Kennet Valley TR Group Social Scene - Issue 301
Karen Woolnough writes:
The Kennet Valley Group is sometimes (hopefully jokingly) referred to as a 'dining club'. This may be due to the fact that a high proportion of us meet from 7pm on Club Night to enjoy a meal. During this time, though, there are friendships formed and information exchanged. If you listen as you walk around the room you will hear conversations on fixing TRs of any model and other topics (cars, motorcycles, arts and crafts and, yes, even knitting) There truly is a wealth of varied knowledge amongst our membership and, if you haven't yet attended a meeting, you really should. Our activities are well documented on line via our website, http://www.tr-register.co.uk/group/kennet-valley, facebook (TR Register – Kennet Valley Group) and twitter (@GLKVG), complete with photographic evidence of our escapades! William, from the KVG, is rebuilding a TR5 ('Patience') for partner Fiona with expert help from Paul and Joe. You can read William's blog on the TR Register website by putting 'Patience' in the search box. Fiona is eagerly looking forward to getting behind the wheel. Another TR is starting the journey back to the road, after a 40 year rest, as Toney sends off his TR3A to Glen Hewitt at Protek.
KVG has been represented at many shows during the summer months, although the weather hasn't always been kind. In August a group of 5 KVG cars joined other groups at RAF Benson for a classic car and air show. The flying included the Red Arrows, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and Benson's own Chinooks. Visitors were able to wander through the hanger and sit in the luxurious armchairs once used by Her Majesty and the Prime Minister. Other shows included Stockfest, with live music and craft stalls and Sandford Springs Golf Club Cars on the Green, both of which are fairly new but growing events. Phil Horsley attended all three days of CarFest South and was joined by other Register members on each day to complete the five car display in the Vintage Village. The TRs attracted a lot of interest from the public and the KVG members enjoyed all the attractions on offer over the weekend. A small group drove their TRs a little further afield in September to France, taking in the Circuit des Remparts at Angouleme while they were there.
For our November club night we have a visitor, Neil Carter, from The Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue team coming to give us a presentation entitled 'Familiarisation with the Defibrillator'. Neil is the son of KVG members Den and Val. We also have other speakers planned for some future club nights, see our Events page on the website for details http://www.tr-register.co.uk/group/kennet-valley/events .
There are still rooms available for our annual KVG Party Weekend, contact Karen Woolnough or Phil Horsley to reserve your place, details can be seen on the website.
Come along and join us on 1st Wednesday of every month at The Angel, Woolhampton, RG7 5RT.......a meal is not compulsory, a 'natter and noggin' is perfectly fine too.