May 2019 Newsletter
Welcome to the May issue of our newsletter. There are some great runs coming up and I'm sure there is something for everyone to take part in. I've changed the order of this edition to highlight some of the events on the way and following up with reports on recent events.
I hope to see some of you out and about soon.
Adrian - Group Leader
Events coming up ………
May 12th– Tour of Lincs 100
I know there are a few TR Linc'ers booked on this run starting at Pennells Garden Centre at Lincoln. Sadly the limit of 100 cars has been reached but if you were unable to get on the run this year make sure you get on next year as they are well organised and all proceeds are in aid of charity. I'll be looking out for you on Sunday.
May 19th– TR6@50 Picnic at Wroxall Abbey
This month sees the 50 thanniversary of the launch of the TR6 in 1969. To celebrate the event the TR Register has teamed up with the pre-1940 Triumph Club to celebrate this event with a picnic and hog roast at Wroxall Abbey just to the north of Warwick. Full details of the event are available HERE.
The East Midlands group are meeting up at the Moto Donington Services at the junction of the M1 (J24) and the A453. Full details of the site are HERE.
The plan is to leave Donington Services at about 10.00am for a leisurely drive down to Wroxall Abbey. Don't forget to bring a picnic or get there early for the hog roast. All Triumphs are welcome especially TR6s. Looking forward to seeing you at Donington or Wroxall Abbey for those going directly there.
If you would like a commemorative rally plaque then they are available from the TR Shop HERE.
May 20 th– Group Meeting, Ingham
Our regular monthly meeting will be held as normal at the Black Horse, Ingham as normal at 8pm. Thank you to all that have responded to the location and venue survey I sent out last month. To date we have received 30 responses out of the 81 sent out. The responses have been very interesting and constructive. I will leave the survey open for another week and then collate the responses and feedback the results to you. If you haven't completed it yet you can complete it by clicking HERE.
June 2 ndto 7th– TR Lincs Tour of Suffolk
We have 12 TR Lincs cars heading south for our 2019 tour to the county of Suffolk made famous by John Constable's paintings. We are meeting up with our sister group Abbot and Stour for an evening meal and more. More details will be sent to all of you booked up in the next week or so with final details of the route down and rendezvous points.
June 9 th– Spalding and East Elloe Classic Run
The 22 nd Annual Classic Car Runwill start from Waterside Garden Centre, King Street, Baston, PE6 9NY and take a circuitous route through pleasant Lincolnshire, Rutland and Leicestershire countryside and villages, passing places of interest, using mainly rural roads, to finish at the historic and magnificent Burghley House, Stamford. There is still time to take part but only until the 9thof May, so be quick! Full details and entry form can downloaded from HERE.
June 23 rd– TR Lincs Bomber Run
Join our local run commemorating Bomber Command based in Lincolnshire. Our run will take in a number of former and current RAF airfields in the county before ending up at the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln. Here we will be given a free guided tour of the grounds and main memorial site with a chance to visit the interactive museum housed in the main building. The day will finish with refreshments. More details will be published nearer the date, but in the meantime pop it in your diary.
February 22nd, 2020 – TR Lincs Annual Dinner
Here's an early date for your 2020 diary. Our annual dinner will be held once again at the very popular Washingborough Hall Hotel, Lincoln on Saturday 22nd February, 2020. We have a number of rooms reserved should anyone wish to stay over following the festivities. Put a place holder in your diary now and further details will be sent later in the year.
Round up of previous events......
Visit to Witham Oils, Lincoln
Our first official trip of 2019 saw 17 members visit the Lincoln facility of Witham Oils. The evening tour was kicked off by a very entertaining talk by the grandson of the founder Nigel Bottom CEO and assisted by the Richard Scarborough. Nigel talked through the history of the company founded on Brayford Wharf, hence the name Witham, back in 1921 ending up today with a business supplying over 5 million litres of oil annually throughout the world. The talk was followed by a tour of the factory following the journey of oil from delivery of the raw product, through testing and finally packaging. Nigel also reminded us of the range of classic oils that would suit our cars and is to launch shortly an on-line lubrication finder for all classic cars. On the whole a very informative visit and if you do go and buy some oil from the counter at Outer Circle Road don't forget to mention TR Lincs.
County Wheels Day, Revesby
Sunday 28th April saw the 5th running of the Lincolnshire County Wheels Day at the new venue of Revesby, Lincolnshire. This event, which coincides with the annual Drive It™ Day, is always popular and sees many classics out for the first time in the new season. As with any new venue there are some learning points but despite the less than ideal weather there were over 280 classics entered and everyone who attended had a great time. Look out for next years event which promises to be even better.
Here are some interesting tail-end charlies that you may or may not have seen before.
Setting up TR Injection Units
If you fancy a go at setting up your injectors then this is the guide for you. Download the article by clicking HERE.
The Story of the TR Video
If you've wondered how the TR came about then this 20 minute video will reveal all.