The TR Register remains committed to following the latest UK Government advice on events and public gatherings. Current government and public health advice states that all, non-essential social contact with other people should be avoided for foreseeable future. We are also being advised to avoid pubs, which if course is the most popular type of venue of local club group meets. Those at risk or with underlying health issues are being advised to self-isolate for a period of 12 weeks.
Therefore, we are advising all local area groups to cancel or postpone their monthly meetings and local club events for the foreseeable future, in line with government advice. We recommend cancelling all events and meets for the months of April, May and June 2020 (in line with Motorsport UK advice).
We urge you to keep checking back to these pages and the UK Government advice links below for up to the minute information.
- For more information on COVID-19 visit www.who.int
- To view UK Government advice visit: www.gov.uk
- For NHS information visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Please be assured that during this rapidly changing situation, we are monitoring advice very closely and will follow up with TR Register members if the situation develops.
Please note: As our volunteer organisers announce their move to postpone or cancel certain events, members should support them in that decision.
We have a number of 'more mature' members amongst us. If you know of any in your TR Register local area, why not drop them an email or give them a call to chat TRs for a while and make sure they have all they need. For those with underlying health issues, the next 12 weeks is likely to be a long and potentially lonely time. Also, don't forget that members can keep in touch via our club forum here.
TR Register offices, Didcot.
The TR Register not be accepting visitors to the TR Register offices in Didcot at the present time. Staff that can work from home will do so, therefore please be patient when contacting the office. Please use email communication as the preferred method of contact: email@example.com
TR Action MagazineTR Action Magazine will continue to be produced and mailed out to members, to offer a distraction, entertainment and information during this time.
We have assurances from our printers and the Royal Mail that they have put precautions in place to enable them to continue working for us. The situation the world is experiencing and its impact on the TR and wider classic car scene is moving and changing incredibly fast and is therefore difficult to remain timely and up to the minute with information in a six-weekly print magazine.
Therefore, we ask for your patience as issue 320 lands on doorsteps, that many of the events advertised between now and the end of June , will now be cancelled or postponed to later dates.
Indeed, social distancing and isolation measures will offer many of us the ideal opportunity to get out into the garage or workshop, learn new skills, start new projects or get some of those essential maintenance items done at last.
The TR Register’s network will be here to help – so share with us the stories of what you are doing! Take advantage of the situation and our Editor Wayne Scott looks forward to receiving your articles and stories on what you have achieved.
Local group meets and events:
We are advising all local area groups to cancel or postpone their monthly meetings and local club events until at least the end of June 2020, in line with UK Government and Motorsport UK advice. We urge group leaders, organisers and volunteers to watch this page for the latest updates and advice.
TR Register Insurance
Our insurance manager, Pete Barrett from TR Register Insurance says;
"Like many of you, we are closely monitoring the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what measures we need to put in place to ensure the wellbeing of you, our clients and colleagues. As such, we have temporarily shut the doors to clients visiting us at the branch in Worcester, but rest assured - we are still open for business.
During this unprecedented time, as some of my colleagues will be away from the office, we would appreciate you contact us to renew your policy as soon as you receive your renewal letter.
This will reduce our call volumes and enable us to continue to provide a top quality service even if we do happen to have limited staff.
In the near future we will be moving to home working, so please do bear with us if the we are busy. We will call you back if none of the team are available when you call."
Updated: Motorsport UK advice for sports events:
In light of recent developments in the COVID-19 crisis, and following the address to the nation by the Prime Minister on the evening of 23rd March, Motorsport UK has today extended its suspension of all organising permits and Certificates of Exemption for motorsport events until at least 30th June 2020.
This move provides clear guidance to event organisers, venues, competitors, officials and volunteer marshals of the role that Motorsport UK must play in supporting the broader UK public health agenda.In recent days the feedback from our members and the community was a need for increased clarity to allow them to plan appropriately and, should the need arise, put in place necessary contingency measures.
Motorsport UK Chairman, David Richards explained,
“Motorsport UK has a vital role to play with its community in re-enforcing that, at this time of national emergency, we must all stay at home to play our part in protecting the NHS and ultimately saving lives. Today, the government have required that we effectively lock-down for a period of three weeks, however given that the most vulnerable in our society are required to isolate for three months, it is evident that the most responsible course of action was to propose a longer suspension of our sport. When we reflect back on this time, it will be a brief, but vital, hiatus from our everyday motorsport life and we must put this in perspective. This is a time of national unity and we need to come together with the broader public community to do all we can to support this battle and ultimately save lives.”
Motorsport UK will continue to monitor the prevailing advice from the UK Government in respect of the COVID-19 international pandemic and will update the motorsport community accordingly.
Updated: National Drive it Day - FBHVC STATEMENT:
The FBHVC is committed to following the latest UK Government advice on events and public gatherings pertinent to our member clubs and as such, the following statement replaces all previous correspondence regarding National Drive it Day during this fast-moving situation.
In response to the updated guidance and restrictions issued by UK Government, the Federation recommends that all activities that involve taking a historic vehicle out on the road specifically for the purposes of Drive it Day, now be abandoned. All enthusiasts are now urged to stay at home on 26 April 2020 and not partake in any non-essential travel for Drive it Day and instead, get involved in a nationwide social media campaign to spread positivity around historic vehicles during this difficult time.
Currently, UK government are advising against all non-essential social contact. Our current general guidance to car clubs, that can be found on our website www.fbhvc.co.uk , encourages the cancellation or postponement of meets, events and gatherings of people. Additional advice has now placed restrictions on non-essential travel of any kind.
However, enthusiasts of historic vehicles are still encouraged to participate on 26 April 2020 in the mass sharing, via social media, of images and memories of themselves and their families out and about in their historic vehicles during a previous year’s Drive it Day.
Use your chosen social media platform to share images and stories of memorable trips with your historic vehicles or indeed, what you might be working on within the ‘self – isolation’ of your garage or shed.
The FBHVC are asking for all enthusiasts to share pictures using the hashtag #DriveitDayMemories.
Post your picture on to the FBHVC social media feeds or those of your member clubs. We will be monitoring those social feeds and public posts published with the #DriveitDayMemories hashtag will be gathered onto a special area within the FBHVC website galleries in the future.
As previously stated, with such a crowded event calendar, the possibility of achieving consensus for a revised Drive it Day date later in the year will be virtually impossible. Therefore, Drive it Day 2020 will not be re-scheduled for later this year, but will resume its normal format on 25 April 2021.
For the latest advice for car clubs, events and other news – keep up to date via the Federation news pages at www.fbhvc.co.uk .
Latest event updates as of 6/4/2020:
TR Register Hillclimb and Sprint Championship - ALL FIXTURES CANCELLED UNTIL AT LEAST JULY 1ST 2020
As per the advice given in the statement from Motorsport UK above, the start of the Hillclimb and Sprint season will be postponed until further notice. This includes the first three rounds at Goodwood, Curborough and Gurston Down. Roger McEwen will issue news and a revised fixtures list for the rest of this year's rounds from May onwards, via these pages and www.tr-register.co.uk/motorsport
**NEW DATES** NEC Restoration Show rescheduled for 7 - 9th August 2020
The Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery run by Clarion Events have announced the new dates for the show.
All ticket and exhibitor bookings will be carried over to the new date. If you have any questions, please visit the website www.necrestorationshow.com or contact your ticket vendor directly.
78th Goodwood Members' Meeting - POSTPONED DATE TBA
The 78th Members' Meeting was due to take place on March 28th-29th, but has been postponed with a new date to be confirmed.
While the coronavirus pandemic continues to be an ever changing situation, the Goodwood team are currently exploring a range of alternative dates for 78MM, consulting with all relevant parties, and we will keep you informed as the situation develops.
In the meantime, they will continue planning for the Festival of Speed and Revival, in the hope that both events will be able to go ahead as planned on July 9th-12th and September 11th-13th respectively, as well as looking forward to the rescheduled 78th Members’ Meeting.
Goodwood Festival of Speed - POSTPONED DATE TBA
The Goodwood Festival of Speed has been postponed, with a view to shifting the event to a later date in the year amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The Duke of Richmond said: ‘Over the last few weeks, we have been working together with everyone involved to understand the viability of the Festival of Speed going ahead in July. Due to the uncertainty of the coronavirus threat and not knowing whether the situation will have significantly improved by then, we sadly need to postpone the Festival of Speed in July.’
Lands' End Trial 2020 (members entering the tarmac only road trial) - CANCELLED
The Land’s End Trial has been cancelled until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
South Eastern Groups Drive it Day (Part of 50th anniversary TS2 Tour) - CANCELLED
The event scheduled for 26th April at The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, ME4 4TZ is no longer viable.
We are currently speaking with Chatham Historic Dockyard and consulting with GLs about the feasibility and desire to postpone this event to a Sunday in Sept/October.
Donington Historic Festival 1-3rd May 2020 - POSTPONED
In light of Motorsport UK (the governing body for motorsport in the UK) extending its suspension of all motorsport events until at least 30th June, the Donington Historic Festival as been postponed to an alternative date later in the year.
The Donington Historic Festival website and social media channels will be kept up to date with the latest information.
The policy of MSV, who operate Donington Park, is as follows for existing ticket holders:
'In the event a race meeting is postponed, all tickets will be valid for the rescheduled event. If you let us know that you can't make the rescheduled date once it’s been announced, you will get a refund. If a race meeting is cancelled entirely and not rescheduled, you will automatically get a refund. We hope that this approach will provide total comfort and reassurance to our customers.'
Sunday Scramble - Bicester Heritage - POSTPONED
Bicester Heritage has the made decision to postpone the next Scramble, due to be held on the 26th April, to a new date on the 21st June 2020.
Bicester Heritage wishes to reassure all Scramble Pass holders (purchased for the 26th April) that their current Passes will allow entry to the Scramble on the new date of 21st June 2020. If you would like to login to your Eventbrite account to check your Passes, please click here.
If you are unable to attend the new Scramble date then you are entitled to a full refund. Refunds can be requested up until Saturday 13th June 2020. Should you wish your Pass to be refunded, please follow the steps set out by Eventbrite by clicking here.
On behalf of all at Bicester Heritage, do take care and please ensure that care and compassion for one another remains at the forefront of all our minds.
Coleford Transport Festival - CANCELLED
A popular event for some of our local groups such as Glavon, Kennet Valley, Wye Dean, Brunel and the Grinnall Register, this popular event has been cancelled for this year. In a statement, the organising committee said, "We apologise to those who had planned to attend, and we will be contacting exhibitors and traders directly over the coming days."
Y Draig Goch - Traws Cambria - CANCELLED
This fantastic Welsh weekend event has been a fixture in the TR Register calendar for decades. Please not that the 2020 edition has been cancelled and rescheduled for 30th April - 2nd May 2021.
Castle Combe Trackday - 6th May 2020 - CANCELLED
With regret, Castle Combe have been forced to cancel all their track days including the TR Register event. Jo in the TR Register office will be refunding all those who booked in full, as soon as she is able to do so safely.
Castle Combe said, "I’m sure you will not be surprised but it is with regret we have decided to cancel all track activities for May as well and I’m sure you will agree this is the best decision. At present we are reviewing monthly and with recommendation from government guidelines."
South - West Groups Regional Event (Part of 50th anniversary TS2 Tour) - 30th May -CANCELLED
South Devon Railway, Buckfastleigh Station, TQ11 0DZ.
The event has sadly been cancelled as due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all facilities at the railway have been closed until at least the end of May and the staff have been stood down. Currently, there are no plans for an alternative event.
Wales and West Groups Regional Event (Part of 50th anniversary TS2 Tour) - 6th June 2020 - CANCELLED
Oakham Treasures, Oakham Farm, Portbury Lane, Bristol, BS20 7SP.
The event scheduled for 6th June at Oakham Treasures yesterday afternoon, I will be sending out an email to Group Leaders shortly. A later date may be announced dependant on TS2 and venue availability or alternatively the TR Register will use the venue as a meeting place for an inter-group meeting next year. All group leaders have been informed.
Thirlestane Castle Show, nr Edinburgh - CANCELLED
The committee of the BVAC Classic at Thirlestane have announced that this event cannot go ahead on June 7th this year. After looking at the possibility of an autumn date, they feel that the only option is to postpone the event for a year and go ahead on Sunday 6th June 2021.
Derbyshire Dales Weekend Event 12-14 June 2020 - CANCELLED
The weekend event scheduled for 12 - 14 June 2020 is cancelled in entirety for that weekend.
The Palace Hotel, Buxton have suggested that the whole event shall be moved by one year to 11 - 13 June 2021, with all deposits remaining intact.
We in Derbyshire Dales are prepared to hold all monies paid for the event in our group bank account until the event takes place next year.
If anyone is unhappy with this, the following will apply -
1. It is up to the individual to contact the Palace and make individual arrangements on any refund required. Anyone wishing to contact the Palace should not do so immediately, the workload due to the current situation has spiralled, allow at least 2 weeks.
2. The Derbyshire Dales group will refund your event registration in full. We will be happy to do this at any point until May of next year.
When you have considered the above, We would be obliged if you will respond will an email outlining your preferred choice.
All emails on this should be sent in the first instance to firstname.lastname@example.org
Leicester Group Weekend - CANCELLED
Scalford Country House Hotel, Melton Road, Melton Mowbray, Leics, LE14 4UB
Planned for the 19-21 June 2020, this event has now been cancelled. Please contact: Contact: Andy Holyoak email@example.com 07725 056 653 for refunds and latest information.
British Motor Museum events - CLOSED UNTIL 1ST JUNE
The museum is closed until June 1st. All events after 1st June will be reviewed in the near future. So, currently there is no requirement to cancel or postpone the 50th anniversary of the TR Register event currently scheduled for the 12th July 2020. However, please keep checking back for updates.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans - POSTPONED
In view of the changing health situation related to the coronavirus and the latest Government guidelines, the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans, initially scheduled for 13-14 June, has been postponed until 19-20 September 2020.
Currently , the historic edition of the race, Le Mans Classic in July - is set to go ahead as planned.
Triumph Weekend 14-16 August 2020 - CONTINUING
At present time, there is no requirement or intention to cancel or postpone our Triumph Weekend event at Stratford upon Avon Racecourse 14-16 August 2020. We will advise members via our eNewsletter, the event website www.triumphweekend.com and social media streams if we are made aware of any requirements to change our plans for any club events.
In order to create certainty and continue to safeguard and maximise funds for UK Children’s charities, CarFest have taken the decision to bring together CarFest North and CarFest South to create CarFest United!
CarFest United will be held at Laverstoke Park Farm, across the weekend of 28th – 30th August with encouragement for Northern attendees to join in. The site has been increased in capacity.
Bo'ness Revival - 4-6 SEPTEMBER - CANCELLED UNTIL 2021
The organiser released the following statement, however the TR Register Scottish regions will be looking into an alternative option for the TR Register Scottish Weekend, which will be announced in due course.
From the Bo'ness Committee:
"After a lot of discussion and soul-searching, it’s with heavy hearts that we have decided to cancel the 2020 Bo’ness Revival and Classic. In light of Motorsport UK cancelling all events until at least the end of June, we are unable to plan an event that takes many months to organise to make it as successful and safe as possible for competitors, entrants, marshals, organisers and visitors. We hope you understand and everyone involved with the Revival is humbled by the support you have shown throughout this situation that none of us could have predicted.
We’d also like to thank all of our sponsors who have been unstinting in their support for the Revival and without whom we simply couldn’t run the event.
We will be refunding entry fees to those who have already paid for the Classic. Any Hillclimb competitor can also be refunded, defer their entry to 2021 or gift their entry fee to the club, we wil lbe in touch about this in the near future,
However, this is far from the end of the Revival and Bo’ness Hill Climb Revival Club. We are already looking to the 2021 event and how we can make it the best Revival yet. Much of the planning that has gone into this year’s event will be carried over and we have plenty of other ideas too.
We will continue with our regular Facebook posts celebrating the great drivers, cars and people of past Revivals. Kenny Baird has plenty more of his history of Bo’ness Hillclimb to come and we also have our virtual Breakfast Club meeting this Sunday from 10am right here on the Bo’ness Revival Facebook page. Make sure you drop by with a cuppa, bacon roll and ready to chat about all things classic and hillclimb.
There are also other events we have planned for later in the year that we’ll keep you up to speed on as and when the unfolding situation allows.
In the meantime, all of us at the Bo’ness Revival ask that you stay safe, keep well and we send our best wishes. We look forward to seeing you all again in good health and cheer very soon."
TR Register European Meeting - POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2021
The TR Register have had to take the difficult decision to postpone the UK European Meeting, until September 2021. The move will see all subsequent meetings in other countries, also put back by one year by universal agreement.
Although much of the detail will be announced in due course, the organising team have in place a new plan and agreements with all the major suppliers.
The theme of the weekend will remain as a celebration of over half a century of the TR Register. More details oj the link below: