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As part of the Gates Group’s celebration of its 70th anniversary year, an Epping Forest/Herts Model T Ford Rally is being organised which should be of particular interest to both Model T Ford enthusiasts and vintage car followers in general. The event will take place on Sunday 17th June, and it is hoped that 40 Model Ts will be running the 60 mile course, in what promises to be an interesting nostalgic event.
Entry forms for the Rally are available from Mr B R Gates, Joint Managing Director, F G Gates plc, Model T Rally, 140 High Road, Woodford, London E18 2QS.
The Sporting Bears Motor Club, well known for their charity fund raising events, have organised a Motor Tour to take place on September 12th-14th. A non-competitive event for sports cars only, this three day tour starts in Cambridge and finishes in the MOTOR SPORT Club News Editor’s home town of York, taking in the beautiful countryside of Wales, the Lake District and Yorkshire along the way.
For details and entry forms contact Sporting Bears Motor Club, PO Box 259, Sawston, Cambridge CB2 4PJ. Tel: 0223 833317. Anyone wishing to join the Club should also write to the above address.
One of the most popular activities at the Castle Combe Circuit, which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary, is the “Tuition and Drive” Day, where motor clubs allow their members access to the circuit in their own vehicles. Spectators are welcome and there is no admission charge. During May, the MG Car Club will be running a tuition day on the 19th (contact Max Tyler on 0666 41627 for details) and on May 26th it will be the turn of Club Lotus (contact Margaret Arnold on 0362 694459). Other events at the circuit include a Steam and Vintage Rally on the weekend of 12th/13th May. For further information of events at Castle Combe Circuit, telephone 0249 782417.
A new club has been formed by Brian Cocks and his International race organising team. The Historic Racing Club will concentrate on the new FISA Historic period called category H and covering 1971 to 1975. The first races will be for the source Challenge for Group 6 2-litre sports/racing cars. Following the very successful pilot races at Donington and Silverstone in 1989, eight international races will be run and full details will be announced shortly.
The Historic Racing Club’s office is at West Lodge, Norton, Wilts. SN16 OJS. Tel: 0666 837137.
The MG Octagon Car Club is holding its Wings Run on 10th June for pre-1956 MG cars. Old MGs from all over Britain and Europe are expected to attend the annual pilgrimage to Abingdon-on-Thames, and non-members are welcome. For details, contact Harry Crutchley, 36 Quensville Avenue, Stafford ST17 4LS.
The East Midlands Section of the Rover Sports Register are holding a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Marauder Car Company in conjunction with their 10th Pride of Ownership for pre-1950 Rover vehicles at Belvoir Castle near Grantham on Sunday 19th August. All owners of Marauder cars are welcome and there will be a concours for Rover vehicles as well as an autojumble.
Further details are available from Mike and Sue Couldry, 5 Holme Lane, Radcliffe Road, Bassingfield, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Notts NG12 2LD. Tel: 0602 811222.
Enthusiasts from all over the world will be joining figures from Jaguar’s illustrious sporting past during the weekend of 8th/ 9th/10th June to celebrate the fortieth year of Jaguar’s association with the famous Le Mans 24-Hour race. World Jaguar Weekend, just prior to this year’s Le Mans Race, is the inspiration of the Jaguar/Daimler Archive Council, an international body dedicated to preserving Jaguar’s great heritage. Individual activities during the weekend are organised by the various Jaguar clubs and include a civic reception and preview of the first ever Exhibition of Jaguar Art at the Museum of British Road Transport, Coventry, a Jaguar Rally and Concours d’Elegance at Charlecote Parke near Stratford-upon-Avon on 9th June, and the Andrew Whyte Trophy Race Meeting at Donington Park on 10th June.
Many of these events are open to everyone, so if you are interested in attending any, contact Roger Woodley, Jaguar/ Daimler Archive Council, Monkey Castle, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, CV35 9JL, for more details.
Anyone interested in participating in the Morgan Sports Car Club’s MOG 90 should contact the organisers a.s.a.p, as bookings are coming in thick and fast. The event will be held at Whitbread Hop Farm and Brands Hatch from Friday 22nd June to Monday 25th June. For details etc, contact Brian Downing, 35 Leslie Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1PW. Tel: 0306 880184.
This year’s International Spitfire Weekend will take place in Klein Vink, Arcen in Holland on lst/2nd September. A major international event for Spitfire owners everywhere, there will be a wide variety of activities and events lined up for the occasion.
Contact Mieke Luijten for further details at Kastanjelaan 131, 4902 RL, Oosterhout, or telephone him (if your phone bill and foreign pronunciation can accomodate it) on 01031-1620-32796.
The East Yorkshire group of the MG Car Club are holding their own celebration for the MG Diamond Jubilee. The Sledmere Weekend, at Sledmere House, Driffield, on the 28th/29th July, will feature a Tour of the Wolds (members only) comprising a series of autotests followed by a Treasure Hunt in the evening, and a Concours, along with gymkhana and auction.
Further details of the autotest are available from Tim Nightingale, Street House Farm, Full Sutton, Stamford Bridge. Tel: 0759 71329. Details of the Concours can be obtained from Eric Taylor, Rose Cottage, Wansford, Driffield, East Yorks. Tel: 0377 44039.
Over 300 vehicles are expected to take part in this year’s Barnsley Metropolitan Vintage Vehicle Rally on Sunday 8th July. Now into its 16th year, the rally starts at Elsecar at 10am and follows a 20 mile run finishing in a gala in Locke Park, Barnsley from around 12 noon. Attractions in Locke Park include vehicle displays, brass and steel bands, army displays and trade stands. Admission is free, and entry forms can be obtained from Phil Watson on 0226 299371 or 299837.
The Triumph Sports Six Club hold their South of England Meet (SEM) at Leatherhead Leisure Centre on 12th/13th May. This promises to be the biggest and best yet, with many events lined up including a Concours, trade stands, autojumble, gymkhana, competitions, all-day bar(!), Club shop, continuous video show and an evening Noggin and Natter on site. As well as all this, there is the added attraction of the use of the full sports facilities available in the Leisure Centre. Admission is £2.50, so contact Mike Crewes now for details at 112 Blackmoor Wood, North Ascot, Berkshire SL5 8EN.
The Manx Motor Racing Club is organising a couple of Sprints to be held on 19th/22nd September. The event will be open to all members of the Manx Motor Racing Club, Aston Martin OC, Ferrari OC, Historic Sports Car Club, Jaguar DC and the Vintage Sports Car Club. For an entry form for either the Willaston Circuit Pursuit Sprint or the Douglas Seafront Sprint, contact Formula Services, “Marshalls Rest”, 70 Nest Lane, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 4AX. Tel: 0933 222903. Fax: 0933 72009.