The Annual NEC Classic Motor Show took place over the weekend of the 14 - 16th November 2014 and once again proved to be a massive gathering of the classic and vintage motoring press, industry and clubs.
As in previous years, exhibitors were encouraged to follow a theme on their stand and this year's theme was the "The Big Screen." The TR Register stand's "Big Screen" played a montage of movies and TV shows featuring TR's from French romance's of the 1950s to a recent BBC3 comedy featuring a yellow TR7 coupe and everything in between.
Most will know that this year saw another running of the Le Mans Classic race event where a team of three TR's were entered. The line up was reminiscent of what racing fans would have seen Standard Triumph enter during the 1950's treating fans to over nine hours of TR' racing throughout the day and night. Team Penrite included a 1955 TR2, 1959 TR3S tribute and the Triumph TRS of 1961.
The TR Register display at the NEC Motor Show 2014 featured all three of the competing cars and throughout the weekend the stand featured interviews with driver Barry Siddery - Smith, Triumph TRS tribute car owner Paul Gerring, TR2 owner Neil Fender and team boss Paul Hogan.
During the prestigious Classic and Sportscar Awards, the TR Register was also named runner up for the award of "Best Use of Social Media" for the live blog commentary provided on the TR Register website throughout the Le Mans Classic race.
Alongside the three Le Mans entrants the Triumph TR7 took centre stage to celebrate the fortieth year since production of the last of the line of TR sports cars began at the Speke plant in Liverpool.. The feature of the TR7 at this years NEC Classic Motor Show begins a year of celebrations ahead in 2015.
Furthermore, the stand will feature one of the oldest Triumph TR6's known to survive as well as a TR4a that was used sent over to Karmann in Germany to mock up the body styling and patterns for the TR6.
The TR Register would like to extend it's warmest thanks to all the volunteers who manned the stand over the three - days, to all the current members who visited the stand for complimentary refreshments and big welcome to the 27 new members who joined us over the course of the weekend. Our next display will be at the London Classic Car Show, London Excel 8 - 11 January 2015.