TR Register supports Pudsey at CarFest North & South.
Jools Holland gave his traditional style of music with everyone joining in and dancing along.
It was our fourth year displaying Red Rose cars at CarFest North and the first CarFest North at Bolesworth Castle in Cheshire. We were situated in the Vintage Village in front of the Castle. We were by the lake and a pontoon was erected to connect us to the main festival site. The Vintage Village was a huge success this year with classic cars, vintage shops and a band stand which had various groups and swing dancers over the weekend.
Tony Lambert's TR4 with a lovely sunset at CarFest North at Bolesworth Castle.
Friday: Three TR4's, one TR4a and a TR6 arrived for display
Saturday: We had one car arrive that was due on Sunday. Fortunately we had a no show with TR that broke down on the way in. We ended up with four TR6's and a TR4.
Sunday: Due the breakdown on the Saturday we only had four cars on display. One TR4 and three TR6's.
Now Tony Lambert covets his red TR4 and like most of us very protective, but when Strictly Come Dancing Star Karen Clifton, with husband Kevin and Joanne Clifton wanted to lean on it, Tony rules were easily broken!!!
At CarFest South The Friday was the first TR line up:
TR Register members supported CarFest South, 5 TR's per day over the three days were on display. Pride of place was the clubs car TS2. This is one of two CarFest's per year and this year for the first time the TR Register exhibited at both events.
Ably coordinated by Tony Lambert (Red Rose) & Phil Horsley (KVG), members arrived on site in the morning and were giving wrist bands to give them entry to the festival and all of its at attraction of which there were many.
There were many celebrities attending the event which was the brainchild of Chris Evans, Radio 2 breakfast DJ in support of Children in Need. Our stand created much interest with the public, for some the cars brought back memories (I used to have one of these) and for others they were totally new to them, breeding some interesting comments such as 'Are these kit cars?' Interest didn't stop just at the public, as you can see celebs were eager to see them too and have the pictures taken with TS2.
Zac Ware & Ant Anstead with TS2
We had nearly every TR marque there at some point as follows, TS2, TR3A, TR4A, TR5, TR250, TR6 & an original RHD TR8, with the Sunday displaying every TR body shape, all very well presented and shining in the sunlight.
The Saturday TR display
The Friday opened to the public at 12:00 and feature track demonstration of super and classic car and of course those cars of racing pedigree right up to F1. Top Gear stand, car OEM's and a drive in cinema were some of the attractions. In the evening the crowd was entertained by headline acts of Will Young, The Proclaimers, Jools Holland, The Darkness and Texas ending at 23:00.
Red Arrows carry out a breath taking display
The Saturday commenced at 10:00 and was definitely the busiest day, with a similar format to Friday and a superb display by the Red Arrows and later a couple of Spitfires from RAF Conesby. That evening everyone boogied away to Brighouse & Rastrick Band, Rick Astley, Alison Moyet, James Morrison, Richard Ashcroft and the Stereophonics.
The Sunday TR display with all body styles on show.
Sunday again commencing at 10:00, the dancing JCB's, camel racing, track events all served to entertain, we were treated to another flyby of the Red Arrows and the Spitfires came back to thrill us once again, our entertainment on this the last night was Military Wives, The Alarm, Squeeze, Ronan Keating, The Feeling, Sophie Ellis-Bexter and the finally Status Quo to which we all dusted off our air guitars.
This is a super event for a great cause which is recommended attendance with or without your TR, it's a long day but you'll be entertained throughout.
The Stereophonics giving it LOUD!
The TR Register raised £780.00 plus whatever was spent by members at the event for Children in Need, which we all know as a very worthwhile cause. As organiser it was a very tiring weekend but thoroughly enjoyed it and roll on CarFest 2017,
We hope to be invited next year so if you're interested, watch out for our notification.
Phil Horsley – Group Leader, Kennet Valley TR Group