VSCC In Scotland

Some 25 “vintagents” and their pre-1934 motor cars were at Blair Athol on June 7, taking part in a trial on the Lude Estate. There were 10 sections to be driven up, taken twice, and for the first attempts competitors were not allowed to walk them. James Diffey in his A7 won the Campbell Cup, the Sammy Davis Cup was awarded to Stewart Gordon’s A7, and best in Class 2 was Geoff Toms in a 1921 Fiat. First class awards went to Diffey, T Moy (A7), and A Jones (A7), second class awards to Gordon and P Longhurst (Riley 9 Special) and third class awards to R Newman’s Riley, which he shared with Longhurst, and Toms. If it is of any interest, only two of the cars were declared as standard, 13 being modified models, and four were specials, while Amyers was driving a 1912 Overland and Diffey’s A7 was undeclared. It was permissible to kill rabbits but any driver slaughtering anything else on Andrew Gordon’s estate was liable to be himself or herself slaughtered, in a true spirit of nature conservation. The only non-arrivals were Carlisle’s Trojan and Fletcher’s Alvis, but Mactintyre’s A7 managed only three sections. W B