Red Rose Bulletin - May 2018

Red Rose Bulletin - May 2018


At last spring has finally arrived and the car season is now well under way.

It has been a very busy month at Red Rose head office - Organising Drive it day, TR Register Group Leaders meeting, TR Fest arrangements and, Gawsworth Hall car show.


Regrettably due to a prior commitment we will not be at this month's Antrobus meeting on the 13th of May. Our deputy leader is also unable to attend and Bob Eccles has unfortunately been called up the Scotland in his role as a TR Register Regional Director. As a result there will be no chair person at the meeting so we have tried to cover the majority of the new and forthcoming events in this month's bulletin. You are still welcome to attend the May meeting and we can assure you normal service will resume at the meeting on the 10th of June which will have a packed agenda including forth coming summer events, important TR fest news, TR Register International information, Summer shows and details of the Red Rose Summer run on the 15th of July.

Make a note in your diary now!

8th April Meeting at The Antrobus Arms and run to Anson Engine Museum

Our April meeting saw us return to a very different looking Antrobus Arms! It is barely recognisable after its makeover and whilst there were a few changes to our meeting and whilst the new venue is not as hoped we have spoken with the new landlord and he is keen to help us make it work for our future meetings.

We are however keen to hear from anyone who is willing to take on the role of organising an alternative venue which would offer similar facilities to the former Antrobus Arms.

In the mean time it is only reasonable that we and the new owner all work together to try and make thing works and we hope as many of you as possible will continue to come each month and support the club and the new owner of the Antrobus Arms who have made us welcome and invested a lot of money to modernise the establishment.

The post meeting Anson Engine Museum visit was kindly organised by John and Anne Thorp and I am sure that those who attended will agree that the museum is extremely interesting and well worth a visit.

Group leaders meeting 14th April

Gaydon was the perfect venue and the meeting itself was very interesting with much to talk about!

It was good to meet up with other register members and hear their views on a variety of subjects including what to do with TS2, data protection! and the future of The International Weekend. There were lots of healthy discussions and debates and I can report back that the management team are listening to our views!

Full details of presentations are available for all members to view on the TR Register Web site. Simply click on the link below, enter you log in detail and you will be taken to the group leaders meeting report.

Drive It Day 22nd April

Our Drive it Day run was a huge success! We teamed up with Stoke and Trent groups and had a brilliant day out to the Tramway Museum in Crich. We met up with Stoke on route and Trent was waiting for us when we arrived.

The museum is a hidden gem of social history and the Trams themselves have been beautifully restored. We all took advantage of the unlimited rides and most of us visited the old fashioned sweet shop and went for some refreshments in the pub and tea rooms.

It is well worth a visit and I know many members are planning a return trip.

For those who were brave enough there was then a very exciting run to The Knights Table for dinner which involved a few off piste roads and one or two fords! Some deeper than others!

40 people enjoyed a very tasty and extremely hearty roast dinner and we are planning a return visit!

I think I speak for everyone when I say that it was great to do an event with other clubs and I hope it's something we will do more of in the future.


Talking of getting together the 4th of August sees the return of TR Fest. Booking forms are now available and places are filling up fast with entries from the local TR Register Groups, Stag Owners club and TSSC booking their places already.

You have been warned get your entry forms in early!

Email for all event details and to get a booking form.

We will be asking for volunteers at the June Antrobus meeting to assist with the following

  • Event Photographer
  • Side shows
  • Parking cars at village hall in the morning and following the run
  • Tea & coffee (supervising / stocking up of supplies)
  • Meet and greet in car park
  • Bring and buy table supervisor
  • Tom-bola
  • Raffle ticket sellers
  • We had a great team of volunteers in 2016 and if you are willing to help with any of the above roles email Jonathan and Caroline at Your help makes a massive difference to the day and we do need assistance to make the event as enjoyable as it was in 2016.

    Car Fest 2018 27th – 29th July Bolesworth Estate

    After the success of last year Andrew Haywood has kindly offered to organise this year's event. There have been a limited number of entries so far from Red Rose members and as a result we will be releasing the event to all register members later this month.

    There are currently spaces available for any of the three days at a significant reduction in the entry cost compared to entry for day visitors, assuming you can get a ticket.

    If you are interested please email Andrew Haywood at for details or email Jonathan / Caroline at for an entry form.

    12th August – Red Rose August meeting at Stonyhurst Classic Car Show, Clitheroe

    August meeting will be at Stoneyhurst College classic car show which is a new event in the classic car calendar.

    Red Rose will have a dedicated display area and it is a great opportunity for some of our northern members to join us at what should be an enjoyable day at an interesting venue.

    Cars have to be on site from 10:30 and you are free to leave as and when you want. This is likely to be a popular event with the classic car community and a wide range of classic cars is anticipated to be in attendance with a number of trade stalls and the option to enter your car for judging in the concourse events.

    We need an indication of the number of cars likely to attend as we have to pre book our space. Cost for vehicle including drive and passenger is £5 and it would be greatly appreciated if anyone who would like to attend could email us as soon as possible at confirming name postal address and car registration. Tickets will be posted to all entrants prior to the event.

    Tatton car shows 2nd / 3rd June and 18th / 19th August 2018

    Booking for June Tatton classic car show is now closed however you can still book for 18th and 19th of August. For those participating there is a £1 administration fee payable on the day which includes entry for the owner's car and passengers representing a saving of £9 per person per day plus £6 parking. So why not join us and take advantage of the saving.

    Pre booking is essential email Caroline / Jonathan at for event details and booking arrangements.

    Closing date for August bookings is Sunday 30th June 2018.

    Gold Cup Oulton Park August Bank Holiday weekend

    Event and booking details are now available for The Oulton Park Gold Cup. All TR Register Members are invited to join us for the weekend and we are hoping to exceed the excellent turn out in 2017 which was attended by a large number of TR Register Groups.

    Pre booking is essential email Caroline / Jonathan at for event detail and booking arrangements.

    Closing date for bookings is Sunday 8 July 2018.

    TR Register and Red Rose Website

    If you haven't already done so all members are recommended to log into the members section of the Register Website and sign up to receive email updates. It is an excellent way to be kept up to date of all the latest news and events posted direct to your computer.

    Anyone who isn't sure how to register click on the link below for Phil Moss's excellent guide on what to do:

    The member's car section on The TR Register Red Rose website is starting to fill up and thank you to those who have sent in details of their cars. We very much want as many members as possible to send in their details. Go to the TR Register Red Rose website for details of how to enter you cars details and photos.

    E-mail Phil Moss (Red Rose Group Web Editor) at

    Forthcoming Events - May / June


  • 12 May – Glossop Classic Car Show, Manor Park Rd, Glossop SK13 7SH, Pr Booking required,
  • 13 May – Antrobus meeting – Refer to important news at top of bulletin
  • 20 May – Dearnford Lake classic car breakfast meeting 9am to 11am. Tilstock Road Whitchurch SY133JQ
  • 26 May – Weaver Wonder Classic Car Rally - Rotary Club of Crewe and Nantwich (Pre booking required)
  • 27, 28 May – Prestatyn Classic Car show and Run (Pre booking required)
  • 27, 28 May – Capesthorne Classic Car show and Run (Pre booking required) Classic Shows
  • 28 May Gawsworth Hall Youngtime car show – Classic cars manufactured between 1970 to 1990
  • June

  • 2, 3 June Tatton Park classic and performance car show – Booking closed, Places still available for August
  • 10 June – Antrobus meeting and afternoon run- Details to be confirmed
  • 17 June – Peaks and Dales Classic Car Run, Hare and Hounds Classic Car Club (Pre booking required)
  • 17 June – Trentham Gardens Classic Car Show (Pre booking required) Gemini Events
  • 22, 23, 24 June - Flywheel Festival, Bicester, Oxfordshire
  • 22, 23, 24 June - TR Register Leicestershire Group Weekend - email Tony and Ruth Richards or Andy and Jennie Holyoak -
  • 24 June - Lymm historic transport festival
  • 29 June – 1 July – Goodwood Festival of Speed
  • 29 June – 1 July - TR Register International Weekend, Lincoln

    Red Rose is changing and growing and there are lots of proposed events planned for the year ahead to suit all of our members so why not take advantage of the opportunities the group offers and come along and join us at one of our meetings or events. All members are welcome.

    Jonathan & Caroline Smith

    Please click here for the pdf version: Red-Rose-Bulletin-May-2018.pdf

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