Welcome to the New England Triumphs Club Website
Latest additions to the website: (5/24/13)
- Cape Ann Tour update
- Mt Washington Tour update (5/13/13)
- Latest newsletters posted (members only section) (4/3/13)
- Email list and online calendar information (members only section)
Cape Ann Tour - Saturday June 1, 2013 (Rain date: Sunday June 2)
A great tour of a very scenic part of Massachusetts. This year's tour will focus less on Cape Ann and more on the Newburyport, MA area. The tour concludes with a late lunch/early dinner at a local restaurant. We will meet at the Friendly's on the rotary on route 128 in Gloucester at 12:30 and plan to leave at 1:00. Details including a link to a map of the meeting location are posted on our club calendar. Alex's contact information is in the Members Only section. The rain date is Sunday June 2, same time and meeting location.
Mt Washington Tour - Saturday June 8, 2013
Tom and Wendy recently scoped out the hotel and touring routes for the upcoming Mt. Washington Climb which will be held on Saturday, June 8. The base of operations is the Eagle Mountain House in Jackson, NH--a beautiful, historic inn with stunning views to some of the White Mountains. Twelve cars have signed up for the event. There may still be rooms at the hotel if there are any last minute additions. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-966-5779.
Plans include a climb up beautiful Mt. Washington, touring routes for two additional drives through this lovely landscape, a Moose shoot contest (pictures only of course), and a black fly bulls eye contest. The hotel offers a great menu at their restaurant and there are other dining places in the area. Jackson even has a classic New England covered bridge. There is great shopping at the outlets in North Conway for those who are so inclined. If anyone has any questions about the trip, feel free to contact Tom and Wendy directly. Their contact information is in the Members Only section.
Annual Planning Meeting - Sunday March 17, 2013
Our annual kickoff meeting was held on Sunday March 17th at the Yangtze River Restaurant in Littleton, MA. All club officers volunteered to remain in their current positions for another year so the election of officers was completed very quickly. We moved on to the discussion of club (and other) events for 2013, the results of which are published on our online calendar. Back again this year are the Southern New Hampshire Tour in late April, the Cape Ann Tour in early June and the Lobster Tour in mid-September. New events this year are a Mt. Washington climb in early June with additional events planned for those who want to stay for the weekend, and a Halloween Rallye in late October. See our online calendar for all the details. Dates are subject to change due to weather or schedule conflicts. The online calendar will be updated as changes occur.
End of Year Party - Saturday January 26, 2013
We had an excellent turnout for our End of Year party on Saturday January 26, 2013 with 43 members attending this year, including several new members. It was an enjoyable evening with good food and great company. The Yankee swap provided the usual entertainment with Bill Lepere drawing the best number and going home with a highly prized Triumph mailbox. A complete report of the event will appear in the next club newsletter.
Fall Tour - Sunday Oct 21, 2012 - Southern New Hampshire
John Bowe put together a Fall tour to replace the event originally scheduled for Oct 20th. We met at his shop in Hampstead, NH and took a leisurely route to Exeter for lunch at the Loaf and Ladle. From there we carried on to Hampton Falls, NH where we stopped at Applecrest Farm Orchards. To our surprise, there was a festival going on with a great Bluegrass band, horse-drawn carriage rides, cider donuts and of course, apples! Parking was tight but they directed us to our own parking area right in front of the pumpkin patch where we became something of an attraction. We had a good turnout for this event despite the short notice including this fellow named Tucker who drove down from Maine with Wendy and Tom to join us for the day.
We're still sorting through photos from the event. A slideshow link will be provided once the photos have been uploaded to photobucket.
Lobster Tour - Sunday September 9
Our annual Lobster Tour was held on Sunday September 9. Tom's report is posted here....
Lime Rock Vintage Car Racing - Saturday September 1, 2012
Several club members attended the Lime Rock Park Historic Festival over Labor Day weekend (Aug 31 - Sep 3). The highlight for our club director was meeting his boyhood idol, Sir Stirling Moss and getting his autograph.
Southern New Hampshire Tour - Sunday June 10, 2012
The weather could not have been better for our second attempt at the Southern New Hampshire Tour. There is a brief report and a few photos here. If anyone else has some photos from the event that they want to share please upload them to the club's photo site. Thanks!
Cape Ann Tour - Saturday May 19, 2012
We had a great turnout for another beautiful drive around Cape Ann. Alex and Pam did an amazing job keeping our large group together, a stressful task given that those of us who always bring radios forgot to do so that day. A report will be posted soon but in the meantime, there is a slide show and video available here....
Southern New Hampshire Tech Session - Sunday April 22, 2012
Due to the cold rainy weather the tour was cancelled and an informal tech session was scheduled in its place. John opened the doors to his shop on Sunday morning to anyone who wanted to stop by and talk Triumphs. (I'm told at least one group photo was taken. When I get it, I'll post it here.) Afterwards they all piled into Stan's new truck and talked Ford F-150s on their way to lunch.
2012 Planning Meeting - Sunday April 1, 2012
We held our annual planning meeting on Sunday April 1, 2012. The report is posted here....
Cape Ann Tour - Saturday June 4, 2011
Pam Delis wrote a wonderful trip report that your webmaster has finally posted
here. I hope it inspires you to attend
this year's tour!
Covered Bridge Tour: Saturday October 1, 2011
A small but hardy group braved the elements and completed the Covered Bridge Tour despite the rain. Bob and Linda did an excellent job locating so many surviving bridges and mapping out a beautiful route through 11 towns in central Massachusetts. Our dinner at Bub's BBQ was enjoyable with lots of extras available on the hot bar.
We were about 50/50 Triumphs and daily drivers. Our (Triumph) windscreen defogger was not up to the task so we had to rely on the manual method (shop towel) which hampered the view somewhat. I hope that Bob and Linda will consider offering this same tour again next year in hopes of better weather so I can see what we missed along the way!
The concensus was that when it comes to scenic drives, central Massachusetts has a lot to offer!
Lime Rock Vintage Car Racing - Saturday September 3, 2011
Several club members attended this event and we had such a good time! But what are Hugh and Caroline Cockrill doing out on the track? Find out here...
Day of Triumph - Sunday July 31, 2011
We had a great Day of Triumph event at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, MA on July 31st. A report will be coming later here and/or in the next newsletter. In the meantime, take a look at these lovely photos.