2019 Kastner Cup

2019 Kastner Cup – California

The Kastner Cup returns to the West Coast for 2019. The Seventeenth annual race of Triumph-powered sports cars will be held at Buttonwillow Raceway as the feature event of the VARA British Extravaganza. Buttonwillow Raceway Park is a road racing facility located in Southern California just outside the town of Buttonwillow, CA. Professional race teams, car manufacturers, tire manufacturers, and aftermarket accessory companies use the facilities to develop, improve and refine their products. Amateur and professional race series utilize the facility to hold races on a variety of configurations. 2019 is VARA’s 24th annual British Extravaganza featuring British Marque feature races and a British car show. All Triumph car clubs are welcome to attend! All Kastner Cup entrants will be entered to run with regular VARA run groups including the Union Jack Challenge (all British car) race. It is with great pleasure […]

Triumph Rescue Tech Session & Open House

Triumph Rescue Tech Session & Open House

Tech session/open house at Triumph Rescue, also the home of British Wiring. No cost, and free lunch! Topic of tech session to be announced. Sessions begin at 10 a.m., followed by lunch, continuing discussion and tour of projects in the works at Triumph Rescue/British Wiring. Please RSVP so they have a head count for lunch. Schedule 9 am – Coffee and doughnuts 10 am – Tech session begins Noon – Lunch

2018 All Triumph Drive

All Triumph Drive In – Salem, Oregon

The Portland Triumph Owners Association (PTOA) is hosting this year’s All Triumph Drive In (ATDI) in historic downtown Salem, Oregon. Come help us celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the TR250. The ATDI commences with a Friday night Meet ‘n Greet which this year will be a BBQ and social evening at Salem’s Riverfront Carousel. Saturday morning is the All Triumph Car Show in the scenic Riverfront Park followed by driving tours to local wineries and scenic points of interest. Saturday evening is the ATDI awards reception followed by the banquet dinner at the Salem Convention Center. The car show is just blocks away from historic downtown Salem. Plenty of shopping and restaurants in the immediate area. Take a spin on the beautifully restored Riverfront Carousel. Car show hours are 9:00 am to 1:30 pm with Saturday morning registration from 7:00 am to 8:45 […]

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Kastner Cup 2018 at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

The 2018 Kastner Cup will be contested at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Historics at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Beaver, Pa., July 6-8. Triumphs will run within their respective race groups with other sports cars throughout the weekend and the Kastner Cup will be a dedicated 40-minute all-Triumph race July 7 at approximately 4 p.m. The PVGP Historics started in 2004 and have grown over the past decade into a vintage race event that stands alone. Pittsburgh International Race Complex is the ideal venue for racing Triumphs. This purpose-built track, 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh International Race Complex expanded the track in 2015, adding 1.2 mile that stretches the entire circuit out to 2.8 heart pounding miles.

2018 VTR South Central Regionals - Texas

2018 VTR South Central Regionals – Texas

The Texas Triumph Register is proud to host the 2018 VTR South Central Regionals, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the TR250 by the shores of Lake Conroe, north of Houston. Our host hotel, La Torreta Resort and Spa, provides a beautiful venue for our event and offers participants access to their beach, adult and children’s pools, lazy river, tennis courts, golf course, fitness center, restaurant and spa. We’ll travel the backroads of the Lake Conroe area, visit unique sights, display our cars for all to appreciate and enjoy, as well as test our driving skills in our rallies, Funkhana and Autocross. Our three days of fun will conclude with the Awards Banquet overlooking Lake Conroe. Come join us for plenty of fun, fellowship and driving events, including: Regionals Welcome Reception (Thursday, April 19th) Scheduled breakfast and dinner drives Concourse (Friday morning, April, 20th) […]

Triumphest 2017

Triumphest 2017 – Flagstaff, AZ

Hold this spot on your calendars! Details of Triumphest 2017 will be coming soon … Triumphests provide us the thrill and memory of driving our cars to a destination just like the “old days”. When we get to the Triumphest we will enjoy the many events, the ‘Funcours’ car judging,Autocross timed racing, Funkhana and the awards banquet. As well as the great opportunity to meet with old friends, see what others have done with their cars, talk first-hand with the ‘Roadster Factory’ and ‘Moss Motors’ our major parts suppliers and schmooze with all the people in the west-coast Triumph world.

Vintage Triumph Register National Convention 2017

Vintage Triumph Register National Convention 2017

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 […]

Triumph Register of America - National Meet

Triumph Register of America – National Meet

TRA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Columbus, Indiana, has been selected as the location for the TRA National Meet, June 21-24, 2017.  While Columbus might not be the first city you think of when Indiana is mentioned, the Columbus area combines a small town feel with an abundance of big city amenities and scenic driving opportunities on winding country roads, all of which make it a perfect location for a TRA National Meet. Those of us who attend TRA every year are already excited about the fun to be had at the 2017 National Meet, and we can’t wait for June to share it with our TRA family.  For folks who have not attended for awhile, 2017 is the year that you will want to return. Those who have never attended a TRA National Meet, 2017 is […]

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15th Annual Kastner Cup

The 15th iteration of this great event will be hosted as the featured event at the 2017 VSCDA (Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association) Blackhawk Classic at Blackhawk Farms Raceway in Rockton, IL on June 16-18, 2017. The track is perfect for small bore production racing and the spectating is simply second to none. There is nowhere on the track that can’t be accessed for watching close racing action trackside, plus there is an observation deck where seven corners can be seen from a perch in the middle of the paddock. The Kastner Cup is awarded to one Triumph Competitor each year. First awarded at Mosport Canada in 2003 and then each year after at a different track around the USA. It has been to many famous tracks such as Portland Intl. Raceway, Watkins Glen, New York, Hallet Oklahoma, Laguna Seca […]

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Sir John Black – Hall of Fame Inductee

Sir John Black was Chairman of Standard-Triumph, helped support Morgan, Swallow and Jaguar production, and responsible for the creation of the TR range. Sir John Black will be inducted into the British Sports Car Hall of Fame in June. Black was born in Kingston upon Thames in 1895. He studied law at the University of London before joining the military during the First World War. He eventually achieved the rank of Captain the  Royal Tank Regiment. After the war, he left both the military and law when he joined the barely 10 years old Hillman Motor Company as sales manager in 1918. He was appointed a director in 1919.

2016 TRIUMPH REGISTER OF AMERICA NATIONAL MEET

Triumph Register of America – 2016 National Meet

Painesville is located just outside of the Ohio Wine Country along the wild and scenic Grand River in the eastern part of Lake County. Painesville is nestled 30 miles east of the center of Cleveland where you will find the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Great Lakes Science Center, the second largest theater district in the country, and a myriad of museums and cultural sites. Lake County is a few miles west of Ashtabula County with its 18 picturesque covered bridges. In Lake County, Lake Erie East’s Coastal Getaway, you can explore an abundance of shopping, play a round of golf, taste the wines, visit microbreweries – distilleries, inspect the 3,500 acres of display gardens at the Holden Arboretum or do absolutely nothing at all but sit on the coast and enjoy the sights and sounds of Lake […]

Kastner Cup 2016

Kastner Cup

All Triumph-powered race cars with a current racing log book are invited to the 14th Annual Kastner Cup, hosted by Classic Sports Racing Group (CSRG) as part of the David Love Memorial Races April 1-3, 2016 at Sonoma Raceway. The event typically draws more than 175 race cars that are divided into eight-run groups ranging from production sports cars to Can-Am racers. About the Kastner Cup The Kastner Cup race honors the legendary R.W. “Kas” Kastner, a championship winning driver and team manager who led the U.S. Triumph racing program to numerous victories through the 1960’s and 1970’s. Kas will select the racer to receive this coveted award and present the cup. The Cup is awarded to one Triumph Competitor each year. First awarded at Mosport Canada in 2003 and then each year after at a different track around the USA. It […]

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Kastner Cup Race 2016

The 14th Annual Kastner Cup will be hosted by Classic Sports Racing Group (CSRG) as a part of the David Love Memorial Races, April 1-3, 2016 at Sonoma Raceway. All Triumph-powered racecars with a current racing log book are eligible. The Kastner Cup race honors the legendary, R.W. “Kas” Kastner, a championship winning driver and team manager who led the U.S. Triumph racing program to countless victories through the 60’s and 70’s. Kas himself will present the cup to the racer he selects to receive this coveted award. Sonoma wine country is filled with activities, great food, and unrivaled natural beauty. If you are a Triumph owner or British car fanatic, don’t miss this event! The CSRG David Love Memorial Races is a very popular and well-attended event. Typically more than 175 race cars participate, divided into eight run groups […]

Triumphest 2015

Triumphest 2015

Hosted by Triumph Sports Car Club of San Diego at the Hilton Del Mar Hotel on the coast adjacent to Del Mar Fair Grounds and Race Track with Traditional and New Events. Autocross and Funcours with social events and ‘great drives’ to some of San Diego’s 90+ Micro-Breweries or Temecula Valley Wine Country.  A coastal drive will highlight the scenic beauty of San Diego with opportunities for optional tours of USS MIDWAY Aircraft Carrier Museum and cocktail or dinner cruises aboard Hornblower Yachts.  We hope you will join us for three or four fun-filled days of Triumphs and Camaraderie – Don’t forget to hone your dart throwing skills too, or join us for terrific tech sessions!

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Portland All-British Field Meet

Billed as the largest British car gathering west of the Mississippi, the Portland All-British Field Meet regularly draws well over 800 cars for the weekend long event. This year the meet will be held Friday, August 29 through Sunday, August 31, 2014. The weekend kicks off with the Friday Welcome Party, followed by the Saturday car show, which includes a BBQ, a slalom competition, People’s Choice balloting, a Funkhana, a huge photo concours, a Best in Show designation and a Land Rover Adventure Ride sponsored  by the Pacific Coast Rover Club. Sunday’s activities include a Rallye, a swap meet and an off road excursion for registered Land Rovers. In conjunction with the event, SOVREN will be holding the Columbia River Classic vintage races. SOVREN, the Society Of Vintage Racing ENthusiasts, is a Seattle based non-profit racing organization with members throughout Washington, Oregon, […]

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First Triumph Spitfire Up For Sale

A milestone in the UK’s illustrious sports car history is being sold by a Sussex classic cars specialist. The fully restored Triumph Spitfire was the first to come off the production line at its factory in Coventry. Lewes-based Sussex Sports Cars is marketing it online on behalf of its owner, a Swiss financial consultant. The firm’s Gerry Wadman said the owner, who restored the vehicle using Triumph parts, is asking £45,000 for the hand-built two-seater. The car was assembled at the Standard-Triumph Canley plant in Coventry in 1962 – the very first in a marque that was to help transform the ailing firm’s fortunes. Boasting chassis number FC1, it generated interest at that year’s Motor Show in Earls Court, as a rival to the Austin Healy Sprite and MG Midget. Its original retail price of £641 meant that unusually, it was a quality […]

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Art Deco and British Car Design

You may think of the French as producing the most strikingly streamlined cars of the 1930s, in lyric teardrop bodies hammered out with doses of Italian style and German science. But in his book “Art Deco and British Car Design: The Airline Cars of the 1930s“, Barrie Down reminds us that streamline design was the rage among car buffs everywhere in the ’30s, even in upright, country-house, Evelyn Waugh Britain. Mr. Down reminds us that at the same time streamline cars were going on the market, ocean liners and trains were being streamlined, the better to compete with the nascent airline industry. His book also reminds us that the automobile industry of the time in Britain had yet to embrace mass production. Cars were sold to the few, and the sellers were coachbuilders as much as chassis or engine makers. […]

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Top Ten British Cars To Buy Now

Hagerty, those fine purveyors of classic car insurance, have put together their list of the top ten British cars that you should buy now – before their values go up even higher. While they are all fantastic, of course, I am not sure I totally agree with the ones they include, nor especially the ones Hagerty left off. Much like the earlier mentioned contest for the “Best British Sport Car”, this is a fun list to fight over more than anything. I don’t know of anyone who would actually use this as their shopping list. And if there were someone with that kind of money, they probably already have that list in their head anyway. So, what do you think of the list? What would you put on that isn’t listed, or take off that is here? 1968-2006 Morgan Plus […]