by Phil Homer
Guy and Suzie Singleton’s Model V3
The Register Rally for Pre-1930 Standards is held annually ( Covid permitting). This year’s event was centred on Alexandra House Hotel, near Wroughton in Wiltshire, which was also the intended venue for the Standard International Rally, which, unfortunately, had to be abandoned this year.
The Saturday Roadrun was through remarkably rural Wiltshire and included taxing hills, both up and down, to test the early cars. All of them passed with Flying colours! The destination was the Ramsbury Brewery and Distillery where a guided tour of the facilities was conducted by the Head Brewer. Of course, there was lots of free sampling, which went down especially well with the non-drivers amongst the party. Lunch was taken at a Hostelry called “The Pelican” on the old A4, a great buffet that was well appreciated. The whole road run was free of mechanical breakdowns.
The Saturday Dinner took place at the Alexandra House Hotel.
After the meal a number of prizes were handed out to the participants, the raffle was drawn and then there was a special award to the organiser, Len Barr who had organised this the 25th running of the event.
Sunday saw a second road run whose destination was a coffee-stop in the village of Froxfield. Some made their way on the final leg of the trip back to the hotel, whilst others departed in the directions of their homes
I have tried to capture some of the participants, their steeds and the awards presentations.
A highly successful event.
Line up of cars at the Ramsbury Brewery
Ramsbury’s Head Brewer conducts the Brewery and Distillery Tour
Spirits sampling table at the Brewery It was only 10.30 am!
The SLO4 Charlecote owned by Paul Newsome
Bob James and Michael Taylor brought the Standard Falmouth
Rally Organiser, Len Barr and his 1913 Standard Rhyl
The Jameson Family with their Standard Model V4
James Pibworth and Graham Greenwell with a 12/24 Wellesbourne
Conan Lewis with his Model V3
Len Barr is presented with the 25th Anniversary Rug by Maggie Jameson
Guy and Suzie Singleton share an award for devising the Roadrun Routes
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