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Introduction and Welcome


Once again, I am delighted to welcome every TR enthusiast to
what looks like being an action-packed weekend in Lincolnshire.

If only I was a fully qualified showground
salesman who could shout his attractions and
unrepeatable offers through a megaphone, I
reckon that this year’s International Weekend
deserves that sort of treatment. Quite simply,
the site is new to us, there are many new
activities, and a full-blown track day to start
the proceedings. No glossy dinners, and why
not? Because you let us know that you didn’t
want them.
So, informally and with great joy, I want to
welcome you all to the Lincoln Showground, to
the event-opening track day at Blyton Park, the
chance to visit the legendary RAF Scampton
airbase just up the road, the chance to meet
up with old friends, make many new ones, and
to catch up on all the ‘wants’ which built up
in your garages during the winter. Don’t miss
the opportunity to see and participate in the
Standard-Triumph Marque Day, which is to be an
integral part of our IWE activities on the Sunday.
Based on the modern Lincoln Showground,
this promises to be an action packed weekend,
not only because we are expecting to
welcome a record number of TRs (and, on the
Sunday, hundreds of other types of Triumph),
but their owners and their friends too. My
recommendation is that you book early, set out
your personal schedule well in advance, then
consult other sections of this guide to show just
how much you can fit in. These include:
A ‘Novice Track Day’ at Blyton Park, which
is an ex-RAF airfield site just 15 miles north of
the Showground. Full arena activities in the
Showground including displays, interviews, a big

variety of trader stands offering the goodies
you have been seeking all year, and maybe
your chance to show your own cars in the
Survivors Display.
But there will be so much more, including a
series of Technical Seminars, a series of coach
trips to Rimmer Brothers (whose premises are
on the other side of Lincoln), also into Lincoln
for anyone who wants to go shopping and
sight-seeing, plus the traditional Overseas
Visitors’ reception before close of play on the
Saturday. If we are lucky, we may see the Red
Arrows display team, whose home base is at
RAF Scampton.
All this and - Oh Yes - a band and disco on
the Saturday evening, a photo session where
you might get a souvenir of your car and
yourself (but we’d like you to dress ‘in period’
for that ....), and to make sure the weekend gets
off to a great start, the beer will be free on the
Friday evening ....
Wayne Scott and I will be manning the
microphones throughout the weekend and
somehow trying to keep everyone happy,
well-informed, and looking forward to the next
movement in this ambitious event. For sure,
we are looking forward to it - and we hope you
are too.