nu är det officiellt: STAR90 är sjösatt!
Standard Triumph Anniversary Rally – för att klubb-gemensamt fira 90-årsminnet av Triumphs första biltillverkning (och 110 års minnet av Standards dito).
Hallaballot kommer att vara centrerat på/kring the Chesford Grange Hotel utanför Kenilworth, strax (~9km) sydsydväst om Coventry, under dagarna 17 till 19 Maj 2013. Hotellets position hos Google Maps är 52.323756,-1.559193 eller N52° 19′ 25.55″, W1° 33′ 33.16″
Till Harwich (DFDS) är det ungefär 270km (och till Immingham (TOR) är det ungefär 230km). Heathrow Intl. Airport (SAS m.fl) ligger ungefär 150km ner längs M40, Stansted Airport (Ryan Air) ligger ungefär 195km bort och Birmingham Intl. Airport (SAS m.fl – men via byte) ligger på bara 22km köravstånd.
Till Standard Triumph Memorial inne i Coventry (för den där obligatoriska bilden till familjealbumet) är det ~9km fågelvägen, men lite krokigare att köra… 🙂 Och till BMH-muséet i Gaydon är det 25km att köra…
Här är texten jag fick från England:
The Anniversary Party – STAR 90 !
2013 is going to be a very big year, representing as it does both the 90th anniversary of Triumph cars and the 110th anniversary of Standard cars. The Standard Triumph Forum (ST Forum) is the umbrella organisation representing the majority of Triumph and Standard car clubs in the UK.
For such a special anniversary, the ST Forum wishes to have a very special celebration, a major opportunity for all enthusiasts and all the clubs for “our cars” to get together. The aim is to create an event over a long weekend, with a number of varied activities that will appeal to as many as possible. Work to develop and organise this “super-event” started back in the autumn of 2010, and a team was formed which I’m pleased to report includes members of: the TR Register, the Stag Owners Club, the 2000/2500/2.5PI Register, the Club Triumph and the Triumph Sports Six Club. Five great clubs working closely really is the best example of how we all need to pull together, to provide the best for ours and all members.
The detailed plans are of course still being developed but I can tell you that the event has the working title “STAR 90”, STAR for Standard Triumph Anniversary Rally. STAR 90 will be held on 17th – 19th of May 2013, with the activities centred on/around a hotel in the Midlands, for ease of access. It is too early to publish a detailed schedule – but we now expect to offer accommodation at the Chesford Grange Hotel, near Kenilworth, and also camping nearby, so as to appeal to as many as possible. The schedule is likely to include:
– a welcome BBQ on the Friday evening
– on track activities on Saturday at the nearby Prodrive Proving Ground.
(Prodrive are responsible for the development of Subaru and Mini world rally cars and the Aston Martin endurance racing team!)
– a country drive with scenic route
– visits to Coventry Museum of Transport and the Standard Triumph Monument in Canley
– a gala dinner on Saturday evening at Chesford Grange
– a large rally at British Motor Heritage Centre, Gaydon on the Sunday, with Club stands, Concours and Trade presence.
There should be plenty to appeal to all, with the option to get involved with as many (or as few) of the different activities as you like. All the centres used (Chesford Grange, Prodrive and Gaydon) are in close proximity, less than 30 minutes drive apart. Visitors to STAR 90 will be able to come for the whole weekend or just for a day, it’s up to you.
Look out for more information in the Club Magazine and on our websites in the future, but please be patient as we won’t be ready to take any firm bookings until next year.
Så nu är det bara till att putsa bilen, gömma undan pengarna – och boka en resa!