Results of Sussex Rally (September 11th): —
Outright Winner: M. G. Allott (Dellow).
Class B Winner: C. E. Channing (Hillman).
First-Class Award: R. C. Boucher (M.C.,) and E. C. Pearson (Ford).
Second-Class Awards: D. R. L. Wallace (Jaguar XK120) and L. N. Needham (M.G.).
Team Award: M. G. Allott (Dellow), P. E. Still (Triumph TR2) and L. N. Needham (M.G.).
Provisional results of Westmorland M.G.’s Autumn Regularity Trial (September 11th). Start, Kendal Rugby ground; finish, Lyth Valley Hotel, Lyth. Course, 73 miles on main and secondary roads in the Lake District.
1st: C. Hall (Kirkby Lonsdale) (Morgan). 2: marks lost — Brim Challenge Cup and replica.
2nd: J. H. Lafone (Kendal) (Allard), 2 marks last. First-class award.
3rd: Miss D. Newsham (Kendal) Hillman Minx). 5 marks lost. Second-class award.
1st: J. Hutchinson (Crook) (Matchless). 1 Mark lost. New Hudson Cup and replica.
2nd: A. J. Marriott (Barrow) (B.S.A.). 5 marks lost. First-class award.
Team Award: C. Hall (Morgan), J. H. Lafone (Allard) and S. Poynter (Morris), 12 marks lost.
King’s Lynn & Dist. M.C.
The restricted driving tests promoted by the King’s Lynn & Dist. M.C. on September 11th were contested between the promoting club and the Sporting C.C. of Norfolk. Other invited clubs were competing elsewhere in a crowded calendar. S.C.C.N. members scored a 1, 2, 3 victory and the Team Prize.
1st: G. Tibbehman (M.G. TD2), lost 213.6 marks.
2nd: D. Burrell (Triumph TR2), lost 219.8 marks.
3rd: (tie): A. E. Cleghorn (Dellow) and J. Mawby (Land Rover), of the King’s Lynn M.C., lost 229.8 marks.
S.C.C. of Norfolk
The annual summer Gymkana and Treasure Hunt of the Sporting Car Club of Norfolk was held at Brooke, near Norwich on August 27th. The event was open to the public this year, and attracted nearly 50 competitors and many spectators, in spite of the bad weather. Competitors first drove through a series of amusing tests, including a blind-fold polo race, the driver being directed vocally by the passenger, who dribbled a ball front the car with a hockey stick. The Treasure Hunt took competitors on a search for numerous objects and places, returning to the field for the final obstacle race. Prceeeds of a collection and auction were donated to the friends of the Norwich hospital.
Results of the Bowmaker Trophy Night Trial held on September 3rd and 4th, 1955, starting at Bowmaker House, Rutland Street. Leicester, and finishing at Barton-on-Sea. Hampshire: —
Bowmaker Trophy: T. B. Williams (Austin-Healey) … 4 marks lost
First-Class Awards: W. H. Green (Vauxhall Velox) … 4 marks lost
A. E. Cleghorn (Morgan) … 7 marks lost
Second-Class Awards: S. A. W. Land (M.G. TC) .. 7 marks lost
A. Payne (Ford Anglia) .. 8 marks lost
Novice Award: C. Abell (Standard Vanguard) … 16 marks lost
Alvis O.C. and Lagonda G.C.
A rally was held on September 11 th consisting of a road section of 80 miles, and four driving tests which attracted 29 entries.
Best Outright Performance: F. Steven,. (1933 Alvis Speed Twenty).
Best Lagonda Car Club: M. H. Wilby (1935 Rapier).
Best Alvis Owner Club: J. Stephen (1934 Speed Twenty).
Best Navigator: Navigator for J. K. Dickinson (Lagonda).
Worcestershire M.C. Autumn Rally
October 21st/22nd is the date of the Autumn Rally, which is a Closed Invitation event of approximately 400 miles starting at Worcester and finishing at Evesham. Members of the Hagley & District L.C.C., Midland Automobile Club, S.U.N.B.A.C., Evesham A.C.. Herefordshire Motor Club, Midland Motoring Enthusiasts Clob and the M.G. Car Club (Midland Centre) are invited. Regulations are available from H. J. H Dodds, 101, Malvern Road, Worcester.
West Hants and Dorset C.C. Bournemouth Rally
(October 22nd/23rd, 1955)
This club is best known to the motor sporting world for its race meetings at Ibsley and its tough sporting trial, the Knott Cup. It has run several rallies since the war, but these have been closed affairs, for club members only. However, amongst those members are several who have competed in many major national and international rallies, often with success. To two of them, P. G. Cooper and D. L. Leighton, has been entrusted the task of heading the team which will organise the club’s first more ambitious rally. It will be held under a closed invitation permit and the following clubs have already formally accepted B.A.R.C., Cheltenham M.C., Hants & Berks M.C., London M.C. and Taunton M.C.
The co-operation of the Bournemouth Corporation has been sought and been granted most wholeheartedly. The Undercliff Drive will be closed to public traffic for the whole weekend and will form the assembly area before the start, as well as the venue of the final tests.
The first car will leave at 3.01 on the Saturday afternoon, the route leading first to the West Country, then via the Gloucester area to South Wales before returning to Bournemouth about 2 p.m. on the Sunday. The route is not through the usual rally country, and the Welsh section does not go near the all-too-much-used Central Wales territory. There will be several regularity sections on the way. The total distance is about 500 miles. The Bournemouth tests will be tie deciders.
Combined Universities M.C.
The Combined Universities M.C. is holding the Fifth Inter-Varsity Rally on Saturday and Sunday October 29th/30th, 1955. It is a closed rally, entrants must be present or past members of Oxford, Cambridge, London, Loughborough, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle or Edinburgh Universities, or of the United London Hospitals and must be paid-up members of the relevant University M.C.
The route will be. about 450 miles in length, with starts at Buxton, St. Neots and Virginia Water, and finishing at “Craven Arms,” Shropshire.
Entrance fee, 20s. All finishers will count towards the award of on Inter-Varsity Trophy.
Regulations will be available from club secretaries, and from R. N. Crispe, Great Martins, Shurlock Row, near Reading, Berks.
Falcon M.C. Guy Fawkes 200 Trial
Last year this event was brought into line with the demand for a trial suitable for all types of sports cars, including “specials,” and it attracted a good entry and received very good and satisfying reports.
The course, as last year, is similar in character to that of the M.C.C. Classic Trials, though a little more competitive, running to a time schedule, with some hills at night, restart tests and timed climbs. An abundance of awards, plus additional awards to individual makes are offered.
It is in view of the success of last Year’s event and the number of requests the Officials have received for a repetition that the club is again serving up a similar but slightly varied competition. The event starts at midnight on October 29th.
Blackpool & Fylde M.C.
The Blackpool & Fylde M.C. will be holding their fifth annual Rally Driving Tests (C.I. permit) on October 29th, followed on the Sunday by the Inter-Area Driving Tests Challenge Match Of Great Britain for the Blackpool Corporation Trophy. Teams for the challenge matches have already been promised from the Southern, Midland and Northern areas of England, one from Wales and another from Scotland. The whole of the tests will be on the Blackpool promenade and will consist of at series of seven or eight tests before lunch, to be repeated in the afternoon; aggregate times to count.
Entries for the Saturday event close on October 15th. Entry fee 20s. (members of the promoting club. 15s.). Late entries will be accepted up to the 22nd, fees 25s. and 20s., respectively. The secretary of the meeting, to whom all inquiries and entries should be sent is Mr. E. B. Stott. 48, Corporation Street, Blackpool.