Triumphest 2018 was a great success. Our planning, innovations, creativity and diligent volunteer efforts paid off in hosting a wonderful event, for which Triumph Travelers can justly take pride. The registration process was the best and smoothest that I have ever seen at any Triumphest. Our assortment of raffle prizes was outstanding, and raffle ticket sales exceeded my expectations.
I want to express my deepest appreciation for everyone who helped to make Triumphest a success. The final guest list was 162 registrations, including several on-site signups. The weather cooperated with pleasantly cool days for both Friday and Saturday. The Autocross, Funkhana and LeMans' Start events at Cal Expo were great fun, but we had hoped for more participants. The Friday night party was a grand success, with many people enjoying the games, costume party, and live band ("The House Band," including our own Rob Van Wandelen).
We also took the opportunity to celebrate the 60th birthday of Triumph Travelers, with the entire Triumph community singing. We counted 138 Triumphs at the Saturday morning car show(s), and the Fun Rally included a wonderful drive and interesting historical sites (but many people seemed to be having so much fun visiting with each other that the participation was unexpectedly low). The banquet went off smoothly, and many volunteers pitched in to speed the distribution of raffle prizes at the end of the evening. All in all it was a great experience.