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

New Zealand Classic Car - - Behind The Garage Door -

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

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