Club Affairs, May 1950

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The Lagonda C.C. is holding a two-day Rally at Bournemouth on May 6/7th and has invited 2-litre Lagonda Register members to its Sunday programme. After the G.P. d’Europe members will meet at the “Folly Inn,” Adstock.
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The Morgan Three-Wheeler Club hopes to stage its long-awaited National Rally at Chateau Impney, Droitwich on Whit-Sunday, subject to A.C.U. approval. The programme is to include ¼-mile sprint, a concours d’elegance, and driving tests. It will be nice to see “Mogs” in competitive action again.
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Several enthusiasts are endeavouring to form a motor club in the Hereford-Leominster area for the purpose of holding sporting-cum-social events. It is hoped to run events of the type in which any kind of car can be used without risk of damage.
 
Would all those interested please write to P. Felton, “Holmbury,” Ranelagh Street, Hereford, mentioning if they would be willing to help in the running of the Club.
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Regulations for the Harrow C.C. Rally at Frinton and Walton on May 20/21st can be obtained from L. G. Eckett, 1, Holmdene Avenue, Mill Hill, London, N.W.7. The Clubs invited are: B.A.R.C., Chiltern C.C., Herts County A. and A .C., Hants and Berks C.C., N.W.L.M.C., Kentish Border C.C.
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The Annual Dinner and Meeting of the Sporting owner Drivers’ Club was held on March 24th, 1950, at the Bell Hotel, Aston Clinton.
 
Some forty members and friends attended and D. B. Payne, Esq., a founder member and Vice-President of the Club, presided; Laurence Pomeroy was the guest of honour and he was prevailed upon with various ruses to make no less than three brief but very interesting speeches.
 
This dinner, held under the lee of an early motoring hill-climb, marked the resurgence or the S.O.D.C. and gave the opportunity to sketch out future plans and in a mellow after-dinner mood to talk of past club high-lights.
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Long before the veteran-car movement reached its present well-established footing, the Kent Messenger organised its veteran car run. This is to be revived on June 17th, in conjunction with the Veteran C.C., over a 22-mile route from Bearsted to Bilsington Priory. There will be simple time checks, but otherwise no special conditions. Veteran and Edwardian cars are eligible and this would seem an excellent opportunity for exercising newly-discovered examples, particularly as no Competition Licence is required and there appear to be no entry fees. Entries close on May 20th, and details are available from E. H. Jeffery, Kent Messenger, Maidstone.
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The W. Rants and Dorset C.C. will hold its Blandford speed hill-climb on July 29th. Details from D. Ship, Canford Cliff Motors, Howen Road, Canford Cliffs, Dorset.
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At the Vintage S.C.C. Ordinary General Meeting on April 13th, it was stated that 330 new members were elected during the year, and the assets total over £1,500 after secretarial expenses and salaries amounting to over £958 were paid. Since the war over £8,500 has been paid to charities, as surplus profit on speed trials—please tell your anti-speed trial acquaintances of this! Two events to which we look forward particularly are the 100 kilometre race for pre-1935 racing cars for the Seaman Trophy presented by George Monkhouse, to be contested at the June Silverstone Meeting, and the resumption of the speed trials over the excellent Luton Hoo Course next September. The Club also intends to make a special effort to support Edwardian classes at the B.O.C. Members Prescott Meeting, and at its own June Silverstone, Madresfield and Prescott Meetings.
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The Sports Car Club of America announces an Indianapolis tour and rally starting on May 27th, the Bridgehampton race meeting in conjunction with the M.S.C. of America and the M.G.C.C. on June 10th, a rally and hill-climb at Mt. Equinox Drive, Bennington, in July, speed trials and races at Thompson, probably over two days during August, the California sports-car race the same month, at Pebble Beach, and the International Watkins Glen road race, divided into the Glen Trophy race for unlimited cars of all types, the Seneca Cup race for up to 1½-litre sports cars and the Sports Car G.P. for sports cars over 1½-litres, on September 23rd.
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During the Nairobi Civic Week celebrations, driving-tests and a concours d’élégance were held, but a hill-climb scheduled for March 19th was abandoned when the murram (red mud) road was washed away by rain. Yet, curiously, trials appear to be unknown in Kenya!
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The Herts County A. & Aero C. Beechwood Park speed trial on May 14th is a closed event, for which entry fees are 10s. per class. Racing cars, sports cars and saloons are catered for; the club subscription is 10s 6. Admission will cost 2s. 6d. per person, cars facing course 5s.—a chance to show speed to the wife or girl friend without getting her wet! The start is at 2 p.m. There will also be a closed invitation meeting on July 9th. Details from: D. T. Russell, 18, Queens Road, Watford.
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The Grimsby M.C. will hold its veteran car and vintage motor-cycle rally and concours this year on June 10th. There are plenty of awards and the trial section embraces a 25-mile route with one or two main-road hills. Entries close on May 22nd. Details from: C. Pycock, 27, Park Avenue. Grimsby (Tel.: 77545).
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Entries for the 35th M.C.C. Edinburgh Trial at Whitsun close on May 6th. Details from: J. A. Masters, 26, Bloomsbury Way, W.C.1 (Tel.: 4761).

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