[ S V V S Evening Meeting - The
Three Horseshoes, Sidlow
The summer months have sped by all too fast as
witnessed by the rapid onset of darkness for our last evening meeting of
the season. The following text is based on the SVVS Magazine
report by Chris Cuss and photos by Tony Oakes and Bozi Mohacek. Please
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For once a dead heat. Last year I recorded 33 vehicles at this venue and
this year I counted exactly the same number. I had thought of merely
re-submitting last year's report to the editor but last year Mr. Mohacek
was absent and this year he went to great pains to advise of his
presence so another report it has to be. Mr Mohacek wanted it to be
known that he was at the meeting and had brought his V12 Jaguar. Nigel Walder had brought his 1928 Alvis 12/50 Sports and Desmond
Peacock his 1921 Amilcar Type CC. More majestic than sporting was the
1933 15 hp Armstrong Siddeley owned by Mike Fay that seems to appear
just about everywhere these days.
David Cole was another who has brought
his 1933 10/4 two seater and dickey to all our evening meetings this
year but he left so early that I almost missed recording him. On the
other hand a car that I had not noted so far this year was the very tidy
1931 Austin 7 tourer owned by Neil Wise. Other cars making their first
appearances for this summer that I have I noted were the Daimler SP 250
belonging to Graham Brown and the 1946 Ford Anglia based hotrod built by
Tony Russell. John Kirkby was in his 1924 8 hp Humber and Mike Erroll
roared up in his 1952 Jaguar XK120. Bill Ray with his 1953 Jowett
Javelin was yet another whom I had not previously recorded this
M.G. was the most common make of the evening and as always I have
problems with their identification. Julian Alderton's Y type saloon is
easily identified as is Colin Mulford's TF as it is always so well
polished. Then I came to two post war two seaters that could be TD's.
Both have turned up before but I have still not linked them to their
owners, nor have I listed the MGB drophead that was at the Plough. Sorry
to all concerned. Not quite an MG is the NG recently acquired by John
Sheldrake. John advises me that it is four seater and not a two seater .
Local residents Derek and Jacqui Wright used their Morris 8 tourer for
the short journey along the lane whilst other Morris men were Malcolm
Bailey in his 1934 Minor and Peter Sowerby in his 1970 Minor 1000.
Moving to the very familiar I recorded three Rileys, my 1930 Tin Tourer,
John Manvers' 1934 Falcon and Robin Vince's 1936 Kestrel. Raymond Hobbs
was enjoying having his Rover 2000 TC back in service. Roger Horstman
used the younger of his two Triumph TR's and Graham Martin had come with
his 1946 Standard 8. Moving to cars not in my records I noted the Riley
RME owned by Dave Kilmer and the Sunbeam Alpine Mark 3 driven by Robin
Albert. Those cars whose owners I did not trace were an Austin Somerset
saloon of mid fifties vintage, a post-war AC four door saloon, a pre-war
Hillman tourer and an Ulster type Austin 7.
So our four summer evening meetings have drawn to their close. Weather
wise it has been one of the best summers on record and we have all
enjoyed being out and about in our proper cars. This means that more
cars than ever turn up which makes recording then all correctly far from
easy. I shall try and update and collate my notes through the winter and
in the meanwhile offer apologies to all those whose names and/or
vehicles have been wrongly recorded in these pages during the past four
months. Having written thus far I remember that after darkness had
fallen and I had put my tape recorder away Tony Tester arrived in his
Chrysler so please disregard the first sentence.
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