Vintage traffic queues in Chipping Norton one Wednesday in April indicated the opening of the Vintage Sports Car Club’s new HQ, in The Old Post Office, a handsome neo-Georgian building on the main road (01608 64477).
It must be a sign of the health of our hobby that these larger and grander premises will house six full-time staff to look after an ever-expanding membership, and include a roomy library where the club’s reference material can at last be accessible.
That ebullient motoring cleric Lionel Webber declared the offices open, and the president David Marsh replied, before a fine lunch and presentation of the Dunlop Series prizes.
Squeezed into the Competitions office was the newly restored 4.9-litre Type 54 Bugatti which Kaye Don ordered in 1932. But I came away jealous of the club’s magazine rack – their run of Motor Sports is complete. Ours isn’t. GC