The 750 Motor Club celebrates its 40th anniversary with a commemorative rally at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre on Sunday, June 10th. Attractions on the top straight of the old racing circuit will include a static display, concours for all classes, driving tests and an Autojumble. The rally is open to all Austin models up to and including the A35 as well as examples of 750MC racing and trials cars. Entry forms are available from Nick Morgan, Rally Secretary, 41, Bourne Vale, Bromley, Kent (01 461 3110).
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On the same date, the Melbourne Loop at Donington Park will be hosting a Marcos and Kit Car International Rally. Concours and driving test for Marcos and other makes — including members of the Ford GT40 Club — are on the programme.
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The Gunnar Nilsson Cancer Treatment Fund and local Lions International Charities will benefit from the annual Lotus Open Day on June 10th, when Colin Chapman will open the gates at the Hethel factory to members of the public. The factory itself will be open to visitors and other attractions will include an RAF air display, display of Formula One Lotus cars, trade stands, a concours d’elegance, tombola, et. al. Last year’s event raised £8,500 for charities from an attendance of 25,000 people.
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Enthusiasts for MGs should find plenty to feast their eyes on at the MG Car Club’s Northern Annual Concours and Gymkhana at Thoresby Hall, in the heart of Sherwood Forest, near Ollerton, Newark, on July 1st.
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HRH Prince Bertil and HRH Princess Lillian of Sweden will attend the Gunnar Nilsson Memorial Trophy Meeting at Donington on June 3rd and the Prince will address the crowd about the Campaign. As mentioned last month, the BRDC-organised meeting will include the Gunnar Nilsson Challenge, in which Grand Prix cars and drivers will compete against the clock over five laps and a 30 lap Gunnar Nilsson Memorial Trophy Race for BMW M1 Procars — assuming sufficient can be nailed back together alter their Zolder and Monaco performances . . .
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The Riley Register’s twenty-fourth annual Coventry Weekend takes place on June 30th/July 1st, based on the Coventry Euro Crest Hotel. The first day’s activities include a navigation rally and a dinner-dance. The second day sees a parade from the Bull at Meriden via the old Riley works to the hotel, where a celebration lunch will be followed by a concours.
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Ferraris from all over Britain and Europe will be converging on Honington Hall, Shipton-on-Stour, Worcs. on June 10th, for the Ferrari Festival organised by the Ferrari Owners’ Club. It is anticipated that the greatest number of Ferraris ever assembled in one place will be on view to the public, who can gain admission for £2 per car. This really should be a feast for tired eyes.
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The Shuttleworth Collection will be staging another flying display at Old Warden on Sunday, June 24th.
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