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Latest additions to the website: (10/6/16)
- End of Year Party announcement
- Fall Rally announcements
End of Year Party -- Saturday NOVEMBER 12, 2016 -- 11:30am -- Payment due OCT 29
The End of Year Party is booked! There are some big changes as a result of the responses to the survey we conducted earlier this year. We're holding the event in November in the afternoon so that weather and driving conditions will be less of a concern. You may even be able to drive your Triumph to the event! We've also been able to reduce the cost to members by booking a lunch event instead of a dinner. You must send in your payment by October 29 so click here for all of the details!
Fall Rally, Stone Wall Tour -- October 15, 2016 9:45AM
We'll gather at 9:45am at Kimball Farm, 1543 Lunenburg Rd, Lancaster, MA 01523, USA (map). The tour will depart at 10:30am. Total tour time including the lunch stop will be approximately 3.5 to 4 hours.
From Kimball’s in Lancaster MA we will follow many scenic roads, some fast, some slow but many that are scenic with stone walls and farms and views of Wachusett Reservoir. We will stop for a picnic lunch at Nashoba Valley Winery. You may bring your own lunch or you can have one waiting for you there by ordering it ahead of time from their website.
The second leg of the tour runs for about 23 miles. We will continue along more country roads, stopping for a photo op in Harvard at a scenic overlook before heading to Kimball’s in Westford for their famous ice cream. More information is available on our club calendar.
Can't remember if you paid your dues this year? Now you can check on our new Membership Status page in the Members Only area. A password is required to access this part of the website.
Lobster Tour -- Saturday September 24, 2016
There were at least a dozen cars at this year's Lobster Tour. The tour started an hour earlier than usual so that anyone attending the Owl's Head event on Sunday could make some headway in that direction after Saturday's drive and lobster dinner. It was a nice autumn day, a bit cool but sunny enough that people were able to put the top down. This tour is always a treat, with lovely views along the coast. Some of the Massachusetts members opted to leave the tour at Kennebunkport and stop for dinner on the way back south in order to get home before dark. We haven't heard any reports yet from those who continued on to Owl's Head but if anyone would like to write something up, we'll post it here.
NET Movie Night -- Saturday August 20, 2016 in Hampstead, NH
We had a good turnout for our third NET "drive-up" movie night. A few people even drove their Triumphs up to Hampstead NH for the event. We enjoyed pizza and salad before the movie, popcorn during the show and cookies afterwards. The movie was "Kill the Messenger" featuring a BRG TR6 (click on the link for information about the movie including the trailer.)
Day of Triumph! Sunday July 31, 2016
Event report coming soon!
Western Massachusetts Tour and Picnic -- Sunday June 12, 2016 - Kringle Candle, Bernardston MA
by Stan Foster
Debbie and I met up with Dennis and Karen at 8:30am in Westford MA and were soon on our way west on Route 2 headed for the gathering place for the tour, the Cars and Coffee event at Kringle Candle in Bernardston MA. Our TR6 is equipped with overdrive and I am always impressed with how easily it cruises at highway speeds barely hitting 3000 rpm. We arrived at Kringle Candle soon after 10:30am and found the rest of the gang. During the drivers’ meeting, Tony informed us that Bruce’s TR7 had a broken throttle cable and he hoped to join us en route. Minutes later Bruce called to say the TR7 throttle cable had been replaced. He joined us about 20 minutes into the tour.
Tony and Diane’s route took us through some very nice small towns over narrow country roads with road surfaces of varying quality. Dennis and Karen were behind us and I was tempted to get on the radio and ask Dennis to pick up any bits of our TR6 that fell off during one of the rough patches. I’m only half joking as Debbie was predicting the imminent departure of the passenger side door mirror.
Our first stop was at the Hardwick Winery. This is such a nice place to stop. The staff is accomodating, there is plenty of parking, and they have a large deck with plenty of seating for our group. And let's not forget the sangria! Tony and Diane provided cheese and crackers and arranged for pitchers of the winery’s tasty sangria for us to enjoy along with our picnic lunches. This picture of our group is courtesy of the Hardwick Winery’s Facebook page.
After lunch, we headed out again along some back roads to a farm stand for some ice cream. Once again the TR6 overdrive showed how versatile this option is. I stayed in 3rd gear most of the route just going in and out of overdrive as we varied our speed between 25 and 40 MPH.
We parked next to an area housing rabbits, goats and a miniature horse named Tillie. One of the goats was especially enamored of the gathering of cars, obviously a connoisseur of British engineering.
Around 3:30pm everyone started to head for home. Debbie and I joined Dennis and Karen for the ride back along Route 2 East to Route 495 until we waived goodbye as we took our exit.
Thanks to everyone that joined us for this excellent tour and picnic. A special thanks to Tony and Diane for planning and hosting this fun day in the western part of the NET region.
Southern New Hampshire Tour -- Sunday April 24, 2016
We had 21 cars for our first driving event of the 2016 season. This was a joint event with NET and BCNH members plus some FONET ("Friends of NET") members in classic American cars.
People brought breakfast goodies in abundance including muffins, donuts, coffee cake and homemade bread. Thank you to everyone who brought something to share with the group!
Our tour covered nearly 60 miles with a stop at Massabesic Lake about half way through. It was just warm and sunny enough to drive with the top down. After the lake stop, several of us took a tour around the somewhat small parking lot of a local Dunkin' Donuts. This was intended to be an optional stop only for those who wanted to use a real restroom instead of the port-a-potties at the lake but the directions did not make that clear. I wonder what the patrons and staff inside Dunkin's thought of all these LBCs (and one large Mark IX Jaguar) making U-turns in that tight lot!
The tour concluded with lunch in Exeter but many of us returned as a group to John's shop before heading home. Thank you John for another great tour!
Startup Meeting -- Sunday March 13, 2016
Our annual startup meeting was held on Sunday March 13, 2016. A few members took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and lack of snow to get their Triumphs out for this meeting. Read all about it here...
End of Year Party -- Saturday January 16, 2016
We had 37 club members and a new venue for this year's End of Year party. Once again the weather atttempted to intervene but unlike last year things took a turn for the better at just the right time. Read all about it here...
If you haven't taken a look at the regalia we have available, we have photos in the Members Only section of our website.
Reports for events that took place more than 12 months ago may be found on our Event Reports page.
Club newsletters are posted in the Members Only section.