Triumph Stags run wild in Warwickshire

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Nearly 40 Triumphs attended the 32nd European Stag Meeting from 17-19 May.

Beginning with an evening barbecue at the Grange Hotel just south of Kenilworth, the event leapt into high gear the following day with a drive through the Warwickshire countryside.

The pace was soon upped as owners descended on the Prodrive test track. Its skidpan offered up the perfect opportunity to test the limits of their much-loved classics.

Lunch followed, before the Triumphs, which had convened from five countries, headed from Ettington Chase to Caldecote Park for dinner, plus a Q&A session.

The latter featured former Triumph WRC works co-driver Fred Gallagher and Prodrive chairman David Richards, both of whom had navigated for the late Tony Pond.

Sunday was spent at the Heritage Motor Centre as part of the Standard-Triumph 90th anniversary celebrations, where the only surviving Triumph Stag Fastback made a star appearance. The day also included parades, a trade show, interviews and special commemerative presentations.

This year’s ESM closed with lunch and an opportunity to thank organisers Lesley and Roger Philips, Chris Cunningham and their respective teams for arranging the event.

The next European meet is planned for The Netherlands in 2015.

Find out more about the Stag Owners Club here.

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