VSCC hi The Dales
con March 5 the VSCC took its trialsdriving contingent to the Derbyshire dales, to try their fortune up 14 sections, including the three Clough Woods, Gipsy Lane and Gibbet Wood. Seven drivers earned the customary penalty for arriving with their mud-motors on trailers, but I suppose it saves on expensive vintage tyres and M-way engine-stress. Only three non-started out of the excellent entry of 87. The even proved too much for P Cobb whose A7 apparently had a 695 cc engine, M Sythes (Frazer Nash), D Rolfe (MG) and R Miller (A7). The Dick Batha Trophy was a tie between Rodney Felton in his 1923 Brescia Bugatti and Sebastian Welch in his 1930 A7, and in Class 2 the equivalent Patrick Marsh Trophy was taken by Stuart Baxter driving his 1928 Chry sler. W B First-Class Awards: Felton, Welch, P Evans (A7), Baxter, D Bend (Morris), R Thwaites (Ford), R Harcourt-Smith (Alvis). SecondClass Awards: D Marchant (A7), I Baxter (A7), P Longhurst (Riley), G Winder (A7), L Murray (Frazer Nash), H Stringer (A7), R Parker (A7), R Clark (HRG), G Toms (Fiat), E Goldsmith (Lea-Francis). Third-Class Awards: A Moy (A7), S Gordon (A7), I Brewster (A7), Mrs Threlfall (Ford),
H Monro (30/98), 1 Ghosh (30/98).