Club Triumph will be paying tribute to five decades of one of the country’s most demanding, motoring events – the Round Britain Reliability Run or RBRR, at this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show. Held every two years, the Run became a charity event in 1990 and over the past 26 years has raised in excess of £500,000.
The run for 2016 will be staged over the weekend of 7th – 9th October in support of Guide Dogs for the Blind, and Club Triumph hopes to exceed its 2014 donation of nearly £60,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The entrants will cover almost 2,000 miles as they travel from Knebworth to John O’Groats and back in 48 hours with no overnight stops. On the club’s stand at the NEC season finale, held 11-13 November, there will be the chance to place an order for a new book celebrating 50 years of the RBRR, in addition to a range of clothing, badges, and memorabilia.
On the first Round Britain Reliability Run back in 1966, the factory provided the Club with six of its latest models but today drivers face even greater challenges as the youngest Triumph car is now 28 years old!
Entries for 2106 encompass a wide spectrum of the marque’s sports cars, saloons and estates ranging from a 1937 14/60 Vitesse and a 1950 Renown to Heralds, TRs, Spitfires, Dolomites, Stags, and Acclaims. There is also a 2.5 PI Mk.2 saloon that was one of four British Leyland works’ cars for the 1970 London – Mexico World Cup Rally and subsequently took part in many international long distance events.
Visitors to the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show will be able to see the 2.5 on the TR Register Competition Triumphs’ stand in Hall 3 throughout the weekend together with its proud owner, Mr. Patrick Walker.