In response to the most recent UK Government guidelines and after extensive discussions with the event’s venue and partners, the TR Register and TSSC has taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Triumph Weekend, planned for 14-16th August 2020.
The TR Register is committed to following the latest UK Government advice on events and public gatherings. Current government and public health advice states that all non-essential social contact with other people outside of your own household should be avoided for the foreseeable future. Furthermore, legislation currently in force to prohibit public gatherings of more than two people are set to remain in place for some time yet.
Day tickets, camping passes and exhibitor bookings already purchased for the event at Stratford – upon – Avon Racecourse will be refunded immediately.
For accommodation booked in nearby Hotels, attendees should contact their accommodation provider and share this announcement with them in order to negotiate a refund.
IMPORTANT: The TR Register asks specifically that, in the first instance, those who booked advance tickets do not contact the club nor the venue regarding their booking. The organisers will automatically refund you and will send notification of the refund having been issued.
Paul Tunnadine, speaking on behalf of the joint organising team from the TR Register and TSSC clubs explained:
“As published in TR Action Magazine, Courier Magazine and via the event website at www.triumphweekend.com the Triumph Weekend organising team promised to review the situation that faced the event in mid-May. The well-being of club members and show visitors was of paramount importance to both of the organising clubs.
In light of the latest UK Government advice regarding COVID-19, not only did we have to consider the impact of probable social distancing restrictions on the event format, but also whether it was practical to proceed in terms of time and resources available to organise the event.
The organising team also considered whether club members would feel comfortable and safe to attend an event at that time and how possible it would be to implement appropriate health and safety and social distancing required to keep visitors safe.
Having considered all these factors, the organising team were left no other option but to cancel the event.”
The Triumph Weekend will take place ‘virtually’ however, via www.triumphweekend.com during the originally intended weekend. Members of all Triumph clubs will be able to display their car in our virtual show field online by uploading photos of their car. You will be able to compete in our Concours D’ Elegance and Pride of Ownership decided upon via public vote, view an online directory of traders with possible show discounts and view video interviews and podcasts. We will release further information on how you can take part in the Virtual Triumph Weekend, in the next few weeks.
The TR Register and TSSC Car Club wish to thank all members and attendees for their patience whilst the discussions for this event were being held in conjunction with our partners and venue. The TR Register and TSSC clubs will be announcing the dates and venue of the 2021 Triumph Weekend later in the Summer.