Kennet Valley TR Group have fun in Thatcham Classic Show
Kennet Valley TR Group attended the 2019 Thatcham Family Fun Day on Sunday 30th June at Henwick Worthy Sports Field on the A4, off Henwick Lane in west Thatcham. The Family Fun Day was open from 11am until 4pm, the weather was cool with a gusty wind but good and 'chalk & cheese' compared with Saturday 29th which hit 34C. The Classic show was run by Thatcham Rotary Club.
KVG also held their 'My Pride & Joy' contest, this contest is exactly as it states, the pride & joy of owning a TR from original features and/or equipment that have been retained, special modifications for comfort speed, handling and an owner who needs to be stopped expressing the finer points of his/her car, along with mileage over the past 12 months and this year an addition of longevity of ownership.
This year to raise the profile of TR's, we also had a Public vote with slips to fill in 'The Triumph TR I would like to take home' with the vote picked able to have a ride in that car.
My Pride & Joy was won by Paul Hickmott, owner of his TR6 for 39 years and whilst not in tip top condition, is well used and has had many modifications and upgrades done by Paul, the TR6 was used as an everyday car by his wife Gill for several years and is a well respected member of the family alongside Gill's latest addition, a Mazda MX5. Mike Field came second in superb Conifer Green TR5 with one of the thickest history files I have ever seen and in third place was Graham Robertshaw's great TR4A. Paul won the coveted KVG trophy plus some polish, chamois and microfibre cloth, although I am not sure the car will see it in a hurry?
The public vote result was 1 vote x Paul's TR6, 2 votes Mike Thomas TR6, 5 votes Graham's TR4A and 8 votes a piece for Mike's TR5 and Phil's TR250 which isn't so surprising as the TR5 is supposed to be the most popular TR? The winner of the ride drawn, was Hanna Lyall who can claim her ride in Phil's TR250.
Dylan eager and ready to get going!And here is the video!
However, 6 year old Dylan Smith did come back to see if he had won with his Mum, Dad & Sister and was to his great excitement, treated to a ride around the showground in Phil's TR250, hopefully a budding TR enthusiast of the future!
There were some great cars at the show from AC Cobra through to this super Riley Sport with a great story about the owner who bought it as his first car in 1959 and is still driving it on the road and hill climbs like Prescott in his 80's, you can see him here being interviewed by local press.
A good day out with some great cars, watch out for it next June.
See you at Notcutts on the 7th July?