2023 VTR National Convention

Bruce Skaggs proudly displays the trophy for Best Every Day Driver, awarded for his 1980 Triumph TR8.

This year’s Vintage Triumph Register National Convention was held in Dillard, Georgia, September 27 to October 1. The gathering included driving tours, tech sessions, competition drives, a wine tour, poker/dinner/ice cream runs, a photo contest, the Concours & Participants Choice Car Show and, of course, plenty of vendors from dawn to dusk. It concluded on the last day with a VTR general meeting, cocktails and the awards banquet. You can pack a lot into five days! We had three club members make the 600+ mile (one-way) trip.

Jim and Debbie Wilson drove their 1973 TR6 while Bruce and Carolyn Skaggs decided to trailer their 1980 TR8. 

In the Participants Choice Car Show, the Skaggs collected two awards with their TR8 – third place in the TR7 & 8 Class and BEST Every Day Driver. The third SBCC member, Frank Malowany, won an award for his TR6 in the Concourse.

Jim reported afterwards that, including the round trip, the daily commute from lodgings some 60 miles away, the VTR events, plus numerous side excursions of their own over the curvy, hilly roads, they put about 2,800 miles on their Triumph. And, with zero mechanical problems to boot! Thanks to Bruce and Jim for the input for this report.

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