V to C Miscellany, April 1995

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A determined and praiseworthy attempt is in hand to have a Raymond Mays Exhibition in the Bourne Civic Centre in Lincolnshire, where this great sprint exponent and racing driver lived and where he started the ERA and BRM projects. This has the support of the Bourne Civic Society, a registered charity, with the help of the Lincolnshire CC, but funds of nearly £100,000 will be needed. To raise money a very good book illustrating Mays’s racing career has been produced — see our review last month. Bourne’s motor-racing associations are continued, because the successful Pilbeam cars are made there and a number of racing personalities have retired and live there. The secretary of the Bourne Civic Society, whose President is Baroness Willoughby d’Eresby, is Peter Putterill, 39 Beech Avenue, Bourne, Lincs PE 10 9ER, from whom information is available and to whom donations should be sent.

The Rolls-Royce EC has its Welsh Weekend on April 7/8 and its Annual Rally at Althorp on June 16/18, just two out of a comprehensive list. Issue No297 of its distinctly high-class Bulletin included a colour spread of last year’s Euro-Rally to Cologne. An impressive number of new members has again joined recently. General Secretary: Peter Baines, The Hunt House, Paulerspury, Northants NN12 7NA. The Club Headquarters at The Hunt House are open on weekdays (01327 811788).

The authors researching the life of the music conductor, the late George Weldan, have requested information about the idea that he raced Atalanta cars before the war.

A seat in memory of the former MCC President, the late HW Tucker-Peake, is to be unveiled at Bluehills Mine on Easter Sunday, at 12-noon, when many members will be in the area after the Land’s End trial.

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