TR Action Report London Group presented for issue 291
So what happened in April? We came 8th in the HCR rally and had 2 group meetings, but really it was all about Drive it Day as organised by us – London Group. With a slight change in tradition the arrival time was anywhere between 12 midday and 2.00pm in the afternoon at the Redhill Aerodrome the final destination. All the South East Region groups were encouraged to not only have a great drive getting to us but record it, so it could be judged. There is a Prize for the "Best Route" A Cup. Now it was a close run thing between Windsor Forest and Kent ultimately though Kent won with 5 Castles (all photographed) and a route that meant they missed lunch and arrived after 2.00pm. Well done to Rod and his Team they really entered into the spirit of the day.
So to the Site Redhill Aerodrome, light aircraft and helicopters were taking off right over our head and the field should have been great, but work this one out if you can, the field had a slight incline, the top of which was muddy in places and yes a few cars had to be pushed out of it (sorry about your wheel arches) but the bottom of the field (it was only a slight incline) was as dry as a bone - weird. Anyway during the 2 hour window cars from every group arrived, most in cavalcade fashion – Brilliant! In total about 70 cars were finally parked in the field in addition to full standard range of TR's 2's all the way up to 7's a rare hybrid also joined us, a TR4A with a 6 cylinder engine and a X chassis in fact a prototype TR5. Steve Walter had travelled all the way from his new home in France to join us. Also in the mix was a 3 wheeled Morgan and Peter Rocks brought his stunning recently acquired Jaguar XJ120. A great turnout and the sun shone. The decision had been made that all monies raised from the event - the well-advertised optional £10.00 per car entry fee plus the raffle were to be donated to the Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance in total the day raised £700.00. Glynne Boyd Group Leader South Downs with his beautiful TR3A White not only won the Best in Show (or Car I'd like to drive home in if you prefer) but also agreed to host next year's Drive it day, we wish him well.
Finally then, come and join us for a noggin and a natter over a beer, you are most welcome. You can find us on the first Thursday of every month at the Rose of York in Richmond or on the third Thursday at an alternative venue (keep an eye on the web site) - both start from about 8:30pm.