Jaguar Drivers Club
To celebrate their 25th birthday, the JDC are holding a special anniversary rally at Woburn Abbey on Sunday July 12th. Over 500 Jaguars of all kinds are expected, including early SS and Swallow vehicles, as well as later Jaguar-powered special-purpose vehicles such as army scout cars, fire engines and ambulances. There is a rumour that some of the factory’s historic vehicles may be on display.
Longton & District Motor Club
As part of an effort for the International Year of the Disabled, this club (in conjunction with the Lancashire County Council) will be promoting an Autotest Meeting for disabled people on Sunday, 6th September. An entry of about 50 cars and three-wheelers is anticipated, and there are likely to be five or six classes. The club would be very pleased to hear from any group interested in forming a class in the competition, or from any disabled person who is interested in competing. They would also be delighted to hear from any past or present Autotest Champions who would be willing to do demonstration runs. The event will be taking place at the British Leyland factory car park at Leyland, about 1 mile from the M6. The man to contact is Peter Sowray, 254, Plunginton Road, Fulwood, Preston, Lancs. P52 3PQ.
Maidstone and Mid-Kent CC
By the time this issue is on sale, a party of about thirty M & MKCC members should have returned from Belgium where they were helping to run special stages on the Ypres 24 Hour International Stage Rally. The invitation came from the AC Targa Florio, Leper, and follows a similar trip last year when, apparently, Frans Thevelin, the Clerk of the Course, was particularly impressed with the way the Kent club tackled their task. This year, they were due to assist with running the long Langemark stage and to organise the Lo stage completely.
Bognor Regis Motor Club
We have always thought of the VSCC as being a particularly active club, having some 25 or so competitive meetings a year as well as a full social calendar, but that club does have well over 5,000 members, which works out at one event per 200 members. Thus when a club of under 200 members puts on a whole range of events, as does the Bognor Regis Motor Club, we cannot fail to be impressed. In addition to the usual local club socials (Thursday evenings at the Lamb, Pagham), navigational exercises, and such like, they run a sprint meeting at Goodwood, a large Autotest meeting on the Esplanade at Bognor (closed for the occasion) as well as a large programme of smaller autotests, trials, rallies and so on.
BSA Front Wheel Drive Club
This club’s National Rally this year is being held over the weekend of July 11th and 12th at Sudden Castle, Nr. Winchcombe, Clos. Enthusiasts for the breed will be able to eat, drink and make merry with other like-minded individuals on the Saturday, while the Sunday will be devoted to (slightly) more serious activities, such as a concours, autotests and a mini-autojumble.