The Hull to Scarborough run is to be held on September 4th. Part one of the event consists of a rally to Ferensway, each competitor choosing his own starting point and then driving to the rallying place. The second part of the run starts on September 4th at 10.30 8.M., from Ferensway, and on to Scarborough, secret checks being made en route.
Bugatti O.C. Meeting, Prescott
On September 11th the Bugatti Owners’ Club is holding an International meeting for Sports and racing cars. Awards being made are the Rivers-Fletcher E.R.A. Trophy, the Staniland Trophy and the Championship Challenge Cup for the second round of the B.O.C. 500-c.c. Hill-climb Championship. The meeting commences at 11 a.m.
Bentley D.C. Hill-Climb, Firle
This event is to take place at Firle, near Eastbourne, Sussex, on September 4th. Four classes of Bentleys are entered and six other classes are open to members of the Aston Martin O.C., Herts County A. & A.G., the Lagonda C.C., Twenty Ghost Club, Bugatti O.C., and Brighton & Hove M.G. Competitors are allowed practice runs and two timed runs on the day.
On September 3rd, at Silverstone, the club will hold a race meeting for sports, Formula III and vintage cars. Two half-hour high-speed trials are also to be run, one for motor-cycles and one for open or closed cars. The meeting is open to members of the B.R.S.C.C., 750 M.C., M.G. C.C., Bugatti O.C., Aston Martin O.C., Vintage S.C.C., and the Midland M.E.C.; also to the promoting club for cars or motor-cycles. The meeting begins at 12 noon.
The Peterborough M.C.
The race meeting to be held at Silverstone on September 10th by this club will include events for sports cars, Formula III, production saloons, an inter-club team race and a five-lap handicap race for the Motor Sport Trophy competition. Invited clubs are the London M.C., Maidstone & Mid-Kent M.C., Bentley D.C., S.U.N.B.A.C., the 750 M.C., Nottingham S.C.C. and the B.R.S.C.C. The meeting begins at 1.30 p.m.
The V.S.C.C. will hold its Birthday Party at Goodwood on September 10th, when a memorable vintage-car party will take place, with a Concours d’Elegance, driving tests between pairs of cars driven by invited drivers, demonstrations and parades round the circuit and appearances of celebrities in suitable cars. Veteran cars and vintage and veteran motor-cycles will also take part. Entries have closed, but spectators will be admitted at 2s. 6d. a head. The day commences at 11 a.m. and promises to be a repetition of last year’s Anglo-American Vintage Car Rally except that the Americans will not be present.
M.C.C. Autumn Trial (October 7th/8th)
This event will be held in the Derbyshire area and will be a similar event to the Land’s End and Exeter Trials. The starting points will be London, Norwich, Bristol and Penrith or Harrogate, and competitors will leave these points on the evening of Friday, October 7th, converging at a point near Matlock, after which there will be an observed night section, breakfast being taken at the Palace Hotel, Buxton, from 6 a.m. onwards;
After breakfast, competitors will cover a trials route in the Buxton area of a similar type to the Land’s End and Exeter Trials. The finish will be at the Palace Hotel, Buxton, and will conclude with a dinner, film show and dancing.
The usual first, second and third-class awards will be given as well as best performance awards in each class.
This trial forms one of the three events for the Team Championship, Individual Championship and Triple Award.
Sheffield & Hallamshire M.C.
The second National “Rally of the Dams” will take place on October 15th and 16th. Starting controls will be at London, Bristol, Manchester and Harrogate, from which competitors will converge on The Peveril of the Peak near Ashbourne in Derbyshire. The first man will start about midday on Saturday, October 15th, and finish in or near Sheffield during the afternoon of Sunday, October 16th.
The route will be one of approximately 650 miles involving not more than two driving tests, the results of which will only be used in the event of ties. The route throughout will be on macadam roads with no rough sections and should, in fact, give a decisive result without resorting to the results of the driving tests.