PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP AND STANDARD TRIUMPH SURVIVORS
Lincoln in July is set to see the largest gathering of Standard Triumphs in the UK as this year as we feature the Club Triumph National Weekend and Standard Triumph Marque Day on the Sunday - all part of the same event!
With nicely polished floors, the 'Concours Hall' in the East Hall of the Epic Centre does not afford as much space as Avon Hall at Malvern; this will lead to a more intimate atmosphere. The Concours Hall will host the Meguiars' Concours and the Standard Triumph Survivors display, but due to limited the Pride of Ownership competition will be held in the Epic Centre Car Park area adjacent to the East Hall.
You can enter in advance via the Entry Form below and also from this page download Class Rules and Guidance, Scoring Criteria and specimen Marking Sheets.
You can also enter before 12 pm (noon) Saturday. Entries after this time will not be accepted, so please do not leave entry to the last minute as it will be very busy on Saturday afternoon. If you have entered in advance please register the Epic Centre East Hall as soon as possible on the Saturday as this will take a little time.
Concours Hall Access
The Concours Hall will be open on Friday 2pm to 6pm, Saturday between 9am and 6pm and Sunday 9am to 4 pm. Due to limited space in the hall, once Concours entries are positioned movement of cars will not be permitted until the awards presentation on Sunday. Cars will be secured in the East Hall overnight on Friday and Saturday.
Judging and Awards Ceremony
A change to this year's event is that judging will now take place between 2pm and 6pm on Saturday. This allows Club Triumph cars to be judged on Sunday morning and the early compilation of scores. Judging may last up to 30 minutes and hoods, Surrey tops and sidescreens are to be erected/fitted and the spare wheel is to be removed before judging. You may be asked to stow the hood/Surrey section or remove the sidescreens during judging.
The awards presentation will take place on the grassed outside area to the rear of the Epic Centre from 2pm on Sunday (with a wet weather contingency in place); this will allow greater participation by members, the public and celebration of award winners.
Class winners from the preceding year(s) and the very best Concours D'Elegance cars the TR Register has to offer. Cars will be judged on cleanliness and condition only, with no penalties for non-standard components, fittings, finishes, modifications or modern equipment. All switches and lights will be tested for working order. Engines will not be started.
Meguiars' Concours D'Elegance: Standard Classes
Cars will be judged on cleanliness and condition of all components, finishes, fittings and accessories to factory finished condition (original or replicated). All switches and lights will be tested for working order. Engines will not be started. Points will be deducted for non-standard fitting, finishes, components and accessories.
Meguiars' Concours D'Elegance: Non-standard/Modified Classes
Cars will be judged on cleanliness and condition only, with no penalties for non-standard components, fittings, finishes, modifications or modern equipment. All switches and lights will be tested for working order. Engines will not be started.
Meguiars' Pride of Ownership
Is open to good clean TRs that are used regularly and are not concours standard. Cars that are considered to be in 'Concours' condition, by the event organiser, may be reclassified into a Concours class. Marks will be awarded for presentation, cleanliness, points of interest, and proven mileage. Judging will be topside only (including interiors) - bonnets and boots remain closed.
Standard Triumph Survivor Display: A Display of Original Unrestored Standard Triumphs and Derivatives
So what is a Standard Triumph 'survivor'? A survivor is a car which is substantially original and unrestored from when it left the factory (e.g. original panels, paint, interior, engine etc) and the display will give members and the public an opportunity to see close up Standard Triumphs and derivatives that have survived the ravages of time and have avoided restoration, some for over 50 years!
Why are there so few Standard Triumph 'survivors' around? Our cars started rusting from the day they drove off out of the showroom; some even started rusting before they left the factory! Many original unrestored Standard Triumphs have been restored over the years and original cars made the perfect basis for a restoration in an endless pursuit of cosmetic perfection. However, times have changed and like classic works of art or antique furniture original unrestored cars are now being appreciated for the place in motoring history they occupy.
So, if you own a Triumph or a derivative 'Survivor' and would like to be part of the Standard Triumph display the IWE in Lincoln then please contact Andrew Smith for a Car Information Sheet: email TriumphSurvivor@gmail.com.
Guidance and Entry
Marking sheets - use these as guidance on how the judges will assess your entry.