Texas Triumph Register invites you to 2023 Regionals
The Texas Triumph Register is proud to host the 2023 VTR South Central Regionals, celebrating the TR2, the first of the Standard Triumph Sports cars in beautifal Sugar Land, Texas. Our host hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, provides a beautiful venue for our event and is a mile and a half from Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, and baseball games at Constellation Field.
We’ll travel the roads of the Richmond/Rosenberg/SugarLand area, visit unique sights, display our cars for all to appreciate and enjoy and test our driving skills in our rallies, Funkhana and Autocross. Our three days of fun will conclude with the Awards Banquet at the hotel.
Our Featured Marque
Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the iconic TR2, the first of the famous TR series of Triumph sports cars. The TR2 was developed to compete with successful sports car designs from rival manufacturers such as MG and Jaguar. The Triumph TR-2 was built by the Triumph Motor Company in Coventry, England, between August 1953 and September 1955, a total of 8,636 TR2s were produced. It was then replaced in 1955 by the Triumph TR3.
A car with overdrive tested by The Motor magazine in 1954 had a top speed of 107.3 mph (172.7 km/h), and could accelerate from 0–60 mph (97 km/h) in 12.0 seconds. A fuel consumption of 34.5 miles per imperial gallon (8.2 L/100 km; 28.7 mpg‑US) was recorded. The test car cost £900 including taxes, with overdrive as an option for an additional £56. The magazine also commented that the TR2 was the lowest price British car able to exceed 100 mph (160 km/h)
Between 1954 and 1955, the TR2 was campaigned in the Mille Miglia, the Ulster TT at Dundrod, the Grand Prix of Macao, Lockbourne Races (USA), the Alpine, Monte Carlo, RAC, Thousand Island (Canada), Liege-Rome-Liege, Nigeria 24-Hour, 3rd ADAG Gruenewaldfahrt, Circuit of Ireland, Soleil-Cannes, RSAC, and Tulip rallies, among others, earning numerous Outright, Team, and Class awards including the coveted Coupe des Alpes.
In 1955, a Triumph works team of three modified TR2s (disc brakes, larger carburetors, Jabbeke windscreens) were entered in the 24 Heures du Mans. Reaching speeds of up to 120 mph on the Mulsanne Straight, the team would complete the legendary endurance race in 14th, 15th, and 19th positions. Some of the modifications on these cars (Girling disc brakes, carburetors) would subsequently appear on the Triumph TR3. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Dates & Location
Mark your calendars – and come join us for three days of fun on April 19 – 22, 2023!
The 2023 Regionals will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Sugar Land, located at 722 Bonaventure Way, Sugar Land, TX 77479, phone number (281) 491-7777
What Is Planned
Come join us for plenty of fun, fellowship and driving events, including:
- Regionals Welcome Reception (Thursday, April 20th)
- Scheduled breakfast and dinner drives
- Concourse (Friday morning, April, 21st)
- Gimmick Rally (Friday afternoon, April 21st)
- Drives on your own to local points of interest (all weekend long)
- Autocross (Saturday, April 22nd)
- Funkhana (Saturday, April 22nd)
- Awards Banquet (Saturday evening, April 22nd)
Bookmark this page as more information regarding event registration, hotel registration, pricing and other information will be coming.