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The Windermere Steamboat Museum is playing host to three classic car rallies this year. The Bugatti Owners Club is holding the first on Saturday, April 27 followed by the MG Car Club on Sunday, August 24. The final event is “Morgans at Windermere” Rally on Saturday, September 1.

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To raise money for Cancer Research and Children in Need, a 1928 Austin 7 Chummy is to attempt a round the coast of Britain drive, starting from Kings Lynn on May 10. It is hoped that the 3500 mile run will be accomplished in about ten days. Those who wish to sponsor the drivers, Neil McLeland and Peter Towler, can do so by sending cheques to the All Saints House, Tilney, All Saints, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, sponsoring by the mile, the day or as a finisher. Tel: 0553 829745.

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What can you buy for 20 pence? A chocolate bar? Box of matches? All we are asking you do to as from next month is spend that extra amount on future issues of Motor Sport. It works out at less than a penny a day, and look what you’re getting for it. We are genuinely sorry about the price increase, but needs must. . . .

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Preston & District Vintage CC announce their 50 mile Ribble Run for May 19 and their Preston-Morecambe Run for June 23. Details from Richard Prest, Woodgates Farm, Mains Road, Blackburn, BB2 6QF. Tel: 0254 57118.

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The Shuttleworth Trust’s “Great British Picnic”, first held in 1985, will take place again on June 2nd, at Old Warden Aerodrome. Anyone arriving in a motor vehicle made before 1956 is welcome and the afternoon will be devoted to a flying display featuring De Havilland aeroplanes. Details from KG Anderson, 341, Reigate Road, Epsom Downs, Surrey, KT17 3LT.

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The East Midlands Section of the Rover Sports Register are holding their 11th Pride of Ownership Rally for pre-1950 Rover vehicles at Belvoir Castle, near Grantham on Sunday, August 18. The Register is hoping to make a special feature of the Rover “streamline” model from the mid-Thirties.

Further details are available from Mike or Sue Couldry, 5 Holme Lane, Radcliffe Road, Bassingfield, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Notts NG12 2LD. Tel: 0602 811222.

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News of Jowett models of all ages appears in the Jowetteer, magazine of the Jowett CC, and it is fascinating how many items relate to the flat-twin cars and Bradfords. This year’s National Rally will be at East Grinstead. The book on the History of the Jowett was launched at Bradford Industrial Museum on March 16 and the Club’s Membership Secretary is Frank Cooke, 152, Leicester Road, Loughborough, LE11 2AQ; the Club has pre-war, Bradford, Javelin and Jupiter Registrars and a spares scheme for these models.

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Regulations and entry forms for the Manx Classic Pursuit Sprint and Ramsey and Douglas Promenade Sprints on September 25-28 are available from Val Adaway, Secretary of the Meeting, Manx Motor Racing Club Ltd, 70 Nest Lane, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 4AX. Tel: 0933 222903, fax: 0933 72009.

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Arising out of last month’s Editorial, which announced that Kingston-upon-Thames is introducing a 20 mph speed limit for some of its streets, Stanley Sedgwick has sent us a map showing that this town imposed a 10 mph limit in 1905 on Clarences Street, Eden Street and part of the London Road, the only place where the universal 20 mph limit was not observed.

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