R. Marshall and B. Rich claim a Hindhead-John O’Groat’s-Hindhead record, having done this 1,500-mile journey in an Austin-Healey 100-Six at an average speed of 47.78 m.p.h. Leaving the Punchbowl Hotel, Haslemere at noon, the drivers arrived back at 7.39 p.m. on the following day. Michelin ” X ” tyres were fitted specially for the journey. These tyres were also used by A. T. Rajah when he drove a Triumph TR2 solo from Singapore to London, covering the 12,500 miles in a total of 50 days, the first time the route has been covered in a sports car.