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Inter-Group Event supports Stuart Turner Talk in aid of Motorsport Safety at Down Ampney Village Hall.

Inter-Group Event supports Stuart Turner Talk in aid of Motorsport Safety at Down Ampney Village Hall.

Five KVG TR's met up at the Angel, Woolhampton for coffee before setting off on an excellent summer trip to Down Ampney, we travelled through the Berkshire, Oxfordshire & Wiltshire countryside to Down Ampney despite the liquid sunshine, the route very professionally done in the 'tulip' style by John Edmonds and checked by Eddie Mace & Mike Thomas (a BIG THANKS to all of them) took us through some quiet but exciting driving leading the expectation of the event to come. Our dog Tyke, enjoyed it too watching the route over my shoulder in the rear of my 2+2 Grinnall V8 that had chauffeured Max Verstappen exactly a week before around the parade lap at the British Grand Prix. See: British Grand Prix, Silverstone

Here's the view heading up Chain Hill, Wantage, grey clouds ahead broken by Mike Fields Conifer Green TR5.

We duly arrived at Down Ampney to see a further 13 TR's & a Lotus from Glavon, Wyedean, Brunel, Cotswold Vale and a longest travelled work hard topped TR3A from Devon Group to attend this special event.

We commenced by having a picnic, mainly inside the hall due to the weather but some of us braved the outside patio, I think Jeff and Tony are counting, looks like Tony is better at maths as he's got to two!! :0)!

Then after a Group photo, we all sat ready for Stuart's presentation which was very enlightening with great anecdotes of his adventures in Motorsport from participation, to media to OEM management, Stuart entertained everyone with his stories and jokes for an hour and receive a long applause and thanks.

Then it was the classic afternoon tea with scones, clotted cream, cakes all brought in from attendees and served by Glavon from the kitchen hatch, this was a super end of the day. And then it was time to head back over the Downs to Berkshire well content after the the event and afternoon tea, all to much for Tyke, who enjoyed his Dogs life and snooze on the journey back!

A VERY BIG THANKS to all and especially Jeanna & Andy from Glavon for the organisation and serving the refreshments, also toe John, Eddie & Mike for the KVG run and to everyone who paid for the event which raised £300.00 for the Motorsport charity of choice by Stuart, and of course to Stuart for his time and attendance. Additional funds for the refreshments raised a further £140.00 for the TS2 restoration fund.

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