o Early Beginnings Of The Triumph Travelers Sports Car Club
In 1958 the Triumph Travelers Sports Car Club was formed from a British sports car dealership, Allinger Motors, in Palo Alto, California, to promote the Triumph sports car marque. Over the next few years its growth was significant enough to file for incorporation status with the State of California as a non-profit social organization. Following incorporation, TTSCC drew away from the direct ties of the dealership and became an independent sports car club. Today, Triumph Travelers has close to 100 members and celebrates its 44th anniversary in June of 2002, close to a half century of motoring fun and activities! TTSCC holds the distinction of being the oldest, continuously operating Triumph sports car club in the United States.
o TTSCC Is A Marque Organization
Triumph Travelers is a marque organization and tightly governed by a set of by-laws. That is, 2/3's of the membership must consist of those who own Triumph sports cars. The remainder of the membership is for those who wish to participate without owning a Triumph. To insure that TTSCC preserves its status as a marque club, our by-laws require both the president and vice-president to be Triumph owners, while the balance of the elected board and appointed offices are exempt from this requirement.
o Affiliations With Other Triumph Organizations
Triumph Travelers is affiliated with the Vintage Triumph Register (VTR), a national organization that was originally granted its sanction by the Triumph Sports Owners of America (TSOA), which at that time, was the USA publicity arm of the Triumph factory. Other affiliations include the Northern California Sports Car Council (NCSCC), a consortium of San Francisco bay area sports car clubs; and is also a local chapter of the Triumph Register of America (TRA) for those with the TR-2 through the TR4 series models. There are several other affiliations with Triumph related organizations across the USA and worldwide. It is important to understand that TTSCC is open to all Triumph enthusiasts and is not dedicated to any one particular Triumph model.
o Monthly Business Meetings
TTSCC holds its business meeting on the first Tuesday of each month, except in January. All meetings begin at 8:00 p.m. Come early and socialize. Typically, all business meetings are held in the San Francisco bay area (Silicon Valley) in close proximity to the city of San Jose. Click here for information on the current meeting site.
o Club Activities
TTSCC organizes several and varied activities and events throughout the year. One and two day tours, rallies of different types, tune and tech sessions, various local and out of town car meets, swap meets, both Concours d' Elegance and Funcours, a day-at-the-races, and parties are just a small sampling of the extensive activities. The club calendar is packed throughout the year. There is virtually something of interest for every Triumph sports car enthusiast!
Each fifth year TTSCC is host to the annual "TriumphFest" which is a meet primarily for west coast Triumph clubs and enthusiasts, although people come from all over the country - and the world, for that matter - to participate in this highly popular event. 2009 is our next hosting. This is always a three day gathering with a multitude of events and activities. Expect to find close to 200 Triumphs devotee's at this annual gathering. In those years that Triumph Travelers is not the host, other west coast Triumph clubs coordinate and sponsor TriumphFest on a rotational basis. Typically, TTSCC tours as a group to other TriumphFests.
We encourage all members, and prospective members, to participate in the events listed in the Events Calendar - it's a great way to get to know the people and the club. Attendance at events earn club members' points towards a "Most Active Member" Award presented at the annual Awards and Installation Dinner held in January.
o Monthly Newsletter - Hard Copy And On-Line
Triumph Travelers publishes a monthly newsletter, the Tales & Trails, both in hard copy and electronic form. Members write the bulk of the material, but some articles are reprinted from other publications. One will find the Events Calendar in the Tales & Trails and members can also access if on our web site. We also exchange newsletters with other Triumph clubs on a worldwide basis.
o Membership Application Form: Click here for a membership form, print it out and mail it in or bring it to a meeting.
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