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TR Register Seminar: 'The Works TRs' - in aid of St Richards Hospice and the Air Ambulance

13th March 2016
TR Register Seminar: 'The Works TRs' - in aid of St Richards Hospice and the Air Ambulance

Sponsored by TR Register Insurance (Canopious Speciality Limited)

In addition to our increasingly popular programme of Technical Seminars, the TR Register will be running a day long history seminar detailing the Works TRs with all proceeds going to the St Richards Hospice and Air Ambulance.

The day will begin with a welcome over coffee and bacon butties, mid -morning and afternoon break refreshments and a Two Course Carvery Lunch. The day will consist of a series of talks, interviews and conversations with the impressive backdrop of Prescott Hillclimb, The Bugatti Owners Club building and two of the VC TR4 rally cars alongside a Le Mans TR3S.

Places are strictly limited to 100.

How to Book

TICKETS: £25.00 each from the TR Register, call 01235 818866 or book online here:

For more information contact Terry Smith: Tel: 07973289632: Email: tsmith5416@aol.com

Programme

10.00 AM Arrive

10.20 AM Welcome and introduction from the editor of TR Action Magazine. Wayne Scott.

10.30 AM - 12.30 PM The Works TR4s - the complete story with Ian Cornish.

Ian has been the owner of the works rally TR4 known as '4VC' since 1969 and has spent decades collecting historical archive information detailing the famous powder blue TR4 rally cars of the early 1960s. Here aided with a plethora of over 100 fascinating photographs and archive video he guides us through the full story behind these much revered and highly successful TRs. The session will include a coffee break at 11.30 AM.

12.30 PM - Works TR4s Q&A with Graham Robson, (Standard Triumph ex- competition secretary) and Tony Sheach, co-owner of 3VC. Chaired by Ian Cornish.

1.00 PM - Two Course Carvery Lunch and bar opens


2.15 PM - Motor Historian and ex - Competition Secretary for Standard Triumph, Graham Robson in conversation.

Graham Robson joined Standard-Triumph as a Development Engineer, first on Vitesse, then on TR4 projects. He was soon asked to run the re-opened works motorsport department, which he did from 1962 to 1965, during which time he conceived and helped develop the careers of the Spitfire Le Mans cars, TR4s, Vitesses, Spitfires, and 2000 rally cars. In this informal chat hosted by Wayne Scott, Editor of TR Action Magazine we will be guided through the story of the works TRs from within the factory. The legacy of motorsport success inherited from the Ken Richardson era and a look at some of Triumphs other motorsport successes including the TR4 win at Sebring 50 years go this year and the TRS and Spitfire projects at Le Mans. Wayne Scott and Graham Robson have previous form presenting the arena displays at the TR Register International Weekend each summer so expect a frank and entertaining conversation!

3.15 PM - Short Break

3.30 PM - The story of the 2014 Le Mans Classic TR Team with Paul Hogan.

Paul gives an entertaining insight into what it takes to assemble a team of TRs together to tackle Le Mans, the greatest motor race on earth in modern times. Hear all about the conception of the Michael Cotti race team and the often humorous difficulties associated with running a car on a shoestring and gaining approvals from the ACO.

3.50 PM - Le Mans Classic - a drivers eye view.

Wayne Scott, editor of TR Action magazine returns to chair an informal conversation between team boss Paul Hogan, driver Neil Revington and Graham Robson on the driver experience of tackling Le Mans and the similarities and differences between Le Mans Classic and the real event sixty years ago.

5.00 PM - Event close with bar remaining open until 6pm.