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Canal Country Capers 2011

1914 model S Rhyl
Currently under restoration is this

1910 model J Landaulette 11.6 H.P.
At The Green Man, Lavendon

1914 model S Rhyl and 1921 SLO

1926 12/24 H.P. Wellesbourne tourer

A pair of 1924 V3 Kenilworth tourers

Saturday evening saw the formal part of the proceedings with the annual dinner, prize giving, and drawing of the raffle.  




Rally to the Event
Class 1             1st        Clive Watson 
1912 Brighton Torpedo            140 formula miles         (Barr Trophy)

Class 2             1st        Steve Smeltzer
1927 V4 14/28 H.P.                127 formula miles

2nd        Phil Homer
1921 SLO                                  78 formula miles

Class 3             1st        Harry Groom
1928 Gordon England                47 formula miles


Butterworth Cup (Most improved car over the last 12 months)           

Barry Weatherhead      1914 Rhyl


Barry won the cup, as a result of a magnificent repaint in original colour scheme of his car.   Barry had previously won the same cup, with the same car, for carrying out the same job in 1970.    So in 41 years time, at the 2052 event, I expect Barry to win the cup again!


Cars on Television or Films quiz 
(kindly devised by Suzie Singleton)

Richard Rogers with an all correct 20 out of 20

Sunday morning started dry, for the shorter drive to The Blue Lias at Stockton, where a coffee was enjoyed sitting in the sunshine by the Canal.  Unfortunately, by lunchtime, the weather quickly turned to heavy showers, and all to quickly it was time to say our farewells for another year.  

For a further report "click here" for the Standard Motor Club website

The 2011 event has proved to be one of the most successful to date, with a record number of entrants, good weather, an excellent hotel base, and glorious motoring.    Friday afternoon saw entrants arriving from all parts of the Country, as far south as Tunbridge Wells in Kent, and as far north as Wakefield in West Yorkshire.   We even had a member who had flown from Vienna to Heathrow, picked up a hire car, at the airport to join us for the weekend.  


Making a welcome re-appearance was the 1910 12 H.P. model J Landaulette, that is under restoration by John Blanckley.   Two members were attending their first Standard Register event, Conan Lewis with his 1924 Kenilworth and Graham Wilman with the ex Bill Boddy 1929 Teignmouth.  I hope that they both enjoyed their weekend with us, and will become regular attendees.  


Saturday morning was bright, and the car park was soon a hive of activity, as cars prepared to depart on the morning run.    This scenic drive went in a southeasterly direction to the lunchtime stop of The Green Man at Lavendon, Buckinghamshire.   After a excellent leisurely buffet lunch, the cars were then ready to tackle the afternoon drive back to the hotel, with the option of visiting the Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne and also a Farm Shop/craft centre, that serves excellent cream teas.   

For the 2011 event, we had four model S Rhyl's present

1924 V3 Kenilworth tourer

1919 model SLS two seater
Attending its first Register event was this

1924 V3 Kenilworth

The final Coffee Stop at The Blue Lias