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Register Rally

2006 Standard Register Rally

Most of the participants in Cotton House Dining Room, Marlborough School

The Register Rally, for Standards built in and before 1930, was held in August, based at Milton Hill House in Oxfordshire. Nearly  20 cars and their owners and partners attended.

Friday was assembly day at the Hotel, some of the party availing themselves of the pool, whilst others sunned themselves on the Terrace. An evening meal in the Willow Room rounded off the day.

Saturday was the main Rally day. Everyone was given their route instructions and off we set on a 34 mile roadrun through deepest Oxfordshire, then across the Lambourne Downs to our destination at Marlborough. Much interest in the convoy as the cars passed through Marlborough's Market Square, with no casualties along the way - a creditable performance considering that many of the cars are near or over 90 years old! On arrival at Marlborough College we were greeted by the Archivist and treated to a guided tour. You can read about Maudslay's schooldays here.  The visit was followed by a short walk into Marlborough and lunch at the Ivy House Hotel. A little time for the ladies ( and Harry! ) to do their shopping, then back to the cars. The run back was a longer affair taking in the Savernake Forest. Unfortuantely, the planned visit to a pumping station on the Kennet and Avon canal had to be cancelled ( as the place was shut! ) Again no casualties on the return run. 

Saturday night saw another evening meal, this time with our guests Chris and Vivienne Cunnington. Chris is General Manager of the TR Register. Lynda excelled by answering all but one of the quizz questions and won a box of chocolates as a prize ( Hey Len, there were two names on the entry sheet!) Never mind, I can eat them, as she doesn't much like chocolates - how about that for having a wife that's cheap on running costs then?

Sunday was a more relaxed affair - a shorter drive ending at a huge " Millets Garden Centre", more like a pleasure park for adults and children, and doing a roaring trade. The roadrun back to the hotel was followed by loading of the trailers, for myself and many others. Congratulations must go to those that completed the whole journey end to end by "rallying to the event" and indeed " rallying home again"

Altogether, a splendid weekend, ably organised by Len Barr. All the participants thank you Len!

As usual you can click on any of the thumbnails to see an enlarged version. Note that all of the photos, even the enlargements, are digitally compressed and will not Print with any quality. If you want a print quality version , just email me, Phil Homer and I will send you an uncompressed version.

1914 Model S with the Webmaster's 1919 Model SLS

1913 Model S with a Teignmouth

John and Kate Condor in another SLS

Barry Whitehead and Wendy Murrell in another Model S

Dennis Brown brought his Selby.

Unusual Doctor's Coupe on a 1930 '9'  chassis.

Marlborough Marketplace in the early '20s. Spot the Standard on the left?

1910 Model G

The fourth Model S

1922 Model SLO

Another Teignmouth

Stan Gilford's Stratford

Paul Newsome's Charlecote

Robert Browett's Kenilworth

David Groom's Gordon England 9

Graham Dutch's Model S, above,  will be subject of a separate colour feature

The most impressive line-up of Vintage and Edwardian Standards ever seen at a Garden Centre?