Saturday, 6 October 2012

Club Triumph Round Britain Reliability Run

There hasn't been much happening with my Triumphs for a while. Just routine maintenance and not enough driving, mostly due to the terrible weather we seem to be having these day!

I thought it was time I posted something, so here are some pictures of the cars competing on Club Triumph's Round Britain Regularity Run 2012. They started on Friday afternoon and 430 miles later, on Saturday morning between 1.00am and 3.30am, they arrived at Edinburgh Airport. I have marshaled for the last three events and really enjoy seeing the teams arrive, full of excitement and adrenalin! This year there were 96 Triumphs taking part.

I was back home and in my bed by about 4.30. Later this morning they were at John o'Groats and at about 6 o'clock this evening they were crossing the border back into England. Tonight they will be driving through the mountains of Wales and then on to Land's End. By tomorrow afternoon they will have returned to London after 48 hours and 2020 miles. They must be crazy!!

There was a great variety of cars taking part from Heralds and 1300s to TRs. Some of the cars were in immaculate condition while others were a little more "used" looking. Triumph 2000 and 2500 saloons seemed to be a very popular choice.

The Triumph 2000 estate in the second picture is an original prototype with a Stag V8 engine and four-wheel-drive. What a shame that didn't go into production!