Alvis — Lagonda Driving Tests
The Alvis O.C. and the Lagonda C.C. competed in five driving tests at Thursley, Surrey, on September 19th. The cars, ranging from Rapiers to 4 ½-litre Lagondas, and from a 12/50 to a 3-litre Alvis, were well matched and times were close, particularly in the acceleration test. The loose surface added to the afternoon’s entertainment and to the times of some competitors.
Best Performance: C. G. Fineken (1934 Alvis Speed Twenty) … 345 Marks
Best Lagonda Club Member: M. Leo (1930 s/c. 2-litre) … 520 Marks
Best Alvis O.C, Member: R. F. Tilley (1933 Speed Twenty) … 544 Marks
Second Lagonda Club Member: M. H. Wilby (1934 Rapier) … 533 Marks
Second Alvis O.C. Member: J. Stephen (1934 Speed Twenty) … 577 Marks
The Lagonda November Handicap s on Saturday, November 6th. Start, 1 p.m. at the Hog’s Back Hotel, near Guildford; finish, 8 p.m. at Dorking. The event consists of driving tests and navigation entirely suitable for vintage-type cars and open to members of the promoting club, Alvis Owners, Bentley Drivers, A.C. Owners, Per Ardua and V.S.C.C. Entry forms and regulations from J. M. Bosworth, The Grange, Old Town, Bexhill-on-Sea.
Amid the pleasant surroundings of the Overstone Solarium, Northants, with its trees and lakes, the second annual general meeting of the Rapier Register was, once again, a conspicuous success. It was decided to continue the present policy of concentrating on technical help to members and it is hoped that in due course, when the spare part position is again under control, Lagonda Rapiers and Rapiers will once more be enabled to play their rightful part in post-vintage competitions. Full details are available from the Hon. Assistant Secretary, 123, Whyteleafe Road, Caterham-on-the-Hill, Surrey.
The Fairey Aviation M.C. & C.C. will hold driving-tests at Heston Aerodrome on November 7th. starting at 11 a.m. Details from J. S. Moreland, Technical Office, Fairey Aviation Co., Ltd., Hayes, Middlesex.
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A new club, primarily for owners of pre-war Austin Sevens, but open to all Austin owners, is being formed. Details of this Austin Owners Club from C. Morris, “Li-On-Ror,” Riverbank, Shoreham-on-Sea, West Sussex. Pre-war membership 10s ; post-war Austin owners £1.
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The Falcon M.C. plans a trial in the old, classical pre-war tradition with its Guy Fawkes 200 on November 6th/7th. Starting from London, Birmingham and Taunton, there will be seven Cotswold observed sections, two hills at night and three timed climbs in the 180-mile route. M.C.C., London M.C., Herts County Sunbac, Kentish Border, Chiltern and Taunton clubs eligible. Finish near Oxford. Entries have closed. Details from H. W. Tucker-Peake, Sheford & Crowe, Ltd., Stevenage, Herts.
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The Lea-Francis C.C. meets on the 2nd of each month at the Albert Hotel, Kingston Hill, Surrey. Hon. Sec.: P. G. Tomson, 3, Effingham House, Kingsaympton Park, Surrey.
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The French Ambassador will attend the Bugatti O.C. Silver Jubilee Ball at Grosvenor House on November 26th.
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The new Secretary of the Morgan Three-Wheeler Club, which now has over 600 members, is P. Davis, 36, Arbouretum Road, Worcester. 311 new members have been enrolled this year.