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The Next Meetings will be -

Wednesday 18th October at Canaletto (bar and restaurant) at Kingswood,
HP18 0RB
and
Wednesday 1st November at
The Peacock, Henton, OX39 4AH

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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


11th January 2017

Dear Friends

Please see this message from Ron Rumens concerning our planned mid month meeting on Sunday 15th January, which will be a run out to Gaydon for a visit the recently refurbished and relaunched British Motor Museum. See www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk for details of the venue. If you are interested, please contact Ron asap as he needs to be able to give numbers in order to obtain a group entry rate.

“Hi,

I have been watching the weather forecast carefully and despite some questions about Thursday, it appears that the weekend will be pleasant and above freezing (just), I therefore propose that we go ahead with the visit to the British Motor Museum at Gaydon.

I plan to leave the Brewers Fare at Bicester, OX26 1BT (Premier Inn) at 10:00 and travel through Banbury on the B4100, to arrive at the British Motor Museum before 11:00.

Group entry rates are £9.00 per person, and I need to book in advance.

Please confirm your attendance at :- ronrumens999@btinternet.com or by text on 07977 371949 or by answerphone on 01844 212573

Regards

Ron”

Peter

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


30th December 2016

Dear Friends

I trust that you had a good Christmas and that you are getting prepared for a lively New Year.

The first event is this Sunday, 1st January for the traditional informal gathering of Classic, Vintage and Interesting Vehicles that is Classic Stony. Held round the market square in Stony Stratford, near Milton Keynes, MK11 1BE, this has long been the season opener. See http://www.classicstony.co.uk/ for details, a downloadable map of the parking arrangements and the attractions on offer. You should plan to arrive as early as you can (hangovers allowing) as it does get very busy. Their website says “Located on the Roman road, Watling Street and the site of an ancient ford, for hundreds of years this historic market town has offered hospitality to the road weary traveller. Travellers today will find to their delight, many fine hostelries and restaurants and places of interest, nestling in this place of good cheer”.

The first Chiltern Group meeting of the year will be next Wednesday, 4th January at The Peacock in Henton, where it will be business as usual with good company and good food and ale available.

Sunday 8th January is The First Sunday Scramble of 2017 at Bicester Heritage. See the flyer at http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a8fe234d95114ff15ec80b0e1&id=7877b1b975&e=f751bff259 for details and a link to the “Car Club Members advance discount ticket offer” (as we are one of the listed clubs).

That’s all for now but I’ll be seeing you soon.

Peter

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


4th December 2016

Dear Friends

Our next meeting, and the last of this year, will be this Wednesday 7th December at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and see us for a convivial evening of good chat, good ale and maybe a bite to eat too.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Peter

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


17th November 2016

Dear Friends

A message from Ron Rumens about the proposed November mid month meeting:


“Due to forecasted bad weather at the weekend, it seems that a Sunday drive out in the TRs will not be a good option.
Ron Rumens has reserved a table for 12 at the Bottle & Glass, Gibraltar, near Aylesbury HP17 8TY. Table booked for 1:30pm.

Web site:- www.thebottleandglass.net

The MAXIMUM number is likely to be 12 people.

Please let Ron know ASAP if you would like to join us:
 
ronrumens999@btinternet.com

01844 212573

07977371949

Ron will confirm back to you that you are booked

With kind regards,

Ron”

Peter

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


29th October 2017

Dear Friends

Our next meeting will be this Wednesday, 2nd November at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us for some good company, good ale and maybe a bite to eat too. You will be most welcome.

The TR Register AGM is Sunday 6th November at Claverdon, Warwickshire, CV35 8LT. If you can’t attend, please use your proxy vote. You will have been sent details and information recently in an e-newsletter but if have already deleted it, go to www.tr-register.co.uk/agm where you will find the online form and detailed resolutions, nominations and guidance. You have until 1000hrs on 4th November to cast your vote. All votes will be recorded and counted (in accordance with company law).

The clocks go back this weekend (so you get another hour in bed) ! The end of British Summer Time means that our mid month meeting will now be (usually) on Sundays in the middle of the day. Our next will be either Sunday 13th or 20th for a run to Gaydon and something to eat. As it obviously weather dependant at this time of year, we will confirm arrangements nearer the time, so keep checking your emails !

Planning ahead, I have now put provisional dates for 2017 (those that are available) on our website events page at www.chiltern-trs.co.uk/Events.htm

Best wishes, see you soon

Peter

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


16th October 2016

Dear Friends,

Our next meeting will be this Wednesday, 19th October, at The Trigger Pond pub at Bucknell (Postcode OX27 7NE), which is just north of Bicester.

A very attractive pub with good food, it comes highly recommended and has a good size car park. Do come and join us, if you can.

See their website at www.thetriggerpond.co.uk for more details of menus and directions.

Concerning our Christmas Dinner Dance on Saturday 3rd December, which is obviously proving to be very popular. We have been advised by the good people at Horwood House that we now have reached the capacity of the room (about 54, I believe) and should not take any further bookings. Ian Smith will however run a ‘wait list’ in case there are any cancellations, so please contact him if you are interested in a last minute opportunity. We understand that there are still rooms available, should you wish to stay over and haven’t yet made arrangements.

Peter

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


9th October 2016

Dear Friends

A useful update from Aida Coles concerning two forthcoming events –

Peter

"Memorial Service for Roger Alderton at St Mary’s Church Launton – Friday 14th October at 2.00pm – Pre-service meet up

For those able to attend, whilst the church service will commence at 2.00pm, it is suggested that we meet beforehand, so that we can then all arrive at the church together in a spectacular TR procession.

The meeting place will be Canaletto’s (Postcode HP18 0RB), which is on the A41 at Kingswood, north of Waddesdon and south of Bicester and where we enjoyed a very successful summer mid-monthly meeting a couple of years ago.  

Canaletto’s opens at 12 midday for lunch and/or coffee – their lunch menu is on their website at www.canalettorestaurant.com - and they are happy to receive us even if we only want a coffee. They also have a large car park.

We should then aim to leave Canaletto’s at 1.15pm to enable us to arrive at the church in good time after having parked the cars etc.

Parking there is either on the road alongside the church, or along the small road (with uneven surface) opposite.

Afternoon tea will then be served after the service in the Parish Hall, which is opposite the church.

October Mid-Monthly – Wednesday 19th October

Our final mid-week mid-monthly meeting of the year will be held on Wednesday 19th October at The Trigger Pond pub at Bucknell (Postcode OX27 7NE), which is just north of Bicester.

A very attractive pub with good food, it comes highly recommended and has a good size car park.

Their website is at www.thetriggerpond.co.uk for more details.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Aidan"

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


1st October 2016

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this coming Wednesday, 5th October at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join the fun, the beer is great, the company will be friendly and welcoming and the menu is good value.

Friday 14th October is the Memorial Service for Roger Alderton at St Mary’s Church in Launton. Our much missed mate, TR stalwart and all round good guy who will always be in our thoughts. Julia and the family would very much like this to be a celebration of Roger’s life and not a morbid occaision. So please, don’t wear black and come in a TR if you possibly can. Details of parking arrangements etc will follow soon.

Sunday 6th November is the TR Register Annual General Meeting at Ardencote, The Cumsey, Lye Green Road, Claverdon, Warwickshire, CV35 8LT. For more information see www.tr-register.co.uk/agm. Please note that you are required to pre-register your attendance, which you can do online. Details of the agenda, resolutions and nominations can be found at www.tr-register.co.uk/agm/register-proxy where you will also find instructions on how to exercise your right to a proxy vote, if you are not attending. This is you chance to have a say in how your club is run.

Saturday 3rd December is the Chiltern Group Christmas Dinner Dance at Horwood House, Little Horwood, MK17 0HP. See www.horwoodhouse.co.uk/. The cost will be £40 per head. A special room rate of £69 B&B is available for those wishing to stay over (and most do) by using booking code PRXMASB. It’s not too late to book your place, if you’re quick. Contact Ian Smith at christmasdinnerdance@chiltern-trs.co.uk or talk to him at a meeting. Rooms should be booked directly with the hotel on 01296 722 313 or email horwoodevents@principal-hayley.com.

See you soon.

Peter

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


18th September 2016

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday, 21st September at The Pheasant, 39 Windmill Street, Brill, HP18 9TG.

See http://www.thepheasant.co.uk/ for menus and directions.

Peter

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


15th September 2016

Dear Friends,

A message from Aidan Coles for the very many of you attending Kop Hill this weekend  -

“In confirmation of our discussions at last week’s monthly meeting and as part of the Chiltern Group’s legendary Kop Hill catering - headed up by our very own Master Chef Dave Broomhead - I am pleased to confirm that to simplify matters for everyone attending, that ample supplies of locally sourced required breakfast provisions – i.e. bacon, sausages & eggs etc – have all been booked and therefore, there is no need for any additional supplies to be brought along.

Instead and with a nod to our recently departed dear friend and colleague Roger Alderton, we will be suggesting donations be made and any funds so raised will be sent to Cancer Research.

After last year’s success with the afternoon refreshments however, should anyone again wish to bring along some cakes etc to enjoy with our cuppa’s, these will be gratefully received and enjoyed – where any afternoon guests may also make a contribution to our fund raising.

I look forward to seeing you all for a very enjoyable and notable 40th Anniversary Chiltern Group Weekend at Kop Hill.

Best regards

Aidan”

Another message, this one from Ian Smith about the Christmas Dinner Dance on Saturday 3rd December and booking hotel rooms. Since some of you have experienced problems using the booking code PRXMASB to obtain the agree B&B room rate of £69, Ian has spoken again to the hotel management and received the following reply –

“Good Morning Ian,

I hope you are well.

I have spoken to a couple of your guests who have expressed that they have not been able to book in your special rate.

To ensure smooth and efficient service for any guests who still need to book, if you could advise them to either call me or Sarnae directly on 01296 722 313 or email horwoodevents@principal-hayley.com and we will get these booked in for them directly.

Please let me know if you have any questions at all.

Kind Regards,

Jessica

Jessica Hopkins Senior Wedding & Special Events Coordinator”

If you still have problems, please do let us know.

See you at Kop Hill !

Peter 

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


31st August 2016

Dear Friends

Chiltern Group - News

Please note that there will be a memorial service on Friday 14th October at 1400 in Launton to celebrate the life of our good friend, Roger Alderton.

We hope that many of you will be able to attend and, if possible, in your TRs.

Julia and the family would like to stress that this is a celebration and not a morbid service, so wear something bright – the brighter the better !

More details on parking arrangements etc to follow soon.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 75893


22nd August 2016

Dear Friends,

Sad News

It is my painful duty to tell you that Roger Alderton passed away in the early hours of last Thursday morning after a brave battle but one he could not win. During a last visit to the family in Ireland, Roger was taken ill and hospitalised, first locally then he was moved to Dublin (about an hour away). It was very peaceful at the end and Julia and all the family were with him.

The funeral will be this Wednesday at Mullagh in County Cavan where his daughter Sarah and her family live. Ten of us will be there to represent the Chiltern Group and to pay our respects to such a special man. We have arranged a flora tribute on your behalf.

There will be a memorial service at Launton in October and I will let you know the arrangements as soon as they are finalised.

Those of us who were with him on the recent trip to Montreuil-sur-Mer will remember that he was on good form and the life and soul of the party (as ever). We have lost a valued member of our TR community and a good friend to us all who brighten the lives of everyone he met.

Our thoughts are with Julia and Sarah ad Jonathan and their families at this sad time. 

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 75893


14th August 2016

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday, 17th August and will be at The Lion in Wendlebury, Wendlebury Road, near Bicester, OX25 2PW. See http://thelionwendlebury.co.uk/ for menus and directions. Formerly known as The Red Lion, the pub has undergone substantial refurbishment recently. The reviews are very positive and the food looks great.

Sunday 28th August is the classic car sow at The Brill Beer Festival. See www.brillfestival.org.uk/classiccars/ for details. Sited on the cricket ground, entry if free, you can come and go as you please and the atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly. The festival is on all weekend with food, ale and live music but the classic and sports car gathering is only on the Sunday from noon.

Sunday 4th September is the Sulgrave Car Show, Sulgrave Manor, Sulgrave, Near Banbury, Oxon OX17 2SD. From 1100 - 1700hrs. In aid of worthy local causes and held in the grounds of the wonderful Sulgrave Manor. If you would like to show your car, or just come along to see, contact Ingram Lloyd at SulgraveCarShow@gmail.com

See you on Wednesday.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 75893


31st July 2016

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday, 3rd August, at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us for a convivial evening of good chat, good ale and maybe a bite to eat too. Everybody is most welcome.

Coming up, Sunday 7th August is the 10th Sunday Scramble at Bicester Heritage. Open from 0900 to 1400, there are lots of interesting things to see and the tea and bacon rolls are a must ! We are a registered club and have a two-for- the-price- of-one ticket deal. The organisers say -

“Thank you for registering the TR Register for the Sunday Scramble at Bicester Heritage on the 7th of August.  I would like to confirm that tickets are now available to purchase and can be booked online via the following link.

http://bicesterheritage.co.uk/event/10th-sunday-scramble-tickets-7th-august-2016/

Please would you advertise this event to your members and advise them to choose the ‘Buy Club Member Vehicle Tickets’ option. Further into the process there will be the option to choose your club from a list of registered clubs. Advance booking is advised as this event does sometimes sell out and we cannot guarantee tickets will be available on the day.

http://bicesterheritage.co.uk/events/

Clubs attending with 10 or more vehicles may be allocated their own club parking display area, by purchasing via the club ticket link we will be able to see how many club vehicles are booked to attend and how much space to allocate.”

Sunday 4th September is the Sulgrave Car Show. In aid of a worthy local cause, this show is held at the splendid 16th century Sulgrave Manor, near Banbury, OX17 2SD. Ingram Lloyd , who is Organiser-in-Chief says –

"Dear Chiltern Members

I'm sorry that this is a rather impersonal email. I had hoped to contact you personally but time has just run away with me and September 4th is looming large.

I'm hoping that (maybe not ALL?) but that a good many of you will be able to attend this event and will bring your car or other wheeled item of interest.  In 2014 Jayne's Patch was on show - her favourite toy dog on wheels, -so the range is quite eclectic.

If you are able to come and would like to "show" your car please contact me.  if you just wish to come as a visitor the gates open at 11am.  A guided tour of the Manor is very worth while and I would suggest you book this prior to the day.

I do hope that as many of you can attend as possible.

Sulgrave’s 2nd Car Show.

Sunday 4th September 2016 at Sulgrave Manor.11am-5pm

This is a fund raising event for our village church - St James the Less and to support Sulgrave Manor.

Contact: Ingram Lloyd. SulgraveCarShow@gmail.com

The number of exhibits is limited so I am trying to ensure that an interesting range of vehicles are on show, so “pre-booking” is needed. If you would like to take part in this event (and I do hope you will) please contact me and I can give you some more information.

In September 2014 we held our first car show which was very successful and well attended. We had 48 exhibits in total. 35 cars, 4 tractors, 1 plough, 2 lorries, 2 motorbikes, 1 pushbike, 2 prams, 1 wheelchair and 1 dog on wheels.  So although the event is billed as a car show, interesting wheeled exhibits are very welcome and add to the spirit of the day.

With best wishes

Ingram”

That’s all for now. See you Wednesday

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 75893


30th June 2016

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this coming Wednesday, 6th July at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us for a convivial evening of good company, good ale and maybe a bite to eat too.

The Flywheel Festival at Bicester Heritage is this Saturday and Sunday. If you are to go to on Sunday and have not yet booked your ticket here is a chance to help out a longstanding fellow member, Steve Clarke, and still get tickets at the two for one price. He says “I have two tickets and a club parking ticket for Sunday's Flywheel festival, cost £23. Unfortunately we have a family do on that day. Tel 01442 255 172 Boxmoor area.” Please give Steve a call if you can help.

Concerning the Christmas Dinner Dance at Horwood House on Saturday 3rd December. We are aware that some people have had problems booking rooms and getting the agreed special rate of £69 B&B. Ian Smith has investigated and offers this advice.

“Some members are still having difficulties booking rooms at the correct rate. It is best to book during normal office hours direct to the hotel quoting Chiltern TR Christmas Party. Out of hours you will be transferred to a central booking office somewhere that does not have the rates”.

If you still have problems, do let us know.

See you on Wednesday if not before.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 75893


13th June 2016

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday, 15th June at The Fox and Hounds, Christmas Common, OX49 5HL. Somewhere we have been before and enjoyed. The food, the ale and the location all make this well worth the visit. The company is not so bad either !

The "Top Fox", as it is affectionately known, has been a pub for over 500 years seeing a significant refurbishment and extension in 2001, and further renovations in 2014 giving the restaurant its new "Farm House" feel.

See http://topfoxpub.co.uk/ for details of menus and directions.

The Flywheel Festival at Bicester Heritage on 2nd and 3rd July will soon be with us and time is running out for you to take advantage of the two-for-one ticket price deal and the free club parking passes. Bookings must be made by midnight, 26th June by following this link –

http://www.flywheelfestival.com/clubs/ticketoffer

Don’t forget to claim your club parking pass (or two if you are sharing tickets with someone with another car), or you will be directed to public parking areas.

If you need more details, or can’t find what you’re looking for on that website, give me a call.

Finally, on behalf of the many of you who were at the Chiltern Summer Ball on Saturday (who should have dried out by now), a big thank you to Anne Longley, her subordinates and helpers for organising such a successful and enjoyable evening. A word of thanks too for Ian Smith who planned the tour of our previous haunts and meeting places. Well done chaps. What about next year ??

See you on Wednesday.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 75893


30th May 2016

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday, 1st June at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Come and join us for a convivial evening of good ale, good company and maybe a bite to eat too.

For the many of you going to the Chiltern Summer Ball at The Lambert Arms on Saturday 11th June, we now need to collect the balance of the monies, either in cash or a cheque payable to “TR Register – Chiltern Group”. Your menu choices are also needed as soon as possible. See Anne Longley at the meeting or contact her at summerball@chiltern-trs.co.uk.

See you on Wednesday.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 75893


1st May 2016

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday, 4th May at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. We have a guest speaker, the very entertaining and amusing Stuart Turner with tales of his long and distinguished motorsport career, from the 1950s as a successful navigator in, among other things, TR2s and 3s, through the 1960s as BMC Competition Manager at Abingdon and the 1970s as Director of Motorsport at Ford and much, much more besides. The author of twenty books, Stuart now spends time as an excellent after dinner speaker and is very active passionately promoting the charity the Motorsport Safety Fund. He’s a great character and such good company. We plan to start Stuart’s talk at 2000hrs. As this is going to be a very popular, you may want to arrive early if you’re going to eat. Although (landlord) Martin Roberts will enough staff to cope, the kitchen will be very busy and the hotel is full too.

Sunday 15th May is the Chiltern Hills Rally at Weedon Park, near Aylesbury, HP22 4NN. See www.chilternhillsrally.org.uk/ for details. We have a club stand space booked.

As you know, the Chiltern Summer Ball is on Saturday 11th June at The Lambert Arms. If you haven’t booked your tickets yet, best be quick as they are going fast ! For those of you who have booked already, please note that, if you plan to stay over, rooms have to be booked with the hotel by 11th May to take advantage of the special B & B rate (quote Chiltern TR Group). Also, menu choices (for mains) are needed by 31st May (there is a brochure on our website). Contact Anne, Mike or Des at summerball@chiltern-trs.co.uk

For Tuesday 20th September, Ingram Lloyd is planning an Oxford Nuffield Walking Tour (with a guide) around some of the sites and places in Oxford associated with Nuffield. The cost should be £10-12 but is still to be finalised. The walk will be followed by a pub lunch somewhere. Numbers will be limited to 12 people. If you are interested, please speak to Ingram at the meeting or contact me.

That’s all for now. Check out our website for a complete listing of all our meetings and events. See www.chiltern-trs.co.uk/Events.htm

See you on Wednesday.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 75893


17th April 2016

Dear Friends

Our next meeting will be this Wednesday, 20th April at The Eight Bells, 51 High Street, Long Crendon, Bucks, HP18 9AL.

“The Eight Bells has seen many changes over the years, yet still retains the charm and character of a village pub. Originally licensed in 1607 as an inn, and called the Five Bells, in keeping at that time with the number of bells in the church tower. Its name was changed to the Eight Bells in 1771 with the addition of three more bells in the Church!

See http://8bellspub.com/ for details of menus and directions. Please note that the entrance to the carpark, behind the pub, it pretty rough so take care. You may want to park in the High Street. It’s very quiet with little through traffic in the evening.

The following Sunday, 24th April is “Drive it Day”. I hope that if your TR is roadworthy that you will be out and about somewhere. There are so many events all over the country to take part in and our own run to Burghley House, too. Details are on our website.

I would like to take this opportunity you give you advanced notice of arrangements for our next meeting on 4th May at The Peacock. We have as a guest speaker the very entertaining and amusing Stuart Turner with tales of his long and distinguished motorsport career, from the 1950s as a successful navigator in, among other things, TR2s and 3s, through the 1960s as BMC Competition Manager at Abingdon and the 1970s as Director of Motorsport at Ford and much, much more besides. The author of twenty books, Stuart now spends time as an excellent after dinner speaker and is very active passionately promoting the charity the Motorsport Safety Fund. He’s a great character and such good company. We plan to start Stuart’s talk at 2000hrs. As this is going to be a very popular event, you may want to arrive early if you’re going to eat. Although (landlord) Martin Roberts will enough staff to cope, the kitchen will be very busy.

Do come and enjoy the fun.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 75893


4th April 2016

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday, 6th April at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and joins us for convivial evening, lots of chat, good ale and maybe a bite to eat too.

Sunday 24th April is “Drive it Day”.

Every year “Drive It Day” is purposefully held on the Sunday nearest to St George’s Day and commemorates The Royal Automobile Club Thousand Mile Trial of April 1900. The tour lasted until May 12th and 46 out of approximately 65 starting cars made it to the finish line. Quite some achievement considering that it was very early days for any motorised transport.

Today, “Drive It Day” is used to help raise awareness of the significance and importance of the classic vehicle movement in the UK so clubs all over the country will be arranging events to mark the occasion.

So coming up on Sunday 24th April we have our own “Drive it Day” run, with a spot of lunch or a picnic, to Burghley House and gardens. See www.burghley.co.uk. A great reason (as if you needed one) to get the TR out and on the road this particular day to show your support for this important national event. Do come and join us if you can, I can promise you it will be a lot of fun. If you would like to join us for this fun run, contact Dick Cox, who is organising the day for us, at dickcox50@hotmail.com. He needs to have a rough idea of numbers when making the arrangements.

New for this season is the Chiltern Summer Ball which will be held on Saturday 11th June at The Lambert Arms in Aston Rowant. This will be preceded by a fun run through the Chiltern Hills with the TRs, hopefully on a sunny evening. We’re very much looking forward to greeting friends old and new, in this, our 40th Anniversary year. Rooms are available so you won’t have to be concerned about the drive home. More details are on our website. See www.chiltern-trs.co.uk/Support%20files/2016%20Summer%20Ball%20Flyer.pdf

The Flywheel Festival at Bicester Heritage is 2nd – 3rd July. Last year the event was staged for the first time and was a great success with a series of impressive flying displays. If you have an interest in the history aviation and motoring, this is for you. We’re promised that this year will be even bigger and better. As the TR Register is listed club, a two for the price of one ticket deal is available with infield parking. See www.flywheelfestival.com/clubs/ticketoffer for details. This offer expires on 26th June.

Please note that Chiltern Group Anniversary shirts, and other regalia, are now available (good quality and in all shapes and sizes). Talk with Geoff Wooldridge or see the order form at on our website at www.chiltern-trs.co.uk/Support%20files/Shirts_Order%20form-2016%20(2).pdf

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


28th February 2016

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this coming Wednesday, 2nd March at The Peacock in Henton. Come and join us for the usual chat in good company with some good ale and maybe a bite to eat too. Please note that we will be starting the group discussion a little earlier, at 2000hrs in the function room.

As you may know, during 2016 we are celebrating the 40th Anniversary since the formation of the Chiltern Group, way back on Wednesday 2nd June 1976 at The Fox in Ibstone. We have many meetings and events through out the year but there are a few that are rushing up and need to be booked in advance, particularly where there are ticket deals available. Also, following on from our very successful Dinner Dance, and by popular demand, we have a couple of those lined up too.

Sunday 24th April is the Chiltern Group “Drive it Day” run to Burghley House and gardens. See www.burghley.co.uk . If you would like to join us for this fun run, contact Dick Cox, who is organising the day for us, at dickcox50@hotmail.com and needs a rough idea of numbers.

The Donington Classic is the 30th April – 2nd May. Our unique booking code can be found on the TR Register is website in the members’ area, which will give you a two for the price of one deal, access to the infield club stand and instruction on how to use the code. This offer closes on 24th April.

As part of this year’s 40th Anniversary, we will hold the Chiltern Summer Ball on Saturday 11th June at The Lambert Arms, Aston Rowant (see attached flyer). Rooms are available at a reason able rate so that you can stay over and not worry about getting home after a few libations. We will have a dedicated TR parking area and a quieter function room for those who prefer to avoid the music and dancing. Contact Anne Longley at summerball@chiltern-trs.co.uk to book your places with a £10 deposit per person.

The Silverstone Classic is 29th to 31st July, and justifiably claims to be “the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival features the cream of historic racing action from Formula One, Sports Cars, GT and Touring Car grid”. Music on the Saturday night features The Stranglers, Reef (?) and Live Wire (an AC/DC tribute band). A Club Members’ Package will give you two for the price of one deal on tickets plus entrance to the infield club display area. Use the code show on the back of TR Action. Please note that this offer ends on 31st March. After that date ticket will be available a normal prices. (I’m not sure if infield parking will remain available after that date).

The Flywheel Festival at Bicester Heritage is 2nd – 3rd June. Last year the event was staged for the first time and was a great success with a series of impressive flying displays. If you have an interest in the history aviation and motoring, this is for you. We’re promised that this year will be even bigger and better. As the TR Register is listed club, a two for the price of one ticket deal is available with infield parking. See www.flywheelfestival.com/clubs/ticketoffer for details. This offer expires on 26th June.

We plan to finish the year with the Chiltern Group Christmas Dinner Dance which will be on Saturday 3rd December at the very impressive Horwood House at Little Horwood. Again, we have use of a private room and can join in the disco in the main function room. We have a very good room rate for those staying over. Rooms need to be booked directly with the hotel. A flyer is attached with all the details. Contact Ian Smith at christmasdinnerdance@chiltern-trs.co.uk to book your places with a deposit of £10 per person.

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


10th February 2016

Dear Friends

Every year “Drive It Day” is held on the Sunday nearest to St George’s Day and commemorates the 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 out of approximately 65 cars that started made it to the finish line.

This annual celebration of classic motoring, which was the idea of the late Tony Beadle, has been promoted by the Federation of British and Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) to encourage members of the 500-plus clubs who support the FBHVC, and all other historic vehicle enthusiasts to use yesterday’s two, three, four or more wheeled vehicles for a day, to mark the UK’s transport heritage at its finest.

There will be many different meetings and events taking place that day all over the country. We, the Chiltern Group, have decided on a social run up to the magnificent Burghley House (see www.burghley.co.uk/ ). We’re grateful to Dick Cox who has kindly stepped up and offered to organise the day for us. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Dick asap as we will need a rough idea of numbers.

Dick’s says -

“We will assemble on Brackley Market Place main car park at 9.00 AM on Sun. 24th April, ready to leave at 09 15 ish. There I will distribute a map of a suggested route to Burghley House. We will make a short coffee and convenience stop at The Royal Oak Hotel in Duddington before setting off for Burghley House.

The Grounds are open from about 10.30 so we do not have to hurry ourselves. We have a discount on entry to the House and Gardens, so the price to us for entrance will be £12.00 per person (this is not a NT property). If you wish to eat, there is the Orangey Restaurant which serves excellent food at a reasonable price. But some of use will take a Picnic to enjoy within the grounds of this magnificent house. It is about 11/2 hrs journey.

Coming back you can either make your own way back or drive around Rutland Water and see Rockingham Castle (Steve’s place ?? -Ed) on our way home. Any enquiries please contact me ASAP at dickcox50@hotmail.com

I hope you will be able to join us but whatever you decide to do, if your classics are roadworthy, please get out and about on Drive it Day !

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 75893


8th February 2016

Dear Friends

Our next meeting will be this coming Sunday, 14th February at lunchtime at The Grove Lock, Grove near Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0QU where a table has been booked for midday.

This canal side pub serves up hearty food, traditional ales and wonderful views over the water. As it's beside Lock 28 of the Grand Union Canal, it's a shining example of a great English waterside pub. Do Come and enjoy a cosy pint by the fire.

See www.grovelock.co.uk/ for more details, menus and directions.

Peter

Peter Bowden
Group Leader
TR Register - Chiltern Group
www.chiltern-trs.co.uk
01296 481683 and 07860 75893


29th January 2016

Dear Friends

Our next meeting is this Wednesday, 3rd 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 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 and Deputy, 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, our 40th Anniversary year. Come along and have your say – your support would be much appreciated.

I have attached to this email a copy of our Chiltern Group accounts.

See you on Wednesday.

Peter

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


4th January 2016

Dear Friends

Happy New Year !

Our first meeting of 2016 will be this Wednesday, 6th January at The Peacock in Henton, OX39 4AH. Do come and join us for a fun evening of chat, good ale and maybe a bite to eat too.

I look forward to seeing you there !

Remember too that this year is also the 40th Anniversary of the Chiltern Group and suitable celebrations are being planned. More of that anon so watch this space.

Peter

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


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