Club Affairs, February 1950

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The Sheffield and Hallamshire M.C. is holding its annual dinner and presentation of awards at the Grand Hotel, Sheffield, on February 3rd.
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Good news! Bugantics, the beautifully produced magazine of the Bugatti Owners’ Club, is available to non-members. It costs 15s. per six issues, post in the U.K., and 21s. overseas. It can be obtained from the Club Secretary, Major Dixon-Spain, O.B.E., M.C., Prescott House, near Cheltenham, Glos.
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The Morgan Three-Wheeler Club’s printed monthly Bulletin is also available to non-members (who may also advertise in it). The annual subscription is 12s., from the publishers, 24, Christchurch Road, Coventry.
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The N.W.L.M.C. meets the West Essex M.C. for a Quiz Contest at the Talbot Restaurant, E.C.2 at 7.30 p.m. on February 9th.
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A club is being formed in the Cranleigh, Surrey, area. Details can be obtained from the Hon. Sec.: R. H. Clare, 1, Coneyhurst Lane, Ewlturst. Surrey.
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The B.T.D.A. has appointed the South-sea M.C. President’s Trophy Trial of February 19th a 1950 “classic” counting towards the “Star.”
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West Hants & Dorset C.C. membership rose last year from 90 to 230, not 180. The club’s 1950 fixtures are:—
 
Feb. 12th: Closed Hartwell Cup Trial.
April 1st/2nd: Closed Night Trial for Graham Cup.
May 29th: International Race Meeting, Blandford.
June 29th: Closed Invitation Speed Hill Climb, Blandford.
Aug. 26th: Closed Speed Hill-Climb, Blandford or Lytchett.
Sept. 24th: Closed Invitation Knott Trophy Trial.
Dec. 10th: Closed Christmas Cup
Hon. Sec.: J. B. Jesty, “Treebound,” Upton, Poole, Dorset.
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The provisional calendar of the Chiltern Car Club has been approved by the R.A.C. and is as follows:
 
Sunday, March 5th: Committee Cup Trial (Closed Event).
Sunday, June 4th: Touring Rally (Closed Invitation Event).
Sunday, September 3rd: Concours d’Elegance.
Sunday. December 3rd: Chiltern Hills Trial (Closed Invitation).
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The M.G.C.C. (S.W. Centre) challenged the Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. to a quiz contest on January 14th. A learned yet hilarious party resulted, ably conducted by Question Master Kay of the B.M.C. & L.C.C. He grappled with the teams of five “experts” from each club and extracted answers (true and false) to questions on trials, personalities, the law, technical and racing. Points result: M.G., 29; B.M.C., 28. Highly gratifying and a return challenge resulted.
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The annual general meeting of the North London Enthusiasts’ Club took place on January 17th.
 
The Committee for 1950 will be composed of: G. Bance, Hon. Secretary and Treasurer; W. G. Render, Captain; F. H. Bacon, C. H. Ford, C. G. Meisl, F. E. Owen, I. C. Wilson and A. Wood, with F. Yiend, the Magazine Editor, serving in an ex-officio capacity.
 
The Club rules were changed slightly; the B.R.M. fund organised by the M.A.C. was discussed, the support from this club being confirmed; the office of Editor was filled by David Yiend, who voluntarily came forward to fulfil this task; and there was also some reflection upon their competitive events during the past year and of the immediate future.
 
The next trial is the Jacobean Trophy Trial on February 26th. It consists of about 37 miles in Hertfordshire, with some eight observed sections. It will be stiffer than the type of competition we usually hold, and while specials will be quite in keeping, standard sports cars should not suffer any damage, and even saloons could participate without injury, apart from getting muddy. The event is a closed invitation one, the invited clubs being the Berkhamsted M.C. & L.C.C., Cemian C.C., Chiltern C.C., De Havilland Auto Club, Herts County Aero and Car Club, the M.G. Car Club (South East Centre) and the North West London M.C. The Secretary of the meeting is Mrs. Wilson, 44, Bittacy Rise, Mill Hill, N.W.7. Closing date is February 4th, and for late entries February 15th.