Red Rose Bulletin - April 2022

Red Rose Bulletin - April 2022

Hello everyone

Well it finally feels like we have said goodbye to winter. The clocks have sprung forward and it is officially Spring!

Spring is funny time weather wise, one day it’s big coat and bobble hats and the next it’s tops off and sunglasses on in the TR. Whatever the weather has in store for us there is always something to look forward to.


Our March meeting clashed with the GL meeting in Gaydon so John and Anne Thorpe kindly offered to step in and chair in our absence. Unfortunately sickness struck and Martin and Lynne Hill stepped in to do the meeting and to lead the run that had been organised to Manley Mere. Numbers were a little low but l am sure all who attended still enjoyed the meeting and more importantly getting out in the cars. Thanks to all who were involved.

Normal service will resume this month along with another run out organised this time by Carole and Mike Biddulph.

Group Leaders Meeting

Following our trip to Gaydon we can report back that big changes are in the air at the TR Register so let’s hope we are all ready for them!

A five year plan has been put in place with the hope that as a car club we can continue into the future but maybe it won’t be the Register quite as we know it!

Unfortunately the AGM that was due to take place on 3rd of April was cancelled for various reasons but it has been re scheduled to take place on line.

We would urge you to join this meeting as there will be lots of information regarding the future of the Register.

Drive it Day

At this moment in time we still don’t have anything planned for Drive It Day. The few ideas that were put forward just haven’t panned out due to either cost or other car clubs already attending venues we had chosen.

We asked for suggestions in last month’s bulletin but so far we have had no response so we are in desperate need of ideas or I am afraid we won’t be doing anything for Drive It Day this year.

If anyone can think of somewhere we can go or if there’s a previous run we have done as a club that you think might be suitable please get in touch via the Red Rose email

Gawsworth Hall Classic Car Show 2nd May (bank holiday)

I have been in touch with the owner of Gawsworth and advised that Red Rose will be attending with the Gazebo and he has confirmed we will be in our usual spot. This year tickets have to be purchased in advance by ringing Gawsworth Hall. You can ring day or evening and tickets are £5 per person.

Tatton Park Classic Car Spectacular 4th- 5th June

Anyone wishing to attend Tatton this year should email Barnard Hayward and we would ask that you only ask for a ticket if you intend to go.

Over the last few years the number of ticket requests has been high but then attendance has been poor hence the fact that each year we are allocated a smaller and smaller space in an increasingly less desirable location.

If you do attend this year though you are in for a treat! In honour the Queens Platinum Jubilee the organisers have asked us to dress our stand on the Sunday with some patriotic flags and bunting.

We are also proposing to do an afternoon tea for Red Rose members in honour of the occasion.

Antrobus Car Run Sunday 12th June

We have received the following email from the organiser of this event.

We are proposing that we combine this with our monthly meeting and you are welcome to join us for all or part of the event. Please email us if you would like to go on the run so I can let them have an idea of numbers. This is always a great event and weather permitting it would be nice to get together at the end for a picnic as a group:

We have been working on plans for the 2022 Car Run. As you know it is on SUNDAY 12 JUNE.

We are trying the later start and pub lunch again this year - but with a twist! As it has proved hard to find a pub to work with for lunch and a concours on a Sunday, we have decided on a circular run, starting and ending in Antrobus.

The plan will be to register at Antrobus Village Hall between 11 to 11.15 am, collecting your printed run, leave about 11.15am and enjoy the run. You can then:

EITHER bring a picnic and enjoy it on the field by the cars and the Village Hall. There will be toilets available but no indoor facilities in the event of inclement weather

OR book a table for lunch at the Antrobus Arms direct with them. Their online booking system and sample menus are at The Arms can seat about 66 indoors and have some outside tables too. They know we will be booking and all tables are free at present. I think we will be back about 1pm. The run will as usual be about 60 miles - and we know some of you take short cuts- so you will need to judge a safe booking time!

We will have a concours judging at the Village Hall about 3pm. We will have 3 classes - Pre War, Post War and Sports Car (any age). There will be prizes........very kindly donated by some participants for the 2020 Run that never happened!

We have previously raised funds for Village projects through the Run. This year we are asking for a donation of £5 for the run (more if you want) to raise funds for PAPYRUS. This Warrington based charity ( is dedicated to suicide prevention and promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people. After the impact of the pandemic on young people this seems a worthy cause. Cash would be simplest please.

TS2 Round Britain tour 23rd-25th June

The intention is to cover the full region to provide everyone an opportunity to join in. To achieve this we are proposing to start in the South on Thursday, the middle of the region on Friday and finishing in the North on Saturday. The proposed itinerary is as follows.

Proposed itinerary

Thursday 23rd June

We will be collecting TS2 from North Wales group on the 23rd June and we are hoping to then have a venue / meeting point (possibly The Cock @ Budworth) where members can come and have the opportunity to take the car out on a short run in the local area.

Friday 24th June

It is hoped that we can arrange a run that would incorporate some of the original “1954 RAC British International Rally” which resulted in TR2’s sweeping the board with overall 1st, 2nd and 5th place finishes, winner in the Ladies class, stage winners at Blackpool and Hastings and top three places in sports car class up to 2.6lts. Not a bad result! The intention is to recreate some of the route through Lancashire with a stop off point and a second opportunity for members to take TS2 out for a short run.

If anyone can help us to track down one of original routes through Lancashire can you please get in touch.

Saturday 25th June 

We hand TS2 over to Cumbria group and the plan is to do a run to the Lakeland Motor Museum where we will make hand TS2 over and you will have a chance to look around the museum. For those who have not been before it is well worth a visit!

Coast to Coast 7th-9th October

Bob Eccles is organising this trip and if you have put your name down can you please email Bob directly for details of how to book accommodation

France trip ( date TBC)

Ann and John Thorp are moving forward with this trip and I believe a meeting has already taken place for those who are hoping to go. if you would like more details then please email

Llanachindda Farm trip 2023

All the places for this holiday are now booked but we do have a reserve list. If you would like to go on the reserve list or would like further information please email us

Request for information

I have had an email from a fellow Register member who has recently bought a TR6. He is trying to piece together the cars history and has so far drawn a blank by going down the usual routes. He’s after anything from the early 80’s when the car was in the Cheshire area. The reg is JED 45N at that time it was magenta. If anyone recognises the reg or has any information l can put you in touch with Tony.

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Upcoming Events


10th April- Red Rose meeting

24th April- Drive It Day (details to be confirmed)


2nd May- Gawsworth Classic Car Show Red Rose stand ( pre booking required)

7th May – Fellsman Regulation Run (email us for details)

14th May – Weaver Wander (pre booking required)

15th May – Red Rose Meeting


12th June – Red Rose meeting at Antrobus village car run. (see details above)

Until next month stay safe and don’t forget to post your pictures on the Facebook group of what you are up to in your TR and could be a star in next month’s bulletin!

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