Kennet Valley TR Group enjoy the International Triumph Weekend and prizes are won!
20 plus Kennet Valley TR Group members attended the International Triumph Weekend where the TR Register and TSSC car clubs put on a joint international Triumph event at Stratford upon Avon Racecourse last weekend, it proved a huge success as record numbers for both clubs attended. Around 2,383 Triumph owners gathered during the course of the weekend.
The event's focal point was an arena, hosted by Wayne Scott and Graham Robson who guided visitors through the story of Triumph with a number of entertaining, but informative presentations detailing the history of the models and interviews with their owners.
The TR6's had amongst them, the oldest surviving TR6, a TR6 that was owned by X Factor judge Simon Cowell and a famous press car that was used for the vast majority of Autocar and other period magazine road tests following the model's launch in 1969. The anniversary cars attended in vast numbers, with over 240 TR6s on display, which the TR Register believes is the largest number seen in one place for many years.
The competition in the Concours marquee was as ever fought, where stunning examples of all the Triumph models, restored to incredibly high standards were battling out for the Concours D'Elegance and Pride of Ownership awards. Original, unrestored cars also competed for the Survivors cup. The largest number of Concours awards went to the achingly beautiful, modified TR6 of KVG member Venkatramanan Panchapakesan, who as a result of his win, will go on to compete in the Meguiars Concours D'Elegance at the NEC Classic Motor Show this November, a great accolade credit to the time and hardwork Panch has put into this fantastic TR6 in its 50th anniversary year, WELL DONE Panch and we look forward to seeing you compete at the NEC.
As normal for KVG members, the evening entertainment was a must with a super band on the Saturday night rocking everyone after a great day of TR anoraking!
Certainly the first International Triumph Weekend was a great success, yes it was a little chaotic at time and things can improve, but this is a great base to start from and can hopefully develop into a much larger event allowing us of more useable venues in the future, provisionally the 50th TR Register event next year is at Gaydon Motor Museum first weekend of August so watch out for future announcements.
Next KVG event is C4RFest South 23rd-25th August, see you there if you're going?