TR8 NWK988W was used by the factory on the Round Britain Reliability Run in 1980 along with a Silver TR8 MHP404V. At the time it was done there had been no decision to not launch in the UK and it was still an active project. The tour was through the Triumph Club in London and it was setting off on a Friday night up to “John O’Groats” then “Lands’ End” and back to London on the Sunday night. It was done with the intention of getting some publicity for the RHD TR8 yet to be launched in the UK, and for club members to see the cars. It was driven by Triumph Plant Director John Micklewright and Triumph Factory Manager Gary Owen.
NWK988W is again going to do the Round Britain Reliability Run in October 2023 some 43 year later this time crewed by its current owner Richard Connew and Brian Ridley-Jones TRDC TR8 Registrar. More in formation on the event is HERE.