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GL Rod Richardson reports: “The past year has been a busy one for the Kent group, and 2015 looks like to be a very busy year as well, with a trip planned for the Laon Historic in late May. As I write, we have eighteen cars booked to go.

The club nights at both meets are growing in attendance (picture of the Moat in July with over twenty TRs and over fifty members there that night).

We have just had our last run out of the year, the Witches run – a great run out to the Wire mill near Felbridge, just on the Surrey border.

Drive it Day this year is going to be over the Windsor Forest patch; we wait to hear from Windsor Forest Group Leader Jeff as to what he has planned for us.

We now have a new South-east Director, Roger Hogarth who has taken over from Mark Treadwell who was our south east co-ordinator for many years; thank you Mark for all you have done for the Kent group.

If any members would like to bring forward any ideas for the coming year or perhaps would like to organise a run out please let myself or Barry know.

John sends out emails to keep you all up to date please do not just think it is a club night reminder and hit the delete button - there is always information on other events included as well!

We look forward to a great year of TR-ing and from the Committee and myself, we wish you a very happy new year.”

TR Action 274

The Kent Group are looking forward to a busy summer on a number of counts.  

The recent AGM had over 30 Members in attendance and the twice-monthly club nights are also continuing to prove increasingly popular with a number of new Members attending.

With the long range forecasts suggesting that Kent is in for a scorcher of a summer (note to self, must fit that electric fan)  all are reminded that the Kent Group has an excellent ‘Future Events’ section on the Group Website http://www.groups.tr-register.co.uk/kent/future_events.html which is regularly updated by Event Coordinator Barry Epps.  

The list of events for this summer is comprehensive, so please contact Barry for entry forms or suggestions for further dates.

Two of the Groups more significant outings take place early on in the season.

The SE Inter Group ‘Drive It Day’ was hosted on home soil at Hever Castle on 27th April when the Kent Group welcomed a large number of Members from across the wider SE Group.

Over 100 cars and 150 plus Members, partners and friends were in attendance, with the Castle allowing the cars to be displayed on the main lawns, with the weather holding out for all in attendance. Glynn Boyd of the South Downs Group was awarded car of the show for his immaculately turned out TR3A.

The Kent Tour on 11th May will also involve a joint foray with the London Group into leafy Sussex; yes you read it right, the ‘Kent’ Tour is in ‘Sussex’ with ‘London’; we certainly cannot be criticised for not being inventive !

A later event, but one which is already booking fast is the 40’s / 50’s weekend at the farriers Arms in Mersham on 2nd August.  The Group have 30 places booked, but as availability is being taken-up quickly, please contact Barry as early as possible to secure your slot.

However, for what is no doubt going to be THE social event of the season, the Kent members would like to extend their very best wishes to Group Leader Rod Richardson and his wife to be ‘Kaz’ who will be tying the knot later this summer.

As the fantastic wedding invitations show, there will be a TR theme to at least part the day, with, it is rumoured, TR Wedding Cars on duty. 

With this in mind, we suspect that someone will be humming “Get Me To The Church On Time”  more than once whilst tinkering in the garage over the next few weeks !

Very best wishes to you both.

TR Action 273

GL Rod Richardson reports: “Club nights are going well with good attendance in both meets. We have even seen a few TRs in the car park as it has been so mild. The Classic Wheels meet at the Farriers Arms, Mersham was also well attended by many classics, including two TRs from the Kent group - as photo.

Barry had organised a mini bus for our visit to the Triumph and MG spares day, where we all had a great day out as there were many stalls and spares to see and buy - thanks Barry, a great day.

Forthcoming Events

This year’s Drive it Day is being held on our patch at Hever Castle on 27th April. All details on our website Events page .

The Kent Tour, 11th May is well in its planning stage and you will find details on this on our Events page soon.

Barry has booked three tables at the 40/50 show on August 2nd; please contact Barry as soon as possible if you would like to attend, as there are only thirty places so be quick. The cost is £30 per person.

There are many events on our website Events page. If you would like any entrance forms please contact Barry or myself. Don’t take a chance on the day as a lot of events were full last year.”