This typically English happening took place in the grounds of Padworth College, Aldermaston, in aid of the Save the Children Fund. The organisation was a credit to Major Charles Lambton, the events taking place on time and the whole programme being run with military proficiency. As if all this wasn’t enough, Major Lambton drove his H.W.M. in the racing-car parade, and his wife Lady Elizabeth Lambton entered her Porsche in the Concours d’Elegance, which was judged by famous screen personalities. The Concours d’Etat, judged on original condition and owner-restoration rather than cleanliness and elegance, so many of the pristine Rolls-Royce missed the prizes. There was an excellent display of racing cars, from Arnold-Forster’s 1922 Delage to Patsy Burt’s Cooper-Climax.—W. B.
Concours d’Elegance for post-1939 cars and lady (any age):
1st: M. Beechan (1963 Rolls-Royce).
2nd: Sqn. Ldr. Newton (1960 Maserati).
3rd: J. Horley (1964 M.G.-B).
Consolation: Sir Hedworth-Williamson, Bt. (1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL).
Up to 1904: 1st: R. I. Slater (1900 English Mechanic).
1905-1920: 1st: M. A. Smith (1909 Austin Town Carriage).
1921-1930: 1st: J. G. Hampton (1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost).
2nd: The Marquess of Aylesbury (1921 10-h.p. De Dion Bouton).
3rd: W. F. Lorch (1921 Charron-Laycock).
1921-1930 standard sports cars: 1st: J. C. Lester (1928 2-litre Lagonda).
2nd: D. S. Inchley (1924 Type 23 Bugatti).
1921-1930 sports cars: 1st: H. C. Conway (1928 Type 43 Bugatti).
2nd: H. Rose (1928 4 1/2-litre Bentley).
1921-1930 touring cars: 1st: Lt.-Cdr. J. C. Dymock-Maunsell (1936 20/25 Rolls-Royce).
2nd: R. E. Lloyd (1932 Austin Light 16).
1931-1939 standard sports cars: 1st: C. J. Taylor (1934 Hillman Aero Minx).
1931-1939 sports cars: 1st: M. Druce (1936 Speed Model Aston Martin).
Historic Commercial Vehicles: 1st: J. H. Fisher (1923 Foden steam wagon).
2nd: Saunders & Co. (1935 Bedford).
Motorcycles: 1st: F. J. N. Moss (1925 Rudge-Whitworth).
2nd: W. Moore (1903 Anglian).