Club news , June 1982

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Citroën Car Club

ENTHUSIASTS for this eccentric, but ingenious, marque will be able to indulge themselves to the full over the weekend of June 18th, 19th and 20th when the Citroën Car Club will be holding their annual rally. This year, the venue is Chacombe Priory, near Banbury, and it is anticipated that every model of the marque will be represented from Cloverleaf to SM.

BMW Car Club

WITHIN this well established Club, a new register has been started, tracing and recording the whereabouts of the 500 r.h.d. and 539 I.h.d. lightweight coupés made in 1972 and designated 3.0 CSL. Peter Brown of Lamorna Potteries, Lamorna, Penzance, Cornwall would be very pleased to hear from anyone who owns or has owned one of these rare cars or from anyone who has any specialist knowledge of them.

Owen Motoring Club

ONCE again the Owen Motoring Club Limited are holding their Graham Hill Trophy Sprint meeting and Concours d’Elegance competition at Curborough Nr. Lichfield, for the 19th consecutive year on Sunday 20th June. Camden Hardchrome of Birmingham are sponsoring the event and the prize money and awards will total approximately £600. The FTD Prize alone will be £100 cash in addition to the Graham Hill Trophy. Details from Tony Matthews, Healey Lodge, 17 Peachley Gardens, Lower Broadheath, Worcester. Tel.: Worcester 23338 (office) or 640137 (home).

TVR Car Club

THE TVR Car Club has recently appointed a new Registrar, John Bell, to deal with all membership enquiries. All correspondence should be sent to him at 1 Clyde Court, Clyde Close, Redhill RH 1 4AY, (telephone Redhill 69586).

In addition to the above appointment, the club has also revived the position of Model Registrar. Roger Vercoe of 8 Storridge Road, Westbury, Wiltshire BA13 4HX will be delighted to hear from all TVR owners at home and abroad, with a view to establishing a comprehensive history of TVRs from Grantura to Tasmin.

What promises to be the greatest gathering of TVRs ever, the “TVR Extravaganza 5” will be taking place at Blackpool on Saturday 26th June 1982. The event includes a factory tour, Concours, prize draw and numerous other activities at a nearby hotel. Further details from the Registrar.

Ford S.V. Owners Club

THIS is a notably active Club; catering for Ford cars and vans with L-head side-valve engines. It publishes a duplicated magazine “Side-valve”, provides useful spares sources and technical information, and is pleased to hear of any s. v. Fords, cherished or just-running, derelict or being restored. It also organises an adequate number of events and activities for the owners of such Fords and its Club news-sheet (separate from the magazine) includes many such cars for sale, by members and non-members, which might be just the job for those contemplating a “Seat-Belt Special”, or more accurately, exempted-seat-belt-transport, in the near future – see this month’s MOTOR SPORT Editorial! There are Registers within the Club for Y and C-types E83W, 100E, 107E, Popular models and Specials. The Club even runs to a Publicity Officer, Jim Norman. The Membership Secretary is Jill Myers, 24, Kellett Grove, Leeds, LS12 4AH, and the General Secretary is Dave Laxton, 4, Windsor Close, Wilbarston Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8QT.

Drivers Club

THE JDC Historic Race meeting at Silverstone on April 3rd saw an encouragingly full grid in the first in a new series of events organised by the Mk. I/II register of the JDC for pre ’68 Jaguar saloons. Further rounds of the series, which is run on an inter-area challenge basis, are to be held at Curborough (May 23rd) Mallory Park (July 24th) and Goodwood (Sept 25th).

Hopefully, with enough response from members, the series will grow to a full 8 round championship for next year. The Mk. I and 2 register competition secretary is Jim Lowry, 47, Ash Grove, Moulsham Lodge, Chelmsford, Essex, should owners of any pre ’68 Jaguar saloons (inc. S Type, Mk. 10 etc.) be interested in any further details.

Dellow Register

TO COMMEMORATE the 35th Anniversary of the make the Dellow Register is arranging a meeting at Stone Manor, near Kidderminster, Worcestershire on July 10th/11th. This will be the largest gathering of Dellows ever, covering all production types. On the Saturday afternoon a series of illustrated lectures will take place given by Ron Lowe (the LOW half of DELLOW), Tony Marsh (ex hillclimb champion) and Neville Nightingale (Dellow Engineering MD). In addition, we have invited a number of other speakers associated with production and competition through the years. Alongside the lectures, the Register is mounting an exhibition of archive material collected over the last 13 years.

Readers who have material which might be of interest to the Register or who would like further details of the event are asked to contact M. Hayward, 122 Marlborough Hill, Harrow, Middlesex.

Alfa Romeo Owners Club

THE Northern Alfa Romeo Day will take place at Nostell Priory, near Wakefield, Yorkshire, on Sunday, July 4th starting at 11.00 a.m. All sorts of events and attractions are on the card for this event which is organised by the NE Section of the Club and supported by the NW and Midland Sections.

Inter Club Sprint

TAKING place on Saturday, July 3rd at Snetterton, this unique event is open to most of the one make clubs as well as the VSCC, HSCC, 750MC and and so on. Teams will consist of four cars from each make (or club) and the event will be handicapped to provide an equal opportunity of winning the main trophy, won last year by an all girl Morgan Team. There will also be an award for the fastest team overall, an honour taken by the HSCC in 1981. Regulations for this Austin Healey Club and Morgan Sports Car Club joint promotion can be obtained from either Robin Weston at Hill Place, Rectory Lane, Woodham Mortimer, Maldon, Essex CM9 6SW or Mary Lindsay, Anne Cottage, 89, Church Street, Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex.