The “Lost Causes Rally”, after being abandoned for some years, will be held again at the Montagu Motor Museum, Beaulieu, on September 4th, from 1 p.m. to about 4 p.m., no doubt because a new edition of Lord Montagu’s excellent hook on the subject is in the offing. There will he an optional Concours d’Elegance, followed by a parade, but, on account of motoring sport politics, no driving tests. There will be 15 classes catering for all those British cars no longer manufactured, commercial vehicles and motorcycles not being eligible. The classes cover Crossley, Invicta and Railton, Jowett, Lanchester, Lea-Francis, Trojan, Napier, Armstrong Siddeley (including Armstrong Whitworth and Siddeley-Deasy), Standard, H.R.G., and miscellaneous, with additional classes for the 3As of Scotland, Birmingham’s defunct makes, Wolverhampton defuncts, and cars from the Maidenhead Jam Factory—reference to Lord Montagu’s book will make these definitions clear. Classes will be combined, where necessary.
The entry fee of 5s. per car includes free admission to the rally field for passengers, and additional free Museum admission, etc., for drivers. Entries close on first post August 31st. The Editor of Motor Sport has agreed to be one of the judges and if all goes to plan hopes to arrive in a very definite “lost cause.” Details from M. Ware, Montagu Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Hampshire.