Steve Packard reports: "On Sunday 29th August, some of us joined the Red Rose Group on their stand at Oulton Park for the HSSC Gold Cup Meeting. As well as the on track action there was a good display classic and modern cars. A very good day and many thanks to Bob Eccles and the Red Rose Group for organising the tickets and inviting us on the stand.
For the annual Stoke 'big trip' we joined the Scottish TR Weekend held at Bo'Ness incorporating the 'historic hill climb' event. We were based on the Firth of Forth and spent a day in Edinburgh sightseeing. We also visited the Falkirk Canal Boat Lift, and it was on the way back to the B and B that the Vitesse's brake master cylinder decided to stay in the 'on' position, resulting in the complete destruction of its rear breaks, wheel cylinders, the lot! Being at the Hill Climb the following day, we were blissfully unaware of the damage caused. On Monday morning, having discovered the problems, two went to Chic Doig's to get the parts to repair it, whilst two others put the car on stands at the B and B and stripped all the brakes. By noon we had replaced all the rear breaks, master cylinder, brake fluid etc.
Next year we hope to go to the TR Register Deutschland 'Hannover' group 40th Anniversary weekend on 2/3 June 2017. All the details are on the website – let us know if you are interested in going with us.
September 4th saw other group members with the Shropshire Group at its usual spot at the Cholmondeley Castle Classic Car & Bike Show. Thanks to Stuart for organising and to Reg and Steve for setting up.
A couple of weeks later we had our Autumn trip into the Peak District, going to the Staffs / Cheshire border at Mow Cop to take in the spectacular views. We drove down past the Roches and more spectacular views before stopping at the 'Plough Inn' at Endon for a really good meal.
The Classic Car Breakfast Meeting at Dearnford Lake, organised by Malcolm Ling, has grown considerable in size. Almost 200 classic cars attended, including Sir Malcolm Campbell's Bentley 3½, Mike Hawthorne's Ferrari 250 and many TRs. The run took us to the British Ironworks Centre, near Oswestry. Afterwards, we had tea and cakes in Malcolm and Jacqui Lainsbury's garden. A great day! Many thanks to Malcolm Ling and to Jacqui and Malcolm Lainsbury.
As we approach the end of the year, the number of events are reducing but we still have lots going on so please keep an eye on the website for further details".