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Meet the Team

Stewart Highnett - Group Leader/Regalia/Webpages

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 TR6 that it was a common issue. Now retired and have been happily finding enough time to enjoy being a committee member in the KVG group and now taking on the role as Group Leader at the 2022 Annual Members Meeting, if you've got a TR or other classic and you would like to come along and see what we get up to, do so, we'd be pleased to see you.



Phil Dryden - Committee

I spent my career as a chemical engineer, initially working in the petrochemical industry, before eventually finding my way into the steel industry. Although I enjoyed my working day job, my real passion has always been cars and motorbikes, in fact anything with an engine really. I love fixing things, so as well as the occasional business challenge, that energy has often been directed towards cars and bikes. 

Although never formally trained in the dark art of car mechanics and restoration, many years of keeping old bangers on the road on restricted budgets, sharpened my skills to the point where I can now direct that capability, energy and passion towards my hobby of all things to do with classic cars and bikes. 

Over the years I’ve completed a number of restoration projects and having now retired, as well as tinkering with my toys, I try to find time to enjoy more aspects of what the classic car movement offers, as well as trying to find ways of giving something back. I joined the Register in 2012 when I bought my TR5 and although initially a passive member, I’ve got more involved in recent years, resulting in me joining the KVG committee in 2021.

Phil Horsley - Committee 

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.

Kennet Valley Group

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