Mr. John Chamber of Leamington Spa, who is Chairman of the Midland Section of the VCC, writes to say that, arising out of our query in the review of the book about Harry Ferguson, he is not the person who was involved in the accident in the 1936 Ulster TT which caused that circuit to be banned. The Mr. Chambers who has written to us was mentioned in the Ferguson book and his uncles made the Chambers car from 1904 to around 1925/26. In America Karl Kurz of Drog Fraser Racing Engines has a Cozette-blown Ulster Austin in pieces, and seeks information. David & Charles are to publish a History of Salmson Cars–now what are the Amilcar folk going to do about that? The Thornycroft factory in Basingstoke has been sold and most of the historic vehicles housed there have gone to the National Motor Museum, with the documents preserved by the HCVC. Incidentally, membership of the Historic Commercial Vehicle Club was up to 1,100 at the end of last year. The 1931 MG Six saloon once owned by artist Gordon Crosby is said to be in running order in the Oxford area.
The Vintage Motor Cycle Club now has more than 4,200 members. Its Vintage Race of the Year takes place at Mallory Park on May 13th. Last year 119,422 paying visitors attended the Shuttleworth Trust Flying Days. These take place on the last Sunday in the month, weather permitting, and there is an added attraction (for the ladies?) in the form of a Swiss Garden. The Armstrong Siddeley OC rallies there on May 20th, the Morris Register on May 26th.