The British are Here: Capital Triumph Register Club

Capital Triumph Register Club of DC Metro and Northern Virginia …

TimsTR6There is a unique group of classic car enthusiasts who reside in Haymarket and Gainesville; they’re part of a British classic car club. You may have seen them buzzing around town in their orange (Pimento), green,
or blue Spitfire, Triumph TR6 and TR7 sports cars.

They belong to a larger club called the Capital Triumph Register (CTR), which spans the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. CTR was founded in 1989 to serve Triumph enthusiasts in the region and has about 130 registered members. The club encourages ownership, operation, maintenance, and restoration of all Triumph automobiles as well as the good-natured fellowship associated with this hobby and way of life.

There are actually more of these original or restored 1950, 1960, and 1970 era Triumph models in Northern Virginia than you might think. The CTR sponsored annual event—Britain on the Green Car Show—is coming up on April 26th at the Gunston Hall Plantation in Mason Neck, VA. Nearly 200 British cars register in more than 25 classes to compete, including MGs, Austin Healeys, Jaguars, Rolls Royces, Bentleys, Triumphs and more. The day is filled with British car regalia, food vendors, and a tour of Gunston Hall with a reasonable admission fee. It’s a great way to spend a Sunday in spring!

If you own an old Triumph (or other British classic car) or know someone who does, local members, Tim, Steve and Lionel would love to hear from you. They own and restore Triumphs and periodically head out for spirited rides. You may also find them at the Haymarket Car Shows or at the Gainesville United Methodist Car Show and Fundraiser, which is run by Steve, coming up Sunday, May 2nd. Stop by and check out the cars!

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