KVG members attended the inaugural show at this popular golf club on 'Sunday Drive Day', 100+ classics of all ages attended the event where there were stalls, food & drink, live music, bouncy castle and the beautiful setting of the golf course. on 'Sunday Drive Day' a very good event to watch out for in next years calendar.
A ever popular event at RAF Benson with live flying displays and over 300 classic cars
The annual competition versus Glavon TR's was again crazy golf at The Golfing Hole Swindon which is an indoor 'crazy' golf centre, 13 Glavon and 18 KVG picked up their 'bats' and ball and attempted again to master this frustrating up to date version of this traditional seaside game.
KVG celebrated in style at Wroxton House Hotel, Wroxton, Oxon, here are some pictures of the party.
On a great August Sunday, 16 Kennet Valley TR Group cars attended the ever popular 24th West Berkshire Classic Vehicle club show at Newbury College grounds in aid of Bloodwise along with 700+ other fantastic classic cars. With a fine display of TR's alongside our friends from the local TSSC, the Triumph brand was well displayed and created great interest.
Seven Kennet Valley TR Group members exercised their TR's on the May mid monthly to the living Weald & Downland Museum, Singleton, West Sussex starting out from Nelson's Diner after a heart breakfast, a pleasant route through Hampshire and West Sussex countryside to the museum where there was a reserved parking area set out for us, then a tour of this very interesting site of how we used to live and a picnic for lunch before heading back dodging the showers. Thanks to Mark Seymour for the majority of the pictures.
The TR Register stand was well attended at the 25th Basingstoke Festival of Transport, 17 TR's and 3 Triumph Stag's amply demonstrated these great sports cars. Cars from Kennet Valley TR Group, Windsor Forest TR's, Vale of the White Horse & a member from Isle of Wight TR's displayed their very well presented TR's which as usual caused loads of interest by visitors to the Festival.
Here are pictures from our Drive it Day events April 2016. 9 members went to the Bicester Heritage Breakfast Scramble and joined up with North London, Leicester, Nene Valley, White Horse and Chiltern Groups totalling 47 TR;s on display. 2 members met up at Silbury Hill with 2 White Horse Group members, drove on to Caen Hill locks at Devizes for a wander by the canal and then on to the Atwell Wilson Motor Museum where there was a good mix of classics in the car park. Another great Drive it Day stretching the legs of our TR's after Winter, looking forward to our next event and see you there.
Well it was that time of year for our annual competition versus Glavon TR's, we tried and had not been successful at 10 pin bowling and skittles so we thought this year we'd try golf. So we mustered at The Golfing Hole Swindon which is an indoor 'crazy' golf centre, 14 Glavon and 20 KVG picked up their 'bats' and ball and attempted this frustrating up to date version of this traditional seaside game, after several counts, mis-counts, adjustments the final score was calculated, and yes you guessed it, Glavon won with an average of 58.57 versus 62.65, so it's back to the drawing board for KVG, maybe Tiddly Winks will work. Best score was young Alf (10) Glavon with a very commendable round of 48 and best endeavour was Linda Field (older than 10) KVG with a round of 82.
Seven KVG members visited Brooklands Classic Breakfast for the February Mid Monthly meeting. At 11:00, off to a briefing to be able to take our TR's up the test hill and enjoy driving them along part of the historic banked racing circuit, albeit at a much slower pace than those classic racers. Now time to see the many other attractions and museums on site, some lunch and head home!
Kennet Valley TR Group held their annual Christmas Bash at Wroxton, Oxon the weekend of the 15th - 17th January 2016, members enjoyed the fantastic hospitality of the Wroxton House Hotel, a superb dinner, good wine, great chat and dancing into the night was revelled by all. A raffle held for the Groups charity funds, raised £328.00 for Macmillan Nurse and Thames Valley Air Ambulance, many thanks everyone.
KVG member Andy Somerville, took a real showstopper to the NEC, his magnificent Fiberfab Jamaican, the Jamaican was on the TR Register stand at the recent Classic Car show at the NEC, Birmingham, this beautifully styled derivative car captured the imagination of many who stopped to admire this stunning special based on a TR4A, Andy will surely bring her along to a club night in the better weather. See the full story of the TR Register at the NEC on the HOME pages of the main website.
Sunday November 15th 2015, 4 KVG Cars, 2 WFTRs Cars and 3 KVG everyday cars and 1 WFTRS everyday car, 20 people in all, enjoyed a run to the Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, the main run was from Nelsons American Diner, Kingsclere, after having a hearty breakfast, they set out on the 25 mile run to Middle Wallop, a great museum full of information and regalia from the Royal Flying Corps to today, a nice lunch was enjoyed in the museum cafe and of course a nice catch up with WFTRs group members, a super autumn day event and it didn't even rain.
40 KVG members attended the November Club night where Alastair gave a talk on his 4 year project to build his new TR7 V8 rally car. KVG would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to Alastair for bringing the car and a very interesting and well received presentation.
On the 4th November 1970, the Butt Inn TR Group was formed which later became the Kennet Valley TR Group by Ian Avery, Bill Tognarelli and John Whitcher. Tonight the 45th anniversary of this great event was celebrated by 40 KVG members with a cake cut by long standing members Toney Dines and Richard Owen and everyone raised glass to the Kennet Valley TR Group, 45 today and many more of them!
10 KVG cars attending this ever improving and popular event at Shalbourne, the car show held in the sports field due to it's growth over the years compliments the village event at Shalbourne Manor, funds raised go towards improving the village facilities, a very good cause
26 KVG members took advantage of an invite to the open day of Xtrac Thatcham, the home of racing car gearboxes, started from a shed by Mike Endean the company is now the leading supplier of gearboxes into the racing and rally car sports. KVG wishes to say a BIG THANK YOU to Mike and all the team at Xtrac for a thoroughly interesting visit where we were made to feel most welcome.
7 KVG member attended this ever popular classic event organised by Classic & Sports Car Magazine in support of MacMillan, The organisers are pleased to confirm that the money raised on Saturday 10th October has now been counted and donated to Macmillan. The total, including gift aid comes to £1,243.75. If you would still like to donate then you can visit our JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/thatchamclassic. Thank you again for your amazing generosity!