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The Next Meetings will be -

Wednesday 20th June at The Pheasant, Brill, HP18 9TG
and
Wednesday 4th July at
The Peacock, Henton, OX39 4AH

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 concerning Chiltern Group News, please send  your e-mail address to - peterbowden@btinternet.com

 

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


29th December 2017

Dear Friends

I trust you all enjoyed the Christmas break.

There are a couple of events early in the New Year to draw to your attention.

Monday 1st January is Vintage Stony, the classic and vintage meeting at Stony Stratford, MK11 1BE (for those of you fit enough). See www.vintagestony.co.uk for more details. I suggest that you plan to get there early as it does get very busy. It will be all finished by lunch time.

Wednesday 3rd January is the first Chiltern Group meeting at The Peacock in Henton. Do come and join us if you can.

Sunday 7th January is the first Scramble Meeting of the year at Bicester Heritage.

See http://bicesterheritage.couk/events/ for more information. Details of the advance club ticket option are in the message below -

“Dear Peter

Tickets for the Sunday Scramble on 7th January 2018 are now on sale via the Bicester Heritage website http://bicesterheritage.co.uk/?ticket=sunday-scramble-tickets

In order to obtain club tickets your members will need to click on the ‘Enter Promotional Code’ link towards the top of the ‘Tickets’ block on the booking page and input your club discount code TRJAN18. The club ticket option will then be visible for them to select and purchase their tickets.

Please could you share the discount code and instructions above with your members when promoting the Scramble.  This not only enables them to purchase advance discounted tickets but allows us to see how many club vehicles to expect when planning the space for your club parking display area. Please note, club tickets sales close at midnight Monday 1st January 2018 and are subject to availability.

Clubs attending with 10 vehicles or more may be allocated their own club parking display area. In the event that this number is not achieved and we are unable to provide a display parking area we will advise affected clubs after the ticket cut-off date of 1st January 2018.

Clubs are welcome to use flags and gazebos to promote themselves within their club display area but will need to make sure that they have their own insurance to cover any damage caused should any of these items fall or blow over.  If you wish to do this, we will require a copy of your insurance and a risk assessment.

We appreciate the TR Register supporting this event again, we hope that your club members have an enjoyable day here.

Best regards

Elaine

Historic Promotions Ltd”

That’s all for now, except to wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

Peter

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


4th December 2017

Dear Friends

 Our net meeting, and the last of 2017, will be this Wednesday 6th December at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us if you can for a relaxed evening of good chat, good ale and maybe a bite to eat too. You will be most welcome.     

See you there ! 

Peter

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


14th November 2017

Dear Friends

Further to my last message concerning the visit to the Museum of English Rural Life on Sunday 19th November.

Ron Rumens has had difficulty booking somewhere for lunch following the visit and our first choice venue was unable to accommodate us all so we’re now into Plan B.

See below -

“Hi all,
I failed to get a booking at the Horse & Groom, and I have had no joy from the Shire Horse.
The Catherine Wheel at Henley -on-Thames however was easy to contact and very helpful.
The only drawback of the Catherine Wheel is the difficulty of parking in Henley-on-Thames.
There is parking in several places and Sandra and I have never failed to find somewhere, but it would be in a public car park which some people may not be keen on. We have parked the TR4 there many times without a problem.
I have a table reserved for 2:00 pm, but I need to confirm numbers as soon as possible.
Please let me know if you are interested.

Note: Some of us are meeting at the Thame Service area just off the A418 at 9:00, otherwise, we will be at the MERL for a coffee at 10:30.

Hope this is OK
Regards
Ron”

See https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all-pubs/england/oxfordshire/the-catherine-wheel-henleyonthames

If you would like to join us for lunch, please confirm to either Ron or myself if you have not already done so.

Peter

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


8th November 2017

Dear Friends

Due to a clash of dates with the Classic Motor Show at the NEC this weekend, our next meeting will be on Sunday 19th November. For this we have arranged something completely different ! A visit to The Museum of Rural Life at the University of Reading, 6 Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5EX (which is just off the A4). See www.reading.ac.uk/themerl. The idea is to meet in the café which is on site sometime late morning. I will send more details of the tour and lunch arrangements nearer the date but in the meantime, to help with the planning, please let me or Ron Rumens know if this is of interest.

Peter

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


30th October 2017

Dear Friends

Our next meeting will be this Wednesday, 1st November, at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us if you can for a relaxed evening of chat and good company, and perhaps a bite to eat too.

The TR Register Annual General Meeting is this Sunday, 5th November at Puckrup Hall Hotel. Puckrup Lane, Puckrup, near Tewkesbury GL20 6EL. Even if you are unable to attend, you could still have a say in how your club is run by using your proxy vote. The email below, and the attached form, which I received over the weekend, will explain more of what is involved. The form is a Word file so you could over-type it and email it to the office at office@tr-register.co.uk. If you prefer, you could print it and send it by post.

 “Dear Members

National TR Register AGM

I would ask you as TR Register members to please use your right to vote, if you are unable or unlikely to attend the TR Register AGM at Tewkesbury on November 5th, please take the time to fill in the attached Proxy form.

You have the choice to, Vote For, Against, or Abstain. Votes For and Against and counted one is deducted from the other, if a director is not elected then one can be co-opted on the Board on your behalf. You have your say.

Proxy Form will need to be returned by 10.30am November 3rd to -

TR Register Office

1B Hawksworth,

Southmead Industrial Park,

Didcot,

Oxfordshire OX11 7HR

email Office@tr-register.co.uk

 

If you have any further questions or concerns, please let me know.

Peter

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


20th October 2017

Dear Friends

The Classic Motor Show 2017 is 10th – 12th November at the NEC, Birmingham B40 1NT. Advanced tickets are available by following this link and using the unique TRR Booking Code. Although only slightly cheaper (and subject to a booking fee), it may well save a bit of time queuing at the gate.

Booking link: www.necclassicmotorshow.com/tickets

Use Booking Code: CFCMS17

NB this code is only valid for Saturday and Sunday tickets NOT Friday

Reminder:

The Chiltern Group Christmas Dinner Dance, at the De Vere Horwood Estate (otherwise know as Horwood House), Little Horwood, is Saturday 2nd December.

Ian Smith needs to receive your menu choices by the next meeting, if not before, as all the catering is planned in advance. Another copy of the menu is attached (PDF file). Please send your choices to Ian at julieiansmith@btinternet.com

Also, final payment by cash, bank transfer or cheque (to TR Register - Chiltern Group) would be appreciated.

If you haven’t booked yet, there is still time but you will have to act quickly by contacting Ian Smith at the above email.

For room reservations, contact the hotel directly at 01296 722100 and quote Chiltern TR Group.

Peter

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


16th October 2017

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday evening, 18th October, at Canaletto (bar and restaurant) on the A41 at Kingswood, HP18 0RB. Do come and join us, if you can, for a social evening of chat and good company.

Sunday 5th November is the TR Register AGM at the Puckrup Hall Hotel. Puckrup Lane, Puckrup, near Tewkesbury GL20 6EL. It is 10.30am registration for 11.00am start. Details of the agenda, resolutions and nominations can be found in the Members’ Area of the TRR website at www.tr-register.co.uk/agm . There you will find a profiles and the manifestos of those standing for election. You will be able to use a proxy vote, should you wish, and that too is explained in detail. Do check it out. It’s your club and you have a say in its future direction.

If you have problems logging on to the TRR website, please let me know and I will seek some help. A party of us will be attending the AGM and you would be welcome to join us.

Peter

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


2nd October 2017

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday, 4th October at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us for a convivial evening, good ale, good company and good food. You will all be most welcome.

The Group continues to receive compliments and kind words about our show at The Kop Hill Climb event. It was a great Team effort and much appreciated by all the members, family and friends. You have an enviable reputation for hospitality and a warm welcome.

Wayne Scott has put a report and some of the pictures on the TRR website at http://www.tr-register.co.uk/article/2017/10/0111/The-TR-Registers-Chiltern-area-cook-up-a-storm-at-Kop-Hillclimb. Do take a look.

Sunday 5th November is the TR Register AGM at the Puckrup Hall Hotel. Puckrup Lane, Puckrup, near Tewkesbury GL20 6EL. It is 10.30am registration for 11.00am start. Details of the agenda, resolutions and nominations can be found in the Members’ Area of the TRR website. If you have problems logging on to the website, please let me know and I will seek some help. A party of us will be attending the AGM and you would be welcome to join us.

Catch up soon.

Peter

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


21st September 2017

Dear Friends

Here are a couple of dates which will be of interest and that need your attention.

The final Scramble Meeting at Bicester Heritage will be on Sunday 1st October from 09hoo until 14h00. Advance adult tickets for registered Club members purchased online are £4 per person (plus booking fee) but this deal expires on 24th September so you will have to be quick to take advantage, if you haven’t already.

See the message below from the organisers -

Dear Peter,

As the TR Register is registered for the Sunday Scramble on 1st October at Bicester Heritage I would like to ask if you could promote this event to your club members and remind them that the deadline for purchasing club tickets is midnight Sunday 24th September. Club tickets can be purchased online via the Bicester Heritage website, please could you ask your members to choose the ‘Buy Club Member Tickets’ option and then select your club from the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page below the vehicle details. This allows us to see how many vehicles you have attending and how much space to reserve for your club display area.

http://bicesterheritage.couk/events/

http://bicesterheritage.co.uk/event/sunday-scramble-tickets/

Your club should be allocated a club display parking area but in the event that your club does not achieve sufficient club ticket sales I will be in touch to let you know. This will be after 24th September when we have reviewed club ticket sales. We look forward to seeing you all here on the 1st October and hope that you have a lovely day out. Should you have any questions in the meantime please contact me.

Best wishes

Elaine Jell [Elaine@historicpromotions.com]

Saturday 2nd December is the Chiltern Group Christmas Dinner Dance will be at Horwood House, De Vere Horwood Estate, Little Horwood, Buckinghamshire MK17 0PH. There are a few places left at the moment but you will need to be quick or you will miss the fun.

For more details, contact Ian Smith at julieiansmith@btinternet.com. Cost of £40 per head. A £10 deposit to Ian when booking would be appreciated together with your menu choices. A (rather poor copy) of the menu is attached.

Comfortable rooms are available at reasonable rates and should be booked directly with the hotel at 01296 722100 (mention the Chiltern TR Group).

We will have use of a private dinning room and can join the disco in the main function room, so quiet or lively, depending on your preference.

See menu (PDF file)

Peter

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


16th September 2017

Dear Friends

The venue for our next meeting is shown below

Hi Peter,

I’m pleased to be able to confirm that we are returning to one of our favourites for our September mid-monthly, which is booked for next Wednesday 20th September at:

The Butchers Arms
Main Street
Fringford
Nr Bicester
OX27 8EB

Tel: 01869-277363

www.thebutchersarmsfringford.com

As with our previous visit, the food is home cooked, the portions hearty and the prices very reasonable.

In addition to the car park, we can park on the hard standing area on the edge of the adjacent cricket pitch as previously.

The kitchen opens at 6.30pm but they will take food orders prior to this.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

Best regards

Aidan

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group

www.chiltern-trs.co.uk

01296 481683 and 07860 758935


15th September 2017

Dear Friends

A short note for the many of you who will be at the Kop Hill Climb this weekend -

As usual, there will be a BBQ for members, friends and family. Instead of brining food, we ask for a small donation. It’s easier to plan and more efficient if our catering team bring the necessary (all from local suppliers). Once we have covered our out of pocket expenses, the balance will be donated to Cancer Research (you may know that we lost another good friend recently). There will also be all day tea and coffee and afternoon cakes (we can always use more cakes <g>).

On the Saturday evening, for those interested, there will be a curry night at the Indian in Waddesdon (English food available too). The plan is to eat around 8pm (and we get a good deal if we pay cash !). If anybody would like to meet in the Lion at Waddesdon between 7 and 7:30 for a few beers before hand, you will find some of the team in residence. Contact Dave Broomhead during the day. You can’t miss him, he’s the guy cooking all the food on the BBQ !

Have a great weekend.

Peter

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


3rd September 2017

Dear Friends

Our next meeting will be this Wednesday, 6th September at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us for a convivial evening, good ale, good company and good food. You will be most welcome.

A couple of reminders for you -

Kop Hill is the 16th and 17th September. Time is running out to book you place in the display area (if you haven’t done so already).

The final public meeting of the year at Bicester Heritage, the Sunday Scramble, is on 1st October from 09h00 until 14h00. The deadline for the advanced ticket deal (50% off the gate price) is 24th September. Go to the ‘Club Members’ page at http://bicesterheritage.co.uk/event/sunday-scramble-tickets/club-member-vehicle/. We will have a TRR parking area with enough space for everyone.

Finally, a message from Charles Peers -

“I must first apologise once again as I am yet again holding out the begging bowl in this time in aid of the Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust (OHCT) which supports many of our local churches (St Kartherine’s Chiselhampton being one for which we are very grateful) with much needed funds for repairs and maintenance, now that there is less available from Central funding. On September 9th there is a national event known as Ride & Stride, where fund raisers are encouraged to visit as many of their local churches in the day collecting sponsorships for so much per Church visit, in aid of the local churches trust, this can be either on foot, Cycle, or Horse back, son Tom and I decided to do this on my vintage tractors (some refer to them as vintage I just think of them as like me slightly out of date as I used them when they were in current production and use).

It may appear that we have taken the easy option by riding on a tractor, this is not so easy as all that we do not have heaters, air-conditioning or any other weather protection, nor do these machines have any road springs, if the weather is anything like last year we get soaked through to the skin, as it rained all day and we were determined to stay the course, (I think we missed just one on our planned route) we feel this is a sacrifice we are prepared to take in aid of our little gem of a church.

Tom had the brilliant idea to do Ride & Stride in Oxford, as there is a greater concentration of Churches in one given area thus improving our productivity and improve on the 15 we visited last year, however after a lot of thought we realised that parking could be an issue, and leaving a tractor in the streets of Oxford running, whilst we dashed into a church for a signature to say we had genuinely visited it could well present a problem.

I realise that a lot of you have very generously supported me in the past for previous Ride & Strides, as well as the annual Chiltern road run in aid of the air ambulance, I am most grateful to you all for this, and quite understand if you feel you have done enough, in which case please forgive me for asking and thanks very much for your most generous donations. We have to realise though that these are both charities that benefit us all in one way or another, perhaps we could argue that they should be centrally funded, the fact is that they are not and it is up to us to do what we can. Needless to say they need constant supply of money resulting in those of us with the time have to keep asking for sponsorship, so please forgive me and give!!

This year I have set up a just giving page so that anyone who goes to this page can donate electronically saving us all a lot of time and effort.

MY JUST GIVING PAGE IS -

www.justgiving.com/Charles-Peers

Many thanks in anticipation

Charles

Charles Peers
2 Views Farm Cottage
Windmill Hill,
Great Milton,
Oxford.
OX44 7NW
01844278200”

 

Peter

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


24th August 2017

Dear Friends

The Brill Festival will take place over this Bank Holiday Weekend, on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August. The beer festival and classic car show are this Sunday at the cricket ground. Entrance is free and you can come and go as you please. See www.brillfestival.org.uk/ for more information.

16th and 17th September is the Kop Hill Climb. The events seem to get bigger and more successful every year, attracting 16,000 people in 2016 and raising an amazing £100,000 for local charities.

This has become our traditional late summer party where we put on a substantial display of cars and entertain family and friends with Dave’s now famous BBQ, afternoon cakes and enough tea and coffee to float a battleship. Our catering committee are working hard on the logistics as I write.

Although entries for the hill climb have long since closed, you will still be able to get your TR into the display area. See www.kophillclimb.org.uk/entrants.html for advance tickets. Do come and join the fun.

Those of you who have a policy with TR Register Insurance and took out the optional breakdown cover need to be aware that due to a (hopefully temporary) problem within the AA (who provide the service via DAS), there may be some confusion if you call for assistance and quote only your car registration number and or TRR membership number, or indeed your insurance policy number. It seems the AA apparently haven't got their act together with that data yet !

Please note that for the time being you will need to quote the breakdown Policy Number TSO/6900196. This number is printed on the cover of your breakdown policy booklet.

I hope that you will never need it !

Catch up soon.

Peter

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


11th August 2017

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday, 16th August and will be The Home Sweet Home at Roke, near Benson, OX10 6JD. Some of you will know this charming pub quite well as it used to be our regular venue a few years back. Surely time for another visit ?

See www.hshroke.com for menus and directions.

The Brill Festival will take place once again over the Bank Holiday Weekend, on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August. The beer festival and classic car show are on the Sunday at the cricket ground. Entrance is free and you can come and go as you please. See www.brillfestival.org.uk/ for more information.

16th and 17th September is the Kop Hill Climb. The events seem to get bigger and more successful every year, attracting 16,000 people in 2016 and raising an amazing £100,000 for local charities.

This has become our traditional late summer party where we put on a substantial display of cars and entertain family and friends with Dave’s now famous BBQ, afternoon cakes and enough tea and coffee to float a battleship. Our catering committee are working hard on the logistics as I write.

Although entries for the hill climb have long since closed, you will still be able to get your TR into the display area. See www.kophillclimb.org.uk/entrants.html for advance tickets. Do come and join the fun.

Sunday 1st October is the last open event at Bicester Heritage, the Sunday Scramble. Advance tickets are available at http://bicesterheritage.co.uk/event/sunday-scramble-tickets/, then take the ‘Buy Club Member Vehicle tickets’ option (I have listed the TRR as one of the clubs). The discounted ticket offer expires at midnight on Sunday 24th September.

Catch up with you on Wednesday.

Peter

Ps with great regret I have to report that the sad news has reached me that Rob Camden passed away on Thursday 10th August having lost a brave battle. A great TR enthusiast and a thoroughly good man, he will be sorely missed by his many friends. Our thoughts are with Andrea and the family.

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


30th July 2017

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday, 2nd August at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us if you can for a relaxed evening of chat, good ale and good food. Remember that there is now additional parking (which should be sign posted) to the left as you come in.

We have an invitation to join the MG Summer Picnic on Sunday 6th August, along with the Vale of the White Horse and Kennet Valley TR groups, at Millet Farm Centre, Frilford near Abingdon OX13 5HB. See the attached flyer for more details.

The 14th ANNUAL SHIN-DIG that is the Brill Festival will take place once again over the Bank Holiday Weekend, on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August. The beer festival and classic car show are on the Sunday at the cricket ground. Entrance is free and you can come and go as you please. See www.brillfestival.org.uk/ for more information.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 7589


3rd July 2017

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday, 5th July at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us if you can for a relaxed evening of chat, good ale and good food. The weather is looking good too ! Remember that there is additional parking (which should be sign posted) to the left as you come in.

A few imminent dates for the diary -

ITV4 at 20h00 is an hour long program about the Festival of Speed 2017 at Goodwood. Remember to set your recorder !

7th – 9th July is the TR Register International Weekend at The Three Counties Showground, Malvern, WR13 6NW. The program was published with the last edition of TR Action.

14th -16th July is the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

28th – 30th July is the Silverstone Classic.

See you on Wednesday.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 7589


3rd June 2017

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday, 7th June at The Peacock in Henton. Please do come and join us for a relaxed evening in good company with good ale and good food. You will be most welcome.

As we go though June and into July the diary gets very busy. Here are a few dates that will be of interest -

Sunday 11th June is Classics on the Crick at Main Road, Naphill, HP14 4OX (raising money for Thames Valley Air Ambulance). See www.classicsonthecrick.co.uk for details.

Sunday 18th June 14h00 – 18h00 it’s Open Gardens at Sulgrave, near Banbury OX17 2SD. Sulgrave Gardens are opening for the National Garden Scheme. Ingram Lloyd saysWe only open every other year and it is a rather a mammoth village effort for this scheme which raises a great deal of money for charity. We manage around well, taking well over £1000 and usually over £2000 which makes this effort very worth while.

However we do need the footfall so if you can come that would be really lovely. If you know of anyone else who might be interested in a visit please pass this on.

Cost £6 pp. Teas are scrumptious. I gather that there will also be a plant stall.

I do hope that you can come and that the weather will be kind !! See www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/17646/ for more detail. Charities which will be supported are at www.ngs.org.uk/who-we-are/

With best wishes

Ingram”

Sunday 18th June is the Standard Triumph Marque Day (as part of the Retro Show event) at Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough NN29 7XA. See www.retroshow.co.uk/index.php and TR Action for details.

Wednesday 21st June is the mid month meeting which will be at The Horse and Jockey, Stanford in the Vale, Faringdon, SN7 8NN with our good friends, the Vale of the White Horse Group. See www.horseandjockey.org/

24th – 25th June is the Flywheel Festival at Bicester Heritage (the TRR will be there with a club stand on Sunday 25th June). Advance tickets are available at advantageous prices via the TRR website online shop at www.tr-register.co.uk/event/2017/06/0333/TR-REGISTER-EVENT-Flywheel-Bicester-TICKETS-NOW-AVAILABLE-AT-TR-REGISTER-SHOP

Sunday 2nd July 09h00 – 16h30 is the Notcutts Classic Car Show, Notcutts Garden Centre, Nr Oxford OX44 9PY. It is an informal event, entrance is free, you can turn up and leave any time you like. There will be a funfair for kids, the garden centre is open as is the restaurant. It would help to register your interest at 01865 343454 or email classiccarshow@notcutts.co.uk Contact: Jonathan Tew (Manager) Also see flyer attached.

7th – 9th July is the TRR International Weekend 2017 at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern. Complete details are in TR Action and on the TRR website.

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 75893


7th May 2017

Dear Friends

Our next meeting will be this Wednesday evening, 10th May at The Boot, Chinnor Road, Bledlow Ridge, HP14 4AW. The Boot Pub is a village community owned country pub and eating house. They are proud to be a free house and support the local Marlow Rebellion brewery, and offer good ales, fresh locally produced food and fabulous wines.

For menus and directions see www.theboot-bledlowridge.co.uk/menus/

See you there !

Peter

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


1st May 2017

Dear Friends

Our next meeting will be this Wednesday, 3rd May at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us, we would welcome your company.

Those of you not going o the trip to Jabbeke may be interested to know that there is a “Garden Party Weekend” at Notcutts Garden Centre on the 18th - 21st May. Classic car clubs are invited. If you are interest, please let me know and I will put you in touch with Phil Horsley of the Kennet Valley Group who is organising things. Notcutts is at Nuneham Courtney, OX44 9PY.

The Flywheel Festival at Bicester Heritage is the weekend of 24th – 25th June. For those who have not been before, “expect to see magnificent displays and flypasts from historic aircraft; thrilling demonstrations by historic road and racing cars; and dramatic military vehicle displays and re-enactors.

You will also see hundreds of classic cars and bikes on show and spend time enjoying the vintage shopping, traditional fun fair rides and period music performances. Or just sit back and relax and soak up the atmosphere of this unique venue.

The skies above Bicester Heritage will be the backdrop for the return of one of Britain’s most famous flying machines, a Mk IX Spitfire flying in its original 222 Squadron Code ZD-B livery. It will be joined in a dogfight recreation by this Hispano Buchon in Messerschmitt 'Yellow 10' livery, with both aircraft also touching down to be on static display.”

The TR Register has taken a club stand space on Sunday 25th and will be welcoming a number of the local TR groups. Advanced tickets are available, for entrance (including access to our infield parking area for TRs and classics), at an advantageous price via the TR Register online shop at www.tr-registershop.co.uk/events-71-c.asp. The amount of space we will be allocated will be based on the number of tickets sold.

See you on Wednesday.

Peter

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


17th April 2017

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday, 19th April will be at The Black Bull, West End, Launton, OX26 5DG. (Please note NOT The Bull Inn at the crossroads). The Black Bull offers a traditional village pub atmosphere with good cask ales, lagers, ciders and great pub fayre. Their particular speciality is Italian dishes (the Chef Patron is Italian). See www.blackbull-launton.co.uk/ for menus and directions.

Sunday 23rd is “Drive it Day”. We have organised a scenic (suggested) route to Malmesbury in Wiltshire for lunch at The Old Bell Hotel. There will be two starting points, The Shillingford Bridge Hotel, on Shillingford Road, Wallingford, OX10 8LZ, leaving at 09h45 or The Brewers Fayre, Oxford Road, Bicester, OX26 1BT, leaving at 10h00. In both cases arrive earlier if you fancy coffee before setting off. The will be another stop en route, where both groups will meet, at Wyevale Garden Centre, Lechlade, GL7 3DP at 11h00 and leave at 11h30. We aim to be at The Old Bell just after midday. We need to given menu choices in advance; please send to Mike Fenton if you haven’t done so already (see menu at www.chiltern-trs.co.uk/Support%20files/The%20Old%20Bell%20menu.pdf ).

Those of you going on the Jabbeke Trip 19th – 22nd May will have received an email from me with details of the catering options. If you haven’t done so already, would you let me have your choices as our good friends in Belgium need to make the necessary arrangements on our behalf. Thanks.

See you on Wednesday

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group

www.chiltern-trs.co.uk

01296 481683 and 07860 758935


30th March 2017

Dear Friends

We have another event before the next Henton meeting. Sunday 2nd April, is “Coffee and Classics” at the Cotswold Motor Hub, Bibury Airfield, Ablington (open from 09:00 - 12:00). You can find it on Facebook. We propose meeting up at Millets Farm Centre, Frilford, OX13 5HB, on the A415, and leaving at 09:30. See www.milletsfarmcentre.com. After admiring all that is on show at the Motor Hub, there is an optional run through the Cotswolds via Fish Hill to Morton in Marsh, for lunch at the Redesdale Arms. Advanced booking is not available but this has not been a problem in the past, as long as you arrive early, say 1200 or soon after. The Sunday roast lunch is a popular choice.

Rushing up, we have “Drive it Day” on Sunday 23rd April. There will be many events to celebrate the classic car movement this and but we are planning a social run over the Cotswolds to Malmesbury in Wiltshire for lunch at The Old Bell (reputedly the oldest hotel in England). I have attached the menu. We need to make bookings and menu choices in advance, so if you are interested, please get in touch asap. The run will leave from two departure points, either Bicester or near Benson. Pick which ever is most convenient for you. Details and a suggested route will be sent out nearer the time.

Another event to note is the Flywheel Festival at Bicester Heritage on the weekend of 24th – 25th June. For those who have not been before, “expect to see magnificent displays and flypasts from historic aircraft; thrilling demonstrations by historic road and racing cars; and dramatic military vehicle displays and re-enactors.

You can also see hundreds of classic cars and bikes on show and spend time enjoying the vintage shopping, traditional fun fair rides and period music performances. Or just sit back and relax and soak up the atmosphere of this unique venue”.

The TR Register has taken a club stand space on Sunday 25th and will be welcoming a number of the local TR groups. Advanced tickets are available, for entrance (including access to our infield parking area for TRs and classics), at an advantageous price via the TR Register online shop at www.tr-registershop.co.uk/events-71-c.asp. The amount of space we will be allocated will be based on the number of tickets sold.

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


15th March 2017

Dear Friends

Our next meeting will be this Sunday lunchtime, 19th March at The Lions at Bledlow, HP27 9PE. See http://thelionsofbledlow.co.uk/. We have a table booked for 12:00 - 12:30. A Sunday Roast is on the website at £10.50, for example. There is an optional “social run”, leaving form Notcutts Garden Centre, Nuneham Courtenay, just off the Golden Balls roundabout, OX44 9PP, at 11:00. Tulip route will be provided; a run of about 30 miles to arrive in time for lunch. If you are interested in lunch, please let us know asap as we need to supply numbers to the restaurant

We have a second event before the next Henton meeting. Sunday 2nd April, “Coffee and Classics” at the Cotswold Motor Hub, Bibury Airfield, Ablington, which is open from 09:00 - 12:00. You can find it on Facebook. We propose meeting up at Millets Farm Centre, Frilford, OX13 5HB, on the A415, and leaving at 09:30. See www.milletsfarmcentre.com and www.cotswoldcars.com/motorhub/. Also, there will be an optional run through the Cotswolds via Fish Hill to Moreton in Marsh, for lunch at the Redesdale Arms.

Next, a plea for support. Sarah Hannon, Roger Alderton’s daughter has been in training and is undertaking her first run on Sunday 26th March, the 10k Dublin Port Run, in memory of her late father.

Sarah says “Oesophageal Cancer ... most people can't say it let alone become acquainted with this hideous disease. Unfortunately 2016 is a year that is etched on my family because it’s the year we lost a Husband, father, granddad and all round top bloke to it. Roger had a love of life, travel, classic cars and a warm wit, which is now sadly silenced.

I am Sarah, a bit middle aged with creaky legs, but an iron clad determination to raise some funds to fight this awful disease. I have decided to run ... oh yes like a nutter I am determined to do a 10K, a half Marathon and then a full blown marathon. Its pretty simple run for money !

If you are able to help, please see www.gofundme.com/oesophgeal-cancer to make a donation by either card or Paypal (as its Ireland, payments are made in Euros).

Lastly, the ‘Early Bird’ discounted ticket offer is set to expire by 31st March. I believe that this applies to the public and may not mean the car club packages available. But that’s not clear from their website so to sure, get your order in now at www.silverstoneclassic.com/whats-on/clubs/car--bike-club-display-package and use the unique TR Register booking code 17090SCC. Remember, 1 package is 2 tickets plus entry to the infield club parking area.

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


3rd March 2017

In Memoriam

To celebrate the life of Graham Charles Martin

Thursday 9th March

A service at 3pm at St Mary Le More Church, Market Place, Wallingford OX10 0AN and afterwards at Wallingford Sports Park Hithercroft.

Graham was one of the founder members of the Chiltern TR Group and help make it was it is today. He made a significant contribution, not only to group, but to the TR Register as a whole. Most will remember him from his days at Flint & Co in Wallingford where, with enthusiasm and determination, he introduced the TR Register Insurance Scheme, which has been of benefit to members ever since.

More recently he and his partner Alison lived in Spain to enjoy their days in the sun.

He will be remembered as a very relaxed, sociable guy who was great fun to be with.

Peter

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


27th February 2017

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday, 1st March at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and see us for a relaxed and sociable evening of good chat, good beer and maybe a bite to eat too.

Coming up we have -

Sunday 23rd April is “Drive it Day”.

“Drive it Day”, held annually on the nearest Sunday to St George’s Day, celebrates the anniversary of an epic journey in which 64 cars that left London on the first day of Royal Automobile Club Thousand Mile Trial on 23rd April 1900. The tour lasted until May 12th and remarkably 46 made it to the finish line. All the more impressive considering how few surfaced road there were and the absence of filling stations and garages.

This annual celebration of motoring is used to raise awareness and publicise the all important classic vehicle movement in the UK. Members are encouraged to use their two, three, four or more wheeled vehicles for a day, to mark the UK’s transport heritage at its finest.

We are planning a run to Malmesbury in Wiltshire (SN16 0BW) and lunch at The Old Bell Hotel, which claims to be the “oldest hotel in England”. It certainly looks very nice. See www.oldbellhotel.co.uk/. The aim would be to meet at and leave from Bicester (probably around 10h00) and take a scenic route cross country, arriving at Malmesbury in time for lunch. Table booked for 12 for 12h30. More details anon.

28th – 30th April is the Donington Historic Festival.

The unique booking code for TR Register members is 17TRREG (which will appear in the next TR Action). This will allow advance ticket online bookings at a discounted price. See www.doningtonhistoric.com/

19th – 22nd May MVC 575 returns to Jabbeke

This is now getting to be a large group ! The plan is that a number of members and their TRs will accompany the car back to Belgium. Most will take the Eurotunnel on 19th May departing 1150hrs and returning on Monday 22nd May, again by Eurotunnel on the 1150hrs service. We have made room reservations at the Ibis De Haan (tel +32 59 24 20 30 or book online at www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-8092-ibis-de-haan/index.shtml ) for the 19th – 22nd May. If you would like to join us, and everybody is welcome, please get in touch. It’s not too late to make a booking but you will have to be quick.

28th – 30th July is the Silverstone Classic.

The TR Register booking code is 17090SCC (which will appear in the next TR Action). This will allow you to buy advanced tickets online at discounted prices. The code is for a ‘package’ of two tickets and access to the infield club parking area. You will need to give the registration number of your car, which will be printed on the tickets. Take care when booking and remember a package is for two tickets. See www.silverstoneclassic.com/

Please note, according to the small print, this ticket deal is due to expire 31st March 2017. Make you bookings now !

See you on Wednesday

Peter

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


6th February 2017

Dear Friends

I have a few bits of news to share with you.

Firstly, at the meeting last Wednesday, the Annual Members’ Meeting, I am pleased to say that I was re-elected as Group Leader, Geoff Wooldridge as Deputy and Mike Fenton joins us a Treasurer. We will do our best to serve you over the coming twelve months and we thank your for your continued support. Next up, details of some of the forthcoming events.

28th – 30th April is the Donington Historic Festival.

The unique booking code for TR Register members is 17TRREG (which will appear in the next TR Action). This will allow advance ticket online bookings at a discounted price. See www.doningtonhistoric.com/

MVC 575 returns to Jabbeke 19th – 22nd May.

Follow the fantastic restoration work by Glen and Chris at Protek, the world speed record TR2 is now running again and looking immaculate. The car made history on 20th May 1953 during speed trials held on a highway near Jabbeke in Belgium but was dismantled and stored away in 1976 awaiting a restoration that never happened. Glen acquired the car twelve months ago and has spent every waking hour and untold money getting ready for a return to Jabbeke.

The plan is that a number of members and their TRs will accompany the car back to Belgium. We will take the Eurotunnel on 19th May departing 1150hrs and returning on Monday 22nd May, again by Eurotunnel on the 1150hrs service. We have made room reservations at the Ibis De Haan (tel +32 59 24 20 30 or book online at www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-8092-ibis-de-haan/index.shtml ) for the 19th – 22nd May. If you would like to join us, everybody is welcome, please get in touch.

28th – 30th July is the Silverstone Classic.

The TR Register booking code is 17090SCC (which will appear in the next TR Action). This will allow you to buy advanced tickets online at discounted prices. The code is for a ‘package’ of two tickets and access to the infield club parking area. You will need to give the registration number of your car, which will be printed on the tickets. Take care when booking and remember a package is for two tickets. See www.silverstoneclassic.com/

Peter

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


29th January 2017

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday, 1st February at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us for relaxed, fun evening of good chat, good ale and maybe a bite to eat too.

Please note that this will also be our “Annual Members’ Meeting”. We are obliged to have such a meeting once a year at which we review our finances and elect (or re-elect) the Group Leader, Deputy Group Leader and Treasurer, who will represent you during the coming year. We will be talking about issues that you may wish to raise and finalising plans about the year ahead. Come along and have your say about how your local group is run – your support would be much appreciated.

Sunday 19th February is the MG & Triumph Spares Day at Stoneleigh. See http://mgandtriumphsparesday.co.uk/ for information and advanced ticket deals.

See you on Wednesday.

Peter

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


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