The Sunbeam Register this year held its fourth rally to the birthplace of the cars it fosters. Entries ranged from C. F. South’s 1913 12/16 tourer to two 1935 Twenty-five saloons.
Saturday afternoon was devoted to driving tests at Wheaton Aston airfield (now disused), which included quick-starting, acceleration, wheel-jacking, braking and regularity frolics.
On the Sunday O. P. Hartree, who had been motoring round much of England, arrived from Berwick-on-Tweed in his 1924 Fourteen/Forty to win the Age/Distance rally with a mileage of 657.
After lunch a column of cars, led by a police escort, paraded to West Park, via the old Moorfield Works where the Wolverhampton Sunbeams were made, K. G. Langley’s 1934 Talbot 75 representing the S.T.D. aspect of the Register. Here a concours d’elegance was judged by C. A. Johnson and A. J. Waddell, ex-executives of the Sunbeam Motor Company.
In the evening, Mrs. W. Boddy, Hon. Registrar, presided at the prize-giving at the Castlecroft Hotel, where Mrs. Waddell presented the awards, which included several trophies, a 12-volt Oakley battery, an Ever Ready hand-lamp and a handsome drum of Sternol oil.
The next event is the Sandhurst Rally on September 21st.