Sunday, 27 November 2011

A lot of History!

I have been thinking about the RBRR Control Stops that we have used over the past 45 years and thought I would list as many of them as now known. I have copies of most of the Roadbooks that have been used over the years, the only ones missing being as follows:
1966: Not issued
1974: 1973 event cancelled owing to the national ‘Fuel Crisis’.
1976

1969
Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters, North London: Depart Friday 19.00hrs
Fortes Autogrill and Service Station, A1: ETA: Friday 22.03hrs
Edinburgh Town Centre: ETA: Saturday 03.06hrs
Bonar Bridge, A9: ETA: Saturday 08.14hrs
John O’Groats, A82: ETA: Saturday 10.37hrs: Breakfast
Fort William: ETA: Saturday 15.24hrs
Carlisle Jct A74/A6: Saturday ETA: 20.27hrs
West Bromwich Jct of M6/M5: ETA: Sunday 00.50hrs
Alveston, A38: ETA: Sunday 03.09hrs: Meet ‘Bristol’ guides.
Exeter Jct A35/A3085: ETA: Sunday 05.34hrs
Lands End: ETA: Sunday 08.30hrs: Breakfast
Exeter By-Pass: ETA: Sunday 11.48hrs
Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters, North London: Finish: Sunday 17.02hrs
8 Finishers
Total Mileage: 1878
Organisers: Derek Pollock and Les Mills

Many will have seen the black and white photograph that is often featured in Club Torque that shows the start of the 1966 event at Broadfields, what an exciting prospect the first one must have been, seems almost impossible to have done the event without some of the motorways that we now use.
Some points to note from the first two events;
Forth Road Bridge Toll was 2shillings and 6pence: 12.5p
Crews were instructed to rewind their watches near Lesmahagow on the A74 (Now the B7078)
The first event featured a ferry crossing, luckily only 6 cars took part!
Only small sections of motorway featured: M10, M1, M6, M50 and M5

1971
Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters, North London: Depart Friday 19.00hrs
Fortes Autogrill and Service Station, A1: ETA: Friday 22.03hrs
Bishops Garage, Corbridge: ETA: Saturday 00.44hrs
Dicksons Garage, Perth: ETA: Saturday 04.02hrs
Helmsdale, A9: ETA: Saturday 08.48hrs
Seaview Hotel, John O’Groats: ETA: Saturday 10.13hrs: Breakfast
Fort William: ETA: Saturday 14.59hrs
Macharg, Rennie and Lindsay Garage, Glasgow: ETA: Saturday 18.00hrs
Knutsford Service Station, M6: ETA: Saturday 22.46hrs: Supper
‘The Ship’ Public House, Alveston: ETA: Sunday 02.35hrs: Meet ‘Bristol’ Guides.
Lands End Hotel, Lands End: ETA: Sunday 07.48hrs: Breakfast
Motor Macs, Paris Street, Exeter: ETA: Sunday 11.50hrs
Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters, North London: Finish 17.00hrs
11 Finishers
Total Mileage: 1850
Organisers: Derek Pollock and Les Mills

These first few events did not have Marshal controlled stops, crews were trusted to have visited and therefore gain completion.

1978
Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters, North London: Depart Friday 19.00hrs
Motor Chef Services, A1 Wentbridge By-Pass: ETA: Friday 22.26hrs
Bishops Garage, Corbridge: ETA Saturday 00.47hrs
McLennan Garage (Chrysler dealer), Dunkeld Road, Perth: ETA Saturday 04.19hrs
Helmsdale, A9: ETA: Saturday 09.05hrs
Seaview Hotel, John O’Groats: ETA: Saturday 10.26hrs: Breakfast
Fort Augustus, A82: ETA: Saturday 15.16hrs
Garage, Kirklee Road, Glasgow: ETA: Saturday 19.36hrs
Knutsford Service Station, M6: ETA: Saturday 22.46hrs:
Gordano Service Station, M5: ETA: Sunday 03.13hrs
Lands End: ETA: Sunday 08.03hrs
Queens Hotel, Penzance: ETA: Sunday 08.30hrs Breakfast
Garage, Totnes: ETA: Sunday 11.48hrs
Fleet Service Station, M3: ETA: Sunday 16.23hrs
Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters, North London: Finish 18.09hrs
12 Finishers
Total Mileage: 1850
Organisers: Derek Pollock and Les Mills

Highlighted locations were official Control Stops. I have shown petrol stops that were open for use. As one can imagine the UK did not have such a 24hour culture back then and it could be awkward finding fuel in the middle of the night.

1980
Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters, North London: Depart Friday 19.00hrs
Bishops Garage, Corbridge: ETA: Saturday 00.47hrs
Seaview Hotel, John O’Groats: ETA: Saturday 10.26hrs: Breakfast
McRae and Dick (BL Dealer), Dingwall: ETA: Saturday 14.10hrs
Parkhall Service Station and Little Chef, Great Western Road, Glasgow: ETA: Saturday 19.26hrs
Gordano Service Station, M5: ETA: Sunday 03.13hrs
Lands End: ETA: Sunday 08.03hrs (Note: Breakfast was taken at Queens Hotel, Penzance ETA 08.30hrs)
Fleet Service Station, M3: ETA: Sunday 16.23hrs
Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters, North London: Finish 18.09hrs
16 Finishers
Total Mileage: 1832
Organisers: Derek Pollock and Les Mills

One or two locations were used for food, however they were not official Control Stops.

1982
Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters, North London: Depart Friday 19.00hrs
Bishops Garage, Corbridge: ETA: Saturday 00.47hrs
Seaview Hotel, John O’Groats: ETA: Saturday 10.06hrs: Breakfast
McRae and Dick (BL Dealer), Dingwall: ETA: Saturday 14.59hrs
Johnstone Stewart and Son. Northern Garage, Main Street, Bainsford, Falkirk: ETA: Saturday 19.56hrs.
Gordano Service Station, M5: ETA: Sunday 04.46hrs
Lands End: ETA:Sunday 08.13hrs (Note: Breakfast was taken at Queens Hotel, Penzance ETA 08.45hrs)
Fleet Service Station, M3: ETA: Sunday 16.17hrs
Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters, North London: Finish 18.03hrs
22 Finishers
Total Mileage: 1887
Organisers: Derek Pollock and Les Mills

1984
Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters, North London: Depart Friday 19.00hrs
Bishops Garage, Corbridge: ETA: Saturday 00.57hrs
Seaview Hotel, John O’Groats: ETA: Saturday 10.11hrs: Breakfast
McRae and Dick (BL Dealer), Dingwall: ETA: Saturday 15.07hrs
Morrison’s Garage, Stirling: ETA: Saturday 19.59hrs.
Gordano Service Station, M5: ETA: Sunday 03.46hrs
Lands End Hotel, Lands End: ETA: Sunday 08.14hrs
Fleet Service Station, M3: ETA: Sunday 15.56hrs
Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters, North London: Finish 18.00hrs
20 Finishers
Total Mileage: 1855
Organisers: Derek Pollock and Les Mills

1986
Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters, North London: Depart Friday 19.00hrs
Bishops Garage, Corbridge: ETA: Saturday 00.57hrs
Seaview Hotel, John O’Groats: ETA: Saturday 10.11hrs: Breakfast
McRae and Dick (BL Dealer), Dingwall: ETA: Saturday 15.07hrs
Morrison’s Garage, Stirling: ETA: Saturday 19.59hrs.
Gordano Service Station, M5: ETA: Sunday 03.46hrs
Lands End Hotel, Lands End: ETA: Sunday 08.14hrs
Sparkford Motor Museum, Sparkford, A303: ETA: Sunday 13.40hrs
Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters, North London: Finish 18.00hrs
27 Finishers
Total Mileage: 1855
Organisers: Derek Pollock and Les Mills

As can be seen from 1984 the event started to take on stops that are still used today. Looking at 1986, it is hoped that 4 of them will be visited in 2012.

1988
Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters, North London: Depart Friday 19.00hrs
Bishops Garage, Corbridge: ETA: Saturday 00.51hrs
Seaview Hotel, John O’Groats: ETA: Saturday 10.06hrs: Breakfast
McRae and Dick (BL Dealer), Dingwall: ETA: Saturday 15.01hrs
Morrison’s Garage, Stirling: ETA: Saturday 19.56hrs.
Gordano Service Station, M5: ETA: Sunday 03.37hrs
Lands End Hotel, Lands End: ETA: Sunday 08.06hrs
Trago Mills Shopping Centre, Exeter: ETA: Sunday 12.04hrs
Fleet Service Station, M3: ETA: Sunday 16.22hrs
Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters, North London: Finish 18.00hrs
31 Finishers
Total Mileage: 1885
Organisers: Derek Pollock and Les Mills

Interesting to note that 1988 was the first time the M25 was used, before then vehicles used to head into London either via the M4 or the M3 and then take the North Circular Road around to the A1, blimey!

1990
In aid of the British Heart Foundation
Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters, North London: Depart Friday 19.00hrs
Blyth Granada Services, A1: ETA: Friday 21.39hrs
Bishops Garage, Corbridge: ETA: Saturday 00.52hrs
Seaview Hotel, John O’Groats: ETA: Saturday 10.19hrs: Breakfast
McRae and Dick (BL Dealer), Dingwall: ETA Saturday 15.05hrs
Morrison’s Garage, Stirling: ETA: Saturday 19.58hrs.
Gordano Service Station, M5: ETA: Sunday 03.44hrs
Lands End Hotel, Lands End: ETA Sunday 08.15hrs
Dartmoor Lodge Hotel, Ashburton: ETA Sunday 12.02hrs
Cloverleaf Garage, Basingstoke, A30: ETA: Sunday 16.19hrs
Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters, North London: Finish 18.00hrs
50 Finishers
Total Mileage: 1888
Organisers: Derek Pollock, Les Mills and David Shewry

Last time that Broadfields Garage was used. From here onwards we have used pubs for 10 times these having been managed by Mick Callighan, who is still the Landlord of The Plough.

1992
In aid of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund
Cock O’The North Public House, A1: Depart Friday 19.00hrs
Blyth Granada Services, A1: ETA: Friday 21.26hrs
Bishops Garage, Corbridge: ETA: Saturday 00.39hrs
Seaview Hotel, John O’Groats: ETA: Saturday 10.17hrs: Breakfast
McRae and Dick (BL Dealer), Dingwall: ETA: Saturday 15.03hrs
Morrison’s Garage, Stirling: ETA: Saturday 19.58hrs.
Gordano Service Station, M5: ETA: Sunday 03.44hrs
Lands End Hotel, Lands End: ETA: Sunday 08.16hrs
Dartmoor Lodge Hotel, Ashburton: ETA: Sunday 11.55hrs
Cloverleaf Garage, Basingstoke, A30: ETA: Sunday 16.32hrs
Cock O’The North Public House, A1: Finish 18.00hrs
34 Finishers
Total Mileage: 1884
Organisers: Derek Pollock, Nigel Abdullah and David Shewry

1994
In aid of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund
The Plough Public House, Crews Hill, Enfield: Depart Friday 19.00hrs
Blyth Granada Services, A1: ETA: Friday 21.47hrs
Bishops Garage, Corbridge: ETA: Saturday 00.44hrs
Edinburgh Airport: Terminal Building: ETA: Saturday 03.19hrs
Seaview Hotel, John O’Groats: ETA: Saturday 10.00hrs: Breakfast
McRae and Dick (BL Dealer), Dingwall: ETA: Saturday 14.57hrs
Morrison’s Garage, Stirling: ETA: Saturday 19.39hrs.
Gordano Service Station, M5: ETA: Sunday 03.38hrs
Lands End Hotel, Lands End: ETA: Sunday 08.14hrs
Lake Garage, A386, Sourton, Devon: ETA Sunday 11.39hrs
Cloverleaf Garage, Basingstoke, A30: ETA: Sunday 16.14hrs
The Plough Public House, Crews Hill, Enfield: Finish 18.00hrs
39 Finishers
Total Mileage: 1908
Organisers: Derek Pollock and Nigel Abdullah

1996
In aid of the Alzheimer’s Research Trust
The Plough Public House, Crews Hill, Enfield: Depart Friday 19.00hrs
Blyth Granada Services, A1: ETA: Friday 21.49hrs
Bishops Garage, Corbridge: ETA: Saturday 00.41hrs
Edinburgh Airport: Terminal Building: ETA: Saturday 03.12hrs
Seaview Hotel, John O’Groats: ETA: Saturday 10.02hrs: Breakfast
McRae and Dick (BL Dealer), Dingwall: ETA: Saturday 14.59hrs
Morrison’s Garage, Stirling: ETA: Saturday 19.41hrs.
Gordano Service Station, M5: ETA: Sunday 03.30hrs
Lands End Hotel, Lands End: ETA: Sunday 08.12hrs
Dorchester Honda Garage, Maumbury Road, Dorchester: ETA Sunday 13.43hrs
Fleet Services (Lorry Park), M3: ETA: Sunday 16.55hrs
The Plough Public House, Crews Hill, Enfield: Finish 18.30hrs
56 Finishers
Total Mileage: 1917
Organisers: Derek Pollock and Nigel Abdullah

1998
In aid of the MacMillan Cancer Relief
The Plough Public House, Crews Hill, Enfield: Depart Friday 19.00hrs
Blyth Granada Services, A1: ETA: Friday 21.52hrs
Bishops Garage, Corbridge: ETA: Saturday 00.29hrs
Edinburgh Airport: Terminal Building: ETA: Saturday 02.48hrs
Perth Services, Inveralmond: ETA: Saturday 04.04hrs
Thrumster Garages Limited, Thrumster, A99: ETA: Saturday 08.42hrs
Seaview Hotel, John O’Groats: ETA: Saturday 09.21hrs: Breakfast
McRae and Dick (BL Dealer), Dingwall: ETA: Saturday 14.32hrs
Morrison’s Garage, Stirling: ETA: Saturday 18.52hrs.
Gordano Service Station, M5: ETA: Sunday 02.36hrs
Lands End Hotel, Lands End: ETA: Sunday 07.48hrs
Dorchester Honda Garage, Maumbury Road, Dorchester: ETA Sunday 13.49hrs
Fleet Services (Lorry Park), M3: ETA: Sunday 17.00hrs
The Plough Public House, Crews Hill, Enfield: Finish 18.35hrs
60 Finishers
Total Mileage: 1920
Organisers: Derek Pollock and Nigel Abdullah

2000
In aid of the Children with Leukaemia
The Plough Public House, Crews Hill, Enfield: Depart Friday 19.00hrs
Blyth Granada Services, A1: ETA: Friday 22.34hrs
Bishops Garage, Corbridge: ETA: Saturday 01.12hrs
Edinburgh Airport: Terminal Building: ETA: Saturday 03.30hrs
Perth Services, Inveralmond: ETA: Saturday 04.40hrs
Seaview Hotel, John O’Groats: ETA: Saturday 09.34hrs: Breakfast
Conon Hotel, Conon Bridge: ETA: Saturday 14.04hrs
Morrison’s Garage, Stirling: ETA: Saturday 18.28hrs.
Oswestry Services, Oswestry, A5: ETA: Saturday 23.52hrs
Gordano Service Station, M5: ETA: Sunday 02.49hrs
Lands End Hotel, Lands End: ETA: Sunday 07.53hrs
Dartmoor Lodge Hotel, Ashburton: ETA Sunday 11.45hrs
Fleet Services (Lorry Park), M3: ETA: Sunday 16.39hrs
The Plough Public House, Crews Hill, Enfield: Finish 18.20hrs
63 Finishers
Total Mileage: 1909
Organisers: Derek Pollock and Nigel Abdullah

2002
In aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Plough Public House, Crews Hill, Enfield: Depart Friday 19.00hrs
Blyth Granada Services, A1: ETA: Friday 22.34hrs
Bishops Garage, Corbridge: ETA: Saturday 01.12hrs
Edinburgh Airport: Terminal Building: ETA: Saturday 03.30hrs
Perth Services, Inveralmond: ETA: Saturday 04.40hrs
Seaview Hotel, John O’Groats: ETA: Saturday 09.35hrs: Breakfast
Conon Hotel, Conon Bridge: ETA: Saturday 14.05hrs
Morrison’s Garage, Stirling: ETA: Saturday 18.29hrs.
Oswestry Services, Oswestry, A5: ETA: Saturday 00.11hrs
Gordano Service Station, M5: ETA: Sunday 02.49hrs
Lands End Hotel, Lands End: ETA: Sunday 07.51hrs: Breakfast
Dartmoor Lodge Hotel, Ashburton: ETA Sunday 12.16hrs
Fleet Services (Lorry Park), M3: ETA: Sunday 17.04hrs
The Plough Public House, Crews Hill, Enfield: Finish 18.45hrs
57 Finishers
Total Mileage: 1899
Organisers: Derek Pollock, Nigel Abdullah and Tim Bancroft

2004
In aid of the Children with Leukaemia
The Plough Public House, Crews Hill, Enfield: Depart Friday 19.00hrs
Blyth Granada Services, A1: ETA: Friday 22.06hrs
Bishops Garage, Corbridge: ETA: Saturday 00.44hrs
Edinburgh Airport: Terminal Building: ETA: Saturday 03.02hrs
Perth Services, Inveralmond: ETA: Saturday 04.12hrs
Seaview Hotel, John O’Groats: ETA: Saturday 09.07hrs: Breakfast
Conon Hotel, Conon Bridge: ETA: Saturday 13.37hrs
Morrison’s Garage, Stirling: ETA: Saturday 18.01hrs.
Oswestry Services, Oswestry, A5: ETA: Saturday 23.43hrs
Gordano Service Station, M5: ETA: Sunday 02.21hrs
Lands End Hotel, Lands End: ETA: Sunday 07.23hrs: Breakfast
Dartmoor Lodge Hotel, Ashburton: ETA Sunday 11.48hrs
Avon Heath Country Park, Ferndown: ETA: Sunday 15.07hrs
Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit: ETA: Sunday 16.30hrs
The Plough Public House, Crews Hill, Enfield: Finish 18.58hrs
67 Finishers
Total Mileage: 1931
Organisers: Tim Bancroft, Nigel Abdullah and Derek Pollock

2006
In aid of the BLISS
The Plough Public House, Crews Hill, Enfield: Depart Friday 18.30hrs
Blyth Granada Services, A1: ETA: Friday 22.01hrs
The Angel Inn, Corbridge: ETA: Saturday 00.39hrs
Edinburgh Airport: Terminal Building: ETA: Saturday 02.48hrs
Seaview Hotel, John O’Groats: ETA: Saturday 08.42hrs: Breakfast
Conon Hotel, Conon Bridge: ETA: Saturday 13.11hrs
Morrison’s Garage, Stirling: ETA: Saturday 17.36hrs.
Lancaster Services, M6: ETA: Saturday 21.26hrs
Gledrid Services, Oswestry, A5 A5: ETA: Saturday 23.16hrs
Gordano Service Station, M5: ETA: Sunday 02.45hrs
Lands End Hotel, Lands End: ETA: Sunday 07.22hrs: Breakfast
Dartmoor Lodge Hotel, Ashburton: ETA: Sunday 11.38hrs
Pimperne Village Hall, Pimperne, Blandford Forum: ETA: Sunday 14.45hrs
Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit: ETA: Sunday 16.49hrs
The Plough Public House, Crews Hill, Enfield: Finish 19.00hrs
88 Finishers
Total Mileage: 1965
Organisers: Tim Bancroft, Nigel Abdullah, James Carruthers and Derek Pollock

2008
In aid of the RNLI
The Plough Public House, Crews Hill, Enfield: Depart Friday 18.30hrs
Blyth Granada Services, A1: ETA: Friday 21.17hrs
Edinburgh Airport: Terminal Building: ETA: Saturday 01.55hrs
Seaview Hotel, John O’Groats: ETA: Saturday 08.04hrs: Breakfast
Conon Hotel, Conon Bridge: ETA: Saturday 12.33hrs
Morrison’s Garage, Stirling: ETA: Saturday 16.57hrs.
Lancaster Services, M6: ETA: Saturday 20.48hrs
Gledrid Services, Oswestry, A5 A5: ETA: Saturday 23.38hrs
Gordano Service Station, M5: ETA: Sunday 02.26hrs
Lands End Hotel, Lands End: ETA: Sunday 07.30hrs: Breakfast
Sennen Lifeboat Station, Sennen: ETA: Sunday 09.04hrs
Badgers Holt, Dartmoor: ETA: Sunday 12.04hrs
Pimperne Village Hall, Pimperne, Blandford Forum: ETA: Sunday 14.33hrs
TR Register Offices, Didcot: ETA: Sunday 17.28hrs
The Plough Public House, Crews Hill, Enfield: Finish 19.00hrs
93 Finishers
Total Mileage: 1961
Organisers: Tim Bancroft, Jason Chinn, Nigel Abdullah, and James Carruthers

2010
In aid of the MIND
The Plough Public House, Crews Hill, Enfield: Depart Friday 18.30hrs
Blyth Granada Services, A1: ETA: Friday 21.15hrs
Edinburgh Airport: Terminal Building: ETA: Saturday 01.53hrs
Skiach Services, Allness: ETA: Sunday 05.50hrs
Seaview Hotel, John O’Groats: ETA: Saturday 08.20hrs: Breakfast
Conon Hotel, Conon Bridge: ETA: Saturday 12.49hrs
Morrison’s Garage, Stirling: ETA: Saturday 17.14hrs.
Lancaster Services, M6: ETA: Saturday 21.04hrs
Gledrid Services, Oswestry, A5 A5: ETA: Saturday 22.55hrs
Sugar Loaf Picnic Area, Llandovery: ETA: 01.07hrs
Gordano Service Station, M5: ETA: Sunday 03.20hrs
Lands End Hotel, Lands End: ETA: Sunday 07.57hrs
Crossroads Travel Inn, Scorrier: ETA: Sunday: 08.43hrs: Breakfast
Bude Museum, Bude: ETA: Sunday 10.54hrs
Badgers Holt, Dartmoor: ETA: Sunday 12.26hrs
Pimperne Village Hall, Pimperne, Blandford Forum: ETA: Sunday: 14.32hrs
TR Register Offices, Didcot: ETA: Sunday 17.26hrs
The Plough Public House, Crews Hill, Enfield: Finish 19.02hrs
90 Finishers
Total Mileage: 2014
Organisers: Tim Bancroft, Jason Chinn, Nigel Abdullah, James Carruthers, Keith Bennett and Ellis Stokes

Not surprising to note that the two Control Stops that have been used the most are Seaview Hotel, John O’Groats and Lands End Hotel, Lands End. After that it is Blyth Services and Gordano Services.

It is worth noting that one or two people have been long time helpers of the RBRR, namely Charlie Sneddon and Malcolm Warren.
Charlie has arranged many of our Scottish stops, he was the Land Rover Scottish representative and knew lots of the principals of many a Scottish garage therefore able to get the use of the garages. Unfortunately, only Morrison’s Garage is still used for the RBRR, Logan Morrison being a well known Scottish rally driver and navigator from the 50s and 60s, Logan also helped with work on the World Cup Rally of 1970. Today Logan’s garage is a Seat dealer, but was one of the last BL/Austin Rover/MG franchises to keep the faith. Charlie Sneddon will hopefully be manning the Controls at both Edinburgh and Stirling for the forthcoming RBRR, guaranteed to have a big smile on his face and a wicked story to tell!
Malcolm has taken part on many RBRRs and now is a massive help arranging the West Country Controls. Malcolm worked for Standard Triumph and still owns a Triumph, that being a Herald Coupe, which I hope he is restoring at present! Malcolm will be at Bude running the Control in October.
Charlie and Malcolm are Triumph men and we are fortunate to have them as our Vice Presidents.

Three other men very involved with the RBRR are David Shewry, John Millidge and Tim Hunt. Dave is the Club’s Chairman and has been active in the Club since the 60s, Dave is principally known for compering the Club Triumph Dinner and telling one or two of the worst jokes one will ever hear! John Millidge is the Club’s longstanding Treasurer and is very enthusiastic in his support of the RBRR, John is a massive help and will always step up to help when needed, expect to see John at John O’Groats in October. Tim Hunt has done and completed more RBRRs than any other CT member, always seen on the event in his faithful TR4A, usually disappearing into the distance! Tim has signed up to take part in 2012.

CT Members who have successfully completed more than 10no events are:
Derek Pollock
Malcolm Warren
Chris Allen
Andy Roberts
Keith Bennett
David Langrick
David Kent
Dale Barker
Lester French
Dave Pearson
Nigel Gair
Francis Moll
We are pleased to be able to say that nearly all the above have entered for 2012.

I think I am correct when I state that the Club Triumph Round Britain Reliability Run is the oldest running Triumph event in the world. As many know, the initial idea of running the event was formed at Le Mans in 1966, Derek and Les were sitting watching the 24 hour race and started to have a conversation about some form of UK based mammoth drive. I wonder if they could have realised that 45 years later Triumph owners would still be up for such an event and that it would spawn an event like the 10 Countries Run, a European event that is justifiably getting more popular each time it is run.

The RBRR event has been a major source of new members to Club Triumph, many have joined to take part and have found that they like the club so have stayed around.

We would love to hear from people who have taken part in this event, so should anyone reading this have old pictures and anecdotes, please contact me via rbrr@club.triumph.org.uk.

If anyone reading this has a copy of the 1974 or 1976 Roadbook issues , we’d love to borrow it to copy, otherwise a good photocopy would suffice.


All crews who have entered the RBRR this time, please send me pictures of the entered car and crew and some nice words so that we can feature them within this Blog.

Tim
rbrr@club.triumph.org.uk.

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