The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show set to be staged at the NEC 13-15 November has been cancelled. Show spokesman Lee Masters said ; “It is with great sadness that I announce to you today that we have decided there is no alternative but to postpone the 2020 edition of the show, despite pulling out all the stops to try and make the annual season finale happen.”

Members who have already bought tickets can find out more information on the show’s website

The Register had already decided not exhibit at the show due to the changing nature of the pandemic & pressure on Board members to man the stand under the current Government guidelines. More about that in the next SIXappeal being mailed next week.



For those members who may not have heard, the Triumph Picnic & Hog Roast at Walton Hall, Warks on 20th September has been cancelled. Although the open air event should have made social distancing easy the ever-changing Coronavirus situation has lead the organisers to postpone the event. It is intended to hold the gathering sometime next May.

Great reading for sporting Big Saloon Fans!

Top Triumph rallyman Brian Culcheth’s new biography has just gone on sale. And what a cracking tome it is! A must for anyone with an interest in Big Saloon sporting history this book really is superb. Not wordy or stodgy but something you’ll want to dip into often. I have tried to negotiate a discount for members but Brian is selling this at the bargain price of £25 so his margin is tiny for such a large volume. Brian is a great advocate of the Register & it would be great to reciprocate by supporting him & treating yourself to a copy. You won’t be disappointed – full review in the next SIXappeal. There’s a great overview & purchase details here:

Past Nationals photo gallery now live

As I’m sure most of you are aware this week should have been the Triumph 2000 / 2500 / 2.5 Register National Rally but due to Coronavirus has had to be cancelled.

Just to show you what you’ve missed and what you’re missing the gallery page of past Nationals is now up and running. Available from the menu or by following the link:
We still need a lot more photos to make it complete. It would be great if you have any that you’d like to share to get them to me this week and we’ll see how many we can get uploaded before Sunday, what would have been the last day of the rally.

Montage shows a small selection of my favourites that are currently viewable. 

Years we need photos for: 1998 we only have one. 1989-1991, 1993-1996, 1997 we only have two, 1998, 2000-2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014.
Please don’t send any more than ten. File size doesn’t need to be any larger than 1500 pixels wide/2mb in size. For older photo prints, scanned images are preferred (most printers have scanning facilities these days). Just photographing them on a mobile phone tends not to work.

If you don’t have a scanner but are happy to post them to Paul Girling, 76 Richmond Road, Saham Toney, Thetford, Norfolk, IP25 7EU. I’ll scan and return them next time I’m allowed out for my weekly shop.

If you can also put where and when the National was that would be great.


As the current Coronavirus situation continues to rapidly unfold, it is affecting each of us in different ways and is likely to continue to do so over the coming weeks and months.  Note: There is a newer post giving further information about the National.

The FBHVC has advised clubs to cancel local group meetings and local events until further notice.  Therefore the Triumph 2000 Register is advising its local groups to take heed of this advice.

Many shows will be cancelled or postponed and as we get updates, we will post these on this page of the website.  The following shows have been postponed or cancelled:

UPDATED – Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show – 2020 dates have been postponed to 26th – 28th March 2021.

UPDATED – The Triumph Picnic and Hog Roast, hosted by the Pre-1940 Motor Club on 20th September 2020 is likely to go ahead.  The event will be held at the Mercure Walton Hall Hotel, Warwickshire.

UPDATED – An exclusive Triumph Tour of The Northern Ireland Causeway Coastal Route jointly hosted by the Triumph 2000 Register and Club Triumph is likely to still go ahead from 7th – 11th September 2020.  To book, see advert in SIX appeal or Members Only Section on the Forum.  Any issues please email

We hope you and your families all stay safe and well.  Please keep talking to us and each other; the Register forum and Facebook page are good ways to keep in touch with everyone.  There is also a Triumph 2000 Register General Discussion group on Facebook that people can join.



It is with sadness that Clarion events have decided to postpone the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show due to the latest Government advice regarding the COVID-19 virus.

All tickets will be automatically transferred to the new date.

Update as of 27th May: new dates have been confirmed as 26th – 28th March 2021

Please go to for more details.

Membership Secretary – New Address Details!

New address details!

Maggie Roberts, our membership secretary, is moving house on Friday 13th March. The new address details are :–

The Bungalow,
Ladyfield Road,
Kiveton Park Station,
South Yorkshire,
S26 6NR.

The telephone number for membership enquiries will remain the same; please see SIXappeal for details.

There may be some delays in processing memberships due to this, so thank you for your patience.

Forum Admin Issues

Unfortunately, we are having difficulties with the forum and at the moment Mike Stevens, our Forum Admin, can’t log on as an Administrator. This means he can’t action any of the administration actions (such as authorising new members or sorting out logging in issues)

This is being investigated and hopefully will be resolved soon. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you all for your patience.

Stoneleigh Goes Down a Storm!

This year’s MG & Triumph Spares Day was memorable in more ways than  one. Not only was Storm Ciara doing her best to bring the country to a standstill, (and nearly bring the roof down with the mid-afternoon hailstorm) but the Register stand was buzzing all day long. Congratulations go to Matt Field (and polisher Sue) for picking up ‘Best Triumph’ at the show and also to Maggie for handling the steady stream of membership transactions with no let-up. In fact she had 21 renewals, 2 rejoins & 2 new family members sign up during the show. Besides Matts lovely MK1, the Register stand also featured the Bradbury’s super MK2 estate – both drawing admiring glances. A lovely show enjoyed by all, despite the weather.