Alvis 12/50 Register
The Alvis Anniversary on October 2nd, at Brooklands, promises to be a thoroughly worthwhile occasion, with timed runs up the Test Hill, a display of ex-Brooklands’ Alvises, some light-hearted driving-tests, and other attractions. Plenty of Alvis cars of all ages are expected, there will be displays of restoration projects, and a Concours d’Elegance will be held. Those who owned an Alvis before the war will be welcome, whether or not they are members of the Register or the AOC, particularly if they used it for competition work; such visitors are asked to make themselves known to the Secretary of the Meeting, on arrival. An open invitation is also extended to all pre-war employees of Alvis Ltd.
The competition Secretary is James Strugnell, Stable Lodge, Prior Lane, Warfield, Berkshire (Bracknell 54995), to whom all enquiries should be addressed. — WB.
The Tiger Club
VETERAN and vintage cars with an aviation connotation will form part of the full-scale Air Display which the Tiger Club is holding at Redhill Aerodrome (after having tried for many years to use this former site) on September 11th. All the expected aeroplanes, including those of the RAF and RNAS, will take part, but the emphasis will be on the “barnstorming” type of flying in which the Tiger Club tends to specialise. Those with cars the names of which are coupled with aviation (like British Salmson, Bristol, Rolls-Royce, Sunbeam, etc) who would like to take part in the pre-Show parade should .contact Neil Jensen, the Old Cottage, Broadham Green, Oxted, Surrey, Oxted 3583, as soon as possible. — WB.
Cooper Car Club
THE Secretary of the Cooper Car Club has moved. Members or anyone interested in finding out about the club and its activities should note his new address: Rod Tolhurst, Homeside, Marley Road, Harrietsham, Kent.
London Car Club Video Archive
AN innovative and worthwhile project has been undertaken by LCC. They aim to transfer every motorsporting film they can onto video so as to build a comprehensive archive, from which cassettes will be available for clubs to borrow. The work has already started, but the club are seeking more film, whether amateur, professional, or trade, and also sponsorship for this expensive task. In the meantime they have started a series of free shows at a London venue which has a projection video system. Film nights will be every Thursday, and the list for September 8th includes A History of Motor Racing, pt 2, Shell films of the 20’s, Ford GT 40s at Le Mans, and more. Tickets are obtainable simply by sending an SAE to London Car Club, 6 Atwood Road, London W6 0HX.
Bristol Owners Club
UP TO a hundred cars are expected at the BOC annual Concours d’Elegance at Warwick Castle on Sunday September 11th, and there are nine trophies for different models. Press officer for the club is Mike Crawford, 9 Stamford Court, Vicars Cross, Chester.
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