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The Standard Triumph Marque Day, 2004 



Avon Standard wins major prize at Gaydon, 2004



A delighted Joy Thorne and her prizewinning Avon Standard 10/12, with club committee member Lynda Homer and her Standard 10 saloon. Both cars were built in 1934 and share the same chassis and many mechanical parts.


Phil Homer


This is rapidly becoming the second most important one-day event in the crowded Club calendar. Fortunately the weather was kind to us and there was a good turnout of over 20 Standards. Dwarfed by Triumphs as is usual, but a credible performance.


The theme of this years events was "Made from Standard-Triumph Parts", so as well as the mother marque, there were Avons, Bond, Doretti, Fergusons and many others. A feature of this show is a day-long running commentary. As cars are brought forward to the display area, Steve Redway and Graham Robson, both very knowledgeable on Standard-Triumph matters describe the vehicles and interview their owners. There was much interest in all the Standards on display.


There was a semi-formal formal concours competition later in the day when six cars were bought forward for final judging. In the end, the Avon 10/12 of Nick and Joy Thorne was awarded 1st prize in the "Guest" i.e. non-Triumph category, much to the owners delight as this was their first outing to a Standard event. I am sure that you will agree however that this is a very pretty car. You can see more pictures of the Avon here.




Line up of vintage Standards in the arena


Phil Homer


Some of the line up in  the concours competion


Phil Homer


The Club display outside the Museum

Phil Homer


More of the Club's lineup

Phil Homer


Phil Homer (rear) helps Graham Robson to get the commentary right!

Steve O'Hara



Avon 10/12 Speed Saloon in the Museum


Phil Homer


More of the vintage line-up


Phil Homer


Arena display with Vanguard III estate at rear and Companion at front


Phil Homer