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With the current coronavirus situation all Chiltern Group meeting and events are cancelled for the foreseeable future.

We will get back together just as soon as we can, in the meantime, keep safe.

 
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28th July 2020

Dear Friends

I hope that you remain safe and well and in good spirits (!)

Following the enjoyable meeting of last Wednesday at The Clifden Arms, our first since the lockdown began, we have been planning our next get-together, which will be the rescheduled BBQ event at The Peacock at Henton, which we were not able to hold at the beginning of July.

This will be on Wednesday 5th August at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH

Please note that this will be an outdoor event and will not be the normal style of meeting that we have at The Peacock (i.e. there will not be a PowerPoint presentation etc.).

Process -

a)       Arrive from 6pm.

b)      BBQ food will be served from 7pm on the patio area at the far end of the car park on the right.

c)       Menu attached. Choose some or all from the list on the night. Priced at only £10 per head (which includes the recently announced government discount !) and payable in person on the night.

d)      There will be sufficient tables, with the layout and spacing that will respect the safe social distancing guidance.

e)      Drinks from the bar inside (observing the marked one-way system and with sanitising stations along the way), or from the waiting staff.

f)        I don’t need to know your menu choices in advance but I do need to know numbers, so if you want to be there, please let me know asap, if you can by the weekend, that would be appreciated. This is important both for planning space and food and to meet the any possible requirement for tracing.

g)       If you have any special dietary requirements and the food on the menu does not suit your needs, please let me know asap.

 We have checked the weather forecast and it will be dry and reasonably warm, about 20C (so you may need a jacket or something).

 If you have any questions or concerns, please call.

 See you there.

 

Sunday 16th August is the Stonor Breakfast Club meeting at Stonor Park, near Henley-on-Thames, RG9 6HF, with bacon rolls and coffee being served from 9.30am. See https://stonor.digitickets.co.uk/category/28474 to book the necessary advanced tickets.

“To qualify to bring a participating car you must bring either a supercar (a TR – Ed), sport cars or GT, classic or modern. Tickets for participating cars cost £10 per car.  This includes entry for everyone in the car."

That’s all for now, stay safe.

Peter

(Ps please note that the government discount scheme, 50% off restaurant food, will be available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at The Peacock through August).

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk  
01844 273624 and 07860 75893


14th July 2020

Dear Friends

(long message)

Many of you will have seen the confirmation that the Kop Hill Climb has had to be cancelled for this year. No real surprise but very disappointing for all, especially the 300 or so volunteers without whom the event could never take place.

One of the messages I received from the organisers suggest that an alternative, low key event, may be possible -

“It’s not the Hill climb we all know and love but it involves the hill and should be a great day out for you, any passengers you take, your car or bike and most importantly, for all the charities who rely on our support.

Local charities do not have deep pockets, they have taken a massive hit on their ability to help with the less fortunate in our community, this way we can help them in their year of need.

Numbers to this revised event may well have to be limited, we await details from the powers that control all road-based events. Obviously, those who have entered and already paid will get priority, particularly those who were kind enough to insist that we used their entrance fee for charity, whether we went ahead or not”.

Watch this space for further announcements.

Another event to fall off the calendar is Classic on the Crick at Naphill -

“Classics on the Crick, 30th August 2020 - Now Cancelled

Due to the current situation is still not possible to hold a mass public event and consequently we have been forced to cancel year's event.”

But they too have a scheme to raise funds, in this case for the Air Am bulance –

“Whilst it is no real substitute, due to a number of classic car and vehicle shows being postponed or cancelled during lockdown, a Thames Valley Air Ambulance supporter is running a fantastic Classic Vehicle Photo Competition.

It provides a perfect opportunity to show off your prized classic vehicle along with the chance of winning a luxury hamper! The competition is open until 20th September and all of the entry details can be found at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chilternvintagetractor Good luck!’

If perhaps you would just prefer to donate directly to the Thames Valley Air Ambulance, simply click on the red box below. Every £10 helps.”
 

Now, to Chiltern Group events. As you know, we are hoping to hold a gathering at The Clifden Arms while respecting the current guidelines and advice. To this end Aidan has been working with the management at the pub to make this happen while keeping everyone safe. Please read his message below which outlines the process -

“Hi Peter,

As discussed earlier, I’ve visited the Clifden Arms at Worminghall today and confirmed our booking for a get together on Wednesday evening 22nd July.

With their large garden, I was pleased with what I saw in relation to the arrangements that they have put in place and the space that is there and I would confirm the following key points:

a)     a) The Clifden Arms at Worminghall (Postcode HP18 9JR and just under 6 miles north west of Thame) still has its large car park, with an overflow area on grass if we need it.

b)     b)  On arrival, we only have to enter our name and contact number in their book.

c)     c)  I have said that we would arrive from around 6pm onwards.

d)     d) They have a number of well-spaced outdoor tables and with the weather set fair for the next couple of weeks, I would envisage us sitting and eating outdoors. There will be some indoor tables available by then if required.

e)       e) They will reserve a number of the outdoor tables for us and will rope off the area for us.

f)        f) There is good signage re distancing etc and hand sanitising stations and they seem to be very well prepared.

g)      g) They now also have an outdoor bar, which will be very useful for us when sat outdoors.

h)      h) The menu will be a little limited – they are still in “start-up” mode at present - but it will be more than sufficient for us.   

i)       i)  The Clifden Arms’ website is at www.theclifdenarms.co.uk and its contact number is 01844-338090.

If you would send out a note to everyone and then ask them to let you know if they are intending to join us, I can always ask the Clifden Arms to reserve some more tables and rope off a larger area for us if necessary.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Aidan”

Our thanks to Aidan for his time and effort and please do let me know if you intend to be there, for the necessary table and space planning.

Finally, for now, there will be a Virtual Pub Meeting at your place. Join us if you can at 20h00 on Wednesday 15th July for a chat and a few beers (or something).

Everybody welcome.

Join Zoom Meeting -

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82354825945?pwd=MGRyZEVIWldLc0hBVE9zMzZQZVBSUT09

Meeting ID: 823 5482 5945

Password: 579413

That’s all for now, over and out.

Keep safe.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk  
01844 273624 and 07860 75893


10th July 2020

Dear Friends

I trust you have all been keeping fit and well.

Anyone for cocktails this evening ??

See message from Graham Higgins below -

 

"Hi one and all! Just a reminder that cocktail hour is back tonight at 7:30pm

Oracle Zoom Conference Details:

Invitation from: Graham Higgins

Topic: Chiltern TR Cocktail Club

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Single click URL to join Zoom: https://oracle.zoom.us/j/95744094595?pwd=QXF6VFpBakNBazJFbVNPRm1aUGw5Zz09   

Meeting ID: 957 4409 4595

Password: 33938980"

See you there. Bring a bottle <G>

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register – Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01844 273 264 and 07860 758 935


30th June 2020

Dear Friends

I had long talk yesterday with Martin Roberts who owns The Peacock. He had spent most of the weekend reading and trying to understand the many details of the new regulations that come into effect on July 4th and which would apparently allow him to reopen. He has reluctantly come to the conclusion that despite the exciting headlines offered by Boris and his gang, it would not be possible to safely hold the event we had planned for Wednesday 8th July and comply with the details of ‘the law’. Although we were confident that we would indeed keep people safe, non-compliance would leave Martin and his business (and apparently myself) open to sanctions. The regulations are due to be reviewed again in three weeks so I have suggested we postpone the BBQ until Wednesday 5th August meeting when, perhaps, the situation will have changed for the better and common sense will prevail. In the mean time I will be talking with Martin to try and find a safe and sensible solution.

As I write this, we have no more information about the next planned event, at The Clifden Arms in Worminghall on Wednesday 22nd July. Although the current regulations will still be in place, the layout of the buildings and gardens are different. Let’s hope the weather holds because, as far as I understand it, there can be no ‘inside option’ if it rains. As soon as we have news, I will let you know.

Tomorrow night, Wednesday 1st July, from 20h00 will be the Chiltern TR Group Virtual Pub Night. Do come and join us if you can. Bring a bottle, dress code casual, everybody welcome.

Join Zoom Meeting at -

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82614988354?pwd=UERQeXZRbUlMQm1BYmtiZTdpTE1Bdz09

Meeting ID: 826 1498 8354

Password: 156455

See you there.

Pete r

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk 
01844 273624 and 07860 75893


25th June 2020

Dear Friends

Hope you are all fit and well and enjoying the current weather.

As you know, Boris and his gang have announce a further easing of restrictions by allowing pubs and restaurants (and some other places) to re-open from July 4th. I believe the document runs to about forty pages and details how establishments will need to operate in the interests of good safely. As you know, I have been discussing with Martin Roberts, (the owner) the possibility of a meeting at The Peacock on Wednesday 8th July. He is very keen to hold a BBQ for us on the outside terrace, with a contingency plan if the weather turns against us. He will obviously have to act within the ‘law’. Here he explains what we will have to do to comply -

“Good Morning Peter

I have been looking at the rules for the first stage from 4th July.

We would need to abide with information below -

People would have to book through you giving all contact details which we have to hold.

Up to six on a table, table service only.

Pre-agreed menu plus Vegetarian or dietary needs to be known, agreed price and what the menu is.

Persons would also have to book they cannot just turn up.

The above is based outside with suitable weather, there could not be just wandering around from table to table.

Oh, and let everyone know its will be served one metre apart

What do you think, we can discuss further by phone.

Kind regards

Martin”

If you would like to be there, please let me know so that I can fulfil the requirement for contact details. I will publish a menu as soon as I have received one from Martin.

I expect that the following meeting at The Clifden Arms in Worminghall on Wednesday 22nd July will have similar arrangements. More of that anon.

 

Next, tomorrow night, Friday 26th July from 19h30 is drinkies and nibbles at the Chiltern Group Cocktail Club ! Do join us if you can by following the link below and BYO favourite tipples -

Invitation from: Graham Higgins

Topic: Chiltern TR Cocktail Club

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Single click URL to join Zoom: https://oracle.zoom.us/j/95744094595?pwd=QXF6VFpBakNBazJFbVNPRm1aUGw5Zz09

Meeting ID: 957 4409 4595

Password: 33938980

If you have any questions or concerns, please give me a call.

Stay safe, we will catch up soon.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk 
01844 273624 and 07860 75893


17th June 2020

Dear Friends 

I hope that you are all keeping safe and well.

As the restrictions are being slowly eased, we have been planning for our next actual meetings. With the necessary social distancing still being respected, pubs should reopen from 4th July (and assuming that this will be confirmed). We have arranged two real meetings in July. The first will be at The Peacock on Wednesday 8th July for an BBQ served outside on the terrace (there will also be contingency if the weather turns against us). Martin Roberts and his staff are making all the necessary arrangements for a safe meeting. The second will be Wednesday 22nd July at The Clifden Arms in Worminghall where there a large garden space with table sand chairs for al fresco dining. The management there have accepted our booking and again will be making all the necessary arrangements for a safe meeting. I will be sending out reminders and more details nearer the time. I’m really looking forward to face to face meetings again and giving the car a run !

My thanks to Aidan for his help in putting this together.

In the meantime, I would like you to join us on this coming Wednesday 17th June at 20h00 for the Chiltern TRs Virtual Pub Night.

Join Zoom Meeting -

Venue: your place, BYO beer <g>

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85604431687?pwd=OEFoTmFVMHp1djIvd0ZTOUxweXA3dz09

Meeting ID: 856 0443 1687

Password: 516088

Stay safe, the worst will be over soon.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01844 273624 and 07860 75893


10th June 2020

Dear Friends

I hope you are remaining safe and well and vigilant as the lockdown measures are beginning to be eased. Inevitable, there is not of other news but as the situation moves on we need to be thinking about the future.

As far as we know, Kop hill is still on for September 19th & 20th, so may I suggest that you go ahead and make your bookings if you haven’t already done so. Go to https://www.kophillclimb.org.uk/entrants/ and follow the links. There will be a party on the Saturday night but more of that anon.

As you know, the planned tour to Northern Spain this year had to be cancelled and the Derbyshire Dales Weekend postponed until 11th – 13th June 2021. However, despite the current uncertainty, it well worth looking ahead and at least exploring a few ideas. With this in mind, Richard Gibbs emailed me a couple of days ago with his thoughts on a possible Tour of Ireland. Thanks Rich, that’s very helpful. I have attached the note. Perhaps you will read through and let us have your comments. Also, if you have ideas for tours and events please share them. Lockdown will not last forever so we need to be positive and look forward !

As and when we are allowed out to play and socialise, we will find and outdoor venue for an actual Chiltern Meeting. In the meantime, you are all invited to The Chiltern Cocktail Party on Friday 12th June at 7.30 for drinkies and nibbles. See message below from Graham –

Hi all, here is the invite for our fortnightly cocktail hour starting next week (June 12th) at 7:30pm. See you there!

Zoom Conference Details:

 Invitation from: Graham Higgins

Topic: Chiltern TR Cocktail Club

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Single click URL to join Zoom: https://oracle.zoom.us/j/95744094595?pwd=QXF6VFpBakNBazJFbVNPRm1aUGw5Zz09

Meeting ID: 957 4409 4595

Password: 33938980

Bring your own bottle, see you there !

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk 
01844 273624 and 07860 75893


31st May 2020

Dear Friends

I hope you are remaining safe and well and vigilant as the lockdown measures are beginning to be eased. Inevitable, there is not of other news but as the situation moves on we need to be thinking about the future.

As far as we know, Kop hill is still on for September 19th & 20th, so may I suggest that you go ahead and make your bookings if you haven’t already done so. Go to https://www.kophillclimb.org.uk/entrants/ and follow the links. There will be a party on the Saturday night but more of that anon.

As you know, the planned tour to Northern Spain this year had to be cancelled and the Derbyshire Dales Weekend postponed until 11th – 13th June 2021. However, despite the current uncertainty, it well worth looking ahead and at least exploring a few ideas. With this in mind, Richard Gibbs emailed me a couple of days ago with his thoughts on a possible Tour of Ireland. Thanks Rich, that’s very helpful. I have attached the note. Perhaps you will read through and let us have your comments. Also, if you have ideas for tours and events please share them. Lockdown will not last forever so we need to be positive and look forward !

As and when we are allowed out to play and socialise, we will find and outdoor venue for an actual Chiltern Meeting. In the meantime, you are all invited to The Chiltern Cocktail Party on Friday 12th June at 7.30 for drinkies and nibbles. See message below from Graham –

Hi all, here is the invite for our fortnightly cocktail hour starting next week (June 12th) at 7:30pm. See you there!

Zoom Conference Details:

 Invitation from: Graham Higgins 

Topic: Chiltern TR Cocktail Club

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Single click URL to join Zoom: https://oracle.zoom.us/j/95744094595?pwd=QXF6VFpBakNBazJFbVNPRm1aUGw5Zz09

Meeting ID: 957 4409 4595

Password: 33938980

Bring your own bottle, see you there !

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01844 273624 and 07860 75893


21st May 2020

Dear Friends

Apologies to those people who were unable to join the Chiltern Group Virtual Pub Meeting last night. There was and error in the link that I posted although the meeting ID and password were valid. Well done to all those who did make it by signing on to Zoom using the Id and password and thanks to Mark Ockendon for entertaining us with a fun quiz. Sorry for the confusion and I hope it won’t put people off in future.

For those who would like another chat and a good laugh, why not join us for “eDrinkies” on Friday at The Chiltern Cocktail Hour !

See the invitation (guaranteed error free <G>) from Graham Higgins below.

Stay safe.

Here is the invite for Friday Evening, I would be grateful if you could forward on to the group.

For those of you who want another chance to socialise or couldn't make Wednesdays meeting, then please join us for "edrinks", "enibbles" and chat!

Oracle Zoom Conference Details:

Invitation from: Graham Higgins

Topic: Chiltern TR Cocktail Hour
Time: May 22, 2020 19:30 London

Single click URL to join Zoom: https://oracle.zoom.us/j/98878289773?pwd=N0k2MytVUUhkYnVEOGVqOGpaelIzZz09 

Meeting ID: 988 7828 9773
Password: 08452595

BR

Graham

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01844 273624 and 07860 75893


18th May 2020

Dear Friends

I hope that you are keeping safe and well.

This Wednesday evening, at 20h00, we are going to hold the second Zoom “Virtual Pub Meeting” for the comfort of your own living room. The first was a great success so we are back by popular demand.

The technology is widely used for video conferencing, particularly in the current situation and is not too difficult to follow. Below is a guide to getting started. The ‘meeting’ should last about an hour and there is no limit to the number of people who can join in, so if you haven’t tried before, why not give it a go ?

Bring your own beer, dress code is casual, PJs and slippers if you prefer but remember you will be on camera <g> !

Topic: Virtual Pub Meeting of the Chiltern TR Group

Time: May 20th,  20:00 London at your place.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74216311355?pwd=K0VHSTd2U3ZVMTJLcGw2L2lOL3pQUT09

Meeting ID: 851 0473 0075

Password: 502191

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01844 273624 and 07860 75893


7th May 2020

Dear Friends

A brief update on the Zoom meeting last night.

It seems to have gone well. We had 31 people on 20 cameras and they all seemed to enjoy it. We even had a new member that I have not met yet. The technology is impressive and worked well but still much to learn with Graham Higgin’s help (the Man from Oracle). I managed to show a very brief presentation and wound the meeting up after an hour as I didn’t want it to ramble on. Sorry if I didn’t get to chat with you individually. Really good to see everyone and we did have a good laugh. The consensus seems to be that you would like to do it again so I will arrange something appropriate in a couple of weeks’ time. So if you couldn’t make it last night, there will be other Zoom meeting opportunities. I will keep you posted.

In the meantime, enjoy the sun, stay safe and keep in touch.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01844 273624 and 07860 75893


9th April 2020

Dear Friends

Here are a couple of bits of news.

I have received a message to say that it’s business (more or less) as usual at TRGB. See attached PDF.

There is a novel initiative to support the NHS from Duncan Ricketts, the well know historic racer, with the E-type ERA and other famous machines. This may appeal to some but best check with the neighbours first. See the other attachment.

The Le Mans Classic which was due to be held 3rd – 5th July has, as expected, been postponed. The new date is in 2021. See below.

“Hi everybody

It has just been announced that the Lemans Classic 2020 has been postponed and will now take on 1st – 4th July 2021 – all bookings and monies paid will be transferred to the rearranged date – if any of you who have booked, have any queries or would like further information regarding this change please feel free to ring me on 07912295801 and I will endeavour to answer any of your queries.

For those of you who booked Ferry crossings independently please make sure you contact your Ferry Operators to check that you can transfer your bookings to the rearranged dates.

I will be keeping all of you informed of any further developments.

Regards and keep safe all of you

Angie and the Lemans Classic Team”

That’s all for now. Stay safe, keep in touch and stay at home !

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01844 273624 and 07860 75893


5tApril 2020

Dear Friends

I hope you are staying safe and well during these difficult times.

The Coronavirus outbreak is now taking hold and having an impact on every part of our lives and has touched every corner of the worldwide TR community. May I suggest that you keep referring to the  Coronavirus update page on the TR Register website that is refreshed on a daily basis with the latest information. Our own Chiltern Group website will also be updated with any event related news.

It’s great to see how well people are adapting to the conditions and making allowances, mostly with good humour. It is most important to follow the scientific advice and stay at home whenever possible. We will keep you posted on any TR developments and rest assured, there will be a big party as soon as the situation is sufficiently improved.

During these difficult times, many of our local firms are offering home deliveries, including I’m pleased to say, The Chiltern Brewery (which I have tried and can recommend) and others. I also note that a local gin distillery is not only continuing to ship supplies but also into making hand sanitiser which they have been given a license to produce. Now there’s a thought.

Martin Roberts at The Peacock, since he was obliged to close the pub, is now offering take away food orders. If you are close by give him a call on 01844 353519 to arrange something. Although his menus look similar, the pricing is lower, presumably reflecting the lack of staff required. The service is available Monday to Saturday from 6 to 9pm and on Sunday from 12 until 6.

In the near future, as and when I get my act together, I will be inviting you to join us for a ‘Virtual Pub Meeting’ from the comfort of your own living room with a beer or two (or your favourite libation). This will be via the internet (probably on Zoom) using your PC/phone/tablet. Nearer the time I will send instructions and a link to follow. This will be a learning experience for most of us, so I suggest you will need patience and your sense of humour !

In the meantime, stay in touch and keep safe.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01844 273624 and 07860 75893


20th March 2020

Dear Friends

In the current climate, and following government and other sound advice, we have decided to cancel all our regular monthly and mid monthly meetings for the foreseeable future. Also many of the planned local, national and international events for this season have already been postponed or even cancelled. As the situation is changing rapidly, I suggest that you check for the regular updates on the TR Register website at https://www.tr-register.co.uk/article/2020/03/0222/Coronavirus-guidance where you will be able to follow developments. In the meantime, if you can, stay at home, stay safe and stay in touch.

As and when things improve, we will be here and ready to resume all things TR.

With best wishes,

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01844 273624 and 07860 75893


1st March 2020

Dear Friends

I hope you have managed to keep warm, dry and safe during the recent storms. Our next meeting is this coming Wednesday evening. 4th March at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us if you can, a warm welcome guaranteed along with good food and ale.

Sunday 26th April is “Drive it Day” and will soon be here. Stuart and Ian have kindly arranged a run out for us. Stuart says -

“Meet in Wallingford then take a scenic drive to STEAM in Swindon SN2 2EY.

https://www.steam-museum.org.uk/

STEAM has agreed that we can park outside the museum entrance. We have also spoken to the on site cafe and they be able to do a group lunch sitting. For those not interested in trains ..... it is an easy walk to the Swindon Designer Outlet shopping centre next door which has 100 shops !

If you are interested in going on this year’s Drive it Day then please email me, if you have not done so already (I need a rough idea of numbers to make the necessary bookings).

Regards

Stuart

stuartgrainger69@gmail.com

Saturday 30th May is a date for your diary. The plan is to attend the Wooton Underwood village (bi-annual ) fête in the early afternoon followed by a special themed BBQ at Views Farm Barns. Family, friends and neighbours welcome. Details will follow soon but for now be sure to hold that date.

For those unable to make the Tour of Northern Spain, there will be another, rather more genteel tour, following the successful format of last year and again arranged by Charles Peers. Charles says –

“I have decided on Devon staying between Salisbury & Blandford on the way down for 2 nights at the “Castleman Hotel” Chettle 3 nights at the “Horn of Plenty” then 2 nights at the “Royal Castle Hotel” Dartmouth, followed by 2 nights at the “Spread Eagle Inn” Stourhea. I know these hotels are busy so if anyone wants to join us make haste. The date etc are as follows -

 September the Monday after Kop hill 21st & 22nd leaving 23rd Castleman Hotel Chettle Nr Blandford Dorset enquiry@castlemanhotel.co.uk

23rd, 24th, & 25th leaving 26th   Horn Of Plenty, Gullworthy, Tavistock, Devon enquiries@thehornofplentyco.uk

26th & 27th leaving on the 28th   Royal Castle Hotel, Dartmouth, Devon enquiry@royalcastle.co.uk

28th & 29th leaving on 30th   The Spread Eagle Inn Stourhead, enquiries@spreadeagleinn.com 

This is very informal, nothing arranged, anyone can join us at any point and leave when they like it is supposed to be just a relaxing period away from home with on the spot decisions and suggestions of activities if so wished. The only problem is that not only are these hotels small so get booked up quickly but also not the cheapest.

Charles Peers

01844 278200
07836 273541

These and all our other planned events and meeting can be found on our website at www.chiltern-trs.co.uk/Events.htm

Catch up with you on Wednesday.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01844 273624 and 07860 75893


1st February 2020

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this coming Wednesday evening. 5th February, at The Peacock in Henton. Do come along and join us if you can, you will be most welcome. As well as the usual fun and banter, we will be holding the ‘Annual Members’ Meeting’. This is your chance to elect (or re-elect) your representatives, the Group Leader, Deputy and Treasurer (as required by the Club rules). You will have your say on how the group is run and to raise any questions and concerns. Come and support your local group.

Sunday 9th February is the (MG and) Triumph Spares Day at Stoneleigh Park (off the B4113), Warwickshire, CV8 2LG. All the parts suppliers will be under one roof. See http://mgandtriumphsparesday.co.uk/ for details and advance ticket information. The TRR will have a stand space and will be offering tea and coffee to members.

Looking further ahead, the 9th and 10th May is the ‘Classics at Prescott’ meeting. (There is a bank holiday on the Friday, 8th May, to mark the V.E. anniversary) Many of the group went last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. We will have a club stand space again this year. Pre-booking is advisable and discounted tickets are available. Check out their website at http://www.classicsatprescott.com/ for more details or ask at the meeting.

The 12-14th June is the Derbyshire Dales Weekend (courteously of the Derbyshire Dales Group). If you want to join the large group of Chiltern members going, there may be a few places left, but you would have to act quickly by calling me now.

See our website at www.chiltern-trs.co.uk/Events.htm for a full list of meetings and events.

Catch up with you on Wednesday.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01844 273624 and 07860 75893


6th January 2020

Dear Friends

Wishing you Happy New Year !

Our next meeting will be this coming Wednesday evening, 8th January at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us if you can for a convivial evening and maybe a bite to eat too. Many of our planned meetings and events for 2020 are already on our website page at http://www.chiltern-trs.co.uk/Events.htm with more to come. It’s going to be a very busy TR season again. Come and join the fun !

 

Sunday 12th January

TR Register 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Holt Hotel, Hopcrofts Holt, OX25 5QQ

“All members are invited to join us for a day of memories and reminiscing at the venue where the TR Register Car Club started, 50 years ago.

Soup on arrival from 9 AM . The event starts at 10 AM with lunch being served from 13:30. Please check in and obtain your meal voucher from the welcome desk in the reception room. Soup will continue to be available throughout the morning.

Tickets are £10 per person, with pre-booking essential”

(if you haven’t booked already, call the office at 01235 818866 right away, Jo may still be able to fit you in).

For more details see the TRR website page at https://www.tr-register.co.uk/event/2020/01/2119/TR-Register-50th-Anniversary-Celebration

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01844 273624 and 07860 75893


9th December 2019

Dear Friends

Our last event of the year was last weekend’s Chiltern Dinner Dance at The Lambert Arms where 70+ people had a great time, being well fed and served by the very attentive staff. The dancing (there were some interesting and enthusiastic moves that I have never seen before) went through to 1am. Even the DJ said this was the best party of the year for him. The whole event was so well organised by Des Gilmore, supported by Kathy and Mike Fenton, our Treasurer. Not only was the evening very successful but came in under budget too. A good time was had by all. Very well done Des, great job !

Our next meeting with therefore be Wednesday 8th January at The Peacock in Henton. Do come and join us for the start of another year exciting TR events and adventures.

Wednesday 1st January is the traditional New Year’s Day classic vehicle event at Stony Stratford. Always a good show and well worth the visit (if you are sufficiently recovered and fit enough). If you plan to be there I suggest that you arrive as early as possible as it does get very busy. See https://vintagestony.co.uk/ for more details.

Sunday 5th January is the first Scramble Meeting of the year at Bicester Heritage. Please note that tickets will not be available at the gate and need to be booked in advance. See https://bicesterheritage.co.uk/events/ for details.

Sunday January 12th is the TRR 50Th Anniversary Event at Hopcrofts Holt Hotel, Oxon OX25 5QQ, the very venue of the first meeting all those years ago. Numbers will be limited to 400 and you will need to pre-book before 13th December, either on line via the TRR shop or by calling the office at 01235 818866.

Our events page at http://www.chiltern-trs.co.uk/Events.htm is now up to date as of today and list the shows, events and tours for the coming season. More will be added as plans develop.

That’s all from me for now except to wish you and your families a Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. I hope we catch up somewhere soon.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01844 273624 and 07860 758935


1st December 2019

Dear Friends

Our next meeting (and the last for this year) will be this coming Wednesday evening, December 4th at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us if you can for a convivial evening amongst friends and maybe a bite to eat too.

The Chiltern Group Christmas Dinner Dance at The Lambert Arms is the following Saturday. Arrangements have been in place for some time and everything is ready for the big event. By now everyone should have paid their monies. If you haven’t, be quick as I have to sign the final cheque !

Looking at next year, there is the traditional New Year’s Day event at Stony Stratford. Always a good show and well worth the visit (if you are sufficiently recovered and fit enough).

Sunday January 12th is the TRR 50Th Anniversary Event at Hopcrofts Holt Hotel, Oxon OX25 5QQ, the very venue of the first meeting all those years ago. Numbers will be limited to 400 and you will need to pre-book before 13th December, either on line via the TRR shop or by calling the office at 01235 818866.

Plans are being hatched for a Tour of Galicia (northern Spain) from 29th July to 6th August. This will be discussed at the meeting on Wednesday (as will other ideas). If you can’t be there but are interested, please let me know and I will see that you are kept in the loop.

In the coming week or so I will update the Chiltern Group website with a complete list of the meetings and events for 2020. I will let you know when it’s done.

 Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01844 273624 and 07860 758935


20th November 2019

Dear Friends

This Friday, 22nd November, is the visit to the Frazer Nash Archives in Henley. A very rare privildge as the facilities are not open to the general public and are by invitation only. The large group that have signed up will have received details of the meeting and parking arrangement, including maps, from Des Gilmore. There are a few places left if there are any late comers. Please contact Des at 07776 201 359

On Sunday 24th November there will be an opportunity for a runout. Ron Rumens says “If anyone is interested in "airing" their cars this month, I have planned a trip to Milton Keynes Museum. We will meet at Buckingham Garden Centre, Tingewick Road MK184AE at 10:00 to 10:30 for a coffee. Then drive to MK Museum McConnell Drive MK12 5EL for a visit, (there is a café for refreshments). The weather forecast is showing "light rain" from about 2pm”. See http://www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/ for information.

If the car is already tucked up for the winter, no matter, go along anyway in something more modern !

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01844 273624 and 07860 758935


1st November 2019

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday evening, November 6th, at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us if you can for some good company and maybe a bite to eat too. You will be most welcome.

A reminder that 8th – 10th November is the Classic Motor Show at the NEC. Advanced tickets are available via the TRR website at https://www.tr-register.co.uk/event/2019/11/2044/NEC-Classic-Motor-Show-2019 or at https://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/tickets. The TRR will be at stand 3-480 offering free tea and coffee to members.

The TR Register AGM is on Sunday 17th November at The Aviator Hotel, 1 Wellingborough Rd, Northampton NN6 0BT. If you would like to be there to cast your votes, you will need to register, preferably on the website at https://www.tr-register.co.uk/agm or by calling the office. This will ensure that there is sufficient catering and seating available and helps with planning.

Next, this is a message from Des Gilmore concerning two upcoming events –

1) Friday 22nd November is the Frazer Nash Visit

Currently we’ve 21 confirmed attendees, with room for a few more if you’d like to join.

Please meet at Tesco Henley carpark (Tesco is ¾ mile west of Henley, on the Reading Road, the A4155)

Meet at 17.45 and plan to depart on a short walk to Frazer Nash at 18.00 (there is no parking available at the venue)

Any questions, again please email or ring me 07776 201359 or email des.gilmore@virgin.net

2) Chiltern Group Christmas Dinner Dance

Just 5 weeks to go !

All outstanding monies and menu choices are required by Friday 15th November please.

I intend to be at Henton next Wednesday, happy to collect payments and choices then. Otherwise please email me at des.gilmore@virgin.net

If anyone wishes to confirm their details, again, please email or see me on Wednesday, I’ll have the latest details with me.

Des Gilmore

Now, looking forward to next year, there is an open invitation to a weekend event, 12th – 14th June organised by the Derbyshire Dales Group. See the attached flyer for details. A number of you have expressed interest and indeed some have booked already. Places are filling up fast so if this does appeal, don’t delay. Ron Rumens has more information and is in touch with Dave Worne, the Group Leader.

See Flyer (PDF file)

That’s all for now, I’ll catch up with you on Wednesday.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01844 273624 and 07860 758935


14th October 2019

Dear Friends

Our next meeting will be this Wednesday evening, 16th October, at The Pilgrim, North Marston MK18 3PD. We did visit recently and enjoyed the charming pub, the excellent food, service and welcome so much we had to meet there again. Do come and join us if you can, you will not be disappointed.

8th – 11th November is the Classic Motor Show at the NEC. There are discounted tickets available for the Saturday and Sunday (but not for the Friday) by going to https://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/club-tickets and using the TRR discount code CC9081 or by booking through the TRR website.

Friday 22nd November at 18h30 is a special visit to the Fazer Nash museum in Henley. This is not generally open to the public and is by invitation only. In fact it has taken three years to organise and the date is the one we have been offered. We will be making a donation of £10 per head and so far we have 20 names. Our thanks to Des Gilmore for organising this unique opportunity on our behalf. More details will follow shortly.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


30th September 2019

Dear Friends

Our next meeting will be this Wednesday evening, 2nd October at The Peacock in Henton. Do come and join us if you can, the food is excellent as is the ale and you are sure to receive a warm welcome.

The Kop Hill event in it’s 10th Anniversary year, on 21st – 22nd September was a great success and despite the changeable weather on the Sunday, the Saturday was so warm and dry that the organisers are confident that they will break the record for monies raised for local charities, £110k last year. The Chiltern Group, as ever, had a very impressive display of over 30 cars, and the Catering Team excelled, both in quality and quantity, and fed most of Buckinghamshire (even in the rain). The generous donations towards the cost of food again left us with a significant surplus which means we will be making a donation of £350 (plus gift aid) to Prostate Cancer UK in memory of our dear friend, David Tomlin. Well done to all and my thanks for a great, impressive Team effort.

8th – 10th November is the Classic Motor Show at the NEC. Discounted tickets are available for the Saturday and Sunday by using the TRR discount code which can be found in TR Action 316.

The Christmas Dinner Dance is Saturday 7th December at The Lambert Arms in Aston Rowant. There are a few places left but numbers do have to be limited to 80 so, if you haven’t booked already, better do so soon. Details of booking arrangements and menus can be found on our events page at www.chiltern-trs.co.uk/Events.htm. Speaking of menus, Des Gilmore will need your choices asap please.

That’s all for now, catch up with you on Wednesday.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


 

16th September 2019

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday evening, 18th September at The Chequers Inn, Berrick Salome, OX10 6JN. We have been here before and always have been well received by the friendly staff and menus are very good too. Do come and join us. See https://www.chequersberricksalome.co.uk/ for details and directions.

21st – 22nd September. Kop Hill Climb is nearly upon us, the weather forecast looks good, the catering arrangements are all in place, and everything is set for a memorable weekend. Looking forward to seeing you all there bright and early, the kettle will be on !

8th – 10th November is the Classic Motor Show at the NEC. There are discounted tickets available on the Saturday and Sunday (but not for the Friday) by going to https://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/club-tickets and using the TRR discount code CC9081.

Saturday 7th December is the Chiltern Group Christmas Dinner Dance. There are still a few palaces left but they are going fast (we will be limited to 80). See our events page at http://www.chiltern-trs.co.uk/Events.htm for information, details of room booking arrangements and menus. Don’t delay !

12th – 14th June 2020. We have received and invitation to join the Derbyshire Dales Group for their weekend event in Buxton. See the attached flyer for details. If you are interested, please contact Dave Worne directly.

Flyer (PDF)

See you on Wednesday.

Peter

 

2nd September 2019

Dear Friends

Our next meeting will be this Wednesday evening, 4th September at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us if you can, it will be a lot of fun.

13th – 15th September is the Goodwood Revival Meeting. Probably the best event of its type in the world.

14th – 15th September is the Oxford Open Doors event organised by Oxford Preservation Trust. This an annual celebration of Oxford across all walks of life, its places and its people. Oxford Preservation Trust and the University of Oxford organise the annual Oxford Open Doors event every September. This year’s theme is “Made in Oxford” and the organisers are putting together a fantastic weekend of events

See https://www.oxfordpreservation.org.uk/ for details.

21st – 22nd September is the Kop Hill Climb. There is still time to book, if you haven’t done so already, but you will need to act quickly. Go to their website at www.kophillclimb.org.uk/entrants/. Come and join us for an all weekend party, there will be room for everyone.

Sunday 6th October is the Scramble meeting at Bicester Heritage. Discounted tickets are available until 7th September.

8th – 10th November is the Classic Motor Show at the NEC. See https://classicmotorshow.seetickets.com/event/the-lancaster-insurance-classic-motor-show/nec/1380881?clearOffer=True for advance ticket deals

Lastly for now, remember that the Chiltern Group Christmas Dinner Dance is Saturday 7th December at The Lambert Arms at Aston Rowant. Many of you have already booked but there are a few places still available. You need to act now as number have to be limited to 80. See out events page at http://www.chiltern-trs.co.uk/Events.htm for details.

That’s all for now, catch up with you on Wednesday.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


18th August 2019

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this coming Wednesday evening, 21st August, at The Pilgrim at North Marston MK18 3PD. The village being located to the west Whitchurch off the A413, just north of Aylesbury and south of Winslow. See www.thepilgrimpub.co.uk

This is an award winning community focussed “owner operated” pub, with a good selection of beers and a good sized garden and sizeable car park to the rear. Their website is worth a look.

Whilst only a small pub, they will be able to accommodate us (just), it offers a very friendly welcome but as the kitchen is small and all the food is cooked from fresh (not frozen), they have asked us to be patient once we’ve placed our food orders.

A reminder that the Kop Hill Climb is only a month away. If you haven’t already booked, there is still time but you will need to act quickly. Go to https://www.kophillclimb.org.uk/entrants/ where you can book and pay online. There will be room for everyone on our stand and enough food to feed most of the population.

23rd – 25th August is the Brill Festival & Classic Car Show. See www.brillfestival.org.uk for more details. As part of the Bank Holiday weekend Festival, there is the Classic Car Show on Sunday 27th. It opens at 12 noon, is free to enter and you may come and go as you please. Let’s hope its dry this year. If not, you will find us in the Beer Tent.

Sunday 15th September is the Chearsley Classic Car Show. See www.ccvfd.co.uk for details

The show opens to exhibitors at 9.30am and to the public at 11.00am.

On the subject of local shows, please note that there will not be a classic car show at Blackthorn this year, despite the obvious success last year. It seems the show will be held every other year.

Finally for now, don’t forget to book, if you haven’t done so already, for the Christmas Dinner Dance at The Lambert Arms in Aston Rowant on Saturday 7th December. The maximum number will be 80 so you need to book now to avoid disappointment. Instructions and payment details will be found on our website events page at http://www.chiltern-trs.co.uk/Events.htm. Menus will be published soon.

Catch up with you on Wednesday.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


5th August 2019

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday evening, 7th August at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us if you can, you will be most welcome. The food is very good and so is the ale, the company is not bad either <G>.

Dates for your diary -

1) Cars in the Claydon 17th and 18th August at Claydon House

“Park within the stunning settling of Claydon Estate Gardens and enjoy a picnic on a Summer weekend with friends, family and automobiles.

Hosted by the Claydon Estate, Cars in the Claydons has established itself as a ‘must visit’ motoring event. The relaxing garden party atmosphere provides the perfect backdrop for a fun day out with all the family.

We are delighted to be working with MK Classic Tours to create a car and motorcycle trail that will finish at Cars in the Claydons. The Motorcycle trail will be taking place on Saturday 17th August and the car trail on Sunday 18th August. For more information and to book please email mkclassictours@btconnect.com

See https://www.claydonestate.co.uk/events/cars-in-the-claydons for more information.

 2) Sunday 25th August – Brill Festival & Classic Car Show

See https://www.brillfestival.org.uk/ for details.

As part of the Brill Festival over the Bank Holiday weekend, the Classic Car Show opens at 12 noon on Sunday 25th. Let’s hope its dry this year !

3) Sunday 15th September – Chearsley Classic & Vintage Fun Day

See http://www.ccvfd.co.uk for more details.

The Classic Car show opens to exhibitors at 9.30am and to the public at 11.00am.

Please note that there will not be a car show at Blackthorn this year, even though last year’s was very successful, as it seems they will only be having them every other year.

Lastly, have you booked for Kop Hill on 21st – 22nd September and the Christmas Dinner Dance on Saturday 7th December ?? (See our Events page for details)

Catch up with you on Wednesday.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


13th July 2019

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this coming Wednesday evening, 17th July, at The Clifden Arms, Clifden Road, Worminghall, HP18 9JR. See www.theclifdenarms.co.uk for menus and directions.

This is now a community owned pub (it was bought by some locals last year) and has a good beer garden (if the weather is warm enough), the food is good and there is a large car park for our use too. We last went there some years ago and had a good time then and it will be good to support another community owned pub. My thanks to Aidan for making the arrangements.

I have received a plea for much needed help at the International Weekend on the 16th – 18th August at Stratford upon Avon Racecourse -

“As you know the TRR major event of the year is few weeks away and as usual we need some help over the weekend, because of the layout of Stratford upon Avon racecourse it means a lot of help is needed, I have been asked to ask for 10 helpers from the South Central Area to help out Marshalling etc., during the event and of course, the more helpers we get the less 'shift' time per person.

Taking Group Leaders attending as expected, can you ask for volunteers please within your membership that are attending please, the idea is a 'shift' of 1 hour max, however should a member commit to 4 hours in one day, the TRR offers a free entry ticket to those full or family member

I thank you and your members in anticipation and look forward to hearing back from you as soon as possible, many thanks for your assistance.

Many Thanks for your help,”

If you are going to the International and are able to give some time, it would be much appreciate. Please let me know. You can book your tickets now at www.triumphweekend.com and please note that advance tickets have a significant discount over the gate price.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


1st June 2019

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this coming Wednesday, 5th June at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us if you can for a convivial evening and maybe a bite to eat too.

Sunday 23rd June is the Super Scramble at Bicester Heritage. The TRR has a stand space and advanced booking is necessary as tickets will not be available at the gate, see below. Our thanks to Phil Horsley for making the arrangements on our behalf.

"The TR Register is booked in for the Super Scramble on the 23rd June, our club discount code is TRR619J This year Bicester encourage pre-1990 vehicle

bookings as they would like to aim for as close to 50% of those attending being pre-1990s. Clubs achieving the highest percentage of pre-1990 vehicles will be allocated premium parking closer to the centre of the event.

Here is the link to book up Bicester Super Scramble, click on the 'Buy tickets' button which takes you to the booking page

Click on the 'Enter Promo Code' link in blue text towards the top of the 'Tickets' block on the booking page and input our club discount code TRR619J The club ticket option will then become visible at the top of the list of ticket options. Please note, if any other ticket type is purchased instead of the Club Vehicle ticket, there will not be a space allocated in the club parking display area.

The Super Scramble tickets will be sold online in advance only, there will be no tickets available on the gate. Closing date of no later than midnight Sunday 16th June (if not already sold out)".

Another date for your diary is Saturday 7th December for the Christmas Dinner Dance at The Lambert Arms in Aston Rowant. Although this is some way off, you do need to book to ensure your place. Numbers at limited to just 80 and there is bound to be a rush so book now, if you haven’t done so already. Details are on our events page.

Catch up with you soon.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


13th  May 2019

Dear Friends

Our next meeting in this coming Wednesday evening, 15th May at The Chequers, Weston on the Green, OX25 3HQ. There are new people in there since our last visit and a number of other car clubs including the Stag Owners Club and one of the Jaguar clubs currently use it. We have made reservations. The Chequers opens at 6.00pm, check out the website at www.chequerswestononthegreen.co.uk

Sunday 19th May is The National TR6 Day (and the Triumph Picnic & Hog Roast) at Wroxhall Abbey near Warwick, CV35 7NB.

A group of us is looking to depart Bicester (Premier Inn) at 8.30am and travel across country to Banbury and then up past Gaydon (non-motorway) to Wroxhall Abbey. Gates open at 10.00am, entry is free and no pre-booking is necessary.

Sunday 19th May is also The 25th Chiltern Hills Vintage Vehicle Rally, at Weedon Park, near Aylesbury, where a club stand space has been booked. Sat Nav HP22 4NN

Sunday 23rd June is the Bicester Heritage Super Scramble. As there Flywheel Festival will not be staged this year, the people at Heritage have organised this event in its place. As the name suggests, a Scramble meeting but on a much larger scale. See https://bicesterheritage.co.uk/whaton/superscramble/. The website is open for advanced bookings but you may care to wait as we have applied for a club stand space and will have the booking reference details shortly.

Jumping ahead towards the end of the year, we have made reservations for the Christmas Dinner Dance at The Mercure Lambert Arms for Saturday 7th December. This is the same venue and format as last year, back by popular demand. Details and booking arrangements will be on our website events page in the next few days.

That’s all for now. See you on Wednesday.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


29th April 2019

Dear Friends

Our next meeting will be this Wednesday evening, 1st May at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us if you can. The food is good, as is the ale and you can be assured of a warm welcome.

With much help and support from Aidan, here is further news of many of the important forthcoming events, some will require you to make booking arrangements.

 ·         Sunday 12th May - “Classics at Prescott” event at Prescott Hill Climb:

We have 10 cars going at present and Ron is arranging a route.

www.classicsatprescott.com. Contact Aidan if you would like to be included.

·         Wednesday 15th May - May mid-monthly:

I’ve booked The Chequers at Weston on the Green, there are new people in there since our last visit and a number of other car clubs including the Stag Owners Club and one of the Jaguar clubs currently use it.

The Chequers opens at 6.00pm, its postcode is OX25 3HQ and its website is www.chequerswestononthegreen.co.uk

 ·         Sunday 19th May - National TR6 Day at Wroxhall Abbey near Warwick:

A group of us is looking to depart Bicester (Premier Inn) at 8.30am and travel across country to Banbury and then up past Gaydon (non-motorway) to Wroxhall Abbey.

Gates open at 10.00am, entry is free and no pre-booking is necessary.

·         ·         Sunday 19th May – The 25th Chiltern Hills Vintage Vehicle Rally, Weedon Park, near Aylesbury. Sat Nav HP22 4NN.

A club stand space has been booked.

·        ·         Wednesday19th June – mid month meeting

Unless anyone would like to book it, I would suggest that there will not be a mid-monthly meeting in June, as many of us will be away (there are three separate tours at this time).

 ·         Friday, Saturday & Sunday 26th-28th July - Silverstone Classic:

The will be a Parade Lap for TR6’s, probably on the Saturday. Details to follow.

 ·         Saturday  & Sunday  21st & 22nd September - Kop Hill Climb:

Both the Hill Climb and the Paddock are now open for bookings – we need to get as many colleagues booking as early as possible, so that we can get the largest size of pitch that we can, especially as there are a number of new activities in the Paddock area. If we have a large number of paid bookings, the organisers will have to give us a large pitch.

Wayne and Graham Robson will be with us for the weekend while on their commentary duties

 ·         Saturday 7th December – Chiltern TR Christmas Dinner & Dance:

Des has made a provisional booking at the Mercure Lambert Arms at Aston Rowant, for the same as last year, including the DJ.

We need to confirm this provisional booking and to get everyone to pay their deposits etc. soonest.

We have invited our good friend Wayne Scott.

 That’s all for now.

 Catch up on Wednesday.

 Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


14th April 2019

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday evening, 17th April, at a venue new to the Chiltern TR Group. We have a confirmed booking at The Russell Arms, Chalkshire Road, Butlers Cross, HP17 0TS. See www.therussellarms.co.uk for directions and menus. There’s a separate dining area that Aidan has reserved and leading from it is a beer garden (if it’s warm enough). If the pub’s car park is full, there is a large car park across the road at the village hall that can also be used. I have also attached a map to help you find it. If you spend your weekends at Chequers you will know that this is now the nearest pub.

Sunday 28th April is “Drive it Day”. This takes place every year to help raise awareness of the very large and important extent of the classic vehicle movement in the UK. Held on the nearest Sunday to St George’s Day, events all over the country commemorate the 'Thousand Mile Trial' of 1900 when motoring was a novelty, vehicles were not reliable (unlike TRs) and a thousand miles was a very long.

We (Ian Wernham and Geoff Wooldridge) have planned a social run for us, over interesting roads, with lunch and a visit to the Museum of Army Flying. A tried and tested (suggested) detailed route plan will be provided (thanks to Geoff).

The plan is as follows:

  • Meet at the Cattle Market Car Park in Wallingford from 1030am.
  • Depart at 10.30 for a scenic drive down to Leckford. 
  • Arrive at Leckford around 11.30, with lunch booked for midday.
  • Depart Leckford around 1.15 for the short drive to the Museum of Army Flying.
  • Arrive at the museum around 1.45 and enjoy the afternoon.
  • Retrace the route home or follow your own route. 

I have attached the lunch menu for you, as the food needs to be arranged in advance. This message from Ian explains the process.

“I will need the lunch numbers and menu choices by next Saturday please and I'm happy for folk to email me direct if that's easier for you. Leckford have requested we pay for lunch as a group, so could you ask everyone to bring cash with them, I could then collect the money on the day and pay the bill.

We are provisionally booked into the Museum of Army Flying, however group rates are £13 adult/£9 seniors, so it would be helpful if folk let me know which tickets they require (I will not ask for anyone's age!).”

You can reach Ian Wernham at ianwernham@gmail.com

That’s all for now, see you on Wednesday.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


1st April 2019

Dear friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday, 3rd April at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us if you can to enjoy the food, the ale and great company. You will be most welcome. With the arrival of BST, the evenings will be lighter too.

A message and a plea for help from Charles and Tom Peers -

“Please let members know that once again son Tom and I will be doing the Chiltern Vintage tractor run from Fingest and back to Fingest of about 25 to 30 miles plus an 18 mile trip from home and back again, all without any suspension or weather protection in aid of the Air Ambulance, all donations will be gratefully received. I also have a Just Giving page at https://www,justgiving.com/fundraising/charles-peers3 or Tom can take any donations at the meeting, I am sure.

With thanks,

Charles Peers”

Catch up with you on Wednesday.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


19th March 2019

Dear Friends

Re: David Tomlin

David’s funeral, on 8th March at Amersham, was very well attended by his many friends and his family, including a large number of the Chiltern Group. A charming and quiet man with an infectious smile, he will be sorely missed by everyone. Our thoughts are with Sue and the family at this difficult time.

We will be making a donation in David’s memory to Prostate Cancer UK. Some of you have already done so but others may wish to transfer money into our account (Sort 30-99-03 A/c 01225372 TR  Register-Chiltern Group) using the reference “David” and we will make a collection at the next meeting at The Peacock.

Re: Kevin Bristow

As many of you know, Kevin had a terrible motorcycle accident resulting in a serious head injury. After 9 weeks in Intensive Care at the JR and a few days at the Trauma Unit at Stoke Mandeville, he was transferred to the Oxford Centre for Enablement (OCE) at the Nuffield Hospital. There Kevin receives daily physio, occupational and speech therapy as well as the nursing and consultant attention that he needs. On arrival at the OCE Kevin was unable to speak, walk, eat or drink, and spent most of his time asleep. Recently he has been making great progress, however there is still a very long way to go and it is just one day at a time. The future is still uncertain. Kathryn Bristow has been writing a web page so that Kevin’s many friends can follow his progress and show their support. See www.callingabout.org.uk/profiles/kevin-bristow .

Aidan Coles would like to draw your attention to a couple of events. See our website for a full list at www.chiltern-trs.co.uk/Events.htm

Dear Chiltern Colleagues:

Whilst they have been discussed at our recent Henton meetings, with a busy season ahead of us, there are two events in May of special interest as follows:

Sunday 12th May - Prescott Hill Climb Open Classic Car Event:

I have a confirmed booking for 8 parking spaces (this number can be increased if required) in the Static Display area and Ron, Sandra and I have already booked our two cars in.

For those who have not been to Prescott before, it is a tremendous and very famous hill climb venue, it is owned by the Bugatti Owners Club (there is a small Bugatti museum on site), it is located near Gothrington (a few miles south of Broadway) and is about 1.5 hours drive from this area. For more details on and the history of the venue, please visit www.prescott-hillclimb.com   

To book for the event, please visit www.classics@prescott.com, where you can either book for the Static Display area at £15.00 per car, or for the hill climb as well (“Drive the Hill”), which includes 2 climbs, at £55.00 per car.

When booking, please confirm that you are a Chiltern TR Group member and wish to be parked with the rest of us.

We would look to drive there together, where there are a number of different scenic route options that we can discuss at later date.

Sunday 19th May – National TR6 Day at Wroxhall Abbey:

As per the attached flyer and although it clashes with the Chiltern Hills rally, this could be an interesting new event – especially for the TR6’ers amongst us.

Entry is free, so there is no need to pre-book and my thought is that we could leave the Bicester area at around 8.20am/8.30am and travel cross country via Banbury and Gaydon to Wroxhall Abbey, in time for the gates opening at 10.00am.

We can discuss in more detail at our next meetings – it’s just a case of getting the date of this “National Day” event in the diary at this stage. See flyer

Best regards

Aidan

Tel: 07836-530780

That’s all for now. Catch up with you soon.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


12th March 2019

Dear Friends

There will be a social run out, this Sunday, 17th March. The current forecast says it will be dry and ‘reasonably’ warm. Ideal for TRs. Do come and join us.

Ron’s Plan  

Meet at Millets Farm at Frilford near Abingdon, https://milletsfarmcentre.com/ (OX13 5HB) to leave about 11:00

Marlborough via Wantage and Hungerford on a road I have wanted to use for a few years 

Marlborough High Street, as I am sure we all know, has parking right down the centre with a 4 hour limit on Sundays. There is also a long term car park a short distance away 

The Castle and Ball www.oldenglishinns.co.uk/hotels/castle-ball-marlborough/ (SN8 1LZ) has a car park at the back, which can be refunded to customers. We could provisionally book 12 lunches at the Castle & Ball (let us know if you are interested).

Alternatively, we noticed there were a dozen suitable looking eateries so we could split up in Marlborough and find our own lunches 

We can return via Ashbury & Wantage, or people could just meet at Marlborough and come and go at their own leisure.

Ron

Also note the ‘National TR6 Day’ celebrating 50 years is Sunday 19th May at Wroxhall Abbey Hotel, Warwickshire CV35 7NB. See the attached flyer (which I received two days ago) for more  details.

National TR6 Day flyer

Catch up with you on Sunday.

 

Peter

 Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


4th March 2019

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday evening, 6th March at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and see us if you can for a good chat, fun and perhaps even a bite to eat too.

Some events updates –

Sunday 28th April is “Drive it Day”. An interesting fun run is being organised for you by some of the guys. Details will follow soon.

11th – 12th May is the Prescott Hill Climb Open Classic. Details and bookings at www.classicsatprescott.com. The Chiltern Group will be there on the Sunday.

Sunday 19th  May. I have booked a club stand space at The Chiltern Hills Rally. When you book your tickets in advance (which is advisable), you will notice a line at the bottom of the online page for ’club stand’. Enter TR Register here and your car will be included. See www.chilternhillsrally.org.uk

The Silverstone Classic is 26th – 28th July but remember to book your advanced ‘Club Display Package’ tickets by the end of March using code CCD00282019. One package is two entrance tickets and an infield parking pass for your car.

The TR Register International Weekend, now know as the “Inter-Club Triumph Weekend is 16th – 18th August at Stratford-upon-Avon Racecourse. Advance tickets are now available from the TRR website shop at www.triumphweekend.com

That’s all for now, see you on Wednesday.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


28th February 2019

Dear Friends

The arrangements for David Tomlin’s funeral are as follows -

Friday 8th March

13h45 Milton Chapel, Amersham Crematorium, Whielden Lane, Amersham, HP7 0ND

And afterwards Sue and the family would really appreciate seeing you at Chesham & Ley Hill Golf, Ley Hill, Chesham HP5 1UZ (about 6 miles). If you are able to use the TR, that would be appreciated too.

If you are planning to attend, please let me know (if you haven’t done so already) as it would help the organisation to have some idea of numbers.

We will make a floral tribute (if appropriate) on behalf of club members and/or make a donation to a charity of the family’s choice.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


22nd February 2019

Dear Friends

Sad News -

After a long and brave fight with illness, very sadly David Tomlin died in the early hours of this morning. A great TR enthusiast and stalwart of the Chiltern Group, David will be sorely missed by his many friends. Our thought are with Sue and the family at this very difficult time.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


15th February 2019

Dear Friends

The proposed meeting for this Sunday lunchtime, 17th February is cancelled. We look forward to seeing you all at The Peacock on the evening of March 6th.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


3rd February 2019

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this coming Wednesday, 6th February at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Come and join us if you can for a relaxed evening of chat, good food and good ale. The snow ill have gone and the forecast suggests it will be a balmy 8°C.

This will also be our “Annual Members’ Meeting” at which you will have the opportunity to elect (or re-elect) the Group Leader, Deputy and Treasurer, inspect our accounts and have a say on how the group is run (as required by the club’s rules). All comment and suggestions would be gratefully received.

Sunday 10th February is the International MG & Triumph Spares Day at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ. Information and advance tickets are available at http://mgandtriumphsparesday.co.uk. Although there is no club discount available, the TRR will be there with a stand space and offering tea and coffee.

The London Classic Car Show is 14th – 17th February at The London Excel Centre, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL See www.thelondonclassiccarshow.co.uk for details and advanced tickets. The TRR will be represented by the London Group.

Friday 22nd March is a Gala Fundraising Dinner & Auction in aid of The Hummingbird Centre (the cancer support charity) at The Tythe Barn in Launton. See http://thehummingbirdcentre.org.uk/ for tickets and information.

Ian Smith has a pair of weekend tickets for the Goodwood Revival Meeting (September 13-15th) which are now surplus to requirements. Contact Ian (or me) if you are interested, or see him at the meeting on Wednesday. Ian may also be able to put you in touch with a B&B near the circuit.

That’s all for now, see you on Wednesday.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


17th January 2019

Dear Friends

Since the forecast for this coming weekend looks pretty grim, with very cold weather and frost and the road being gritted with salt, it’s not a good time to be out in the dear old TR. Consequently we have decided not to hold the mid month meeting on Sunday. Therefore our next meeting will be at The Peacock in Henton on Wednesday 6th February.

Some of you are already committed to the Alps Tour in June while others will be going to the TR6 50 Year Celebrations in Osnabrück. Other may even be considering the Liege-Brescia-Liege rally but if that all seems a bit too much, how about this suggestion from Charles Peers for a few days away with the cars ?

ALPINE WIDOWS & WIDOWERS TOUR OF SOUTHERN ENGLAND

Whilst our comrades are Swaning around the Alpes and Monte Carlo I wondered if there was any interest for those left at home to have a very relaxing trip away of say 4-6 days staying in medium priced Hotels for say 2 or 3 nights. My initial suggestions are say 2 or 3 nights in Stockbridge and 2 or 3 nights in somewhere like Wimborne, then perhaps extend if wished somewhere else and then return across the Tank Ranges on Salisbury Plain. The sort of things that we could take in are Beaulieu, the Tank Museum, there are many places of interest in that area that we may like to visit. I will devise a very varied cross country route via quiet and narrow roads or there are also main routes that can be used, if there is any interest then I will make further plans and report back at the next meeting.

Would those interested if any let me know and their preference for dates, and if a week or over a weekend.

My contact details are charles@viewsfarmbarns.co.uk 

That’s all for now, I will catch up with you at Henton. In the meantime, keep warm by the fire !

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


28th December 2018

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is next Wednesday, 2nd January at the Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. I hope that you will all be fit enough and sufficiently recovered after your New Year celebrations to join us.

For those hardy individuals, who would appreciate a bit of bracing fresh air, Tuesday 1st January is the traditional New Year’s Day Vintage Stony meeting at Stony Stratford. It’s a great way to start the year if you are up to it. See https://vintagestony.co.uk/ for details. This event gets bigger and better every year so I suggest that you get there early as it does get very crowded. We have now been notified by the organisers that this will be the very last time this event will be held (no further explanation or reason given), so if you have not been before, it’s now or never.

Sunday January 6th is the Scramble Meeting at Bicester Heritage where we will have a club stand space. Advance tickets are available by following these instructions -

Click on the ‘Buy tickets’ button which takes you to the booking page at https://bicesterheritage.co.uk/?ticket=sunday-scramble-tickets

Click on the ‘Enter Promo Code’ link towards the top of the ‘Tickets’ block on the booking page and input your club discount code TRJA19

Please note that the ticket cut-off date will be midnight of Tuesday 1st January 2019

Finally, a message from Richard Gibbs -

UNWANTED XMAS GIFT - Wrong size ordered ....

Want to look good at the upcoming Chilterns trip to the Pyrenees or Osnabruck ? or just want to fly the 'Chiltern TR' flag at Kop Hill ?

I have two BRAND NEW unused unworn MEDIUM sized Polo shirts in burgundy and dark blue, emblazoned with the Chiltern TR Logo thereon.

£25 the pair.

Contact Richard Gibbs 07713 201701 or tr6rich@yahoo.co.uk

Catch up with you soon.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


14th December 2018

Dear Friends

To begin with, I need to make a correction to my last email. Our first meeting of 2019 will be Wednesday 2nd January (the first Wednesday). I hope that you will all be fit enough and sufficiently recovered after your New Year celebrations to join us.

For those hardy individuals, who would appreciate a bit of bracing fresh air, Tuesday 1st January is the traditional New Year’s Day Vintage Stony meeting at Stony Stratford. It’s a great way to start the year if you are up to it. See https://vintagestony.co.uk/ for details. This event gets bigger and better every year so I suggest that you get there early as it does get very crowded.

We have just received notice from the organisers that this will be the very last time this event is to be held. So, if you haven't been before, it's now or never.

Sunday January 6th is the Scramble Meeting at Bicester Heritage where we will have a club stand space. Advance tickets are available by following these instructions -

Click on the ‘Buy tickets’ button which takes you to the booking page at https://bicesterheritage.co.uk/?ticket=sunday-scramble-tickets

Click on the ‘Enter Promo Code’ link towards the top of the ‘Tickets’ block on the booking page and input your club discount code TRJA19

Please note that the ticket cut-off date will be midnight of Tuesday 1st January 2019

I will catch up with a good many of you (72 at last count) tomorrow night at the Chiltern Group Dinner Dance at The Lambert Arms. It’s 18h30 for 19h00 but I’m sure some will be in the bar well before then !

That’s all for now, except to wish you and your families a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


1st December 2018

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday, 5th December at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us if you can, you will be most welcome. Wednesdays at The Peacock seems to have become “Pie Night” which has proved to be so popular that last month we ate them all ! This month, among other good things on the menu, will be Chicken Ham and Pea pie.

There will be no mid month meeting this month due to the Christmas Dinner Dance on Saturday 15th December. By now you should have made your menu choices and the balance of your payment. If you haven’t, Des and Mike will be after you ! Details of the menu and payment options can be found on our website events page at www.chiltern-trs.co.uk/Events.htm. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask.

Tuesday 1st January is the New Year’s Day Vintage Stony meeting at Stony Stratford. A great way to start the year if you are up to it. See https://vintagestony.co.uk/ for details. This event gets bigger and better every year so I suggest that you get there early as it does get very crowded.

Sunday January 6th is the Scramble Meeting at Bicester Heritage where we will have a club stand space. Advance tickets are available by following these instructions -

Click on the ‘Buy tickets’ button which takes you to the booking page at https://bicesterheritage.co.uk/?ticket=sunday-scramble-tickets

Click on the ‘Enter Promo Code’ link towards the top of the ‘Tickets’ block on the booking page and input your club discount code TRJA19

Please note that the ticket cut-off date will be midnight of Tuesday 1st January 2019

Wednesday 9th January will be the first monthly meeting at The Peacock in 2019.

That’s all for now. See you on Wednesday.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


4th November 2018

Dear Friends

Our next meeting will be this coming Sunday, 18th November, for an enjoyable drive over the Cotswolds to Morton-in-Marsh and (for those that fancy it) a spot of lunch at The Redesdale Arms. The forecast is for dry, chilly weather, so ideal for blowing away the cobwebs and having some fun in the TR.

The plan is to meet at the Brewers Fayre at Bicester, OX26 1BT (see attached map) for coffee, to leave at 10:30 for a slightly different run (thanks to Ron), to arrive at the Redesdale Arms for 12:00 noon. As they do not take bookings for Sunday lunch, we need to arrive early to ensure we get a table.

The Redesdale Arms is at High St, Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56 0AW. See www.redesdalearms.com

If you would like to join us, please let me know so that we can be sure that no one gets left behind.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


5th November 2018

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday 7th November at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us if you can, everyone is welcome.

Among other things on the agenda, we will have an update for those interested in the Chiltern TR Group Alps Tour 2019.

The NEC Classic Motor Show is 9th – 11th November. Details are on the TR Register website with a link to the online arrangements for discounted advance tickets (N.B. discount does not apply to the Friday).

Finally, a message from Des Gilmore for the (very) many of you who have booked the Christmas Dinner Dance -

TR Register Chiltern Group Christmas Dinner Dance

Saturday

15th December

6-30 for 7pm

Lambert Arms Hotel

Lewknor

OX49 5SB

 

Ladies & Gents

It’s less than 6 weeks away.

We’ve  20 rooms filled by “Chilterns group”,  70+ attendees, and a DJ who understands his audience,

 Let me know if you’ve not received Hotel confirmation. I have a master list.

If you’ve any specific musical requests or choices, also let me know

– I already know Heather has “a few!!”

Please could you pay any outstanding balance, - either cheque to Mike or myself, or electronic transfer to club account (30-99-03 A/c 01225372 TR Register – Chiltern Group). Cheques payable to TR Register - Chiltern Group

May I also ask, Please let me have your menu choices,  As soon as possible

Both of the above by 31st November please

Des or Mike Fenton des.gilmore@virgin.net    

Des      07776 201359

Mike     07768 403111

 

That’s all for now, see you soon.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


14th October 2018

Dear Friends

Our next meeting will be this Wednesday evening 17th October, at The Lion at Wendlebury, Wendlebury Road, near Bicester, OX25 2PW. That is about two miles from Bicester Village, heading towards the M40. See http://thelionwendlebury.co.uk/ for menus and directions. We have been here before and found the service very good and the food excellent. Do come and join us.

Saturday 15th December is the Chiltern Group Dinner Dance at The Lambert Arms, Aston Rowant. Bookings are going extremely well, so well in fact that there are not many places left. If you are interested and haven’t yet booked, you will need to do so soon. See our website events page for the flyer and menu options at www.chiltern-trs.co.uk/Events.htm

For your diary, some of the 2019 dates have now been confirmed.

6th – 7th April            77th Members’ Meeting, Goodwood

14th – 15th June         TR6 50th Birthday Celebration, Osnabruck, Germany, See www.tr-regsiter.de for details

14th June – 1st July    Ron’s Chiltern TRs Tour of the Alps

4th – 7th July             Festival of Speed, Goodwood

11th – 21st July          TR Register Liège-Brescia-Liège Rally. See www.classicrallypress.co.uk for details

12th – 14th July          British Grand Prix, Silverstone

16th – 18th August      TR Register International Weekend, Stratford on Avon Racecourse

13th – 15th September          Goodwood Revival Meeting

21st – 22nd September         Kop Hill Climb meeting. See www.kophillclimb.org.uk

That’s all for now, see you soon.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


29th September 2018

Dear Friends

Our next meeting will be this coming Wednesday evening, 3rd October at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Look forward to catching up with you then.

The last Sunday Scramble of the year is 7th October 09h00 – 14h00 at Bicester Heritage. Advance tickets are available at https://bicesterheritage.co.uk/?ticket=sunday-scramble-tickets 

Sunday 7th October is also the Cookham Dean Classic Car Show. See the flyer at http://www.chiltern-trs.co.uk/Support%20files/Cookham%20Show%202018.pdf for more information.

9th – 11th November is the Classic Motor Show at the NEC. Advance discounted tickets are available for the Saturday and Sunday (there is no discount on the Friday). Visit the TRR website at www.tr-register.co.uk/event/2018/11/1373/NEC-Classic-Motor-Show-2018 and follow the links to use the discount code (£5.50 per adult ticket). Note there is a booking fee of £1.95 per booking (not per ticket).

Saturday 15th December is the TR Register Chiltern Group Christmas Dinner Dance. See www.chiltern-trs.co.uk/Support%20files/Chiltern%20Christmas%20info%20flyer%202.pdf for details and the menu at www.chiltern-trs.co.uk/Support%20files/Chiltern%20Christmas%20Menu%20info%20flyer.pdf. Bookings are going well but there is still time left but don’t leave it too long or you may be disappointed.

Here is a message from Des Gilmore of the Organising Team to update you on progress -

“Ladies & Gentlemen

 An update on the Christmas party arrangements, and a request for more details

Currently 58 attendees confirmed another 6-8 still to decide, with 15 hotel rooms booked. There’s still capacity if you wish to bring family and friends. The "Table of Youth" also has a few still to confirm - Tom you're now to old for entry to this table!

I have negotiated we now have the function room exclusively. That means there’s a possibility of a return of the “Chiltern Dominoes” or something similar. Providing a certain group member does not attempt to cheat – again

I now would like your (& your guests) menu choices, include any dietary requirements,  Cheese & Biscuits are available as a dessert option.

Could I also ask, please pay any outstanding balance by 30th November

Des Gilmore”

If you have questions or concerns about these or any other matters, please get in touch.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


17th September 2018

Dear Friends

We had a very successful Kop Hill Climb event last weekend. The weather was kind to us, there was a lot of interest in the cars on display, the club and the Chiltern Group. We were kept very busy giving information and advice. Our Catering Team excelled, even by their high standards, and we received a lot of compliments from our guests, friends and greater family. I’m sure we fed most of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The Chiltern hospitality is legendary. The generous contributions received will mean, once we have covered our costs, we will be able to make a sizable donation to a worthy charity. More of that anon. Everyone played their part with good humour and enthusiasm. The teamwork was impressive to see. Well done and thanks to all concerned, it really showed what the TR Register and the Chiltern Group are all about.

Finally, I need to correct something in my last email. I was obviously having a senior moment and transposed the dates. Our next month meeting is Wednesday 3rd October and the Cookham Dean Classic Car Show is Sunday 7th October (the details on our website are correct). Mea culpa !

Catch up with you soon.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


13th September 2018

Dear Friends

Our mid month meeting will be the evening of Wednesday 19th September at The Chequers Inn, Berrick Salome, OX10 6JN. We are please to be returning to this charming country pub who serve good food and excellent ale. See www.chequersberricksalome.co.uk/ for menus and directions.

As you all know, Kop Hill Climb is this coming weekend and fortunately the weather looks to be settled and dry. We are expecting a lot of visitors and will be providing our usual hospitality of tea, coffee and food.

Our Catering Team have been bulk buying all the food stuff for breakfast and lunch, however some cakes to enjoy with afternoon tea would be most welcome (we can’t have too many cakes !)

Voluntary monetary contributions would be gratefully received and, once we have covered our out of pocket expenses, we will donate the rest to a worthy charity (last year it was Cancer Research).

Saturday night is ‘Dave’s Curry Night’. We will be meeting in the pub THE LION in Waddesdon around 7pm. The restaurant is on the other side of the road called The Chadnis we have a table booked for 8:15. If you are interested, please let Dave know if you haven’t done so already.

A new date for you is Sunday 7th October for the Cookham Dean Classic Car Show at The Cricket Club, Whyteladyes Lane, Cookham Dean, SL6 9LF. This event was originally scheduled to take place back in April but had to be cancelled due to flooding so they are having another go and I’m sure your support would be most welcome. You will find the flyer on out website events page.

Catch up soon.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


3rd September 2018

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday evening, 5th September at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Good food, good ale and a warm welcome awaits you.

Dates for the diary -

The 15th -16th September is the Kop Hill Climb. It’s not too late to book for the display if you haven’t already, but you will have to act quickly. Go to www.kophillclimb.org.uk/entrants/club-display/

Sunday 7th October is Sunday Scramble at Bicester Heritage (the last one of the year). Advance tickets are available at https://bicesterheritage.co.uk/tickets/sunday-scramble-tickets/

Sunday 25th November is the TR Register Annual General Meeting to be held at The Aviator Hotel, Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire, NN6 0BN at 11h00. An informal dinner will be held on the Saturday evening before and accommodation is available. The agenda and other details will be published in the next issue of TR Action due out anytime soon.

Saturday 15th December is The Chiltern TR Group Christmas Dinner Dance at the Lambert Arms Hotel, Aston Rowant, OX49 5SQ. Double rooms available at £80 for B&B by calling the hotel on 01844 351 496. The meal will be £40 pp. Register your interest (plus deposit of £10 pp) with either Des Gilmore or Mike Fenton. More details and the menu appear on our website at www.chiltern-trs.co.uk/Events. Although the response so far has been excellent, there is room for more and, as there is no restriction on numbers, family and friends are welcome too.

Catch up soon.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


22nd August 2018

Dear Friends

Chiltern TR Group News - there are a few imminent dates to bring to your attention -

24th-26th August is the Brill Festival. The village of Brill has a three day Festival over this coming Bank Holiday weekend, including street food, entertainment and, on Sunday 26th August, the Classic Car Show (entry is free).

Just turn up in the village anytime after 12.00 noon and follow the signs to the cricket ground. There are no restrictions on leaving time, so stay as long as you want. There is usually a good range of classic cars on show, something for everyone.

The event is a very relaxed friendly weekend incorporating a Beer Festival, which features a huge range of local beers and ciders to sample. There will be food stalls and more entertainment.

See www.brillfestival.org.uk/ for more details.

The Kop Hill Climb is the 15th and 16th September. Although a good many of you have booked already, there is still room for more, but you will need to act quickly. Go to www.kophillclimb.org.uk/entrants/club-display/ and look for Chiltern TR Group on the drop down menu.

The Chiltern TR Group Christmas Dinner Dance is on Saturday 15th December at the Lambert Arms Hotel, Aston Rowant, OX49 5SQ. Double rooms available at £80 for B&B using booking reference 151218Cars or by calling Megan Munro on 01844 351 496. The meal will be £40 pp. Register your interest (plus deposit of £10 pp) with either Des Gilmore or Mike Fenton. More details and the menu appear on our website at www.chiltern-trs.co.uk/Events.htm. The response so far has been excellent but there is room for more and, as there is no restriction on numbers, family and friends are welcome too.

That’s all for now, catch up soon.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


11th August 2018

Dear Friends

Our next meeting will be this coming Wednesday evening, 15th August at The Butchers Arms, Fringford, near Bicester, OX27 8EB. A traditional old English pub serving good food and good ale. We have been several times before and have always been we well looked after. You may need to park on the village green as the carpark is quite small. See www.thebutchersarmsfringford.com/ for directions and menus.

The Henley Show is on Saturday 8th September at the Henley Showground, Hambleden, near Henley on Thames. RG9 3AS. Although primarily and agricultural show, they also classic cars. If you have been before, you will probably have received an entry form by email. If not, contact Geoff Wooldridge who will coordinate a Chiltern Group presence. Please note that entries must be made by 21st August at the latest. See www.thehenleyshow.co.uk/ for details

As very few of you are avid readers of the TR Register Forum (only about 5% of members are signed up but they are passionate and vocal), you will probably have missed the current heated debate but perhaps you may hear rumours. It’s a sorry tale and I won’t bother you with the minutiae (there were 530 replies to a thread on the Forum Members’ Page at last count). Briefly, a local situation at VotWH got out of hand and received (in my view) a heavy-handed and unwarranted intervention from someone representing ‘the board’ (i.e. management committee). He/they unwisely (again my view) ‘temporarily suspended’ a member for “bringing the club into disrepute”. That opened a whole can of worms. The member is very active on the Forum and his playmates took exception to the injustice and are calling for an Extraordinary General Meeting to have him reinstated. As you can imagine there are now a lot of agendas, politics and baggage involved. This will pass in time and may even help to make the club stronger by clearing some of the dead wood. If you wish to study the case and perhaps even join the call for an EGM, I can provide you with the necessary information. Or you could sign on to the TRR Forum Members Page and read it all yourself but you will need at least half a day to spare.

Catch up with you soon.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


30th July 2018

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday evening, 1st August at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Come and join us for some good ale and maybe a bite to eat too. You will be most welcome. Forecast says back to warm and dry by Wednesday !

Two items of news for you -

1) There is an open invitation the join our good friends, the Kennet Valley Group, at Retrofest Newbury, on Saturday 11th August.

“KVG have a stand booked for up to 15 cars, £10 per car including passengers compared to £25 per person on the gate, and still have space left.

See www.retrofestival.co.uk/Newbury for details

This is a great event, and much more than just a car show. It will have lots of cars, plus stands, live music, air displays etc

The cars are not free entry to everyone, just a selected number representing all makes, the organisers want on display.

Emrhys”

If this is of interest to you, please contact Emrhys Barrell (of KVG) on 07703 218906

2) Chiltern TR Group Christmas Dinner Dance on Saturday 15th December at the Lambert Arms Hotel, Aston Rowant, OX49 5SQ. Double rooms available at £80 for B&B using booking reference 151218Cars or by calling Megan Munro on 01844 351 496. The meal will be £40 pp. Register your interest (plus deposit of £10 pp) with either Des Gilmore or Mike Fenton. More details appear on our website at www.chiltern-trs.co.uk/Events.htm

See you on Wednesday.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


15th July 2018

Chiltern Group News -

Dear Friends

Two items of news for you

1) Chiltern TR Group Alps Tour

After a very successful Tour of Scotland, a team have set about planning an epic event for 2019 

At this early stage Ron Rumens and Aidan Coles need an indication of numbers as they search for suitable accommodation. Please get in contact with them (or me) as soon as you can if this tour is of interest to you 

The outline plan is -

To meet at Reims on Saturday 15th June 2019, then to travel down La Route des Grandes Alpes to Monaco.

2 nights near Monaco.

Return via Route Napoleon, for 2 nights in Reims Saturday and Sunday 29th & 30th June 2019.

These links will give you a flavour of the proposed route.

www.moveyouralps.com/route-des-grandes-alpes/ and www.ultimatedrives.net/top-10-roads/details.php?route_ID=100009 and a quick search on Goggle will bring up a load more information.

Also, anyone considering this Alps Tour for next year may be interested in watching the TV coverage of the Tour de France stages on Tuesday to Thursday when the cyclists cover many of the cols which we plan to visit. The TdF is well covered on Freeview 24 and ITV4 channels.

2) Shelsley Walsh visit on Sunday 29th July

“For those who would like to join us, a few of us will be attending the “F1 Through The Ages” Classic Nostalgia event at the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb on Sunday 29th July, with the following travel itinerary:

6.00am – Depart Oakley

Travel through Islip & Enstone to A44 and on through Chipping Norton to Evesham.

7.30am approx – Breakfast at The Premier Inn at Evesham (Postcode WR11 4TP).

8.15am approx. – Depart for Shelsley Walsh (Postcode WR6 6RP) to arrive for 9.00am approx.

Tickets are £21.00 in advance from the Shelsley Walsh website (www.shelsleywalsh.com/classicnostalgia ), or £25.00 on the gate.

The Stag Owners Club will also be holding its “National Day” event there on the Sunday and Stag Owners Club members can obtain discounted tickets through the SOC up to and until 20th July.

We look forward to seeing anyone who would like to join us, my contact number is 07836-530780 and I’ll be at Wednesday’s mid-monthly at Warborough.

Best regards

Aidan”

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


14th July 2018

Dear Friends

Our next meeting will be this Wednesday evening and has been kindly arranged by Aidan who send the following message -

“Dear Chiltern Group Colleagues,

I’m pleased to confirm that our August “mid-monthly” will be held on this forthcoming Wednesday (18th) at The Six Bells at Warborough (Postcode OX10 7DN).

It is located just off the A329 Shillingford to Thame road (please look out for the brown “place of interest signs”) in the village of Warborough (just north of Wallingford).

There’s seating indoors and out (the weather should be good) and for more details, please visit the pub’s website at www.thesixbellswarborough.co.uk.

As a side note, there is a relaxed classic car evening held on the second Tuesday of each month on the village green there – the next event being on Tuesday 14th August. Apparently, they had around 110 cars there at the July event last Tuesday.

Look forward to seeing you at The Six Bells next Wednesday.

Best regards

Aidan”

Peter


Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


3rd June 2018

Dear Friends

Our next meeting will be this Wednesday evening, 6th June at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join the fun, you will be most welcome. The food is good and so is the ale !

A few dates for your diary -

Wednesday 20th June - “Not the Scottish trip mid-monthly”:

Aidan has booked The Pheasant at Brill for those not away on the Scottish Tour. See www.thepheasant.co.uk for menus and directions. He says “As our numbers (of the “remainers”) will be somewhat depleted, I would like to take a count of the likely numbers so that I can confirm the approximate numbers of our booking”. Please tell Aidan if you are interested.

Sat 28th & Sun 29th July – Classic Nostalgia at Shelsley Walsh:

Some of the guys are already planning on going to this event. Shelsley Walsh is the oldest motorsport venue in the world still using its original course. “Since 12th August 1905 Shelsley Walsh has been attracting world famous drivers through the ages such as Campbell, Segrave, Caracciola, Bira, Collins, Stuck, carved their sporting careers hurtling up the 1,000 yard, 1 in 6 gradient track.”

This weekend premier event is focussing on (among other things) classic Formula One cars through the ages plus demonstrations, parades, displays, live music, entertainment and food. The Sunday is also the Stag Owners Club National Day.

See www.shelsleywalsh.com/classicnostalgia for more details.

Shelsley Walsh near Worcester in Worcestershire, WR6 6RP

Thursday 26th July – RAF Benson Families Day:

This is the correct date for this year’s Families Day. The Events Pages on our website was showing the provisional date. This has now been corrected.

That’s all for now. Catch up with you on Wednesday.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


21st May 2018

Dear Friends

A couple of important events for your consideration

Wotton Underwood Fête - Saturday 26th May - 1.45pm

Ian Smith has kindly arranged for us to visit and park together at next Saturday afternoon’s (26th May) Wotton Underwood fete.

Wotton Underwood is a small hamlet located approximately half way between Kingswood (north east of Waddesdon on the A41) and Brill, there is only one road in and out and the postcode is HP18 0SB.

Ian has arranged a dedicated parking area for the Chiltern Group and whilst the fête doesn’t open until 2.00pm, we have been asked to arrive by 1.45pm, so that we can all be parked prior to the arrival of the public.

Whilst a little different to our normal Chiltern Group outings, this is a quintessential English garden fête, it is only held once every two years and whilst there will not be the usual Chiltern Group feasting facilities, there will be a BBQ, a beer tent and afternoon teas available to see us through.

There may be a small admission fee, (all proceeds go to the church funds) and in addition to the fete itself, the main attractions are tours of Wotton House which will be available, as well as walks around the Capability Brown inspired Pleasure Gardens and lakes.

If you would like to be included, please let me know.

23rd and 24th June is The Flywheel Festival at Bicester Heritage

“Bicester will open its gates to thousands of enthusiasts on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2018 for the inaugural collaboration between Classic & Sports Car Show and Flywheel Festival.

The will be a TR Register club stand on the Sunday.

To take advantage of the special TRR ticket deal with 30% discount you will need a code FLYC18TRREG and follow this link to -

https://classicsportscarshow.seetickets.com/tour/the-classic-sports-car-show/

If you order E-tickets to print at home, there is no transaction fee. If you want your tickets mailed to you, there will be a £1.95 Standard Delivery charge per transaction (not per ticket).

PARKING PASSES - please note the club stand parking passes will NOT be sent out with the entry tickets. The parking pass will be emailed to you separately. TR Register members will be told that at time of your booking as a reminder.

Please note that the ticket booking deadline is 5pm on Sunday 10th June 2018.

Peter

 

13th May 2018

Dear Friends

Our next meeting will be this Wednesday evening, 16th May, at The Home Sweet Home in Roke, OX10 6JD. May I suggest that if you are going to eat, that you plan to get there between 7 and 8 pm and your order food as you arrive. I seem to remember that the last time we met here we managed to overwhelm the kitchen staff and caused a delay for some.

On Sunday 20th May, Charles and Tom Peers will be taking part in the 21 mile Chiltern Vintage Tractor charity run in aid of Thames Valley Air Ambulance and are looking for sponsorship. If you are able to support this very worthy cause you will find a Just Giving Page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/charles-peers1. Any help that you can give would be much appreciated. Let’s hope the weather stays fine for them as driving a very slow old tractor in the pouring rain must be a miserable experience !

On 14th April, I attended the annual Group Leaders’ Meeting, which at Gaydon on your behalf. For the first time, as far as I recall, a record of the meeting has been made available as a set of notes and slides. If you are particularly interested in what went on, or you tend to suffer from insomnia, follow this link -

https://www.tr-register.co.uk/past-issue/2018/05/0093/TR-Register-Group-Leaders-Meeting-2018

Lastly, I am please to tell you that we now have a Facebook page. Take a look at https://www.facebook.com/chilterntrregister/ where you can post stuff on our wall and like us (!) or whatever one does on Facebook pages. Have fun. Thanks to Rosy and Wayne for making it happen.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


30th April 2018

Dear Friends

Our next meeting will be this Wednesday 2nd May at The Peacock, Henton, OX39 4AH

23rd – 24th June is The Flywheel Festival with the Classic and Sport Car Show is at Bicester Heritage. We will have club stand on the Sunday 24th. The discounted ticket offer (30% until Friday 8th June) is available by using the TRR discount code and following this link -

 https://www.tr-register.co.uk/past-issue/2018/01/0088/Classic-and-Sportscar-Show-formerly-Flywheel-2018

Don’t forget to request a display parking pass.

Be aware if you don't request a parking pass, on the day you will be directed to the public car park on arrival even if you are in a club car, as there will not be allocated space for your car on your stand.

If you order E-tickets to print at home, there is no transaction fee. If you want your tickets mailed to you, there will be a £1.95 Standard Delivery charge per transaction (not per ticket).

PARKING PASSES - please note, the club stand parking passes will NOT be sent out with the entry tickets. The parking pass will be emailed to you separately. TR Register members will be told that at time of your booking as a reminder

29th June – 1st July is The TR Register International Weekend with “Pistons in the Park” at Lincolnshire Show Ground, Lincoln LN2 2NA. Full details are in TR Action and advanced ticket are available via the TRR website online shop at http://www.tr-registershop.co.uk/tr-international-weekend-with-pistons-in-the-park-2018-10002-p.asp

The TR Register has also teamed up with “Pistons in the Park to bring a whole new dimension to event this year by hosting the show's 'Classic Edition' alongside our TR Register International Weekend, the Standard Triumph Marque Weekend and the National Weekend for Club Triumph.

That’s all for now. See you on Wednesday.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


15th April 2018

Dear Friends,

Our next meeting will be this Wednesday 18th April at The Akeman Inn at Kingswood, HP18 0QJ. See www.akemaninnkingswood.co.uk for details, directions and  menus.

They will set aside an area for us. When entering from the car park, it will be the slightly raised dining area in the right hand corner.

As they have an extensive parking, it would be a if we all park at the back of the car park (away from the building) so that we can all park together.

See you there !

Now, concerning the “Drive it Day” run on Sunday 22nd April.

Ron Rumens has kindly arranged  a visit to the Kempton Steam Museum and Waterworks Railway, Snakey Lane, Hanworth, TW13 7ND. See www.kemptonsteam.org for more details. If there is one thing that TR people seem to appreciate, as well as their cars, its steam engines ! The Press Office, Gaynor Cauter, has been kind enough to hold a space open for us and is excited by the prospect of our visit. As a courtesy we should confirm our interest and final numbers promptly so if you would like to go, if you haven’t already done so already, please let Ron (email ronrumens999@btinternet.com) or myself know.

We suggest meeting at M40 Beaconsfield services, to leave at 10:30 (or, if you prefer, you could meet us somewhere along the way or at the site).

A suggested route is to -

Head south on A355 for about 7 miles

Continue on to Royal Windsor Way, A332

Continue on to Goslar Way A308 for about 6 miles to A30

Take A30 towards M25, London, Staines

At roundabout, take 3rd exit onto Staines Bypass then on to A3044

Look for B377, Fodingbridge then on to B378 (right turn)

Back on to B377 Feltham Road continue on to Ashford Road A244 then T(urn)R(ight) into Sunbury Road

At roundabout take 1st exit on to Snakey Lane

We aim to arrive about 11:15 and people can leave as and when they wish.

Gaynor has confirmed that refreshments are available, so those who wish can meet us at Kempton Steam.

Other events are being organised by neighbouring groups, Kennet Valley and Vale of the White Horse and we have an open invitation to join them. Details will be on the TRR website or contact me and I will put you in touch with the right people.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


7th April 2018

Chiltern TR Group News

Dear Friends

A few news items for you.

Firstly, if you haven’t heard already, the TR Register was voted “National Car Club of the Year” at the for the National Car Club Awards was held at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show at the NEC on the evening of the 24th March, Congratulations to all concerned and particularly the Chiltern Group members who were heavily involved in the events mentioned in the citation. Well done to everyone and now follow that !

You can read the full article on the news page of the TRR website at http://www.tr-register.co.uk/article/2018/04/0137/TR-Register-announced-as-National-Car-Club-of-the-Year-2018

The Silverstone Classic is the 20th – 22nd July and as usual the TRR will have a significant presence with a club stand and a huge number of cars on display. As well as top class racing, there will be a lot of interesting side show and live bands in the evening. We have a significant advance discounted ticket deal which will also get your TR into the infield display area on the club stand. Although the Silverstone site says that advance deals expire on March 31st I know that is extended for a while. So, if you haven’t got your tickets already, you will need to act quickly. Bear in mind that the ’ticket packages’ are for two people plus car. You should got to

http://www.tr-register.co.uk/past-issue/2017/11/0090/Car-club-display-access-with-discounts-for-Silverstone-Classic-2018 and follow the link and use the discount code.

Last item for now is the Kop Hill Climb. Their website is now open for bookings. Go to https://www.kophillclimb.org.uk/entrants/ and book your car in for the display area and, maybe if you get luck, you maybe able to book for a run on the hill too. As this event gets more popular every year, it would be wise to make a booking sooner rather than later. If you need any help, please ask.

That’s all for now. Catch up soon.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


3rd April 2018

Dear Friends

Our next meeting will be this Wednesday evening, 4th April at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us for relaxed evening if good chat, good company and maybe a bite to eat too. Look forward to meeting you there.

The deadline for advanced ticket deals will soon be upon us and needs your attention.

4th – 6th May – Donington Historic Festival

A 50 % club discount on tickets ordered before before 20th April is available to members. Log on to the’ Members Area’ on the TRR website (www.tr-register.co.uk ), go to the ‘Discount/Vouchers’ page and follow the links to the event.

While you’re there, check out the links to the

Flywheel Festival with Classic & Sports Car Show:- 22nd – 24th June

and

The Silverstone Classic:- 20th – 22nd July

As more discounted club tickets are available.

See you on Wednesday.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


20th March 2018

Dear Friends

Since the forecast shows sunshine, perhaps some showers and a balmy 10 degrees, the social for this Sunday, 25th March will go ahead as planned. It will follow a scenic route across the Cotswolds, with a spot of lunch at The Redesdale Arms (no need to book) at Morton in Marsh, and back. We will meet at the Pear Tree Service Area at 10h00 and aim to leave by 10h30. Ron’s suggested route is shown below. If you would like to join us, and haven’t done so already, please let me know so that we don’t leave without you.

10:00 Pear Tree service area, junction of A44 and A34, meet at Starbucks.
10:30 Depart via A40 to Burford.
11:00, Turn right, down Burford High Street, A361.
Over bridge to traffic lights, keep ahead on A424 towards Stow
Turn right on A429to Stow, then continue ahead to
Turn Left on A424 and B4077 towards Tewkwesbury.
At Toddington, Turn Right on B4632 to Broadway
At Broadway, Turn Right on High Street, Left on Leamington Road to Join A44.
Turn Right on A44 (Signposted Oxford) then follow A44 to Moreton in Marsh.
At Moreton in Marsh, turn Left and park immediately or cross the main road to park.

Lunch is served in the bar of the Redesdale Arms from 12:00 Noon, but this fills up very quickly.

Now for something completely different. There is a track day at Castle Combe that may be of interest to some of you budding racers. Kevin Bryant has sent the following update. If you are interested, contact Kevin directly (details are in the magazine) or let me know and I will put you in touch with him.

“I still have 7 places not booked for the track day at Castle Combe on Wednesday 4 April 2018.

That’s likely to mean that come mid afternoon those who have paid their money and attended will have had enough track time and things will begin to slow down on the track.

To avoid this happening what I’d like to do is open up the track from 3.00pm to any TR member in their Triumph for a few laps.

Pay just £30 (including helmet hire) and TR Register members will be able to take their TR onto the track for a couple of 10 – 15 minute sessions. You won’t get a deal like this anywhere else.

To take advantage of this offer cars will have to have been driven to the circuit, go through the noise test (open from 2.00pm) and attend a drivers briefing 2.30 to 3.00pm.  The track will close at 5.00pm.

No need to book simply turn up in your TR on the day.

I’ll post more details on the forum, Members’ Chat

Many thanks

Kev Bryant”

Hope we see you on Sunday, if not, have a good weekend whatever you’re doing.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


14th March 2018

Dear Friends

A couple of reminders for you.

Sunday 25th March (the start of British Summer Time !) is in the diary for the next mid month meeting but at this time of the year, these events are obviously weather dependent. We’re thinking of a run out on a favourite route across the Cotswolds and a spot of lunch. If you would join us, please let me know. I will confirm arrangements nearer the time when the weather forecast is more reliable.

Rushing up is Sunday 22nd April and “Drive it Day” and a bit of planning is necessary.

For those of you who may be familiar with this event, it is held annually on the nearest Sunday to St George’s Day to help raise awareness of the large and important extent of the classic vehicle movement in the UK (which is worth billion to the economy). It is usually the precursor to a season of classic motoring with most clubs and organisations arranging events and runs. Consequently you will be spoilt for choice but whatever you do, if your car or bike is roadworthy, get out there and be seen and give your support.

We have an option to visit the Kempton Steam Museum and Waterworks Railway at Hanworth, TW13 7ND. See www.kemptonsteam.org for more details. If there is one thing that TR people seem to appreciate, as well as their cars, its steam engines ! The Press Officer has been kind enough to hold a space open for us and is excited by the prospect of our visit. As a courtesy we must confirm our interest promptly so if you would like to go, please let me or Ron Rumens (email ronrumens999@btinternet.com ) know asap.

Other events are being organised by neighbouring groups, Kennet Valley and Vale of the White Horse and we have an open invitation to join them. Details will be on the TRR website or contact me and I will put you in touch with the right people.

Further a field, there is a meeting of the South and South West TRR Groups at Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil BA22 7LH. Its a great venue and will be a good day out. If you are interested in this one, again contact me and I will put you in touch with Derek Hurford who is organising the event.

That’s all for now. Catch up soon.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


14th January 2018

Dear Friends

Our next meeting will be on Sunday 21st January with a visit to the Oxford Bus Museum, Hanborough Railway Station, Long Hanborough, Oxon, OX29 8LA, which also features the Morris Motors Museum. See http://www.oxfordbusmuseum.org.uk/

Ron Rumens, who is organising the event says -

“We are expected at the bus museum, where there is a small snack facility with Coffee etc. I suggest arriving between 10:00 - 10:30.

Brian Johnston has booked a table for lunch for 10 people at the George & Dragon in Long Hanborough for 1:00pm.

Anyone who would like to join us for lunch, please email ronrumens999@btinternet.com

Next a message from the organisers of the Wallingford Car Rally -

“The event this year is on Sunday 13th May and tickets will go on sale online at 8pm on Thursday 1st February.

Due to the requirement from the council to increase our insurance and other associated costs in putting the event on, we have had to increase the ticket price to £12. Remember that every penny goes to support local charities.

You can order yours at our Big Cartel website here

http://wallingfordcarrally.bigcartel.com/

Finally, a couple of dates to draw to your attention –

The TR Register Spring Ball is 6th -8th April 2018 at Casa Hotel, Chesterfield. Details can be found on the TRR website and ticket can be bought through the online shop.

The Flywheel Festival with the Classic & Sports Car Show at Bicester Heritage is 23rd – 24th June. The TRR have booked a club stand space for the Sunday 24th and have an advance ticket deal which will give 30% off the gate price. Further detail will be on the TRR website very shortly.

That’s all for now. Catch up soon.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 758935


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