The lighter but by no means lesser vintage cars and a few Edwardians had an nav-cum-clue-hunt day in the Golden Valley west of Hereford on June 7, after an evening/night of barbecue and dancing let’s avoid the awful new ‘partying’ at the home of Roger and Judy Collings.
Let’s just ask where else could one see, as at the Peterchurch lunch pause, two Calthorpes side-by-side or wonder at the pristine cleanliness, for instance, of Ody’s Amilcar? The Edwardians were seven litres of Knox, the Zust, a Stutz Bearcat, Lancia Theta, Overland, Humber and a contrastingly small Chater-Lea which failed to appear. The modest hills defeated the Benjamin, and the otherwise reliable 1924 New Carden. Four Morris Minors challenged 15 A7s, and more modern cars than vintage ones turned up, whose occupants got out to puzzle, laugh at, admire or disbelieve the Trojan, Rover 8 and the GNs etc. Especially did they gather and snap Collings’ mighty Mercedes-Maybach, which made a fleeting appearance and an even more fleeting departure.TYvo A7s, a 7hp Jowett and the 1922 Talbot-Darracq retired, the latter with a worn-out Delco distributor rotor-arm where do you now get one of those? A Fun Day…
First Class Awards: I Rendall (1918 Stutz). G Thomas (A7), J Stammers (Riley 9), R Barnett (GN).
Second Class: C Hancock (Humber), D Marsh (A&), Wheeler (Morris Cowley). P Diffey (Humber),
Third Class: Jenny John (Humber), R Marsh (A7), Lady Louisa Collings (Zust), Charmian Skinner (GN), G Rankin (A7), M Jones (Morris Minor).
Lady Rachel Trophy: Becky Parkin.
Merit Award: A Pickering (1904 De Dion)