V-to-C Miscellany, March 1995, March 1995

The Alvis 12/50 Register Bulletin No 190 contained a very interesting, well-illustrated 16-page article by Eric Benfield on the 1924 Alvis racing cars, with more to come, including driving impressions.

The Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon, Warwickshire is to celebrate the 70th birthday of what is still called “Old No 1” MG on March 26, with reduced entry fees for those arriving in MGs. The display will remain open until June 11.

The HRCR’s Mobil-sponsored Demon Tweeks classic and sports car Historic Rally Championship will be divided into nine capacity classes, three for pre-1931 cars, six for these made before 1960. The first round will be the Vauxhall Rally of Wales on March 17/18 (60 forest miles), followed by the Ypres Historic event in Belgium on June 24/25, (110 tarmac miles), the Ulster rally in Ireland on July 28/29 (125 tarmac miles), the loM Manx rally on September 14/16 (175 tarmac miles) and the Miller Oils RAC Historic Rally on November 18/19 (90 mixed miles). Details from Alison Woolley, Tibberton Court, Tibberton, Glos, GL19 3AF (Fax: 01452 790703).

The leader in the Historic Rally Challenge is Steve Hall (Ford Lotus Cortina), one point ahead of Roger Powley’s Porsche 911. The second round will be on Easter Monday, with the Craven MC’s Imber Stages Historic rally. Details from G Carter, 19 Birchen Lane, Haywards Heath, W Sussex RH16 1RY (01444 4173841)