Austin Seven owners have an enormous number of clubs catering for them the world over, and some excellent books and magazines devoted to their cars. There is also a flourishing club for owners of Austin Tens, with a monthly magazine: the editor is Jim Butterworth, the Hon Sec Peter Winney, 19A Kensington Gardens, Bath, Avon BA1 6LH.
Stuart Pringle, formerly the VSCC’s Competition Secretary, has left to become the BRDC Secretary at Silverstone.
Shelsley Walsh, our oldest speed hill climb, deserves support, and to help its funds there is a DVD and a video available from the MAC about last year’s centenary celebrations at the famous venue. The DVD costs £17 with postage, the video £16, from the MAC Office, Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, Worcester WR6 6RP.
I have much admiration for the Trojan OC, which, in spite of the small number of survivors of these unusual two-stroke chain-drive vehicles (six on a recent rally), has a twice-monthly magazine, and even a Museum Trust for the varied projects of the Trojan company.
The last magazine of 2006 included much about the famous Brook Bond Tea vans of 1924-1958 (after which Fords took over) the astonishing tea company’s service depot with its individual garages for each van, and a 15-month 12,000-mile journey from Singapore to London by a Trojan tourer. The Secretary of this enthusiastic club is John Amor (Tel: 01277 821 623).