Please check out our calendar for events.
The Georgia Triumph Association has at least one drive per month. We also host technical sessions and social events. Meeting are the third Tuesday of every month. Meeting times and location are found on our calendar.
Dart Challenge Nights, January 16, 2020
The 2020 GTA Dart Challenge kicks off on Thursday January 16 at Joe Earnest’s garage. The challenge is a five night held on alternating Thursdays through March 13. Each week the winner chooses the location for the next event. If you drive a Triumph you get a bonus in the standings. This week’s winner will receive a Bourbon Pecan Pie made with the Bourbon of his/choice in the garage. We will have some sort of food available. 3129 Octavia Place Atlanta 30340 Darts fly at 7:00
Additional dates: January 30th, February 3rd & 27th
PMGR drive invite, Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Join us for a scenic 2.5 hour 118 mile drive (one way) from the Dawsonville’s iHop to Georgia’s Cloudland Canyon State Park (https://gastateparks.org/CloudlandCanyon). This is the same route as the Georgia Triumph Association’s recent Polar Bear Run conducted on December 28, 2019 and will be led by Jim Doran.
We’ll take Dawson Forest road west to Highway 9, then head north to Dawsonville then north on Burt Creek road connecting with Highway 136. We will follow 136 the rest of the way to the park. For those of you who do not want to drive to the iHop, you are welcome to join us in route. Nature breaks at the Talking Rock Park and the Flying J truck stop at Highway 136 & I-75 (Resaca exit #320).
Meet at the iHop for breakfast/coffee with wheels up at 8:30 am sharp. With a couple of nature break stops, we should arrive at the park at noon. Once at the park, we can drive to the canyon rim viewing point for some great photo opportunities. There is a $5.00 admission charge to the park. Lunch at the Mtn Top Café, 1.9 miles from the park’s entrance. The address is 12136 GA Hwy 136. 706-398-1749. The return route is the reverse of our in-bound route or one of your own choosing.
As usual I will watch the weather and make a decision on Monday afternoon and contact all who have RSVP’d for the drive and lunch.
Please RSVP for the restaurant head count to Jim Doran.
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Drive Your Trumph Day, February 10th
Are you ready for Drive Your Triumph Day, Monday, February 10th, to celebrate Sir John Black’s birthday, the man who organized Standard’s purchase of Triumph after the war and went on to make the cars we enjoy driving today? It’s just one month away.
This celebratory drive has been building momentum every year. Last year I received close to 350 photos from all over the world. This year is going to be a bit more of a challenge as February 10th falls on Monday. As tempting as it may be to plan a drive for the weekend, we’re going to keep true to the day, and please submit photos only taken on Monday, February 10th, 2020.
The concept is straightforward. On February 10th, go for a drive in your Triumph. Take a scenic drive on a country road or out to lunch, to the market, to work, where ever. Go for a drive alone or in a big group with your local Triumph Club. Take your spouse, buddy, child, grandchild or your dog; then take a photo. The photo is mainly of the car, and the owner if possible, ideally in front a cool spot, landmark, scenic view, in front of the hardware store or in your driveway. If it’s the middle of the winter where you live and your car is in hibernation, or in the middle of a restoration, take a photo of it anyway in the garage. Some winter photos I’ve received have the garage door open with the car tucked under a cover, and snow outside. Have fun with it, and participate.
Next step is to email a high-resolution photo to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with some basic information: owner’s name, year and model of car, and place photo was taken (city, state, country). The photos will then be published not only in our club newsletter, but also in USA’s national magazine: Vintage Triumph Registry, and on the Drive Your Triumph Day website: https://driveyourtriumphday.shutterfly.com
Please feel free to send this on to other Triumph Clubs and Standard Clubs you may know of, and your club Activities Chairman and Newsletter editor. Last year a few Standard Clubs joined in too, which is all good.
Be sure to contact me with any questions you may have, and thank you in advance for getting the message out to your members and friends to Drive Their Triumphs on February 10th.
Triumph Travelers Sports Car Club
1960 Triumph TR3A
TRA 2020 National Meet June 15-19, 2020
Bourbon, Bluegrass, Thoroughbreds, and Triumphs
15-19 June 2020 – Lexington, Kentucky
Click the TRA logo further up to page to visit their website.
2020 6-Pack Trials October 1-3, 2020
RICHMOND VIRGINIA OCTOBER 1-2-3, 2020. Click on 6-Pack logo above to go to the 6-Pack site.
Highlights of Recent Events
Atlanta British Car Fayre
GTA Christmas/Holiday Party Saturday, December 14, 5:30pm – 8:00p
Tis time for the annual Georgia Triumph Association Christmas/Holid
Where: 139 Long Shadow Dr, Alpharetta, GA 30004, USA