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CLUB NEWS

NORTH LONDON E.C.C. ANNUAL DINNER AND DANCE (Jan. 6th)

This was the most hilarious and successful of these functions so far held. The chair was taken by A. F. Rivers Fletcher, President. Prizes were presented by Mrs. Norman Wisdom. Raymond Mays was to have been guest of honour, but was unable to make it owing to thick fog on the Great North Road, and his place was taken by Ron Flockhart. Speeches were made by Eric lindon, Rivers Fletcher, David Render and John Eason-Gibson.

The principal trophies awarded were as follows : The WiWam P. Render Trophy to Ian Walker for his successes in rallies and trials organised by the club. The Rivers Fletcher Trophy to Ian Wilson, mechanic to the late Jim Mayers. The Lombard Trophy and the. David Yiend Memorial Trophy to A. F. Rivers Fletcher for his successes in sprints and hill-climbs. BOLTON LE MOORS CC. NAVIGATION RALLY (Jan. 8th)

Weather conditions were favourable although owners of ” heaterlees ” open cars suffered from the strong, cold wind which found any gaps in hood or sidescreens. Results 2 Alleosnere Chum t let : F. Snaylam (navigator, T. Warburton), no marks loot. lad : K. Cunlifte (navigator. D. Prakel), 2 mark. lost. Novices’ Clasa

let : R. K. Walsh (navigator. J. Smith). 2 marks lost. 2nd : 1. W. Smith (navigator. K. Darby). 26 marks lost. NORTH DEVON M.C. ILFRACOMBE RALLY

This event will take place on April 20th and 21st and is a qualifying event for the. B.T.D.A. Silver Star. Details from S. Guard. Vicarage Lawn, Barnstaple, North Devon. B.A.R.C. (EAST SUSSEX) MIDNIGHT FILM MATINEE AND SUPPER (Feb. 171h)

The sixth annual midnight film matiae will be held at the Picturedrome Cinema, Langney Road, Eastbourne, at 10.45 pm., when some of the major races of 1955 on home and Continental circuits will be shown. In addition a supper party will take place at the Cavendish Hotel at 8 p.m. for 8.30 p.m. on the same evening. M.G. C.0 (S.W.) SALISBURY ” TRALLY ” (Feb. 5th)

The above event is a provisional one for 1956 and, in conjunction with the 750 Club, will take place at 11 a.m. at the High Post Hotel, Salisbury. It is a combined trial and rally, with driving tests to count for the final marking. FORCES’ M.C. WINTER RALLY (Feb. Sib)

At 10.30 a.m. on February 5th, at the Grasshopper Inn, Westerham, Kent, the 100-mile-long winter rally will start, the major accent being on navigation. Entries to A. V. Matthison, 93, Fairlands Avenue, Thornton Heath, Surrey, by January 30th. RHYL & DIST. M.C. BRAID RALLY (Feb. 4th/5th)

This rally is known locally as the Monte Carlo of North Wales. It is a closed-to-club event run over minor roads in the mountains of North Wales. In the past snow on the high ground has made the event very interesting, tough navigational sections and the mountainous nature of the course giving it the Monte Carlo atmosphere.

Regulations from R. H. Piper, Bexley, Conwy Street, Rhyl, Flintshire.

CEMIAN M.C.

The annual dinner and dance and presentation of awards will be held at the Rembrandt Hotel, South Kensington, on Friday, February 3rd, from 7 p.m. until 2 11.111. MAIDSTONE & MID-KENT M.C. HASTINGS RALLY (Feb. 17th/181h)

The Hastinga Rally is being held on February 17th/18th as an invitation event for the following clubs : Kentish Border C.C., London M.C., B.A.R.C., Thames Estuary M.C., Hants & Berko M.C. and the M.G. C.C. The start will be from the Swan Hotel, Charing, at 8 p.m. 500 M.R.C. OF IRELAND

Once again the 500-c.c. Championship of Ireland rare meeting will be held at Kirkistowm on March 17th, over a distance of 20 laps. First prize will be the Perpetual Trophy and Replica and the sum of £25.

LONDON M.C.

The London M.C. Coventry Cup Trial will be held on Sunday, February 12th, in the Aston Rowant area, starting at 10.30 a.m. from the “King’s Arms,” Stoekenchureh. Full details available from W. C. Podevin, 68, Bute Road, Ilford, Essex. MID-THAMES C.C. WINTER RALLY

The Mid-Thames C.C. are holding their Winter Rally on Sunday, February 19th. Mileage to be covered will be 150 to 180 miles. A cordial invitation is afforded to all enthusiasts. The outright winner will be awarded £5, with other trophies for class winners and navigators for this all-day event. The start will be at ” The Marquis Of Granby,” Kingston By-Pass. Regulations and entry forms are obtainable front R. Avey, 5, Cardinal Avenue, Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey.

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