Vale of the White Horse Group: April club meeting and Drive it Day
With the lighter evenings and the promise of warmer weather, April's club meet saw a good turnout of eight, nicely polished TRs. And just to make us feel the joys of spring even more, Chris bought out his MGB Roadster, which he drives to help spur him along with his TR4 rebuild. It serves us all as a useful reminder of what can happen if our TR is off the road.
After the traditional round of tyre kicking, we retired inside to enjoy the convivial atmosphere with TR friends. There was the usual mix of TR and non-TR chat, but our main focus was upcoming events, with late April and early May being a typically busy time.
Drive it Day is one of the first big events of the classics calendar, so plans for 24 April were much in discussion.
Robert, Shaun, Darren and their partners headed for an organised event at the Bicester Heritage Centre, where they met members from Kennet Valley, Leicester, and Chiltern groups. There were around 50 TR Register TRs on show, along with a whole host of other fabulous classics. After lunch, VOWH members took a run through the Oxfordshire countryside to meet with Kennet Valley members at Nuneham Courtenay for tea and cakes. Our thanks to Kennet Valley GL Phil Horsley for organising this.
Keen to promote TR ownership far and wide, other members of the VOWH and Kennet Valley groups (the rebels) headed into deepest, darkest Wiltshire, meeting at Silbury Hill and stopping off at Caen Hill Locks and the Atwell Wilson Motor Museum.
In other group news, GL Robert Longstaff has been busy refitting his TR's gearbox and rewiring, not to mention adding a roll bar and fixing the passenger door handle, all while Deputy GL Darren Cummings has been enjoying himself at the TR Register Castle Combe track day, which he highly recommends to anyone who hasn't yet given it a go.
Our next club meeting will be at the Horse and Jockey, Stanford in the Vale, SN7 8NN, on Wednesday 18 May, at 7.30. Please come and join us for lots of TR and non-TR chat, some good ale and perhaps a bite to eat too. No matter if you currently own a TR or not, you and anyone who you wish to bring along will be most welcome.
Darren Cummings (Contact Trr.firstname.lastname@example.org) TR Register: Vale of the White Horse Group Deputy Group Leader/Webpage manager