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Drive your Triumph Day

My name is Rye Livingston and I'm with the Triumph Travelers Sports Car Club in Northern California. A few years ago I encouraged the members or our club to drive their Triumph on February 10th, to celebrate Sir John Black's Birthday, the man who organized Standard's purchase of Triumph after the war, and went on to make the cars we enjoy driving today.

The concept is to go for a drive on a country road, to lunch, to the market, to work, where ever. Go for a drive alone, with a spouse, buddy, child, grandchild or their dog, maybe a few other Triumphs; then take a photo. The photo is mainly of the car, ideally in front a cool spot, landmark, in front of a market or hardware store. Then send me the photo with basic info: name and place photo was taken. The photos were published in our newsletter.

The first year half a dozen members participated. The second year a few more members participated. Last year I sent out the request to a Yahoo group across the United States, and about 30 Triumph owners sent me photos of their cars while out on a drive. Those in the northeast, who were snow bound with their cars tucked away under covers in their garage for the winter, were encouraged to go out and pose with their cars in the garage. I coordinated all the photos and sent them to The Vintage Triumph, and Mike Cook published multiple pages of photos taken on February 10th of Triumphs around the US, in the VTR magazine.

This year I want to make it a bigger Drive Your Triumph Day, so I'm emailing Triumph Clubs worldwide, encouraging you to ask your members to drive their Triumph on February 10th, take a photo, and send it to me. I will organize them and work with Mike Cook to get them published in The Vintage Triumph magazine along with our club newsletter. I've set up a special email address for your members to send me their photos:

Please contact me with any questions you may have, and thank you in advance for getting the message out to your members to Drive Their Triumph on February 10th.

Rye Livingston
Activities Chairman
Triumph Travelers Sports Car Club

Earlier Event: February 6
Board Meeting
Later Event: February 16
General Meeting