Kennet Valley TR Group enjoyed two super Drive it Day Events and the visit of the Jabekke TR!
As usual, Kennet Valley TR Group members actively supported this years FBHVC 'Drive it Day'. 8 car took a trip out to Bicester Heritage centre and 4 cars took a tour joining in with White Horse TR Group. The Bicester scramble is becoming evermore popular and this year was no exception at least 900 cars turned in with a TR Register stand of 20 cars from KVG and other Groups such as Nene Valley. The infamous Jabekke TR superbly restored by Glen Hewett of Protek, Wallingford, also made a visit to the stand causing great interest to classic ethusiasts and members of public alike. Glen Hewett proudly showing off his great resto of the Jabekke TR!
Crowds thronged around the ever more occupied former RAF Bicester buildings and the streets of the site were also full of parked up classic cars of all ages and pedigrees. Bicester is the UK's first park for the restoration, storage and enjoyment of vintage and classic cars, motorcycles and aeroplanes. Our home is something of a classic too: 348 acres of a historic 1920s RAF bomber station moments from the M40. We have refurbished and restored its redbrick buildings, hangars, tree-lined avenues and airfield to provide an authentic period setting for specialists, vehicle owners, enthusiasts and visitors to meet, share their passions and immerse themselves in a classic age. After lunch KVG members tour a countryside tour to Notcutts Garden centre, Oxford for some retail therapy and a welcome afternoon cream tea, watch out for the 1st Classic Car show at Notcutts 2nd July 2017, see this link for details: 1st Classic Car Show - Notcutts
Four KVG members cars joined the VOWH Group in a Drive It Day run through Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and West Berkshire. The trip was made by 4 KVG cars and 8 from VOWH. They met at Uffington White Horse and took in the sights around Avebury and Silbury Hill, passing through Marlborough (getting waves from people along the way). Lunch was at the Five Bells, Wickham followed by a look at their micro-brewery which supplies the owners two pubs with ale. All in all a very successful Drive it Day with members TR's exercising after their winter sleep on a mainly sunny day, we are all looking forward to the next one.