THE NEW TR REGISTER TECHNICAL TEAM.
NEW TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
The TR Register is pleased to announce the co-option of Paul Harvey as Technical Director for the TR Register. Paul has agreed to work with Phil Tucker and the other Directors in an interim capacity until the AGM this year when a full time position will be available, the job description will be reviewed, and the post openly advertised for candidates.
Paul replaces the previous volunteer, Tony Sheach who stepped down earlier this year after eighteen months due to increasing time pressures from work outside the TR Register.
Paul has been Italia Registrar for over two years now during
which time he has been involved in all aspects of researching and documenting the various historical and technical aspects of these cars, and instrumental in sourcing rare original parts and working with various toolmakers, fabricators and TR specialists to make newly remanufactured parts available to owners and restorers worldwide.
He has owned and driven a TR4A since 1979 when he first joined the Club, and now also has an original Italia and newly acquired Swallow Doretti to play with.
Asked about his plans for the role Paul commented: "I see the TR Register as a forward thinking and hugely important part of the Classic Car movement with a very bright future looking after and providing support and help for its 6,000 Members and Owners of TR Sports Cars all over the World. I very much look forward to the challenge of working with all the supporting cast of specialist suppliers, TR Register Groups and all the people who know and love these cars. Everyone can be part of this movement, each with their own specialist skills and resources to o er. Please will anyone who has ideas or interests let me know and I am always available by mobile phone or email , details are in TR Action Magazine."
NEW TECHNICAL EDITOR
In further changes, we were sad to accept the resignation of Stuart Edwards from the post of Technical Editor due to an increase in time pressures within his successful restoration business, The Watermill Carriage Company, and family related pressures. The post, which he has held since 2013, supports the TR Action Magazine editor Wayne Scott in proofing, quality checking and sourcing technical articles for the club's magazine. The role of Technical Editor also extends to answering queries sent into the club's firstname.lastname@example.org email address and providing those queries for publication in the magazine and e-Newsletters.
The TR Register would like to publically and sincerely thank Stuart for his time over the past three years and remain sure that his expertise and involvement in club activities will not have gone far!
Stepping into Stuart's shoes is Mathew Lambkin–Smith. Mathew has been running a very successful TR restoration and tuning business in Lincolnshire, S&M Triumph Restoration, with his wife Sarah for a number of years.
Having worked for Racetorations for twelve years, Mat decided to set up S&M Triumph Restoration this year with his partner Sarah, a CIMA quali ed accountant and ICSA qualified Company Secretary. Hence S&M - Sarah and Mat - nothing dodgy but it does attract many humorous comments! With the knowledge and hands on experience of working on this sporting marque sadly diminishing, Mat has a built up a credible wealth of knowledge and a real love of TRs.
As a national 'A' scrutineer Mat was the youngest quali ed scrutineer in the country at the time scrutineering for HSCC and 750 Motor Club. Mat has been to all these races and been immersed in classic cars all his life following in his father's, Dallas Smith's, footsteps and being trained by a legend in the racing community. Mat is now chief scrutineer for the 750 motor club and has deputised for Dallas in HSCC.
We urge all members to make a note of the technical@tr-register. co.uk email address for answering technical queries and for submitting content to the magazine. Mathew will soon be assembling a team
of speci c model experts to spread the load so do make use of this invaluable members' service.
SPARES DEVELOPMENT FUND NEWS
THE BOARD OF THE TR REGISTER (TRR) AND COMMITTEE OF THE SPARES DEVELOPMENT FUND (SDF) KNOWN PRIOR TO 1995 AS THE NEW SPARES FUND (NSF)
We are genuinely delighted to announce a new era of agreement between the committee of the SDF and the Board of the TR Register. Paul Harvey, the newly co-opted Technical Director of TR Register, and Ian Cornish, Chairman of the SDF, have signed a legally binding Agreement to put the cash donated to and received by the NSF/SDF, and the assets acquired by the SDF (colloquially known as "Alannid's Cave"), under the complete control of the committee of the SDF, representing those who were there at the time.
The transfer of these funds and assets ensures that the original mission of the SDF can carry on, under the management of people best placed to know how the donors and sellers wished them to be used.
Everyone can now rest assured there will never again be public squabbling about historic and valuable heritage items which are rightly nobody's property, and must be preserved and secured for the benefit of all TR Sports Car supporters around the Globe.
We are commencing discussions as to how the SDF and the TR Register might combine their stated objectives into a mission that uses this Agreement to galvanise and kick-start new activity for the direct bene t of ALL members of the Register, including those who have most generously created funds in SDF for that to happen.
This is only the beginning, for when people with passion collaborate to combine their knowledge and experience, surprising things can happen where nothing seemed to be happening before.
Further announcements will appear in future issues of TR Action, but we welcome immediate comments and contributions from Members of the Register and the SDF as to how they think this Agreement can work for everyone in our splendid Club.
Ian Cornish, Chairman, Spares Development Fund