So what is the World Association of Triumph Owners Clubs (WATOC).
The first meeting was held in Gent, Belgium in February 1997 for the clubs in Europe. The countries present were England, France, Holland, Sweden and Belgium. The idea was to help each other and to try and extend the services offered by each individual club to the other clubs. We also started a breakdown scheme whereby if a member of one club had mechanical problems whilst touring in another country he would have a list of people he could phone for assistance. Today, every club has a breakdown scheme and anyone traveling can contact their Liaison Officer (ILO) before leaving to get a copy of which ever lists they need. We also have a magazine exchange scheme, where each club sends a copy of their magazine to each of the other clubs. At the first meeting it was decided that we should have one administrative meeting a year and that October/November was the best time as we could discuss the next years events and try to avoid date clashes.
The current WATOC members are:
|TOMCC UK||TOMCC Denmark||TOMCC Sweden|
|TOCN Nederlands||TR3OC||TOMCC New Zealand|
|TOMCC Norway||Club Triton de France||TMOC Germany.|
We have an annual competition for members of all our clubs which involves attending rallies organised by WATOC clubs. The rules for the WATOC Rally Challenge vary a little between the clubs but below is a basic idea of the rules which each club can adapt. You can download the results of the 2016 challenge here.
Basic Rules for WATOC Rally Challenge
1) The event is organised by the clubs who are members of WATOC .
2) Each participant must obtain an Entry Card from their International Liason Officer.
3) The numbers of events the participants must attend is decided by their home club.
4) At each event the card should the signed of by the event organisers, and the kilometres/miles traveled to the rally recorded. This distance should be the distance for a one way journey and will be the distance from the competitors home directly to the rally site, regardless of what journey they actually did. Distances traveled by ferry should not be included. All distances will be verified using a computerised route planner and the judges decision will be final.
5) All completed cards should be returned to the ILO by end of November. The ILO’s should then check them and send them on to the coordinator.
6) For all participants completing the Challenge there will be an entry to a draw for free entry to certain rallies for the following year. There will als be an award which will go to the longest distance participant
8) Pillion riders may also take part in the Challenge but will not qualify for the Long Distance Award
(For the TR3OC the Challenge should be completed on either a BSA or Triumph)
8-9 April Voorjaarstreffen – Hieslum, Netherlands TOCN
5-7 May Thruxton Treffen – Somerset and Dorset TOMCC
19-21 May Welsh International rally – West Wales TOMCC
26-28 May Normany Rally 2 – near Dieppe – Club Triton France
27-28 May Tulseboda Treffen – Sweden TOMCC-SE 15-18th June Trumpet Treffen – Netherlands TOCN 16-18th June Thunderbird rally – Birmingham and Wolves TOMCC
30 June – 2 July Britannia rally – Lillehammer Norway TOMCC-N
7-9 July Rabitt rally Robin Hood pub Icklesham nr Hastings – Rother TOMCC
14-15 July Beezumph – Anglesey North Wales – TR3OC
14-16 July Sommertreffen Germany – Cologne area – TMOC
22-23 July Ramkvilla rally Sweden – TOMCC-SE
28-30 July Albion rally, Fyn Denmark – Albion club/TOC-DK 4-6th August Bring it Home rally – Meriden area – Meriden TOMCC
11-13 August Britannia rally Sweden – TOMCC-se
18-20 August Britannia rally Denmark – TOC-DK
15-17 September Amelandtreffen – Netherland TOCN
22-24 September Concorde rally – Bristol TOMCC Normandy rally – provisional date was 28-30 July NOW comfirmed as, Normandy rally 2 will be last week end of may 26 to 28 may, I will confirm these week, waiting for answer. It will be close to Dieppe UC Maribo rally – Maribo Denmark – no info as of yet UC – Essex Treffen – no info as of yet