Good sports on show as Dales car rally is a Triumph

TR Register rally, Jim Tully and Barry Cockayne with TS2 - the first right hand drive TR car built
TR Register rally, Jim Tully and Barry Cockayne with TS2 - the first right hand drive TR car built

There was plenty of miles on the clock as classic car enthusiasts gathered on Saturday for a celebration of true British sports cars.

Ashford-in-the-Water hosted a rally to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Derbyshire Dales Section of the TR Register.

TR Register rally, Alan Hawley in his 1976 TR6 which he restored after bringing the car back from America

TR Register rally, Alan Hawley in his 1976 TR6 which he restored after bringing the car back from America

Over 35 vehicles, mostly Triumph TRs but also including two MGs, a Citroen and an Austin Healey, assembled at The Bulls Head from noon.

Among them was the star attraction, a 1953 TS2, the oldest TR in the country and the second TR sports car ever built.

Section spokesman Maurice Davey said enthusiasts travelled the length and breadth of the country to gather at the location of the Dales section’s inaugural meeting 25 years ago.

“We all had a great day and the weather was perfect,” he continued. “The total number of people attending was around 50 with those in cars and others coming to view.

TR Register rally,

TR Register rally,

“There was a concourse competition which was won by one of our members, Steve Buxton, with his TR 250.”

Many vehicles embarked on a journey from Crich Stand to Ashford prior to the social gathering.

The TR Register is one of the most successful one-make car clubs in the world, covering the entire range of Triumph TR sports cars.

TR Register rally,

TR Register rally,

TR Register rally, Janet Tully with her family's 1972 TR6 which they've owned for over thirty years

TR Register rally, Janet Tully with her family's 1972 TR6 which they've owned for over thirty years

TR Register rally, Ashford

TR Register rally, Ashford