Per Ardua M.C.
The Club’s first event since being affiliated to the R.A.C. was held on May 23rd and took the form of a series of driving tests staged at the Slough Trading Estate. Despite somewhat gloomy weather and desolate surroundings, the small but enthusiastic entry enjoyed an interesting day.
The Triumph TR2, in the capable hands of S/L Giles, achieved the “Best Performance of the Day” and also proved the winner of the “Open Class.” F/L. Pascoe-Watson put up a consistently good performance in his A40, just beating F/L. James in his 1 1/2-litre Riley, so winning the “Closed Class.” F/L. Durman did well to finish second in the “Open Class” in his little home-built “special,” whilst F/L. Neve is to be commended on his perseverance in struggling through the tests with his majestic Rolls. He found this handsome vehicle something of a handful when it came to manoeuvring a lot of Rolls through what must have seemed smaller and smaller spaces — although they cheerfully pressed on, Neve and his crew no doubt felt at times that the Club was aptly named!! Many of the competitors were competing in this type of event for the first time and made some surprising discoveries about the length, width, etc., of their cars!!! However, judging by the comments heard in the nearby hostelry at the close of the day, it was apparent that all had enjoyed themselves, which augurs well for future meetings of the Club.
Best Performance of the Day: S/L. D. Giles (Triumph TR2).
Winner — Open Class: S/L. D. Giles (Triumph TR2).
Winner — Closed Class: F/L. J. W. Pascoe-Watson (Austin A40).
Even with the arrival of the hot weather, the Sudan C.C. continues to thrive and is steadily increasing its membership. Anyone interested who is going to or passing through the Sudan, should write to the Hon. Secretary, Mrs. Kentish, c/o The Buildmore Co. (Sudan), Ltd., P.O. Box 314, Khartoum, Sudan, or to Major Wilson Hawkins, 11, York House, Church Street, London, W.8.
Hants And Berks M.C.
The Hants and Berks M.C. organises a vigorous series of events throughout the season, has recently commenced to issue a magazine, and will hold its popular Great Auclum Speed Hill-Climb, over that sporting course near Reading with its fast banked bottom corner, on August 7th. Hon. Sec.: D. Johns, 48, Reading Road, Woodley, Berkshire.