Maintaining the Marque: TR2, TR3, TR3A, TR3B & Derivatives
The TR Register (Australia) was formed in 1976 and has expanded to a current membership in excess of 300. The Register is dedicated to the preservation of "side-screen" TR's including TR2, TR3, TR3A, TR3B and derivative cars (eg Swallow Doretti). Because we focus on a limited range of models, the Register is able to purchase new and second-hand parts which are made available to members at cost. This is of tremendous help to restorers with parts readily available and at realistic prices. Restorers also benefit from a wide range of retail suppliers, many of whom advertise in classic car magazines.
A regular newsletter is published with a wide range of information on Register activities and an additional regular listing of available parts. Each issue contains a valuable section on technical hints for restorers and owners. These have proved so popular that the articles have been collected and compiled as a Technical Tips Manual based on expert contributions to previous newsletters. The Manual is available at cost to members and would be an invaluable aid to a prospective restoration.
Apart from restoring and preserving TRs, members also organise day runs and weekend outings, social activities and an annual National Meeting and Concours. The Concours is the premier event for the year and is held in various parts of Australia. Activities involve organised drives through the local countryside as well tours of important and interesting sites. The standard of restoration is improving each year, with competition at the top level becoming very tough. The cars are not treated as museum pieces however, and many competitive cars are driven to the Concours from far afield. Local members and state committees share the organisational duties which spreads the workload. The Register also fosters motor sport activities with members participating in historic race meetings and various competitive events.
The key to the success of the Register is the friendly, co-operative attitude of members drawn from a broad cross-section of the community. Shared enthusiasm for a practical, affordable classic sports car has engendered a fine club spirit. If you own, or aspire to own a side-curtain TR, contact the Register at the address below. You will be most welcome!
New Members contact:
4 Cameron Court
Eltham VIC 3095
If required, you could print out a Membership Form and send to the above address.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS & STATE CO-ORDINATORS
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