On September 3-7, 2008 the Triumph world showed up at Watkins Glen, New York.
We enjoyed a fantastic weekend, details to follow as soon as someone writes some!
Classic Motorsports magazine presents the
Kastner Cup Vintage Race
It's like a planetary alignment for Triumph fans, only way cooler, since you can actually see it: Hundreds of historic Triumphs from around the globe are converging on Watkins Glen September 3-7 for the Kastner Cup Vintage Race, presented by Classic Motorsports magazine and Moss Motors.
Among the luminaries will be the famed Group 44 factory race cars, the first production Triumph sports car, and – of course – Kas Kastner, the legendary Triumph tuner, racer and head of the North American Triumph Competition Department.
It's all part of the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association's U.S. Vintage Grand Prix, the Grand Prix the largest vintage race weekend in the east. Kastner will present the Kastner Cup to the racer who best embodies the spirit of the marque and the event for the award. He'll also be on hand to assist racers and talk to fans of the marque.
TS01, a 1953 TR2 that holds the distinction of being the first production Triumph sports car off the line, will also be there. Joe Richards, who painstakingly restored TS01 to its historic original specs, will be honored by Friends of Triumph, the North America-based group of Triumph racers and race fans.
Triumph enthusiasts and racers will also be
welcomed into the Friends of Triumph Hospitality Tent and into the town of
Watkins Glen, where the local Chamber of Commerce organizes the yearly Grand
Prix Festival on Friday.
Triumph enthusiasts have an opportunity to enter in a Triumph-only road rally, and selected SVRA race cars will make a trip down from the track, park on display, and then take parade laps of the original 6.6 mile street circuit.