Lea-Francis cars assembled in pub car park

As the slightly damp members who had persevered through the morning’s rain turned up for lunch at the designated pub prior to the scatter rally, the rain clouds started to part and this turned out to be the end of the rain and set the tone for what would be a great Lea Francis weekend.

Below is an article from the Allgemeine-Zeitung reporting on the involvement of three local motor sports clubs in the Rheingau, Ingelheim and Bingen with the charity "Red Nose Day". The photo shows, in the foreground, two club presidents with the clown-doctor Pille-Palle and in the background, Lea-Francis Owners' Club member Horst Meinart stands next to his 1928 Lea-Francis P-Type Special, other members of the local car clubs and a 1963 Opel Kapitän.

The story is also available in the online edition of Allgemeine-Zeitung here.

Bild Newspaper from Horst cutting

 

Photo of Lea-Francis P-Type

Lucy Reynolds Herefordshire Trial 2019 BSaturday 16 March saw the running of the annual Vintage Sports Car Club Herefordshire Trial. There were only two Lea-Francis among the entrants, although LFOC Club members were also competing, rather successfully in other cars, both Peter Tierney and Richard Houlgate were running their Austin 7s in the short wheelbase class and secured a 1st and 2nd class award respectively. Simon Bowyer also secured a 1st class award in his Model A Ford running in the long wheelbase class.

On this occasion neither Lea-Francis drivers, Roger Tolson and Lucy Reynolds managed to get into the awards.

The VSCC held its regular New-Year driving tests at Brooklands on 27 January 2019.

There was only a single Lea-Francis competing; the J-Type of Tobias Bruce. It is becoming more and more unusual to see these earlier models of Lea-Francis competing in events, so it is good to see this well known LFOC car being used this way. 

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