Red River Triumph Club

President’s Report – January 2018

Hello RRTC Members,TD and Dog in TR3

Welcome to 2018, hopefully we will have a big year, there are already some fun items on the schedule. Lets start with the annual Christmas party at the Murphy’s on the 13th, I’m already hungry thinking about all the good food there. Samantha and I have tested and completed the route and rally for the Polar Bear Rally, now we are just working on the “Fabulous Prizes”. The 2018 Regionals in Lake Conroe is looking like it’s gonna be a blast and the venue looks spectacular. I have already begun menu planning for the 3rd annual Breakfast run to our house in May or June. There will surely a be a pool party or two this summer. We will have the 2nd annual Red River European Motorcycle and car show, should be bigger and better than the 1st. Dave Pilcher and Jim Thompson have taken the reigns of the Red River shootout so that should be a good one.

As for the newsletter, since I have shone the spotlight on almost every car in the club, I am only missing any new members cars. When a new member joins the club along with a welcome email I request pictures of the members car(s), I also include copies of the spotlight newsletter that is related to their car. If there are any new members that would like to share their story about their cars or existing members, I would be more than happy to run a “Spotlight-Revisited”, like I am running this month for new member Byron Rayburne and his 61 TR3A.

I am also adding a special section to the newsletters this year “This month in Automotive history”. I was able to get some Triumph specific history from the British Motoring Museum Archives in Gaydon England but as you will see most of the history is US car industry, that being said I still found myself learning something as I gathered the info. If you have anything you would like to add please send by the 1st of the month.

So as we enter a new year, I hope all your engines purr like kittens and the oil left behind is a puddle and not a pond.

See ya out there.

T.D. Hathcock
RRTC President