Kennet Valley Group Social Scene 291
With the summer and possibly good weather approaching KVG and all TR enthusiasts are looking forward to innumerable summer shows and events. The most recent being our mid-monthly on 22nd May to Weald and Downland Museum at Singleton, Chichester. With a turnout of 7 TR's with sunny weather throughout the day. Resting for lunch under the trees and enjoying the last of Maureen's birthday cake.
The car show at the Newbury Show Ground was somewhat wet and diminished in size although KVG did roll in the swell the numbers a little.
Castle Combe track day in the 12th April was a resounding success despite a very short storm early afternoon, which made driving through thunder and lightning a bit hairy. Fortunately, despite racing having to stop for one session, it soon cleared up to allow racing to continue. The event was attended by myself, Dennis Carter and Eddie Mace. Eddie sporting his latest acquisition, a TR6 built for sprint and hill climb and showing us all a clean pair of heels.
BHJ 315J persevering in the wet at Castle Combe.
Around 47 TR's turned out for the drive it day on the 24th April meeting at Bicester Heritage Centre. KVG had 8 cars in attendance and after a run back through the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside, stopped off at the Notcutts Centre for afternoon tea. A big thanks to John and Jackie for the route. And thanks also to manager Jonathon Tew for organising a display area and reserving tables for us.
The Basingstoke Festival of Transport was supported jointly by Kennet Valley, Windsor Forest and the White Horse groups. In addition they were joined by David Carter in a blue TR5 from the isle of Wight. With a turnout of around 23 cars the skies were clear and the weather warm. After sadly losing our monthly venue at the Winning Hand due to closure, KVG have finally settled into The Angel Inn which is also along the A4 Bath Road at Woolhampton, Berkshire RG7 5RT and still meeting on the first Wednesday of each month at around 7-7.30pm onwards. So please look up the new address and come along.
Basingstoke Festival of Transport.
Our next monthly meet is 1st June and we will be having My Pride and Joy night (formerly clean car night) the changes are to allow cars which may be somewhat below concourse level to have a chance to win by having an historic past or high annual mileage etc, so write down details about your car and its build history with before and after pics if relevant for the night. The judges will assess all aspects of the cars and its history.
Anyone wishing to join in with the monthly meetings at the Winning Hand, can find full details on our web-site