The Triumph Register of America began life in May 1974, as the Triumph TR-3 Sports Car Club of Central Ohio.
Enough interest was generated in this regional club to bring about a change of name to Triumph Register of America, an organization with a national focus. Shortly thereafter, TRA was recognized by British Leyland through its Triumph Sports Owners Association, and is also formally affiliated with the British TR Register which was similarly formed to preserve the TR2-3 series.
TRA is a non-profit organization established to aid TR2, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, and 4A owners in the preservation, maintenance and enjoyment of their classic sports cars and is concerned with establishing local groups of TR2, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, and 4A owners. We believe that local used parts supply networks and local activities such as technical workshops or rallies provide the binding glue for our National organization. TRA is firmly a grassroots organization, which offers many advantages and services for individual members, groups, and local centers.
The Triumph Register of America is the only national U.S. organization devoted solely to the TR2, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, and 4A series. What does this mean to you as a potential member? It means that for the most comprehensive look at every problem regarding the mechanics of your car–for the best guidance on parts sources for real membership with other hard core, wind-in-the-face, rain-in-the-lap-people–the Triumph Register of America offers the best you can find.
How can you characterize our membership? We believe in side-curtains. We believe in engines that last forever. We believe in a rock-solid ride and cut-down doors. We believe that overheating in traffic is an unchangeable, natural phenomenon, just as earthquakes and tornadoes, no matter how unfortunate they might be. We believe that the person inside an automobile who is cold in the winter and hot in the summer–just like the weather outside–is a more healthy person, who will no doubt live longer than those who drive along in a controlled, unnatural environment. And most of all, we believe that the TR2, 3, 3A, and 3B series is the last mass-produced, cut-down door, side-curtained sports car that will ever be produced. As such, it holds a special place in the hearts of its Triumph Register of America owners, for it represents the finest of an honest and rugged car design that is capable of providing immense sporting pleasure at a reasonable cost. If you think like we do, won't you please join us?