The Austin Seven Clubs Association has launched an appeal fund for the protection of Lickey Grange, the home of Sir Herbert Austin and birthplace of the A7, which had a six-month preservation order placed on it in February following public concern over its threatened demolition. A7CA Secretary is R Olive, Lorien, The Ridge, Cold Ash, Newbury, Berkshire RG16 9HZ.
All owners are invited to attend Bristol Owners Club’s fourth End Of Summer gathering in Kensington Gardens, opposite the Royal Albert Hall, from 11am to 7pm on Sunday September 10. It is hoped that 100 cars will turn up.
A free Hereford’s Mappa Mundi, ecclesiastical fund-raising is moving still further upmarket. First prize in the Worcester Cathedral Appeal’s Grand Draw’s a new Morgan 4/4 (for which the usual waiting list is years long); the 750 tickets, priced at 100 Guineas each, are in the form of individually numbered 10in models of the car, and ten winners will attend a lunchtime reception hosted by the Speaker at the House of Commons! Tickets may be purchased from the Appeals Office, 10a College Green, Worcester.
Gilbern Owners Club’s National Day will once again be held at the Heritage Motor Museum, Syon Park, Brentford, on Sunday October 1.
MG Car Club has moved its headquarters back to its original home. Abingdon, having doubled its membership to about 10,000 in four years. The new address is PO Box 251, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3FA.
Published ten times a year with the full support of the Formula One team itself, Rabbit is the magazine of the United Supporters of Benetton, carrying news of the team, competitions and special offers clothing and regalia which is exclusive to the club. Membership costs £10 per annum in the United Kingdom, from 2 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Hertfordshire WD7.
AC Owners Club’s 40th Birthday Weekend starts with lunch and a scatter rally in the Great Malvern area on Saturday September 9 and concludes with a concours at Cotswold Wildlife Park at Burford the following day.