In April, Club Triumph cars and crews will depart from Cambridgeshire at 6pm on an overnight navigation rally that will criss-cross the counties of England – and finish 14 hours later at a Pendle public house!
The Old Stone Trough, between Foulridge and Kelbrook, will be the finish venue for many classic Triumph cars, dating from the late 1950s to the Seventies, and will begin to arrive at around 8am here on Sunday, April 14th.
Club Triumph is a nationwide car club and are a dedicated user of renovated Triumph cars.
And they have a local presence within the area, as The Old Stone Trough is used as a rallying point for the Northern area members.
Over the last three decades, over £600,000 has been raised for various charities by the club, and specifically by the Club President, Derek Pollock, who gained the MBE for such services.
The main event for raising such funds is that of the Round Britain Reliability Run, which is held every two years, and starts in London.
Generally on this event, more than 130 cars can be seen heading North to John o’Groats, then back through Glasgow, Wales, Land’s End and back to London, a distance of 2,000 miles in 48 hours non-stop.
However, Club Triumph is involved with many events throughout each year and the Historic Counties Rally is just an example of one that keeps these ageing cars active.
Entrants to this event will not only cover around 500 miles during the 14 hours of driving, but some will have travelled from various parts of the country just to start to get to the starting point at Soham in Cambridgeshire!
One of the main events that Club Triumph will enjoy this year will be the Ten Countries Run, where 85 cars and crews will cover 2,500 miles of 10 continental countries in four days!
Club Triumph can be seen every first Friday of every month at their regular meetings at the Old Stone Trough.