THE SCOTTISH RALLY

THE SCOTTISH RALLY

Those who maintain that Rallies appeal to only a minority of drivers should note that for this year's Scottish Rally 176 -entries have been received. The event, which is in its fifth year, takes place from June 1st5th, embracing -six special tests, a road mileage of 262, and a coachwork competition. This year there will be no night section, Tornapress Pass to Applecross has to be negotiated, and included in the event is a picnic lunch, at the Sound of Raasay. The Royal Scottish Automobile Club has issued a very well-produced and conveniently arranged book of entries, while details of the special tests are contained very clearly in another well-produced booklet. Running through the 176 names on the entry list one's pen is arrested by such as C. Anthony (Aston-Martin), Donald Barnes (Singer), Max Billingham (Singer), Viscount Chetwynd (Lincoln Zephyr), Douglas Clease (S.S.), W. M. Couper (Talbot), Miss Dobson (Rover), C. G. H. Dunham (Talbot), J. Eason Gibson

(Frazer-Nash-B.M.W.),Mrs. Good (Lagonda), Mrs. Moss (Marendaz Special), S. H. Newsome (S.S. 100), Miss Joan Richmond (Triumph), V. L. Seyd (Morris), H. 0. Symrnons (Frazer-Nash-B.M.W.), H. E. Symons (Lagonda), etc. This Rally is certainly not confined to amateurs, and much interest attaches to the results. There are six classes ; 1. Open cars up to 1,300 c.c. 2. Closed cars up to 1,300 c.c. 3. Open cars, 1,301-2,250 c.c. 4. Closed cars, 1,3012,250 c.c. 5. Open cars, over 2,250 c.c. 6. Closed cars exceeding 2,250 c.c. The honour of starting first goes to S. K. Thornley (Bentley). Of the team entries, the W.A.S.A. has three teams, the Prazer-N ash-B.M.W. C.C.. has three, the Singer M.C.C. three, the Scottish Sporting C.C. seven, the M.C.C. two, the S.S.C.C. two, the Talbot O.C. two, and the Royal Scottish A.C., Aston-Martin 0.C., M.G. C.C. and J.C.C. one team each. Incidentally, there are entries of cars that are at least 31 years of age, these comprising a Riley, three M.G.s, a Lagonda, Miss Noreen Neilscin.'s *litre Alfa-Romeo, a Sunbeam, two 41-litre Bentleys, a Rover and a Talbot. The coachwork competition is divided into seven classes : 1. Open cars not exceeding E,250. 2. Open cars 250-1,500. 3. Open cars exceeding £500. 4. Closed cars not exceeding

£250. 5. Closed cars-L2504,450. 6. Closed cars-14504.800. 7. Closed cars

exceeding £800. Thirteen trophies are offered for the Road Section and nine prizes for the coachwork competition.