Welcome British Motorcycle Enthusiasts!

The Battle of the Brits is back!

Sunday, September 12, 2021

at Camp Dearborn

Click Here for a 2021 BOB Flyer and Entry Form 

Click Here for a List of 2019 BOB_Winners

Who We Are

Welcome to the Metro Triumph Riders, a group of Detroit-area bike enthusiasts dedicated to the care and feeding of all makes of British motorcycles, old and new. We are a nonprofit Michigan corporation with membership open to anyone interested in motorcycles manufactured in England.

The Metro Triumph Riders support ownership of our beloved British motorcycles through monthly meetings, frequent technical repair and maintenance sessions, club rides, picnics, and our annual show, the Battle of the Brits, held the second Sunday in September. Our information-packed monthly newsletter helps keep members informed of upcoming meetings and events, and includes valuable technical articles and columns of interest to all fans of these distinctive British bikes.
Enjoy browsing our site! Check out our photos, meet our club officers, read about our events, and if you’re interested in joining the Metro Triumph Riders then please open the membership section of the web site and submit your membership application. Or just drop by one of our monthly meetings and say hi!

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President's Corner

As you are all aware, COVID-19 prevented most people from socializing in the way they are accustomed. Since MTR is a motorcycle social club, it really kept us from functioning at our fullest extent, and that includes our premier show, the Battle of the Brits, which we regretfully had to cancel last year.

But the Battle of the Brits is back!

Join us at Camp Dearborn on Sunday, September 12, 2021 (the second Sunday in September, as usual), for a celebration of great classic motorcycles -- and some newer ones. There will also be swap-meet vendors, food, awards, and the chance to catch up with old friends.

We have tried to keep in touch with members and friends through our newsletters, the website, and zoom meetings, but none of these is the same as getting together in person.

So, please pass this information along to any motorcycle enthusiasts you know. We'd like to see as many people as possible at Camp Dearborn on September 12 for the born-again Battle of the Brits.

-- Cliff


Treasurer's Topics

Each year we want to at least break even financially on Battle of the Brits, and hope to do a little better than that to help support Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation, as well as club activities.    

So, from a financial perspective our most recent BOB at Camp Dearborn was successful. Our experiences  give us confidence looking ahead to next year and beyond.


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Secretary's Scribbles

The next Battle of the Brits is scheduled for September 12, 2021, at Camp Dearborn in Milford, Michigan.

If you own a British (or European, or pre-1984 American) bike, please consider entering it in this year's show.

There are always plenty of great bikes and cars to look at, as well as food, vendors, and a chance to catch up with old friends or meet new ones.

Our last show, in2019, marked our seventh year at Camp Dearborn, and I think it’s fair to say it was a great success. There aren't many events where you can find such a large and diverse selection of spectacular motorcycles.

There seems to be a misconception among some people that the Battle of the Brits is purely a concours show for “trailer queens.” But anyone who has been to a BOB knows better.

While our Master Class does feature some very fine original, restored, or custom British motorcycles, there are 17 other classes for a wide variety of bikes, modern and classic. And the vast majority of them are ridden to the event.

Let’s dust off some of those motorcycles hidden away in garages and share them with the public in 2021!

--Peter Gareffa



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