Triumph Liverpool Events 2018
We have a good mix of old and new events planned for 2018, please come back and check for updates.
Sunday 22nd April – Drive It Day Peak District Run to Chrich Tramway Museum.
Sunday 1st July – Lydiate Classic Car and Bike Show – 8am start, £2 entry. Arrive early to avoid being turned away from this popular show! We’ll be meeting up beforehand to ensure entry together, details to come.
Saturday 4th August – Red Rose TR Fest, Summer Fayre, Antrobus Village Hall, Cheshire. A fabulous event, by kind invitation we’ll be at the Red Rose TR group’s annual ‘big bash’.
Triumph Liverpool Events 2017
Further to our meeting on Tuesday, I have spoken with the TR Group about joining them for this year’s Drive It Day and many other drives scheduled for this year. They have welcomed us all with open arms and would like to receive confirmed numbers for the Drive It Day on 23rd April.
Please could you let me know by this friday 14th April so they can update their group insurances and ensure they have enough route prints available for on the day.
The group have extended the invitation to join them for a meal to wind down from the days drive. Details will be provided as soon as they are available.
Triumph Liverpool Events 2016
Here are events we are attending this year. To attend events not listed as individual entries, please contact Alex via email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 24th Drive – It Day – See NEWS page May 28th Smallwood Vintage Rally – Individual Entries http://www.smallwoodvintagerally.co.uk
- June 11th
Hale Carnival – Entries via NWCC –
- June 19th
Thornton Manor, Wirral (see Alex)http://tinyurl.com/hbs3ass
- July 3rd
Lydiate Show – Individual Entries (upon arrival)
- July 2nd/3rd
Triumfest – Individual Entries
- July 16th/17th July
Speke Hall Show – Entries via NWCC –http://tinyurl.com/hfylfl3
- July 31st
Bodelwyddan Castle (see Alex)http://tinyurl.com/zwgq8ru
- August 15th/16th
North Cheshire Classic Car Show (see Alex)-http://tinyurl.com/jrb9f93
- August 28th
Ormskirkmotorfest – (see Stuart)
Drive It Day 2016
Our 2016 Drive It Day Run was great success. Taking a circuit around Liverpool, from the City Centre to the site of the former Triumph factory in Speke, to Anthony Gormley’s Another Place at Crosby Beach, before finally heading to the Pier Head, we had a fab time!
TRIUMPH LIVERPOOL EVENTS 2015:
First up, we have a list of proposed Events for 2015. Events in bold we will definitely be attending.
Every 3rd Sunday Scotch Piper Classics Breakfast Meet (& every 3rd Sunday) April 26th Drive – It Day May 22nd TSSC Inter-Area Meet-Up June 13th Hale Carnival June 14th Blakemere Craft Centre June 20th/21st Woodvale Rally June 28th Lyme Village Transport Show July 5th Transatlantic 175 Cavalcade (Liverpool – Invitation only) July 5th Lydiate Show July 11th/13th TSSC Triumfest (Donington) July 18th/20th Speke Hall Show July 26th Frodsham Classic Car Show August 8th/10th Astle Park Steam Rally August 30th Ormskirkmotorfest Sept 26th/28th Widnes Vintage Rally
Speke Hall Vintage Show
The Red Squadron was out in force again – bolstered by the enthusiastic attendance of Richard, who was taking a break from welding his Spitfire.
An enjoyable day, despite the best efforts of Sid Snot and his cohorts – off-key Blues/Rock at 10.30 on a Sunday morning at a National Trust property?
Dave, Richard, Stuart, Lee and Alex made the trip down to Donington for the TSSC’s annual bash. A mixture of parts collection, socialising and insurance valuations made for an enjoyable visit.
A fantastic morning in the sunshine was (let’s face it) the highlight of the day, as torrential rain dampened everyone’s enthusiasm and rendered the afternoon cavalcade through Liverpool city centre a wash-out. There was time for plenty of photo opportunities though!
2015 Lydiate Classic Car & Bike Show
Over at Lydiate the rain also drove people in the direction of home, but not before much fun had been had by all. Roll on next year’s show!
2015 Woodvale Rally
It was back to Woodvale to “defend” our “Best Club Stand”, this time however we made way for the Vauxhall Owner’s Club who made of with the trophy, but no prize money this year. Holding the event on Father’s Day wasn’t the best idea, numbers were well done, probably scuppering the prize money? Anyhow, we enjoyed ourselves, managing to get the best of the high winds to erect our gazebo, and unfurl our new banner! Hurrah!!
2015 TSSC Inter – Area Meet
We joined up with TSSC members from Wirral, North Wales and Cheshire for the annual TSSC North West InterArea Meet, held this year at the Wheatsheaf in Raby. The weather wasn’t the best, but full marks to the chaps from North Wales who battled through some apparently torrential rain. Next year, we make the trip to North Wales.
Our enthusiasm for the otherwise excellent Ormskirk Motorfest has been tempered by the somewhat shambolic organisation, which saw us shunted into the newly created “Club Stand” area away from the event. Despite protestations and assurances to the contrary, we found ourselves as one of only 2 Clubs exhibiting in the new area, with many other Clubs based in Coronation Park. Humbug!
Bolstered by the continuing fantastic weather, Triumphliverpool had a small but enthusiastic presence at the TSSC’s first showing at Donington. Bereft of Concourse polishing duties, Alex followed Lee’s lead by completing (even slower) laps of the Heritage loop circuit. ‘Nuff said.
Speke Hall Vintage Festival
Another fabulous day in the sunshine (whisper it quietly but this summer has been pretty fab so far?).
Lydiate Classic Car and Bike Show.
The weather held out to give us plenty of sunshine, ensuring another fine Lydiate Show.
Willaston Brain Tumour Charity Fete.
A small event, but a lovely one nonetheless. Great food, drink, weather, company, Morris Dancing, and a great drive to boot!
Well, we don’t know how we did it, but we were awarded the Best Club Stand at Woodvale!
Seeing as the “stand” consisted of a Club Triumph banner, our cars, and erm…… us, it’s quite remarkable. Suppose people liked the cars, I did notice we were talking to punters a lot more than other Clubs, so the interest was there.
Oh, there’s also the small matter of a £250 prize for Area funds – Result!
Saturday 7th June 2014 – Hale Carnival.
A little depleted in numbers, Lee, Derek and Alex braved a month’s rainfall in a couple of hours to attend the North West Casual Classics annual bash at the Hale Carnival. Richard and Dave S. boosted morale by attending. Thanks, Chaps!
Thursday 5th June 2014 – TSSC Cheshire run To Swettenham
Another great run-out to Swettenham, looks like this is becoming a yearly event?
TSSC Inter-Area Meeting 2014
A thoroughly enjoyable night, with plenty of Triumphs in the Derby Arms car park. The 3+ hours flew by with conversations aplenty. Next year, it’s off to Wirral.
Ormskirk Motorfest 2013
Another fantastic Motorfest again this year, with triumphliverpool members once more out in force.
This time it was Alex’s turn to take part in the Parade, with Cath joining in as passenger [see photo above-thanks Stuart !] This year’s circuit had more cars involved, so speeds were lower than previous events, which with quite a few performance cars on show was a a bit of a damp squib, but good fun nonetheless…
TSSC International 2013
Much fun, polishing and debauchery was had at this year’s flagship TSSC event at Stafford, with Lol picking up the Best Vitesse award, and Alex 3rd in Best Spitfire….
Speke Hall Vintage Festival
A fine day was had at Speke Hall – unfortunately not all of us made the show due to last minute hiccups, but the day was a great success and we were blessed with the remnants of the recent heatwave!
Lydiate Classic Car & Bike Show
The Lydiate Classic Car & Bike Show was a quite brilliant event, with many vehicles from the West Lancs/Mersey region filling the considerably sized Parish Hall field. With brilliant sunshine, a good local attendance, and plenty of good-old fashioned refreshments, we had a great time. Roll on next year!
TSSC Area Meet at Swettenham, Cheshire June 6th 2013
Cheshire TSSC hosted the Annual North West Meet-Up at the delightful Swettenham Arms in erm…. Swettenham. triumphliverpool members joined Cheshire, North Wales, Wirral and even Shropshire Areas on a warm, sunny summer’s night at the Austen-esque village pub for a few drinks and a lot of chat.
There were quite a few non-Triumphs in attendance, the superb Jaguars taking alot of attention.
It’s our turn next year, we’ll do well to top the last 3 years meetings!
STAR 90 Standard Triumph Rally – 17-19th May 2013
triumphliverpool members attended the STAR 90 Rally at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon., the largest collection of Triumphs assembled for many years.
2nd Annual Ormskirk Motorfest
Large crowds flocked to Ormskirk town centre for the 2nd Ormkirk Motorfest. Some shocking Bank Holiday weekend weather thankfully lifted, to be replaced by blue skies and sunshine, as Steve and Cath braved the crowds and bemused shoppers. Lee, his Dad and Alex were parked in Coronation Park in more typical car show surroundings.
Steve and Cath later took part in the parade around the town, the crowds loving the retro rides as they burbled and roared along, some residents bringing couches out to bask in the sunshine as the cars sped past!
TSSC International at Stafford – August 2012
Well – what a wonderful time was had at Stafford this year – culminating in a double success in the Concours. Lol took the honours as he picked up the Masters Class title, with Alex taking the Runner-Up position in the Best Spitfire Class.
The Saturday night provided an opportunity for Lol to put all his Concours prep behind him as he took to the dance floor!
As a parting shot, we took this photo of the 3 Spitfire Concours winners – L to R
Robin Stead (MkIV Spitfire-3rd place), Chris Tickner (Mk3 Spitfire-Winner & Car of Show), Alex Cain (Mk3 Spitfire-Runner Up).
Wednesday 20th June 2012 – Visit To North Wales Area
What a fantastic drive out we had to the stunning Ruthin Castle to meet with our chums from North Wales, Wirral, and Cheshire. We were certainly lucky with the weather, the drive down into Ruthin was breathtaking. Some of us had a bite to eat in the Castle Hotel, which itself attracted almost as much attention as the 30 or so Triumphs and couple of MGB’s. Next year it’s the turn of Cheshire to host the meet-up.
Sunday 22nd April 2012 – BMHT Drive It Day
Mustering 4 cars, we forced our way through the throngs who had witnessed the end of the Liverpool Sea Odyssey, as the Giants slipped away into the Mersey. The Marina was full to the brim, so we fought our way to Otterspool Prom, where a quick pint (of Juice of course), was on hand. Moving on to Aigburth, we soon realised that every pub in the vicinity was full of sightseers. At least a fair few people saw our cars, which I suppose is what the day is all about? There’s always next year, Giants permitting!
Saturday 4th March 2012 – Triumph Show & Spares Day at Stoneleigh
Despite the cold, rain and sleet, not to mention the huge spider that fell on my head and the flat tyre on our return trip, we had a great time at Stoneleigh. A few spares were bought, plenty of tea and coffee consumed, not to mention the brass monkeys in attendance.
Saturday 19th November 2011 – Christmas Meal
A good night was had at the Yuet Ben Restaurant in Liverpool’s China Town. A tad premature as a Christmas celebration perhaps, but a good night nevertheless! Ended up getting kicked out of The Monro in Duke Street, so it must have been good!
Sunday 30th October 2011 – Mouldsworth Motor Museum
Mouldsworth Motor Museum is highly recommended. Tucked away in the picturesque village of Mouldsworth near Delamere Forest in Cheshire in a former water treatment plant, it is a splendidly eclectic range of cars and automobilia under the leadership of James Peacop, who gave us a guided tour. Visit their museum site at:
We had a great drive through the Cheshire lanes and an excellent lunch at the Goshawk in Mouldsworth. We even allowed former Herald 13/60 pilot Dave Marrin to follow behind in his rather lovely new Volvo Amazon. We welcome enthusiasts of all Triumph Clubs and none at our gatherings.
Getrag Transmission Plant (Halewood) Open Day – July 2011
Lol asked some of us to come and help him out with mounting a display of classic cars at the Gertrag-Ford transmissions plant in Halewood on their family open day. Four of us brought our cars along, and they attracted a lot of attention all day. Particularly interested were the young German engineers from Gertrag who went over our classics with considerable interest. A great day, and thanks to Lol for setting it up.
Bodelwyddan Castle – July 2011
A fantastic day was had at the Bodelwyddan Castle event, tagging on to the North Wales TSSC & MG Club, we had a great drive along the A55 coast road via the Runcorn Bridge, a great experience in a Classic convoy!
TSSC Joint Area Meeting at Wirral Area – June 2011
It was our turn to visit the neighbours in June, linking up with our friends from North Wales and the Wirral at the Wirral Area’s regular haunt. A great evening was had by all, as we ignored the sporadic rain and talked Triumphs. We don’t think we have seen this many Triumphs in a pub car park since the 70s!