Greetings fellow Triumph enthusiasts,
Those of you who chose to remain until the finale of the 2014 VTR convention banquet in Dobson may recall that I mumbled a few words about the 2015 convention, to be held August 11-14 at the Abbey Resort and Conference Center in Fontana, WI. At that time, I mentioned that our convention web site would be up and running "soon."
After eradicating most of the glitches, [we left a few in just to give folks something to complain about], we are now on line. To access the site, please enter www.VTR2015.com into your web browser. [If you use a search engine such as Google, you will get several pages of links to the new Honda VTR 2015 motorcycle before we come up.]
The website contains the video we showed at the banquet that was filmed at the Abbey and the surrounding countryside and gives a nice perspective of the area, along with information about local attractions, regalia, and articles on the 2015 featured models-the TR4A and Spitfire Mark II-both of which will celebrate their 50th anniversary next year. There is also a brief biography of Kas Kastner reprinted with permission from Moss Motors, and information on our tech presenters along with some information about TS1 LO and the LD2 Stag, both of which will be on display at the convention.
VTR members may register online and pay via PayPal. If you prefer, you may print out a registration form PDF and mail it along with a check to the registrar. You will need to know your VTR membership number and car's commission number to complete the registration. At this time, non-VTR members will have to print the registration form and mail it to the registrar - we're working on a way to allow on-line registration for non-members and hope to a have on-line capability for them soon. VTR members who choose to register online and use PayPal, will receive an immediate confirmation from the convention treasurer stating the total amount their PayPal account has been debited. This will include the registration fee plus any regalia or optional activities they have elected to purchase. If you wish to receive the early registration discount, you must register no later than June 15, 2015.
After your registration is processed [3-4 days], our convention registrar will send you an email with an itemized list that details your expenses. Mail-in registrations may take a bit longer.
We have arranged for a significant discount on room rates at the Abbey for the nights of the 11 through the 14th. To receive the preferred rate you must call the resort (262/275 – 9000) and explain to the operator that you want the Vintage Triumph Register rate. Roughly half of the block of 110 rooms is already booked, many by attendees from the Dobson convention who must have listened to my recommendation to book early.
The website also contains a list of contacts, including phone numbers and web addresses for local attractions, the registrar, the treasurer, and the convention co-chairs.
This will be the sixth VTR convention hosted by ISOA and we hope that our experience from previous events will enable us to provide you with an excellent experience at the 2015 VTR convention. We are looking forward to seeing a large contingent of Triumph enthusiasts next summer and hope that you come away with pleasant memories of a great time.
Please feel free to respond to me with any questions or concerns if I can be of any assistance.
Bob Streepy 2015 VTR Convention Co-Chair
firstname.lastname@example.org ph. 630/263-7565 cell