2017 Run Details

Wessex and New Forest Triumph Run - Sunday 23rd April 2017

Now in its 25th Silver Jubilee Year, all Triumph Cars and their owners are invited to join us for this milestone event.

The Run will start from the Ringwood Long Stay / Lorry Park at approximately 10am on Sunday 23rd April 2017. It will be the usual leisurely drive through the New Forest and surrounding countryside in the company of other Triumph cars and their owners.

There will be the usual halfway halt with complementary teas and coffees.

The Run will end at Damerham where, as it’s our 25th Run, you are invited to join us for a complimentary cup of Tea or Coffee and Scone (with Jam and Cream). These will be available in Damerham Village Hall.

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This year saw the revival of a popular event after a break of 5 years. 74 Cars turned up at Avon Heath Country Park on the day. Starting around 10.00am, the Run took in a route of approximately 64 miles through the western region of The New Forest and the surrounding countryside. There was a halfway stop at The Compasses Inn at Damerham with the route returning back to Avon Heath Country Park around 2.00pm. The meticulous planning and organisation paid off which meant everybody had a thoroughly good day out – we even had glorious sunshine!

Of the 74 starters all but 3 made it to the end – One Stag that unfortunately did not want to start one TR7 that lost a rear spring and a Porsche (TR 8 Substitute) that had a binding front caliper – so much for exotica!

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For those interested in the stats – we had the following cars turn up on the day:

TR2 -  2

TR3 - 2

TR4 - 6

TR5 - 0

TR6 - 6

TR7 - 18

TR8 - 6

Vitesse - 0

Herald - 2

Spitfire - 8

GT6 - 2

Dolomite - 1

1500 -2

2000 - 2

Stag - 9

Acclaim -  1

Others - 7

Total - 74

 

The results of the voting for best car in class were as follows:-

TR2/4 - TR 2 of A. Postelthwaite

TR5/6 - TR 6 of M. King

TR7/8 - TR 7 V8 of I. Johnstone

Herald/Vitesse - Herald 1200 of C. O’Kelly

Spitfire/GT6 - Spitfire 1500 of A. Taylor-Jones

Stag - Stag of A. Woolard

Saloons - 2000 Mk1 of J. Wood

Others - E-Type Jaguar of B. Ray

 

The overall winner: Car of the Show was Entry Number 58 – Stag of A.Woolard.