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Worcestershire Sauce Event 2010

1912 model 6M Brighton Torpedo
Fifteen Standard Cars ranging in date from 1912 to 1930 converged on The Bank House Hotel, near Worcester over the weekend.    A few more had been entered to attend, but mechanical problems either prior to the event or on the way to the event prevented their attendance.     The forecast had been predicting rain on Saturday, improving for Sunday.    In the event, we had very little in the way of passing showers, but nothing to dampen the spirits of the entrants.   

Saturdaywas the main motoring day, and after a good breakfast we set off via Bromyard and Tenbury Wells to the lunch time halt at Orleton on the Welsh borders.   There was one breakdown this morning, when yours truly in his 1913 Rhyl, picked up a screw in his rear near-side tyre and had a bad puncture.  A very good buffet lunch was enjoyed at The Maidenhead Inn, Orleton, before heading to the National Trust property of Berrington Hall.    This fine property is described as "The perfect house in the perfect setting" and it was easy to see why.   We were given special permission to park our cars in front of the mansion.    Inside various rooms told the story of the arrival home of the new Lady Rodney in 1891 and also of the later owners, the Crawley family, who were to lose three of their four sons in the 1st World War. 

After all had returned to the hotel, it was time for the annual dinner and presentation of the few awards.    

Butterworth Cup - Most improved car over the last 12 months
awarded to Paul Newsome with his 1926 SLO4 Charlecote.

Rally to the Event - Class 3
Dennis Brown with 37 miles in his 1930 Selby Tourer from Raglan.

Rally to the Event - Class 2
2nd place - Guy Singleton with 60 miles in his 1924 Kenilworth from Marlborough.
1st place - Phil Homer with 88 miles in his 1921 SLO from St Albans.

Although present without his Standard, an award was also made to Alfred Breth who had driven from Vienna to  join us for the weekend.

This year we had two competitions in the Rally Packs.  
The London Tube Station Quiz was won by Suzie Singleton with an all correct 22 out of 22.  
The "A Summer Story" competition was won by Lynda Homer with 26 out of a possible 29 correct answers.   

Sunday morning was also dry, and the cars enjoyed a short drive to Elgar's Birthplace and Museum.   After a welcome cup of coffee and introductory video the chance to view the collection of artifact's on Edward Elgar and also the small cottage next door where he was born on 2nd June 1857.    A very short drive back to the hotel, brought the weekend to a close for another year.   

Various cars stopped to offer assistance

when the Rhyl had a puncture on Saturday morning.

1913 model S Rhyl at Berrington Hall

1919 SLS arriving at Berrington Hall

1921 SLO arriving at Berrington Hall. This car also won Rally to the Event.

1922 SLO arriving at Berrington Hall

1924 V3 Kenilworth arriving at Berrington Hall

1928 Gordon England arriving at Berrington Hall

1930 Selby parked in front of Berrington Hall

At the Elgar Museum

A futher report on this event appears on the Standard Motor Club web site.