Sunday, 14 October 2012

Terribly British Day – Sunday 2 December



This annual event is an excellent opportunity to showcase the best of British auto engineering, particularly for our club and our much loved Triumphs.  We have traditionally had a strong showing of a broad range of Triumphs, so let’s maintain that support.  I urge all members to plan ahead and come along with your car(s).

The venue is the Treasury car park off Langton Crescent Parkes.  Unfortunately, the number of available grassed areas is fast diminishing and the potential cost in repairing damage is becoming prohibitive.  This year we have secured exclusive use of the car park for the display.  Visitor parking is available in the nearby car park off Newlands Street.  Set up will be from 8.00am till 9.00am and the display will open to the public from 10.00am till 3.00pm.

Bowler hats will be a feature of the day and the event organisers are encouraging all clubs to support this theme.  Real felt bowler hats will be available at a special discounted price of $10 (compared to a retail price of around $20).  Watch this space for further details on how to purchase hats.

Importantly for our club, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Triumph Spitfire and the Triumph Vitesse .  We plan to feature the Spitfire at our display.  So if you are a Spitfire owner, make every effort to come along with your vehicle.  Let’s not limit ourselves to road going examples.  I know of a few restoration projects underway, so why not consider loading them onto a trailer and bringing them along.  It would be a great opportunity to show the engineering that lies beneath the sporty lines of this classic British sports car.  In addition, I’m looking for a volunteer, preferably a Spitfire owner, to coordinate the Spitfire display.  As well as the cars themselves, it would worthwhile presenting the history of the vehicle, its links to the Triumph Herald, the engineering and its evolution over the several years of production.   Get in touch with me if you’re prepared to take on this role, or failing that, let me have any documents or other material that would be of interest in assembling the display.

Let’s not forget the Vitesse.  Although none are presently listed amongst our members vehicles, it would be great to have one on display on the day.  Contact – Rick Wade (ph 6231 4609, email: rickdianewade@bigpond.com )

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