The Triumph Register of America will hold its 34th annual Triumph sports car show and Concours d’Elegance from June 11th – 15th on the shores of Lake Erie at the Lodge at Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio.
The Triumph Register of America began life in May 1974, as the Triumph TR-3 Sports Car Club of Central Ohio. Enough interest was generated in this regional club to bring about a change of name to Triumph Register of America, an organization with a national focus. Shortly thereafter, TRA was recognized by British Leyland through its Triumph Sports Owners Association, and is also formally affiliated with the British TR Register which was similarly formed to preserve the TR2-3 series.
Last year’s event was held in the Finger Lakes region, at Geneva, New York, a beautiful area with long and winding roads, great for driving that classic Triumph. There were nearly 100 cars in attendance from all eras, including TR2s, TR3s, TR4s and many popular TR3A widemouth models.
One very rare TR-powered Swallow-Doretti was at the 2007 event, as well as several Stags, a couple of TR6s and the wedge-shaped TR7s and TR8s. But the Triumph that continues to be the focus of attention in most meets is the TS1, the first TR ever built; it is owned by Joe Richards, a founding member of the Triumph Register of America.