Club affairs, May 1953

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The next Sunbeam-Register fixture is a Surrey Rally and Treasure Hunt, starting from the Whyte Harte Hotel, Bletchingley, at 2 p.m. on May 3rd. Roesch Talbots welcome.

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Warrington & District Motor Club has received Official Recognition by the R.A.C., and will, as soon as possible, promote events for the enjoyment of its members and friends. In order to ensure that dates do not clash, neighbouring clubs are asked to advise the Secretary of their events. Members are reminded that the Annual General Meeting will be held on April 22nd, in the Clubroom at Bridge Foot Garage, Warrington. The Secretary is R. J. Mann, 2, Waverley Avenue, Appleton, near Warrington, Lancs.

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Southern Jowett Car Club

It was announced at the annual general meeting of the Southern Jowett Car Club that M. Marcel Becquart had consented to become the Club’s President. In accepting the Presidency, Marcel Becquart said it was a great honour to be asked to become President of one of the oldest Car Clubs in Great Britain and hoped that in view of the Javelin and Jupiter popularity, and the successes both models had achieved,  the membership of the Club would greatly increase.

The S.J.C.C. feels that it now has an organisation sufficient to deal with the majority of the interests of Jowett owners and intends, if support is forthcoming, to enter teams in national and international events as well as hold its fixtures for the less ambitious Jowett owners.

The basic 1953 Fixture List has been decided on as set out below, but further fixtures may be added as circumstances permit.

1953 Fixtures

May 31st: Field events and Treasure Hunt at Ralls Cross, Suffolk

June 28th: Rally in the West Surrey area.

July 26th: Mixed event, Sussex.

Aug. 30th: Field or track events at Tewin, Herts.

Oct. 25th: Point-to-Point map-reading event in Hertfordshire.

The current annual subscription is £1, plus 5s. entrance fee and 15s. for the Club Car Badge. The subscription entitles members to take part in all the Club’s events and includes a free subscription to the Club’s magazine “The Jowetteer.”

Further particulars of membership may be obtained from the Hon. Secretary: Mr. R. Knight, 390, Hoe Street, Walthamstow, E. 1 7.

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North Devon Motor Club

The third Ilfracombe Rally will be held on Saturday night, May 9th and Sunday May 10th this year.

Tthe clbs which have been invited are the West Hants & Dorset M.C., Taunton M.C.,  the London MC., Plymouth M.C., Exmoor M.C., Bristol M.C & L.C.C,  and the M.C.C.

This year the starting places have been altered to assist the London area enthusiast,. Starts are now being made from Virginia Water, Bournemouth, Bristol, Plymouth, and Ilfracombe.

All  routes will converge near Taunton and then take in part of Devon and Cornwall. Special and regularity tests will be held en route.  The route will also take in such famous hills as Porlock, Countisbury,  Lynmouth, etc.

It is hoped that the winner of the Rally will be decided on the road sections. Awards to the value of well over £300 are to be won.

Headquarters for the Rally will be the Imperial Hotel in Ilfracombe, which has been taken over completely.

Registrations are now available from the Club Secretary, H. Bartlett. 43, Charles Street, Barnstaple, North Devon.