Famous Monaro returns he Cambridgesponsored Holden HK Monaro once driven by John Riley, ‘Spinner’ Black, and George Bunce, and which won hearts and races back in the 1970s, is making a very welcome comeback. Under the ownership of John Mckechnie, the car
In the late 1980s, a small group of dedicated Triumph car enthusiasts established The Auckland Triumph Car Club. The club now has a membership of about 50, with an increasing number of younger people taking an interest in the classiccar scene and joining up.
The club has a website, which is soon to be upgraded, as well as an active Facebook page for members. Belonging to a club is an advantage when it comes to hands-on experience, technical information and sourcing of those elusive parts.
The Auckland Triumph Car Club has regularly organized Club runs (short and extended), technical workshops on how to fix and maintain the various Triumph models, as well as social evenings.
One of the Club’s highlights for the year is the annual Show ’n’ Shine, with the Auckland TR Register and the Triumph Stag Club also participating. The day starts with convoy of Triumphs winding their way around Tamaki Drive to St Heliers, in Auckland. Some light-hearted judging takes place, with 45 to 50 parked-up Triumphs, along with a bit of note swapping and a barbeque. This year’s Show ’n’ Shine will be on Sunday November 25. All Triumphs and Triumph-powered or -based cars, no matter what condition, are welcome to join in.
The Auckland Triumph Car Club also has an enthusiastic showing at the Galaxy of Cars, The Ellerslie Concours d’élégance, and regularly at the monthly Caffeine and Classics