Across Australia by sun beams
BP has announced that it is to sponsor a trans-continental chal lenge in November 1987. Competitors will be required to drive the 2000 miles from Darwin to Adelaide in vehicles powered by solar energy. The event coincides with the 80th anniversary of the first attempted trans-Australian crossing between the two towns which was under-taken by H.H. Dutton and Murray Aunger in a 20 HP Talbot. That attempt failed but the two men were successful the following year in another Talbot Modern roads have cut the 3,500 mile journey of the pioneers down to the present 2,000 miles.
Details and entry forms from Energy Promotions. 1697 Pittwater Road. Mona Vale. New South Wales 2103. Australia Telephone 61 02 997-8011
Despite its name, the North East Porsche Drivers Club caters for owners and enthusiasts alike in the North, with a wide range of activities There is only one form of membership, which is a flat fee one Secretary of the club is C. Barrett. 15 Sherwood Close. Glebe Village. Washington, Tyne and Wear.
A One Day Seminar for the officers of speualist and one make car clubs is being planned, with a wide agenda covering management publicity. recruitment and finances Interested parties are invited to apply for details and to suggest their own items for discussion T he intended date is Sunday November 23rd, information from Motor Club Management. Unit 2. Borrow Hall, Dumpling Green, Dereham, Norfolk.
9th of August is the date of the Coronation Rally, which gives more or less historic rally cars the opportunity to indulge in some competitive motoring, and for the evening before, the Historic Rally Car Register has booked the function room at the Wellington Hotel. Brecon for the use of competing members The Register organises a number of demonstration runs, and entered a team in the Stanley Cup as mentioned elsewhere in this issue The Secretary is Margaret Pith, Droy’s Court. Witcombe, Gloucester GL3 4TN.
Another register recently formed is the Mini Cooper Register, wrth some 60 members so far Membership Secretary is Mrs Carol Evans, 2 Berwicks Lane. Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham.
Alfa Romeo F1 return
Alfa Romeo has announced that it is to return to F1 by supplying engines to Ligier for a three year period. These are to be straight four all-alloy turbocharged units of 14990c bearing the designation 41,85/T.
Alfa Romeo is at pains to stress that it is entering a full technical collaboration with Ligier and from 1987 the learn will be called ‘Ligier-Alfa Romeo’.
Alfa Romeo engines are currently used by Osella but without official works collaboration.