Club affairs, January 1952
The Harrow CC will hold its annual dinner at the “Tithe Farm,” Harrow, on January 17th.
With a monthly event combining the social and sporting side of motoring in the pick of the nearby countryside, the discerning motorist living within reach of Croydon is well catered for by the Fifty One Motor Club. The annual subscription is only 5s, and the hon secretary is Mr JB Mason, 19. Lake Road, Shirley. Croydon.
The new address of the Tenby MC is Lydstep House, Lydstep, near Tenby.
The Mid-Surrey AC, so popular in pre-war days, has been re-formed, with Prof AM Low as president, VH Tuson, of Fiat fame, as secretary. Club nights, open to non-members, take place at “The Queen Adelaide,” Kingston Road, Ewell, Surrey, on first and third Fridays in each month. Details of membership from the Assistant Secretary, 101, Woodmansterne Road, Carshalton Beeches, Surrey.
Membership of 182, with the expectancy of shortly passing the 200 mark, was disclosed by Mr Arthur HM Edney, the President, at the annual dinner of Berwick and District Motor Club, at which Reg Parnell was chief guest. In his speech, Reg recalled his disappointment earlier this summer at not being able to bring a BRM to a Winfield meeting but added : “Maybe you did not miss very much because we might never have got to the starting line. As I have said before, the BRM is a miserable failure. We would all like to see the car beat the Italians, and the BRM people have put everything possible into it to make it a world-beater, but there is something wrong.” Parnell said he was looking forward to the Scottish Grand Prix in 1952 and paid high tribute to the organisation of Winfield meetings, with which everyone was more than satisfied. The toast to “The Berwick Club” was proposed by Mr Malcolm Smith, of the Lothian Club. Parnell presented club prizes won during the season to W Stoddart, T Fairbairn, JT Gray, A Smith, H Brown and JH McBain.
The Bugatti OC recently elected 35 new members, the Bentley DC another 35, as we are reminded from their excellent Club magazines.
Many Morgan three-wheelers are encountered on the road these days, so it may be as well to again remind their owners that the Morgan Three Wheeler Club is ACU affiliated, publishes a monthly magazine and issued appropriate servicing data. The Secretary is FL Willis, 6, Courtland Avenue, Chingford, E4. The club has now produced a manual comprising 36 quarto-sized pages of written matter with line drawings. It covers all models, with details of JAP, Matchless and Ford engines, and particulars are available from CJ Mawbey, 27, Clifton Road, Finchley, London, NW3.