For this year’s STD Register Wolverhampton Rally (the first one-make rally to visit the birthplace of the cars which fostered it?) on July 9-10, headquarters will be the Long Mynd Hotel above Church Stretton, which has a heated swimming pool. The Saturday run will be to the nearby Ironbridge Gorge Museum, and on Sunday the Castlecroft Hotel in Wolverhampton will be the venue for the usual Pride of Ownership and Best Under-Bonnet competitions. At tea the Register will entertain former employees of the Sunbeam Motor Car Co Ltd.
The High Peak HVC is holding its annual High Peak Run for historic vehicles on June 5. This will be run over a demanding route, but as a road-safety orientated event with concours prizes added. Last year more than 70 cars and 50 motorcycles took part. Send an sae to JG Tait, 5 Somerset Close, Buxton, Derbyshire 5K17 9XB for entry forms.
The HCVC’s annual Commercial Vehicle Brighton Run this year occurs on May 1. A rather depressing note is that the Traffic Division of New Scotland Yard noted the registration numbers of all entrants last year and found that 19 were not on the DVLC computer or on police computer records. We do not condone the running of untaxed vehicles in such events, nor does the HCVC, so note that Big Brother is busy, and that we live in a computer age!
Daimler & Lanchester Owners Club’s National Weekend will be held at Quarry Bank Mill in Styal, Cheshire, on June 11-12. WB