Riley Motor Club
THE General Secretary of the Riley Club, Arnold Farrar, is about to retire after what must be a record 45 years in this office. He will be succeeded at the AGM in July by J. S. Hall. The AGM itself coincides with National Riley Day 1984 at Stoneleigh Abbey, Warwickshire on Sunday July 15th. The Club, which is the original Works-backed one, concerns itself with Rileys of all ages from the very first Tricars to the last Riley-badged BMC versions. Information (in exchange for an SAE) is available from the General Secretary, Treelands, 127 Penn Road, Wolverhampton WV3 ODU.
Jowett Car Club
CLAIMED to be the oldest one-make car club in the World, the JCC will be holding its National Rally and Concours over the bank holiday weekend of 26, 27 and 28th of May. Using the grounds of Leeds Castle, Kent, the weekend will start with a Scenic Run on Saturday, there will be a Dinner Dance on Sunday night, and the Concours will cover Sunday and Monday. Further details from Nick Webster, telephone 0375 679902.
Morgan Three-Wheeler Club
WITH the 75th anniversary of Morgan coming up this summer the annual 1/4-mile ‘ sprint of the Three-Wheeler Club should attract even more entries than usual, from classic motorcycle clubs as well as the car fraternity. It will take place at Long Marston on the 14th of July. Details from R. J. Garside, Competition Secretary, 6 Talbot Road, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire.
Interest and Nostalgia for Monte Carlo Rally
GERRY BURGESS, still UK President of the inactive, in this country, “Association Internationale des Pilotes due Rallye de Monte Carlo”, has returned from the Rally with the wish to revive our interest in this wonderful rally past, present and future. A suggestion discussed by the International Committee is that a get together should be organised, possibly a dinner at a venue to be arranged in May, when Louis Davagnier, the Club’s International President, has indicated he would wish to attend. The first copy of a new Revue of the ACM covering the Rally and the Grand Prix, as well as their other promotions, is now available. GB say they will be pleased to send a copy, gratis, to the first 100 who write or contact him reference the proposed get together his address is: Anningsley Park, Ottershaw, Surrey. W.B.
The pitfalls of a real deal: Aston Martin DBR1
What price history, originality and rarity? In the case of Aston Martin DBR1 chassis number one, around $22.5m (£17.9m) – the sum paid at R.M Sotheby’s Monterey auction in 2017.…
Miniatures news, April 1989
Heavy metal In recent months we have been concentrating on the budget end of the model market, with mass-produced 1/24-scale plastic kits and 1/43-scale ready-built die-casts. There is, however, another…
Sir, It is a moot point whether to laugh or cry at some of the prices asked for non-vintage cars in your private ads. and it would be of interest…