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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 25 - Autumn 1975

Vintage Cars at Quainton

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J R Fairman - The Trophy

A highlight of August Bank Holiday Monday at Quainton was the first annual vintage car and motorcycle rally which was open to vehicles and machines made before 1940. The trophy presented to the winner by our Chairman, Peter Clarke, was this beautifully mounted and polished whistle which once graced the boiler of a Southern Railway 2-6-0.

Although Quainton has been the rendezvous for vintage road vehicles a number of times in past years, the rally is now to become an annual event. This year the winner was Mr T Murray of 45 Aylesbury Road, Bierton, Aylesbury with his 1939 Rover 14 which he discovered in a farmyard more than four years ago. It has been lovingly restored and was judged as the best exhibit. Mr Murray also received a pewter tankard as a permanent reminder of his success. Second prize went to Mr E Goole of Oxford for his splendid 1933 Aston Martin. In the motor cycle class the winner was Mr W Curry of 57 Manor Park Avenue, Princes Risborough for his 1926 Ariel and second best was the 1924 Scott exhibited by Mr C Heath of 10 Cherry Tree Cottage, Hughenden, near High Wycombe. These three enthusiasts also received pewter tankards.

We were delighted to have as judges, Mr A A Spicer who is BR Area Manager, Marylebone, Mr D W Gardner, the Secretary of the Vintage Austin register, our member, Ted Rogers, and M D Newell of Princes Risborough.

Monday, 31st August was quite a red letter day for Quainton because, not only did we have a record August attendance and an excellent patronage of the special hourly dmu from Aylesbury but for the first time British Rail provides Awayday tickets for passengers travelling from Marylebone to the Open Day.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1975 and so does not reflect events in the 40+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Vintage Cars at Quainton - Quainton News No. 25 - Autumn 1975

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