116 pre-war cars mustered at “The Verzons” in February sunshine, after which at Chalky’s Conundrum, Hickling and his passengers ate meat-pasties cooked on the massive exhaust system of his 1917 Dodge. A procession of 46 Austin 7s went past, mainly Chummies and Ulsters but varied by specials like that of Mrs Wellock with an 803cc engine, and Michelmore’s long tailed Boyd-Carpenter replica. Most had back-shelf ‘bouncers’ but R Rouse was content with two spare wheels on his 1937 example. However, the long Morgan-JAR of A Abraham had someone in the stern. S Baxter’s four-seater 1928 4-litre Chrysler was one of four entered. Miss Lemon headed the 30-98 contingent, against the only Bentley, D Reynolds’ sporting 4 1/2.