The TR Register has been recognised alongside our collaboration partners, the MG Car Club and TSSC at two of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the industry.
The first was the Octane Historic Motoring Awards held at the Dorchester Hotel, London on November 15 where the MG Car Club was awarded ‘Club of the Year’. Primarily for their collaboration with the Standard Triumph Forum of Clubs, the TR Register and TSSC for delivery of the MG and Triumph 100 event at Silverstone. The event celebrated the joint centenary of both MG and Triumph clubs and therefore, representatives from all three of the organising clubs were present to support the MG Car Club in their nomination.
The second was the ‘Motoring Spectacle Award’ which was awarded on Thursday, November 23 at the Royal Automobile Club as part of their annual Historic Awards ceremony.
The Motoring Spectacle (supported by RM Sotheby’s) was awarded jointly to the MG Car Club, TR Register and TSSC as a first-class example of collaboration between motor clubs.
A statement from the Royal Automobile Club’s judging panel said, “MG & Triumph 100 brought the clubs together to celebrate their centenary at Silverstone. The judges stated: “To win this category takes more than just a great event, it needs to be something new, different, or unrepeatable, and the centenary of two of Britain’s most significant sporting marques certainly won’t be happening again. This was truly spectacular, with close dice on the circuit juxtaposed against remarkably completist timelines of each marque, and a superb turnout of rare and significant models. A worthy tribute to a pair of great Britons.”
Michael Murkin, a Director of the MGCC and the lead Project Manager for the event said, “We never dreamt that organising this event would lead to us being awarded both “Club of the Year” in the Octane Historic Awards and “Motoring Spectacle” in the Royal Automobile Club Historic Motoring Awards. The event which was organised and financed by the MG Car Club, was a collaboration between the MG Car Club and Standard Triumph Clubs. It celebrated the centenary of production for both MG and Triumph, but as we all know it takes a team of volunteers to organise a major event such as this, so I would take this opportunity to thank some of the main organising team, so thanks and appreciation to Lorraine Noble Thompson who organised the traders and sponsors, Philip Hayward who organised the ticketing and finance, Wayne Scott who organised the event PR, marketing and compered in the live arena both days, Jim Andrews who organised our volunteers, Jeanette Howes who organised the Lifestyle Marquee, Ian Wright who organised the Social Marquee entertainment, Scott Munton who organised the camping, Noel Lindford who organised the California Cup, Geoff St John Mitchell who co-ordinated our two-day race programme on the Grand Prix Circuit with our race partner Equipe Classic Racing, thank you to Andy Knott the MG Car Club staff.
From Triumph, Dave Burgess, Mick Forey, Phil Horsley and the team at the Triumph TR Register, Nigel Hill and Chris Gunby and the team at the Triumph Sport Six Club and thank you to the race marshals and the over 100 volunteers who marshalled the infield event. Without these volunteers, we could not have run the event, and it is their assistance in making this an enjoyable and memorable event has helped us to win these two prestigious awards.
This collaboration between MG & Triumph continues into 2024 with the Inter-Club International event at Malvern on June 28 – 30 2024.