Well that's it, another RBRR come and gone and only a few shows left this year. Not that the shows really do it for me anymore, I would much rather be out driving my Triumphs than stuck in a shed looking at a load of inanimate shiny garage queens! As one who visited more than his fair share of Triumph/Classic car shows in the past 30 odd years, I must say the novelty has worn rather thin. No, for me its all about the driving and using, after all that's the reason these car's were built. I can still just about remember the thrill I got the first time I drove my TR5, I was 15 at the time and my father had stopped in a layby on the way back from buying it and said fancy a quick go, what? Let me think, shall I? To bloody right! Don't worry it was more than safe in those days to let 15 year olds drive on the public highway, after all the roads were uncrowded in comparison to today, with only the odd horse and cart, or charabanc to worry about! Anyway is it just me that still gets that thrill when I jump into my Triumph, even when only going backwards and forwards to work? This is the main reason you won't catch me in a modern car if I can help it. I can't deny that car's nowadays aren't fast, reliable, economical, but by the same token they are mostly dull, boring, and souless, even some modern 'sports cars' I have driven.
So events like the Club Triumph RBRR, and the Ten Countries Run are right up my street, use your Triumphs, don't be frightened about getting them dirty once in a while, and get back to the fundamentals of motoring for pleasure, while you still can!