Announcing the ‘TR Register International Weekend Meet Up’
FREE to attend and just £8 to enjoy the museum.


The event

The TR Register Car Club were devastated by the cancellation of the Triumph and MG Weekend, but we could not let the opportunity pass to get friends, members, and cars together for a big annual social occasion on the same weekend – in roughly the same area of the country. So. over the last couple of days we have attempted to put on something alternative for you, that we hope you'll support and enjoy.

Whilst we might not be meeting on a large showground, the weekend gives us the opportunity to go back to basics and come together to enjoy each other’s company – just like we did at TR Register Internationals of old.

To that end, we have negotiated half price entry for all members into the UK’s newest and most unique motor museum – The Great British Car Journey.

But that’s not all, as we will be running a FREE mini–TR Register International Weekend on site in the grounds surrounding the museum with the following attractions as per below.

There is no need to book to attend. All we ask is that people book in for the Sunday road run with us during Saturday in the club tent, so that we can advise the brewery and Thornbridge Hall of numbers for the tour, tasting and photo shoot. We also need Concours and Pride of Ownership entrants to pre-enter to ensure we have enough bays.

Schedule

Saturday 20th August 2022
9am – 4pm.

  • Half-price entry (inc. FREE programme and tour worth £4.95) into the Great British Car Journey Museum (all-day) – we have negotiated vastly discounted entry, plus a free programme and guided tour - more details below.
  • 09:00 - 11:00 Complimentary Bacon Butty and Coffee on arrival – Come and join us early for free refreshments.
  • 12:00 - TS2 hand-over ceremony. Welcome TS2 back from its epic voyage around the UK with a cake cutting and a celebration of 70 years since a TR prototype was launched to the world, plus TS2’s amazing achievements over the past few months.
  • Meguiars Concours D’ Elegance and Pride of Ownership - If you had entered Concours D’ Elegance, Pride of Ownership or indeed our Triumph Survivors competitions, all previous entries for 2022 remain valid and the contest will be held at this new venue. We will be re-opening for new entries immediately and links and more details can be found at the foot of the page.
  • Moving Motor Show – Wayne Scott will bring the arena activities to the museum grounds, with our miniature Moving Motor show and chat to attendees about their cars and pick out special vehicles for interviews in our mini- parade.
  • Local ales bar – We’ve applied for a license for a pop -up real ale bar to allow you to sample some of the local brews from Derbyshire and North Staffordshire. To be confirmed yet, but we are working hard on it.
  • TR Register pop-up club shop – Get hold of your merchandise and regalia and meet the team.
  • 14:00 Hand – over of the National Youth Loan Car Scheme TR7 – You’ve read about its progress in TR Action Magazine, now it’s time for our first TR apprentice to take loan of the TR7 for the year ahead. Meet the successful applicant and help this young person on their way.
  • 15:30 - Prize giving – Prizes for furthest distance travelled and the museum team’s Car of the Show and of course, awards for the Meguiars Concours and Pride of Ownership.


Sunday 21st August 2022
9am onwards.

  • TR Register Breakfast Meet 9-10am

Informal meet and greet , Breakfast will be served in the museum cafe at affordable prices.

  • Half-price entry (inc. FREE programme and tour worth £4.95) into the Great British Car Journey Museum (all-day)

The same discounted rates apply today for those who might not have got around to visiting yesterday or don’t fancy the road runs.

  • 10:00 AM: Road Run to Thornbridge Brewery for a guided tour and tasting session, stopping at Thornbridge Hall for a photoshoot of members cars in the front of the Hall building.

Team up with friends or go it alone, join one of our organised runs by booking in with us on the Saturday. Today is about driving your TR and enjoying the local surroundings.

The tour will start with a scenic road run through the Chatsworth Estate, Derbyshire Dales and Peak District National Park. When we arrive at Thornbridge Hall, all drivers will have an opportunity for a photoshoot in front of the stunning building before heading on to the Thornbridge Ales Brewery.

Upon arrival at the Brewery, their Café will be open for lunch and refreshments with availability for guided tours for those who booked in with us on the Saturday. To whet your appetite, check out the Brewery by clicking here.

What's the special deal? 

Normally you would pay £16.00 + £4.95 for a programme, per person for entry – that’s a total of £20.95 each.
TR Register members will gain full access plus receive a FREE programme and a FREE guided tour (worth £4.95) for just £8. That’s a saving of £12.95.

PLUS – your museum ticket gives you discounted entry into many local attractions such as Crich Tramway Museum, Heights of Abraham and many more.

How do I book?

You don’t need to – just turn up and enjoy! No pre-booking required.

Important – bring your membership card

You must display your TR Register membership card to qualify for discounts, if you have lost yours, please have your membership number to quote on the day and we will issue you with a wristband.

How do I get there?

The Great British Car Journey is approximately 38 miles north of Staffordshire County Showground, just off the M1 and close to other links into the midlands. There are stunning roads that take you from Stafford up to the venue, especially if you go the scenic route via Ashbourne.
There are quicker ways, but see our recommended scenic route here: https://goo.gl/maps/EFoCTwRjuUbxfpoD7

Sat nav address / postcode is:
Great British Car Journey
Derwent Works
Ambergate
Derbyshire DE56 2HE

Accommodation

There is a plethora of great campsites in the area, plus a number of lovely hotels also. Or of course, if you still have your booking in the Stafford area then it's easily reachable.

Why not try:

Closest:  Hankin Fam Campsite, New Road, Alderwasley. DE56 2SQ Tel: 01773 856652

Prettiest: Farley Meadows, Bent Farm. Farley. Matlock. DE4 5LT. Tel: 07908 102657

What if my partner is not into cars?

You are just a stone throw from the attractions of Matlock, Matlock Bath, Heights of Abraham, Chatsworth House, and the Peak District.

Don’t forget, your museum ticket also includes discounted entry into other local attractions in and around Matlock, such as the Heights of Abraham and Crich Tramway Museum – all great days out for the family.

How to enter Concours D' Elegance and Pride of Ownership

Entry is FREE, but to ensure we allocate enough bays for you to get started on car preparation the moment you arrive, you MUST pre-book Concours / Pride of Ownership.

Cars must be in place by 10 AM. All competitors will be allocated a bay and prizegiving will take place at 3.30pm – all on Saturday 20th August. Concours competitors can store their cars overnight on Friday if required. They will be under cover in a secure building on site.

The regulations remain the same from the cancelled event and can be viewed here: www.triumphandmgweekend.com/concours

More about the Museum

Over 140 carefully chosen vehicles tell the story of The British Motor Industry on an interactive journey spanning the last 100 years.

Guided by an audio-visual tablet, visitors will meet the two founding fathers of the industry: Herbert Austin and William Morris whose vast manufacturing plants in the Midlands produced millions of cars which were exported all over the world. British cars heralded a global transport revolution mobilising billions of people.

Now that era has passed: cars have become as reliable and disposable as a domestic appliance and the industry has become globalised and centred in the East. China is the world’s largest car manufacturer whilst Japan leads the export race which was once a British preserve. Austin, Morris and many other British brands have long since disappeared but now they have experienced a renaissance in the Derbyshire Dales.

From the legendary Austin 7 to the magnificent Mini this is the story of engineering, enterprise, and endeavour which for a brief period saw British cars rule the road.

*Please note that the arrive and drive options for sampling some of their exhibit cars on the road will not be available during this weekend event.

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