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Red Rose Bulletin - October 2019

Red Rose Bulletin - October 2019

August / September Review

Hello everyone!

Well summer maybe over but the last few months have been pretty busy here at Red Rose.

The August meeting was relatively quiet due to many of our members being on holiday but Sian and Richard Chandler very kindly organised a run to the Bluebell Nursery which was enjoyed by all who attended.

The International this year was in Stratford which was a new venue. We have had mixed reviews on its success but Red Rose were out in force and despite the wet conditions we still came away with some of the top awards from the Register. Mike and Carole Biddulph won the Pride of Ownership with their TR4 and also scooped best interior, Jonathan Smith won best non standard TR2 and Pete Napper was awarded best standard TR2.Well done to them all!

Details for next year’s IWE are still to be confirmed after the cancellation of Gaydon due to the limitations of the site. Details of the new venue and date will be announced as soon as they are available.

August bank holiday weekend was The Gold Cup at Oulton Park where we teamed up with some other groups from the Register and managed a very impressive display of TR’s with 56 turning up on the Monday!

Next year will be the Registers 50th anniversary and to celebrate each regional group has been asked to host an event and the current proposal is for the North West region to organise an event over the August Bank holiday weekend which would include the Oulton Park Gold Cup on the Bank holiday Monday and a run on the Sunday. We are interested to have feedback on this from Red Rose members. Could you please email Jonathan and Caroline with any thoughts you may have or if you would be interested in attending the event or have any suggestion for the weekend.

The end of the month saw a first for us. We attended the Bo’ness revival in our geranium long door TR2 along with a few other Red Rosers’ and their cars.

The event this year celebrated the opening of the new Jim Clark museum with a run to Duns on the Saturday where the museum is located followed by a static display on the Sunday with the TSS club which included a timeline of triumph cars. We won best TR and best Triumph in the show and Keith and Linda won best non side screen car in their black TR4A - This is a great event and well worth the long journey!

For our September meeting we teamed up with some other local groups once again for a run to TR Bitz. Craig opened up the workshop and along with Johnny and the rest of his team treated us all to a very impressive spread of food and drinks especially the scones! They offered free valuations and were on hand to answer questions on all things TR related. On behalf of all who attended we would like to thank everyone at TR Bitz for an amazing afternoon which you will be pleased to know Craig hopes to repeat again next year.

The year isn’t over yet though and we still have our annual quiz and Christmas lunch to look forward to and we are already thinking ahead to what we can do next year!

Finally I would like to end this report with a thank you and also a goodbye to our Deputy Group Leader and new member’s secretary Tim Davies.

Tim along with his wife Karen have recently moved away to be nearer family. On behalf of us all I would like to thank Tim for all his hard work at the club and to wish them both the best of luck in their new home.

We now have vacancies for both a deputy leader and a new member’s secretary we will need you support to fill these roles sooner rather than later. Email Jonathan and Caroline at if you would be interested in taking up either role.

Check out our events schedule on the TR Register Red Rose Group Web site and get in your TR and join us!

Red Rose meeting Sunday 13th October

There will be the usual banter and updates of all the forthcoming events over the next couple of months including updates on the International and the proposed trip to Scotland next year. Also weather permitting there will be a post meeting run. We will also be taking orders for this year’s Christmas Lunch which will take place at the Cock at Budworth December meeting on the 8th of December. Early booking is recommended and based on last year’s turn out it will be a full house and we will all enjoy a great lunch.

Meeting will start at the usual time, from 12 mid day.



  • 13 October – Red Rose Cock at Budworth meeting
  • 27 October – Huddersfield Auto jumble and town centre rally, Phoenix Fairs


  • 8,9,10 November – Lancaster Insurance Classic Car Show NEC Birmingham (TR Register)
  • 10 November – Red Rose Cock at Budworth meeting and Quiz
  • 24 November – Huddersfield Auto jumble, Phoenix Fairs


  • 8 December – Red Rose Cock at Budworth meeting and Christmas lunch
  • 25 December - (Wednesday) Christmas Day
  • 26 December - (Thursday) boxing day
  • 29 December – Huddersfield Auto jumble, Phoenix Fairs

There’s still a lot to look forward to this year at Red Rose and if you are thinking of attending any of the meetings, monthly runs or events we can promise you a warm welcome.

Red Rose Group

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