Meet the Team
Phil Horsley - Group Leader/Regalia/Webpages
Starting my career as an electrical apprentice, I always wanted a TR after working for the bosses son who was bought a brand new red TR6 which he gave me a lift to work in, and being the first experience of having a 'crick neck' from acceleration I was smitten. In 2000, I attended the TR International and ended up buying a 1967 TR250 (so I got that 6 cylinder power) and she is still my favourite and now fully restored a car I am really proud of, I joined the Register just after purchasing and then the committee in 2004 organising the Regalia. Since then I have acquired three Grinnall's, a TR7 V8 and a couple of TR7 restoration jobs which means I have had to rent lots of lock ups. I am very passionate about TR's and in my role want to continue the development of the KVG to give members a range of events, opportunities and social to enjoy their TR's.
Eddie Mace - Committee Member
I have been a TR owner for the last two years and have a nice TR5 and a TR7 V8. My other interests are competitive motor cycling and skiing. For twenty years I competed in the British Enduro championships. I'm am enjoying my role helping out with the KVG.
Dave Westwood -Treasurer
My wife, Sara, and I bought our TR6 when we could first afford the insurance at the age of 25, nearly 31 years ago and joined the TR Register soon after. We were active members of several Midlands TR groups before moving south to Silchester and joined KVG and have had lots of fun and made lots of friends through these groups. The car has been 'rebuilt' twice, once by us and then professionally and find the pool of technical knowledge within KVG a great help. Have also owned a TR7 and now also own a Grinnall TR7 V8 and VW Campervan - One goes very fast, the other very, very slow! Our Greatest TR adventure was driving to South of France to watch the Monaco GP.
Mike Field - Membership/Communication
A retired self-employed engineer to the dry cleaning industry, married with
three daughters, and three grandchildren, two girls and one boy. I joined the
Register in late 2000 before purchasing my first and so far only TR5 in March
2001. I have served on the KVG committee since 2003, initially helping out with
the calendar layouts, but soon taking over the position of events coordinator,
for eight years. As well as seeking and promoting events of interest, and
keeping the membership informed of these via emails and online calendars, I
have also been heavily involved in producing several newsletter formats, and
sorting and updating our membership records, during my time on the committee.
Retaining the membership part, I now serve as Membership Secretary and member
communications. Other interests include touring Europe
in our motor home, walking, computing, and genealogy research.
Karen Woolnough - Committee/Events
I will be the first to admit that I have no technical or mechanical knowledge, but enjoy the social side of the KVG. After helping to organise the KVG Christmas parties and other events over the last 5 years, I joined the committee in 2013.
John Edmonds - Committee
I joined the Register in 1989 and have been on the committee since 1995, serving as treasurer for a period. I own a 1959 yellow TR3a which was imported from a scrap yard in California, which I rebuilt and converted to RHD. My interests are driving the car rather than shows, all forms of MotorSport, and I have been a Marshal on Rallies, including Internationals, for many years.
Peter Woolnough - Committee
I have been attending events and meetings with the KVG (with my 1968 Jaguar Mk2 340) for a number of years. In 2007 I bought a 1980 TR7 and became a member of the TR Register. In 2009 I became a committee member of the KVG.
Emrhys Barrell - Committee
My TR connection goes back more years than I will admit to, when a friend and I shared the ownership of a TR3A. It was the only way we could afford a decent car, and the arrangement worked well, until one night Steve decided to try out the car's inverted flying capabilities. The resultant 100 yard upside-down slide planed off everything above the dashboard, including a slice of his scalp. Since the car was only insured third party, that was the end of that. Then seven years ago we were persuaded to join the KVG by Phil, and were looking for a Grinnall, when Linda & I saw a Stag, liked it and bought it. Since then we have enjoyed every minute of it, and the friends we have made in the KVG. We particularly like the drives in company, in the UK and abroad, and the admiring looks our cars get when we park up. As the Press Officer my job is bringing the TR and the KVG to the attention of the local newspapers and media, and helping produce the newsletter.
Stewart Highnett - Committee/Raffle
I started working life as an electrical
apprentice, working on everything electrical from heavy industrial equipment to
cars. Around 1970 I agonised over a TR6
seized fuel pump, only to discover years later as I partially restored my 6
that it was a common issue. Now busy
running an industrial electrical and control panel building business and
Happily finding enough time to enjoy being a committee member in the KVG group.