Club news, February 1955

Mid-Thames C.C.

The annual dinner/dance and presentation of awards of this club takes place at the Casino Hotel, Hampton Court, on February 12th. Tickets are available at one guinea from D. 0. Ingrain, Anglers’ Hotel, Teddington. Winter Rally : Sunday, February 6th, 9 a.m., Twickenham Baths Car Park. Invited : Brent Vale C.C., Malden & Dist. CC, Northern Heights C.C. and ” Speedbird ” (11.0.A.C.) C.C. All-manned controls. Colour film of entire event.

The Old Merchant Taylors’ M.C.

A Film Show will be held at “Durrants,” Croxley Green, near Watford, on March 4th, with free admission to members of all neighbouring clubs and with refreshments available. The March Hares Rally is scheduled for March 6th, commencing and finishing from the same place. Hon. Secretary: G. Connelly, 98, St. Martin’s Lane, London, W.C.2.

The Magnette Register requests former members who are interested in the continuation of this Register to write and say so, to H. J. Sales, 35, South Park Grove, New Malden, Surrey.

Club affairs

Owing to pressure of domestic affairs, Mrs. Pauline Jesty has resigned her position as Hon. Secretary of the W. Hants and Dorset C.C. The new Hon. Secretary is Mrs. B. Lanz, Westbrook Hotel, Boscombe, Hampshire.

The Swansea M.C. has been accepted for affiliation to the R.A.C. Hon. Secretary: W. J. Cloud, 131, High Street, Swansea, Glam.

The new Secretary of the Gosport A.C. is P. E. Heke, 44, Burnley Road, Gosport.

The United Hospitals and University of London M.C. will hold its Rosette Rally on February 19th/20th. The Combined Universities M.C., Hants & Berks M.C. and 750 M.C. are invited to compete. The event will be held in the area covered by O.D. 1-in. map No.168 and will avoid rough going. It is hoped that it will be decided without recourse to a special test. After a ” telegraphic start” a route of under 300 miles will be used. Regulations from : R. D. Gotts, Upton Lodge, Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames.

1955 Grand Prix dates

The following are the dates of the 1955 Grands Prix : Monaco, May 22nd; Dutch G.P., June 19th; G.P. of the A.C.F., Reims, July 1st; British G.P., July 16th; Swiss G.P., August 21st; Italian G.P., September 11th; Spanish G.P., October 23rd. The Argentine G.P. has already taken place and the Indianapolis 500, counting towards the World Championship, takes place in America on May 30th.