TR Action London Group report for issue 316
Steve Bamforth reports: “London Group has been busy enjoying the summer weather since our last report.
We started the month with a very enjoyable day out at the Hanworth Classic at Bushy Park – fast becoming a local favourite and growing in numbers every year. We had fourteen TRs (plus a member’s Jag) and there was a varied collection of other classics to enjoy, including an 1899 steam car and a Penny Farthing, plus some jive dancing! The event was all in aid of charity and £25,030 was raised for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices – a great outcome.
We have also had the usual club nights, with members taking advantage of the weather to turn out with their cars and it has been great to welcome a number of new members along.
Finally, fifteen assorted TRs from our group assembled at Brooklands in late July, on the hottest day of the year, for a photoshoot to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the TR6 and our group’s 50th anniversary next year. We had a professional film company Etio Ltd. there as a favour to our social secretary, David Boucher, who filmed our cars on the start straight, along the banking and at the Concorde. Wayne Scott came along to take a look at what we were trying to achieve and help out with his Land Rover Discovery for the action shots along the banking. The shoot finished with six TR6s arrayed under the Concorde (as the photo), which also celebrates 50 years this year since its’ inaugural flight. A great day was had by all despite the temperature, and our thanks go to Etio for their time, and Brooklands, Moss Europe and the TR Register for their help in the project. All in all, a great piece of organisation by David.
Looking ahead, by the time you read this we will have also been to the Goodwood Breakfast Club Classic Car Sunday, the Cranleigh Classic Car Show and the IWE (of course!), with the Kempton Classic Car Show at Kempton Steam Museum planned for 22nd September.
Finally, anyone is most welcome to join us for a noggin and a natter at one of our regular club nights. You can generally find us on the third Thursday of every month at the Star Inn Malden Rushett or on the first Thursday of the month at different locations (more often than not the Rose of York in Richmond). Please keep an eye on your emails or on the web site http://www.tr-register.co.uk/group/london for details of these and other events - both club nights now start from about 8:30pm.”