The Vintage SCC has arranged the following regular evening social gatherings additional to those already held : “George and Dragon,” Colney Street, St. Albans, on second Thursday of each month; Bridge Hotel, Bedford, on second Tuesday, and “Ferry Boat Inn,” Holywell, St Ives, Hunts, on fourth Wednesday each month.
The Vintage Motor Cycle Club continues to go from strength to strength. Recently new members were enrolled, their machines ranging from a 1904 Quadrant to 1930-vintage Norton, AJS and Matchless. Future fixtures or invitations include the Sunbeam 200-Mile Trial on June 1st, the famous Banbury Run on June 22nd. and a proposed sprint meeting on August 31st. Gen Sec : RT Rigby, 64, Alandale Drive, Pinner, Middlesex. A monthly duplicated “Bulletin” is issued.
Entries for the Kentish Border CC Deal Rally for the Bussey Trophy on June 8th close on June 2nd. This is a closed event; entry forms from Mrs KRW Shackel, 15, Rowan Walk, Bromley Common, Kent (Farnborough 4529).
Following the recent announcement of the proposal to re-form (yes, with hyphen please !) the De Lacy Motor Club of Pontefract. the club has now been officially constituted and the following officials elected :— Captain Phil Turner. Vice-Captain : Peter Jackson. Event Secretary : Ted England. Hon Treasurer : Betty England. Committee : Ted Tellek, Allan Wade-Smith, Harry McDermid and Paget Blaze.
Meetings are to be held on the third Thursday of the month at 7.45 pm, in the Queen’s Hotel, Pontefract, subscription rates being 10s per year for car members and 2s 6d for associate members, with joining fee of 5s for everyone. Since inauguration, the club has been lucky in persuading Alan L Marshall to be its president— a keen motorist and rally driver over a good number of years (present mode of conveyance is a Bristol saloon), and also in finding a very willing helper in RHT Wil-de-Gose, who has been made the first honorary life member. The club has already enrolled some 35 car members, so is well on the way to that magic number of 50! Meanwhile, a full programme of social outings, film shows, discussions and lectures is under way, and the production of a club bulletin in hand. Hon Sec : AE England, Ashdene, Carleton Road, Pontefract.
The Liverpool and North Wales Centre of the British Automobile Racing Club will henceforth be known as the North-Western Centre.
On June 21st-22nd the North London ECC in holding the Closed Invitation Redcap Rally again, over some 250 miles., extending into the West Country from the start in North London, and finishing in the New Forest area. It is hoped to attract standard cars, and at the same time introduce a highly competitive flavour into the event. The Ramsgate Speed Trials will take place on July 13th, in conjunction with the Herts County A & AC, under the sponsorship of a national Sunday newspaper. K Buckle has resigned from his position of secretary of the 750 Club. The new Hon Secretary is K Welfare, 56. Barrow Road, Bedfont. Middlesex.
Following the recent revival of the old-established North London MC, which was founded in 1920, a new committee has recently been elected, including the following officers :— Chairman : Alen W Day: Vice-Chairman : Stanley M Greening: Press Secretary : Geoffrey J. Waple ; Hon Treasurer : Lionel P Walter ; Hon Secretary : GF Luck.
It has been decided that subscription rates should remain at their pre-war levels. Cars 21s, side-car combinations and three-wheelers 17s 6d, solo motor-cycles 15s, with an entrance fee of 2s 6d. (Non-drivers, relatives and friends are welcomed at a nominal subscription of 2s 6d per annum.)
Members are eligible to take part in an insurance scheme enabling them to insure their vehicles at more favourable rates. With a view to ascertaining the types of competitions and functions desired by the now membership, a general meeting is being arranged during June. Hon Sec : GF Luck, 27 Ferney Road, East Barnet, Herts.
A meeting of the Northern Section of the Allard OC was held at the Parkway Hotel, Bramhope, near Leeds, on May 7th, when a most interesting talk was given by Mr Denis Flather, member of the RAC Competitions Committee. Representatives from other clubs were invited.
The Morgan three-wheeler club’s monthly “Bulletin” has improved under its new Editor, H Latham, and should be read by all owners of Morgan tricycles. Indeed, the Club can materially assist owners in keeping their Morgans on the road, apart from the sporting and social sides. Secretary : FL Willis, 6 Courtland Avenue, Chingford, London, E.4.
The 750/1,172 Club has a meeting each third Wednesday in the month in the Bath area, at the Victoria Hotel, Oldfield Park, Bath, from 7.30 pm. All 750 and 1,172 types welcome, says the notice.
The Automobile-Club Du Mont-Blanc extends a hearty welcome to British entrants in the International Evian Megeve Rally of July 24th-27th. English entries may be made to RKN Clarkson, The Chase, Halstead, Essex, in English currency, and he is also organising the Champagne Rally. But hurry !
This month's "Nostalgic" feature is based on some extremely interesting papers sent to us by Mr. M.H. Peard, of South Croydon, a keen Volkswagen owner. The first is a reprint…
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Cars in books 2, February 1978
Sir, In "A Solitary War" by Henry Williamson (Macdonalds, 1966), a book which is the last in a series of thirteen, there is an Alvis Silver Eagle which is mentioned so…