National Gathering 2018

Jen Sinclair has produced a great video of the 2018 National Gathering; the best that we have ever seen. It is amusing; amazing and lots of fun, see it at : https://youtu.be/KUPXJox-rn8

The Club’s thanks go to Jen, a lovely lady producing great photography, who can be found at https://www.facebook.com/justjentravels/  

 

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The 21 st National Gathering of The Triumph Sports Car Club of South Africa was held in Maselspoort, near Bloemfontein; 40 years on after the first.

Programme for the National Gathering :

Friday 27th April (Public Holiday)

10:00am—Registration opens at Richter House—Guys get “goodie bags”

3:30—5:30pm—Photo shoot of individual Cars at Maselspoort entrance.

6:00pm—Welcome Function at the Hall by the River.

Saturday 28th

Morning free for car cleaning and concours preparation.

11:00am—Ladies Tea on the Terrace by the River—Ladies get “goodie bags”

2:00pm—Regional Chairman’s meeting –

3:00pm—Bi-Annual General Meeting –

6:30 for 7pm—Hamburger and Movie evening in the Hall by the River.

Sunday 29th—CONCOURS SHOW DAY

7:30am—Line cars up in category for convoy trip to the Windmill Casino. (TR2,TR3,TR3A,TR4 etc)

8:00am sharp—Depart from Maselspoort in convoy for Windmill Casino (Detailed maps with clear instructions will be in the goodie bags) Drive will be about 27kms through Bloemfontein.

9:00am—Cars to be parked in designated area at Windmill Casino.

9:30am— Judges Briefing

10:am—1:00pm—Concours Judging

1:00pm—2:00pm—Lunch Break

2:00pm—4:00pm—Driving test  (in the parking area next to the concours)

4:30pm—Drive back to Maselspoort.

OPTIONAL

7 for 7:30pm—Visit to Boyden Observatory –to gaze at the stars through a huge telescope (depending on availability, and if the skies are clear)

Monday 30th

8:30 am—”Toer de Bloem” – 1st car to depart from Maselspoort at 8:30am. Treasure hunt, Jaguar Car museum visit and a lunch stop.

3:00pm—Head back to Maselspoort

7:00pm— Gala Dinner; Prize Giving; and Entertainment Evening at the Hall by the River.

Dance and Laugh till you drop………………..

Tuesday 1st May (Public Holiday)

Depart for your Home Town. Drive Safely—Happy Travels.
Mission Dress Code: All participating “agents” are expected to wear their Triumph Regalia throughout the event. Dress for The Gala Dinner is smart casual.

Special THANK YOU: All this is made possible thanks to the much appreciated assistance by our keen Triumph compatriots in Bloemfontein.

Pretoria Organising Commitee :

Event Co-ordinator: Bill Flynn—082 921 3854 Flynnstones@wol.co.za (Your first port of call)
Registration: Engela Van Vuuren–084 603 6819 engelavv@gmail.com
Regalia:Giselle Gurnell-083 592 8343 Giselle.gurnell@gmail.com
Trophy Controller/Toer de Bloem: Nols Pienaar—083 468 3145 nols.pienaar@gmail.com
Show Day/Concours: Terry Murphy-083 292 5888 terrymurphy962@gmail.com
Gymkhana/Driving Test: Bill Sales-082821 2326  tr7even@gmail.com
Cabaret Show: Wait and see.
Generally anything else: Helen Flynn-082 926 5793 Flynnstones@wol.co.za