Welcome to the Ottawa Valley Triumph Club
The Ottawa Valley Triumph Club (OVTC) is dedicated to the preservation and pure enjoyment of owning and driving a Triumph. Please check out our news section and calendar of events, pick an activity, and come join us — we're looking forward to meeting you. Our strength is in our membership. We invite you to join our club to experience the fun and excitement of belonging to the Ottawa Valley Triumph Club. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact our Treasurer and Membership representative.
OVTC Christmas Party, 13 December
We are holding our Christmas Party in the private upstairs room at the Royal Oak Canal, 221 Echo Drive, Ottawa. Reserve the date now, 13 December. The fun begins at 7:00.
OVTC Dart Tournament, 11 February
Our dart tournament will be held at Barrhaven Royal Canadian Legion. Mark the date on your calendar now - Saturday, 11 February 2017. Additional details will be posted soon.
Historic 1953 Jabbeke TR2 Just Restored
In May 1953, Ken Richardson, development engineer and test pilot for Triumph, drove a TR2, fitted with a standard engine on the Jabbeke motorway in Belgium and reached an average speed of 124.889 mph. At that time this was a World speed record for a production car with a 2 litre engine. MVC 575 was used as a Standard Triumph hack/test bed and was not looked after and eventually it was sold on, used and abused like any other sportscar, time took its toll and it suffered the usual amount of rust and was dismantled with restoration in mind and sold. Unfortunately MVC 575 had been left virtually untouched since 1976, Glen the founder of Protek Engineering bought the car just a few months ago with the aim to restore it back to it’s former glory. Read the story and see pictures of the restoration on the Moss Europe website.
OVTC Tool Library
We have discussed this issue in the past, but for various reasons the idea has faltered. Gary Kristjansson has volunteered to take the lead with this project. At this time, Gary would like to hear from all club members about their tool needs and tool inventories they might be willing to share with other OVTC members. So, is there a specific tool that you might need on an occasional basis that is a bit too expensive to purchase, or do you have some tools you would be willing to lend to other club members? Also, if you have ideas about how this service to members could be set up and managed, Gary would love to hear from you. Please contact Gary at email@example.com.