Club news

Aston Martin Owners Club's offices at 1A High Street, Sutton, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB6 2RB will be open to visitors over the weekend of July 23-24, between 10am and 4pm. No appointment will be necessary, but members who would be interested in a treasure hunt or scatter rally over that same weekend should contact the registrar in advance.

Ferrari Owners Club of Great Britain's annual concours at Brookes Hall near Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire is once again expected to witness the largest gathering of Ferraris in Europe, with some top brass from Italy among its guests on July 17. Admission costs £10 per car. Club secretary is Ken Bradshaw, 231 Station Road, Balsall Common, Warwickshire CV7 7EG.

"A Day in the Park with the Automobile" is the title for a show of pre-1950 cars at Wellington Country Park on the Berkshire/Hampshire border on July 18. Adult admission costs £2.50, and further information is available from Greenwood Exhibitions, PO Box 230, Tring, Hertfordshire HP23 5PU.

On August 11-14, the Vintage Triumph Register will be hosting a "Texas Triumph Round-Up" in Dallas. Contact M Warren, 14 John Simpson Close, Wolston, Coventry CV8 3HX for details.

More than 30 owners' clubs will be mounting displays of about ten cars each at the Vintage & Classic Motor Fayre at Ragley Hall near Alcester on July 10. There will also be pre-war and classic paddocks, autojumble and auction. The telephone number for general enquiries is 021-745 5256.

Southern Car Club is running the third Rallye des Pas des Dittons, a foot rally based around Surrey pubs, on Saturday August 20. Anyone interested should contact Rick Smith at 1 A Beddington Gardens, Wallington, Surrey SM6 OHU. Last year £10,000 was raised for charity, and the organisers claim the event is being considered for World Championship status!