Rain set in for much of the VSCC’s Annual two-dayWelsh weekend, with a 200-mile road-run there on the Saturday and the trial on the Sunday. The hills were in a difficult state due to the weather, and the popular Pilleth hills were being used for the last time, as the land is now the subject of development. At Smatcher, Roger Collings was reversing down when a gulley removed the petrol tank of his 19-litre Mercedes-Maybach but it was resecured and and he was able to continue.
Trial: Harry Bowler Trophy (best overall): J Flann (1930 Austin); Presteigne Trophy ( best in class 2): J Miller (1930 Chrysler 66); The Smatcher Trophy (best not before having won an award in this event): J McMellor (1930 Austin 7); Leslie Winder Trophy (adversity award): P Thurman (1928 Austin 7). Class Winners: Moffat (1923 T13 Bugatti), K Mycock (1930 A7), W Urry (1929 Riley 9), T Threlfall (1928 Ford-A)
Road Rally: Talyllyn Trophy: P Glover/ R Prest (1925 12/50 Alvis); Novice award : Jones/ J Allen (1921 GN); Best Newcomer: I Rendall (1930 lnvicta)
First-class awards: H Moffatt (Bugatti), K Mycock (A7), B Faulkner (Riley), B Gray (AustinJAP), P Longhurst (Riley), Mrs J Tomlinson (GN-Austin), W Urry (Riley), T Threlfall (Ford), J Diffey (30-98), G Harris (30-98).
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