The TR Register is sad to learn of the passing of one of our founder members, Peter Buckles who died on Christmas Day. Pete was member number 8 having joined the TR Register at the very beginning nearly 54 years ago.
Peter Alexander Buckles will be laid to rest at 14:30 (GMT) on Thursday 25th January, at Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham, HP7 0ND.
There will be a live webcast of the service on the following website:
\In early 1970, the then editor of TR Action Magazine Bob Knowles introduced Peter Buckles to Peter Cox thus creating a partnership that would not only go down in TR folklore but would also be instrumental in ensuring TRs would remain on the roads for generations to come. Pete Buckles had been joint Spares Secretary for the club alongside Pete Cox, as both had access to affordable and available TR parts. The club was growing at a fast pace and it soon became too much for both in their spare time. When Pete Cox lost his job, the opportunity to start the TR Register Spares supply as a commercial business was taken - and by June 1975 Cox and Buckles were founded and TR spares were being sold from premises in Tooting, London. As the 70s ended Cox and Buckles started remanufacturing body panels and into the eighties saw huge growth and the moving of premises to Richmond.
The incredible work of Cox and Buckles can be seen in the healthy supply of parts that TR owners still enjoy to this day. Later, Cox and Buckles were amalgamated into Moss Europe but Pete Buckles’ success continued as he replicated his tried and tested methods for remanufacturing parts for all British classics via the British Motor Heritage brand. As well as being a founder member of the TR Register, he was also a former director of the MG Car Club and retained his interest in British Motor Heritage up until his passing.
A key part of Triumph TR’s history, a founding stalwart of the TR Register Car Club and a pioneer of the British Historic Vehicle community Pete had unrivalled knowledge of part numbers and spares. His legacy has ensured that many of our favourite British classics will remain on the road with a readily available supply of parts for generations to come.
See the full Cox and Buckles Story here:
Remember his story via the video interview here: