The subject is actually a tad misleading. I'm taking a a few moments to go
over some of my automotive related email since the VTR meet, and saw this in
Barry Shefner's message about VTR, concours, driving events, etc.
Another suggestion would be to procure a local garage with 4 or 5
repair bays and set aside one day as "Triumph repair day" with experts
devoting the day toward giving free advice and actually doing repairs to
some of the cars that come. Labour would be free with the owner strictly
paying for parts. I bet that would attract quite a few participants!
One popular event held here in Salt Lake by the British Motor Club of Utah (A
VTR Zone) is what we call Tinker Day. Usually one in April, and one in
October. While any interested party is welcome to host one, for the last N
years they've all been at The Fat Chance Garage, whatever that year's location
of the establishment. They've been fairly free form events, the content is
determined soley by who shows up with what. One time, it was just 4 or 5
folks standing around sipping coffee while watching me sand paint off a GT6
while it snowed outside. Gee, I had a nice pile of bodywork tools in case
anyone wanted to jump in and assist. Another year there was an interesting
array of Triumphs, TVRs, Loti and such in my driveway all waiting for a tweak
on their carbs, be they SUs, Strombergs or Webers. This spring the main
thrust was getting a TR6 that could barely be driven on the trailer for the
haul to Salt Lake to finally roar down the street in front of my workshop.
So I can certainly vouch for the appeal of this sort of event, but pulling it
off at a VTR national could be difficult. Hmm, maybe a few canopies in the
parking lot, a van full of tools like air compressor, generator, welders, ....
ps: You know, one day I might like to give a tech session about how to prep
a car for autocrossing. But hanging around the hotel pool drinking some
homebrew is probably more fun!