Red Rose Bulletin - June 2020

Red Rose Bulletin - June 2020


Life In Lock Down Month three!!

Well the Red Rose bulletin is not quite as easy to write as it was before this new kind of normal that we all find ourselves living in. Hopefully you and your loved ones are all safe and well and enjoying the sunshine.

We would normally have been well into the car season by now and taking advantage of the lovely weather by getting out and about in our cars.

As it is the weeks are flying by and there is a long list of events we didn’t get to do. However here at Red Rose we don’t let a lockdown defeat us!

Thank you to everyone who has been posting pictures on the Facebook group.

We have all certainly been keeping ourselves busy working on our cars and houses

Some projects have been bigger than others! David Bailey now has a very impressive new garage for his cars which has prompted much discussion on the Facebook page.

The parcel delivery drivers have also been busy delivering all those car parts and we should have a very impressive array of TR’s on the road after this with no failures to proceed in contention for this year’s broken spanner award!

Some of us have been trying new skills!

Jonathan tried his hand at dog grooming and I have been brushing up on my baking and learning to touch type! All I will say is we were very glad to see the dog groomer, and I don’t think I will be winning any prizes for speed typing! However our waistlines are proof that the baking is at least edible!

What new skill have you learnt during lockdown? Let us know with photos please! and we can do a feature in next month’s bulletin

We have had a suggestion from a member about having a zoom meeting!

If we have enough interest this is something we could do on the date our next meeting would be due. It would be great to see all your faces and your dodgy hair! I am now sporting a side fringe and some very impressive roots!


We had lots of cars out their drives for The National Stay at Home Motor show on May 3rd and on VE day when we should have been at Gawsworth Hall there were lots of cars and some very impressive afternoon teas on display!


Our very own Tracie Bailey has been working hard on a number of projects to help her community and this one made it into the local paper!

A WINSFORD mum has created a tree of hope in her garden.

Mum-of-two Tracie Bailey is inviting people who pass by to add anything colourful to thank all the key workers who are supporting the community during the pandemic. "I crocheted a rainbow and people started adding little bits," said Tracie, a keen sewer, who is making scrubs and mask extenders to protect frontline staff.

"I've brought my sewing machine into the lounge. It's better than just sitting watching the TV."

Her friend Sharon O’Brien said: "Tracie has decorated a tree in her garden for people to look at whilst out on their daily walk whilst Covid-19 lockdown is on.

"People love it and have been adding their own decorations."


Although we can’t actually go out in our cars at the moment everyone seems to have been very busy working on them and you have all been posting pictures of your projects and car related purchases on the Red Rose Facebook page.

Here are some of our favourite ones for May

TR4 on Werneth Low Provided by Peter Fenlon who sold the car in 2013 after completing a high quality restoration. Car now lives with Keith and Linda Lewin who use the car regularly for club events and trips to Europe.

Carole Biddulph at the end of her drive with ‘Brenda’ their much loved TR4A on Classics for Carers Day Stay At Home Car Show.

TR6 BIG FOOT 4 x 4 Provided by Tim Davies.

TR4 Covid run attire.

The Rolfe’s enjoying a well deserved run in their TR3A.

Future Events

Sadly as you will be aware all of our planned events for June/July have been cancelled or postponed (Refer to updated events schedule below)

TR International Weekend 2020 / 2021

It has recently been confirmed that this year’s International event has now been cancelled.

A venue and dates have yet to be confirmed although Alan and Wayne were seen recently at Rutland agricultural showground whilst scouting for 2020 venues. This will no doubt provoke much speculation on the forum.

Oulton Park 50th Anniversary Weekend 30/31st August

I am sure many of you are wondering about whether or not this event will be going ahead.

We are monitoring the situation and have contacted the Portal Hotel for an update and we are waiting on a response from them, but at this point in time we are still hopeful that the event can be held in some form and as soon as we have any news we will be in touch.

NEW DATES: 50 Years of the TR Register Celebration Day at British Motor Museum, Gaydon.

This event has now been re-scheduled for the 6th September 2020. All previous bookings and registrations will be transferred to the new date. If you cannot make this new dates, you can cancel your attendance from within your "My Events" tab in the members area.

Held alongside the National BMC & British Leyland Show and the Metro and Mini Show, this event will celebrate 50 years of the TR Register and 40 years since the closure of BL Motorsport's Abingdon operation, so there will be a huge variety of other cars on display!

  • Free entry to the Museum for up to 2 people arriving in a display TR
  • Special display and presentation on 50 years of the TR Register
  • Awards for TRs
  • On-site catering or bring a picnic
  • FREE Tea, Coffee and Biscuits for TR Register members.

Pre - registration deadline is 1st September 2020 and is essential to qualify for your free admission. Log in to your members account and fill out the event registration form below.

Please note: Passes to this event are given on the understanding that we will be providing display cars for the museum for the day. Therefore, members arriving in a non-TR or not displaying will be charged full price at the gate regardless of pre-booking status.

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

This is a new event and will be held on the 18th October with lunch followed by a private screening of “The World’s Fastest Indian” at the Woolton Picture House, Woolton Village Liverpool.

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

End Of Year Run

We are very much hoping that we will be able to have a run towards the end of the year and any suggestions would be most welcome.


2020 is not looking like it will have many car events in so we all need to look ahead to next year more than ever and start making plans!

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 You all have plenty of time to come up with ideas so get your thinking caps on!

We will be back next month with another bulletin and in the mean time STAY ALERT AND STAY SAFE!


  • 6th and 7th - June Tatton Park classic and performance car show – Cancelled and currently rescheduled as joint show on the 15, 16th August combined with Classic and Passion for Power show – Status of Red Rose Stand to be announce in coming month
  • 12 -14th June – TR Register Derbyshire - Cancelled
  • 14th June Big Boys Breakfast – Cancelled until 2021
  • 14th June – Red Rose Cock at Budworth meeting Cancelled pending status of UK Gov guidance for June


  • 3,4,5th July Aysgarth Weekend – Cancelled until 2021
  • 5th July – Lydiate Classic Car Show Cancelled until 2021
  • 5th July – Leighton Hall, Classic Car Show, Carnforth (pre booking required) Mark Woodward Events - Re scheduled for Sunday 9h August – See Mark Woodward Event web site for details
  • 9-12th July – Goodwood Festival of Speed Cancelled with revised date TBC
  • 12th July – Red Rose Cock at Budworth meeting and afternoon run – Details to be confirmed pending status of UK Gov guidance for July
  • 12th July – BMC, British Leyland and TR Register 50th event at National Motor Museum Gaydon – Pre booking required – Reschedule for 5t September refer to TR Register web site for latest details
  • 19th July – Wirral Historic Vehicle Rally, - Currently on pending status of UK Gov guidance for July

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