A UK de Dion Bouton Club has been started for this pioneering marque. The inaugural meet was held on April 1 at the old Michelin depot in London, and the first rally is on the first weekend in May, at Codicote, where the club’s treasurer, Nick Pellett, lives. He has owned a 1903 Q-type de Dion for over 20 years. Open only to single and twin-cylinder cars, more than 25 owners had joined within the first two months. Those interested can contact Mr Pellett on 01438 622036. fax 01438822036.