Club News, October 1959

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The Modified Minor Club announces that owners of the new Mini-Minor will be admitted to the Club in future. This follows a demonstration of the new car to members at a recent Club evening.

The Modified Minor Club was formed eighteen months ago to provide members with opportunities for discussion and exchange of information on performance-improving modifications and conversions. Club Secretary is N. J. Dyer, 9, Blakesley Avenue, London W.5.

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One of the major events in the calendar of the Forces M.C. is the Cotswold Rally which takes place on November 7/8th this year. Entries will be split into two categories, one for the experts and one for the novices. Experts will be expected to cover the full course of 480 miles while novices will only have about 190 miles to cover. A large number or Clubs are invited, including Bristol M.C. and I.C.C., Taunton M.C., Jaguar D.C., Morgan 4/4 Club, SUNBAC, West Hants and Dorset C.C., Rugby M.C. Entries are restricted  to 120 and the final date for entries is October 24th. Applications to Capt. S. E. Papworth, REME, 3, Richmond Crescent, Slough, Bucks.

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On October 11th the West Essex C.C. are holding a speed Hill-Climb at Stapleford Airfield, near Abridge, Essex. This is the final qualifying event for the R.A.C. Hill-Climb Championship.

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The rapidly mounting enthusiasm for Go-Kart racing in this country has resulted in a group of enthusiasts forming a Club in the South of England. Their aim will be to promote races under the R.A.C. Formula (when finalised), arrange social meetings and circulate a monthly bulletin. All those who are interested are invited to write to the Secretary, Southern Midget Racing Club, 197, Albany Street, London. N.W.1.

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The first meeting of the Michaelmas term for the Oxford University Motor Drivers’ Club will be held on Tuesday, October 13th in the O.U. Air Squadron H.Q. at 8.15 p.m. The film “Tribute to Fangio” will be shown.

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The first restricted Rally of the B.P. Automobile Club, the “Star-dust Rally” will take place on the night of Saturday, October 24th. The start will be from Epps Garage, Green Street Green, near Orpington, Kent. at 10 p.m. Invited Clubs include Blackfriars M.C., Cemian M.C., Forces M.C., Hants & Berks M.C., London M.C., 750 M.C., Sevenoaks & D.M.C., and Thames Estuary A.C. Full details obtainable from P. W. Neighbour, 3rd Floor, Britannic House. Finsbury Circus, London, E.C.2.

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The Horsham & D.M.C. & L.C.C. are holding their “Autumn Rally” on October 10/11th. This is the second time it has been held and will run over about 325 miles of “B” roads with an average speed not exceeding 30 m.p.h. The start will be from Jackson Bros. Ltd., Horsham, at 7.30 p.m. Clubs invited to participate include B.A.R.C., Guildford M.C., West Hants & Dorset M.C., London M.C. and Haslemere M.C.