Club News, September 1990

The Vintage SCC holds its last race meeting of the season at the challenging Cadwell Park circuit on August 26th with a full afternoon’s racing on the programme. We can expect the usual exciting contest for the Williams Trophy between two-seater GP cars in the eight lap scratch race, which Bugatti drivers usually try very hard to win from the Alfa Romeos etc, the French domiciled English driver, Grover Williams, having raced Bugatti cars before the war. Two ten lap scratch races devoted to pre-war and pre-1961 racing cars are also on the agenda and the Spero and Voiturette Trophies race will be run over five laps from scratch, as will the popular dice for Frazer Nash and GN cars. In addition there will be supporting four lap handicap and scratch races. The first race is at 1.30pm. The final VSCC race day, has now been cancelled meaning that Cadwell is the last chance to earn points.

The 8th International Triumph Spitfire Weekend will be held at the recreation park `Klein Vink’ in Arcen, in the province of Limburg (Holland) on the weekend of 1/2nd September where more than 600 Spitfires and GT6s are expected from all over Europe. On Saturday there will be a concours and on both days there will be many attractions such as a large spare parts market as well as several contests. On the Sunday there will be the traditional rally routed through the neighbouring countryside.

This annual meeting is open to non members as well. Details from Ina van Schaik, Pr. W Alexanderstraat 34, 4158 CM Deil, Holland.

The Alvis OC’s Northern Alvis Day at Harewood House is on September 9th, entries closing on September 5th, to M Fletcher, Rockwood Cottage, Sheat Bank Road, Blackburn, Lancs.

Those who enjoy sprint motoring are reminded that the long established Brighton Speed Trials, which can be viewed from vantage points above the famous Madeira Drive, take place on September 8th.

The London region of the Jaguar EC will have a ‘Top Marques’ evening at the Nuffield Arms, Western Avenue, London on September 12th at 8pm when top models of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Citroën, etc will line up with the Jaguars. Details from Keith Trotter on 081-743 3627.

The Manx Motor Racing Club have received a good entry for this year’s Manx Classic on September 19-22nd. Apart from vintage and PVT classes, the organisers have broadened the appeal of the event by inviting the HSCC and other clubs. Other than a special circuit race, there will also be a timed speed trial over a half-mile section of the Douglas seafront. Details from the Manx Motor Racing Club Ltd, PO Box 60, Douglas, Isle of Man or from Graham Warwick on 0624 661199.

The Morgan Three Wheeler Club is to hold Its 1990 AGM, annual dinner and dance at the Abbey Hotel, Malvern, not far from the birthplace of these fascinating cyclecars, on September 28/30th.

An important fixture on the club calendar is the Eight Clubs Race Meeting at Silverstone, in which long-standing clubs such as the 750MC and the Hants & Berks MC combine their activities. Note the date now — October 20th. The Hants & Berks MC continues its social round but is also active in marshalling at rallies as important as the Lombard RAC (November 25-28th). The Hon Secretary actually lives in Berkshire in contrast to other officials from Surrey, Hampshire and Bucks. He is Bill Bonney, 283 London Bridge Road, Woodley, Reading, RG5 4BE if any local enthusiasts are looking for an all-round motor club.

The 1990 Chatillon sur Chalaronne Beaujolais Rally is now being organised for November 14/15th and entry into the event is £250 for two people and car — extra passengers are an added cost of £125 each.

The entry fee includes a Shippers’ Party on November 14th at the Chatillon sur Chalaronne village hall, a return Sealink ferry crossing and a Finish reception breakfast at the Broome Park Golf and Country Club, which is situated about two miles along the Canterbury road, just off the A2 from Dover.

A condition of the entry is that all entries must try and record as low a mileage as possible from the Chatillon Village Hall to Calais harbour on the 15th and collect as much as they can for local and national charities before the event — plus nominate the chosen charity on the entry form.

The maximum entry will be 150 cars. Regulations and entry forms are available from Beaujolais Rally Events, 18 Leigh Street, London WC1. Tel.: 071-388 8997.

The Morris Register’s excellent Journal, edited by Harry Edwards, has been going for 30 years and the summer issue managed colour pictures of the London-Brighton Run and a history of the 1926 Morris one-ton truck rebuilt as one of the mascots of the Royal School of Mines.

The Wolseley Hornet Special Club is alive and active, issuing a magazine, assisting members with spares and organising the usual activities. The Secretary is Pat Eames, Jasmine Cottage, Weston, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0PH.

This year’s Stanley Cup competition was won by the Jowett CC’s team of flat twins, comprising Nigel Booth’s 1935 Jowett Kestrel, Richard Keil’s Jowett Eight and Nick Coppin’s Bradford Special. They scored 19 points. Runners up were the team of Singer Le Mans with 23 points and the Salmson team with 27 points, out of the 31 three-car teams that started.

The Popular Flying Association exists to foster private flying and to encourage and help builders of their own light aeroplanes. The address is Terminal Building, Shoreham Airport, Shoreham-by-Sea, W.Sussex, BN43 5FF. WB