MG Car Club
Since the venerable B is 21 years old this year, the MGCC are offering an award to the oldest example which arrives at the forthcoming National Meeting. All MGBs are welcome, although the Concours and Gymkhana are only open to members, and a special class for MG Metro and Maestro is planned as well. The date is Sunday September 4th, the place is Stanford Hall, Leicestershire, and things start at 11 a.m.
Lamborghini Owners Club
Although this is a one make club, the annual meeting and test day is open to any of the “super cars”. Held as last year at the Goodwood Circuit, near Chichester, Sussex, the track will be open at 9.30 a.m. on Saturday August 27th. Further details can be obtained by sending an SAE to Hanna Ashley, 44 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, Sussex RH16 4ED.
BMW Drivers Club
Within the Classic Car meeting at Knebworth on July 10th, the BMWDC aim to hold “the biggest 2002 gathering the country has ever seen”. Open to 1502 and 1602 models as well as Turbo, Cabrio and Touring versions, the Rally welcomes all owners, members or not. Full information is available from PO Box 8, Dereham, Norfolk.
Alfa Romeo Owners Club
In an attempt to “bridge the geographical gap between National and Scottish Alfa Days”, the relevant sections of the Club have arranged a Northern Alfa Day at Nostell Priory, between Wakefield and Doncaster. The usual events are planned, and the date is Sunday July 24th.
VSCC Silverstone —July 2nd
THE second VSCC Silverstone race meeting of the year, the Mike Hawthorn Trophy Meeting, takes place earlier this time, on July 2nd, starting at 12.30 hours, with a practice session on the Friday. It is a notably full programme. In addition to two 10-lap (Club circuit) scratch races for vintage and pre-1939 racing cars, for the Shuttleworth, Nuffield and Boulogne Trophies, the Hawthorn Trophy will be contested in the 15-lap scratch race for historic racing cars. The back-up races will include an 8-lap sports-car handicap, a 10-lap scratch race for selected pre-1961 sports cars (whereby the VSCC moves closer to classic-car racing), and a number of shorter scratch and handicap contests.
Apart from the actual racing, it is intended to have a demonstration by the GKN Thinwall-Ferrari and other cars raced by Hawthorn, and his mechanic Brit Pearce and possibly some of Mike’s contemporary drivers will be there. A Vanwall as raced by Mike will be on display, to commemorate Hawthorn’s World Championship of 25 years ago. It is also hoped to have a display of Sunbeam cars, to commemorate Segrave’s French GP victory of 1923 (the STD Register went to Tours to commemorate this) and Bob Chamberlain intends to have his reconstruction of the great 1904 six-cylinder racing Napier out for the first time since the Brooklands Reunion.
All of which sounds like a busy. and interesting afternoon. Points will be added to the Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Contest in the course of it. Public admission costs £3.30 for each adult, including grandstand seats, Paddock admission £1.00 extra. Car parking is free. The anticipated nostalgic scenes, sounds, and scents cannot, for safety reasons, be extended to your dogs.—W.B.