Throughout 2013 the TR Register has been celebrating the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Triumph TR2 Sports car. This anniversary is of huge importance to the club as it marks the beginning of the successful range of Triumph TR sports cars that the club exists to preserve.
The year's celebrations culminated at the NEC Classic Motor Show with a re-enactment of the 1953 London Motor Show where Sir John Black revealed to the British public his brand new sports car, the Triumph TR2. During each day of the event at midday the TR Register took it's stand at the NEC Classic Motor Show back in time to 1953 with members arriving in period dress and the clubs Press Officer, Wayne Scott delivering a launch speech as Sir John Black to launch the car to the press. Joining Sir John Black was Phil Daniels, posing as works driver Ken Richardson, published historian on early Triumph sports cars Bill Piggott and Author and former Triumph Competition Secretary, Graham Robson.
Club members and the public were then be treated to a champagne reception, anniversary cake cutting, an assortment of period memorabilia and videos on display and a close up tour around the pre-production Triumph TR2, known as TS2 which is owned by the TR Register.
Also present were a selection of TR2's including an ex-works racecar, factory press and photographic car TS14 and other TR models representative of the marque. The Grinnall TR8 conversions and the ultra-rare G-TR4 Dove were also on display celebrating their 30th and 50th anniversaries respectively.
During the NEC Classic Motor Show, the TR Register were also awarded 'Best Club Stand Theme' at the glitzy Annual Classic and Sportscar awards, sponsored by Lancaster Insurance that were held in conjunction with the event.
The TR Register extends it's thanks to all the staff and volunteers that made the event so successful.