The organisers of the modern-day Mille Miglia are now promoting a Winter Marathon regularity rally for tourers with a competition history built between 1930 and 1965. Starting at Madonna di Campiglio on February 3, and finishing there two days later, the route will take in 500km of Italian Alpine roads. For details contact the Musical Watch Veteran Car Club, Via Cassala, 60-25126 Brescia.
BMW Car Club expects at least 30 entries for its new one-make series for M3s, which will follow Group N principals and use “control” tyres in order to keep costs down. Information about the championship can be obtained from the Club’s Chairman Roland Andrews, 558 London Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 4EP.
President Peter Morgan has presented to the Morgan Sports Car Club a silver cup given to his grandfather Prebendary HG Morgan by his Stoke Lacey parishioners in 1936. The October issue of Miscellany reveals that although Preb Morgan never actually worked for the company, he did help to boost early interest in the marque by writing letters to the Press and replying to himself. . .
Brian Harcourt-Smith has resigned as Secretary of the Vintage Sports-Car Club, and Peter Hull has taken over as Acting Secretary until a successor is appointed. The VSCC is based at 121 Russell Road, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5JX.
The Annual General Meeting, dinner/ dance, awards presentation and drivers’ meetings of the Historic Sports Car Club will take place over the weekend of December 3-4 at the Moat House International Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Lea-Francis Owners’ Club marked the sixtieth anniversary of the introduction of the Hyper, and of Kaye Don’s TT victory, with a parade at Donington Park on September 17 which included the TT car itself, now owned by Tom Delaney who raced it in the 1930s. Club Secretary Robin Sawers informs us that all the Hypers present, except the 1929 Le Mans car which is soon to be refitted with the correct Meadows engine but is not MOTed, were driven to the circuit.