The TR Register Car Club is committed to following the latest UK Government advice on events and public gatherings.
A new lockdown has arrived across most of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with the exception of few Scottish Islands.
We expect England to return to regional tiered restrictions after the current lockdown and will update these pages as soon as Government announcements are made.
The rules now vary on a regional basis – see below to work out what applies to your area:
TR Register Local Group Meets
On advice from UK Government and relevant trade bodies, we are continuing to urge against holding physical local group meets or drive - outs of any sort. Lockdown restrictions currently make these illegal.
In the meantime, keep in touch via the eNewsletter, TR Action Magazine, the Forum, our Social Media and your own local WhatsApp groups and Zoom calls.
How are the rules enforced?
Individuals can be issued with fines of £200, up to £3,200 for repeat offences with more serious offences being prosecuted. The Police have powers to disperse groups of over 6 people and remove people from an area.
What about clinically vulnerable individuals?
Those who have been unidentified as at “high-risk” of contracting COVID-19 are now asked to begin shielding once again.
Health Guidance Links
- For NHS information visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
- For more information on COVID-19 visit: www.who.int
- The pandemic is at a critical stage with the new variant having been identified last year – the lives of our families and friends are still at risk.
- Read and understand Government guidance for your specific area of the UK.
- Check your car over carefully if it’s not been used for a while, paying particular attention to tyres and brakes.
- Maintain social distancing of 2 metres
- If you previously declared your TR as being on SORN to the DVLA , be sure to update it before taking to the road.
- If you didn't renew your insurance policy during lockdown, do it right away. To help with this, TR Register Insurance have a number of helpful schemes and allowances they are offering members. Contact them on 0333 003 8157 .
- If your vehicle needs one (TR7s onwards) or if you still voluntarily do you have an MOT? We are required to renew our MOTs upon expiry as normal and garages remain open to facilitate this.
- 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 adhere to these guidelines to protect the health of yourself and others.
Please note: As our volunteer organisers announce their move to postpone or cancel certain events, members should support them in that decision.
TR Register offices, Didcot.
The TR Register are continuing to work remotely and are not be accepting visitors to the TR Register offices in Didcot at the present time. Staff that can work from home continue to do so, therefore please be patient when contacting the office. Please use email communication as the preferred method of contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
TR Action Magazine
TR 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.
Issue 327 is expected to be published on 8th February 2021. However, we are experiencing constant delays from Royal Mail due to staff shortages and increased usage issues created by the pandemic and rules on self-isolation.
As ever, our Editor Wayne Scott looks forward to receiving your articles and stories on what you have achieved on your cars as we know many of you have been getting those little tasks done during lockdown.
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."
TR Register Hillclimb and Sprint Championship:
Larry Jeram - Croft has taken over from Roger McEwen.
Motorsport UK have given no indication that they intend to withdraw permits ahead of the start of the season. So, providing lockdown is lifted, restrictions allow and there are no further directives from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport - the TR Register Hillclimb and Sprint Championship will commence as per the 2021 schedule.
Latest event updates as of 6/1/2021:
MG and Triumph Spares Day, Telford International Centre – 18th April 2021
This event was previously announced to return in February at its new venue in Telford, now postponed until 18th April 2021.
The MG and Triumph Spares Day has announced a new venue for 2021! Now moving from its previous home at Stoneleigh to the Telford International Centre!
Fans of Britain’s two most beloved sports car marques have much to look forward to ahead of the International MG and Triumph Spares Day on Sunday 18th April 2021 at Telford International Centre.
Alongside specialist traders for both marques, the show will host a wide selection of autojumble, automobilia and cars for sale. Whether you’re after a part, a project or a poster, you’re bound to find it on sale at the show. Owners and experts will be on hand to offer advice and answer any questions you may have.
British Motor Museum, Gaydon: CLOSED
The museum is currently closed during Lockdown, but have announced a full calendar of events for 2021.
Le Mans Classic - POSTPONED UNTIL 1- 4th July 2021
Peter Auto have announced the Le Mans Classic will be postponed until 1-4th July 2021, due to the COVID-19 situation. More details for those who have booked through Travel Destinations can be found below:
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 on the link below: