I joined the Club in '99 - following the purchase of a '72 Mk111 GT6 and feeling the need to learn more about my 'new' motor.
I decided I needed to make a visit to the local group and gather more information from learned fellow Triumph enthusiasts and petrol heads. I believe it was the following year at the AGM 'great gathering' that Paul Lumsdon and myself were pursuaded to become Joint Area Organisers (AO's) for the Peterborough Area.
We've had a couple of moves of 'home' in the last 2-3 years and we are now well looked after by George at the Golden Pheasant at Etton, PE6 7DA on the 2nd Monday of every month at around 8.00pm.
We now average around 20 Members at Club nights and I think it's fair to say that there is always a fair rush for the chips and sandwiches which precedes the raffle.
It's gratifying and good to note that there are a fair proportion of ladies who attend our meetings - which proves we are not not just men with spanners and dirty finger nails. Steph now also joins us regularly at these meetings.
My 2nd GT6 Mk111 is now slowly coming on and it is a slow job sorting parts out of boxes (bear in mind that I didn't take it to pieces), cleaning, sourcing and fettling new parts to make them fit and replacing them.
My first car on the road was a Standard 8 - which then had a 'big end go' and we gave it a transplant of a Herald 'S' engine, yes with twin SU's. I drifted away from the Triumph scene but always loved the shape and sound of the GT6. In '99 I felt it was time to do some homework and look for a vehicle to fill this 'urge to own'.
What is quite strange that the majority of people who have come back into, or joined the Triumph fold find the car and then discover the Club. How much wiser I would have been should I have discovered the Club first.
I have had a great deal of advice from our fellow friends and Members in the Club - some even about Triumph cars!! - and it is great fun seeing our little flock slowly but surely grow.