Triumph Picnic September 19th

Martin Johnson-Howe of the Pre-1940 Triumph Club has asked me to notify you on the date and venue for the Standard Triumph Picnic for 2021. The outdoor site will be free to enter for our members between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm.

Martin has booked the Mercure Walton Hall Hotel and Spa in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire on Sunday 19th September 2021. The event was originally scheduled for May 9th but has had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel and Spa
Jubilee Drive
CV35 9HG

MG & Triumph Spares Day 2021 – New Venue

The annual gathering that forms the season opener for Triumph Buffs  will next year not be held at Stoneleigh. The Telford International Centre TF3 4JA is the new venue, the date for your diary being Sunday 7th February 2021.

We understand that the change in venue may be down to an increase in the number of units being let to businesses (due to the lack of Show revenue) as a result of the Pandemic.

International Drive your Triumph Day 2021

Members may be interested in a global activity organised by Rye Livingston in the USA:

Dear Fellow Triumph Owner,

One thing that has remained constant in this crazy pandemic year, is the pleasure to social distance by taking a drive in your Triumph.  So, with that in mind, it’s time to plan a social distance activity for Drive Your Triumph Day, February 10, 2021.

My name is Rye Livingston and I’m with the Triumph Travelers Sports Car Club in Northern California, which is celebrating our 62nd anniversary.

As you may remember a number of years ago, I encouraged members of our club to drive their Triumphs on February 10th, to celebrate Sir John Black’s Birthday, the man who organized Standard’s purchase of Triumph after the war, and went on to make the cars we enjoy driving today.

Last year I received about 350 photos from all over the world: Scotland, Ireland, the UK, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Uruguay, Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland, Canada, Holland, Czech Republic, and of course all over the USA.  I’m hoping we can increase that number this year!

The concept is straightforward. On Wednesday, February 10th, go for a drive in your Triumph.  Take a scenic drive on a country road or out to lunch, to the market, to work, wherever. Go for a drive alone or in a big group from your local Triumph Club. Take your spouse, buddy, child, grandchild or your dog; then take a photo. The photo is mainly of the car, and the owner if possible, ideally in front of a cool spot, landmark, scenic view or in your driveway. If it’s the middle of the winter where you live and your car is in hibernation, or in the middle of a restoration, take a photo of it anyway. 

Next step is to email a high-resolution photo to, along with some basic information: owner’s name, year and model of car, and place photo was taken (city, state, country). The photos will then be published not only in our club newsletter, but also in USA’s national magazine: Vintage Triumph Registry, and on the Drive Your Triumph Day website:

Please feel free to send this on to other Triumph Clubs you may know of, and your club Activities Chairman and Newsletter editor. Last year a few Standard Clubs joined in too, which is great.

Be sure to contact me with any questions you may have, and thank you in advance for getting the message out to your members and friends to Drive Their Triumphs on February 10th.


Rye Livingston

Activities Chairman

Triumph Travelers Sports Car Club


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.