VSCC Fringe Trial

In May the VSCC took in the pleasing terrain on the fringe of the Lincolnshire Wolds for an appropriately named trial 64 drivers entered, a 1935 SS, a 1922 Vauxhall, a Crossley, a big Humber, Miss Arnold-Forster's Alvis, Sudjic's Bugatti, a vintage 41/2-litre Bentley, a Talbot and another Alvis non-started; perhaps they did not have need to fear, because only Harris's Fiat 1100 and Miller's Frazer Nash retired. The Northern Jug was won by J Potter's 1927 12/50 Alvis and the Novices's Award went to R Sanders's 1928 41/2-litre Bentley. First Class Awards: T Burnett (Alvis), P Cattell (Riley), J McEwen (Riley). Second Class Awards: S Skillbeck (Vauxhall), P Glover (Vauxhall), A Jones (Vauxhall). J Gill (Lea-Francis), A Lupton (Lea-Francis). Third Class Awards: D Cree (Austin), R Rouse (Bentley), T Tarring (Frazer Nash), G Winder (Alvis), M Tomlin (Alvis), B Wildsmith (Lagonda) W B

Bristol MC & LCC are staging a retrospective meet at Dyrham Park on Sunday July 7, and welcome anyone who has memories of this interesting stately home hillclimb which was run from 1960-66. Some of the contemporary competing cars should be present. The assembly takes place at midday: contact Chris Bigwood on 01275 464242 for tickets, which at £10 include entry to the house, a National Trust property, as well as a buffet lunch.