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Red Rose Bulletin - March 2020

Red Rose Bulletin - March 2020


Well it’s certainly been a bit of a wet and windy start to 2020 but hopefully the storms are now behind us. There is finally a feel of spring in the air and it’s time to think about getting out your TR. Many Red Rose members have been working away on their cars over the winter months and we look forward to seeing them in all their glory very soon.

First some very important news and booking information re the North West 50th Anniversary celebrations


As you will be aware the TR Register is celebrating its 50th birthday this year and regional groups, Red Rose, Stoke, Shropshire, Cumbria and North Wales, have been asked to get together and plan an event. Our regional director Bob Eccles has tasked Red Rose with organising the venue for the joint event.

The North West celebrations will take place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, 29th to 31st August, and will incorporate the Oulton Park Gold Cup.

The event will be centred around the MacDonald Portal Golf Hotel, Cobblers Cross Lane Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0DJ. This 4* hotel has a golf course and gym as well as a spa and swimming pool. hotels/north-england/chester/ macdonald-portal-hotel-golf- spa

Plans for the weekend are ongoing but include a group meet up for lunch and run on the Sunday afternoon, complimentary tickets for the Oulton Park Gold Cup weekend for car and driver, group dinner Sunday evening with entertainment / music and prizes, TR Register Stand at the Gold Cup on Monday with alternatives options for those who may not want to attend the Gold Cup.

We have secured a rate of £169.00 for the Sunday night (30th August), DB&B for two people at The Portal Hotel Golf and Spa which is only a few miles from the track.

All the bedrooms are away from the function rooms and those on the upper floors have lift access. All the rooms have a king sized bed with a bath and shower.

For those who may want to attend the event but do not want to stay at the hotel we have agreed a rate of £25 per head for the evening dinner and complimentary tickets for car and driver for the Gold Cup weekend will be available to all TR Register members.

Alternative accommodation is also available including camping – email if you would like to confirm your place for evening meal only or if you would like details of alternative accommodation.

There are lots of options for everyone to take part and join us so why not give it a go and come along and join us on Sunday afternoon or for the evening meal or just join us at the Gold Cup.

If you would like to book a room at the hotel please ring Portal Hotel Golf and Spa on 0344 879 9082 Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm Press 1 for bookings and 3 for group bookings, ask for Alice or Chloe then ask to book in for The TR Register Event. You will need to pay a £50 deposit to secure your room with the balance due on check out.

60% of the 30 room allocation have been taken in the first five days and we would advise booking sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment as we cannot guarantee availability of rooms after the 31st March.

February Events meeting

Our February events meeting proved very popular once again with every chair and table full!

Jonathan gave us a run down on what’s in store for us at Red Rose over the coming year and it promises to be another busy one with something for everyone including some new and exciting events to look forward to. Be sure to read on till the end of the bulletin to find out more!

Details of all upcoming events will be posted on our Facebook page and also on the TR Register Red Rose website but if there is anything you would like us to add then email us at and if you would like to join us at any of our events or meetings you will be made very welcome!

Red Rose Photograph Competition – 15th March Meeting

The photo competition has been a big success over the last few years and voting for this year’s photographs will take place at the 15th March Cock at Budworth meeting.

The closing date for entries was March 1st to allow for printing in advance of the 15th March meeting. Entries received after this date cannot be guaranteed a place in the competition

Entrants are limited to two photos each (4 max for couples) and these should be in an electronic format with quality / file size as high as possible. The top thirteen photos, voted for at the March meeting will be posted on the face book page each month and may feature in a possible, Red Rose 2021 calendar

Please provide details of when and where the photo was taken along with a suitable caption. Email your photo’s to

2020 Events summary

Cock @ Budworth Monthly Runs

We now have a willing band of volunteers to do our monthly post meeting runs. All details will be posted in advance of the day on facebook and website pages

19th April - David and Tracie Bailey (details TBC)

17th May - John and Jane Leleu (The Secret Bunker)

14th June - Big Boys Breakfast and pre meeting run (departing Antrobus village hall)

12th July - Dave and Sue Roberts (details TBC)

9th August - Anne and John Thorpe (Chestnut Cafe TBC)

13th September- Jonathan and Caroline Smith (Jodrell Bank? details TBC)

11th October – Jonathan and Caroline Smith (Tabley House)

April fools day run – Wednesday 1st April

This is a new run and Martin and Lynn Hill will be taking those that would like to join them to the new Oil Can Cafe.

Drive it day 26th April

This year’s Drive it Day run will be to the Severn valley Railway - More details will be announced nearer the date but if you would like to register your interest email Jonathan / Caroline at with your name and contact details.

Gawsworth Hall Classic Car Show 8th May

After last year’s success winning best club stand we are once again having a Red Rose stand at Gawsworth. This year it coincides with the VE Day celebrations and it is also Gawsworth’s birthday celebration. If you would like to join us please email Jonathan/Caroline at with your car model and registration.

The show has long been one of the North West’s most popular shows attracting an eclectic mix of classic cars and is a great opener to the season. The event takes place from 10:30 to 4:30 and you are free to come and go as you please. Entrance fee is £5 per person and is payable on the day at the gate.

Tatton show 6th and 7th June

Unlike previous years places will be limited for the June event and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. It is strongly advised that you secure your place as soon as possible - Details are below. Due to the limited number of places available it would be appreciated if all entrants could request tickets solely for the days they will be attending.

There will be a charge of £1 per entry per event to cover postage which can be paid at Red Rose Monthly meetings or at the event

To secure you place you will need to email Bernard Hayward – with the following details. Please book early to avoid disappointment, closing date for bookings is Sunday 21st April 2019

  • Name
  • Current Address
  • Days attending e.g. Saturday, Sunday or both days
  • TR model and year
  • Car Registration
  • Are you camping – Yes / No

Summer Run 28th June

Richard and Sian chandler are organising this year’s summer run - More details will be announced nearer the date but if you would like to register your interest email Jonathan / Caroline at with your name and contact details.

Red Rose Scotland Trip - September

All places for this trip are now fully booked.


Mike and Carole Biddulph are organising this year’s Autumn Leaves run - More details will be announced nearer the date but if you would like to register your interest email Jonathan / Caroline at with your name and contact details.

Red Rose Private Cinema Screening – The World’s Fastest Indian, Sunday 18th October

This is a new event and will be held on the 18 October with lunch flowed by private screening of The Wolds Fastest Indian and the Woolton Picture House, Woolton Village Liverpool.

Email Jonathan / Caroline at with your name and contact details to book your place.


We are already looking ahead to next year and suggestions so far include a holiday to France, A weekend in Wales with a visit to Portmeirion and the ever popular Coast to Coast. If you have anything you would like us to look into doing in 2021 please email us at

Red Rose Facebook Group

Thank you to those who joined the Red Rose Facebook group in 2019. We now have 128 members.

Why not join? We will be announcing event details and updates through the year on the facebook page and all TR Register members are encouraged to join and share details of their cars and events they have attended. We will be running the face book draw again next year and to ensure you are eligible for a place you need to place a posting on the face book page in 2020.


  • 15th March – Red Rose Cock at Budworth meeting and Photograph Competition - email for details ALL PHOTOGRAPHS ARE TO BE EMAILED TO BY 1ST MARCH
  • 15th March – Huddersfield Auto jumble, Phoenix Fairs
  • 27th – 29th March – Practical Classics Restoration Show - NEC Birmingham (TR Register)


  • 1st April – April Fool’s day mid week run to the new Oil Can Cafe, Martin and Lynn Hill - email for details
  • 19th April – Red Rose Cock at Budworth meeting and afternoon run – David and Tracie Bailey - email for details
  • 26th April – Red Rose Drive it day - Run to Severn Valley Railway – email for details
  • 26th April – Alderford Lake , Whitchurch, Breakfast meet 9am – 11:30am

There’s 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.

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