Steaming, the very high-class magazine of the national Traction Engine Club, had an interesting article recently by John Hirons, about the engines owned by the late Jack Wharton, who was the club’s President, in the course of which it is mentioned that he used a Rolls-Royce Ghost as a breakdown crane until it was commandeered by the War Office during WWII, intended for the Far East; it is thought never to have been used there, but was never seen again.
Rhayader & DMC & LCC has its annual vintage vehicle show in the town on July 23. Entry forms from Alan Gayes, Shalecropp, Maesmawr, Rhayader, Powys LB6 5PL.
The third Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival Vintage Vehicle Rally will take place on August 26/28, for pre-1951 cars, with static shows and interesting runs through good scenery. Entries close by July 1, to Michael Baker, 2 Cwm-y-Geist, Fach, Llanbister Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5UW. Entry fees are £2 for two days, £4 per car for the full three days.