In the wake of the tremendous milestone of TR Action Issue 300, we are excited to be able to announce a new addition to the team to help us progress TR Action Magazine forward yet further in the coming years.
In response to readers' feedback regarding Technical content, Mike Jennings comes on board to take on the role of Technical Editor. Mike is a long-standing member of the TR Register, racking up forty years of membership in September this year and has been a key figure on the Essex group committee for the past thirteen years.
Now retired, Mike's background saw him qualify as an Electronics Engineer and a Part 1 teacher for post-16 students. He was Engineering Director for Gilbarco–Veeder Root across Europe and knows a mind–boggling amount about petrol pumps and forecourt control systems apparently! Fully versed in 3D CAD/CAM he brings the IT skills and career background to the role as well as the crucial decades of experience tinkering with TRs. Mike explains: "I have owned, built twice, competed in and extensively toured my TR3 across Europe during the last forty years. Every aspect of rebuilding and maintenance I have carried out DIY, except machining the crank and the 'ends'!"
Mike will be writing the technical replies to letters into TR Action Magazine, fielding technical enquiries to specific experts to assist members to find verified information on particular areas and sourcing, checking and writing technical articles for the magazine. He can be reached on the technical enquiries email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and is keen to hear from anyone with technical content to contribute to the magazine.
In addition to his role as Technical Editor, Mike has also agreed to be the club's point of contact for the DVLA regarding certification and disputes regarding the classifications of TRs as VHIs (Vehicles of Historic interest) as part of the MOT and Vehicle Excise Duty exemption requirements.
I hope you will all give our new Technical Editor a very warm welcome and offer him all the encouragement and support needed to keep TR Action magazine at the forefront of membership publications.