We are now using Sage Pay (Opayo) to process membership payments via the website. There is still the option to use PayPal if you wish. If you have a problem with the new payment system (and we hope you won’t!) then please email the Webmaster and we’ll try to resolve it as soon as possible.
We are planning to have a stand at the NEC this year, so long as it is sensible to do so at the time. The Register member’s discount code can be obtained by contacting the Register Shows Organiser, Luigi Maio by Email with your membership number.
We are disappointed to report that St Audries won’t be able to host our 2022 National as previously planned. We have managed to find a replacement site at Whitehill Country Park in Paignton for the same dates. This is where we held the hugely successful 2018 National. Everyone who booked for the National will receive an email or letter advising them of the change and options. Andy, Maggie, Colin and Amanda are working with Whitehill Park to gather prices and info. We thank members for their patience whilst we get this sorted and look forward to holding an excellent National in 2022.
The website membership shop has been updated. We hope that the new version will be easier to use, clearer and have fewer problems.
If you have a problem with the shop (we hope you won’t!) then please email the Webmaster and we’ll try to resolve it as soon as possible.
We are now adding private for sale and wanted classified adverts on to this website as well as in the SIXappeal magazine. They are free to members and £5 to non-members. Go to Classified Adverts for more information.
The Register has decided, very reluctantly, that it will once again not be possible to hold our national rally this year. In making this decision we have considered many things, including:
- The risk of running the event only one week after the proposed date for the lifting of restrictions in England is just too great.
- St Audries have just told us that they have decided not to reopen the main building (bar, restaurant, etc.) this year. The chalets are not self-catering and they therefore rely on the St Audries kitchen for their meals (breakfast at least, and probably their evening meal too), which of course is in the main building. The Saturday evening entertainment and the AGM on Sunday morning are also important indoor activities.
- We have members from overseas and other parts of the UK, whose governments have different timetables for the relaxation of lockdown restrictions.
- It would be very difficult to organise many of the planned activities while the lockdown is still in force.
On a more positive note, we will be able to hold the event at the same venue in 2022, although it will be slightly earlier. The next Triumph 2000 / 2500 / 2·5 Register “National” will therefore be held at St Audries Bay Holiday Club from Monday 6th June to Monday 13th June 2022.
This was an extremely difficult and painful decision, but with the gradual improvement of the COVID-19 situation we should be able to look forward to a “third time lucky” gathering in June 2022.
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
Due to COVID-19 this year’s International MG and Triumph Spares Day (ex-Stoneleigh) has been postponed twice and is now due to take place on Sunday 22nd August 2021 at Telford International Centre. See mgandtriumphsparesday.co.uk for more details.
The new date for the Practical Classics Restoration Show at Birmingham’s NEC is the 11th-13th June 2021. See website for more details.
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.