The Morgan 3-Wheeler Club is to stage a mixed three/four-wheeler race at this year’s V.S.C.C. Oulton Park Race Meeting. Their own two/three-wheeler sprint takes place at Gaydon, Warwickshire, on May 18th, when it is hoped that some 50 Morgans will compete, over a s.s. ¼-mile course.
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Last-minute old-car discoveries include some Model-T Ford parts, including a brand-new petrol tank, a Standard Big Nine saloon, and a pre-war Wolseley Twelve from which engine parts, gearbox and back axle should be recoverable.
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A. F. Rivers Fletcher intends to run a 1936 4 ¼-litre Bentley Special in competition events this year. It is the ex-Pagett/Smith car, with shortened chassis and a Mann Egerton body to Rivers Fletcher’s own drawings, reminiscent of those on E. R. Hall’s T.T. Bentleys.
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The Austin Ten D.C. National Rally takes place on July 12/13th, at Cannon Hill Park, near Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham.
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A Guide to Motels in this country and Europe is published at 5s. by United Trade Press Ltd., 9, Gough Square, London E.C.4.
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The Chain-Gand Frazer Nash “Raid” on Bolzano, from June 30th-July 6th, looks like being an enormous success. Trade support has been forthcoming from Burmah/Castrol and Renolds Chains, Dunlop are sending a service van, and already 42 Frazer Nashes have been entered, dating from 1925 to 1936, of which five are actual Alpine Trial cars. Ten of these will compete in the Corsa Della Mendola and the rest will do a grand parade-ascent to open the event.
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The Clyno Gazette, duplicated journal of the Clyno Register, had an interesting discourse in its April issue comparing the 10.8 Clyno with the 11.9 Morris Cowley. A 1927 10.8 Clyno Mulliner Saloon, last used in 1941, has been found in a dry barn in Wiltshire alongside a 1926 Austin 7 and a 1925 Clyno chassis, used until recently for instructional purposes by Redhill Evening Institute, is to be restored and rebodied.
We have not received the list of entries for the H.C.V.C. Brighton Run at the time of going to Press but if all goes well the Editor hopes to go as driver’s mate in the Chivers’ Leyland van and is training on the appropriate jams and marmalade.
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