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The Next Meetings will be -

Wednesday 3rd January at
The Peacock, Henton, OX39 4AH
and
Sunday 21st January for a visit to the Oxford Bus Museum and lunch

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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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