The tenth Sandwell Historic Vehicle Parade, the largest in the Midlands, takes place at Dartmouth Park, West Bromwich on May 10. A parade of around 300 pre-1968 vehicles will start from the Savacentre complex in Oldbury at 10.15am. Spectator admission is free, and entry forms are available from G Price, 37 Comberford Drive, Tiffany Green, Wednesbury, Sandwell, West Midlands WS10 0UA.
The Bentley OC kilometre sprint at Wymeswold, Loughborough (off the A6006) on June 7 is open to the BOC, AMOC, Lagonda OC, Ferrari OC, BMW CC and the Historic Register. Profits go to charity. Entry fee is £16 to C Leverell, 31 Westminster Gardens, Marsham Street, London SW1.
Coasting Ltd of Oldbury tell us that it has a stock of back-axle parts, shock-absorbers, and brake spares covering Edwardian chain drive to 1950s Ford Zephyrs — residue from the legendary Clares Motor Works stock.
Preston & District VCC has its Ribble Run for pre-1940 vehicles on May 17, from Preston to Stonyhurst, and its Elf Oil Preston to Morecambe Run on July 12. Details are now available from: JA Fellows, 301 Chapel Lane, New Longton, Preston, Lancashire PR4 4AB.
This year’s Irish National Gordon Bennett Rally is on July 10-12. The organisers are the Irish V&CC, Clenthorne, 4 Temple Gardens, Dublin.
The Ner-a-Car owner we mentioned lase month has found another ABC motorcycle. It has been off the road since 1926, but its Jarvis valve-gear and original Walsall registration number are intact. The plot is to have it running again for she 1989 Arbuthnot Trial, in which its sprung rear-end will be quite legitimate!
Reporters should never assume things! Miss Threlfall, who drove a Frazer Nash in the VSCC Barton Stacey driving tests is a niece of Tom’s, not his daughter. WB