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Vintage Triumph Register National Convention 2017
August 16 - August 20
Please join the fun at the 2017 Vintage Triumph Register National Convention which takes place at Forrestal Village, Princeton, NJ.
The convention will be co-hosted by the Delaware Valley Triumph club and the New Jersey Triumph Association. This will be the 2nd time the DVT has acted as host for this National event.
The planning committee is working on many great back-road drives that are abundant in the area. Princeton itself is a short back-road drive to that historic town, with its many restaurants, pubs, shops, antique shops, and off course, the esteemed Princeton University.
While the Concours and Participant’s Choice Car Show are a major part of the convention, DVT and NJTA are “driving” clubs. We encourage all Triumph enthusiasts to bring a car-regardless of its condition.
The hotel is near major roads and interstates, and very easy to get to. In the event you have to fly in, Philadelphia Airport (PHL) and Newark Airport (EWR) are only about an hour away, as well as the local Trenton Airport.
The Convention headquarters will be at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village. Located off major roads, but easily accessed by back roads, the hotel has all you would expect in major chain hotel; 300 rooms, pool, restaurant, tennis courts, etc. In addition, current plans are for the Autocross, Funkana, LeMan’s Start, Concours, and Participant’s Choice Car Show to maybe be literally within walking-distance of the hotel, using the hotel grounds. Tech sessions and other meetings will be at the hotel. The site also has several restaurants.
Reasons to Attend
- Great Mid-Atlantic and Northeast location!
- Autocross Challenge!
- LeMan’s Start!
- TSD, Self-Guided Scenic, and Gimmick Rallies
- Tech Sessions!
- Breakfast Run, Ice-Cream Run, Dine-Around Run, Microbrewery Run (and maybe a Cheesesteak drive!)
- New activities to interest non-car participants!
Events: Welcome Reception: the convention kicks off in a big way with a Welcome Reception and BBQ sponsored by Delaware Valley Triumph and the New Jersey Triumph Association on the grounds of the Westin.
Auction: This will be a charity auction were part of the proceeds (a minimum of 25%) will go to a designated charity. VTR members are invited to have parts for the auction, or attend the auction. Donated items from vendors and sponsors will also be at the auction.
The Autocross Challenge: Whether you are an accomplished racer, a novice autocrosser, or simply have a desire to get your car on a track to see what it will do, this is for you. Spectators also welcomed!
Tech Sessions: Learn more about your Triumph during these tech sessions. Thinking of a UK Motoring Tour, learn more. Want more information on Detailing, learn more. Wondering what fire extinguisher to purchase, learn more. And much, much more.
Concours Competition: Ready to compete against the “best of the best”? See how your Triumph stakes up against North America’s best. Compete against the VTR’s 400 point judging system. We encourage you to register for this event.
Participant’s Choice Car Show: Registrants select their favorite car in each class. All cars are welcomed.
Panoramic Photo: It’s your chance to have your photo taken with all the VTR2017 participants. An outstanding memento.
TSD (Time, Speed, Distance) Rallye: The perfect opportunity for you and your passenger to use your driving and navigational skills though our many back roads.
Gimmick Rallye: Still under construction, but will be historically and regionally related.
Ice-Cream Run: A summer night, top-down, and off we go! What better way to spend the
evening than to take a ride to one of the local ice-cream stands to cool off.
Breakfast Tour: For those early risers among us, the breakfast tour will give you the opportunity to get out on the many scenic roads surrounding the hotel, for a breakfast, or breakfast buffet. And maybe even a traditional Northeast Diner.
Self-Guided Tours: Enjoy the scenic countryside of New Jersey and Pennsylvania at your own pace to places such as Washington Crossing, New Hope, Lambertville, Princeton University, Gardens for Sculpture, etc. We will have several back roads routes available for you to explore, and enjoy.
Art, Craft, Model, and Photo Contest: The ever popular event returns again! We will have an area to display your artistic talents.
Cocktail Reception and Awards Banquet: The convention wraps up with the annual Awards Banquet, held at the huge Westin ballroom. Guest speaker will be Mike Cook, and maybe another TBD.
Important Registration Information
The basic registration fee for $135.00 ($120.00 prior to June 15, 2017) includes admittance to all events except for Awards Banquet, Breakfast drives, Ice-Cream drives, and Dine-Around drives. The fee covers one driver in one car. VTR requires all non-VTR members pay an additional $35.00 fee for a one-year VTR Membership. One additional driver may be added for a $15.00 fee. Additional cars with the same driver(s) may be added to the base registration for $25.00 per car.
The Early Registration cutoff date is June 15, 2017. You must register early to save the $15.00. To guarantee an Awards Banquet seat, you must Pre-Register. Banquet reservations will accepted on-site only if space is available. All orders for VTR2017 Regalia are due by July 1, 2017. After that date, we cannot guarantee availability of all items offered.
When registering for the hotel, if you call, you must specify “Vintage Triumph 2017 National Car Show” to get the contracted discounted rate. To guarantee a room, make your reservations early! All blocked rooms for the hotel will be released after July 1, 2017