TR Drivers Club - NATIONAL WEEKEND
Shocking as it may seem the TR Drivers Club National weekend is almost
upon us again. This event is possibly the biggest TR7 centric event
in the UK and is the curtain raiser to the Club season - preceding most
other club nationals.
This year, to mark the event, Bernie Ecclestone and the Formula 1 guys
have elected to have their UK jamboree on the same weekend (July 10th & 11th). Apparently
Michael Schumacher is a big fan of the Triumph Acclaim but is now thinking
about moving into the wedge world and may pop along on Sunday if he
gets finished early. Unfortunately the BMW Triumph F1 car will not be
ready for this race, in fact they've denied such a project exists.
Well what about the event? For those that have never attended a National
Weekend then now is your time to start! Saturday is the day to join
in on the convoy run - some 10 years ago there were in excess of 25
TR7's on the run, last year this was nearer 6 so come on... slip on
your driving gloves and fall in line. It would be great to see a good
turnout once more! The run is a leisurely pootle around parts of Northampton
and usually involves a stop at a local Inn for those who fancy an Britvic
orange. This is not a rally and it's not a time trial! The idea being
that we do a conga around the lanes and get our own back on those tractors.
On Sunday there will be a central display of the TR7's grandfathers
and the concours is also held. In addition there will be a mock-up of
a 1970 Rally Stop, complete with a replica rally car. There's the beer
tent, of course, and a friendly atmosphere - and though the car is central
to the weekend it's not a geeky auto-freak only event!
You don't have to be a member to attend and you don't have to book
in advance, just turn up on the day. Billing charge an entrance fee
and you can buy a day ticket or a w/end one, in addition the Club ask
for payment to enter the club field which goes towards the costs associated
with the weekend.
Hope to see you there.... TRisha pilot!