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April 2019


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Greetings All

As your new club Secretary I have a fair amount to report so without further ado :

2019 AGM

Following a successful Essex Group AGM on the 12th March, the club’s committee for the 2019/20 season is as follows:

  • Andy Dimbleby – Group Leader
  • Steve Tant – Treasurer
  • Bob Brand – Secretary
  • Kevin Hawkins – Events Co-ordinator
  • Trevor Hughes – Publications Manager

Club Members who retired from committee positions at the AGM are:

Mike Jennings: Mike has moved on to concentrate on his work for the main TR Register as their Technical Editor for TRAction and as the Register’s VHI (Vehicles of Historic Interest) liaison officer.

Mike has done an impressive 15 years on the Essex committee so I think we would all agree time for a well earned rest.

John O’Connor: John has retired after 8 years of committee work and also being responsible for Club Regalia. We have the shirts to prove it.

Nick Quill: Nick officially retired from committee in 2018, however he remained working throughout 2018 and early 2019 to finalise the new re-aligned EGN subs collection system.

On behalf of the Essex Group, many thanks to all 3 guys for giving up their spare time over the past years - without which the club would not function. Please shake their hands when you next see them.

Essex Group News ‘Subs’

It’s a new club year so the Essex Group News subs for everyone were due on 1st April 2019. If youhave NOT already paid then £15 is now due to the Essex Group account via bank transfer please (cash collection is the non-preferred option !)

Essex Group Bank Details: Lloyds Bank Sort Code: 30-97-13 Account number: 02348960

(If you have not paid and cannot do bank transfer, please speak to Steve or a committee member asap.)

Quality Photos needed : EGN and 2020 Club Calendar

Good quality photos are needed for the next EGN and hopefully for another Club Calendar. Pics of Cars and those with club members in are particularly useful – especially when taken in High Res. Please contact Trevor or Andy / Bob if you have any pictures to be submitted… Many Thanks !

2019/20 Essex Group Events Programme Prepared by Kevin:

  • April
  • Sunday 21st Classic Easter Battlesbridge
  • Sunday 28th Drive-it-Day. Coggeshall to Bressingham Steam & Gardens
  • May
  • 17th -19th Essex Group Weekend Away, Moonraker Hotel, Bradford-on-Avon,
  • Sunday 19th Stow Maries Aerodrome. Wings & Wheel show
  • June
  • Sunday 9th Aldham Old Time Rally
  • Sunday 16th Father’s Day, Cammas Hall Farm
  • Sunday 23rd The Lawns Car Show.
  • Sunday 30th TR Register Area Meet, The Manger PH
  • July
  • Friday 5th Track Day – North Weald
  • Sunday 7th Maldon Classic car show – special TR2 line-up.
  • Tuesday 9th Porsche Club BBQ
  • Sunday 14th White Webbs Park, Enfield, Triumph day (not confirmed)
  • August
  • Sunday 4th Helmingham Hall - Festival of Classic cars
  • Sunday 18th Hyde Hall RHS Open Gardens & Classic Car Show
  • 16th /18th TR Register International Weekend (IWE), Stratford upon Avon Racecourse
  • September
  • Sunday 1st Kelvedon Rotary Club Invite / Leisurely Classic Rally with lunch stop and BBQ afterwards
  • 13th- 22nd French Holiday: Angouleme & La Rochelle
  • November
  • Saturday 16th Quiz Night

French Holiday Stop Press ! – One twin Bed room has become available in our hotel in La Rochelle. We can also get a room in Angouleme for anyone interested in the Circuit-des-Remparts event (i.e. to do the whole trip) OR: the La Rochelle room can be taken on its own. Please call me for details - first come first served. 07974 946414 Bob.

East Region Group Events:

The following 3 events (from the above list) will see cars from Essex as well as other East Region Groups.
  • Drive it day to Bressingham Gardens 28th April.
  • East Region Group Events:Area Meeting, The Manger PH near Bury St Edmunds 30th June
  • Helmingham Hall Suffolk 4th August
Our new Area Director Dave Solomon is central to these events. Bressingham drive is nearly upon us, more news on the other 2 events will come out via Kevin soon.

Assistance from Non-Committee Members

Just to say thanks to all those who are assisting this year. I can’t name everyone here but for example, Andy Stanners has been the architect of the route for Drive-It -Day and Terry Soam is dealing with bothThe Aldham Rally and RHS Hyde Hall event.

If you would like to get involved with doing something on behalf of the club please let any committee member know.

TR Register Website Changes

The TRR has been updating the main Website with some new facilities as well as re-vamping some of the existing features.

For Example:

TR events are being advertised / displayed and you can search for ‘whats-on’ in any particular area of the UK by inserting a postcode.

The Forum is under the control of a new team of ‘moderators’ to ensure it operates professionally in order to give technical support to members questions. You can ‘post’ a question on the forum under the relevant section for your car model - and its likely you will receive an answer within 24hrs from somewhere around the World of TR owners.

Its constantly evolving and being added to, it could be worth taking a look at.

Club Member’s Classified :

 Sidescreen Windscreen- ‘Rabbits’ regular Roy Jackson has a 2/3/3a windscreen frame, stanchions etc to sell. Needs refurbishment but it includes about £70 worth of new parts...studs etc to go with it. He’s looking for £200 & loves to haggle. Tel 07834 340347.

 MX-5 Seat Conversion Brackets. 1 full set of brackets to allow the fitting of Mazda MX-5 seats into a TR4A/5/6. Kit is new & unused & includes fixings & instructions £45. Tel 07974 946414 Bob.

Nothing else to report For Sale or FOC this month, please email me details of anything you have to dispose of for inclusion in the next Bulletin.

Essex Group Club Regalia – Limited Stock !

A Limited number of Essex Group Car Badges are in stock. These are available with either Grille fittings or Badge Bar holes at £10 ea. Also we have some nice enamel Lapel Badges at £3 ea.

Call Andy D. or Bob B. to reserve any of the above items.

Regular Meetings

  • The Rabbits PH – Stapleford Abbots RM4 1RP (Romford). Evening Meeting every 2nd Tuesday per month
  • The White hart Inn - The White Hart Inn – Margaretting Tye CM4 9JX (Chelmsford). Evening Meeting every 4th Tuesday per month.
  • The Rose Inn - Great Wakering SS3 0PY (Southend). Evening Meeting every 3rd Thursday per month.

That’s All Folks – I’m off to play with the TR.


PS Please don’t forget to pay those Subs !

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