The Stag Owners Club was founded in November 1979 by Tony Hart, proprietor of Hart Racing Services, who have been specializing in the Triumph Stag since 1974. In response to questions from customers about forming a club, Tony first handed out questionnaires at the classic car show at Alexandra Palace, where Hart Racing Services had a stand, to ask if people were willing to help run such a club. Receiving encouraging replies he arranged a meeting on 6th November at his home in Kingsbury NW London. It was attended by 9 people, including Ken Hudson whose first job for the new club was as its Treasurer. June Armstrong, Tonys secretary at Hart Racing Services, was appointed Secretary and also handled membership, Kim Gollard took on the role of Newsletter co-ordinator and Tony Hart became chairman.