August provided a plethora of events - Kennet Valley TR Group was kept very busy!
August is probably the busiest part of the classic car calendar and this year despite the rain was no exception, you can see from our Social Scene that we have attended many events in the area. Emrhys Barrell writes about another two events supported by KVG members.
Four KVG cars attended the Binfield Heath Flower Show, a small local event that attracted a good variety of cars, from Ferraris to Morris Minors. We provide a TR4, TR6, Stag and Corvette, which several visitors mistook for another Ferrari.
Always a great selection of classics at these local events.
The following Bank Holiday Monday we had another four cars at the Littlewick Green Show, a much bigger event, with over 200 cars.
This year ours included for the first time, KVG member Chris Coburn in his 1950s HRG. Chris actually owned this car in the 1960s, until he wrapped it round a tree, and then six years ago he located the surviving bits, courtesy of the HRG club, and has nearly finished a complete restoration, just waiting for the final paint job.
Only 241 HRGs were built between 1936 and 1956, but remarkably 225 of them remain today, possibly one of the highest survival rates of any make.
An auto jumble stall is almost as addictive as an open bonnet, and there's always a bargain to be had!?!
Many thanks to Linda Barrell for the photos of these two events.