The Sunbeam Register opened its Gloucestershire Rally on May 9th to members of the 12/50 Alvis Register and the Humber Register. A route of 50 miles had to be covered by solving clues, obtaining data, such as how many steps to the top of a local monument and finding Sunbeam four-wheel-brake warning triangles, after which some driving tests were indulged in. The event was planned by Frank Joyce and his son and attracted 22 entries.
The Alvis Register won outright, B. E. W. Bowsher gaining the most marks in his 1932 TL Alvis. Sunbeam honour was upheld by S. H. Darbishire in his ex-Densham sports 14/40, in spite of stopping in the hill-climb because the petrol supply failed. Third place was taken by Lt.-Comdr. A. P. Rabbit, R.N., in a 1927 SD “beetle-back” 12/50 Alvis. C. O. Alien’s 9/20 Humber was the best by one mark of two cars of this make and K. G. Langley’s 1934 “75” headed the Talbot entry.
Next event — Wolverhampton weekend, provisionally on July 24th 25th. Details in June Sunbeam.