The long-running VCC Edinburgh Trial takes place again on October 1/2, starting from service stations on the M and M5 and finishing at Buxton. It takes in Litton Slack, Corkscrew, Bamfard Clough and other observed sections.
At the VSCC Malvern week events, the Malvern Rally Award for best performance in the Navigational Rally was won by John Potter/Brian Hughes (1927 Alvis). In the Whitfield Sprint Geraint Owen, driving his DH-Riley, took the George Clive Memorial Trophy for FTD (30.71sec), the Whitfield Trophy for outright FTD was won by Julian Bronson’s Riley (29.81sec), and fastest lady driver was Miss Barwel’s A7 (36.28sec). Best time in the Longstone driving tests.was made by A Johnson.
A Bean CC member is trying to trace a Mr R Wade-West, then of Knowlton, Canada, who wrote to MOTOR SPORT in 1990 about a 1923 Bean 14 he had owned, from 1951 to 1955.
John Milner gave a select 75th birthday party for his restored HE recently, attended by Ken Sully, son of HE designer Roland Sully. Cars which graced the occasion included two Anzani Frazer-Nashes, a 3-litre Bentley, a couple of 2-litre Lagondas, an HRG, lnvicta and an A7. Milner is reassembling a 1924 Aston Martin re-imported from Ireland in pieces around 1979, and which was known at Brooklands in the late 1920s.